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Issa says USPS sets 'dangerous precedent' on FERS

In a letter to the Office of Personnel Management, the head of the government's watchdog committee said the U.S. Postal Service's decision to halt contributions to employees' retirement fund sets a "dangerous precedent" for other cash-strapped agencies.

Tags: Darrell Issa , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , pay and benefits , retirement , postal service , budget

Tuesday - 06/28/2011, 08:08pm EDT

USPS: What's left to cut?

The Postal Service is looking for costs to cut even as Congress makes it spend more. Deputy Postmaster General Ron Stroman explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , Darrell Issa , policy , Suzanne Kubota

Monday - 06/27/2011, 10:08am EDT
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Postal Service reduces greenhouse gas emissions

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) reduced the amount of carbon dioxide it emitted by more than 1 million metric tons. Federal News Radio asked Emil Dzuray, acting chief sustainability officer, to explain how the agency pulled it off.

Tags: Emil Dzuray , management , Green government , Tom Samara , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , Ruben Gomez

Thursday - 06/09/2011, 04:24pm EDT
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USPS set to release Specific RIFs

The Postal Service's redesign continues, and employees may receive Specific RIF notices tomorrow.

Tags: RIF , management , pay and benefits , cost cutting

Thursday - 05/26/2011, 07:10pm EDT

USPS warns of default on retiree benefits

Without action from Congress, the U.S. Postal Service will default on its obligations to future retirees' health care accounts. Next up are payments to employees and vendors, the postmaster general told Congress Tuesday.

Tags: Congress , pay and benefits , management , FERS , CSRS , Tom Carper , Pat Donahoe , Susan Collins , Mark Strong , National League of Postmasters , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 05/18/2011, 07:41am EDT
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How to consolidate data centers effectively

The administration plans on cutting 100 data centers this year and 700 more by 2015. Bob Otto of Agilex Technologies says this is an attainable goal and offers tips for agencies in the process.

Tags: data center consolidation , technology , management , Bob Otto , Agilex , John Buckner , workforce , cloud computing

Monday - 04/18/2011, 04:08pm EDT
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USPS makes a case for debt relief

The Postal Service asked Congress Tuesday to change laws requiring them to pre-pay health benefits and overfund the Federal Employees' Retirement System. Republicans say USPS needed to do much more to "right-size" its costs and operations.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , Congress , Patrick Donahoe , Darrell Issa , Louis Giuliano , James Miller , American Postal Workers' Union , FERS , Dennis Ross , Ed Towns , Gerry Connolly , John Buckner

Wednesday - 04/06/2011, 07:46am EDT
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USPS makes a case for debt relief

The Postal Service asked Congress Tuesday to change laws requiring them to pre-pay health benefits and overfund the Federal Employees' Retirement System. Republicans say USPS needed to do much more to "right-size" its costs and operations.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , Congress , Patrick Donahoe , Darrell Issa , Louis Giuliano , James Miller , American Postal Workers' Union , FERS , Dennis Ross , Ed Towns , Gerry Connolly , John Buckner

Wednesday - 04/06/2011, 07:46am EDT

USPS to defend union contract

The Postal Service will save more than $3 billion over the next several years under a labor agreement it negotiated with one of its largest unions, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe will tell Congress Tuesday. House lawmakers have called a hearing to examine the deal with the American Postal Workers Union and other USPS workforce issues.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , Congress , Patrick Donahoe , Darrell Issa , House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , Jared Serbu

Monday - 04/04/2011, 07:40pm EDT
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