The U.S. Postal Service is turning around its reputation — from the agency whose employees managed to coin the phrase “going postal,” to an organization that now quickly processes equal employment opportunity complaints. USPS is offering those services to other agencies.
Despite double-digit growth in its package delivery during last year’s holiday season, the U.S. Postal Service posted a $200 million net loss for the first quarter of fiscal 2017.
A long-awaited bill to reform the U.S. Postal Service’s troubled finances could have the momentum it needs to make it to President Donald Trump’s desk after four major postal unions voiced their support for the legislation at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on Tuesday.
After years of pressuring from the Postal Service and a series of stalled bipartisan bills, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has made postal reform a top priority for this Congress.
USPS improved its numbers across the board in 2016, reaching record growth in certain categories, but still lost money due to retiree health benefits prefunding requirements and April’s exigent rollback, which cost USPS about $1 billion this year.
Like large corporations, the Postal Service by law has a board to govern and oversee its activities. At the moment it has zero confirmed members.
The U.S. Postal Service, having faced years of financial hardship, posted a $5.6 billion net loss for fiscal 2016, despite an increase in revenue this year.
The Office of Personnel Management says long-term care insurance members will see premiums rise by as much as 126 percent. Participants can start looking at their package options July 18.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), says a bill is being drafted to address Postal Service reforms. The reforms include addressing the mandate to pre-fund health retiree benefits, as well as merging the USPS Board of Governors and the Postal Regulatory Commission.
Kristin Seaver steps in to the CIO and executive vice president roles after spending the last two-plus years working as the vice president of area operations for the Capital Metro Area.
Postmaster General Megan Brennan told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Congress needs to pass legislative reforms to her agency, now.
Congress returns after its August recess needing to complete 12 spending bills, deal with a looming fiscal deadline, and focus on cybersecurity and DoD issues.
When you create a bureaucracy as large as the federal government, you’ve got to have a place for all those employees to work. From rural post offices to giant office buildings, federal workspaces have evolved over 200-plus years. As part of Federal News Radio’s special report, The Federal Office of the Future, this photo gallery takes a look at the way federal offices have changed over the years.
The IRS would face even greater financial constraints and federal building construction would grind nearly to a halt under a $20.2 billion FY 2016 spending bill approved by the House Appropriations Committee.
The Postal Service doesn’t want to go into banking, but the idea just won’t go away, according to experts on a Brookings Institution panel.