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USPS News

Considering a buyout? Think before you act

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.

Thursday - 06/09/2011, 09:41am EDT
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USPS set to release Specific RIFs

The Postal Service's redesign continues, and employees may receive Specific RIF notices tomorrow.

Thursday - 05/26/2011, 07:10pm EDT

USPS warns of default on retiree benefits

Without action from Congress, the U.S. Postal Service will default on its obligations to future retirees' health care accounts. Next up are payments to employees and vendors, the postmaster general told Congress Tuesday.

Wednesday - 05/18/2011, 07:41am EDT
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Postal workers ratify contract with 3.5 percent raise

Members of the U.S. Postal Service's largest union voted Thursday to accept a new contract that includes a 3.5 percent raise and cost-of-living adjustments over four years.

Thursday - 05/12/2011, 12:45pm EDT

USPS offered digital modernization ideas from overseas

The Government Accountability Office spoke with foreign countries about how they've modernized their mail systems and offered ideas to the U.S. Postal Service based on its findings. Phil Herr, director of physical infrastructure issues at GAO, talks about the report.

Thursday - 05/05/2011, 12:28pm EDT
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How to consolidate data centers effectively

The administration plans on cutting 100 data centers this year and 700 more by 2015. Bob Otto of Agilex Technologies says this is an attainable goal and offers tips for agencies in the process.

Monday - 04/18/2011, 04:08pm EDT
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USPS makes a case for debt relief

The Postal Service asked Congress Tuesday to change laws requiring them to pre-pay health benefits and overfund the Federal Employees' Retirement System. Republicans say USPS needed to do much more to "right-size" its costs and operations.

Wednesday - 04/06/2011, 07:46am EDT
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USPS makes a case for debt relief

The Postal Service asked Congress Tuesday to change laws requiring them to pre-pay health benefits and overfund the Federal Employees' Retirement System. Republicans say USPS needed to do much more to "right-size" its costs and operations.

Wednesday - 04/06/2011, 07:46am EDT

Postal Service to relocate Frederick Co. carriers

The U.S. Postal Service is relocating letter carriers in two post offices serving Frederick County to save money.

Wednesday - 04/06/2011, 07:45am EDT

USPS to defend union contract

The Postal Service will save more than $3 billion over the next several years under a labor agreement it negotiated with one of its largest unions, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe will tell Congress Tuesday. House lawmakers have called a hearing to examine the deal with the American Postal Workers Union and other USPS workforce issues.

Monday - 04/04/2011, 07:40pm EDT
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Buyout Predictor Guidelines

When it comes to predicting agency buyout plans, it is as simple as winning a bundle in Las Vegas or getting rich by buying low and selling high. And Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says, the winners are older feds who want out and younger people who want to keep their job, and maybe get a promotion too.

Monday - 04/04/2011, 06:00am EDT

Could USPS make money off of truck sensors?

A radical new plan would outfit postal service trucks "with sensors to collect and transmit information about weather or air pollutants," including radioactivity! We talk about it with the originator, the Postal Regulatory Commission's own Chief Counsel to the chairman, Michael Ravnitzky!

Wednesday - 03/30/2011, 09:31am EDT
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USPS cuts 7,500 jobs, offers $20,000 buyouts

The Postal Service will offer $20,000 early retirement incentives to administrative employees, who must make a decision on whether to leave USPS by late April. RIF notices will be issued on May 25 to any affected employees who do not voluntarily retire or move to a lower grade.

Thursday - 03/24/2011, 03:53pm EDT
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COLA For Retirees/Pay Raise for Postals!

Just when it looked like federal workers have hit rock bottom, it turns out that two big chunks of the government family may be in for some good news. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says there may be pay raises for some postal workers and the return of the COLA for retirees.

Tuesday - 03/22/2011, 04:00am EDT

How feds help feds survive the worst

The Federal Employees Education and Assistance fund survives on the kindness of federal employees to help federal employees survive disasters from furloughs to floods. We talk with Executive Director Steve Bauer. We also get an update on the latest furlough developments from Federal Times editor, Steve Watkins.

Wednesday - 03/16/2011, 12:00pm EDT
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USPS to reduce workforce by up to 30,000 in 2011

The U.S. Postal Service could reduce its workforce by up to 30,000 employees this year. Up to 7,500 of those positions would be eliminated as part of a redesign that USPS will announce March 25, an agency spokeswoman said.

Wednesday - 03/09/2011, 12:59pm EST
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USPS financial rescue may not stop 'death spiral'

Postmaster General Pat Donahoe said he's ready to announce more RIFs and without legislative help USPS will face insolvency this year. Sen. Susan Collins introduced a bill to help solve some of the challenges the Postal Services faces.

Thursday - 03/03/2011, 07:00am EST
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There's light at end of the USPS budget tunnel

The Postal Service is encouraged by the President's recognition of the Postal Service's financial situation. For why, and what's next, we talk with USPS CFO, Joseph Corbett.

Wednesday - 02/23/2011, 09:41am EST
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USPS, DHS, DoD contribute to 'dire' finances

Last week the International Monetary Fund cautioned the government on spending. So how bad are federal finances? We ask GAO's Jeanette Franzel

Monday - 02/21/2011, 10:08am EST
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'More intense' high-risk oversight planned

GAO's biannual list includes 30 programs that are in trouble. House and Senate members promise to focus more of their attention on the initiatives most at risk. Members plan to use the model that worked for DoD and personnel security clearances in other problematic areas.

Thursday - 02/17/2011, 07:25am EST
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