Issa’s portrait to be replaced with photos of postal workers

1.15.2015 HERSHEY, Pa. — House committee rooms are typically adorned with portraits of former chairmen. But former Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa’s portrait will be stashed away in a conference room, away from public view. In an interview at the annual Republican legislative retreat, incoming House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz of Utah said […]

House hearing will press Postal Service for more info on data breach

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will examine the recent U.S. Postal Service (USPS) data breach during a hearing next Wednesday. The hearing was expected, as the committee’s top members have all pressed USPS for more information since the agency revealed on Monday a cyber attack that had exposed the information of 800,000 employees. […]

APWU: Reps. Cummings, Lynch Are Latest to Request Moratorium on USPS Service Cuts

11/12/2014 – Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) and Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA) are the latest in a long list of members of Congress calling for a moratorium on reductions in postal service standards and the closure of mail processing plants. The congressmen urged leaders of the House Appropriators Committee to include language in a 2015 […]

Another Congressman requests more info from USPS on cyber attack

It appears that USPS has left Members of Congress, unions, postal employees and customers in the dark on the cyber attack. Congressman Darrell Issa said yesterday that USPS knew of the cyber attack two months ago. American Postal Workers Union president Mark Dimondstein said he found out yesterday. National Association of Letter Carriers president Fredric […]

APWU: Postal Unions Write to House Committee Leaders

The presidents of the four postal unions have written to leaders of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee expressing opposition to White House 2015 budget proposals regarding the Postal Service. In the letter [PDF], the presidents noted that Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) indicated at an April 8 hearing that the committee would seek […]

Postal Unions Alliance sends letter to Issa opposing Obama’s postal reform proposals

The presidents of the four postal employee unions—NALC, APWU, NRLCA and NPMHU—wrote a letter to House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) to share the unions’ views on President Obama’s budget proposals for 2015

Congressmen letter request GAO to study morale of Federal Workforce

@RepCummings @GerryConnolly @RepLynch Request @usgao Study To Further Enhance Effectiveness of Fed Workforce Washington, D.C. (Mar. 27, 2014)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Rep. Stephen Lynch, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service, and the Census, and Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, […]

Congressman urges House to consider bill for USPS to offer additional financial services

Washington, D.C. (Jan. 29, 2014)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, urged the House of Representatives to consider his bill, the Innovate to Deliver Act, to authorize the United States Postal Service to expand the services it offers, including a proposal that would generate billions of dollars […]

Video: PMG blames Congress, APWU President and Congressman for keeping Saturday delivery

Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV In an effort to stem its massive losses, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe has been pushing a bold move – cutting Saturday deliver permanently. “The key thing is this. The Postal Service needs to make serious change,” says Donahoe. “We need to address a number of issues, six to five days of […]

Congressman Cummings Introduces Legislation to Return USPS to Profitability

Washington, DC (July 17, 2013)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, introduced legislation to return the U.S. Postal Service to long-term solvency and sustainability. The Innovate to Deliver (I2D) Act of 2013 (H.R. 2690) would address the agency’s financial challenges through innovative structural changes. “Our job […]