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Postal Service may reap pension windfall

In a new financial assessment, the Office of Personnel Management concludes that the Postal Service has paid billions of dollars more than necessary into its employees' pension fund during the last 30 years.

Key civil service lawmaker unseated; others cruise to victory

Key lawmakers on civil service committees overwhelmingly retained their seats Tuesday in this year’s House and Senate elections. The lone exception was in Maryland's 8th District, where Democratic state Sen. Chris Van Hollen upended Rep. Connie Morella, an eight-term Republican.

Elections will bring new leaders in key civil service posts

Congress will lose at least two, and possibly three, lawmakers on Tuesday who have championed the rights of federal workers and crusaded for federal management reforms.

Base pay raise for 2004 pegged at 2.7 percent

Federal employees are likely to get a 2.7 percent across-the-board pay raise in 2004, based on figures released by the Labor Department Thursday.

States find success with civil service reform, report says

Personnel directors in three states that have eliminated civil service laws can more quickly hire, fire, promote and re-assign workers than they could when the laws were in place, a new report says.

2003 leave and holidays

Start planning your annual leave for 2003.

OPM announces internal restructuring plan

The Office of Personnel Management may need to hire more staff, not cut staff, as part of a reorganization aimed at making the office a better central human resources agency for the government, a senior OPM official said Wednesday.