Video: USPS may resort to buyouts, early retirements to Reduce Staffing

The U.S. Postal Service may resort to early retirements and buyout offers as a way to slash its staff by 66,000 employees this year and another 51,000 next year. Combined, the planned cuts over the next two years amount to more than one-fifth the agency’s workforce. Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry said Wednesday […]

USPS Board of Governor’s Member resigns amid real estate scandal

From the Federal Times: Former U.S. Postal Service Governor Alan Kessler pressured postal executives to scuttle a planned property purchase that would have cost a friend millions of dollars, according to a report from the Office of Inspector General. The IG also found that the Postal Service general counsel, Mary Anne Gibbons, failed to act […]

Federal Times writer wins investigative journalism award for coverage of USPS Bernstock scandal

From the Federal Times Fedline blog: Senior Writer Stephen Losey won the first place award for investigative journalism for “Did top postal exec break contracting rules?”, which examined how former U.S. Postal Service executive Robert Bernstock awarded millions of dollars in no-bid contracts to his former business associates. “This look into non-bid contract giving by […]

Impact of USPS Administrative job cuts varies by organization

 At Federal Times’ request, the Postal Service provided a breakout of the impact on area offices, district offices and headquarters and HQ-related field units… The chart includes the initial number of positions, the projected level after the redesign takes effect and the difference between the two figures. Asked why  HQ and its field units are […]

Federal Times Stands By Their Story: USPS To Cut 30000 Positions in 2011

Federal Times story about USPS cutting 30,000 positions by the end of 2011 created a firestorm throughout the internet community. But if 7, 500 jobs are abolished, 22,500 employees leave through whatever method and USPS does not fill those 22,500 positions =30,000 positions gone. Here is what Federal Times had to say: Apparently, there is […]

USPS OIG: Former Postal Marketing Exec Robert Bernstock misused staff, contractors

From the Federal Times The U.S. Postal Service’s former top marketing executive repeatedly used government staff — and at least two business associates he hired with sole-source contracts — to manage his personal finances and outside business interests, according to a new report. Robert Bernstock, who resigned June 4, admitted to Office of Inspector General […]