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Postal Service Becomes Pawn in New Political Battle

August 13, 2020 2:49 PM
Postal Service Becomes Pawn in New Political Battle

What to do about funding the ailing Postal Service has become fodder for a political fight between Democrats and Republicans.

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USPS Announces Hiring Freeze and Request for Early Retirements

August 8, 2020 7:04 AM

The Postmaster General announced a hiring freeze and a request for voluntary early retirements amid an overhaul to the leadership structure at the Postal Service.

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Coronavirus Weighs on Postal Service as it Reports Another Quarterly Loss

August 7, 2020 1:25 PM

The coronavirus pandemic continues to weigh heavily on the Postal Service, a fact reflected in its FY 2020 third quarter financial results.

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Lawmakers Want Postal Service to Undo Changes That Are Slowing Mail

August 7, 2020 8:35 AM

Lawmakers from both parties are calling on the U.S. Postal Service to immediately reverse operational changes that are causing delays in deliveries across the country.

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Trump, Democrats Both Hold Fears About US Postal Service, Mail-In Ballots

August 4, 2020 6:41 PM

Can the Postal Service handle a sudden influx of mail-in ballots?

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Postal Workers Concerned New Policies Will Pave the Way to Privatization

July 30, 2020 1:48 PM

The new Postmaster General has announced changes meant to bring about “immediate, lasting, and impactful changes” to the Postal Service, but employees and unions say they threaten the agency's core mission.

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Treasury Makes $10 Billion Loan Available to Postal Service as Part of Coronavirus Relief

July 29, 2020 11:22 AM

The U.S. Treasury said on Wednesday it has reached a deal with U.S. Postal Service on the conditions of a loan of up to $10 billion that was included in recent coronavirus relief legislation.

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Thousands of Federal Employees to be Furloughed

July 22, 2020 3:26 PM

The Department of Homeland Security is moving forward with more than 13,000 furloughs at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

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Bill Would Require TSA to Check Passengers’ Temperatures

July 16, 2020 3:56 PM

Legislation has been introduced that would require the TSA to conduct a pilot program to check passengers’ temperatures at airports.

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Senate Bill Proposes Postal Service Bailout

July 7, 2020 9:16 AM

Legislation introduced in the Senate would provide an emergency bailout for the Postal Service, but it’s not without strings.

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