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Donahoe: Postal Service bailout looms if Congress doesn't act quickly

If Congress doesn't pass comprehensive postal reform legislation soon, it could find itself forced to bail out the financially troubled U.S. Postal Service to the tune of billions of dollars, said Postmaster General Pat Donahoe. The postmaster general said in a speech at the National Press Club he's optimistic Congress will pass postal reform legislation this year.

Tags: USPS , Pat Donahoe , Congress , postal reform , Jack Moore

Friday - 04/19/2013, 10:13pm EDT

Feds helping furloughed feds

Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund Executive Director Steve Bauer, and Sean Reilly from the Federal Times, will discuss furloughs, and their impact on feds.
April 3, 2013

Tags: pay and benefits , furloughs , sequestration , Steve Bauer , FEEA , Sean Reilly , Federal Times , postal downsizing , USPS , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 04/03/2013, 07:38pm EDT

Furloughs, sequestration, and five day delivery

AFGE's J. David Cox, and Federal Times Senior Writer Sean Reilly will talk about the impact of sequestration and the possiblity that federal workers will be furloughed.
March 27, 2013

Tags: pay and benefits , J. David Cox , AFGE , DoD , sequestration , furloughs , Federal Times , Sean Reilly , budget battle , continuing resolution , USPS , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 03/27/2013, 06:52pm EDT

USPS makes case for ending Saturday delivery as postal reform push continues

The U.S. Postal Service's worsening financial situation led Postmaster General Pat Donahoe to announce last week the agency would end Saturday mail delivery beginning in August. But lawmakers on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee were divided over Donahoe's announcement. The postmaster general told the committee during a hearing Wednesday the decision was necessary to save $2 billion a year and to begin shoring up the service's funding shortfalls.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , budget , USPS , Mark Pryor , Pat Donahoe , Tom Carper , Darrell Issa , elijah cummings , Tom Coburn , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee

Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 04:45pm EST

Goodbye Saturday mail? Postal Service plans cuts

Tags: USPS , Federal Drive ,

Thursday - 02/07/2013, 07:22am EST

USPS cutting losses, targets Saturday delivery

The Postal Service says they'll have to ask Congress to end Saturday mail delivery next year in order to save money.

Tags: mngt , USPS , Pat Donahoe , best practices

Friday - 12/18/2009, 10:40am EST