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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 , Patrick Donahoe , USPS , House , Senate , Congress , budget

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

Changes will 'burnish prestige' of Fellows program, OPM director says

OPM Director John Berry detailed changes coming to the Presidential Management Fellows Program in a recent letter to Congress, obtained by Federal News Radio. The program came under criticism earlier this year for mistakenly sending out 300 letters of acceptance to applicants who had not been chosen for the program.

Tags: John Berry , OPM , Presidential Managment Fellows Program , Dennis Ross , House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee , Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Ser , workforce , hiring , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 05/01/2012, 06:51am 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 , Congress , House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee

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

House committee OKs legislation to increase feds' pension contributions

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is marking up legislation today that would increase federal employees' contributions to their pension by 5 percent over five years.

Tags: House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Paul Ryan , pay and benefits , retirement , budget , Jolie Lee

Thursday - 04/26/2012, 10:24am EDT

DATA aims to save money by making spending easier to track

The House is expected to vote on and pass the bipartisan Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, which aims to save taxpayer money by tracking spending by federal agencies.

Tags: Brendan Sasso , The Hill , Federal Drive , Digital Accountability and Transparency Act , Congress , House , contracting , Michael OConnell , information sharing

Wednesday - 04/25/2012, 12:35pm EDT
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House to vote on partial retirement for feds

In a rare bipartisan move, the House oversight committee voted to bring a bill allowing phased retirements of federal employees to the floor for a general vote.

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , Congress , House , NTEU , Federal Drive , TSP , Gillian Brockell

Thursday - 04/19/2012, 09:12am EDT

Obama: 'Angry' if Secret Service allegations true

esident Barack Obama, speaking for the first time about allegations that Secret Service agents hired prostitutes, said Sunday that "of course I'll be angry" if those accusations are proven true by an investigation.

Tags: Barack Obama , Secret Service , Treasury

Sunday - 04/15/2012, 11:30pm EDT

Former GSA officials to appear before House committee, but not expected to say much

Oversight and Government Reform Committee subpoenas Jeff Neely, PBS region 9 commissioner, to appear. Along with Neely, PBS Deputy Commissioner David Foley and former Administrator Martha Johnson are on the witness list. The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee also is expected to hear from GSA Deputy Administrator Susan Brita, CFO Alison Doone and event planner Lisa Daniels.

Tags: management , GSA , House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee , House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee , Senate Environment and Public Works Commitee , Congress , House , Senate , Jeff Neely , David Foley , Martha Johnson , Bob Peck , Susan Brita , John Mica , Brian Miller , Shakeup at GSA , oversight , Jason Miller

Monday - 04/16/2012, 06:00am EDT

Issa requests conference list from all agencies

Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has broadened the scope of Congress' probe into the GSA conference scandal, requesting a list of all overnight conferences attended by more than 50 employees at 23 federal agencies and departments.

Tags: Shakeup at GSA , Congress , Oversight and Government Reform Committee , conference spending , Eric Holder , GSA

Friday - 04/13/2012, 04:13pm EDT
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