Postal Service

Amid ongoing losses and bipartisan pressure, DeJoy remains defiant in pushing USPS reforms

By one measure, the Postal Service has made money so far this year. Still, a growing chorus is calling on management to stop its overhaul.

OPM tweaks its final rule for the postal health benefits plan

The federal HR agency posted its final rule for establishing the Postal Service Health Benefits program on Monday, clarifying language on Medicare Part B enrollment and other details.

New bill would place restrictions on DeJoy’s USPS reform efforts

USPS is stripping rural America of reliable service without "legitimate justification," senator says.

USPS regulator weighs intervening on DeJoy reforms

The American people want to know "how to stop this decline" in mail service and "how to keep it from spreading," watchdog says.

USPS is getting better at hiring, but half of non-career postings still have no applicants

Postal management rejects inspector general findings and says it has encountered few workforce challenges.

Senators call on postal board to abandon DeJoy’s USPS reforms

The overhaul is harming the Postal Service, Democrats say, though postal leadership says it just needs more time.

GAO: USPS international mail volumes fell due to higher costs, pandemic restrictions

A new report found that international mail volumes fell by roughly 64% between fiscal 2017 and 2022, driven by a mix of price increases and COVID-19 impacts, but the increases helped the postal service cover costs. 


Key senator calls for pause to DeJoy’s changes at USPS

The Postal Service is not being transparent with Congress about its reform efforts, committee chairman says. USPS disputes the claim.

OPM taps insurance carriers to service new USPS benefits exchange

The federal HR agency conditionally selected 32 carrier applications to provide health coverage to U.S. Postal employees, annuitants and family members starting in 2025. 

Biden taps former cabinet secretary for USPS board

The appointment would assure the president's influence on the mailing agency's governing body.

Senator wants USPS to address veteran medication delays

Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Jon Tester, D-Mt., wants answers from the Postmaster General about ongoing issues veterans have had receiving VA-prescribed medications by mail.

As USPS institutes network reforms, mail delivery hits a 3-year low

The agency mostly blames isolated incidents, but acknowledges some changes have led to an "unacceptable level of service."

The Postal Service Health Benefits program, prescription coverage and Open Season 2025

The federal health care enrollment period is months away, but you can start preparing now.

USPS sees some signs of a turnaround while losing $2B during recent busy season

The overall loss doubled in the first quarter of fiscal 2024, but the Postal Service doubled its profits in the part of its business that officials can control.

Cost-cutting measures will coincide with new goals to slash emissions, USPS says

The Postal Service has laid out new plans to cut its carbon footprint significantly by 2030.

USPS’ feud with its regulator escalates yet again

The Postal Service is so far declining to turn over information related to its operational and workforce reforms, while accusing the watchdog of killing new business deals.