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Sequestration and pay

AFGE's Public Policy Director Jacque Simon and Stephen Losey and Sean Reilly of the Federal Times will talk about the big issues affecting federal workers.
July 25, 2012

Tags: pay and benefits , sequestration , budget battle , Jacque Simon , AFGE , Federal Times , Stephen Losey , Sean Reilly , GAO , federal pay , GSA , DoD , IT infrastructure , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 07/25/2012, 07:17pm EDT
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IG encourages USPS to consider offering non-postal services

The U.S. Postal Service may be overlooking a potential source of revenue, according to a report from its inspector general. Offering nonpostal services presents several challenges, but it may also be a viable option for the struggling institution, the report concluded.

Tags: management , budget , oversight , USPS IG , Esther Carey

Wednesday - 07/25/2012, 04:45pm EDT

A new retirement option for feds

Federal Times Senior Staff Writer Stephen Losey will give us an update on a new retirement law...and other legislation affecting federal workers.
July 11, 2012

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , phased retirements , Stephen Losey , Federal Times , Congress , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 07/11/2012, 07:01pm EDT
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Pentagon to begin online delivery of US mail

Employees in the Pentagon will be able to access their postal mail via a web-based interface and decide how to handle each envelope.

Tags: DoD , Sonny Biddix , Washington Headquarters Service , Defense Post Office , Digital Delivery Mail Program , technology , green government , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 07/03/2012, 01:42pm EDT
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Congress running out of time to pass priority bills

Lawmakers have about 23 real work days left before the end of the fiscal year to pass USPS reform, comprehensive cyber, DoD authorization and all the 2013 spending bills. Experts hold out little hope even after the passage of the FDA bill and the expected approval of the highway legislation.

Tags: Congress , cybersecurity , postal reform bill , DoD , DoD authorization bill , appropriations bill , Tevi Troy , Hudson Institute , Trey Hodgkins , TechAmerica , James Lewis , CSIS , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 06/27/2012, 05:08am EDT
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Some advocate for banking services as USPS savior

The Postal Service should once again offer government-backed savings and accept deposits like it did in 1911, an expert said. Those services have proved to be effective money- makers in foreign postal systems, generating up to 50 percent of their revenue.

Tags: Postal Savings System , Sheldon Garon , budget , Ruben Gomez , David Partenheimer , Princeton University , New America Foundation , management

Wednesday - 06/27/2012, 06:40am EDT
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USPS executives shift to fill interim positions

Joseph Corbett, the Postal Service's chief financial officer, is filling in for Chief Information Officer Ellis Burgoyne, who is on extended sick leave.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , Joseph Corbett , Ellis Burgoyne , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 06/26/2012, 10:51am EDT

USPS overpays pension obligations by $13.1B, report says

A new inspector general audit revealed that the Postal Service has overfunded its pension benefit obligations by nearly 105 percent. While this might seem to be good news for the cash- strapped agency, legislative action will be required for USPS to get back the $13.1 billion surplus it paid into its employees' pensions.

Tags: retirement , benefits , FERS , CSRS , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell , inspector general

Tuesday - 06/26/2012, 07:15am EDT

USPS offers work option to retired postmasters

Part-time work will be available to postmasters eligible for optional retirement and those under the current Voluntary Early Retirement offering. Participation will not affect annuity payments.

Tags: retirement , pay and benefits , workforce , Esther Carey , phased retirements

Monday - 06/18/2012, 06:24pm EDT

What's next for feds?

NARFE president Joseph Beaudoin and Federal Times reporters Stephen Losey and Sean Reilly join host Mike Causey to talk about a wide variety of issues affecting federal workers.
June 6, 2012

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , buyouts , Congress , budget battle , furloughs , GSA , Joseph Beaudoin , NARFE , Stephen Losey , Sean Reilly , Federal Times , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 06/06/2012, 10:24pm EDT
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