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Postal reform hinges on House action

July 10, 2012 A House plan to help the U.S. Postal Service restore its financial health is expected to come up for a vote before the August recess. The bill, which takes a more austere approach than the Senate postal reform bill passed in the spring, would reduce postal delivery from six to...

Telework triumph doesn’t mean agencies can rest on their laurels

July 9, 2012 Although the latest comprehensive report on telework policies in the federal government shows great progress on meeting the imperatives of a 2010 law, it also demonstrates obstacles agencies face in implementing the practice, one analyst said. The Office of Personnel Management report released Friday demonstrated marked improvements in the use...

More than 20 percent of employees now telework, OPM says

July 6, 2012 Approximately 21 percent of eligible federal employees took advantage of telework in 2011, according to a new report from the Office of Personnel Management. The 2012 Status of Telework in the Federal Government document released Friday will serve as a baseline to measure progress toward meeting requirements of the 2010...

USPS estimates 7,400 employees may take buyout offers

July 6, 2012 Thousands of postmasters and full-time mail handlers have taken the first step toward accepting buyout and early retirement offers from the U.S. Postal Service, as the agency attempts to reduce its ranks through attrition to restore it to solvency. According to USPS spokesman Mark Saunders, as many as 7,400 postmasters...

VA temporarily halts employee pay downgrades

July 5, 2012 The Veterans Affairs Department has decided to temporarily cease involuntary pay downgrades for thousands of its employees after determining that it must examine the process behind such moves. The decision came almost one month after VA employees nationwide protested automatic downgrades to lower paying job status. The rally outside the...

Agencies dish out more in student loan repayments

July 5, 2012 The number of federal employees receiving student loan repayment benefits increased by 34 percent between 2009 and 2010, a new report from the Office of Personnel Management shows. In an analysis of calendar year 2010 reports, OPM found that federal agencies provided more than 11,000 employees a total of $85.7...

Union says USPS consolidation plan violates collective bargaining agreement

July 3, 2012 A labor union representing postal workers is blasting a U.S. Postal Service consolidation plan as violating the terms of a 2010 collective bargaining agreement. USPS in May announced a strategy to reduce operating hours to enable it to keep open rural post offices previously slated for closure. In 2011, the...

TSP funds post positive returns in June

July 2, 2012 Thrift Savings Plan funds posted positive returns for June -- a marked improvement over the past several months, which ended mostly down. All TSP funds finished June in the black, including the internationally invested I Fund, which rose more than 7 percent. The F Fund, invested in fixed-income bonds, and...

Delivering the Future

July 1, 2012 Imagine a world where you can opt out of receiving junk mail and tell the post office whether you want your bills mailed to you in hard copy or sent to your smartphone. You can send a postcard from Buenos Aires to Boston in an instant. There’s already an app...

Congress approves partial retirement, spares fed pensions

June 29, 2012 Congress passed a bill on Friday that will allow retirement-eligible federal employees to work part time and held back several provisions targeting federal pension benefits. Legislators agreed to drop a pension contribution hike that was put forward by Republicans in both chambers to help pay for a one-year extension of...

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