Postal Service

Wonder How You’re Going to Go Back to Work? Watch the Postal Service

Having helped many of us stay safe at home during the pandemic, USPS is establishing the protocols we may need to return to work and school.

USPS Board Nominees Vow to Protect Agency but Offer Little Expertise on Postal Issues

Board of governor appointees offered few details, say they have a lot to learn about Postal Service operations.

Pressure for USPS Funding Ramps Up as Budget Outlook Worsens

Postal Service also clashes with local officials over how to protect workers.

USPS Tests New Ways to Protect Employees From Coronavirus

Agency is seeking to ensure safety as many of the 17,000 workers it has quarantined return for duty.

GovExec Daily: Postal Leadership and Financial Issues

Michael Plunkett joins the podcast to examine the financial troubles and management changes at USPS.

USPS Board Again Loses Its Quorum Amid Further Leadership Turmoil

Turnover in the top ranks comes as House Democrats renew push to give cash-strapped Postal Service financial relief.

USPS Sees Revenue Increase in Second Quarter, Warns Worst Is Yet to Come

Census mailing and package increases helped the Postal Service, but the agency says the bottom will soon fall out.

New Postmaster General Met With Tepid Response From Mailers, Employees

Outsider appointment comes just days after postal board’s most experienced member resigned in protest.

GovExec Daily: The State of the Postal Service

Eric Katz joins the podcast to discuss the future and funding of USPS in the time of the pandemic.

Americans Support Postal Service Bailout, Polls Show

Trump has said he would oppose any effort to provide financial assistance to the cash-strapped agency.

Viewpoint: Save the Postal Service

Trump’s personal hostility has merged with long-standing conservative antipathy to endanger a vital civic institution.

Unsanitized Bathrooms and Working While Sick: Postal Workers Flood OSHA With Coronavirus Complaints

As more than 1,200 USPS workers test positive for COVID-19, employees file allegations about unsafe conditions.

Postal Workers Say USPS Isn’t Telling Them When Colleagues Test Positive for COVID-19, Despite Promising To

The CDC says people who have been exposed to COVID-19 should quarantine. Many postal workers say they have no way of knowing if that’s them.

USPS Requests $75B in Emergency Funds to Keep Agency Alive

Without congressional intervention, Postal Service would "run out of cash" this fall.

The Postal Service Fired Thousands of Workers for Getting Injured While Delivering and Processing Your Mail

USPS forced out 44,000 workers who got injured on the job. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says the effort, part of a five year program, violated the law. But the Postal Service has fought its workers’ claims since 2007.