Postal Service Woes
December 2 In light of letter carrier’s murder, unions and activists say nighttime mail distribution is too dangerous.
November 15 USPS saw continued growth in packages, but requires congressional action to get back in the black.
November 13 Under current law, the federal agency has few tools for financial innovation. Enter Amazon.
November 11 Over the past two months, more than 1,500 people landed career positions.
September 26 Removing postal workers from FEHBP could lead to a 2 percent increase in health care costs for other federal employees.
September 25 Cash-strapped agency says it needs higher rates to compensate for lost volume.
September 25 Is a stamp featuring the Korean War Memorial worth that much? One court thinks so.
September 19 Senators, postal officials defend need to let the cash-strapped agency run independently.
September 16 Eligible employees must accept offer by Nov. 29.
September 10 Oversight leaders say they are pressing ahead despite several potential roadblocks.
August 29 USPS pursues the cheaper alternative to replace its aging fleet.
August 29 Misbehaving postal workers, a hero, an overly eager customer and a union deal.
August 21 Suspicious package turns out to be innocuous delivery.
August 19 Proposal would shift significant costs from USPS to Medicare, GAO says.
August 16 APWU workers to get COLA next month and more opportunity to fight use of contractors.
August 14 Offerings level playing field with private sector, officials say.
August 9 Agency loses $740 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2013.
August 6 Legislation pitched by bipartisan duo has detractors on both sides.
August 2 Legislation would allow for end of Saturday and to-the-door delivery.
July 17 Rep. Issa appeases critics with changes to his bill.