A key issue is whether the Postal Service should price single-piece parcels based on market forces.
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Measure signed by President Bush early last week calls for OMB to create a free search engine and database to track federal grants and contracts.
Agencies should work with grantees to find useful performance metrics, study finds.
Privacy Act suit seeks performance evaluation that attorneys argue is central to the potential reinstatement of Teresa Chambers.
A few areas of possible contention remain, including the rules for postal rate increases and workers compensation.
David Chu says if Defense loses court case, the department may ask Congress for help.
Mary Peters also has headed the Arizona Department of Transportation, and considered a race for governor.
This month, the department will bring 6,700 more employees under the plan, centered on market and performance-based pay.
Agency chief would assume an advisory role with the White House under language in an appropriations bill passed late Friday.
Weak inventory procedures and security policies contribute to vulnerability of inspector general laptops containing sensitive information.