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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

Postal bill amendment seeks to cut backlog ahead of USPS retirement 'deluge'

An amendment to a Senate bill aiming to restructure the U.S. Postal Service's financial framework would institute new agency reporting requirements for retiring federal workers in anticipation of a "deluge of retirees" from USPS. Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), introduced an amendment last week that requires the Office of Personnel Management to take new steps to chip away at the longstanding backlog of federal retirement claims.

Tags: OPM , retirement , retirement backlog , Mark Warner , Barbara Mikulski , workforce , 21st Century Postal Service Act , Congress , Senate

Monday - 04/23/2012, 04:56pm EDT
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The Incredible Shrinking Postal Service

Even if you never, or hardly ever, go to a Post Office there's a good chance you went there Tuesday to mail your taxes, and get an SOS from some worried postal employees, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , American Postal Workers Union , Senate , Congress , taxes , 21st Cetury Postal Service Act

Thursday - 04/19/2012, 02:00am EDT

USPS plans for workforce cuts as Senate expected to take up reform bill

This week the Senate is expected to take up legislation to reform the Postal Service. The bill could close post offices, end Saturday deliveries and return funds the Postal Service as pre-paid for retiree health benefits. USPS already has started considering how it would operate with a slimmed-down workforce.

Tags: Tony Vegliante , pay and benefits , workforce , budget , Congress , Senate , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 04/18/2012, 10:05am EDT
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CBO: House postal reform bill to save $20B in decade

The bill introduced last summer by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) would eliminate Saturday mail delivery, close mail processing facilities, require postal employees to pay the same percentage in their health and life insurance premiums as federal employees do, and allow the Postal Service to use nearly $11 billion in surplus retirement contributions.

Tags: Darrell Issa , Joe Lieberman , FEHBP , retirement , CBO , Jolie Lee

Monday - 04/02/2012, 11:52am EDT
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