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Postal Service plan proposes own health plan, workforce cuts

The Postal Service's strategic five-year plan proposes cutting the workforce by 155,000 by 2016 and creating its own health benefit program for employees and retirees to return to financial stability.

Tags: Joe Corbett , pay and benefits , FEHBP , Patrick Donahoe

Friday - 02/17/2012, 10:27am EST

Post office: $18B loss without cuts, rate increase

In a letter to Congress, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe described an updated five-year cost-cutting plan put together in coordination with Wall Street adviser Evercore Partners Inc.

Tags: Patrick Donahoe , Congress

Friday - 02/17/2012, 07:53am EST
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Air Force, USPS team up to grab cyber crook

A hacker had stolen the credit card information of more the 16,000 users of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service website.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Air Force , DoD

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 08:33am EST

Postal Service posts $3.3B loss for the quarter

The Postal Service said large losses would continue until the agency can trim its workforce, close some facilities, and restructure its healthcare program. The Postal Service posted a total loss of $5.1 billion in fiscal 2011.

Tags: Joe Corbett , Patrick Donahoe , financial management , Congress , Darrell Issa , Emily Kopp , budget

Thursday - 02/09/2012, 02:12pm EST
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Cool Jobs: The Mural Preservationist

Dallan Wordekemper, federal preservation officer with the Postal Service, restores New Deal-era murals at U.S. post offices across the country.

Tags: Dallan Wordekemper , Cool Jobs in Government

Wednesday - 02/08/2012, 08:29am EST

Postal Service offers reduced rate on commercial mailing

This week, Postal Service introduced "2nd Ounce Free" pricing for businesses mailing First-Class Mail automation, presort letters.

Tags: postal service , mail , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 01/25/2012, 12:48pm EST

Postal Service, unions reach impasse in labor talks

Labor talks failed this weekend between the Postal Service and two postal unions the National Association of Letter Carriers and the National Postal Handlers Union.

Tags: National Association of Letter Carriers , National Postal Mail Handlers Union , pay and benefits , workforce , union , arbitration

Monday - 01/23/2012, 09:07am EST

Cummings: Fight ahead for federal pay raise

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the ranking member on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, anticipates strong opposition to President Obama's promised 0.5 percent pay increase for federal employees.

Tags: pay and benefits , Elijah Cummings , Darrell Issa , Congress , House , pay increase , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell , workforce

Wednesday - 01/11/2012, 11:29am EST
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USPS awards $168M communications contract to Verizon

Verizon will design and manage a private Internet protocol network for the Postal Service under a new six-year agreement. The New York-based telecom has provided IT services for the agency for two decades.

Tags: acquisition , IT , technology , contracting , Aquilent , telecommunications , Verizon , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 01/10/2012, 02:49pm EST

Postal Service's plan to close post offices hits roadbumps

The Postal Regulatory Commission has criticized the Postal Service's proposal to consider closing more than 3,600 post offices as part of its plan to avoid a projected $14 billion loss this year. The plan is causing anxiety in communities that depend on their post offices and it would not save that much money, PRC Chairman Ruth Goldway told Federal News Radio. The commission will be watching the agency's cash flow closely in the coming months.

Tags: PRC , Ruth Goldway , workforce , management , postal reform , Emily Kopp , budget

Wednesday - 01/04/2012, 07:47pm EST
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