Thompson to Give Keynote Address at Conference on Human Capital

WASHINGTON, DC – Senate Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Fred Thompson (R-TN) will deliver the keynote address at the American University?s Institute for the Study of Public Policy Implementation Conference on Wednesday, May 2, 2001. Senator Thompson will discuss the effects of the federal workforce crisis on the government’s performance and what Congress and the Administration should do to address the problem. A question and answer session will follow.

Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2001

Time: 9:00 a.m. (Senator speaks. Conference begins at 8:00 a.m.)

Location: Institute for the Study of Public Policy Implementation American University, Mary Graydon Center4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC

Contact: Robert Tobias, ISPPI, (202) 885-6256

The Governmental Affairs Committee has worked consistently to highlight the major management challenges facing the federal government, including the difficulty it has in adequately hiring, training, motivating, and retaining the right people. In January, the General Accounting Office added the federal government?s human capital management crisis to its biennial High-Risk list. Pervasive human capital problems affect virtually all agencies and all aspects of personnel management, and human capital has come to be regarded as the ?missing link? in the management reforms enacted over the last decade by Congress.