The Federal Eye: Postal Service


Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 02/20/2014

Watchdog criticizes Postal Service for lack of ‘arm’s length’ real estate deals

Postal Service real-estate deals risk financial losses because of potential conflict, IG says.

By Lisa Rein  |  06:00 AM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Postal Service

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 02/18/2014

Mail customers would accept service cuts to aid USPS

They are especially accommodating if they are aware that the agency does not draw on tax revenue — a study by the USPS inspector general has found.

By Eric Yoder  |  03:22 PM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  five-day mail, postal finances, postal reform, Postal Service, six-day mail, USPS

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/24/2014

Competing appeals of Postal Service’s upcoming rate hike

U.S. Postal Service and mail-industry groups file competing appeals relating to three-cent increase in postage due to take effect in three days.

By Lisa Rein  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Postal Service

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 08/14/2013

Postal Service changes Priority Mail lineup to enhance shipping business

USPS will now offer free insurance and tracking, along with day-specific delivery.

By Josh Hicks  |  01:59 PM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Postal Service

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 06/13/2013

Issa proposes new legislation to restructure Postal Service

The chief House architect of a bill that failed to gain traction in the last Congress has drafted new legislation

By Lisa Rein  |  12:59 PM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Postal Service

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 05/10/2013

U.S. Postal Service posts $1.9 billion loss, despite efficiency efforts

Savings from efficiency measures and increased revenues in some categories of business were not enough to prevent the second quarter USPS loss.

By Eric Yoder and Josh Hicks  |  12:02 PM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  postal finances, postal reform, Postal Service

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 04/17/2013

USPS losing $25 million daily with 'broken business model'

Postal Service says it could become "a significant burden to the taxpayer" if it does not get needed flexibility to change its business operations.

By Joe Davidson  |  02:01 PM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Postal Service

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 02/19/2013

Postal Service to launch new clothing line in 2014

The Postal Service plans to make its new product line available in 2014, with clothing that includes "smart apparel" that allows integration of modern technology devices.

By Josh Hicks  |  04:27 PM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Postal Service

Posted at 09:10 PM ET, 02/08/2013

Mandate pushed Postal Service into the red for first quarter

The Postal Service posted a $1.3 billion loss for the first quarter, hampered by a Congressional requirement to pre-fund retirement benefits.

By Josh Hicks  |  09:10 PM ET, 02/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Postal Service

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 02/06/2013

Postal union wants postmaster general Patrick Donahoe ousted

Postal union wants the postmaster general dismissed after he moves to implement five-day mail delivery.

By Joe Davidson  |  01:46 PM ET, 02/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Postal Service

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 01/08/2013

Naming post offices a priority for Congress as legislation to help postal service failed

Report took data from 1973 to 2012 and found a huge increase in the number of laws to name branches.

By Lisa Rein  |  04:56 PM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Postal Service

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 12/18/2012

Postal workers stage second hunger strike as House-Senate talks on legislation continue

As negotiations continue on Capitol Hill on legislation to help the financially struggling postal service, a band of activists launches its second hunger strike in six months.

By Lisa Rein  |  11:15 AM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Postal Service

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 07/26/2012

Public employee union stresses job-to-job comparison in private vs. public pay debate

NTEU chief says other methods of comparing pay are inaccurate.

By Lisa Rein  |  04:30 PM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  postal service buyouts, postal service finances, us postal service finances, USPS buyouts, postal service congress, postal service needs money

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 06/27/2012

Postal workers target Washington Post in protests

A four-day hunger strike by 10 postal employees and supporters targeted The Washington Post on Wednesday, as protesters picketed to criticize editorials on the U.S. Postal Service.

By Lisa Rein  |  03:33 PM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  postal service buyouts, postal service finances, us postal service finances, USPS buyouts, postal service congress, postal service needs money

Posted at 06:43 PM ET, 05/29/2012

Survey of senior executives shows mixed level of satisfaction

Elite corps of government managers like their jobs but believe the government will have trouble attracting top talent.

By Lisa Rein  |  06:43 PM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  postal service buyouts, postal service finances, us postal service finances, USPS buyouts, postal service congress, postal service needs money

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 05/25/2012

Postal Service offers buyouts to mail handlers

Move comes as agency moves ahead with closures of mail processing hubs

By Lisa Rein  |  03:20 PM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  postal service buyouts, postal service finances, us postal service finances, USPS buyouts, postal service congress, postal service needs money

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 05/15/2012

U.S. Postal Service losses shown by the hour on Sen. Tom Carper’s Web site

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) is among those pressing for legislation to reform the U.S. Postal Service’s finances.

By Lisa Rein  |  02:00 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. Postal Service, Sen. Tom Carper, U.S. Congress