Our privacy policy has changed. By using this site, you agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Dismiss

USPS Postmaster General Jack Potter Unveils Action Plan to Ensure USPS Future

March 3, 2010

PMG UNVEILS ACTION PLAN TO ENSURE A VIABLE USPS FUTURE

 

Revenue and mail volume projections point to continuing and dramatic losses in the billions. If the Postal Service takes no action, it could face a cumulative $238 billion shortfall by the year 2020.

 

To meet these challenges over the next decade and beyond, the Postal Service today presented its action plan — “Ensuring a Viable Postal Service for America” — to adapt to America’s changing mailing habits and preferences.

 

“The Postal Service understands that to best serve the American people in 2020 and beyond, it must be leaner and have the ability to quickly respond to customer mailing needs,” said PMG Jack Potter.

 

The plan, presented by Potter and senior USPS executives to an audience of more than 200 congressional and mailing industry stakeholders, calls for the Postal Service to focus on several main areas where change is needed to become a flexible, agile agency able to respond to change. These actions could amount to as much as $123 billion in savings over the next 10 years.

 

• Restructure retiree health benefits prefunding to “pay-as-you-go,” comparable to what is used by the rest of the federal government and the private sector.

• Adjust delivery frequency to better reflect current mail volumes and customer habits.

• Expand access to postal products and services through self-service kiosks, partnerships with other retail outlets, and a world-class Web site — usps.com.

• Workforce flexibility that allows the Postal Service to put the right people at the right place and at the right time.

• Ensure pricing of Market Dominant mailing products is based on demand for each individual product and its costs, rather than capping prices for every class at the rate of inflation.

• Expand Products and Services by allowing the Postal Service to evaluate and introduce more new products consistent with its mission and compete more effectively in the marketplace.

 

“This is an ambitious, aggressive plan,” says Potter, adding that it will help ensure a future where the Postal Service remains a vital driver of the American economy. “If given the flexibility to respond to an evolving marketplace, the Postal Service will continue to be an integral part of the fabric of American life.”

 

Be sure to visit usps.com to learn more about “Ensuring a Viable Postal Service for America.”

 

 

Community Watch

» Milwaukee man, 37, charged with sexual assault of a child in West Allis Updated:  5/27

» Roundup of Memorial Day events in suburban Milwaukee and Lake Country 5/27

» Greenfield man facing possible charges after threatening women with loaded gun Updated:  5/26

» 2 men sentenced in attempted carjackings in Greenfield, Oak Creek 5/25

» Light poles, electric wires down after traffic accident in Greenfield Updated:  5/25

» Body in parking lot identified as West Milwaukee man, 23 5/24

» Initial Reaction: Talking with star Waukesha soccer players Dani Rhodes, Emily Cervantes Updated:  5/24

» Death investigation after body of a man is found in West Milwaukee 5/24

» State Fair raises rescinded, converted to one-time bonuses 5/23

» Ex-Derzon Coins operator ordered to pay estate $1.2 million 5/22

» Video shows Greenfield police technique to end chase 5/21

» Review: Cream City actors connect in 'Same Time, Next Year' Updated:  5/21

» $26 million upgrade for Greenfield schools ready to go forward Updated:  5/19

» Oak Creek stuns Whitnall, 12-2, in battle of softball powers 5/19

» Input to be sought on Highway 100 project in West Allis, Greenfield 5/17

» A 'Green' exhibit to lift environs of Inspiration Studios in West Allis 5/17

» Initial Reaction Podcast: A chat with award-winning sportscaster Dennis Krause Updated:  5/17

» Greenfield residents react to scaled-down Edgerton Avenue project 5/17

» West Allis might switch to carts and mixing all recyclables together 5/17

» Man who chased girl in alley sought by West Allis police 5/12

» Greenfield Highlands clears plan commission, headed for council 5/11

» Two appeals so far in Greenfield concerning beekeeping permits 5/10

» Initial Reaction Podcast: A look at talented Arrowhead baseball team 5/10

» West Allis schools facilities panel to have staff, parents, citizens 5/10

» West Allis Schools superintendent assures cuts won't hurt education 5/9

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Best Summer Ever

 

We've made it easy for you to get out and go this summer. From hitting the trails for a bike ride or walk, to where to find beer gardens in the area, to the best places to swim in Waukesha County to the best summer drinks and summer reads, check out our 2016 summer guide.

Advertisement

Advertisement

CONNECT    

Advertisement