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Should the Postal Service go into banking?

The Postal Service doesn't want to go into banking, but the idea just won't go away, according to experts on a Brookings Institution panel.

Tags: Postal Service , Brookings Institution , David Williams , Robert Shapiro , banking , Emily Kopp , USPS

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 03:47pm EDT

Erik Wasson, Capitol Hill Reporter, Bloomberg Government

Embassy security, the Secret Service and the Postal Service are on the fix-it list for the new chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah). His first move is reorganizing the subcommittees. Erik Wasson, Capitol Hill reporter for Bloomberg Government, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the road ahead for Oversight and Government Reform in the 114th Congress.

Tags: Secret Service , Postal Service , USPS , Erik Wasson , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Jason Chaffetz , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Congress

Tuesday - 01/06/2015, 09:46am EST
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Postmaster General: 'Myopia' from Congress, unions stifling USPS

In a farewell address, outgoing Postmaster General Pat Donahoe suggests cost-cutting measures at the Postal Service could serve as models for the rest of government.

Tags: USPS , Postal Service , Pat Donahoe , Mark Dimondstein , APWU , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 01/06/2015, 01:46pm EST

USPS to add 9,000 union jobs in 90 days

In accordance with an agreement with the American Postal Workers Union, the U.S. Postal Service will convert 9,000 jobs previously held by non-union employees into bargaining unit positions.

Tags: Postal Service , American Postal Workers Union , Mark Dimondstein , Workforce , Shefali Kapadia

Wednesday - 09/24/2014, 10:08am EDT

Postal Service inspector indicted on theft, drug charges

Quan Pham Howard is charged with stealing valuable loose items found in the mail, like Playboy magazines and a Joan Rivers collector's box.

Tags: Postal Service , Crime of the Week , USPS , Ciera Crawford

Friday - 07/25/2014, 04:40am EDT

Feds of the future: Not a pretty sight!

Here's a sobering thought: Will the federal worker of the future be a hybridized version of his or her counterpart in the U.S. Postal Service?

Tags: mike causey , Federal Report , pay , Postal Service , USPS , pay and benefits

Tuesday - 07/22/2014, 02:00am EDT

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.)

The Postal Service's financial problems are the subject of several bills on Capitol Hill to give them more flexibility for making benefits payments, changing their benefits structures, changing their business model and obligations and other options. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, talked to In Depth with Francis Rose at his office on Capitol Hill yesterday about the problems the Postal Service is facing. In our Congressional Spotlight, Francis Rose asked him what he thinks the Postal Service's business operation looks like several years in the future.

Tags: Tom Carper , Postal Service , Senate , In Depth

Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 05:49pm EDT
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Postal Service's BlueEarth Program helps agencies safely clear up clutter

Many electronic devices contain hazardous materials that can cause environmental damage when sent to landfills. The Postal Service's BlueEarth Recycling Program makes it convenient and safe for agencies to dispose of electronic waste.

Tags: Green government , recycling , BlueEarth , Postal Service , Tom Day , Federal Drive , Technology , Shefali Kapadia

Friday - 12/20/2013, 07:28am EST
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USPS employees to see less overtime, more buyouts under 5-day delivery plan

Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said the service can no longer afford to delivery first class mail six-days a week. He said cutting back by one day a week would save about $2 billion a year. USPS still would have a $14 billion deficit and needs help from Congress to address other fiscal challenges.

Tags: management , budget , Postal Service , Patrick Donahoe , Gerry Connolly , Sam Graves , Tom Coburn , Darrell Issa , National Association of Letter Carriers , Fredric Rolando , Blake Farenthold , Jeanette Dwyer , Workforce , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/07/2013, 05:24am EST
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