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President Orders Review of U.S. Postal Service

U.S. President Donald Trump ordered the creation of a task force (Executive Order) to study the Postal Service and its financial difficulties, after recently claiming without evidence that deliveries for Amazon were costing the service money.  The task force will look …

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What’s in a Name? A Potential Decline in Response Rates

When the USPS proposed changing the name from Standard Mail (STD) to Marketing Mail (MKT) on the indicia of every mail piece, there was serious trepidation from the industry.  Fortunately, a few companies recently took the time to quantitatively test what this …

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Why the President Can’t Tell the USPS What to Do

By law the USPS operates independently.  The service is led by a postmaster general and a deputy who in turn are selected by a bipartisan board of nine governors.  Board members are chosen by the president and confirmed by the Senate.  No more than five …

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All of a Sudden There is an Urgency to Pass Postal Reform

A bipartisan coalition of senators has introduced a new postal overhaul bill, hoping a special legislative rule will assist the measure to finally become law.  The bill appears to be on the fast track with the approval from leadership.  The bill’s sponsors invoked a …

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TOP STORY – New Postal Reform Bill Introduced in Senate

Senator Tom Carper (D-DE), joined by bipartisan co-sponsors, Senators Moran, Heitkamp, and McCaskill, introduced a bill to reform the Postal Service.  The bill has many similarities to the House bill, but also some important improvements.  According to the Alliance of …