Bill would lower top salary by about $20,000 for officials at cash-strapped agency.
A bipartisan coalition of lawmakers has proposed a bill to lower the maximum compensation for U.S. Postal Service executives.
Rep. Morgan Griffith, R-Va., authored the bill, which would reduce maximum pay to level II of the Executive Schedule, or $178,700. Currently, the maximum salary for Postal Service employees is level I -- or $199,700 -- the amount Cabinet-level secretaries earn.
The bill, co-sponsored by Rep. Mike Michaud, D-Maine, would allow for six exceptions, who would be chosen by the USPS Board of Governors and permitted to earn a level I salary.
The bill has been referred to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee for review. A committee spokesman declined to comment on the legislation.