Congress on Thursday took multiple actions to support the U.S. Postal Service, advancing legislation to relieve the agency of some of its financial burdens and providing it with additional leadership.
Sierra Sun Times
The right kind of arrangement would help the USPS as well as millions of unbanked Americans.
U.S. Postal Service officials in recent days defended the agency’s plan to slow down delivery for some mail to members of the public, suggesting the reform would achieve significant savings and allow its customers to follow a more predictable schedule.
The question-and-response session came as part of the Postal Regulatory Commission’s review of the mail delivery window changes, issued under Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s 10-year plan to eliminate USPS losses. Postal officials defended the models they used in making assumptions related to their plans, though they repeatedly stated they did not evaluate the impact on particular groups or reach out to customers at all.
Online alcohol sales, during the pandemic, have surged. The U.S. Postal Service’s fortunes, during the same time, cratered. What if alcohol delivery could save the U.S Postal Service?
By Mary Pflum
When U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy laid out plans Tuesday for the future of the post office, he pointed to higher postage rates and slower first class mail as a means of stemming postal service losses he says could reach $160 billion.
We are working on video projects & want to hear from you about how you use the United States Postal Service and what the people’s Post Office means to you.
President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced three nominees to fill most of the vacancies on the US Postal Service Board of Governors, fulfilling a promise that the administration would make the board and the agency a priority in the early days of his presidency.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Rep. Cori Bush, D-Missouri, during a congressional hearing Wednesday, sharply criticized the U.S. Postal Service for a lack of diversity in its top ranks.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service’s stretch of challenges didn’t end with the November general election and tens of millions of mail-in votes. The pandemic-depleted workforce fell further into a hole during the holiday rush, leading to long hours and a mountain of delayed mail.