Postal Service

Postal Service to Hire 100,000 Employees in 2021

The hiring is part of a $40 billion investment in the mailing agency's workforce and infrastructure.

Significant USPS Rate Hike Will Move Forward This Month After Court Rejects Request for Pause

Mailers had sought to block the first-of-its-kind rate increase from taking effect while suing over new price-setting authority.

Postal Service Looks to Institute Holiday Surcharge as It Fights to Preserve Permanent Price Hike

USPS also finalized its plan to slow-down some mail delivery just two days before surcharge would take effect.

USPS Board Meeting Turns Testy as Biden Appointees Voice Disagreements With DeJoy’s Vision

The postmaster general's plan is "ill-conceived" and "dangerous," newly sworn-in board member says.

USPS Regulator Approves Price Spike but Warns Mail Slowdowns Could Have Worse-Than-Expected Impact

Commission criticizes postal management for faulty assumptions, insufficient testing and disregard for customers.

A Postal Worker Begged for Stronger COVID-19 Protections. She Ended Up Spending Six Weeks in the Hospital.

The limited response to postal workers’ repeated appeals for help provides a window into the failures of two federal agencies: the Postal Service, which is one of the country’s largest employers, and OSHA, which is supposed to protect workers.

GovExec Daily: Is USPS Service Back to Normal?

Eric Katz joins the podcast to discuss how the Postal Service's news of an uptick in on-time delivery.

Postal Service Asks Court to Toss Vehicle Fleet Lawsuit

Potential vendor says USPS' process was unfair, but mailing agency says company hasn't followed proper procedures.

One Year Later, USPS Restores Service to Pre-DeJoy Levels

On-time mail delivery still falls short of its historical standard, with the Postal Service blaming employee absenteeism and other issues.

USPS Projects Continuing Mail Delays, Setting Targets Well Below Historical Standards

As Postmaster General Louis DeJoy seeks to implement reforms and justify changes, he once again finds himself on the hot seat.

USPS Faces Preemptive Backlash to Expected Soaring Price Hikes

Customers fear the 7% or higher rate increase allowed under a new pricing system would have a net negative effect on the Postal Service.

Congress Takes Another Significant Step Toward Finally Making Postal Reform Law

Both parties and both chambers see eye to eye on the bill, marking a major development on the path to passing postal legislation, something Congress has tried and failed to accomplish for a decade.

New Postal Overhaul Measure Wins Support From Key Republican

Lawmakers introduce bipartisan measure postal leadership has deemed essential for righting the ship at USPS.

Postal Service to Issue Layoff Notices Later This Month

USPS declined to specify how many positions would be eliminated, but said it aims to offer impacted workers opportunities for reassignment.

USPS Defends Slower Mail Proposal Before Its Regulator

Regulatory commission will have final say on Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's biggest reform.