Tag: Postal Service

House Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Contains a Bailout for the Postal Service

By on March 24, 2020 in Agency News with 0 Comments
House Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Contains a Bailout for the Postal Service

Two House lawmakers have said that the coronavirus has created a financial emergency for the Postal Service.

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As Postal Workers Fall Sick, Colleagues Keep Working. And Worrying.

on March 23, 2020 in Agency News with 0 Comments

As the number of positive cases of COVID-19 coronavirus rise in the Postal Service workforce, employees worry that the USPS isn’t doing enough to protect them, and that they could become unwitting carriers of the virus.

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A USPS Employee is Confirmed to Have the Coronavirus

By on March 1, 2020 in Current Events with 0 Comments
A USPS Employee is Confirmed to Have the Coronavirus

A Postal Service employee has tested positive for the coronavirus. Does this mean it can spread through the mail?

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Where is the Country’s Smallest Post Office?

By on February 23, 2020 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Where is the Country’s Smallest Post Office?

Although it’s about the size of a storage closet, the smallest Post Office in the US provides service to a three-county area and is now a famous landmark.

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Postmaster Removed for Inappropriate Behavior Toward Employee He Fired

By on February 13, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Postmaster Removed for Inappropriate Behavior Toward Employee He Fired

A Postmaster removed an employee for performance, but he was removed after she alleged that he had made inappropriate comments to her while she worked for him.

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Employment Costs are Killing the Postal Service

By on February 12, 2020 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Employment Costs are Killing the Postal Service

Employment related costs make up the bulk of the Postal Service’s operating costs. A recent GAO report looks at the burden they place on the agency.

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USPS Reports $748 Million Net Loss in Q1 2020

By on February 7, 2020 in Agency News with 0 Comments
USPS Reports $748 Million Net Loss in Q1 2020

The Postal Service reported another net loss for Q1 2020, but it was actually an improvement over last year.

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House Passes USPS Fairness Act

By on February 6, 2020 in Agency News with 0 Comments
House Passes USPS Fairness Act

Legislation that would eliminate the Postal Service’s retirement pre-funding mandate has taken another step forward in the legislative process.

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CBO Projects USPS Will Continue Defaulting on Retiree Health Fund Payments

By on February 4, 2020 in Retirement with 0 Comments
CBO Projects USPS Will Continue Defaulting on Retiree Health Fund Payments

CBO said in a recent report that it expects the Postal Service to continue to default on required payments to its retiree health benefits fund.

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The Postal Service’s ‘Union Problem’

on February 1, 2020 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The author says that thanks to "ludicrous agreements with unions," labor costs at an agency with already seriously ailing finances are getting out of control.

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