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USPS Just Can’t Keep Paring Essential Services

True to form, the U.S. Postal Service said it intends to diminish conventional mail delivery service to newly built homes going forward and, apparently, hopes nobody will notice. To justify this service reduction the USPS is trotting out its usual … Continue reading

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Postal Service Still Needs the Human Touch

The corporate powers that be never miss a trick in calling for the automation of functions now carried out by human beings all in the name of improving efficiency. In the latest case, 247wallst.com reports that Swiss Post has already … Continue reading

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Postal Closings Hurt African Americans: Rights Group

A major civil rights organization has denounced the U.S. Postal Service’s plans to consolidate and close postal facilities around the country because they would especially hurt African Americans who have historically constituted the majority of its workforce. According to the … Continue reading

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Inspector General Questions USPS Closures

The U.S. Postal Service seems intent on whipsawing through its distribution facilities and laying off employees. Is this the best way to go in the long run? Earlier this month, the USPS Office of the Inspector General questioned whether the … Continue reading

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USPS Seems Intent on Killing Itself, Slighting Minorities

The U.S. Postal Service seems hell-bent on degrading and destroying itself as it paves the way for what some hope will become its eventual privatization. In so doing the USPS appears tone-deaf to fulfilling its constitutionally mandated obligation to provide … Continue reading

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Don’t Privatize the Postal Service

When all else fails, somebody always says  privatization is the panacea for all operations  the government can handle. The latest example comes from  the National Academy of Public Administration which calls for studying whether  private enterprise should assume most of … Continue reading

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What the Postal Service Can Teach Us about Fiscal Cliffs

By Larry Riggs Can Congress deal with the financial messes it created for the U.S. Postal Service and the country as a whole? Every September for the past several years the USPS has been forced to pay at least $5.8 … Continue reading

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