NALC: Obama’s 2015 budget follows PMG’s misguided lead on Saturday delivery

It’s déjà vu all over again March 5, 2014—As it has for the past four years, the Obama administration’s budget proposal for 2015 defers to the misguided wishes of Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe by calling for the end of Saturday mail delivery and for allowing the Postal Service to “begin shifting to centralized and curbside […]

NAPUS: Obama FY 2015 Budget includes several USPS related proposals

From the National Association of Postmasters of the United States (NAPUS) Today, President Obama unveiled his Fiscal Year 2015 Budget and it includes a number of proposals that relate to the Postal Service. Refund the Postal Service the projected Federal Employees Retirement System overpayment of $5 billion, over a 2-year period Recalculate the USPS retiree […]

Rep. Darrell Issa pushing for five-day mail service

A key lawmaker is continuing to press for ending Saturday mail delivery after Congress again failed to approve a broader overhaul of U.S. Postal Service operations. “We must act now if the Postal Service is to endure as an independent, self-funding agency,” Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., said in a letter urging an end to a […]

NALC: Budget negotiators reject Saturday delivery cut, unfairly target future federal employees

Dec. 11, 2013—NALC grassroots activists and the American public scored a huge victory on Tuesday when efforts to include elimination of Saturday mail delivery in the emerging budget agreement for 2014 failed. National Association of Letter Carriers President Fredric Rolando reacted with gratitude and relief. “Thanks to the thousands of dedicated letter carriers, citizens and […]

PMG to continue pressing for legislative action

In his latest state of the business video, PMG Pat Donahoe discusses the Postal Service’s plans to continue working with Congress to pass legislation to help USPS return to financial stability. The PMG begins by noting the continuing resolution passed by Congress that mandates continued Saturday mail delivery. The Postal Service had hoped to institute […]

PMG Urges Congress to Provide Delivery Schedule Flexibility to Address Broken Business Model

WASHINGTON — Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe told a House committee today that the Postal Service is currently operating with a broken business model and the gap between revenues and costs will only get worse in the coming years unless the laws that govern the Postal Service are changed.

NRLCA Statement: Postal Service To Save Six-Day Mail Delivery

Yesterday, the U.S. Postal Service and its Board of Governors announced that it would not be moving forward with Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe’s plan to eliminate Saturday mail delivery. The following is a statement released by Jeanette Dwyer, President of the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association: “Yesterday’s announcement is welcome news to rural letter carriers, […]

Senator Coburn Says USPS “succumbed to parochial-minded micromanagers in Congress”

Coburn Statement on USPS Board of Governors Decision to Back Away From Modified Delivery (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, issued the following statement in response to the announcement from the United States Postal Service Board of Governors that it has reversed direction […]

Business Mailers Need Mail Planning Sunshine, Not A Cloak Of Fog

The Board of Governors of the U.S. Postal Service have decided to delay the USPS’ plans to change the frequency of general mail delivery from six to five days, while continuing to provide retails, expedited, and package delivery services. The postal Board has directed postal management to re-evaluate several aspects of its operations, including its […]

Senator Collins Issues Statement Regarding Delay of Five-Day Delivery Plan

“It is clear that Congress believes that slashing customer service should be the last resort, not the first option, chosen by the Postmaster General. I have long maintained that cutting service to five-day delivery would drive away more customers, causing postal revenues to decline further, and push the Postal Service into a financial death spiral. […]