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USPS says overhauling health benefits key to postal reform

The cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service says it can return to being profitable and begin to pay down its debt if Congress gives it the authority to overhaul its health benefits structure. Postmaster General Pat Donahoe told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Thursday that launching a postal-specific health care plan would help save the agency $8 billion annually through 2016.

Tags: Congress , Senate , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Pat Donahoe , Jon Foley , OPM , postal reform , pay and benefits , Jack Moore

Thursday - 09/26/2013, 05:45pm EDT

Phased retirement, potential shutdown, and USPS

This week's guests on the Your Turn radio program include Bob Braunstein, an expert on the upcoming phased retirement option, and Federal Times Senior Writer Sean Reilly with the latest on the possible shutdown.

Tags: shutdown , phased retirement , security clearances , Your Turn , Mike Causey

Wednesday - 09/25/2013, 03:13pm EDT
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Postmaster says Senate bill a good start to postal overhaul

Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe says a Senate bill aiming to overhaul the Postal Service's financial structure by providing the agency more flexibility to price its products is a good first step. Donahoe has been calling on Congress to approve comprehensive postal reform for much of the last two years. In that time, the cash-strapped agency has posted losses of $20 billion and defaulted on more than $11 billion in payments to prefund retiree health care costs. USPS is set to default on a $5.6 billion payment due Sept. 30 payment, Donahoe said.

Tags: postal reform , Senate , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Patrick Donahoe , Tom Carper , Ruth Goldway , Tom Coburn , Clint Guffey , APWU , Jack Moore

Thursday - 09/19/2013, 06:00pm EDT

Estate planning, CR, and more

Attorney Thomas J. O'Rourke will answer your calls and emails on how to best prepare for your family's financial future. Also, Sean Reilly from the Federal Times will give us an update on some of the big issues affecting federal workers.
September 18, 2013

Tags: pay and benefits , estate planning , retirement planning , TSP , Sean Reilly , Federal Times , sequestration , continuing resolution , phased retirement , Mike Causey , Your Turn , Thomas J. ORourke

Wednesday - 09/18/2013, 08:40pm EDT
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USPS augments computer network to handle ever-expanding services

The Postal Service hired AT&T under two contracts worth a combined $53.5 million to improve the bandwidth and cybersecurity of back-end infrastructure. AT&T will provide MTIPS under the Trusted Internet Connections initiative.

Tags: Stacy Schwartz , AT&T , Managed Trusted Internet Protocol Services , MTIPS , technology , Jason Miller , industry

Tuesday - 09/03/2013, 08:28pm EDT
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USPS chooses vendor to take identity management to the cloud

SecureKey Technologies will build a portal in the cloud to handle the identity management process and connect one username or password or digital certificate to many services. The contract is worth $15.1 million over three years.

Tags: technology , identity management , cloud computing , Naomi Lefkovitz , NIST , National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace , SecureKey Technologies , industry , contracting , Federal Cloud Credential Exchange , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 08/21/2013, 08:29pm EDT

New health plan options & reduced retirement benefits

NARFE's David Snell will talk about a health care option for feds without children and Sean Reilly from the Federal Times will give us an update on 2014 budget negotiations and other issues affecting federal employees.
August 21, 2013

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , healthcare , self plus one , NARFE , David Snell , COLAs , Social Security , government shutdown , budget 2014 , continuing resolution , GAO , FAA , Sean Reilly , Federal Times , Mike Causey , Your Turn , FEHBP

Wednesday - 08/21/2013, 06:50pm EDT
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