USPS announces price changes for 2020

The Postal Service has announced price changes to take effect next year. The USPS Governors approved the proposed changes, which will be reviewed by the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) before they take effect Jan. 26. The governors believe these new rates will keep the Postal Service competitive while providing the agency with needed revenue. The…

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USPS announces price changes for 2019

The Postal Service has announced price changes to take effect next year. The USPS governors approved the proposed changes, which will be reviewed by the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) before they take effect Jan. 27. The governors believe these new rates will keep the Postal Service competitive while providing the agency with needed revenue. The…

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USPS: Board of Governors Nominees confirmed, other candidates announced

The U.S. Senate confirmed two nominations to the Postal Service Board of Governors, and President Trump announced his intent to nominate two other individuals to the board Aug. 28. The Senate confirmed Robert M. Duncan, a Kentucky resident, and David C. Williams, an Illinois resident. President Trump nominated Duncan and Williams last fall. On Aug….

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OIG Report: Governance of the U.S. Postal Service

November 10, 2016 (RARC-WP-17-002) The Board of Governors provides the Postal Service with strategic direction, similar to a corporate board of directors. As of October 2016, only one of the nine governor positions was filled. In December 2016, there will be no remaining governors, unless more are confirmed. This unprecedented situation could have broad ramifications…

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Tough year for PMG Megan Brennan

By Bill McAllister – April 22, 2016 It’s been a rough start for the nation’s 74th postmaster general.  Since taking office in February 2015, Megan J. Brennan has endured setback after setback in her attempts to right the troubled United States Postal Service. Both Congress and the federal courts have rejected her repeated pleas to…

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Principled Leadership Needed at the US Postal Service

By David Williams – April 04, 2016 The United States Postal Service (USPS) is in trouble. The USPS has lost $35.6 billion in the last four years, their unfunded liabilities equal $114 billion, and a report released this week showed that the mail is late more often today than it has been at any point…

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Public Postal Service is Essential to Democracy

By David Cohen You wouldn’t hand your laptop to a hacker, right? Well, the Senate could make a move just as foolish. They’ll soon vote on nominations to the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Board of Governors, which include a longtime advocate for postal service privatization and a lobbyist for the payday lending industry. The internet…

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