Author Archives: Paul Steidler

The Postal Service Collapse That Isn’t Happening (From The Hill) There is great news for the chorus of leading House Democrats and special interests who have been saying that the U.S. Postal Service will be broke and chaos will ensue just before the election: It’s not going to happen! The [Read More...]
The Postal Service And COVID-19 Opportunism (From InsideSources) The Postal Service — for which leading House Democrats and postal unions are using the COVID-19 crisis to raise fears of an imminent postal collapse – demanded $89 billion in unrestricted federal grants and loans, and is using its supposed [Read More...]
The New Postmaster General – Three Immediate Ramifications With the appointment last night of a new Postmaster General, Louis DeJoy, the reset button has been pushed on potential additional Congressional assistance to the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) in the “Stimulus 4” package and on postal reform generally. This [Read More...]
Five Glaring Errors: The U.S. Postal Service’s Bailout Request Numbers Do Not Add Up The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) wants an $89 billion federal bailout that it says is necessary because of the COVID-19 crisis. But unlike formerly profitable small businesses, hospitals and even local governments, USPS’s finances were a mess for more than [Read More...]
Sequester Key Workers And Make This The Power Industry’s Finest Hour (From POWER Magazine) It is important for power producers, utilities and grid operators to make sure critical employees, such as control room operators, are healthy and to have them live on-site until the COVID-19 pandemic has subsided. These highly skilled workers must work [Read More...]
Seven Myths About The Postal Service And Its Finances Over the past few days there has been an explosion of news and editorial coverage about the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and its deteriorating financial condition. Some of the coverage states or implies that all was well with USPS before [Read More...]
More Heroes In The COVID-19 War (From InsideSources) Far from the public view is an important part of the COVID-19 fight: electricity-sector professionals have sequestered themselves at grid facilities for weeks at a time to keep the power on. Hospitals and homes depend on the constant energy supply [Read More...]
The U.S. Department Of Energy’s Office Of Electricity: A Discussion With Bruce Walker, Assistant Secretary Bruce Walker is the Assistant Secretary for the Office of Electricity at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Confirmed by the U.S. Senate in October 2017, he is responsible for leading national efforts to develop technologies that enhance the security [Read More...]
Three Vital Steps For Keeping Electricity Flowing During COVID-19 Blackouts during COVID-19 would be especially disastrous. And there is an unacceptable, heightened risk that they will occur if the skilled professionals at power plants, utilities and grid operators become infected and spread COVID-19 to their colleagues, with whom they [Read More...]
COVID-19 Assistance To The Postal Service: Three Things To Know At this writing, Congress seems poised to provide billions in financial assistance to the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to ensure that it will be able to continue to operate amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The action needs to be taken and [Read More...]
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