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Postal Service, unions extend negotiation deadline

Contracts with the National Association of Letter Carriers, AFL-CIO and the National Postal Mail Handlers Union, AFL-CIO with the Postal Service expired at midnight Nov. 20. The new negotiation deadline is Dec. 7.

Tags: workforce , Federal Drive

Monday - 11/21/2011, 09:11am EST

Postal Service mulls digital mailbox service

A white paper by the Postal Service Inspector General's office presents a case for offering an email service called the eMailbox. Bruce Marsh, the manager of the the IG office's General Risk Analysis Center, said the proposal was driven by the potential needs of both federal agencies and consumers.

Tags: technology , Bruce Marsh , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , email , Jack Moore

Monday - 11/21/2011, 12:40pm EST
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Friday morning federal headlines - Nov. 18, 2011

The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Amy Morris discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com users more information about the stories you hear on the air.

Would barring ban on layoffs save Postal Service?

Facing declining revenue from mail delivery, Postal Service seeks way out of fiscal crisis, including legislation that would ban requirements that bar layoffs in union contracts.

Tags: budget , union contract , Legal Loop , Federal Drive , Debra Roth ,

Thursday - 11/17/2011, 11:27am EST
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Wednesday morning federal headlines - Nov. 16, 2011

The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Amy Morris discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com users more information about the stories you hear on the air.

Tags: Federal Drive , workforce , Energy Department , DoD , GAO

Wednesday - 11/16/2011, 08:11am EST

Postal Service losses mount to $5.1 billion last year

The U.S. Postal Service says it lost $5.1 billion last year as a weak economy and increased Internet use drove down mail volume.

Tags: budget , Associated Press

Tuesday - 11/15/2011, 04:40pm EST

Tuesday morning federal headlines - Nov. 15, 2011

The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Amy Morris discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com users more information about the stories you hear on the air.

Tags: Federal Drive , Congress , OPM , Agriculture Department ,

Tuesday - 11/15/2011, 08:21am EST

Senate committee approves bipartisan Postal Service reform bill

A plan to cut the Postal Service's costs so it can stay in business has passed the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Relations Committee. Majority Leader Harry Reid has promised a vote on the Senate floor as soon as possible, according to committee leaders.

Tags: Senate , Joe Lieberman , Jon Tester , workforce , Tom Carper , Susan Collins , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Tom Coburn , FERS , budget , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 11/09/2011, 07:22pm EST
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Experts say administration proposal puts FEHB on the ropes

The White House wants to carve out the prescription drug piece and give OPM the ability to negotiate prices through a third party. But experts say this change would cost employees more money and be the first step toward dismantling the entire Federal Employee Health Benefit program.

Tags: James Morrison , Jackie Simon , Joseph Antos , pay and benefits , Walt Francis , American Enterprise Institute , FEHB , OPM , AFGE , supercommittee , prescription drug benefit , Jason Miller ,

Thursday - 11/10/2011, 05:20am EST
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Thursday morning federal headlines - Nov. 10, 2011

The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Amy Morris discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com users more information about the stories you hear on the air.

Tags: Federal Drive , FCC , Senate , NPS

Thursday - 11/10/2011, 08:43am EST
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