Postal Service Woes
April 8 Hearing showcases progress on ever-elusive USPS overhaul, though many hurdles remain.
March 28 Postal Service employees spent tens of thousands of dollars for personal expenses on the agency’s dime.
February 21 D.C.-area employees say mail is piling up as they are unable to finish their routes.
February 18 In poll, postal vehicles come in last in ratings of driver attractiveness.
February 7 Increases in package delivery and workforce cuts have helped the agency's bottom line.
February 6 After debating pricing structure and guns in post offices, committee finally advances landmark reform bill.
January 29 Senators appear close to reaching a deal, but still are sorting through final details.
January 24 Decision maintains current delivery standards, potentially avoiding more workforce reductions.
January 24 1 percent pay raise will apply mostly to supervisors and managers.
January 2 Bill would reinstate full COLAs to working-age military retirees by ending Saturday mail delivery.
December 26, 2013 Cost of first-class stamps will rise 3 cents in late January to help recoup 2008-2011 losses.
December 18, 2013 For the third time in two months, Senate committee cancels plans to move forward with USPS overhaul.
December 2, 2013 In light of letter carrier’s murder, unions and activists say nighttime mail distribution is too dangerous.
November 15, 2013 USPS saw continued growth in packages, but requires congressional action to get back in the black.
November 13, 2013 Under current law, the federal agency has few tools for financial innovation. Enter Amazon.
November 11, 2013 Over the past two months, more than 1,500 people landed career positions.
September 26, 2013 Removing postal workers from FEHBP could lead to a 2 percent increase in health care costs for other federal employees.
September 25, 2013 Cash-strapped agency says it needs higher rates to compensate for lost volume.
September 25, 2013 Is a stamp featuring the Korean War Memorial worth that much? One court thinks so.
September 19, 2013 Senators, postal officials defend need to let the cash-strapped agency run independently.