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Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.)

The government should be smaller, the Postal Service's finances need to be addressed once and for all, and it may be time to rethink the civil service system. This is all according to Senator Ron Johnson. The Wisconsin Republican will replace Delaware Democrat Tom Carper as chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee in December. On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, Senator Johnson discussed his priorities.

Tags: Ron Johnson , Congress , Senate , Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Tom Carper , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Friday - 11/21/2014, 11:20am EST
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Postal employee pleads guilty to seven-year disability scam

Colette Lee was charged with making false statements to obtain federal employee compensation benefits.

Tags: Crime of the Week , Ciera Crawford , Justice Department ,

Thursday - 11/20/2014, 03:32pm EST

Postal Service remains financially 'at-risk,' says GAO report

The USPS' ability to carry our its duties and remain financially self-sustaining continues to be at risk, according to a recently released GAO performance audit. Conducted over the past year, GAO's report found that the agency is projecting "unsustainable" losses through 2020.

Tags: GAO , Congress , workforce , workforce cuts , Darrell Issa , Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , POSTPlan , management , retirement , retirement benefits , pay and benefits

Friday - 11/14/2014, 03:39pm EST

Ellen Glover, Executive Vice President, ICF International

Federal employees unions want to know what took the Postal Service so long to report its massive data breach it found in September putting more than 800,000 employees at risk of identity theft. It's the latest case of IT threats getting ahead of the ability to defend against those threats. Ellen Glover, executive vice president of ICF International, is a finalist for Executive of Year at the 2014 GovCon awards. She tells In Depth with Francis Rose about perfecting and protecting your IT networks.

Tags: Ellen Glover , ICF International , data security , information technology , In Depth , Francis Rose

Thursday - 11/13/2014, 02:25pm EST
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Unions push back on beleaguered USPS

Confronted with a cyber breach and planned closures of mail processing centers in January 2015, the American Postal Workers Union and others are rallying against the USPS.

Tags: Mark Dimondstein , APWU , NALC , cyber attack , rally , mail processing centers , board of governors , Patrick Donahoe , Jory Heckman

Thursday - 11/13/2014, 11:20am EST

Cyber breach at Postal Service leaves employees vulnerable

Hackers have broken into some of the Postal Service's information systems. They may have stolen sensitive data on 800,000 postal employees, according to the agency.

Tags: cyber

Monday - 11/10/2014, 10:25am EST
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When is the best day for you to retire?

The NITP's Tammy Flanagan will discuss the best days to retire and Andy Medici with the Federal Times new problems at the VA, and the high cost of workers compensation.
October 8, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , Tammy Flanagan , NITP , best date to retire , annual leave , federal retirement , Federal Times , Andy Medici , VA , workers compensation , charitable giving , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 10/08/2014, 06:54pm EDT
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Will you be getting a new boss soon?

Jennifer Mattingley, director of government affairs for Shaw Bransford and Roth will discuss job turnover in federal agencies, and Federal Times writer Andy Medici will talk about an increase in discrimination complaints in the federal government and the latest problem at the VA.
October 1, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , job turnover , Jennifer Mattingley , Shaw Bransford and Roth , Andy Medici , Federal Times , discrimination , Department of Veterans Affairs , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 10/01/2014, 06:51pm EDT
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USPS discovering compliance issues with cloud contracts

The Postal Service has some compliance issues with its cloud computing contracts.

Tags: NIST , cloud computing , FedRAMP , compliance , GDIT , GDIT Enterprise Center

Thursday - 09/11/2014, 03:31pm EDT

Monique Colter, Audit Director, Office of Inspector General, USPS

Last year, $1 billion of Postal Service money went to recipients of workers compensation. But the rules that govern how agencies compensate federal employees when they're hurt on the job haven't changed since 1974. Monique Colter is an audit director for the Office of Inspector General at the U.S. Postal Service. On In Depth with Francis Rose, Monique explained why the Postal Service Inspector General is looking at worker's comp.

Tags: Monique Colter , USPSOIG , In Depth , oversight

Friday - 08/22/2014, 03:24pm EDT
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