President Donald Trump has weighed in on the ongoing postal reform debate with a fiscal 2018 budget proposal that would save the U.S. Postal Service $47 billion over 10 years through cuts in retirement benefits and mail delivery costs.
While the ink on the deal hasn’t dried yet, more than 200,000 postal employees could see a series of pay raises down the road, now that one of the major postal unions has reached a provisional labor agreement with the U.S. Postal Service.
Among the hundreds of political executives that the Trump administration must nominate to fill out the ranks of federal agencies, the U.S. Postal Service is calling upon the White House to submit names for its management board.
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.
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.
Elements of it might have been controversial, but the Trump administration in its second week launched a slew of new initiatives.
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.
Last week, the National Labor Relations Board adopted a ruling by one of its administrative law judges, which ordered the Postal Service to discontinue its relationship with the office supplies chain Staples. Members of the American Postal Workers Union were pleased with the decision. APWU President Mark Dimondstein tells Federal News Radio’s Eric White on Federal Drive with Tom Temin just what the conclusion of this legal dispute means for its members.
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.
The last member of the U.S. Postal Service’s Board of Governors vacated his position on Dec. 8, leaving the group — which is supposed to have nine members — completely depopulated. That’s never happened before, and it’s leaving the USPS’ future uncertain.
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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 wants to jump on the drone delivery bandwagon, but the American people are not entirely sure about the idea just yet.
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.
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