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House lawmakers to square off over plans to fix USPS

A House subcommittee will markup legislation Wednesday to address the Postal Service's financial problems. President Obama unveiled his reform proposal earlier this week. Postal Service officials say, if enacted, it would give them the breathing room they need to make major network changes.

Tags: management , budget , Barack Obama , ron stroman , Darrell Issa , Dennis Ross , Elijah Cummings , Stephen Lynch , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 09/20/2011, 07:23pm EDT
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Postal Service looks to reinvent itself

David Yacobucci, deputy director of the Postal Service's Risk Analysis Research Center, discussed a new strategy for Postal Service transformation. The high-level strategy recommends reducing the number of distribution centers and focusing on consistency over speed in delivery.

Tags: david yacobucci , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris

Wednesday - 07/20/2011, 10:41am EDT
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Considering a buyout? Think before you act

Bill Bransford is a partner at the law firm, Shaw, Bransford & Roth. He joins the Federal Drive with information on the legal rights of employees who may feel targeted to accept buyouts.

Tags: Federal Drive , buyouts , pay and benefits , early-outs , GPO , USDA , Legal Loop , Bill Bransford

Thursday - 06/09/2011, 09:41am EDT
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USPS offered digital modernization ideas from overseas

The Government Accountability Office spoke with foreign countries about how they've modernized their mail systems and offered ideas to the U.S. Postal Service based on its findings. Phil Herr, director of physical infrastructure issues at GAO, talks about the report.

Tags: Gov 2.0 , Phil Herr , mail delivery , GAO , Julia Ziegler , Jolie Lee , Federal Drive

Thursday - 05/05/2011, 12:28pm EDT
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Postal service needs big regulatory changes to survive, experts say

Congress, unions, new Postmaster General all agree current payment structure for retirees is killing chances of USPS survival.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Co , Patrick Donahoe , Tom Carper , Tom Coburn , CSRS , FERS , pay and benefits

Monday - 12/06/2010, 05:01pm EST

Cool jobs: Postal Service stamp development manager

Terry McCaffrey oversees every element of new stamps USPS releases.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Cool Jobs in Government , Terry McCaffrey

Monday - 07/12/2010, 06:42pm EDT
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Connolly: Congress must address USPS problems

Learn more about what Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) thinks Congress can do to help the U.S. Postal Service.

Tags: Federal Drive , OPM , Vyomika Jairam , Gerry Connolly , Steven Lynch , IG , CSRS Obligation Modification Act , Congressional Spotlight

Monday - 10/11/2010, 10:08am EDT
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USPS is saving green by being green

With a large national presence and more than 33,000 facilities, the Postal Service takes steps daily to minimize its environmental impact. We learn more from USPS's Jennifer Beiro-Reveille.

Tags: Federal Drive , greening of government , Jennifer Beiro-Reveille

Wednesday - 10/06/2010, 10:08am EDT
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USPS searches for break even point

How much mail would the USPS have to handle to turn a profit? We get an update about a recent study from Renee Sheehy, an economist with the Office of the Inspector General at the Postal Service

Tags: Federal Drive , George Mason University , Renee Sheehy , OIG

Tuesday - 10/05/2010, 10:31am EDT
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