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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NALC response to White House tweet on the Postal Service

January 09, 2018 Over the holidays, the president mentioned the Postal Service in the following tweet: While it is clear that the intended target was Amazon’s founder Jeff Bezos (who is also owner of The Washington Post), what is less clear is the reason for the sudden interest in the pricing of packages. It’s probably…

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Postal board finally receives three nominees to fill vacant posts

Washington Postal Scene — By Bill McAllister October 27, 2017 President Donald Trump finally has come to the aid of the United States Postal Service by announcing he will soon nominate three individuals, including the agency’s former inspector general, to serve on the agency’s long vacant board of governors. The White House disclosed the three…

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President Trump Announces three nominees to USPS Board of Governors

October 26, 2017 President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key positions in his Administration: The following individuals to be Members of the Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service: Calvin R. Tucker of Pennsylvania, for the remainder of a term expiring December 8, 2023. Robert M. Duncan…

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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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USPS OIG Report: Executive Officer Compensation for Calendar Year 2015

Background The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 amended 39 U.S.C and revised the cap on total compensation payable to U.S. Postal Service employees. As a result of this revision, the Postal Service could not pay an employee more than $203,700 for calendar year 2015. There are two exceptions: some employees may have annual…

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Rolando: Congressional gridlock on nominations hits home

“A politicized selection process clearly does not work for today’s Postal Service. We don’t need a politically minded oversight board; we need a board that has the broad experience and vision to drive postal innovation and growth for the 21st century. This is the cost of congressional dysfunction, and it must be addressed in the…

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