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21st Century Postal Service Act of 2012

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  • Workers' Compensation Reform Act of 2012

Short Titles as Reported to Senate

21st Century Postal Service Act of 2012

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  • Workers' Compensation Reform Act of 2012

Short Titles as Introduced

21st Century Postal Service Act of 2011

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  • Workers' Compensation Reform Act of 2011

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A bill to improve, sustain, and transform the United States Postal Service.


Actions Overview (4)

Date
04/25/2012Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 62 - 37. Record Vote Number: 82.
01/31/2012By Senator Lieberman from Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs filed written report. Report No. 112-143. Additional views filed.
01/26/2012Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Reported by Senator Lieberman with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
11/02/2011Introduced in Senate

All Actions (113)

Date Chamber
04/26/2012-7:49pmHouseHeld at the desk.
04/26/2012SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
04/26/2012-10:54amHouseReceived in the House.
04/25/2012SenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 62 - 37. Record Vote Number: 82.
04/25/2012SenateS.Amdt.2000 Amendment SA 2000 as modified agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
04/25/2012SenateS.Amdt.2032 Amendment SA 2032 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
04/25/2012SenateS.Amdt.2032 Amendment SA 2032 proposed by Senator Tester to Amendment SA 2000. (consideration: CR S2693; text: CR S2693) To appropriately limit the pay of Postal Service executives.
04/25/2012SenateS.Amdt.2071 Amendment SA 2071 as modified agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote. (text as modifed: CR S2683)
04/25/2012SenateS.Amdt.2050 Amendment SA 2050 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
04/25/2012SenateS.Amdt.2050 Amendment SA 2050 proposed by Senator Schumer to Amendment SA 2000. (consideration: CR S2692; text: CR S2692) To maintain all current door delivery point services.
04/25/2012SenateS.Amdt.2074 Amendment SA 2074 as modified agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote. (text as modified: CR S2692)
04/25/2012SenateS.Amdt.2074 Amendment SA 2074 proposed by Senator Rockefeller to Amendment SA 2000. (consideration: CR S2691-2692) To improve the Postal Service Health Benefits Program.
04/25/2012SenateS.Amdt.2073 Amendment SA 2073 as modified agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote. (text as modified: CR S2691)
04/25/2012SenateS.Amdt.2073 Amendment SA 2073 proposed by Senator Rockefeller to Amendment SA 2000. (consideration: CR S2691) Relative to Medicare educational program for Postal Service employees and retirees.
04/25/2012SenateS.Amdt.2036 Amendment SA 2036 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
04/25/2012SenateS.Amdt.2036 Amendment SA 2036 proposed by Senator Pryor to Amendment SA 2000. (consideration: CR S2691; text: CR S2691) To express the sense of the Senate with respect to the closing and consolidation of postal facilities and post offices.
04/25/2012SenateS.Amdt.2030 Amendment SA 2030 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
04/25/2012SenateS.Amdt.2030 Amendment SA 2030 proposed by Senator McCaskill to Amendment SA 2000. (consideration: CR S2690-2691) To improve the workers compensation provisions.
04/25/2012SenateS.Amdt.2046 Amendment SA 2046, under the order of 4/19/2012, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, was not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 46 - 53. Record Vote Number: 81.
04/25/2012SenateS.Amdt.2046 Amendment SA 2046 proposed by Senator DeMint to Amendment SA 2000. (consideration: CR S2690; text: CR S2690) To provide protections for postal workers with respect to their right not to subsidize union nonrepresentational activities.
04/25/2012SenateS.Amdt.2072 Amendment SA 2072 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
04/25/2012SenateS.Amdt.2072 Amendment SA 2072 proposed by Senator Landrieu to Amendment SA 2000. (consideration: CR S2689-2690; text: CR S2689) To determine the impact of certain postal facility closures or consolidations on small business.
04/25/2012SenateS.Amdt.2042 Amendment SA 2042, under the order of 4/19/2012, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, was not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 44 - 54. Record Vote Number: 80.
04/25/2012SenateS.Amdt.2042 Amendment SA 2042 proposed by Senator Casey to Amendment SA 2000. (consideration: CR S2688-2689; text: CR S2688-2689) To maintain current delivery time for market-dominant products.
04/25/2012SenateS.Amdt.2039 Amendment SA 2039, under the order of 4/19/2012, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, was not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 23 - 76. Record Vote Number: 79.
04/25/2012SenateS.Amdt.2039 Amendment SA 2039 proposed by Senator Paul to Amendment SA 2000. (consideration: CR S2688; text: CR S2688) To prohibit employees of the United States Postal Service from engaging in collective bargaining.
04/25/2012SenateS.Amdt.2066 Amendment SA 2066 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
04/25/2012SenateS.Amdt.2066 Amendment SA 2066 proposed by Senator Carper to Amendment SA 2000. (consideration: CR S2687-2688; text: CR S2687) To appropriately limit the compensation of executives of the Postal Service.
04/25/2012SenateS.Amdt.2029 Amendment SA 2029 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote. (text as modified: CR S2687)
04/25/2012SenateS.Amdt.2029 Amendment SA 2029 proposed by Senator Paul to Amendment SA 2000. (consideration: CR S2687) To require the Postal Service to take into consideration the impact of regulations when developing a profitability plan.
04/25/2012SenateS.Amdt.2028 Amendment SA 2028, under the order of 4/19/2012, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, was not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 35 - 64. Record Vote Number: 78.
04/25/2012SenateS.Amdt.2028 Amendment SA 2028 proposed by Senator Paul to Amendment SA 2000. (consideration: CR S2685-2687; text: CR S2685-2686) To establish a pilot program to test alternative methods for the delivery of postal services.
04/25/2012SenateS.Amdt.2027 Amendment SA 2027 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
04/25/2012SenateS.Amdt.2027 Amendment SA 2027 proposed by Senator Paul to Amendment SA 2000. (consideration: CR S2685; text: CR S2685) To require the closing of post offices in the Capitol Complex.
04/25/2012SenateS.Amdt.2076 Amendment SA 2076 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
04/25/2012SenateS.Amdt.2076 Amendment SA 2076 proposed by Senator Bingaman to Amendment SA 2000. (consideration: CR S2684-2785; text: CR S2685) To require that State liaisons for States without a district office are located within their respective States.
04/25/2012SenateS.Amdt.2079 Amendment SA 2079, under the order of 4/19/2012, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, was not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 43 - 53. Record Vote Number: 77.
04/25/2012SenateS.Amdt.2079 Amendment SA 2079 proposed by Senator Manchin to Amendment SA 2000. (consideration: CR S2683-2684; text: CR S2684) To extend the moratorium on the closing and consolidation of postal facilities or post offices, stations, or branches.
04/25/2012SenateS.Amdt.2071 Amendment SA 2071 proposed by Senator Lieberman for Senator Warner to Amendment SA 2000. (consideration: CR S2683, S2692-2693) To require reporting regarding retirement processing and modernization.
04/25/2012SenateConsidered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2683-2697)
04/25/2012SenateS.Amdt.2000 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2683)
04/24/2012SenateS.Amdt.2025 Amendment SA 2025, under the order of 4/19/2012, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, was not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 35 - 64. Record Vote Number: 76.
04/24/2012SenateS.Amdt.2025 Amendment SA 2025 proposed by Senator Paul to Amendment SA 2000. (consideration: CR S2650-2651; text: CR S2650) To end the mailbox use monopoly.
04/24/2012SenateS.Amdt.2049 Amendment SA 2049, under the order of 4/19/2012, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, was not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 57 - 42. Record Vote Number: 75.
04/24/2012SenateS.Amdt.2049 Amendment SA 2049 proposed by Senator Akaka to Amendment SA 2000. (consideration: CR S2649-2650; text: CR S2650) To allow supervisory and other managerial organizations to participate in the planning and development of changes in, or termination of, pay policies and schedules and fringe benefit programs.
04/24/2012SenateS.Amdt.2083 Amendment SA 2083, under the order of 4/19/2012, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, was not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 29 - 70. Record Vote Number: 74.
04/24/2012SenateS.Amdt.2083 Amendment SA 2083 proposed by Senator Corker to Amendment SA 2000. (consideration: CR S2649; text: CR S2649) To improve the bill.
04/24/2012SenateS.Amdt.2047 Amendment SA 2047 as modified agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote. (text as modified: CR S2648)
04/24/2012SenateS.Amdt.2047 Amendment SA 2047 proposed by Senator Bennet to Amendment SA 2000. (consideration: CR S2647-2649) To establish citizen's service protection advocates, to require the Strategic Advisory Commission on Postal Service Solvency and Innovation to study the advisability of the Postal Service entering into inter-agency agreements with respect to post offices, and to require the Postal Service to develop a strategic plan for entering into such inter-agency agreements.
04/24/2012SenateS.Amdt.2034 Amendment SA 2034, under the order of 4/19/2012, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, was not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 46 - 53. Record Vote Number: 73.
04/24/2012SenateS.Amdt.2034 Amendment SA 2034 proposed by Senator Akaka to Amendment SA 2000. (consideration: CR S2646-2647; text as modified: CR S2646-2647) To provide appropriate workers compensation for Federal employees.
04/24/2012SenateS.Amdt.2082 Amendment SA 2082 as modified agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote. (text: CR S2645)
04/24/2012SenateS.Amdt.2082 Amendment SA 2082 proposed by Senator Durbin to Amendment SA 2000. (consideration: CR S2645-2646) To prohibit the Postal Service from closing, consolidating, or reducing the workforce of certain postal facilities.
04/24/2012SenateS.Amdt.2043 Amendment SA 2043, under the order of 4/19/2012, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, was not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 43 - 56. Record Vote Number: 72.
04/24/2012SenateS.Amdt.2043 Amendment SA 2043 proposed by Senator Udall NM to Amendment SA 2000. (consideration: CR S2644-2645; text as modified CR S2644) To strike the limitations on changes to mail delivery schedule, with an offset.
04/24/2012SenateS.Amdt.2080 Amendment SA 2080 as modified agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote. (text as modified: CR S2644)
04/24/2012SenateS.Amdt.2080 Amendment SA 2080 proposed by Senator Snowe to Amendment SA 2000. (consideration: CR S2644) To require the Postal Rate Commission to evaluate area mail processing studies.
04/24/2012SenateS.Amdt.2031 Amendment SA 2031 as modified agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote. (text as modified: CR S2643)
04/24/2012SenateS.Amdt.2031 Amendment SA 2031 proposed by Senator McCaskill to Amendment SA 2000. (consideration: CR S2643-2644) To prohibit the closing of a rural post office unless certain conditions are met and to establish a moratorium on the closing of rural post offices.
04/24/2012SenateS.Amdt.2061 Amendment SA 2061 as modified, under the order of 4/19/2012, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, the amendment was not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 33 - 65. Record Vote Number: 71. (text as modified: CR S2642)
04/24/2012SenateS.Amdt.2061 Amendment SA 2061 proposed by Senator Coburn to Amendment SA 2000. (consideration: CR S2642-2643) To achieve long-term cost-savings by allowing the Postmaster General to reduce the postal workforce through mandatory retirements for eligible employees.
04/24/2012SenateS.Amdt.2058 Amendment SA 2058 as modified agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote. (text as modified: CR S2641-2642)
04/24/2012SenateS.Amdt.2058 Amendment SA 2058 proposed by Senator Coburn to Amendment SA 2000. (consideration: CR S2641-2642) To improve access to postal services in communities potentially affected by a postal closing or consolidation.
04/24/2012SenateS.Amdt.2020 Amendment SA 2020 as modified agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote. (text as modified: CR S2641)
04/24/2012SenateS.Amdt.2020 Amendment SA 2020 proposed by Senator Wyden to Amendment SA 2000. (consideration: CR S2641) To require the Postal Service to consider the effect of closing or consolidating a postal facility on the ability of the affected community to vote by mail and to provide for a moratorium on the closing or consolidation of post offices and postal facilities to protect the ability to vote by mail.
04/24/2012SenateS.Amdt.2033 Amendment SA 2033, under the order of 4/19/2012, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, the amendment was not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 30 - 69. Record Vote Number: 70.
04/24/2012SenateS.Amdt.2033 Amendment SA 2033 proposed by Senator McCain to Amendment SA 2000. (consideration: CR S2640-2641) To establish the Commission on Postal Reorganization.
04/24/2012SenateS.Amdt.2060 Amendment SA 2060 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
04/24/2012SenateS.Amdt.2060 Amendment SA 2060 proposed by Senator Coburn to Amendment SA 2000. (consideration: CR S2639-2640; text: CR S2639-2640) To provide transparency, accountability, and limitations of Government sponsored conferences.
04/24/2012SenateS.Amdt.2056 Amendment SA 2056 as modified agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote. (text as modified: CR S2637-2638)
04/24/2012SenateS.Amdt.2056 Amendment SA 2056 proposed by Senator Tester to Amendment SA 2000. (consideration: CR S2637-2659) To modify the process for closing or consolidating post offices and postal facilities.
04/24/2012SenateS.Amdt.2000 Motion to waive all applicable budgetary discipline with respect to amendment SA 2000 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 62 - 37. Record Vote Number: 69.
04/24/2012SenateS.Amdt.2000 Point of order raised in Senate with respect to amendment SA 2000.
04/24/2012SenateConsidered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2634-26351)
04/24/2012SenateS.Amdt.2000 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2534)
04/19/2012SenateS.Amdt.2016 SA 2016 fell when SA 2015 withdrawn. (consideration: CR S2538)
04/19/2012SenateS.Amdt.2015 Proposed amendment SA 2015 withdrawn in Senate. (consideration: CR S2538)
04/19/2012SenateS.Amdt.2014 SA 2014 fell when SA 2013 withdrawn. (consideration: CR S2538)
04/19/2012SenateS.Amdt.2013 Proposed amendment SA 2013 withdrawn in Senate. (consideration: CR S2538)
04/19/2012SenateS.Amdt.2019 SA 2019 fell when SA 2018 fell. (consideration: CR S2538)
04/19/2012SenateS.Amdt.2018 SA 2018 fell when SA 2017 withdrawn. (consideration: CR S2538)
04/19/2012SenateS.Amdt.2017 Proposed amendment SA 2017 withdrawn in Senate. (consideration: CR S2538)
04/19/2012SenateMotion by Senator Reid to recommit to Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs with instructions to report back forthwith with amendment SA 2017 was withdrawn in Senate by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2538)
04/19/2012SenateCloture motion on the bill withdrawn by unanimous consent in Senate. (consideration: CR S2538)
04/19/2012SenateCloture motion on amendment SA 2000 withdrawn by unanimous consent in Senate. (consideration: CR S2538)
04/17/2012SenateS.Amdt.2019 Amendment SA 2019 proposed by Senator Reid to Amendment SA 2018. (consideration: CR S2369; text: CR S2369) Of a perfecting nature.
04/17/2012SenateS.Amdt.2018 Amendment SA 2018 proposed by Senator Reid to Amendment SA 2017 (the instructions of the motion). (consideration: CR S2369; text: CR S2369) Of a perfecting nature.
04/17/2012SenateS.Amdt.2017 Amendment SA 2017 proposed by Senator Reid. (consideration: CR S2369; text: CR S2369) To change the enactment date.
04/17/2012SenateMotion by Senator Reid to recommit to Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs with instructions to report back forthwith with amendment SA 2017 made in Senate. (consideration: CR S2369)
04/17/2012SenateCloture motion on the bill presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S2369; text: CR S2369)
04/17/2012SenateS.Amdt.2016 Amendment SA 2016 proposed by Senator Reid to Amendment SA 2015. (consideration: CR S2369; text: CR S2369) Of a perfecting nature.
04/17/2012SenateS.Amdt.2015 Amendment SA 2015 proposed by Senator Reid to language proposed to be stricken by amendment no. SA 2000. (consideration: CR S2369; text: CR S2369) To change the enactment date.
04/17/2012SenateCloture motion on amendment SA 2000 presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S2369; text: CR S2369)
04/17/2012SenateS.Amdt.2014 Amendment SA 2014 proposed by Senator Reid to Amendment SA 2013. (consideration: CR S2369; text: CR S2369) Of a perfecting nature.
04/17/2012SenateS.Amdt.2013 Amendment SA 2013 proposed by Senator Reid to Amendment SA 2000. (consideration: CR S2369; text: CR S2369) To change the enactment date.
04/17/2012SenateS.Amdt.2000 Amendment SA 2000 proposed by Senator Reid for Senator Lieberman. (consideration: CR S2369, S2435-2451; text as modified: CR S2435-2451) In the nature of a substitute.
04/17/2012SenateThe committee reported substitute was withdrawn by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2369)
04/17/2012SenateMeasure laid before Senate by motion. (consideration: CR S2357-2370, S2435-2451; text of measure as reported in Senate: CR S2357-2368)
04/17/2012SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2356)
04/17/2012SenateUpon reconsideration, cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 74 - 22. Record Vote Number: 66. (consideration: CR S2349; text: CR S2349)
04/17/2012SenateMotion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (consideration: CR S2348-2357)
04/17/2012SenateMotion by Senator Reid to reconsider the vote by which the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S. 1789 was not invoked (Roll Call Vote No. 60) agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2348)
04/17/2012SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of the motion to reconsider the vote by which the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S. 1789 was not invoked (Roll Call Vote No. 60) agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2348)
03/27/2012SenateMotion by Senator Reid to reconsider the vote by which the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S. 1789 was not invoked (Roll Call Vote No. 60) entered in Senate. (consideration: CR S2055)
03/27/2012SenateCloture on the motion to proceed to the measure not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 51 - 46. Record Vote Number: 60. (consideration: CR S2054-2055; text: CR S2054)
03/22/2012SenateCloture motion on the motion to proceed to the bill presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S1985; text: CR S1985)
03/22/2012SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (consideration: CR S1985)
01/31/2012SenateBy Senator Lieberman from Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs filed written report. Report No. 112-143. Additional views filed.
01/26/2012SenatePlaced on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 296.
01/26/2012SenateCommittee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Reported by Senator Lieberman with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
Action By: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
11/09/2011SenateCommittee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
Action By: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
11/02/2011SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. (text of measure as introduced: CR S7070-7081)
11/02/2011SenateSponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S7070)

Cosponsors (3)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME]* 11/02/2011
Sen. Carper, Thomas R. [D-DE]* 11/02/2011
Sen. Brown, Scott P. [R-MA]* 11/02/2011

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs11/02/2011 Referred to
11/09/2011 Markup by
01/26/2012 Reported by S. Rept. 112-143

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Passed Senate amended (04/25/2012)

21st Century Postal Service Act of 2012 - Title I: Postal Workforce Matters - (Sec. 101) Requires the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to determine, on an annual basis, the amount of any surplus contributions by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to the Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS) and to transfer any such amount to USPS in FY2011-FY2014 to be used to pay the cost of voluntary separation incentive payments for postal employees who voluntarily separate from service before October 1, 2015. Allows any additional surplus contributions to be used for repayment of debts incurred by USPS or for making required payments to the Employees' Compensation Fund, USPS retiree health benefits funds, and the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund.

(Sec. 102) Allows USPS to: (1) provide voluntary separation incentive payments of up to $25,000 to USPS employees who voluntarily separate before October 1, 2015; and (2) offer up to one year of additional creditable service for postal employees in the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) who voluntarily separate from service before such date, and up to two years for employees in FERS who voluntarily separate from service before such date. Disqualifies any employee who receives such additional credits from receiving a voluntary separation incentive payment.

Requires USPS to offer voluntary separation incentives to ensure that the size and cost of the USPS workforce is appropriate to perform its duties, taking into consideration the closure and consolidation of postal facilities, the ability of USPS employees to operate existing facilities more efficiently, and the number of employees eligible for retirement or early retirement. Establishes a goal for the reduction of USPS career employees of 18% by the end of FY2015.

(Sec. 103) Restructures the pre-funding requirements for USPS retiree health benefits by replacing the current schedule of annual payments to the Postal Service Retiree Health Benefits Fund with a schedule of annual installment payments that will liquidate pension liabilities by September 30, 2052, or within 15 years, whichever is later. Requires the government's contributions to be paid first, beginning with enactment of this Act, from the Postal Service Retiree Health Benefits Fund up to the amount contained in the Fund (currently, such contributions are to be paid by the Postal Service through September 30, 2016). Reduces the pre-funding requirement for retiree health benefits to 80% of projected liability (currently, 100%).

(Sec. 104) Authorizes USPS to negotiate jointly with all employee bargaining representatives until the end of FY2012 to establish the Postal Service Health Benefits Program outside of the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program. Sets forth the basic requirements for such Program, including that it provide coverage that is actuarially equivalent to the types of plans available under the FEHB Program.

(Sec. 105) Requires the Postmaster General to develop an educational program for USPS employees and annuitants who may be eligible for Medicare to learn how Medicare benefits interact with and can supplement benefits under the FEHB Program.

(Sec. 106) Requires any arbitration board deciding a contract dispute between USPS and labor organizations to: (1) render a decision not later than 45 days after the date of its appointment; and (2) consider such relevant factors as the financial condition of USPS.

(Sec. 107) Requires the Director of OPM to: (1) submit to Congress and the Comptroller General (GAO) not later than 60 days after the enactment of this Act and every month thereafter a report that evaluates the timeliness, completeness, and accuracy of USPS information on employee retirements; (2) post such information on the OPM website; and (3) submit to Congress and GAO a timetable for completion of each component of a retirement systems modernization project.

(Sec. 108) Imposes limits on the rate of compensation, including bonuses, for certain USPS officers and employees.

Title II: Postal Services and Operations - (Sec. 201) Requires USPS to maintain current delivery service standards during the three-year period beginning on the date of enactment of this Act, including overnight standards for first-class mail and periodicals, two-day delivery for first-class mail, and a maximum delivery time for first-class mail of three days within the continental United States.

(Sec. 202) Requires USPS, before making a determination as to the necessity for closing or consolidating any postal facility, to: (1) conduct an area mail processing study that includes a plan to reduce the capacity of, but not close, the facility and a consideration of the effect of the closure or consolidation on the ability of individuals to vote by mail and the ability of USPS to timely deliver ballots by mail; (2) provide notice of a determination to close or consolidate a postal facility to Congress, the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC), and state officials; (3) ensure that interested persons have an opportunity to submit public comments during a 45-day period after notice of intent to close or consolidate a postal facility is given; (4) consider such public comments and the effects of a proposed closure or consolidation within a 30-day period after the initial period for public comments; (5) publish on its website a justification statement for any closure or consolidation; and (6) wait 15 days after posting such justification statement before closing or consolidating a postal facility.

Prohibits the closure or consolidation of a postal facility during the three-year period beginning on the date of enactment of this Act if such closure or consolidation prevents USPS from maintaining current service standards.

Allows any interested person to lodge a complaint with PRC if such person believes that the closure or consolidation of a postal facility is not in conformance with applicable service standards.

(Sec. 203) Requires USPS, within six months after the enactment of this Act, to establish service standards for market-dominant products.

(Sec. 204) Requires USPS, within one year after the enactment of this Act, to develop and submit to Congress a revised and updated version of the plan to expand and market retail access to postal services.

(Sec. 205) Requires USPS, prior to closing or consolidating a post office, including a post office in a rural area, to consider: (1) alternatives, including reducing the hours of such post office; (2) the effects on the community and businesses served by such post office and on the employees of such post office; and (3) whether substantial economic savings to USPS would result.

(Sec. 206) Requires USPS to submit to the House Committee on Oversight and Governmental Reform and the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: (1) a comprehensive strategic plan to govern decisions relating to area and district office structure; and (2) a 10-year plan, including a timetable, that provides for consolidation of area and district offices. Requires an update to such plan at least once every five years.

Requires USPS, within one year after the enactment of this Act, to: (1) consolidate district offices that are located within 50 miles of each other, (2) consolidate area and district offices that have less than the mean mail volume and number of work hours for all such offices, and (3) relocate area offices to headquarters.

(Sec. 207) Prohibits USPS from establishing a general, nationwide delivery schedule of five or fewer days for at least 24 months after the enactment of this Act. Requires USPS, prior to implementing any five-day delivery schedule, to: (1) identify customers and communities for whom a change may have a disproportionate, negative impact; (2) develop measures to ameliorate any such impact; and (3) implement measures to increase revenue and reduce costs and evaluate whether such measures will allow USPS to achieve long-term financial solvency without implementing a five-day delivery schedule.

Requires GAO to report on whether USPS has complied with measures for implementing any change in its delivery schedule and whether a change in its delivery schedule is necessary to allow USPS to achieve long-term solvency.

Requires USPS to ensure that any change in its delivery schedule will not result in more than two consecutive days without mail delivery, including recognized federal holidays.

(Sec. 208) Requires USPS to request the PRC to issue an advisory opinion relating to any change in the USPS delivery schedule. Requires PRC to issue such advisory opinion within 90 days.

(Sec. 209) Requires USPS to: (1) provide at least 30 days' notice of any proposed changes to mailing specifications not reviewed by PRC and to respond to public comments on such changes, and (2) analyze the financial impact of such proposed changes on USPS and its customers.

(Sec. 210) Authorizes USPS to provide other services that are not postal services after PRC determines that providing such services: (1) makes use of the processing, transportation, delivery, retail network, or technology of USPS; (2) would be consistent with the public interest and would not create unfair competition with the private sector; and (3) would have the potential to improve the financial position of USPS.

(Sec. 211) Establishes in USPS the position of Chief Innovation Officer to be appointed by the Postmaster General. Requires such Innovation Officer to have proven expertise and a record of accomplishment in areas such as: (1) the postal and shipping industry; (2) innovative product research and development; (3) brand marketing strategy; (4) new and emerging technologies, including communications technology; or (5) business process management.

Requires the Chief Innovation Officer to report to Congress on a comprehensive strategy for improving the net financial position of USPS through innovation, including the offering of new postal and nonpostal products and services.

(Sec. 212) Establishes in USPS a Strategic Advisory Commission on Postal Service Solvency and Innovation as an independent commission to provide strategic guidance to the President, Congress, the Board of Governors of the Postal Service, and the Postmaster General on enhancing the long-term solvency of USPS and to foster innovative thinking to address the challenges facing USPS.

(Sec. 213) Authorizes the appointment of a citizen's service protection advocate to represent the interests of postal customers affected by the proposed closing or consolidation of a postal facility. Requires USPS to provide such advocate with information and assistance relating to any closing or consolidation.

(Sec. 214) Prohibits USPS from maintaining or operating more than one post office in the U.S. Capitol Complex in a House Office Building or in a Senate Office Building.

Title III: Federal Employees' Compensation Act - Workers' Compensation Reform Act of 2012 - (Sec. 302) Amends the Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA) to revise benefit payments for FECA enrollees. Reduces FECA benefits for totally disabled enrollees to 50% of their pre-disability pay upon the enrollee reaching full retirement age, as defined in the Social Security Act. Exempts any enrollee who: (1) has attained retirement age by the date of enactment of this Act, (2) is an individual who has an exempt disability condition, or (3) is a member of a household that meets eligibility requirements for the supplemental nutrition assistance programs (SNAP).

(Sec. 303) Eliminates augmented compensation under FECA for dependents of postal employees who have a work-related injury. Exempts employees who are totally disabled and allows augmented compensation, for three years after the enactment of this title, for employees who are partially disabled.

(Sec. 304) Allows injured workers to receive schedule compensation payments (i.e., specific payments for certain injuries) if their FECA benefits are reduced under the provisions of this title.

(Sec. 305) Revises requirements for vocational rehabilitation of injured workers (except workers who have attained retirement age) by: (1) requiring such workers to develop a comprehensive return to work plan and undergo vocational rehabilitation, (2) authorizing the Secretary of Labor to enter into an assisted reemployment agreement with public or private employers for hiring individuals eligible for wage-loss compensation for up to three years, and (3) extending vocational rehabilitation opportunities under FECA to partially disabled workers.

(Sec. 306) Requires the Secretary to require employees who are receiving worker compensation benefits to report their earnings from employment or self-employment. Requires forfeiture of worker compensation for any period for which an employee fails to report or understates such earnings.

(Sec. 307) Requires the Secretary to: (1) establish a disability management review process for certifying and monitoring the disability status and injuries of employees receiving benefits, and (2) require employees receiving benefits to submit to physical examinations to assess the nature and extent of their disability.

(Sec. 308) Requires the three-day waiting period for the commencement of FECA benefits to begin immediately after a work-related injury for all injured federal employees (currently, different waiting periods apply to USPS employees and other federal employees).

(Sec. 309) Requires individuals who are eligible for compensation under FECA and under CSRS or FERS or another retirement system to elect which benefits to receive.

(Sec. 310) Authorizes the Secretary to: (1) use field nurses (registered nurses who assist in the medical management of disability claims and provide claimants with assistance in coordinating medical care) to coordinate medical services and vocational rehabilitation programs for injured employees, and (2) suspend compensation to employees who refuse to cooperate with a field nurse or who obstruct a field nurse in the performance of duties.

(Sec. 311) Allows the federal government to recover continuation of pay (i.e., salary that is continued to be paid during the 45-day period between the beneficiary's injury and the start of FECA disability benefits) from third parties who are liable for the beneficiary's work-related injury.

(Sec. 312) Directs the Secretary to establish an Integrity and Compliance Program (Program) and cooperate with other federal agencies to prevent, identify, and recover fraudulent and other improper payments for the FECA program. Establishes the FECA Integrity and Compliance Task Force to assist in implementing the Program. Grants the Secretary, the Postmaster General, and Inspectors General access to agency databases to improve compliance with requirements under the Program, including social security earnings information, the OPM retiree database, the Department of Veterans Affairs Beneficiaries Database, and the National Directory of New Hires. Requires the establishment of protocols for the secure transfer and storage of any information provided under the Program. Requires GAO to conduct periodic audits of the Program.

(Sec. 313) Increases to $50,000 the benefit amount for a severe disfigurement of the face, head, or neck. Increases to $6,000 the maximum benefit amount for the reimbursement for funeral expenses for an employee who dies due to a work-related injury.

(Sec. 314) Expands compensation provisions for the disability or death of a federal employee to include injuries sustained in at attack by a terrorist or terrorist organization, either known or unknown. Provides for continuation of pay for federal employees who sustain injuries in a zone of armed conflict.

(Sec. 316) Requires the Secretary to promulgate regulations to carry out this title, including regulations clarifying what a claim is and when a period of disability for which a claim is made commences.

Title IV: Other Matters - (Sec. 401) Requires USPS, not later than 90 days after the enactment of this Act, to submit to the House Committee on Oversight and Governmental Reform, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, GAO, and PRC a plan on how it will achieve long-term solvency. Requires USPS to update such plan at least quarterly, until the last quarter of FY2015.

(Sec. 402) Requires PRC, not earlier than three years after enactment of this Act, to begin a study to determine: (1) whether and to what extent any market-dominant classes, products, or types of mail services do not bear their direct and indirect costs; and (2) the impact of any excess USPS mail processing, transportation, or delivery capacity on the direct and indirect costs attributable to any class of mail that bears less than 100% of its costs. Requires PRC to hold a public hearing prior to completing such study and to update such study annually. Authorizes incremental increases in postal rates for any class of mail that recovers less than 90% of its costs.

(Sec. 403) Establishes within OMB the Federal Real Property Council to develop guidance for the asset management program of each executive agency. Requires the Council to identify agency field offices that are suitable for co-location with other federal civilian real property, including postal properties.

(Sec. 404) Authorizes USPS to enter into agreements with state and local governments and USPS departments (intra-service agreements) to provide property and services to such entities.

(Sec. 405) Authorizes the mailing of distilled spirits, wine, or malt beverages in accordance with the laws of the state, territory, or district where the sender initiates the mailing and the addressee takes delivery. Requires USPS to issue regulations to ensure that the addressee is at least 21 years of age and presents a valid, government-issued photo identification upon delivery.

(Sec. 406) Requires PRC, with the assistance of USPS and relevant federal agencies, to report annually on the fiscal stability of the U.S. mailing industry.

(Sec. 407) Requires USPS and PRC to coordinate actions to identify methods to increase the use of negotiated service agreements for market-dominant products.

(Sec. 408) Makes USPS and PRC subject to the Contract Disputes Act of 1978.

(Sec. 409) Sets forth new requirements for contracting of postal services, including new ethical standards for awarding postal contracts.

Establishes the position of advocate for competition in USPS and PRC to promote competition by promoting the acquisition of commercial items and challenging barriers to competition.

Requires the Postmaster General and the Chairman of PRC to issue a policy on contracting officer delegations of authority for postal contracts.

Requires USPS and PRC to post on their public websites any purchase request for any noncompetitive award and the rationale for such award. Allows a waiver of such requirement if it would risk placing USPS at a disadvantage relative to a private sector competitor.

Requires USPS and PRC to review any ethical issues relating to a proposed contract before it is awarded and to advise the contracting officer on an appropriate resolution of any ethical issues relating to such contract.

Requires USPS and PRC to prescribe regulations that would restrict a contracting officer from entering into a postal contract with any party with whom such officer has a personal or business relationship. Allows a waiver of such restriction in the best interests of USPS. Requires such waivers to be posted on the USPS and PRC websites. Authorizes USPS and PRC to void any postal contract and recover amounts expended under such contract if there is a final conviction of bribery, conflict of interest, or other criminal offense relating to such contract.

Prohibits USPS from entering into any contract that restricts the ability of Congress to exercise oversight authority.

(Sec. 410) Reduces from 12 to 6 the number of USPS officers or employees who may receive additional compensation for performing critical services. Limits, with specified exceptions, the total compensation of a USPS officer or employee to the basic pay rate for level I of the Executive Schedule.

(Sec. 411) Expresses the sense of the Senate that USPS should not close or consolidate any postal facility or post office before the enactment date of this Act.

Title V: Miscellaneous - Prohibits any federal agency from paying the travel expenses for more than 50 of its employees who are stationed in the United States for any international conference occurring outside the United States, unless the Secretary of State determines that the attendance of such employees is in the national interest.

Requires each federal agency to post on its website: (1) information about each conference for which the agency paid travel expenses during the preceding three months; and (2) information on any presentation made by any agency employee at a conference, including any speech delivered or exhibits presented. Limits to $500,000 the amount any agency may spend to support a single conference. Prohibits any agency from funding more than a single conference during any fiscal year, unless the agency is the primary sponsor and organizer of the conference.

Limits agency travel expenses for FY2012-FY2016 to 80% of the aggregate amount of such expenses paid in FY2010.