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November 26, 2002
Vol. LIV, No. 24

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Ground Broken
for New Edmond J. Safra Family Lodge

Intern Morales Gets Glimpse of 'Real World'

Tiny Worm Sparks Interest in 'New Biology of Aging'

CFC Keyworker Thompson Inspires Coworkers

NICHD Spearheads Food Drive for Second Year

'Caring Clowns' Provide Good Medicine at the CC

News Briefs

New Appointments



Study Subjects Sought

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No One To Lose Job, But Work May Differ
NIH Works To Apply A-76 Fairly

By Rich McManus

No less than the wisdom of Solomon is required of NIH officials who are obliged to comply with an old federal policy given new urgency by the Bush administration: namely, that the government should not compete with private industry for services that the private sector can provide. The challenge at NIH is that almost half the workforce of 18,000 people fall into occupational categories that are commercial in nature, not inherently governmental. In order to comply with OMB Circular A-76 and the FAIR (Federal Activities Inventory Reform) Act of 1998, NIH must review up to half of the total of its potentially commercial positions in the next few years, and "outsource" those jobs that the private sector can do in instances where the company can provide the same goods or services that federal workers had been providing, at at least a 10 percent savings to Uncle Sam.
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Globetrotting Comes Naturally
NIH's Scanlon Wins Marine Corps Marathon

By Rich McManus

NCI's Elizabeth Scanlon
It's no wonder that Elizabeth "Liz" Scanlon, a laboratory animal technologist for NCI in Bldg. 14D, performs so well in footraces sponsored by the military: she grew up as one of seven children of a career military man, and has lived astride bases all over the country, primarily out in the wide open Plains states. Winner in 2:57:27 of the women's portion of the Marine Corps Marathon on Oct. 27, she also placed third among women in the Army Ten-Miler just six days prior to the Marine race, finishing in 1:00:19. And on Sept. 29, she won the female division of the D.C. Road Runners' National Capital 20-Miler in 2:11:56; it was her second consecutive year as champion of that race.
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