As the Postal Service continues to struggle with financial losses, it has come to an agreement with the American Postal Workers Union on a tentative March 14 labor agreement that will save $3.8 billion, largely via pay and benefits cuts.
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.