Proposed USPS ‘reform’ is actually a failure of democratic governance

By Editorial Board – January 26, 2016 THE SENATE could not have chosen a more appropriate title for last week’s committee hearing on the nation’s troubled postal system: “Laying Out the Reality of the United States Postal Service.” Witness after expert witness explained just how desperate that reality is. In the age of email and text…

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Video: Laying Out the Reality of the United States Postal Service

Full Committee Hearing January 21, 2016 09:30AM Location: SD-342, Dirksen Senate Office Building Member Statements Chairman Ron Johnson R (WI) Download Statement (12 KB) Senator Thomas R. Carper D (DE) Download Statement (20 KB) Witnesses Panel I Megan J. Brennan Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer U.S. Postal Service Download Testimony (114 KB) The Honorable  Robert G….

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Video: Sen. Carper Hosts 2nd Bipartisan Briefing on USPS Challenges and Opportunities in the Digital Age

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 [Starts at 37:50] WASHINGTON – Today, Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), ranking member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, convened a bipartisan briefing that explored the challenges and opportunities facing the Postal Service in the digital age. Members heard from key stakeholders including the U.S. Postal Service Office of the…

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Invisible Hands: The Businessmen’s Campaign to Dismantle the Post Office

(October 12, 2014) Guest Post by Steve Hutkins a literature professor who teaches “place studies” at the Gallatin School of New York University. This is Part 1 in a series of 3 articles as written by Steve Hutkins in 2012. These articles originally appeared on the “Save The Post Office Blog”. Steve lives in a…

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USPS OIG: Lack of Service Standard Change Information in Area Mail Processing Feasibility Studies

Audit Report – NO-MA-15-001 – 10/06/2014 [PDF] Conclusion The Postal Service has not analyzed the impact of planned service standard changes or informed stakeholders of the changes related to Phase 2 consolidations. Specifically, management did not complete the service standard impacts worksheet in 91 of the 95 AMP feasibility studies. The other four feasibility studies…

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USPS OIG: Semiannual Report to Congress

October 1, 2013 – March 31, 2014 The Office of Inspector General is tasked with ensuring efficiency, accountability, and integrity in the U.S. Postal Service. We also have the distinct mission of helping to maintain confidence in the mail and postal system, as well as to improve the Postal Service’s bottom line. We use audits…

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