Recently, Postmaster General Pat Donahoe issued a video to assure mailers that the Postal Service is not going out of business or be privatized. The Postal Service plays a vital role in America’s economy and society. This past year USPS delivered 167.6 billion pieces of mail and sustains a $1 trillion mailing industry that employs 8 million people.
This communication will brings everyone up-to-date on the steps the Postal Service is taking on the legislative network optimization and wages and benefits fronts to ensure the financial health of USPS now and in years to come. The PMG continues to urge Congress to allow the move from six-day delivery schedule to five days per week. On the retail front, the USPS is studying whether to close up to 3,700 retail facilities and consolidate delivery routes. USPS is also developing a proposal to adjust service standards and Critical Entry Times for First-Class and Periodicals to allow the streamlining of the mail processing network.
Please click to view the video. As my kids tell me, “if it’s on the Internet, it must be true” (love those mis-guided knuckleheads). Don’t always believe those web news honks who claim the USPS is “dead man walking”, without a good dose of examination. Take a look at the video, I think you’ll have a different perspective.