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USPS to add 9,000 union jobs in 90 days

In accordance with an agreement with the American Postal Workers Union, the U.S. Postal Service will convert 9,000 jobs previously held by non-union employees into bargaining unit positions.

Tags: postal service , American Postal Workers Union , Mark Dimondstein , workforce , Shefali Kapadia

Wednesday - 09/24/2014, 10:08am EDT

Postal Service inspector indicted on theft, drug charges

Quan Pham Howard is charged with stealing valuable loose items found in the mail, like Playboy magazines and a Joan Rivers collector's box.

Tags: postal service , Crime of the Week , USPS , Ciera Crawford

Friday - 07/25/2014, 04:40am EDT

Feds of the future: Not a pretty sight!

Here's a sobering thought: Will the federal worker of the future be a hybridized version of his or her counterpart in the U.S. Postal Service?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay , postal service , USPS , pay and benefits

Tuesday - 07/22/2014, 02:00am EDT

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.)

The Postal Service's financial problems are the subject of several bills on Capitol Hill to give them more flexibility for making benefits payments, changing their benefits structures, changing their business model and obligations and other options. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, talked to In Depth with Francis Rose at his office on Capitol Hill yesterday about the problems the Postal Service is facing. In our Congressional Spotlight, Francis Rose asked him what he thinks the Postal Service's business operation looks like several years in the future.

Tags: Tom Carper , postal service , Senate , In Depth

Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 05:49pm EDT
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Postal Service's BlueEarth Program helps agencies safely clear up clutter

Many electronic devices contain hazardous materials that can cause environmental damage when sent to landfills. The Postal Service's BlueEarth Recycling Program makes it convenient and safe for agencies to dispose of electronic waste.

Tags: Green government , recycling , BlueEarth , postal service , Tom Day , Federal Drive , technology , Shefali Kapadia

Friday - 12/20/2013, 07:28am EST
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USPS employees to see less overtime, more buyouts under 5-day delivery plan

Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said the service can no longer afford to delivery first class mail six-days a week. He said cutting back by one day a week would save about $2 billion a year. USPS still would have a $14 billion deficit and needs help from Congress to address other fiscal challenges.

Tags: management , budget , postal service , Patrick Donahoe , Gerry Connolly , Sam Graves , Tom Coburn , Darrell Issa , National Association of Letter Carriers , Fredric Rolando , Blake Farenthold , Jeanette Dwyer , workforce , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/07/2013, 05:24am EST
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Federal Drive interviews -- May 29

John Hegarty, national president of the National Postal Mail Handlers Union, talks about the Postal Service's early retirement offer.

Tags: Federal Drive , people , John Hegarty , NPMHU , postal service

Tuesday - 05/29/2012, 09:29am EDT

USPS supporter in Senate criticizes postmaster general

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), a staunch USPS supporter, takes Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe to task for pursuing a plan to close thousands of postal facilities in order to save $7.1 billion annually.

Tags: USPS , postal service , Susan Collins , Patrick Donahoe , Senate , Congress , Jason Miller , Joe Lieberman , Tom Carper

Tuesday - 03/20/2012, 07:27am EDT
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Federal pay and benefits caught (again) in payroll tax, budget talks

Benefits expert Tammy Flanagan and Federal Times senior writer Sean Reilly will explain how feds could be affected by cuts to the federal budget.
January 25, 2012

Tags: pay and benefits , Your Turn , Mike Causey , Tammy Flanagan , NITP , Federal Times , Sean Reilly , budget battle , federal pay freeze , retirement benefits , President Obama , Congress , State of the Union , FAA reauthorization , postal service

Wednesday - 01/25/2012, 10:19pm EST
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Postal Service offers reduced rate on commercial mailing

This week, Postal Service introduced "2nd Ounce Free" pricing for businesses mailing First-Class Mail automation, presort letters.

Tags: USPS , postal service , mail , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 01/25/2012, 12:48pm EST
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