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USPS Reports $748 Million Net Loss in Q1 2020

By on February 7, 2020 in Agency News with 0 Comments
USPS Reports $748 Million Net Loss in Q1 2020

The Postal Service reported another net loss for Q1 2020, but it was actually an improvement over last year.

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House Passes USPS Fairness Act

By on February 6, 2020 in Agency News with 0 Comments
House Passes USPS Fairness Act

Legislation that would eliminate the Postal Service’s retirement pre-funding mandate has taken another step forward in the legislative process.

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The Postal Service’s ‘Union Problem’

on February 1, 2020 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The author says that thanks to "ludicrous agreements with unions," labor costs at an agency with already seriously ailing finances are getting out of control.

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FRTIB Awards TSP Annuity Contract

By on January 31, 2020 in Agency News with 0 Comments
FRTIB Awards TSP Annuity Contract

The FRTIB announced that it has awarded its life annuity contract for the TSP to MetLife.

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Grand Jury Hearing Evidence in Potential Serial Killer Case at West Virginia VA Hospital

on January 30, 2020 in Agency News with 0 Comments

Federal prosecutors have convened a grand jury to hear evidence in the case of a potential serial killer at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Clarksburg, West Virginia, according to an individual briefed on the case.

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Should Agencies be Required to Use Zero-Emission Vehicles?

By on January 23, 2020 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Should Agencies be Required to Use Zero-Emission  Vehicles?

One lawmaker wants to require federal agencies to only purchase or lease zero-emission vehicles for their fleets.

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DOT Proposes Banning ‘Emotional Support Animals’ on Airplanes

By on January 22, 2020 in Agency News with 0 Comments
DOT Proposes Banning ‘Emotional Support Animals’ on Airplanes

The Transportation Department has proposed a rule change that would limit the practice of bringing untrained animals onto airplanes.

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Layers of Problems Drive Morale Issues at the Department of Homeland Security

By on January 21, 2020 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Layers of Problems Drive Morale Issues at the Department of Homeland Security

What drives morale in an agency? The author analyzes the situation at DHS.

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BLM Provides Details About its Headquarters Move

By on January 14, 2020 in Agency News with 0 Comments
BLM Provides Details About its Headquarters Move

The Bureau of Land Management has set up a web page with information about the relocation of its headquarters.

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Does the USPS Owe its Retirees Health Care Like Social Security?

on January 13, 2020 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The author says that a plan put forth in Congress to remedy the ailing finances at the Postal Service would do more harm than good.

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