Day: August 4, 2017

Federal House Rejects Outsourcing of Federal Jobs in Vote to Block Revival of Circular A-76

House Rejects Outsourcing of Federal Jobs in Vote to Block Revival of Circular A-76

  By Charles S. Clark July 28, 2017 The House on Thursday voted to continue a seven-year-old moratorium on public-private competition to perform certain federal jobs under the long-standing Office of Management and Budget Circular A-76. A bipartisan amendment by Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Pa., attached to the fiscal 2018 Defense appropriations bill was approved 253-172. “The …

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Union Federal Unions Need to Redefine Their Role

Federal Unions Need to Redefine Their Role

It’s not fake news: The union movement is close to extinct in the private sector. Union membership now accounts for less than 7 percent of the workforce. In government, at all levels, the percentage is almost 35 percent. Federal unions have added members but total public sector membership fell from 2015 to 2016.  It’s unlikely …

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News During Visit A Factory Worker Tears Into Paul Ryan

During Visit A Factory Worker Tears Into Paul Ryan

For many Republicans in America’s heartland, the level of frustration with Washington D.C. is at an all time high. The GOP has the White House and both chambers on Capitol Hill, but little is being accomplished. The promises made to get elected going unfulfilled. Many waited eight long years through the previous administration, and their …

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News Newsweek Just Roasted “Lazy” Trump With This Devastating Cover

Newsweek Just Roasted “Lazy” Trump With This Devastating Cover

By Morgan Hill Politics | Published on August 3, 2017 Six months into his first term as President, Donald Trump has achieved almost nothing that he promised he’d do. His biggest accomplishments are choosing a Supreme Court justice, watching the dishonorable goons in the Senate rewrite the rules to ram through confirmation of a seat …

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News GOP senator flees from Ohio woman’s questions — in a golf cart

GOP senator flees from Ohio woman’s questions — in a golf cart

By Alison R. Parker   | August 4, 2017 When an Ohio woman tried to confront Republican Sen. Rob Portman on his environmental record, he couldn’t get away from the spotlight fast enough. Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman flees in a golf cart from voters’ questions. Indivisible Columbus Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman may need a reminder …

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Postal USPS’ Pay for Performance System Isn’t Rewarding Top Performing Employees

USPS’ Pay for Performance System Isn’t Rewarding Top Performing Employees

August 3, 2017 The U.S. Postal Service is failing to reward its top performers under a pay system designed to recognize excellence, according to a new report, instead relying on group metrics that collectively punish employees for the work of their colleagues. Using the Capital Metro Area as a sample, the USPS inspector general found 30 percent …

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Postal USPS CFO responds to “Why the Post Office Gives Amazon Special Delivery” article

USPS CFO responds to “Why the Post Office Gives Amazon Special Delivery” article

Posted on August 2, 2017 by postal 8/1/17 – While Josh Sandbulte gets some things right about the Postal Service in his self-serving opinion piece “Why the Post Office Gives Amazon Special Delivery” (July 14): he provides an inaccurate and unfair account of the package delivery side of our business. By law our competitive package …

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Postal A Grand Alliance To Save Our Post Office (Video)

A Grand Alliance To Save Our Post Office (Video)

We're excited to announce the release of our report–The Future of the U.S. Postal Service–and a new video featuring highlights of community field hearings.Read the full report here: http://agrandalliance.org/field-hearings. Posted by A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service on Thursday, August 3, 2017

Video White House Spin (Video)

White House Spin (Video)

White House spin 8/2/2017 Now we know why Sarah Huckabee Sanders wears those pearls — so she'll have something to clutch! Posted by act.tv on Wednesday, August 2, 2017