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Postmaster General urges quick action in lame duck session

Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe says his number one priority is seeing legislation passed in the upcoming lame-duck session of Congress that will help the U.S. Postal Service get out of debt. In an exclusive interview with Federal News Radio, Donahoe details the latest on the agency's financial situation, buyouts, the consolidation of mail processing centers, and its plan to cut window hours at half of its post offices across the country.

Tags: USPS , budget , POSTPlan , Metro Post , Congress , buyouts , Patrick Donahoe , postal reform , mail processing centers , exclusive , Julia Ziegler

Thursday - 11/01/2012, 03:38am EDT
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Air traffic controllers and more

Trish Gilbert, executive vice president of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, joins host Mike Causey on today's show. Mike will also talk about the upcoming elections with writers from the Federal Times.
October 31, 2012

Tags: pay and benefits , 2012 election , Trish Gilbert , National Air Traffic Controllers Association , Federal Times , USPS , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 10/31/2012, 07:41pm EDT
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TSP contribution limit increases in 2013

Federal employees can contribute a maximum of $17,500 annually to their Thrift Savings Plan next year up from the $17,000 limit this year, according to the IRS.

Tags: pay and benefits , TSP

Wednesday - 10/24/2012, 08:39am EDT

2012 Buyout Guide

A list of agencies considering or offering buyouts and early retirements in 2012.

Tags: buyouts , workforce , budget , pay and benefits , VSIP , VERA , management , Ruben Gomez

Thursday - 01/05/2012, 05:29pm EST

Broadcasting Board of Governors offers buyouts, early outs

Employees have until Nov. 9 to apply for a Voluntary Incentive Separation Payments (VSIP) and they must leave the agency by Dec. 31. Employees have until Nov. 30, 2013, to apply for a Voluntary Early Retirement Authority.

Tags: BBG , VOA , pay and benefits , VERA , VSIP ,

Monday - 10/22/2012, 03:42pm EDT

USPS pension surplus due to wrong salary assumptions, IG finds

Currently, more than 70 percent of postal craft employees have already reached the top of their pay scale, according to the USPS Office of the Inspector General.

Tags: USPS , pay and benefits , David Partenheimer , Jon Foley , OPM , FERS , Jolie Lee

Wednesday - 10/17/2012, 02:37pm EDT

Fed retirees to see 1.7 percent COLA increase in 2013

The 1.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits that more than 56 million Social Security beneficiaries, according to the Social Security Administration. Social Security recipients received a 3.6 percent increase in benefits this year after getting none the previous two years.

Tags: SSA , COLA , pay and benefits

Tuesday - 10/16/2012, 12:48pm EDT

A bitter diet COLA coming up ...

Federal, postal and military retirees are about to get an inflation-adjustment. That's the good news. The bad news is that it will be a diet- version and, for most, leave a very bitter aftertaste, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , benefits , COLA , Social Security ,

Tuesday - 10/16/2012, 02:00am EDT

How to invest in the TSP

John Jilek, CPF, discusses the Thrift Savings Plan and how to invest in the TSP and get the most for your dollar.

Tags: John Jilek , TSP , benefits , For Your Benefit , Bob Leins , John Elliott , C Fund , L Fund

Monday - 10/15/2012, 06:27am EDT
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