House Subcommittee to PRC: USPS forced to deliver international packages below cost

On June 16,2015, the Subcommittee on Government Operations held a hearing entitled: “Fair Competition in International Shipping.’” During the course of this hearing, several Members and witnesses expressed concerns about the growing inequities of the current terminal dues system that governs the international exchange of letters and small packages that can unfairly disadvantage American firms […]

NALC: House Oversight Committee advances Postal Service Reform Act of 2016

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on July 12 advanced the Postal Service Reform Act of 2016 (H.R. 5714), a bipartisan bill introduced by leaders of the committee. Below is a statement from National Association of Letter Carriers President Fredric Rolando in response to the legislation: While this legislation is not perfect and contains […]

PRC Acting Chairman Taub Outlines USPS Challenges in Testimony to House Committee

5/11/16 Washington, DC – Acting Chairman Robert G. Taub testified before the U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee at a hearing on May 11, 2016, titled “Reforming the Postal Service: Finding a Viable Solution.” During his testimony, Taub outlined the Commission’s analysis of the various challenges that contribute to the Postal Service’s current financial […]

House Oversight Hearing to Examine USPS need for postal reform legislation

U.S. House of Representatives, Oversight & Government Reform Committee  hearing REFORMING THE POSTAL SERVICE: FINDING A VIABLE SOLUTION.  Hearing Date: May 11, 2016 10:00 Am 2154 Rayburn HOB 0511 PURPOSE: To examine the need for timely and comprehensive postal reform legislation. To hear from key stakeholders to better understand the specific provisions necessary for a […]

GOP-Led Panel At House Hearing Had More On Its Mind Than Liberating USPS

Analysis: House Hearing Sets Troubling Precedent APWU members across the country cheered when President Cliff Guffey stood up for postal workers at a hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on April 5, but the inquiry into the union’s tentative Collective Bargaining Agreement set a troubling precedent nonetheless. With governors and state […]

Oversight Committee Passes Bill Targeting Tax Delinquent Federal Workers

Oversight Committee Passes Bills Addressing Tax Delinquent Contractors and Federal Workers, and Federal Employee Performance WASHINGTON- The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today passed three accountability and performance related bills: two targeting seriously tax delinquent federal employees, grantees, and contractors, and the third expanding the probationary period for newly hired federal employees. “The […]

House Oversight Hearing To Examine USPS Workshare Discounts

U.S. House of Representatives, Federal Workforce, Postal Service and the District of Columbia Subcommittee On Wednesday, May 12, 2010, the Federal Workforce, Postal Service and the District of Columbia Subcommittee will hold a hearing entitled, “The Price is Right, or is it? An Examination of USPS Workshare Discounts and Products that Do Not Cover Their […]

PCMA: Altering Mail Delivery Schedule Could Negatively Impact Consumers Relying on Home Delivery of Prescription Drugs

WASHINGTON -A United States Postal Service (USPS) proposal that would reduce delivery of mail to five days could negatively impact the millions of Americans with chronic conditions who rely on the convenience and value provided by mail-service pharmacies, the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) said in letters sent to U.S. House Committee on Oversight and […]

Rationale for Five-Day Delivery Shattered at House Hearing

APWU News A USPS myth was demolished at House hearing April 15 — a myth that serves as the Postal Service’s rationale for eliminating Saturday mail delivery. In response to questions by Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Postmaster General John E. Potter admitted that predictions that the Postal Service would amass losses of $238 billion by […]

Congressman Darrell Issa Goes After Size of Federal Workforce

From Governemnt Executive Rep. Darrell Issa, the ranking member on the House Oversight and Government Reform, went after the size of the federal workforce in general this morning at the opening of a hearing on the sorry financial state of the Postal Service. He claimed that the Postal Service has “more or less” a third […]