Politicians keep pushing key federal agencies — the ones that most touch the public — to do more with less. But there are times when it appears politicians don’t care if feds do less with less, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.
Financial advisor Arthur Stein will answer your calls and emails about the TSP. Also, Nicole Blake Johnson and Andy Medici of the Federal Times will discuss a possible downsizing of the U.S. Postal Service. March 26, 2014
Nearly 250,000 letter carriers will get handheld devices that let them track packages in real time. It’s part of a major technology upgrade at the Postal Service that the agency hopes will give it an edge over competitors like UPS and FedEx. Chief Information Officer Jim Cochrane has called the deal a “billion-dollar bet on the future of the shipping business.” He joined Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp to explain the new device that enhances delivery infrastructure.
Two postal reform bills passed the House Oversight and Government Reform committee, although not without opposition or concerns.
The most recent plan to save the Postal Service involves taking a page out of the private sector’s book: required enrollment in Medicare.
Day-to-day, USPS is working just fine. But eventually, it’s going to need actual people to populate its Board of Governors.
USPS improved its numbers across the board in 2016, reaching record growth in certain categories, but still lost money due to retiree health benefits prefunding requirements and April’s exigent rollback, which cost USPS about $1 billion this year.
Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asked the federal workforce whether their jobs in the new administration were as bad as some media reports say.
The U.S. Postal Service will make early retirement offers to 26,000 mail handlers and postal clerks this week, in an effort to reduce the workforce due to declining mail volume.
Union leaders differ on the new Postal Service Reform Act introduced in the Senate, which is meant to make the USPS more financially stable but could have ramifications for employees’ health care.