USPS: Third-quarter financial results reported

August 9, 2022  The Postal Service has reported its financial results for fiscal year 2022’s third quarter (April 1-June 30). Here are some highlights: • Revenue. Operating revenue was $18.7 billion, an increase of 1.4 percent compared with the same quarter one year earlier. First-Class Mail revenue was essentially flat, while Marketing Mail revenue increased…

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USPS OIG: Role of the Postal Service in Identity Verification

Verifying identity credentials that individuals provide online, such as name, address, and Social Security Number (SSN), is increasingly important as government experiences higher identity fraud levels. Several potential roles exist for the Postal Service to contribute to government efforts to create and implement more secure identity verification systems. The emergency disbursement of trillions of dollars…

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USPS: New law will effect employee health and retirement benefits.

April 12, 2022 The Postal Service reform legislation that President Biden signed into law on April 6 will involve changes to employees’ health and retirement benefits. USPS understands that employees have many questions, so here are a few things to know: • The law establishes the Postal Service Health Benefits (PSHB) Program, which will provide…

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USPS: CFO reports first-quarter results (video)

March 7, 2022 The Postal Service’s performance during the holidays was a “solid victory,” Chief Financial Officer Joe Corbett reports in his latest “Dollars and Change” video. USPS accepted more than 11 billion mailpieces and packages for delivery from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve, the organization’s peak season, with an average delivery time of 2.7…

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Rules Committee Meeting on H.R. 3076 (Postal Reform Act) – February 7, 2022

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Monday, February 7, 2022. Closed rule for H.R. 3076. Provides one hour of general debate on the bill equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Oversight and Reform or their designees. Waives all points of order against consideration of the…

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Bipartisan Postal Police Reform Act proposed by Rep. Garbarino

October 22, 2021 U.S. Rep. Andrew Garbarino (R-NY) recently sponsored a bipartisan bill that would modify the role and duties of United States Postal Service (USPS) police officers. The Postal Police Reform Act of 2021, H.R. 5587, which Rep. Garbarino introduced on Oct. 15 with original cosponsor U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ), would reverse a…

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Oversight Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on Declining Delivery Standards at USPS

Washington D.C. (October 12, 2021)—On Friday, October 15, 2021 at 11 a.m. CT / 12 p.m. ET, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, will hold a field hearing in Chicago, Illinois to examine dramatic reductions in the U.S. Postal Service’s delivery performance in the city and nationally. Since Postmaster General…

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Fighting for the Right to Your Federal Benefits

Federal employees meet virtually with lawmakers to make their voices heard on compensation issues. By Tammy Flanagan – June 24, 2021 This week I had the opportunity to attend the legislative conference of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association. This impressive three-day event was held entirely on a virtual platform and included lessons…

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