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Fed salaries, USPS, and more

Host Mike Causey will talk about several issues affecting federal workers with Bill Bransford, general counsel of the Senior Executives Association and Steve Watkins and Stephen Losey of the Federal Times.
May 23, 2012

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , federal salaries , Bill Bransford , Senior Executives Association , Federal Times , Steve Watkins , Stephen Losey , Your Turn , Mike Causey

Wednesday - 05/23/2012, 08:09pm EDT
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USPS moves ahead with closings, staff reductions

The nearly bankrupt U.S. Postal Service is moving ahead with plans to close and consolidate 229 mail-processing facilities. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe (pictured) said the postal service can no longer wait for Congress to decide how to cut postal costs, and the processing network had simply become too big and too costly. The consolidations are expected to reduce the USPS workforce size by 28,000 employees.

Tags: budget , Patrick Donahoe , Ruben Gomez , NPMHU , APWU

Thursday - 05/17/2012, 02:11pm EDT
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Postal shakeup, pensions, GSA fallout

Host Mike Causey will talk postal reform and other issues with Sally Davidow of the American Postal Workers Union, and Steve Watkins and Sean Reilly of the Federal Times.
May 16, 2012

Tags: pay and benefits , postal reform , pensions , Sally Davidow , American Postal Workers Union , downsizing , Steve Watkins , Sean Reilly , Federal Times , buyouts , GSA scandal , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 05/16/2012, 08:23pm EDT
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USPS to offer buyouts to 21,000 postmasters

As part of a cost-savings plan designed to halt the closings of rural postal facilities, the U.S. Postal Service said it would offer $20,000 buyout incentive payments to 21,000 full-time postmasters.

Tags: buyouts , retirement , pay and benefits , workforce , Congress , House , Senate , Darrell Issa , Patrick Donahoe

Wednesday - 05/09/2012, 08:44pm EDT

Retirement wave and more

Federal News Radio's Julia Ziegler and Jolie Lee and Sean Reilly of the Federal Times will discuss a wide range of issues affecting workers in the federal government.
May 2, 2012

Tags: pay and benefits , Julia Ziegler , Jolie Lee , retirement , retirement tsunami , budget battle , Sean Reilly , Federal Times , Your Turn , Mike Causey

Wednesday - 05/02/2012, 08:14pm EDT
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Senators ask USPS to delay post office closings

The four sponsors of postal reform legislation in the Senate are asking the Postal Service to delay closing post offices and mail processing facilities until the new law is in place.

Tags: Joe Lieberman , Susan Collins , Scott Brown , Tom Carper , Darrell Issa , Patrick Donahoe , House , Senate , Congress , budget

Wednesday - 05/02/2012, 11:01am EDT

All things federal

Host Mike Causey will talk about the top federal stories with Federal Times reporters Stephen Losey and Sean Reilly.
April 25, 2012

Tags: pay and benefits , Federal Times , Stephen Losey , Sean Reilly , GSA scandal , Secret Service , retirement backlog , budget , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 04/25/2012, 11:45pm EDT
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Senate OKs postal reform bill

The Senate approved a bipartisan bill Wednesday aiming to restructure the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service. The final bill refunds USPS overpayments to the federal retirement system and clears the way for the agency to reduce its workforce by 100,000 positions but throws several hurdles in the agency's path toward closing underused postal facilities.

Tags: Congress , Senate , budget

Wednesday - 04/25/2012, 07:04pm EDT

Senate OKs postal amendments to limit conference spending, stave off closures

In a marathon series of votes Tuesday, the Senate considered more than a dozen amendments to a postal reform bill, approving a provision to limit all federal agencies' spending on conferences, but voting down an amendment expanding the federal workers' compensation program. Lawmakers also rejected an amendment that would have required retirement-eligible USPS employees to retire without a buyout payment. The Senate will resume voting on amendments Wednesday at 2 p.m. before voting on a final version of the 21st Century Postal Service Act.

Tags: Senate , budget , Congress , Tom Coburn , conference spending , Susan Collins , Joe Lieberman , Tom Carper , Scott Brown , Daniel Akaka , FECA , NTEU

Tuesday - 04/24/2012, 10:11pm EDT
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