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USPS cuts 7,500 jobs, offers $20,000 buyouts

The Postal Service will offer $20,000 early retirement incentives to administrative employees, who must make a decision on whether to leave USPS by late April. RIF notices will be issued on May 25 to any affected employees who do not voluntarily retire or move to a lower grade.

Tags: RIF , management , pay and benefits , Patrick Donahoe , Postal Regulatory Commission , Anthony Vegliante , cost cutting , budget , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 03/24/2011, 03:53pm EDT
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COLA For Retirees/Pay Raise for Postals!

Just when it looked like federal workers have hit rock bottom, it turns out that two big chunks of the government family may be in for some good news. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says there may be pay raises for some postal workers and the return of the COLA for retirees.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , pay raise , COLA , Defense , elephants

Tuesday - 03/22/2011, 04:00am EDT

How feds help feds survive the worst

The Federal Employees Education and Assistance fund survives on the kindness of federal employees to help federal employees survive disasters from furloughs to floods. We talk with Executive Director Steve Bauer. We also get an update on the latest furlough developments from Federal Times editor, Steve Watkins.

Tags: shutdown , budget , pay and benefits , FEEA , retirees , Mike Causey , Your Turn with Mike Causey , Steve Watkins , Federal Times , furlough , Steve Bauer

Wednesday - 03/16/2011, 12:00pm EDT
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USPS to reduce workforce by up to 30,000 in 2011

The U.S. Postal Service could reduce its workforce by up to 30,000 employees this year. Up to 7,500 of those positions would be eliminated as part of a redesign that USPS will announce March 25, an agency spokeswoman said.

Tags: Steve Watkins , Mike Causey , Your Turn , management , workforce reductions

Wednesday - 03/09/2011, 12:59pm EST
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USPS financial rescue may not stop 'death spiral'

Postmaster General Pat Donahoe said he's ready to announce more RIFs and without legislative help USPS will face insolvency this year. Sen. Susan Collins introduced a bill to help solve some of the challenges the Postal Services faces.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , Susan Collins , Stephen Lynch , Pat Donahoe , Darrell Issa , Dennis Ross , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , FERS , CSRS , budget , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/03/2011, 07:00am EST
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There's light at end of the USPS budget tunnel

The Postal Service is encouraged by the President's recognition of the Postal Service's financial situation. For why, and what's next, we talk with USPS CFO, Joseph Corbett.

Tags: Federal Drive , Joseph Corbett , 2012 budget , budget , management

Wednesday - 02/23/2011, 09:41am EST
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USPS, DHS, DoD contribute to 'dire' finances

Last week the International Monetary Fund cautioned the government on spending. So how bad are federal finances? We ask GAO's Jeanette Franzel

Tags: Federal Drive , GAO , High Risk list , AGA , Jeanette Franzel , DHS , DoD , Suzanne Kubota

Monday - 02/21/2011, 10:08am EST
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'More intense' high-risk oversight planned

GAO's biannual list includes 30 programs that are in trouble. House and Senate members promise to focus more of their attention on the initiatives most at risk. Members plan to use the model that worked for DoD and personnel security clearances in other problematic areas.

Tags: management , Gene Dodaro , Elijah Cummings , Darrell Issa , Josphe Lieberman , Daniel Akaka , Susan Collins , GAO , DoD , Census , Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committ , High Risk list , personnel security clearances , congressional oversight , 2010 census , cybersecurity , waste, fraud and abuse , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/17/2011, 07:25am EST
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The budget, new and old, and your agency

On this week's show, host Mike Causey talks with NTEU president Colleen Kelley and Federal Times' Steve Watkins about different budget plans being considered and how they might hit you, or your agency, in the wallet.

Tags: pay and benefits , Your Turn with Mike Causey , NTEU , Federal Times , Colleen Kelley , Steve Watkins , Sean Reilly , FY 2011 budget , FY 2010 budget , continuing resolution , IRS , SBA , SEC , Customs and Border Protection , HHS , CBP , DHS

Wednesday - 02/16/2011, 12:00pm EST
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Postal Service greening saving millions

The Postal Service's sustainability measures are cutting energy usage across the board, and resulting in lower costs.

Tags: management , sustainability , green government , Emil Dzuray , John Buckner

Wednesday - 01/26/2011, 01:05pm EST
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