Postal Service Woes
August 28 USPS is losing lots of money - and vehicles.
August 20 Squabble erupted after USPS announced plans to cut 15,000 jobs and consolidate 82 mail-processing centers in 2015.
August 19 The Postal Service inspector general has recommended a slew of changes to 100-year-old law, including benefits cuts.
August 11 Congressionally mandated obligations are keeping USPS from getting back into the black.
August 7 Benjamin F. Bailar says Harry Potter and similar stamps lack 'gravitas.'
August 4 Lawmakers, unions and managers disagree on service impacts of consolidations.
July 25 Some say expanding services, rather than just cutting costs, is key to saving the Postal Service.
July 10 House oversight leader argued he and only he could make postal policy.
July 10 Postal Service aims to rein in employee improper use of travel cards.
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.
July 8 USPS could harness young technology into new business opportunities.
July 3 Postmasters can receive one-time $10,000 payment.
July 3 Better oversight of employees’ use of the cards can reduce bad publicity, report says.
July 1 Employees could be reassigned to new locations.
June 25 Maintaining six-day delivery wins bipartisan support after subcommittee supported a potential reduction.
June 23 Appropriations subcommittee removes longstanding legislative language requiring six-day schedule.
June 6 The House majority leader says 'a lot of misinformation' is circulating.
May 21 With comprehensive postal reform stuck in neutral, House panel passes piecemeal legislation.
May 16 Houston, Los Angeles and Cleveland top the list.
May 9 Retiree health benefits and other liabilities continue to drive the Postal Service into the red.