GovExec Daily: The Postmaster General, Reform and Technology

Michael Plunkett joins the podcast to examine the business and operational changes at USPS.


Viewpoint: Trump Is Hobbling the Mail the Old-Fashioned Way

The president and his allies are bringing politics back into the Postal Service—and putting the election at risk.


Despite Calls for His Resignation, New USPS Leader Pledges More Sweeping Changes

While some employees and lawmakers are sounding alarms over Postal Service reforms, stakeholders are taking a wait-and-see approach.


USPS Denies It's Giving the Trump Administration Undue Influence

Postal Service stresses its independence as lawmakers say the administration is "inappropriately insert[ing]" itself into the agency's operations.


USPS Tests More Mail Delivery Changes as Lawmakers Push Back

Critics of reforms under the new postmaster general say he is no longer treating the agency as a public service.

Pay & Benefits

Looking to Cut Costs, New USPS Leader Takes Aim at Overtime and Late Trips

Postal Service acknowledges some mail delays are likely, but says ultimately the system will be more efficient.


Viewpoint: COVID-19 Exposes Why the Postal Service Needs to Get Back into the Banking Business

Millions of Americans are financially excluded from the banking system, which makes them even more vulnerable during the current crisis.


Bipartisan Senate Bill Would Provide $25 Billion to Postal Service

As losses during pandemic mount, senators pitch emergency funds to not "let so vital an agency fail."


Analysis: The Postal Service Is Steadily Getting Worse — Can It Handle a National Mail-In Election?

Postal delays and mistakes have marred primary voting, and after years of budget cuts and plant closures, mail delivery has slowed so much that ballot deadlines in many states are no longer realistic.


Postal Service Police Release Masks Seized En Route to Protesters

The masks were being distributed by an activist organization to limit the spread of COVID-19 during protests against police brutality.


How the Postal Service Helped Stamp Identity on America – and Continues to Deliver a Common Bond Today

The United States Postal Service plays a vital role in U.S. civic life, one that helped shape American society more than 250 years ago and continues to characterize it today


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.


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.