Add yet another problem to the many confronting the beleaguered U.S. Postal Service. Its bench of leaders is growing old.
In a report released Monday, the postal inspector general’s office said that 35 percent of postal executives were eligible for retirement as of 2012, and it expects 49 percent will be eligible by 2015. Making matters worse: About 30 percent of the people currently being groomed to succeed them are in a position to retire, too. That number will balloon to 73 percent in the next seven years.
Read more: The pipeline problem at the Postal Service.