Postal Service Woes

The Postal Service has been losing money for quite some time, with Congress threatening to cut funding and the service itself suggesting cuts to rural branches.
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Issa's Last Ditch Effort to Eliminate Saturday Mail Delivery Falls Short

July 10 House oversight leader argued he and only he could make postal policy.

USPS Tightens Purse Strings on Official Agency Credit Cards, Following Abuse

July 10 Postal Service aims to rein in employee improper use of travel cards.

U.S. Postal employee Susan Barry changes the lock on one of the over 8,000 post office boxes at the University of Mississippi Post Office.

Your P.O. Box Just Got More Expensive

July 9 Price hike has not attracted wide attention amid the outcry over the agency's push to close or downsize more than 80 mail-processing facilities nationwide after January.

How 3D Printing Could Save the Postal Service

July 8 USPS could harness young technology into new business opportunities.

A postal worker in New Hampshire sorts mail in 2011.

USPS Will Shed 3,000 Employees by 2015, Through Retirements or Layoffs

July 3 Postmasters can receive one-time $10,000 payment.

USPS Employees Used Travel Cards for Grocery Shopping, Eating Out

July 3 Better oversight of employees’ use of the cards can reduce bad publicity, report says.

USPS to Shutter 82 More Processing Plants in 2015

July 1 Employees could be reassigned to new locations.

Rep. Tom Latham, R-Iowa

House Committee Requires USPS to Keep Saturday Mail Delivery

June 25 Maintaining six-day delivery wins bipartisan support after subcommittee supported a potential reduction.

House Oversight Committee member Rep. Gerald Connolly, D-Va.

House Panel Moves Postal Service Closer to Eliminating Saturday Mail Delivery

June 23 Appropriations subcommittee removes longstanding legislative language requiring six-day schedule.

Cantor Plans to 'Clarify' Postal Service-Highway Fund Plan for Republicans Next Week

June 6 The House majority leader says 'a lot of misinformation' is circulating.

You May Soon Have a Longer Walk to Get Your Mail

May 21 With comprehensive postal reform stuck in neutral, House panel passes piecemeal legislation.

Jamesa Euler, delivers mail in the rain in Atlanta in 2013.

The 10 U.S. Cities Where Dogs Are Most Likely to Attack Mail Carriers

May 16 Houston, Los Angeles and Cleveland top the list.

USPS Loses $1.9 Billion in Second Quarter Despite Operating Profits

May 9 Retiree health benefits and other liabilities continue to drive the Postal Service into the red.

House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md.

House Democrats Won't Get on Board With Republican, White House-Backed Postal Bill

May 7 Oversight committee postpones vote after failing to win bipartisan support.

Half of USPS Executives Will be Retirement Eligible in Three Years

April 29 Postal Service is looking to improve its leadership succession program.

APWU President Mark Dimondstein led the protest.

Nationwide Protests Call for End to Postal Service Partnership With Staples

April 24 Union, USPS employees say the deal is an affront to federal workers.

No, the Postal Service Is Not 'Hoarding' Ammunition

April 21 USPS sets the record straight.

Republicans, White House Finally Agree on Something: Postal Reform

April 8 Hearing showcases progress on ever-elusive USPS overhaul, though many hurdles remain.

USPS Workers Went Bowling, Gambling Using Agency Credit Cards

March 28 Postal Service employees spent tens of thousands of dollars for personal expenses on the agency’s dime.

USPS Denies It’s Making Letter Carriers Return Early to Avoid Paying Overtime

February 21 D.C.-area employees say mail is piling up as they are unable to finish their routes.