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USPS offers buyouts to 3,000-plus postmasters

As part of an ongoing effort to reduce costs, the Postal Service will offer early-outs and buyouts to more than 3,000 postmasters. Those who accept will leave the agency Sept. 30 -- the last day of fiscal 2014.

Tags: retirement , buyout , Shefali Kapadia

Wednesday - 07/02/2014, 10:16am EDT

Postal Service searches for solutions to its gas-guzzler problem

The U.S. Postal Service is looking at greener, more efficient vehicle options while waiting for funds to replace its outdated fleet.

Tags: Federal Drive , green government , Tom Day , Stephanie Wasko

Monday - 06/30/2014, 04:02pm EDT
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Tom Day, Chief Sustainability Officer, U.S. Postal Service

The Postal Service's financial crunch means that it is delivering mail with some very old trucks. Nearly all of its 190,000 vehicles are gas guzzlers from the 1990s. This is the type of problem that keeps Chief Sustainability Officer Tom Day up at night. He joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss the problems with the service's delivery fleet.

Tags: Tom Day , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , Federal Drive

Thursday - 06/26/2014, 10:26am EDT
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House panel votes to preserve USPS Saturday mail delivery

The House Appropriations Committee voted to restore a longstanding congressional mandate requiring the Postal Service to deliver mail on Saturdays.

Tags: Congress , House ,

Wednesday - 06/25/2014, 07:11pm EDT

USPS lacks funds to replace aging mail delivery trucks

The Postal Service's mail delivery vehicles are in dire need of replacement, but the agency doesn't have enough money to buy a new fleet. In a new report, the USPS Inspector General said the agency's current fleet will only allow it to sustain delivery operations through fiscal 2017.

Tags: oversight , green government , Shefali Kapadia

Tuesday - 06/17/2014, 10:58am EDT

Fredric Rolando, President, National Association of Letter Carriers

The Postal Service's latest financial results are no better than any of their recent numbers. But they might not be as bad as they look. Different interpretations of those numbers cause some leaders to think the Postal Service has a faster route back to profitability than Congress does. Fredric Rolando, president of the National Association of Letter Carriers, told In Depth with Francis Rose nobody argues about the numbers themselves. It's more about how you read them.

Tags: National Association of Letter Carriers , In Depth , Fredric Rolando

Monday - 06/02/2014, 05:41pm EDT
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IG encourages USPS to follow private sector lead for benefit programs

The Postal Service Inspector General recommended that USPS make changes to its decades-old benefit programs that cost the agency millions.

Tags: management , oversight pay and benefits , workforce , Stephanie Wasko

Thursday - 05/29/2014, 04:11am EDT

Postal service had $1.9 billion quarterly loss

Tags: Pat Donahoe

Friday - 05/09/2014, 03:01pm EDT

Time to privatize your job?

What if you could sign up for Social Security at Sears or file your taxes at Walmart? That hasn't yet but the Postal Service has a plan to open up offices in Staples stores nationwide, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey. People employed by Staples, not the U.S. government, would sell stamps, handle package, sort mail, etc. So, what could go wrong?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce ,

Friday - 05/09/2014, 02:00am EDT

10 USPS workers charged with workers' compensation fraud

Ten Postal Service employees and one former civilian firefighter for the Navy are charged with allegedly exaggerating the injuries they received on the job.

Tags: Crime of the Week , USPSOIG , Navy , Ciera Crawford

Thursday - 05/08/2014, 04:01pm EDT
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