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The Labor Department warns it won't be able to make workers' comp payments to federal employees if the Postal Service fails to make a $1.2 billion payment by October.
Unionized employees are entitled to be paid while in the facility during low-volume mail times, equipment breakdowns or other unexpected events.
On today's Federal Drive: OMB's budget guidance calls for cuts to agency spending, the SEC is hit by allegations of destroying documents and the USPS begins negotiating with two postal unions.
The Postal Service has begun contract negotiations with the National Association of Letter Carriers and the National Postal Mail Handlers Union. Last week USPS said it would ask Congress to let it break union contracts in order to lay off workers and take control of its health care and retirement plans.
Postal officials said 100,000 job cuts would come from attrition. For the remaining 120,000 career positions, the agency will ask Congress to eliminate layoff protections in postal collective bargaining agreements. That idea does not sit well with labor unions.
Facing a second year of losses totaling $8 billion or more, the agency also wants to pull its workers out of the retirement and health benefits plans covering federal workers and set up its own benefit systems. Congressional approval would be needed for these changes.
On today's Federal Drive: USPS announced it's considering massive job cuts, Veterans Affairs large-scale IT contract under siege from bid protests and expanded benefits to the post-9/11 GI Bill.
Postal Service officials said they will be insolvent by the end of September unless Congress gives them more control and flexibility over their finances. The USPS board of governors met Friday as the organization reported a third-quarter loss of $3.1 billion.
The Postal Regulatory Commission is scheduling public hearings on the Postal Service's plan to consider shutting down nearly 3,700 post offices nationwide.
Facing budget pressures and decreased demand from customers, the U.S. Postal Service identified 3,700 retail post office locations that could be closed. As potential replacements, USPS has proposed the use of "village post offices," which would be operated by third-parties, such as local businesses.
David Yacobucci, deputy director of the Postal Service's Risk Analysis Research Center, discussed a new strategy for Postal Service transformation. The high-level strategy recommends reducing the number of distribution centers and focusing on consistency over speed in delivery.
The United States Post Office has been making a lot of changes and shakeups, as it tries to climb out of a multi-billion dollar hole.
USPS cancels bonuses for executives, officers and administrative staff.
After Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) questioned the Postal Service's decision to stop paying to FERS, attorney Bill Bransford said Issa may be concerned that USPS is setting a precedent for subsidizing other financially unstable agencies.
In a letter to the Office of Personnel Management, the head of the government's watchdog committee said the U.S. Postal Service's decision to halt contributions to employees' retirement fund sets a "dangerous precedent" for other cash-strapped agencies.
The Postal Service is looking for costs to cut even as Congress makes it spend more. Deputy Postmaster General Ron Stroman explains.
The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) reduced the amount of carbon dioxide it emitted by more than 1 million metric tons. Federal News Radio asked Emil Dzuray, acting chief sustainability officer, to explain how the agency pulled it off.
Bill Bransford is a partner at the law firm, Shaw, Bransford & Roth. He joins the Federal Drive with information on the legal rights of employees who may feel targeted to accept buyouts.
The Postal Service's redesign continues, and employees may receive Specific RIF notices tomorrow.