Vermont Congressman pledges fight to retain full service at U.S. Postal Service

Vermont Congressman concerned with future of USPS 6-day deliveries Rep says Congress should stop meddling in agency that’s stabilized BURLINGTON, Vt.  Rep. Peter Welch is promising to fight further efforts in Congress to reform the postal service, which he says has stabilized its finances and should retain Saturday mail delivery. The Vermont Democrat said the […]

APWU: ‘Stakeholders’ Urge Congress To Give USPS Legislative Relief

7/14/2015 – The APWU is part of a group of 50 postal unions, management associations, and mailers that has asked Congress to help the agency during the current nationwide financial difficulties by giving legislative relief to its retiree health-insurance liability. In a Nov. 17 letter  to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), the group said […]

PMG and Congressman address Postmasters on opening day of National Convention

June 30, 2015 – National LEAGUE of Postmasters Take Change Environment Head-On at National Convention PMG Megan Brennan was the lead speaker at the LEAGUE’s National Convention opening session in Washington, D.C., on Monday, June 29, 2015 at the Renaissance Hotel in the heart of our nation’s capital, and she wasted no time in declaring […]

OIG White Paper: USPS financial condition, higher postage rates due to prefunding

USPS OIG White Paper: Considerations in Structuring Estimated Liabilities Be Careful What You Assume: Postal Service closer to being fully funded, or potentially overfunded February 16, 2015 – What if your credit card company told you: “You will charge a million dollars on your credit card during your life; please enclose the million dollars in […]

APWU: USPS Service Cuts Disrupt Postal Workers’ Lives

01/13/2015 – USPS Service Cuts Disrupt Postal Workers’ Lives  When postal officials lowered “service standards” on Jan. 5, they didn’t just slow down America’s mail: They set in motion a process that is causing serious disruption in the lives of thousands of hard-working postal employees. As management reconfigures mail processing, they are also causing massive […]

PRC Releases Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Report To Congress

Press Release January 5,2015 PRC Releases Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Report Washington, DC- Today the Postal Regulatory Commission issued its 2014 Annual Report to the President and Congress. It describes Commission activities of the last fiscal year and the extent to which regulations are achieving the objectives set forth by the Postal Accountability and Enhancement […]

NAPUS: When Congress returns federal retirement benefits could be at risk

No Quorum for USPS! Issues to Watch Coming Out-of-the-Gate Upon adjournment, the departing Congress left it to the next Congress to fill the 6 vacant Postal Board of Governor slots. Consequently, USPS governance, for the timing being, is being conducted by a temporary 3-member committee. Additionally, when the 114th Congress convenes on January 5, a […]

Senator Carper says Postal Reform should be a Top Priority for 114th Congress

12.22.14 WASHINGTON- As the 113th Congress ends, Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, renewed his call for Congressional action on comprehensive postal reform and called on the incoming 114th Congress to make the issue a top priority: “More than 200 years after its founding, the Postal Service remains […]

APWU: Congress Fails to Act – Again

12/17/2014 – Before Congress adjourned on Dec. 16, senators and representatives approved a government spending bill that also weakens restrictions on the big banks that crashed the economy in 2008, allows mega-donors to make substantially bigger contributions to political candidates, and reduces pensions for some current retirees. But Congress fled the capital without addressing urgent […]