PRC report finds USPS did not meet key performance goals in 2015


The Postal Regulatory Commission has issued a new report entitled “Analysis of the Postal Service’s FY 2015 Annual Performance Report and FY 2016 Performance Plan.” The report finds that the Postal Service did not meet several of the performance goals that the Commission is required to review. The Postal Service did not fulfill the goal of delivering “high-quality services” because of its poor … Read More

GAO questions USPS cost savings on POStPlan, USPS questions GAO’s tone


The Government Accountability Office has just issued a report about the cost savings the Postal Service may have achieved with POStPlan, the initiative that reduced hours at 13,000 small post offices and eliminated their postmaster positions.  As the report makes clear, the plan has not saved the $500 million a year that the Postal Service had projected.  It’s hard to say, … Read More

Trump backed out of big promises for old post office in DC


Bisnow: Donald Trump has some big plans in the works at the site of the Old Post Office building, but a new reports says the presumptive 2016 Republican presidential nominee made some big promises to set those plans in motion—and then failed to deliver. The real estate mogul’s team is busy with a $200M renovation that will see a 263-room … Read More

Should We Bring Back The Postal Banking System?


Law Street: If you are tempted to take out a payday loan you might want to take Sarah Silverman’s advice and try literally anything else.  The trouble is, there are rarely other options and here in the United States there are 40 million Americans who are “unbanked,” without access to the formal financial system.  Shockingly, these Americans spend the same … Read More

Historical society restores Alexandria AL post office


The Anniston Star: Home for a handful of days from college in 1977, waiting for the results of his exam with the Alabama State Bar Admission office, Bill Broome couldn’t sleep.He got up early. Broome, now an Anniston attorney, knew the results would be in the mail. So around 5:30 that morning, he woke up the postmaster, Nellie Gunter.“She let … Read More