The U.S. Postal Service said July 30 that it will not make its scheduled multibillion-dollar payment to prefund retiree health benefits.
A postal union claims that a USPS plan to replace postmasters in small, rural post offices with part-time “postmaster reliefs” violates the union’s contract.
The Postal Regulatory Commission refused to issue an emergency order to stop the U.S. Postal Service from implementing its plan to consolidate mail processing facilities and reduce service standards.
The U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General is recommending that USPS continue to pursue legislation that would require the refund of pension surpluses to the financially strapped organization.
The U.S. Postal Service is looking to fill postmaster relief positions, preferably with retirement-eligible postmasters who want to work part-time as they transition into retirement.
A postal union is asking regulators to stop the U.S. Postal Service from implementing the first phase of its consolidation plan.
Citing a "complete lack of transparency and accountability" during the U.S. Postal Service's restructuring activities over the past year, a New York congressman is calling for the immediate removal of the postmaster general.
The U.S. Postal Service is offering a voluntary early retirement opportunity and a voluntary separation incentive to mail handlers represented by the National Postal Mail Handlers Union.
As the U.S. Postal Service moves ahead with plans to consolidate facilities to save money, federal agencies have been directed to so some cost-cutting of their own — by trimming back their postage expenses.
The U.S. Postal Service on May 17 said it will move forward with consolidation plans and staff reductions beginning this summer.