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USPS: We will default on $5.5B payment due this week

The U.S. Postal Service is bracing for a first-ever default on billions in payments due to the Treasury, adding to widening uncertainty about the mail agency's solvency as first-class letters plummet and Congress deadlocks on ways to stem the red ink. With cash running perilously low, two legally required payments for future postal retirees' health benefits - $5.5 billion due Wednesday, and another $5.6 billion due in September - will be left unpaid, the mail agency said Monday.

Tags: budget , USPS , Congress , House , Patrick Donahoe , Esther Carey , Ruben Gomez

Monday - 07/30/2012, 05:48pm EDT
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Lawmakers find ways to avoid another TSP cyber breach

Remember the recent cyber attack on more than 100,000 Thrift Savings Plan participants? It's been out of the headlines lately, but lawmakers haven't forgotten about it.

Tags: TSP , pay and benefits , Cybersecurity Report , technology , Congress , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 07/31/2012, 07:58am EDT

End of the world delayed?

Good news, bad news. The good news is that the end of the world in your case, maybe extended furloughs or even a layoff is likely to be extended. Things are currently scheduled to go boom early next January. But there are signs that Congress may delay the day of reckoning until March or April of 2013. Now your only worry is the Mayan calendar, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal News Radio , pay and benefits , workforce , sequestration , budget , Congress , House , supercommittee , Simpson-Bowles

Tuesday - 07/31/2012, 02:00am EDT

Bill demanding details on sequestration heads to President's desk

Legislation forcing the White House to explain how the across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration will affect individual agencies is now waiting for President Barack Obama's signature. The Senate unanimously approved the Sequestration Transparency Act of 2012 Wednesday, which requires the administration to detail within 30 days how the $1.2 trillion over 10 years in automatic cuts will be applied. The House passed its version of the bill last week in a 414-2 vote.

Tags: Congress , House , budget , OMB , sequestration , Paul Ryan , Patty Murray , John McCain , Sequestration Transparency Act , Jack Moore

Thursday - 07/26/2012, 03:36pm EDT

U.S. sales to Russia poised for boost under WTO

Senate Bill 3285 would grant Russia permanent normal trade status, requiring the U.S. to provide Russia with tariff and trade treatment that's no less beneficial than what the U.S. applies to any other country with the same status.

Tags: Russia , Congress , Bloomberg Government , Federal Drive , Caitlin Webber

Thursday - 07/26/2012, 12:08pm EDT
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Analyst calls Senate cybersecurity bill inadequate

In a report from the Heritage Foundation, analyst Paul Rosenzweig said the bill still is intrusive, provides little liability protection for private owners and the proposed incentives would make the standards mandatory, not voluntary as lawmakers have claimed.

Tags: technology , Heritage Foundation , Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , Congress

Tuesday - 07/24/2012, 09:48am EDT

Senate expected to vote on cybersecurity bill next week

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is expected to bring a stalled cybersecurity bill up for a floor vote by the end of next week. Lawmakers are still haggling over the final details but the bill's sponsor, Sen. Joe Lieberman, believes he'll have enough votes to pass the revised bill that includes compromises lessening the impact for private industry.

Tags: Congress , cybersecurity , Joe Lieberman , In Depth , Francis Rose , technology , Cybersecurity Update , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 07/18/2012, 05:00pm EDT

Feds: Aggressive pitbulls or quaking chihuahuas

Now that government workers are under attack by politicians, how much clout do federal and postal workers have, and are they going to use it in November? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey searches for answers.

Tags: Congress , House , pay and benefits , Mike Causey , Federal Report

Friday - 02/03/2012, 02:00am EST

Feds on the road to nowhere

Congress is taking a new road, literally, in its drive to trim federal retirement benefits and force civil servants to kick in more to their pension plan, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. This time its the so-called highway bill ...

Tags: pay and benefits , benefits , retirement , Mike Causey , Federal Report , Congress , House ,

Friday - 02/10/2012, 02:00am EST
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