Julia Ziegler

  • State of the Station

    It’s time for our monthly State of The Station report. FederalNewsRadio is moving upward and onward. Here with the latest on our coverage and new ideas is our own Julia Ziegler, Acting Program Director.

  • Elections 2010: Focus on federal workers

    A partial shift in power on the Hill means committee chairmanships will change in the House but not in the Senate. A variety of issues from the federal budget to telework, and federal pay and regulatory policies will be re-examined.

  • Furloughed feds by agency

    A breakdown of the number of employees to be furloughed at each agency in case of a partial government shutdown.

  • OMB to close 137 data centers by end of year

    The Office of Management and Budget has released a list of 137 data centers it plans to close by the end of the year.

  • USPS offered digital modernization ideas from overseas

    The Government Accountability Office spoke with foreign countries about how they’ve modernized their mail systems and offered ideas to the U.S. Postal Service based on its findings. Phil Herr, director of physical infrastructure issues at GAO, talks about the report.

  • Retirement wave and more

    Federal News Radio’s Julia Ziegler and Jolie Lee and Sean Reilly of the Federal Times will discuss a wide range of issues affecting workers in the federal government. May 2, 2012

  • Federal News Countdown: SES reform, congressional deadlines

    John Sawislak, senior fellow Telework Exchange, and Julia Ziegler, Federal News Radio’s web manager, count down the top federal news story of the week.

  • 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.

  • New marketing chief helps USPS practice what it preaches

    Nagisa Manabe hasn’t spent her entire career with the Postal Service but, after just six short months, she’s making her presence known. Under her direction, the agency has committed to spending 15-20 percent of its marketing dollars on direct mail — the same amount it recommends to its own customers. Her goal — getting the Postal Service out of the red through the development of new innovative products and the use of effective marketing techniques. The new chief marketing and sales officer brings with her a career’s worth of experience from the private sector — including jobs with powerhouse companies like Coca-Cola, Campbell’s Soup and the liquor industry.

  • Transition, sequestration, furloughs, and more

    Career expert and author John Grobe, Federal News Radio’s Julia Ziegler, and Federal Times senior writer Stephen Losey will discuss sequestration and other issues affecting federal workers. February 27, 2013