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Federal Eye: August 2, 2009 - August 8, 2009

Senators Appear Split on Postal Service's Future

Senators appeared split on Thursday about how to address the Postal Service's worsening financial condition, as lawmakers with oversight of mail delivery reviewed possibly closing facilities, ending Saturday mail delivery, cutting workers and restructuring costly payments to an employee retiree...

By Ed O'Keefe  | August 6, 2009; 10:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Congress, Oversight  
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Eye Opener: Preserving the Pentagon

The Defense Department is working to preserve some of the original interior and exterior of the Pentagon -- the nation's largest government building. Happy Thursday! Should the Defense Department preserve a small section of old Pentagon office space for...

By Ed O'Keefe  | August 6, 2009; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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$2.4 Billion Quarterly Loss for Postal Service

Updated 12:56 p.m. ET The U.S. Postal Service lost $2.4 billion during its third quarter and forecasts a $7 billion year-end loss, according to figures released Wednesday. Mail volume has dropped 12.6 percent so far this year, adding to a...

By Ed O'Keefe  | August 5, 2009; 10:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
Categories:  Agencies and Departments  
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Gulf Coast Worried About 2010 Census

A coalition of community and civil rights leaders from the Gulf Coast region is asking Congress to keep close tabs on how the Census Bureau counts Americans displaced almost four years ago by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the latest regional...

By Ed O'Keefe  | August 5, 2009; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Census, From The Pages of The Post  
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Eye Opener: Military Clamping Down on Facebook

U.S. troops face at least a temporary ban on social media sites until the Pentagon sorts out how to allow access to them. Happy Wednesday! The military is clamping down on the use of Facebook, Twitter and other social...

By Ed O'Keefe  | August 5, 2009; 6:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Correction and Clarification to Recent FDA Story

A July 28 Federal Eye report and a July 29 Washington Post article about an inspection by Federal Protective Service officers at the Food and Drug Administration headquarters incorrectly reported the status of about 58 privately contracted security guards. The...

By Ed O'Keefe  | August 4, 2009; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  About the Blog, Agencies and Departments  
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Chatting With The Eye!

Here are some highlights from today's Post Politics Hour live discussion with The Federal Eye: Clunkers: I was thinking about the "Clunkers" program on the drive to the beach this weekend, and I thought "perfect stimulus." Cities and states reap...

By Ed O'Keefe  | August 4, 2009; 11:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Eye Opener: Is Greg Craig Out?

Updated 10:37 a.m. ET Happy Tuesday! Another day, another news report suggesting a senior Obama administration official is on the outs. This time, it's White House Counsel Gregory Craig, a longtime Washington hand who was one of President Obama's...

By Ed O'Keefe  | August 4, 2009; 6:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Roberta Baskin Joins HHS as Adviser

The revolving door spins again! This time it's former television reporter Roberta Baskin, who will join the Department of Health and Human Service's office of inspector general as a senior communications adviser in mid-August. Inspector General Daniel Levinson announced the...

By Ed O'Keefe  | August 3, 2009; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Agencies and Departments, Oversight, Revolving Door  
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Census 2010 to Report Same-Sex Marriage Data

The U.S. Census Bureau will for the first time publicly report the number of same-sex marriages following next year's decennial census. Updated 3:46 p.m. ET The Census Bureau will for the first time publicly release the number of gay...

By Ed O'Keefe  | August 3, 2009; 3:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Census  
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Personal Data Mishandled at Commerce Dept.

The names and Social Security numbers of at least 27,000 Commerce Department employees were exposed to a risk of identity theft following an inappropriate transfer of the personal information in mid-July, according to a letter sent to department employees last...

By Ed O'Keefe  | August 3, 2009; 12:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Agencies and Departments, Workplace Issues  
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Eye Opener: Aug. 3, 2009

Happy Monday! Follow The Federal Eye on Twitter and submit your news tips here. In the news... • Cabinet and Staff News: Ray LaHood says that "Cash for Clunkers" will end if the Senate doesn't act this week. Obama's...

By Ed O'Keefe  | August 3, 2009; 6:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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