Sources on the Retiree Health Care Fund


GAO Report: "Transformation Challenges Present Significant Risks" (April 4, 2001)

GAO Report: "Moving Forward on Financial and Transformation Challenges" (May 13, 2002)

GAO Report: "Review of the Office of Personnel Management’s Analysis of the United States Postal Service’s Funding of Civil Service Retirement System Costs" (Jan. 30, 2003)

"Comments of the EMA Foundation Institute for Postal Studies" (Feb. 12, 2003)

CRS Report: "Funding Postal Service Obligations to the Civil Service Retirement System" (Feb. 25, 2003)

CRS Report: "Pension Issues Cloud Postal Reform Debate" (January 14, 2005)

USPS OIG Report: "Estimates of Postal Service Liability for Retiree Health Care Benefits" (July 22, 2009)

PRC Report: "Review of Retiree Health Benefit Fund Liability as Calculated by Office of Personnel Management and U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General" (July 30, 2009)

USPS OIG Report: "Summary of Substantial Overfunding in Postal Service Pension and Retiree Health Care Funds" (Sept. 30, 2010)

USPS OIG Report: "Substantial Savings Available by Prefunding Pensions and Retirees’ Health Care at Benchmarked Levels" (Nov. 23, 2010)

OPM OIG Report: "A Study of the Risks and Consequences of the USPS OIG's Proposals to Change USPS's Funding of Retiree Benefits" (Feb. 28, 2011)

Bruce Seamon, "A Brief History of Postal Service “Reforms 1970-2010" (Sept. 20, 2011)

David Morris, "How Phantom Accounting Is Destroying The Post Office" (May 25, 2012)

USPS OIG Report: "Pension and Retiree Health Care Funding Levels" (June 18, 2012)

Kevin Brown, "Congress ties Postal Service into knots" (Nov. 1, 2012)

GAO Report: "Status, Financial Outlookx, and Alternative Approaches to Fund Retiree Health Benefits" (Dec. 2012)

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