PRC recommends the President and Congress address financial condition of USPS

11/14/2016 Washington, DC – The Postal Regulatory Commission (Commission) today made its recommendations to the President and Congress to address the volatile financial condition of the U.S. Postal Service. The Commission is required every five years under Section 701 of the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 (PAEA) to issue a report that evaluates […]

House Committee Passes Two Postal Reform Bills

The NPMHU applauds Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which on July 12, 2016 passed the Postal Service Reform Act of 2016 (H.R. 5714) by a voice vote. “The NPMHU appreciates the hard work done by both parties in moving forward this bi-partisan […]

Postal Regulatory Commission Seeks Public Comment on Report to President and Congress

PRC Seeks Public Comment on Report to the President and Congress: PRC must make recommendations for any legislation or other measures necessary to improve the effectiveness or efficiency of the postal laws of the United States 4/14/16 Washington, DC – Today the Postal Regulatory Commission (Commission) called for public input and comment as it prepares […]

Senator Carper Reiterates Need for Congress to Pass Postal Reform

Senator Carper Reiterates Need for Congress to Pass Postal Reform Legislation and Preserve Dependable Service for All Americans 4/11/16 WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), the top Democrat on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, reiterated the need for Congress to act and pass much needed postal reform legislation, particularly in […]

USPS needs legislation now, PMG tells Senate

PMG Megan J. Brennan told congressional leaders Jan. 21 that the Postal Service “[needs] legislation now.” Brennan said USPS has streamlined operations, restructured networks, improved productivity for six consecutive years, grown its package business and stabilized its mail business, but without legislative reform, the organization’s losses will continue. “Our financial challenges are serious, but they […]

PRC Issues Annual Report to the President and Congress

1/12/16  Washington, DC – The Postal Regulatory Commission released its Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Report to the President and Congress that highlights its various activities performed throughout the year. By law, the Commission is required to submit an annual report to the President and the Congress concerning the operations of the Commission, including the extent to which regulations […]

APWU: Congress Approves Spending Bill; Fails to Address Epidemic of Delayed Mail

Congress approved an appropriations bill on Dec. 18 to fund the government through 2016, but failed to include a measure that would have restored postal service standards to their pre-January 2015 levels. The primary purpose of an appropriations bill is to fund the government, but budget bills are often amended to include policy provisions, also […]

Video: USPS Board Of Governors losing members

Congressional gridlock preventing vacant seats from being filled This is the time of year when millions of Americans rely on the U.S. Postal Service to deliver holiday greeting cards or packages. Despite strong challenges from e-mail and rival delivery companies, the U.S. Postal Service is still a vital link for large and small businesses as […]

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: New Congressional Majority Against Mail Delays

The legislative movement against delayed mail achieved an important milestone over the past week. For the first time, an outright majority of the Republican-controlled House of Representatives is now calling for an end to delayed mail and the return of overnight mail standards. This accomplishment is building on the overwhelming and bipartisan 85-11 Senate vote in April […]