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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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USPS defaults a second time as legislation stalls

For the second time in as many months, the cash- strapped U.S. Postal Service says it will default on a required payment to fund future postal retirees' health benefits. The announcement comes after the agency similarly missed a $5.5 billion payment last month, and as longterm legislative solutions languish in Congress.

Tags: Congress , budget , postal default , Darrell Issa , Tom Carper , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Thursday - 09/27/2012, 04:33pm EDT

USPS agrees to buyout plan with postal workers union

The service will offer $15,000 incentive that would be paid out over two installments to retirement-eligible employees.

Tags: workforce , APWU , retirement , early out , buyouts , Jason Miller

Monday - 10/01/2012, 07:50pm EDT

Thursday morning federal headlines - Sept. 27, 2012

The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com users more information about the stories you hear on the air. Today's news includes a memo telling Defense workers they can read, but they can't discuss or share the contents of a new tell-all about the mission that killed Osama bin Laden and the ACLU is suing the federal government to find out why it collects vehicle license plate numbers.

Tags: Federal Drive , newscast , headlines , GSA , Osama bin Laden , Myanmar , Washington monument , FOIA , cybersecurity , workforce issues ,

Thursday - 09/27/2012, 09:55am EDT
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