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Joe Biden’s Bad Ideas Include Postal Banking

Postal banking would undermine the basic mission of the USPS.

Thomas Schatz July 10, 2020
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USPS Ends Another Fiscal Year With Billion-Dollar Losses

There is no doubt that the USPS is facing a serious financial crisis.

Peter Klensch November 15, 2019
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Best Laid Plans: Another USPS IG Report, Another Failed Attempt to Save Money

As has been pointed out repeatedly in the past few years, United States Postal Service (USPS) management continues to struggle mightily to enact efficiencies or carve out savings from its operations.  And this continues to be the case despite the...

Leslie Paige October 17, 2019
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USPS’s Widening Third-Quarter Financial Losses Are Alarming

USPS will run out of money in five years as it approaches its 13th consecutive year with a multi-billion dollar loss. 

Leslie Paige August 9, 2019
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USPS Struggles with Finding and Measuring Efficiencies

Math is hard.  Especially when it comes to the USPS and its attempts to save money.

Leslie Paige July 3, 2019
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USPS Losses Deepening; Bold Postal Reform Wallows

The United States Postal Service (USPS) today released its fiscal year (FY) 2019 2nd quarter financial statement and the news is both predictable and alarming. 

Leslie Paige May 10, 2019
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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 alarm

Leslie Paige November 29, 2018
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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.

CAGW Staff July 11, 2018
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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’ overs

Rachel Cole October 12, 2016
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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, G

Rachel Cole September 13, 2016
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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,...

Leslie Paige June 7, 2016