"... open New Year’s Eve Thursday but will shorten retail lobby hours, some closing as early as noon. ..."
"... FEEA sponsors the only scholarship competition program open exclusively to federal employees, their spouses, and their children — rewarding hard work and service through this merit-based program. Awards range from $500 to $2,000 for one year. FEEA also administers a number of special scholarships. Students can win up to $7,500 by stacking special scholarships on top of FEEA’s signature scholarship.
Each year, FEEA raises money for its scholarship program through the Combined Federal Campaign. The scholarships available in each region are determined by CFC donations in that area. ..."
"... The Deputy Postmaster General said the plan now is to move to a 5-day delivery, with post offices open 6 days a week. Delivery will continue to Post Office boxes on a 6-day schedule, so if customers "want to rent a box they can get delivery that way too," said Donahoe. ..."
"... audit found that at a September 2008 sales conference, one dinner for 650 Postal employees cost roughly $62,714, or about $96 a guest. Another two-day meeting in September of '08 that cost $27,567 included a per-dinner cost of $93, and employees were given free lodging "even though their official duty station was within nine miles of the conference facility." ..."
"... In a response, Anthony Vegliante, chief human resources officer and executive vice president of USPS, said deadlines could cause district managers to rush reviews and channel employees with job-related injuries into ill-conceived jobs. ..."
"... “It’s not our intention to use this as a vehicle to convince anybody about the passage of any particular or future legislation," he continued. "But our feeling is you gotta create some place where those who are responsible for creating policy can go and learn about pros and cons, learn about the ideas that people have been willing to contribute and then judge for yourself whether the ideas need to be focused on more closely.” ..."
"... The U.S. Postal Service's new bar code system for tracking mail has been delivered behind schedule, over cost and without key functionalities, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office. ..."