For all their momentum, the postal reform bills are built on a careful set of compromises, which is why lawmakers from both sides of the aisle issued the same warning at a markup hearing on Thursday: Don’t let perfect be the enemy of the good.
Despite double-digit growth in its package delivery during last year’s holiday season, the U.S. Postal Service posted a $200 million net loss for the first quarter of fiscal 2017.
A long-awaited bill to reform the U.S. Postal Service’s troubled finances could have the momentum it needs to make it to President Donald Trump’s desk after four major postal unions voiced their support for the legislation at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on Tuesday.
The Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee met with President Donald Trump Tuesday at the White House, but said the two men did not discuss oversight.
After years of pressuring from the Postal Service and a series of stalled bipartisan bills, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has made postal reform a top priority for this Congress.
The most recent plan to save the Postal Service involves taking a page out of the private sector’s book: required enrollment in Medicare.
The election may be over, but federal employees still face uncertainty on a number of key issues, not least of which is how the government will be funded.
James Sauber, vice president of the National Association of Letter Carriers joins host Mike Causey to discuss the postal reform package and what it means for feds and retirees. October 26, 2016
The U.S. Postal Service says it has “broad bipartisan support” from Congress to ease some its financial burdens. But until that time comes, USPS doesn’t have much room to improve the situation it’s in.
Two postal reform bills passed the House Oversight and Government Reform committee, although not without opposition or concerns.
Is there a downside to the less expensive Forever stamp? Find out this week on Your Turn when host Mike Causey discusses the issue with Katie Maddocks and Bruce Moyer from the National Association of Postal Supervisors. Maddocks and Moyer will explain how dropping the price of Forever stamps from 49 cents to 47 cents will affect businesses, employees and you. May 4, 2016
The Postal Service continues to press for substantial legislation changes to remain a competitor in the mail and package delivery field. It recorded its ninth consecutive year of billion dollar losses.
Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) has introduced legislation to help the Postal Service recover from its financial woes, revitalize employee morale and restore the public’s faith in the agency.
On this week’s Your Turn radio show, Greg Stanford from the Federal Managers Association discusses firing senior executives and sequestration, among other topics. Andy Medici from the Federal Times joins host Mike Causey to discuss pay raises, postal reform and the IRS budget.
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee gave its stamp of approval Thursday to a sweeping overhaul of the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service. In a bipartisan 9-1 vote, the committee approved the 2014 Postal Reform Act and sent the measure to the Senate floor. The bill, which is the brainchild of Sens. Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), presents a laundry list of proposals to revamp the financially troubled Postal Service.