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Union objects to Postal Service plan to withdraw from FEHBP

The Postal Service is on Capitol Hill today pitching its strategy to withdraw employees from the federal health insurance program.

Tags: Fred Rolando , NALC , FEHBP , pay and benefits , budget , Congress , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 10:53am EDT
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Senate debates future of Postal Service

The Senate will take a procedural vote today to start debating on bipartisan legislation, S.1789.

Tags: Joe Lieberman , Congress , Senate , pay and benefits , health plan , budget

Monday - 03/26/2012, 10:13am EDT

USPS supporter in Senate criticizes postmaster general

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), a staunch USPS supporter, takes Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe to task for pursuing a plan to close thousands of postal facilities in order to save $7.1 billion annually.

Tags: postal service , Susan Collins , Patrick Donahoe , Senate , Congress , Jason Miller , Joe Lieberman , Tom Carper

Tuesday - 03/20/2012, 07:27am EDT
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SES mobility not 'musical chairs'

Host Mike Causey will talk career mobility with Carol Bonosaro, president of the Senior Executives Service. Federal Times Senior Writers Stephen Losey and Sean Reilly will talk about how pending legislation in Congress will affect your pay and benefits.
March 14, 2012

Tags: pay and benefits , Senior Executives Service , Carol Bonasaro , Federal Times , Sean Reilly , Stephen Losey , retirement , budget battle , sequestration , Budget Control Act , pay freeze , Mike Causey , Your Turn with Mike Causey , buyouts , downsizing

Wednesday - 03/14/2012, 11:19pm EDT
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Retirements, buyouts, and downsizing

NARFE's David Snell and Federal Times reporters Stephen Losey and Sean Reilly join host Mike Causey to talk about the issues affecting your job and retirement.
March 7, 2012

Tags: pay and benefits , David Snell , NARFE , federal retirement , OPM , Stephen Losey , Sean Reilly , Federal Times , National Security Personnel System , downsizing , buyouts , Mike Causey , Your Turn with Mike Causey

Wednesday - 03/07/2012, 08:50pm EST
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OSHA suing Postal Service over whistleblower retaliation

Vincent Melehy, federal employment expert and an attorney with Melehy and Associates, joins The Federal Drive with Tom Temin to offer his analysis of the case.

Tags: Vincent Melehy , Labor , whistleblower , OSHA , Federal Drive

Monday - 03/05/2012, 10:41am EST
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Cardin: Scaling back USPS service to save money 'counterproductive'

There are a number of proposals to put the cash-strapped Postal Service on firmer financial ground. But Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) says many of them would reduce the service levels the public has come to expect and further drive away business. He joined In Depth with Francis to discuss why he thinks maintaining service levels is the best framework for fixing the Postal Service's finances.

Tags: budget , Ben Cardin , In Depth , Francis Rose

Wednesday - 02/29/2012, 09:09pm EST
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USPS says piecemeal approach to cost-savings plan won't do

The Postal Service's revamped five-year business plan, which is aimed at putting the troubled agency on firmer financial ground, is made up of a number of elements. But Joe Corbett, the USPS chief financial officer, said that all of the changes the agency recommends need to be taken up in order to restore the Postal Service to financial stability.

Tags: Joe Corbett , budget , workforce , In Depth , Francis Rose

Friday - 02/24/2012, 08:38pm EST
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USPS to shutter, consolidate more than half of mail-processing centers

The U.S. Postal Service recommends cutting its network of mail-processing centers in half, capping a five-month review of its facilities as part of a plan to restore it to financial stability. Of 264 facilities examined, 223 will be consolidated or closed. USPS officials projects the closures will affect 30,000 full-time employees.

Tags: budget , workforce , Darrell Issa , Tom Carper

Thursday - 02/23/2012, 04:47pm EST

Carper: USPS can take page from auto industry in fixing finances

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee on federal financial management, told In Depth with Francis Rose the comparison between the Postal Service and Detroit auto-makers may seem "unlikely." But the plan that turned around the bailed-out auto industry could prevent having to bail out the Postal Service in the first place.

Tags: Congress , Senate , Tom Carper , budget , In Depth , Francis Rose , Ben Cardin , Barbara Mikulski

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 09:15pm EST
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