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USPS faces competing interests in path to reform

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said he wants to give the struggling Postal Service more flexibility to act like a private business, including the ability to force retirement-eligible employees to step down. Meanwhile, the Postal Regulatory Commission worries the Postal Service is losing sight of its public mission.

Tags: postal rate commission , USPS , workforce , management , budget , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , postal reform , Emily Kopp , Ruth Goldway , Heritage Foundation

Wednesday - 10/05/2011, 06:27am EDT
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Probing the meltdown

Tags: stimulus , recovery , government reform

Monday - 04/27/2009, 10:05am EDT
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GOP's top investigator targeted by critics

Rep. Darrell Issa is finding himself in the spotlight as a target as well as the Republicans' chief inquisitor in investigations of the Obama administration, which are producing potential GOP campaign issues for 2012.

Tags: House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Congress , transparency , Associated Press

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 10:58am EDT

House subcommittee pushes forward GOP plan to repair USPS

A House subcommittee markup of a bill to address the Postal Service's financial problems broke down along partisan lines. Democrats accused Republicans of using this legislation to weaken labor provisions. Republicans said Democrats would prefer bailing out the agency rather than making it sustainable. The bill now goes to the full House Oversight and Governmental Reforms Committee.

Tags: USPS , management , workforce , Elijah Cummings , Dennis Ross , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Barack Obama , Tom Carper , FERS , budget , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 06:44am EDT
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House lawmakers to square off over plans to fix USPS

A House subcommittee will markup legislation Wednesday to address the Postal Service's financial problems. President Obama unveiled his reform proposal earlier this week. Postal Service officials say, if enacted, it would give them the breathing room they need to make major network changes.

Tags: management , budget , USPS , Barack Obama , ron stroman , Dennis Ross , Elijah Cummings , Stephen Lynch , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 09/20/2011, 07:23pm EDT
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OPM: Within grade increases are not automatic

A new memo from OPM Director John Berry reminds agencies that only employees who are rated fully successful should receive pay raises. The reminder comes as the House passed a provision to prohibit pay adjustments to poor performers.

Tags: pay and benefits , John Berry , OPM , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , within-grade increases , General Schedule system , pay freeze , Jason Miller

Friday - 06/10/2011, 04:11pm EDT

Issa: Pay debate is subset of larger challenges

The Chairman of House Oversight and Government Reform Committee said Republicans can sound evil during the debate about whether feds are overpaid. But the bigger issue, he said, is the overall HR processes used across government. Issa said agencies need to have a right-size the workforce more easily.

Tags: pay and benefits , Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Association of Government Accountants , AGA , pay debate , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/14/2011, 07:20am EDT
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Promotion freeze proposed for all federal workers

In addition to the numerous amendments under consideration decreasing agency budgets and staffing levels, two new amendments would hit federal employees on the General Schedule, freezing all promotions across government.

Tags: pay and benefits , pay freeze , pay debate , Todd Rokita , FMA , NTEU , General Schedule , attrition , promotion freeze , step increases , continuing resolution , CR

Thursday - 02/17/2011, 08:26am EST

OMB: $687M recovered in improper agency payments

OMB said $687 million was recovered across all agencies this year in improper payments.

Tags: OMB , Danny Werfel , improper payments , White House , Jamie Blanco

Tuesday - 11/16/2010, 05:31pm EST
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