U.S. House panel to take up Postal Service reform measures

By David Shepardson – May 10, 2021 The U.S. House of Representatives Oversight and Reform Committee on Thursday will consider a pair of bills to reform the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service, a document seen by Reuters shows. Representative Carolyn Maloney, the Democrat who chairs the panel, circulated draft legislation earlier this year to address some…

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USPS Unveils 10-Year Plan

USPS News Release – March 23, 2021 HIGHLIGHTS OF THE ‘DELIVERING FOR AMERICA’ PLAN – Aims to meet or exceed 95 percent network-wide, on-time delivery – Operates at break-even by FY2023 avoiding $160 billion in projected losses over the next 10 years Preserves affordable, six-day mail and expands seven-day package delivery Generates $24 billion in…

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Oversight Committee Integrates NARFE’s Proposals Into Draft Postal Bill

By Evan Dean – March 2, 2021 Last week, House Oversight and Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney, D-NY, presented draft postal reform legislation incorporating provisions NARFE has long advocated, including Medicare integration that preserves current postal retirees’ choice regarding whether to enroll in Medicare Part B. In advance of a hearing reviewing the legislation and other…

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NPMHU President Issues Statement Endorsing the USPS Fairness Act

For fifteen years, the United States Postal Service has been obligated to prefund its retiree healthcare costs at 100%. This mandate resulted in the annual loss of $5 billion over a decade and has been the primary cause of financial deficits since 2013. Because of these losses, the Postal Service faced cuts in services and…

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PMG DeJoy advocates Medicare Integration for Retirees as part of reforms

“As the Postal Service has said for years, Congress and the Commission have long delayed much needed legislative and regulatory reforms which would have helped to address the situation. Congress must enact reform legislation that addresses our unaffordable retirement payments. Most importantly, Congress must allow the Postal Service to integrate our retiree health benefits program…

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APWU President’s Statement: Postal Workers in a Time of Crisis

Mark Dimondstein – March 25, 2020 Since the early days of the Postal Service, we postal workers have helped stitch the fabric of the country together. Even in times of crisis – whether natural disaster, conflict, or economic calamity – the Postal Service has always been there, steadily reaching every American home and business in…

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