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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

Postal Service beefs up financial monitoring

Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002 requires federal agencies to adhere to more stringent financial reporting criteria, and the USPS goes even beyond that. We get details from the USPS's Linda Libician-Welch.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , Sarbanes-Oxley Act , USPSOIG , Financial Testing Compliance , Linda Libician-Welch

Monday - 01/24/2011, 10:08am EST
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USPS Postmaster: delivery day must be cut

The first step USPS plans to make to address its financial crisis is reduce operating costs by reducing its workforce. Postmaster Patrick Donahoe gives us some details about what comes after that.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , pay and benefits , postmaster , Patrick Donahoe , RIF , VERA , Suzanne Kubota

Friday - 01/21/2011, 09:31am EST
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Downsizing, Relocations, Benefit Reductions Up Next?

If you want a preview of coming attractions in your own agency, check out what is happening in the giant US Postal Service. It is looking at a major cutback of administrative personnel, consolidating post offices and relocating employees, not to mention possible pay and benefit changes. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says you could be next.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , pay rates , pension , downsizing , Interior , GSA , Commerce , SSA , High-3

Wednesday - 01/19/2011, 04:00am EST
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