FINANCING of government agencies and COVID-19 pandemic
An excerpt is presented of Louis DeJoy Postmaster General, the U.S. Postal Service testimony from the August 21, 2020, hearing titled, "Examining the Finances and Operations of the United States Postal Service During COVID-19 and Upcoming Elections".
FINANCING of government agencies, POSTAL service, ECONOMIC competition, and UNITED States
The article informs on a Task Force on the U.S. Postal System (USPS) created by the U.S. President Donald J. Trump to evaluate the operations and finances of the USPS. It mentions about the analysis of expansion and pricing of the package delivery market and the USPS's role in competitive markets, USPS's role in the U.S. economy and in rural areas, communities, and small towns; and the state of the USPS business model, workforce, operations, costs, and pricing.
WORKERS' compensation, EMPLOYEE fringe benefits, POSTAL service, and UNITED States
The article reports on the roll of the U.S. Congress in broadening the restructuring of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS.) It mentions that USPS's compensation and benefits costs for current employees have been increasing since 2014, despite USPS's efforts to control these costs. It also mentions about annual appropriations received by the U.S. Post Office Department.
COVID-19 pandemic, POSTAL service, LEGISLATIVE bills, FINANCING of government agencies, and UNITED States
The article reports on the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). It mentions that pandemic exacerbated the office's financial troubles, with a sharp reduction in mail that led to USPS reporting a loss in the third quarter of fiscal year 2020 alone. It also mentions that in response to concerns about the hobbling of the Postal Service operations ahead of the 2020 election, Democrats crafted emergency bill to prevent any changes and shore up the agency's budget.
JGIM: Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2020, Vol. 35 Issue 12, p3699-3701. 3p.
POSTAL service, PUBLIC health, POSTAL voting, and VOTING
On August 7, 2020, the United States Postal Service (USPS) announced cost-cutting measures and leadership changes to reorient core aspects of the service and to improve efficiency. Because of its broad reach and established infrastructure, the USPS also plays a key role in initiatives to ensure national emergency preparedness in response to natural disasters, pandemics, and bioterrorism. On August 18, the Postmaster General testified in Congress and the USPS has released statements since expressing confidence in its ability to deliver mail-in ballots and halting any further operational changes until after the election. [Extracted from the article]