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The Compelling Case for Postal Privatization President Bush created the Commission on the U.S. Postal Service with an executive order charging the panel with considering, among other things, "the extent to which postal monopoly restrictions continue
Cluster Boxes, Not Door-to-Door Delivery The President's Commission on the United States Postal Service (USPS) met last Thursday to discuss the agency's mounting financial problems. When private businesses face such troubles, hard budget ...
Postal Commission Getting Some Sound Advice For Change With one-third of its available study time consumed, the Presidential Postal Commission has heard some sound advice on how to change the Post Office to limit future risk of failure. But it remains unclear if this ...
The Postal Service Business Model: Broken or Poorly Managed? To what degree is the Postal Service’s business model the source of the Service’s present financial problems, as compared to the failure of postal management to manage effectively within the constructs ...
How the Presidential Commission Can Fix the U.S. Postal Service The newly-appointed Presidential Commission on the U.S. Postal Service faces a powerful opportunity to steer the Service through perhaps its most critical period. But its success may depend upon its ability to ...
Proposed Revamping of USPS Retirement Obligations Is Good News, But Highlights Need for Better Financial With the recent accounting revelations proposed by the Treasury Department and the Office of Management and Budget, $30 billion of U.S. Postal Service retirement debt goes up in smoke. A mere $5 ...
Postmaster General Reports Good News, But it’s a Trifle Thin The crucial issue for the Postal Service, to stem the tide of further postage increases amid mail volume and revenue loss, is to maximize its productivity. That was the message Postmaster General John Potter ...
The Postal Service’s Business Strategy: Spend Savings Now, Raise Rates Later When is a penny saved not a penny earned? When the penny isn't really saved at all, but rather "reinvested in other areas." And so it goes with the U.S. Postal Service's recently-announced reductions in ...
Increased Productivity Key to Postal Service’s Success When your ship’s taking on water, that’s not the time to scrub the deck. But with the Postal Service facing chronic billion-dollar losses, the "solutions" being tossed about by USPS management and others ...
The U.S. Postal Service, $300 Million in Executive Bonuses, And Some Funny Accounting President Bush has spoken banefully of CEOs who receive tens of millions of dollars in bonuses as their companies incur large-scale losses. "Corporate officers who benefit from false accounting statements ...
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