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Postal workers take 'extraordinary measures' to deliver mail after Sandy

Thousands of postal workers in New York and New Jersey are still doing their jobs in the face of flooding, power outages and fuel shortages after the superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast this week.

Tags: Maureen Marion , workforce , Federal Drive

Friday - 11/02/2012, 01:18pm EDT
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Federal Drive interviews - Nov. 2

Justice IG Michael Horowitz shares findings about what happens to illegal immigrants before they go to immigration court. Plus, how are postal employees faring on the East Coast after superstorm Sandy?

Tags: Federal Drive , Michael Horowitz , DoJ , Douglas Maughan , DHS , cybersecurity , technology , Tom Boyatt , DoD , State , Maureen Marion ,

Friday - 11/02/2012, 09:05am EDT

Postmaster General urges quick action in lame duck session

Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe says his number one priority is seeing legislation passed in the upcoming lame-duck session of Congress that will help the U.S. Postal Service get out of debt. In an exclusive interview with Federal News Radio, Donahoe details the latest on the agency's financial situation, buyouts, the consolidation of mail processing centers, and its plan to cut window hours at half of its post offices across the country.

Tags: budget , retirement , POSTPlan , Metro Post , Congress , buyouts , Patrick Donahoe , postal reform , mail processing centers , exclusive , Julia Ziegler

Thursday - 11/01/2012, 03:38am EDT
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Air traffic controllers and more

Trish Gilbert, executive vice president of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, joins host Mike Causey on today's show. Mike will also talk about the upcoming elections with writers from the Federal Times.
October 31, 2012

Tags: pay and benefits , 2012 election , trish gilbert , National Air Traffic Controllers Association , Federal Times , retirement , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 10/31/2012, 07:41pm EDT
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USPS aims to deliver mail in DC after Hurricane Sandy

Postal Service employees will attempt to deliver mail the day after superstorm Sandy hit the D.C. region.

Tags: Hurricane Sandy , workforce , closures

Monday - 10/29/2012, 12:01pm EDT

Open season means more than choosing health insurance

John Montague talks about life insurance and Sean Reilly discuses the U.S. Postal Service's finances and more this week on Your Turn.

Tags: pay and benefits , open season , life insurance , Social Security , Your Turn with Mike Causey , John Montague , Sean Reilly , WAEPA , Federal Times

Wednesday - 10/24/2012, 02:00am EDT
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USPS hits borrowing limit for first time

The U.S. Postal Service hit its $15 billion borrowing limit for the first time late last month, the agency confirmed. The Wall Street Journal first reported earlier this week that the USPS reached the limit on the amount of money it can borrow from the Treasury Department and is now dependent solely on its own revenue to sustain operations.

Tags: budget , Jack Moore , David Partenheimer , Congress , Darrell Issa

Thursday - 10/18/2012, 08:09pm EDT

USPS pension surplus due to wrong salary assumptions, IG finds

Currently, more than 70 percent of postal craft employees have already reached the top of their pay scale, according to the USPS Office of the Inspector General.

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , David Partenheimer , Jon Foley , OPM , FERS , Jolie Lee

Wednesday - 10/17/2012, 02:37pm EDT

$hrinking buyouts: An offer you can't refuse?

Do you have something that is shrinking with age? If you are with the Postal Service, its the size of your buyouts, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. They are getting smaller all the time. Is this a trend feds in other agencies need to watch? Is it the precursor of an offer you can't refuse.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , retirement , buyouts , workforce ,

Thursday - 10/04/2012, 02:00am EDT

Phased retirement, postal buyouts, VA problems

Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller and Federal Times Senior Writers Stephen Losey and Sean Reilly join host Mike Causey to talk about phased retirements, sequestration and more.
October 3, 2012

Tags: pay and benefits , leave bank , retirements , phased retirements , feds-feed-feds program , Stephen Losey , Sean Reilly , Federal Times , Department of Veterans Affairs , sequestration , Your Turn , Mike Causey

Wednesday - 10/03/2012, 07:19pm EDT
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