postal reform

  • 6 legislative actions to watch for during the lame-duck session

    The election may be over, but federal employees still face uncertainty on a number of key issues, not least of which is how the government will be funded.

  • Could the FEHBP go postal?

    James Sauber, vice president of the National Association of Letter Carriers joins host Mike Causey to discuss the postal reform package and what it means for feds and retirees. October 26, 2016

  • USPS counts on ‘broad bipartisan support’ for reform amid losses

    The U.S. Postal Service says it has “broad bipartisan support” from Congress to ease some its financial burdens. But until that time comes, USPS doesn’t have much room to improve the situation it’s in.

  • 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.

  • The downside of cheaper Forever stamps

    Is there a downside to the less expensive Forever stamp? Find out this week on Your Turn when host Mike Causey discusses the issue with Katie Maddocks and Bruce Moyer from the National Association of Postal Supervisors. Maddocks and Moyer will explain how dropping the price of Forever stamps from 49 cents to 47 cents will affect businesses, employees and you. May 4, 2016

  • For USPS, another year, another mixed financial report

    The Postal Service continues to press for substantial legislation changes to remain a competitor in the mail and package delivery field. It recorded its ninth consecutive year of billion dollar losses.

  • Postal Service reform bill looking for final stamp of approval

    Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) has introduced legislation to help the Postal Service recover from its financial woes, revitalize employee morale and restore the public’s faith in the agency.

  • Pay raises, postal reform and federal management

    On this week’s Your Turn radio show, Greg Stanford from the Federal Managers Association discusses firing senior executives and sequestration, among other topics. Andy Medici from the Federal Times joins host Mike Causey to discuss pay raises, postal reform and the IRS budget.

  • Postal reform bill heading to Senate floor

    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee gave its stamp of approval Thursday to a sweeping overhaul of the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service. In a bipartisan 9-1 vote, the committee approved the 2014 Postal Reform Act and sent the measure to the Senate floor. The bill, which is the brainchild of Sens. Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), presents a laundry list of proposals to revamp the financially troubled Postal Service.

  • Latest postal reform bill includes USPS-only health plan

    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee debated an updated version of postal reform legislation Wednesday that would allow the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service to restructure its health benefits program. Included in the revised postal reform bill from Sens. Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) is a proposal that would create a new postal-only health plan within the broader Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP).