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Report: US Postal Service Made $16B Contract Deals in FY18

The U.S. Postal Service completed $15.9B in contracts in fiscal year 2018, representing the agency’s largest commercial spending period since 2016, Bloomberg Government reported Friday. The figure was nearly $1B higher than the $15B record set in 2017. Spending data was drawn from Bloomberg Government’s latest data on the USPS Contracts Dashboard.

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USPS IG Survey: Residents Approve of Drone Delivery Concepts

An online survey from the U.S. Postal Service‘s inspector general indicates a majority of U.S. residents support the concept of drone-delivered packages than those who do not with an additional large group of respondents have yet to decide. USPS ‘ IG surveyed 1,465 U.S. residents that are aged 18 to 75 years old in efforts to determine public opinion on drone delivery, …

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Postal Service Could Offer Early Retirement to Executives

The U.S. Postal Service wants to hold early retirement options to ranking executives as part of agency initiatives to reduce costs, Federal Times reported Wednesday. Sean Reilly writes the Civil Service Retirement System will require participants to depart by Dec. 31 and the Federal Employees Retirement System will mandate a …

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Rep. Darrell Issa Amends USPS Financial Reform Bill

Rep. Darrell Issa, Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman, has issued amendments to his legislation that seeks to revamp the financial management of the U.S. Postal Service, Federal News Radio reports. Jack Moore writes the updates to the 2013 Postal Reform Act’s discussion draft reflect several proposals from Rep. Elijah …

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GAO: Postal Service Must Stick To 6-Day Delivery

The Government Accountability Office has ruled that current law still requires the U.S. Postal Service to deliver mail Monday through Saturday despite the USPS’ plan to eliminate Saturday mail. According to GovExec, GAO only based its decision on the 2012 Appropriations Act and did not decide on whether the Postal …

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Accenture: Digital Mail Not Driving Postal Agency Profit

Private postal operators have become more aggressive in competing against postal agencies for mail and parcel businesses, according to an Accenture study. No postal operator has seen a positive financial impact from expansion of digital mail, nor have digital platforms in the market helped organizations achieve profit, the study says. …

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Postal Service Changing Overtime, Increasing Buyouts

The U.S. Postal Service will enter another round of buyouts and reduce the number of overtime hours as it prepares to eliminate Saturday first-class mail delivery, Federal News Radio reports. Jason Miller writes the agency has eliminated 306,000 jobs during the last 13 years and this shift in schedule will …

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