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USPS' Potter urges 'public dialogue' on future of Postal Service

Today, the U.S. Postal Service is expected to release its final list of post offices and other postal facilities that it plans to close across the country. Its all part of an effort by the USPS to close an estimated 5 billion dollar budget shortfall forecast for this year. Postmaster General John Potter addressed the subject at the National Press Club on Thursday.

Tags: management , newsstand , U.S. Postal Service , Postmaster General John Potter , National Press Club , Max Cacas

Friday - 10/09/2009, 06:15am EDT

USPS now on GAO High Risk List

Tags: management , GAO , High Risk List

Tuesday - 07/28/2009, 06:00pm EDT

Technology could deliver USPS from debt

Postmaster General John Potter says if lawmakers don't take action, the U.S. Postal Service will face a shortfall of $238-billion dollars in the next 10 years. Former CIO and CTO of the USPS tells Federal News Radio, technology can help.

Tags: tech , Technology , Bob Otto , Agilex , CIO , CTO

Wednesday - 03/03/2010, 11:08am EST

USPS most trusted agency, again

New survey finds Postal Services keeps information secure

Tags: Technology , management , Ponemon Institute , Cybersecurity , privacy

Friday - 02/06/2009, 02:44pm EST

Labor demands USPS reform electrical safety

The request marks OSHA's first-ever call for enterprisewide changes. The department reprimands the Postal Service, calling their handling of the problem "irresponsible." USPS says they are a safe workplace, but vows to improve.

Tags: Postal Service , OSHA , Labor , workplace safety , Facilities , management , M. Patricia Smith , David Michaels , Rachel Stevens

Wednesday - 07/07/2010, 05:03pm EDT

White House works to change online transactions

The White House is leading a new effort to secure online transactions across the federal, state and local governments and eventually in the private sector. The creation of the new document is being led by cybersecurity coordinator Howard Schmidt and includes DHS. It is one way the administration hopes to improve cybersecurity. OMB soon will release a new approach to measuring FISMA compliance.

Tags: Technology , Vivek Kundra , Howard Schmidt , Diane Watson , Tom Lockwood , OMB , White House Cybersecurity Coordinator , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , DHS , Defense , State , DoJ , Treasury , GPO , DEA , USPTO , FISMA , Cybersecurity , National Strategy for Secure Online Transactions , PKI , Federal Bridge

Thursday - 03/25/2010, 07:00am EDT

Postal Service prepares to move to five day delivery

The Postal Service is also considering changes to its pay and benefits, as well, including how it plans to fund its retirement program and whether it will reduce its workforce. Postmaster General John Potter recently testified before the Senate about the overall plan.

Tags: pay & benefits , management , John Potter , Capitol Hill , Dorothy Ramienski , retirement

Wednesday - 03/24/2010, 02:18pm EDT

Agencies going green and saving green

Energy conservation and saving taxpayer dollars are the goals of an Executive order to agencies signed by the President last October. But what are the special challenges of complying with that order for Executive Branch agencies? A Senate committee spent yesterday afternoon getting a progress report.

Tags: management , energy conservation , Executive Order 13514 , Senate Financial Management, Government Informatio , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Tom Carper , Nancy Sutley , White House Council on Environmental Quality , Richard Kidd , Department of Energy , Dorothy Robyn , Department of Defense , Sam Pulcrano , President Obama , Max Cacas

Thursday - 01/28/2010, 06:34am EST
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