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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 , Congress , USPS , Patrick Donahoe , Louis Giuliano , James Miller , American Postal Workers' Union , FERS , Dennis Ross , Ed Towns , Gerry Connolly , John Buckner

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

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 , Congress , USPS , Patrick Donahoe , House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , Jared Serbu

Monday - 04/04/2011, 07:40pm EDT
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House committee to investigate allegations against D.C. mayor

A congressional committee is now investigating allegations that staffers of D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray paid a former mayoral candidate to verbally attack Gray's main competitor on the campaign trail last year.

Tags: Vincent Gray , Sulaimon Brown ,

Thursday - 03/17/2011, 06:25pm EDT

New three week CR to be unveiled today

House Republicans plan to unveil a new, three-week continuing resolution today. It would keep the government operating until April 8. The current CR expires in one week.

Tags: budget , continuing resolution , shutdown , newsstand ,

Friday - 03/11/2011, 11:09am EST

Issa: Government needs long term budget planning

Redundancy, the budget, and your pay are all connected. And they all need to be viewed in the long term, Rep. Darrell Issa told Federal News Radio.

Tags: Federal Drive , budget , redundancy , CR , management , technology , Congress , Suzanne Kubota

Thursday - 03/10/2011, 10:19am EST
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OPM, Republicans continue battle over federal pay

Director John Berry pushes back against claims from members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that federal employees are overpaid. Rep. Issa called the pay freeze a "farce" and wants step-increases frozen for this year. Berry and Democrat lawmakers continue to make the case that feds deserve their salaries.

Tags: pay and benefits , John Berry , Jason Chaffetz , Dennis Ross , Stephen Lynch , OPM , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , federal pay , bonuses , performance system , CHCO Council , GS-System , Jason Miller , pay debate

Wednesday - 03/09/2011, 04:52pm EST
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White House should heed lessons of reorgs past

Nearly every President since Richard Nixon tried to revamp how the government works in one way or another, and few have found any real success. Experts say the focus should be getting Congressional buy-in first, and not promising cost savings. Four senior lawmakers ask OMB for more information on the status of the current restructuring effort.

Tags: management , Jeff Zients , Moira Mack , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , Elijah Cummings , OMB , White House , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , DHS , John Kamensky , Dwight Ink , Janet Hale , Thomas Reinhardt , Jim Locher , Beryl Radin , Robert Tobias , Scott Fosler , IBM , Deloitte , CSC , Project on National Security Reform , American University , NAPA , Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise , government reorganization , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/09/2011, 07:44am EST
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Interagency board identifies underused fed buildings

Congress is holding the government accountable for federal building ownership and leasing. Rep. Holmes Norton is asking GSA for access to excess building data.

Tags: real estate , consolidation , budget , GAO , OMB , Kathleen Turco , Eleanor Holmes Norton , Thomas Davis , Gene Dodaro , Ryan Alexander , John Buckner

Friday - 03/04/2011, 06:15pm EST

OMB, oversight committee fail to connect

Rep. Issa and other Republicans criticize the administration for not testifying on GAO report on duplicative programs. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee promises quarterly hearings on how agencies are chipping away at the widespread overlap.

Tags: management , Connie Mack , Elijah Cummings , Jeff Zients , Gene Dodaro , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , OMB , GAO , Tom Davis , Deloitte , overlapping programs , cost cutting , Jason Miller

Friday - 03/04/2011, 07:19am EST
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USPS financial rescue may not stop 'death spiral'

Postmaster General Pat Donahoe said he's ready to announce more RIFs and without legislative help USPS will face insolvency this year. Sen. Susan Collins introduced a bill to help solve some of the challenges the Postal Services faces.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , Susan Collins , Stephen Lynch , Pat Donahoe , Dennis Ross , USPS , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , FERS , CSRS , budget , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/03/2011, 07:00am EST
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