Increasing numbers of Fed. employees (FE) will become eligible to retire over the next few years. Questions have been raised about whether the gov't. will be prepared to meet any problems that could arise as a result of retirements. This report determines how many FE are likely to retire in the near future. It estimates the no. of FE who would be eligible to retire and the no. who would actually retire collectively and by agency for the 24 Fed. agencies that fall under the CFO Act for FY 1999-2006, and compared those estimates with the no. of FE who were eligible and actually retired during FY 1991-1998. Assesses actual and estimate eligibility and retirement for the same periods for selected critical occupations.
The results of an examination of issues related to the adequacy of security at the DoE Los Alamos Nat. Lab. (LANL), NM; the Dept.1s security inspection process; and the feasibility of federalizing the Dept.1s security forces. In March 1989 the contract security force at the LANL began a 10-week strike. During the strike, DoE used temporary replacements from other facilities. LANL carries out nuclear weapons R&D, design, and testing activities. Therefore, continuous, effective security is essential to protect nuclear materials, weapons, and information. This report evaluates: the adequacy of security at LANL and other DoE facilities, DoE1s oversight of protective forces, and the feasibility of establishing Fed. security forces at DoE facilities.
In March 1996, Congress passed the Small Bus. Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act, which was intended to simplify the language of Fed. regulations affecting small business (SB)Ó & develop more accessible sources of info. on regulatory & reporting requirements for SB.Ó It requires agencies to publish one or more compliance guides (CG) for each rule for which the agency is required to prepare a final regulatory flexibility analysis. This report: determines whether the agencies have published SB CG for each covered rule published in selected years, & describes how the agencies developed the guides & made them available to SB affected by the rules. Charts & tables.
The President proposed $6.3 billion over 5 years for the Climate Change Technology Initiative, which would fund R&D and the deployment of new technologies to encourage energy efficiency, renewable energy, and technologies to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere, as well as provide tax incentives. The Dept. of Energy (DoE) is expected to implement the largest portion of this initiative through its programs. This report provides (1) information on how DoE plans to alter its climate change R&D spending from FY1998 to FY1999 and (2) observations regarding funding for R&D, based on previous work in this area.