Postal Service

Crimes Targeting Mail Carriers Are on the Rise, and USPS Is Taking New Steps to Confront Them

Rates of robberies and other mail-related crimes are on pace to far exceed those experienced in 2022.

What Will -- and Won’t -- Change for Federal Agencies With the End of the COVID Health Emergency

A look at how we got here and what’s ahead for federal agencies and workers now that the pandemic emergency is over.

DeJoy Promises His USPS Plan Will Still Deliver, Despite Disappointing Numbers So Far

Two years into his plan, the postmaster general claims significant progress while conceding the agency has faced more obstacles than anticipated.

More USPS Employees Are Quitting and Workers Are Protesting Understaffing

Postal management has stressed better working conditions for employees, but one protester says, "People are better to their dogs."

Don’t Expect to Charge Your Electric Vehicle at the Stations USPS Plans to Build

The Postal Service may consider making an exception for its own employees to charge their personal vehicles.

Lawmakers Make a Renewed Effort to Crack Down on Traffickers Sending Opioids Through USPS

The Biden administration should stop giving countries a free pass to avoid fentanyl detection measures, bipartisan pair says.

USPS Is Planning Another Above-Inflation Rate Increase in July

Prices just went up in January, but the Postal Service is seeking an even larger increase this summer.

How IRS Plans to Hire Thousands of Employees

Eric Katz joins the podcast to discuss the IRS strategic plan.

OPM Starts the Process of Booting USPS Employees to a New Health Care Program

Health care premiums will likely go down for feds across the board as Medicare absorbs more costs, Biden administration predicts.

USPS Is Losing a Lot More Money in 2023 Than It Expected

The Postal Service has gotten rising costs under control, but mail volume losses are accelerating.

Postal Police Won a Grievance, but They're Unlikely to Patrol

An arbitrator overturned a 2020 memo that confined the postal police force to acting solely as building security guards.

USPS Opens a New Line of Credit With Treasury

The Postal Service has grown its liquidity immensely, but is eligible to borrow up to an additional $5 billion.

Louis DeJoy Laments the Existence of USPS' Regulator

The postmaster general jokes he would be better off without the regulatory commission, which exists to protect Americans from the Postal Service's monopoly.

Postal Service On-Time Performance Similar in Rural and Urban Areas, Report Finds

Government Accountability Office auditors analyzed on-time delivery performance for four largest USPS mail types by volume from October 2020 to December 2021