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House subcommittee pushes forward GOP plan to repair USPS

A House subcommittee markup of a bill to address the Postal Service's financial problems broke down along partisan lines. Democrats accused Republicans of using this legislation to weaken labor provisions. Republicans said Democrats would prefer bailing out the agency rather than making it sustainable. The bill now goes to the full House Oversight and Governmental Reforms Committee.

Tags: USPS , management , workforce , Darrell Issa , Elijah Cummings , Dennis Ross , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Barack Obama , Tom Carper , FERS , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 06:44am EDT
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Wednesday morning federal headlines - Sept. 21

On today's Federal Drive: Talk of government shutdown has ratcheted up as lawmakers squabble over a CR, federal information sharing efforts have taken off and the House prepares to square off over various proposals to reform the Postal Service.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , NASA , information sharing , USPS , HSPD-12

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 08:24am EDT

House lawmakers to square off over plans to fix USPS

A House subcommittee will markup legislation Wednesday to address the Postal Service's financial problems. President Obama unveiled his reform proposal earlier this week. Postal Service officials say, if enacted, it would give them the breathing room they need to make major network changes.

Tags: management , USPS , Barack Obama , ron stroman , Darrell Issa , Dennis Ross , Elijah Cummings , Stephen Lynch , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 09/20/2011, 07:23pm EDT
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Analysis: Obama's debt reduction proposals to spur retirements

John Palguta, the vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss what the plan means for federal employees.

Tags: John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service , deficit-reduction , pay and benefits , recruiting , Federal Drive , hiring ,

Tuesday - 09/20/2011, 10:47am EDT
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Air Force secretary pledges to protect key systems

Air Force Secretary Michael Donley said Monday there are certain capabilities the service must keep whole as it navigates the current budget situation. He did not offer clues as to what the service would be willing to give up.

Tags: DoD , management , Air Force , Michael Donley , michael gould , Budget Control Act , deficit reduction , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 09/20/2011, 05:23am EDT
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Praying For A Pay Freeze?

Things are looking pretty bad for federal workers and retirees. How bad, you ask? So bad, according to Senior Correspondent Mike Causey, that the best thing that could happen to you would be yet another pay freeze.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , supercommittee , Congress

Tuesday - 09/20/2011, 02:05am EDT

Obama proposes $42.5B in cuts to employee benefits

President Obama wants federal employees to contribute more to their retirement plans as part of a $4.4 trillion plan to reduce the deficit over the next decade. The plan also includes measures to return to the Postal Service money that it has overpaid for retiree benefits and restructure health benefits.

Tags: American Federation of Government Employees , John Gage , Barack Obama , Emily Kopp

Monday - 09/19/2011, 01:59pm EDT
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Making sense of President's budget proposals

David Hawkings is the editor of CQ Roll's Daily Briefing.

Tags: David Hawkings , CQ , In Depth , pay and benefits

Monday - 09/19/2011, 08:12pm EDT
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Aerospace industry heading for layoffs?

Marion Blakey, the president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association a former FAA administrator, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss what aerospace contractors should keep their eyes open for.

Tags: AIA , Marion Blakey , DoD , Congress

Monday - 09/19/2011, 10:43am EDT
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Federal-Postal Coalition warns against pay, benefits cuts

The Federal-Postal Coalition that represents 4.6 million government workers is urging President Barack Obama to preserve federal employees' pay and benefits when he sends his budget-reduction plan to Congress Monday. Coalition members fear lawmakers' drive to find funding cuts could harm federal employees.

Tags: Federal-Postal Coalition , Professional Managers Association , thomas burger , pay and benefits , Senior Executives Association , jenny mattingly , National Treasury Employees Union , Colleen Kelley , Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association , John Adler , House Appropriations Committee , continuing resolution , Emily Kopp

Sunday - 09/18/2011, 07:56pm EDT
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