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Author: Katherine A. Siggerud
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: needs, further, refinement, mail, suspicious, service, guidance, postal
Number of Pages: 68
Published: 2005-11-01
ISBN-10: 142230289X
ISBN-13: 9781422302897

In Oct. 2003, an envelope marked Caution: Ricin PoisonÓ was discovered at a postal facility. Ricin is a poison that, in certain forms, can cause death. The USPS has told its employees to be on the alert for suspicious mailÓ that may pose a threat & has developed guidance for them on how to identify & respond to such mail, in order to protect them. This report describes: (1) actions taken by various agencies, in responding to the incident, to protect the health of postal employees & the public; (2) USPS guidance related to suspicious mail in place in Oct. 2003 & the extent to which it was fol

Author: Gregory C. Wilshusen
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: security, national, non, systems, guidance, harmonizing, progress, made, information, policies
Number of Pages: 38
Published: 2011-04
ISBN-10: 1437939821
ISBN-13: 9781437939828

Historically, civilian and national security-related info. technology (IT) systems have been governed by different information security policies and guidance. Specifically, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) established policies and guidance for civilian non-national security systems, while other organizations, including the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS), the DoD, and the U.S. intelligence community, have developed policies and guidance for national security systems. This report assessed the progress of federa

Author: John P. Hutton
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: practices, consistently, applied, fees, award, contracting, guidance, federal
Number of Pages: 60
Published: 2010-01
ISBN-10: 1437918646
ISBN-13: 9781437918649

In prior work, the author found that federal contractors were paid billions of dollars in award fees regardless of acquisition outcomes. In Dec. 2007, the Office of Mgmt. and Budget (OMB) issued guidance aimed at improving the use of award fee contracts. This report: (1) identifies agencies' actions to revise or develop award fee policies and guidance to reflect OMB guidance; (2) assess the consistency of current practices with the new guidance; and (3) determine the extent agencies are collecting, analyzing, and sharing information on award fees. The author reviewed DoD, DoE, HHS, DHS and NAS

Author: John P. Hutton
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: acquisitions, management, reviews, service, independent, implementation, status, dods, defense
Number of Pages: 24
Published: 2010-06
ISBN-10: 143792848X
ISBN-13: 9781437928488

The DoD is the fed. governmentżs largest purchaser of contractor-provided services, obligating more than $207 billion in FY 2009. The Nat. Defense Author. Act for FY 2008 directed DoD to issue guidance providing for independent management reviews for services acquisitions. The Act required that the guidance provide a means to evaluate specific contracting issues. This report: (1) assessed the extent to which DoDżs guidance addressed the Actżs requirements and how the guidance was implemented; and (2) determined the status of actions taken by the military departments pursuant to DoDżs guida

Author: The European Commission
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: makers, policy, handbook, guidance, career
Number of Pages: 84
Published: 2004-12-14
ISBN-10: 9264015191
ISBN-13: 9789264015197

This joint publication of the OECD and the European Commission gives policy makers practical tools to tackle weaknesses in many countries' career guidance systems including limited access, particularly for adults; failure to develop career management skills; inappropriate training; and poor service coordination. In simple, non-technical language, this publication addresses a broad range of policy issues that that are central to the effective delivery of career guidance services. These include: how to widen access to career guidance; ways of improving the quality of career information; ensuri

Author: Barry Leonard (ed)
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: controls, guidance, hazards, products, fishery, fish
Number of Pages: 476
Published: 2011-08
ISBN-10: 143798746X
ISBN-13: 9781437987461

This guidance will assist processors of fish and fishery products in the development of their Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) plans. Processors of fish and fishery products will find info. that will help them identify hazards that are associated with their products, and help them formulate control strategies. It will help consumers understand commercial seafood safety in terms of hazards and their controls. It does not specifically address safe handling practices by consumers or by retail estab., although the concepts contained in this guidance are applicable to both. This guida

Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: bridging, gap, policy, public, guidance, career
Number of Pages: 172
Published: 2004-02-12
ISBN-10: 9264105662
ISBN-13: 9789264105669

OECD countries are attaching rising importance to lifelong learning and active employment policies as tools of economic growth and social equity. Effective information and guidance systems are essential to support the implementation of these policies, and all citizens need to develop the skills to self-manage their careers. Yet there are large gaps between these policy goals and the capacity of national career guidance systems. Based upon a review conducted in 14 OECD countries, this publication explores how these gaps might be narrowed. It advocates improved national co-ordination arrangement
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