Is the U.S. Postal Service Sustainable?


Malissa R. Rojas (Editor)

Series: Government Procedures and Operations
BISAC: POL040000

An independent establishment of the executive branch, U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is required to provide prompt, reliable, and efficient services to the public. While USPS is to be self-sustaining, it lost about $78 billion from fiscal years 2007 through 2019 due primarily to declining mail volume, increased employee compensation and benefit costs, and increased unfunded liabilities and debt. To address these challenges, USPS has taken a variety of actions such as providing increased self-service options and reducing facility hours. This book looks at the current actions needed for sustainability, nonpostal offerings and same day delivery.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. U.S. Postal Service: Congressional Action Is Essential to Enable a Sustainable Business Model

Chapter 2. U.S. Postal Service: Additional Guidance Needed to Assess Effect of Changes to Employee Compensation

Chapter 3. U.S. Postal Service: Offering Nonpostal Services through Its Delivery Network Would Likely Present Benefits and Limitations

Chapter 4. U.S. Postal Service: Expanding Nonpostal Products and Services at Retail Facilities Could Result in Benefits but May Have Limited Viability

Chapter 5. Same-Day Delivery: Implications for the U.S. Postal Service
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