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Senators ask USPS to delay post office closings

The four sponsors of postal reform legislation in the Senate are asking the Postal Service to delay closing post offices and mail processing facilities until the new law is in place.

Tags: Joe Lieberman , Susan Collins , Scott Brown , Tom Carper , Darrell Issa , Patrick Donahoe , USPS , House , Senate , budget

Wednesday - 05/02/2012, 11:01am EDT

Sequestration would mean 12.1 percent cut to agency spending

Agencies could see a budget cut of 12.1 percent starting Jan. 2, 2013, if Congress does not come up with an alternative to sequestration. The estimated reduction comes from a new report by the Congressional Research Service.

Tags: Sequestration , Congressional Research Service , budget , Jolie Lee

Wednesday - 05/02/2012, 05:30am EDT

Reports indicate federal workers' comp long overdue for update

The federal workers' compensation program has long targeted by agency inspectors general, who have cited the program's lack of oversight and susceptibility to improper payments Some members of Congress also argue the program's benefit structure, which hasn't been meaningfully updated since the mid-1970s, has led to widespread inefficiencies.

Tags: Labor , pay and benefits , benefits , Workforce , GAO , FECA , Andrew Sherrill , In Depth , Francis Rose

Monday - 04/30/2012, 09:51pm EDT
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This is not a drill!

After years of false alarms about benefit cuts and a brain drain, things are starting to happen, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. The federal retirement program may be the next casualty.

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

Tuesday - 05/01/2012, 02:00am EDT

House-backed cyber bills head to Senate

Despite a veto threat from the President, the House passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) Thursday , along with three other cybersecurity bills.

Tags: House , Senate , CISPA , FISMA , cybersecurity , Mike Rogers , Mac Thornberry , Technology , Dutch Ruppersberger

Friday - 04/27/2012, 07:12pm EDT

Pensions to feel bipartisan bite

For years, federal and postal workers have benefited from congressional gridlock. Efforts to cut benefits, or force people to pay more for them, were often blocked by partisan wrangling. But where your pension is concerned, the good old days may be over, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , benefits , retirement contribution , Workforce , Darrell Issa , House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee

Friday - 04/27/2012, 02:00am EDT

House Roll Call: Cybersecurity

Tags: House , cybersecurity , Technology

Thursday - 04/26/2012, 08:11pm EDT

House panel declines to approve hike in DoD's health insurance fees

House military personnel subcommittee asserts retirees have already paid for their health care via their military service, omits DoD proposal to hike TRICARE fees.

Tags: DoD , DoD budget , Buck McKeon , House Armed Services Committee , Military Officers Association of America , TRICARE , pay and benefits , Kathy Beasley , Budget Control Act , Jared Serbu

Friday - 04/27/2012, 05:14am EDT
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The joys of divided government

Democrats control the White House and the Senate, while Republicans call the shots in the House. So what impact has divided government had on federal workers? Some people think things could be a whole lot worse if one party ran all three operations at the same time, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Drive , pay and benefits , Workforce , House , Senate

Thursday - 04/26/2012, 02:00am EDT
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