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The U.S. Postal Service’s Financial Condition: Overview and Issues for Congress

Categories: Govt Finance,Postal Service

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R41024.pdf

Provides an overview of the current financial condition of the Postal Service, legislation enacted to alleviate the financial challenges, and possible issues for the 112th Congress.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

U.S. Postal Service: Ending Saturday Delivery Would Reduce Costs, But Comprehensive Restructuring is also Needed

Categories: Govt Finance,Postal Service

http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d11270.pdf

Assesses postal cost and volume estimates and the operational impacts associated with its 5 day delivery proposal, and the trade-offs and other implications associated with this proposal.  From the Government Accountability Office

The U.S. Postal Service’s Financial Condition: Overview and Issues for Congress

Categories: Govt Finance,Postal Service

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R41024.pdf

Provides an overview of the Postal Service’s financial problems, legislation enacted to alleviate the problems, and possible issues for the 112th Congress. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

Implications of Declining Mail Volumes for the Financial Sustainability of the Postal Service

Categories: Postal Service

http://www.uspsoig.gov/foia_files/RARC-WP-10-006.pdf

Reports that annual mail volume peaked in 2006 at 213 billion pieces and has declined sharply since.  This report focuses on the financial sustainability of the postal service including a study of the topic by the George Mason University School of Public Policy, which concludes the service could be sustainable down to 100 billion pieces per year.  From the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General

The U.S. Postal Service’s Financial Condition: Overview and Issues for Congress

Categories: Govt Finance,Postal Service

http://assets.opencrs.com/rpts/R41024_20100317.pdf

Examines the current financial condition of the postal service, recent legislative proposals to alleviate the financial challenges, and issues for the 111th Congress, such as reducing postal deliveries to 5 days per week. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by OpenCRS.org.

Envisioning a Viable Postal Service for America: An Action Plan for the Future

Categories: Govt Finance,Postal Service

http://www.usps.com/strategicplanning/_pdf/Ensuring_Viable_USPS_paper.pdf

Describes the problems that challenge the business model of the past and proposes strategies for survival in the future including more flexible pricing, limiting delivery to five days, and endings pre-funding of retiree health benefits.  From the U.S. Postal Service.

The U.S. Postal Service’s Financial Condition: Overview and Issues for Congress

Categories: Govt Finance,Postal Service

http://assets.opencrs.com/rpts/R41024_20100119.pdf

Reviews the current financial position of the postal service, recent legislation to alleviate the financial challenges, and possible issues for the 111th Congress.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by OpenCRS.org.

Postal Stations/Branches Identified for Full Study

Categories: Postal Service,Virginia Issues

http://www.prc.gov/prc-docs/home/whatsnew/Station%20and%20branch%20list_120.pdf

Preliminary list of postal stations being considered for closure. From the Postal Regulatory Commission.

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