Rep. Stephen Lynch said Congress may need to consider legislation that would force agencies to notify employees immediately when their information is compromised.
A House panel on Wednesday is scheduled to examine the recent cyber breach that affected USPS customers and 800,000 agency employees.
Incoming House committee chairman wants federal managers to have expedited authority to fire “bad apples.“
The meeting will take place Dec. 9 with senior executives and managers, according to a Government Executive report.
The Postal Service tracks information from the outside of mail items on behalf of law-enforcement agencies in a controversial surveillance practice known as mail covers.
The report comes after federal auditors found thousands of workers were on paid leave for long periods.