Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe testified before a Senate subcommittee on May 17 that in its current financial state, the Post Office does not have the funds necessary to make a $5.5 billion pre-payment for retiree benefits due later this year.
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The Postal Service has released statistics for 2010 highlighting the worst cities for dog attacks on mail carriers.
Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-IL) has introduced the Congressional Pay Accountability Act which, if passed, would require members of Congress to pass a budget before they could be paid.
The Republican Study Committee has released a budget proposal that would make $9.1 trillion in spending cuts, some of which would impact federal employees.
AFGE filed a lawsuit today against the government which claims that requiring federal employees to work during a shutdown without pay is a violation of the Constitution.
Rep Jim Moran (D-VA) has introduced legislation that would guarantee retroactive pay for federal employees who are furloughed in the event of a government shutdown.
The White House is now on the record as being in favor of reimbursing federal employees’ pay in the event of a shutdown.
Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) has pledged to forego his salary if a shutdown occurs and is urging his colleagues to do the same.
The House Budget Committee has released its proposed budget for FY 2012. Among other cuts to government, the proposed budget suggests a pay freeze for federal employees and an increase in the amount they have to pay for their pension benefits.