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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 , Darrell Issa , Elijah Cummings , Stephen Lynch , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 09/20/2011, 07:23pm EDT
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Crowdsourcing meets the federal pay debate

Congress has heard from experts on federal pay and benefits - now they want to hear from the average fed. Rep. Dennis Ross joins us with details.

Tags: Federal Drive , pay and benefits , pay debate , House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee , Suzanne Kubota

Thursday - 03/24/2011, 10:31am EDT
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Lawmakers at odds over 'official time'

House Oversight and Government Reform members disagreed on the whether federal employees should perform union activities during the work day. A bill banning official time has been introduced which AFGE says would all but end collective bargaining rights.

Tags: pay and benefits , Stephen Lynch , Phil Gingrey , Tim Curry , OPM , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , John Gage , AFGE , Vincent Vernuccio , Competitive Enterprise Institute , official time , labor-management relations , Jason Miller

Thursday - 06/02/2011, 07:51am EDT
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Congress: Rightsizing debate should include feds and contractors

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle agree that federal contractors need to be a major part of the discussion on rightsizing the federal workforce. But, they have not yet come to terms with whether the debate is about just raw numbers or having the right number of employees doing an amount of work they can handle.

Tags: pay and benefits , industry , Stephen Lynch , Gerry Connolly , Cynthia Lummis , Tom Marino , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , William Dougan , NFFE , workforce , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/26/2011, 04:51pm EDT

Defense bill denies raises for poor performers

The House is expected to vote today on the bill, which will set spending levels and policy for the DoD in fiscal year 2012.

Tags: Defense Authorization Bill , DoD , budget , pay and benefits , pay for performance , Darrell Issa , Allen West , Jolie Lee

Thursday - 05/26/2011, 12:55pm EDT

Bill would extend federal new hire probation

New legislation would lengthen the probationary period federal employees must serve when hired. Bill sponsor Rep. Dennis Ross tells Federal News Radio the idea is the first of many to come to pare down costs in the federal workforce.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , workforce issues , probation , Suzanne Kubota

Monday - 04/25/2011, 10:31am 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 , Congress , USPS , Patrick Donahoe , Darrell Issa , Louis Giuliano , James Miller , American Postal Workers' Union , FERS , 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 , Congress , USPS , Patrick Donahoe , Darrell Issa , Louis Giuliano , James Miller , American Postal Workers' Union , FERS , Ed Towns , Gerry Connolly , John Buckner

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

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 , Stephen Lynch , Darrell Issa , 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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Pay-for-performance returns to the Hill

"Are Federal Workers Underpaid?" That question is being asked at a hearing today looking at future pay options for federal workers. Rep. Dennis Ross, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee gives us a preview

Tags: Federal Drive , pay and benefits , House Oversight and Government Reform , Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Ser , Suzanne Kubota

Wednesday - 03/09/2011, 10:08am EST
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