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Carper: USPS can take page from auto industry in fixing finances

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee on federal financial management, told In Depth with Francis Rose the comparison between the Postal Service and Detroit auto-makers may seem "unlikely." But the plan that turned around the bailed-out auto industry could prevent having to bail out the Postal Service in the first place.

Tags: Senate , Tom Carper , USPS , budget , In Depth , Francis Rose , Ben Cardin , Barbara Mikulski

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 09:15pm EST
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The worst is (probably) yet to come

Congress hit future federal workers with a new higher pension tax. For current workers, there is no change but that could have been a warning shot across the bow, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: pay , benefits , pay and benefits , retirement , Mike Causey , Federal Report

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 02:00am EST

White House unveils new trade initiatives, website as first steps in agency overhaul

Just days after President Barack Obama officially asked Congress for the authority to consolidate federal agencies, the administration has announced interim steps it will take to promote business and trade. They include the launch of a website focused on making it easier for businesses particularly small ones to work with the government.

Tags: OMB , Commerce , SBA , management , Barack Obama , Steven VanRoekel , BusinessUSA.gov , federal reorganization , Lisa Brown , Michael Froman

Monday - 02/20/2012, 04:05pm EST

Government reorg first needs solid foundation

Before a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, the Partnership for Public Service testified that Congress needed to have answered many questions before moving ahead with a government reorganization.

Tags: John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 02/21/2012, 11:04am EST
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New feds' pension contributions increase under payroll tax cut deal

Federal pension contributions would increase under a compromise deal to extend a payroll tax cut and pay for jobless benefits through 2012.

Tags: budget , payroll tax cut , pay and benefits , pension , Ben Cardin , Chris Van Hollen , Max Baucus , David Camp

Thursday - 02/16/2012, 01:42pm EST

Bill seeks small biz protection in 'unfair' contract bundling

A bill introduced in the House today aims to give small businesses more opportunities in contract bundling.

Tags: Sam Graves , Allen West , House Small Business Committee , contracting , transparency ,

Friday - 02/17/2012, 12:56pm EST

It could have been worse. Really?

Federal workers who have been paying attention to the various plans to have them finance unemployment benefits, highways and tax cuts must be confused, if not in a state of shock, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Could it be that the only people who are happy are those who haven't been paying attention?

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , pay , benefits , retirement , Federal Report

Friday - 02/17/2012, 02:00am EST

Post office: $18B loss without cuts, rate increase

In a letter to Congress, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe described an updated five-year cost-cutting plan put together in coordination with Wall Street adviser Evercore Partners Inc.

Tags: USPS , Patrick Donahoe ,

Friday - 02/17/2012, 07:53am EST
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