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Clarity on Costs Essential To Postal Reform

USPS is posting one thing very well; losses.

Death, Taxes, and Postal Rate Hikes

It seems that, in addition to death and taxes, one more thing is certain:  the price rise of postage stamps.  My earliest recollection of the price of a stamp?  It was in 1972:  an 8-cent stamp, providing my first appreciation for Dwight D. Eisenhower, whose visage was pasted to the upper right-hand corner of any mail I received or sent.

Congress Ends the End of Saturday Delivery

A little-known but costly rider to the fiscal year 2013 continuing resolution has forced the U.S. Postal Service to withdraw its proposal to end Saturday delivery.

Delivering a Turnaround to the Postal Service

The United States Postal Service (USPS) is broken. It is fixable.

GAO Releases Updated High-Risk Series

Every two years, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) releases a report listing areas in the federal government it deems are at a high-risk of waste, fraud, and abuse.

Dire Straits – USPS Floundering

Those were the exact words of the United States Post Office’s (USPS) Postmaster General (PMG) Patrick Donahoe earlier this week during a hearing before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

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