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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

USPS shrinks workforce, changes pension

Patrick Donahoe became the 73rd Postmaster General Friday, assuming control of the Postal Service in the midst of a fiscal crisis. Donahoe said USPS will reduce its workforce by another 7,500 people in 2011. Still, he's optimistic about the future. In the short term, however, the reality is that postal workers are likely to suffer while the agency tries to balance its books.

Tags: pay and benefits , management , pay freeze , retirement , FERS , CSRS , Patrick Donahoe , Tom Carper , POST Act , Meg Beasley

Monday - 01/17/2011, 07:03am EST
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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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