Officers Get Vested (Literally) Via the Net
a fact: Bulletproof vests save the lives of law enforcement officials.
In 1998, Congress began allocating funds to state and local law
enforcement agencies to help them buy bulletproof vests. The program
had to be designed for efficiency and speed and it is. The Department
of Justice is administering the program entirely on the web.
Auctions? Bid on the Big Bugs
Eat your heart
out, eBay. The National Arboretum is auctioning off the six original
drawings used in the Big Bugs exhibit that ends on Oct. 31, 2000.
Search Program Finds
6,600 People Owed $21 Million
isn't an elusive pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. This is real
money left in pensions plans that companies terminated before all
beneficiaries could be located. Twenty-seven million dollars is
still unclaimed, according to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation,
which set up this search program. Tell others.
Program Shares the Cost of
Personal Cell Phones for Government Use
is not government business as usual. The Federal Aviation Administration
Logistics Center in Oklahoma City is giving a choice to employees
who use mobile communications. Use a government-owned phone/pager
or use your privately-owned phone and get reimbursed at a flat payment
rate, much like the reimbursement for using your car for government
business. It saves money and workers like it.