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Former Postmaster Potter reviews 32-year career

Best of interview with John Potter.

Tags: John Potter , Best of , Federal Drive , management , budget

Thursday - 12/30/2010, 10:18am EST
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OIG: sustainability at USPS is possible

Prefunding USPS pension plans, says the Postal Service, is breaking them. Lorie Nelson, with the USPS OIG, has some surprising findings.

Tags: Federal Drive , OIG , sustainability , post office , retirement plans , retirement funding , OPM , management , Lorie Nelson , pensions , Suzanne Kubota

Thursday - 12/16/2010, 10:08am EST
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GAO reports on how to rightsize the Postal Service

The recession and changes in the use of mail as transactions and messages go more and more electronic. How can the USPS keep up? The GAO's Phil Herr has details.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , GAO , Phil Herr

Friday - 12/10/2010, 10:41am EST
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USPS Inspector General follows the money

The USPS OIG has completed a new report to determined if contracting officers issued letters to contracting officer's representatives detailing their responsibilities and limitations and if invoices were properly certified. To explain what the means for us is the Postal Service's Judy Leonhardt.

Tags: Federal Drive , acquisition , management , Contracting , oversight , USPSOIG , Judy Leonhardt

Thursday - 12/09/2010, 10:08am EST
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Outgoing Postmaster General shares advice for USPS

Outgoing Postmaster General John Potter joins the Federal Drive for an in depth exit interview.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , John Potter , pay and benefits , Vyomika Jairam

Tuesday - 11/30/2010, 08:08am EST
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More USPS red ink to lead to bloodletting

The U.S. Postal Service has promised one approach to shrinking its continuing losses: Keep cutting jobs. Postal's 2011 financial plan calls for elimination of 50 million work hours, or about 25,000 jobs.

Tags: pay and benefits , management , US Postal Service , job cuts , post office

Monday - 11/15/2010, 07:05am EST

Getting USPS back to black

If the OIG's proposals were placed in effect, the Postal Service could potentially recover $142.4 billion. Details from USPS's Lorie Nelson.

Tags: Federal Drive , OIG , Lorie Nelson , management , Suzanne Kubota

Wednesday - 10/13/2010, 10:41am EDT
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Reusable Materials Help Post Office Meet Green Goals

The U.S. Postal Service is now the only mailing and shipping company worldwide that provides packaging supplies that are "Cradle to Cradle Certified." This means that all 175 materials used by its 58 suppliers to make stamps and stamped products have been assessed, and meet requirements for, their impact on human and environmental health, recyclability and compostability.

The Postal Service says in 2009 it provided one billion eco-friendly mailing and shipping supplies to customers.

Technology used to create biodegradable or recyclable materials have allowed the agency's sustainability initiatives to cut greenhouse gas production and to save money and resources. Specific achievements include a 10.8 trillion dollar reduction in British Thermal Units in energy use at their facilities since 2005, and $400 million dollars worth of savings in energy costs since 2007.

Tags: technology , Meeting Mission and Goals through Technology , Scott Carr

Wednesday - 10/06/2010, 01:00pm EDT

Cybersecurity and telework make an interesting team

Tight security measures both tighten the leashes of executives, while driving them out of the office.

Tags: technology , Telework Ceter , cybersecurity , telework , DHS , Army , Treasury , Polycom , Suzanne Kubota

Monday - 10/04/2010, 11:30am EDT

USPS puts green on the road

The first electric vehicle joined the Postal Service fleet in 1899, more than 100 years ago, after proving to be more efficient than a horse and buggy. USPS's Sam Pulcrano tells us how that tradition carries on today.

Tags: Federal Drive , Greening of Government: transportation , innovation , sustainability , Sam Pulcrano , management

Monday - 10/04/2010, 09:08am EDT
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