U.S. Postal Service

  • More (or less) with less, the new normal?

    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.

  • The TSP: What’s in it for you?

    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

  • Jim Cochrane, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Postal Service

    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.

  • Postal reforms receive stamp of approval from House committee

    Two postal reform bills passed the House Oversight and Government Reform committee, although not without opposition or concerns.

  • Federal employee groups encourage elimination of Postal Service pre-funding requirement

    The most recent plan to save the Postal Service involves taking a page out of the private sector’s book: required enrollment in Medicare.

  • Postal Service out of control! (Literally)

    Day-to-day, USPS is working just fine. But eventually, it’s going to need actual people to populate its Board of Governors.

  • ‘Systemic financial challenges’ overshadow successful 2016 for USPS

    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.

  • Are feds really quaking in their shoes? Maybe not so much…

    Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asked the federal workforce whether their jobs in the new administration were as bad as some media reports say.

  • USPS offers early retirement to 26,000 mail handlers, clerks

    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.

  • Retiree health premiums and postal reform

    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.