Task Force offers both new and old ideas for fixing the cash-poor Postal Service.
People who say it is next to impossible to fire a federal worker should study — and then maybe rejoice in — the Hatch Act, a much-amended 1940s law designed to keep career federal and postal workers from engaging in partisan political activity on the job.
The mail gets delivered, but at large annual financial losses. Drastics reforms are needed to define a new role for a digital age postal system.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Justice Department settles a lawsuit that alleges Armstrong violated sponsorship agreements his cycling team had with USPS.
Union leaders differ on the new Postal Service Reform Act introduced in the Senate, which is meant to make the USPS more financially stable but could have ramifications for employees’ health care.
The U.S. Postal Service will make early retirement offers to 26,000 mail handlers and postal clerks this week, in an effort to reduce the workforce due to declining mail volume.
Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asked the federal workforce whether their jobs in the new administration were as bad as some media reports say.
USPS improved its numbers across the board in 2016, reaching record growth in certain categories, but still lost money due to retiree health benefits prefunding requirements and April’s exigent rollback, which cost USPS about $1 billion this year.
Day-to-day, USPS is working just fine. But eventually, it’s going to need actual people to populate its Board of Governors.
The most recent plan to save the Postal Service involves taking a page out of the private sector’s book: required enrollment in Medicare.