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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 , Darrell Issa , workforce , management , budget , postal reform , Emily Kopp , Ruth Goldway , Heritage Foundation

Wednesday - 10/05/2011, 06:27am EDT
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Stimulus watchdog in start-up mode

One of the most respected federal government watchdogs takes up a new challenge

Tags: mngt , stimulus , Earl Devaney , Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board , Edolphus Towns , Recovery.gov

Friday - 03/20/2009, 07:18am EDT
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Congress to extend deadline for Postal Service debt

The Postal Service would get seven more weeks to pay a $5.5 billion debt to the Treasury under the continuing resolution passed Monday by the Senate. A House version includes the same provision. The bill is due on Friday.

Tags: continuing resolution , USPS , Congress , Tom Carper , senate homeland security and governmental affairs , budget , Emily Kopp , senate homeland security and governmental affairs , senate homeland security and governmental affairs , senate homeland security and governmental affairs , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 07:25pm EDT

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: Darrell Issa , 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 , Darrell Issa , Elijah Cummings , Dennis Ross , 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 , Darrell Issa , Dennis Ross , Elijah Cummings , Stephen Lynch , 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 , Darrell Issa , within-grade increases , General Schedule system , pay freeze , Jason Miller

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

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 , Dennis Ross , Phil Gingrey , Tim Curry , OPM , 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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