USPS OIG: Maintaining Rural Retail Networks: Best Practices Abroad and Implications for the U.S. Postal Service


USPS Office on Inspector General: To maintain their rural networks of post offices, some foreign posts have reduced hours, outsourced post office operations, or generated various forms of non-postal revenue.  The Postal Service is legally entitled to request a $460 million annual subsidy from Congress for retail operations but has chosen not to do so since 1982.  Many global postal operators, including the Postal Service, face difficulty covering the costs of their rural post offices. At the same time, rural post … Read More