“The Postal Service agrees with the conclusion of the Postal Regulatory Commission that the current CPI price cap does not work and needs to be changed, because it does not enable us to achieve our mission of providing prompt, reliable, and efficient universal postal services to the American people in a financially sustainable manner. Continue reading →
The Postal Service cares about its workforce — and the organization reminds all employees to take measures to prevent heat-related illnesses, PMG Megan J. Brennan says in her latest “Business Focus” video.
The PMG also discusses how the organization is making strides in service performance, scanning and increased real-time visibility. Continue reading →
The R Street Institute’s trip down memory lane about the U.S. Postal Service (“The lost genius of the Post Office”) gets a few things correct, but on balance is woefully ill-informed and misguided. Continue reading →
The US Postal Service released the following statement from Postmaster General Megan Brennan:
“I thank Chairman Jason Chaffetz, Ranking Member Elijah Cummings as well as other members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee including Representatives Mark Meadows, Gerry Connolly, Stephen Lynch, and Dennis Ross, for introducing a bipartisan postal reform bill that is fiscally responsible and that if passed would enable the Postal Service to invest in the future and to continue to provide affordable, reliable, and secure delivery service to every business and home in America. Enactment of the bill, favorable resolution of the Postal Regulatory Commission’s pricing system review, and continued aggressive management actions will return the Postal Service to financial stability.”
— Postmaster General & CEO Megan Brennan
Note: for more information on the bill, click here
Two years ago the US Postal Service faced a crisis as the Senate failed to confirm President Obama’s nominees for the Board of Governors. That inaction left the BOG without the six member quorum required by law. The board tried to insure continuity, while it still had six members, by delegating its authority to the remaining governors, acting as a “Temporary Emergency Committee”. Continue reading →
Good Morning Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member Carper and Members of the Committee. Thank you, Chairman Johnson, for calling this hearing, “Laying Out the Reality of the United States Postal Service,” to discuss the financial condition of the Postal Service. And thank you, Ranking Member Carper for your long-standing support and advocacy for reforming the Postal Service’s business model.
The United States Postal Service provides the nation with a vital delivery platform that sustains and propels American commerce, serves every American business and residential address, and binds the nation together, as it has for more than 240 years.
We currently deliver to nearly 155 million delivery points. The 154 billion pieces of mail we deliver annually account for 47 percent of the world’s mail, which we deliver more efficiently and at a lower cost than any comparable post. And we do so without the financial support of the American taxpayer; the Postal Service is a self-funding entity that derives its revenues entirely through the sale of postal products and services. Continue reading →
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressmen Jared Huffman (D-CA), Gerald Connolly (D-VA), and Mark Takai (D-HI) yesterday sent a letter to the United States Postal Service (USPS) urging an investment in a modern and efficient Postal Service fleet as they begin the process of replacing their aging mail delivery vehicles.
The USPS owns and operates the world’s largest civilian vehicle fleet: 192,000 mail delivery vehicles that are driven 4.3 million miles per day. More than 141,000 are aging Grumman LLVs, which average only 10 miles per gallon. This vehicle first entered service in 1987, and the majority have reached the end of their 24-year operational lifespan. Fueling these vehicles comes at a high cost: in FY 2010, the petroleum fuel bill for all postal transportation totaled $1.7 billion. Since 2005, the USPS has marked a 6.4% increase in petroleum use. Continue reading →
In the March Edition of Postmaster General Megan Brennan’s "Business Focus," the PMG discusses how the Postal Pulse survey will help improve USPS workplaces. The Postal Pulse features shorter questions that will allow USPS to better leverage employees’ feedback.
The Gallup organization is administering the 2015 survey, which began March 16 and will continue through Friday, April 3. Beginning in 2016, employees will receive the survey twice yearly.
“I urge you to take the survey so we can better help you do the best job possible,” Brennan says.
Individual responses aren’t shared with managers or supervisors, the PMG says. “They’re confidential. You have my commitment on that point.”
Additionally, the PMG discusses initiatives to help USPS grow its business, including the new My USPS.com package-tracking app.
The app relies on data produced by the new Mobile Delivery Devices (MDDs), which letter and rural carriers use to scan packages upon delivery.
Approximately 100,000 MDDs have been deployed. All carriers are scheduled to receive them by Sept. 30.
“For the My USPS.com concept to work, we need timely and accurate scans,” Brennan says.
The PMG also discusses a promotion to get more businesses to use technology to enliven their mailpieces, and then she concludes with praise for employees.
“Thank you for your hard work, your service, and for making our customers your top priority,” she says.