Postal Service Woes
November 14, 2014 First ever female PMG will replace embattled USPS leader Feb. 1.
November 11, 2014 Union, lawmakers, unhappy with USPS secrecy.
October 28, 2014 Disagreement abounds as the Postal Service blames bad weather, not job cuts and plant closures, for slower mail.
September 24, 2014 USPS submits proposal to market test early morning grocery delivery in certain cities.
September 12, 2014 A behind-the-scenes look at lawmakers’ inability to move forward on a desperately-needed overhaul.
September 8, 2014 A majority of senators, including leader Harry Reid, now support delaying plant closures.
August 28, 2014 USPS is losing lots of money - and vehicles.
August 20, 2014 Squabble erupted after USPS announced plans to cut 15,000 jobs and consolidate 82 mail-processing centers in 2015.
August 19, 2014 The Postal Service inspector general has recommended a slew of changes to 100-year-old law, including benefits cuts.
August 11, 2014 Congressionally mandated obligations are keeping USPS from getting back into the black.
August 7, 2014 Benjamin F. Bailar says Harry Potter and similar stamps lack 'gravitas.'
August 4, 2014 Lawmakers, unions and managers disagree on service impacts of consolidations.
July 25, 2014 Some say expanding services, rather than just cutting costs, is key to saving the Postal Service.
July 10, 2014 House oversight leader argued he and only he could make postal policy.
July 10, 2014 Postal Service aims to rein in employee improper use of travel cards.
July 9, 2014 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, 2014 USPS could harness young technology into new business opportunities.
July 3, 2014 Postmasters can receive one-time $10,000 payment.
July 3, 2014 Better oversight of employees’ use of the cards can reduce bad publicity, report says.
July 1, 2014 Employees could be reassigned to new locations.
June 25, 2014 Maintaining six-day delivery wins bipartisan support after subcommittee supported a potential reduction.
June 23, 2014 Appropriations subcommittee removes longstanding legislative language requiring six-day schedule.
June 6, 2014 The House majority leader says 'a lot of misinformation' is circulating.
May 21, 2014 With comprehensive postal reform stuck in neutral, House panel passes piecemeal legislation.
May 16, 2014 Houston, Los Angeles and Cleveland top the list.
May 9, 2014 Retiree health benefits and other liabilities continue to drive the Postal Service into the red.
May 7, 2014 Oversight committee postpones vote after failing to win bipartisan support.
April 29, 2014 Postal Service is looking to improve its leadership succession program.
April 24, 2014 Union, USPS employees say the deal is an affront to federal workers.
April 21, 2014 USPS sets the record straight.
April 8, 2014 Hearing showcases progress on ever-elusive USPS overhaul, though many hurdles remain.
March 28, 2014 Postal Service employees spent tens of thousands of dollars for personal expenses on the agency’s dime.
February 21, 2014 D.C.-area employees say mail is piling up as they are unable to finish their routes.
February 18, 2014 In poll, postal vehicles come in last in ratings of driver attractiveness.
February 7, 2014 Increases in package delivery and workforce cuts have helped the agency's bottom line.
February 6, 2014 After debating pricing structure and guns in post offices, committee finally advances landmark reform bill.
January 29, 2014 Senators appear close to reaching a deal, but still are sorting through final details.
January 24, 2014 Decision maintains current delivery standards, potentially avoiding more workforce reductions.
January 24, 2014 1 percent pay raise will apply mostly to supervisors and managers.
January 2, 2014 Bill would reinstate full COLAs to working-age military retirees by ending Saturday mail delivery.