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USPS’s 12 Years of Financial Woe

On November 14, 2018, the United States Postal Service (USPS) announced that, for the 12th year running, it lost money.  While this annual revelation has become something of a dog bites man story, the new, and more alarming news was that the $3.9 billion loss will outstrip its FY 2017 losses, which were $2.7 billion, and its net “controllable” income went from a $610 million profit to a $8

President Trump’s Postal Task Force Should Consider Locality Pay

There are many commonsense reforms that the task force should examine that could put the USPS on a sustainable financial path and help it perform more like a private-sector business.

USPS Poorly Manages Owned Properties and Gas Rights

On September 20, 2016, the United States Postal Service (USPS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released a report titled “The Oversight of Oil and Gas Mineral Rights.”  The report sought to assess USPS’ oversight of their oil and gas mineral rights.

Inspector General: “Image is Everything” and USPS Facilities are Lacking

On August 29, 2016, the Office of the Inspector General (IG) for the United States Postal Service (USPS) released an audit report on USPS facilities in the Capital Metro Area.  The Capital Metro Area, which includes Atlanta, Baltimore, Greensboro, Richmond, and surrounding areas, is home to 2,600 postal facilities (USPS leases and owns more than 30,000 nationwide).  Of the 20 buildings audited, the IG found that many had roof and lighting problems, security issues, and possible Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) v

USPS and the Next Gen Vehicle

The United States Postal Service isn’t known for its whiz-kid, early adoption of shape-shifting technology innovations.  While the private sector has been screaming along, birthing cutting-edge, disruptive technologies in the communications, transportation, and logistics sector, the USPS has remained mired in its top-heavy, sclerotic, analog, bricks-and-mortar past.

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