NAPS Director of Legislative and Political Affairs Bob Levi with USPS Board of Governors Vice Chair David Williams Continue reading
The closing panel session at the recent PostalVision 2020 event, held at The Ritz Carlton Pentagon City, featured renowned postal, regulatory and legislative leaders discussing what worked and did not work with the last comprehensive postal reform legislation enacted in 2006 and thoughts on what still needs changing to ensure the Postal Service’s success in the future.
The panel was moderated by PostalVision founder John Callan and included Sec. John McHugh, Hon. David Williams, Vice Chair, U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors and Hon. Robert Taub, Chairman of the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC).
In a message to employees, Postmaster General Megan Brennan says the USPS must pursue “Medicare integration” (i.e. forcing postal retirees to pay for Medicare Part B, in addition to their existing health insurance premiums, thereby shifting some health costs to retirees and taxpayers), and to “implement best-in-class practices used by successful business organizations”. In other words, eliminating or drastically reducing postal workers pensions and other benefits. Continue reading
Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan warned Congress yesterday that the US Postal Service is in dire shape, and may run out of money by the year 2024. Continue reading
Congress has again started to debate possible solutions to improving the operational efficiency and financial standing of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). This is on the heels of the momentum created by a report released late last year by the Treasury’s Task Force on the U.S. Postal System. Continue reading
In April 2018, President Trump issued an executive order creating a task force to evaluate the operations and finances of the U.S. Postal Service and to make recommendations for policy changes to ensure a sustainable future for the agency. The White House Task Force, comprised of the Secretary of Treasury and the Directors of the Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Personnel Management, reported its findings to the President on August 10 after just 120 days — and then issued a public report in December 2018. Continue reading
UPS could improve its delivery services if the United States Postal Service began selling rights to access mailboxes as recommended by the Trump administration, Chairman and CEO David Abney told CNBC on Wednesday. Continue reading
BACKGROUND: The Postal Regulatory Commission was required to initiate a review of the system for regulating rates and classes for Market Dominant products to determine if the ratemaking system has achieved the objectives of 39 U.S.C. 3622(b), taking into account the factors enumerated in 39 U.S.C. 3622(c). On December 20, 2016, the Commission began its review. Chairman Robert Taub will host a media conference to discuss the Commission’s findings. Continue reading
From the American Postal Workers Union:
06/02/2017 – Yesterday, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) published its report on Postal Service Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 756). It is standard practice for the CBO to “score” pending legislation introduced into Congress in order to report its impact on the federal budget. They estimate that H.R. 756 would result in a savings of $6.2 billion over the next ten years. Continue reading