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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.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , USPS , Patrick Donahoe , Darrell Issa , Louis Giuliano , James Miller , American Postal Workers' Union , FERS , Dennis Ross , Ed Towns , Gerry Connolly , John Buckner

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.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , USPS , Patrick Donahoe , Darrell Issa , Louis Giuliano , James Miller , American Postal Workers' Union , FERS , Dennis Ross , Ed Towns , Gerry Connolly , John Buckner

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

Analysis: How close to budget Armageddon?

Gov Exec's Tom Shoop discusses how federal workers and agencies are preparing for a possible shutdown.

Tags: budget , shutdown , Tom Shoop , Government Executive , In Depth

Tuesday - 04/05/2011, 03:14pm EDT
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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.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , USPS , Patrick Donahoe , Darrell Issa , House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , Jared Serbu

Monday - 04/04/2011, 07:40pm EDT
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Analysis: What are the budget scenarios?

Jim Horney, director of Federal Fiscal Policy at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, offers his analysis of will happen this week and what that'll mean for your agency.

Tags: Jim Horney , Center on Budget and Policy Priorities , budget , shutdown , In Depth

Monday - 04/04/2011, 03:58pm EDT
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E-gov funds on the budget chopping block?

Former E-gov administrator Karen Evans is here to tell you what might stay, what might go, and who it would affect if this cut gets passed.

Tags: e-government , Karen Evans , budget , In Depth , technology

Tuesday - 03/29/2011, 06:18pm EDT
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Programs continue despite cost overruns, GAO says

The Government Accountability Office said in findings announced to Congress Tuesday that the Nunn-McCurdy amendment, designed to curtail cost growth in Defense programs, has succeeded in bringing an end to only one overly costly military program in the last 14 years.

Tags: DoD , cost overruns , contracting , DoD budget , Nunn-McCurdy , Tom Carper , GAO , Frank Kendall , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 03/29/2011, 04:30pm EDT
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Davis: Budget forces cheaper - not always better - procurements

Former Congressman Tom Davis (VA-R) joins host Roger Waldron for a discussion on the federal procurement system. Plus, Davis gives his take on the current budget debate.
March 29, 2011

Tags: contracting , budget , Tom Davis , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , Coalition for Government Procurement

Tuesday - 03/29/2011, 12:32pm EDT
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Budget deal must come by the end of the week

The specter of at least a partial government shutdown looms once again. The AP's Jerry Bodlander has the latest.

Tags: Federal Drive , budget , Jerry Bodlander , shutdown

Tuesday - 03/29/2011, 09:31am EDT
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Furloughs & Government by Part-timers!

If the government is shut down next week, Congress and the White House will remain open for business and in a pay status so they can work out a deal to reopen the government that was closed because they couldn't work out a deal. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains the logic behind the furlough follies.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , shutdown , furlough

Tuesday - 03/29/2011, 04:00am EDT
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