U.S. Postal Service

Technology will allow seeing snail mail from far away.

The U.S. Postal Service has been busy pursuing innovative ideas and new technology to trim its growing debt, streamline unneeded services and stay relevant to today’s consumers. Keep reading →

After a 200-year history of delivering snail mail, the U.S. Postal Service’s inspector general proposed Friday that going into the email business might help pull the agency out of debt.

According to the report, the so-called eMailbox would be run by USPS with security features, but there was no mention of crucial details such as how much it would cost or a timeline for launch. Keep reading →

A new sense of urgency emerged Tuesday to save the U.S. Postal Service from disaster. It reported a $5.1 billion deficit for 2011 expected to grow to more than $11.3 billion next year.

Postal Service executives pleaded with Congress to come up with a plan to save the 200-year-old American institution. It’s likely to include layoffs of thousands of workers. Keep reading →

A penny hike in the cost of a first class stamp will help the financially-strapped U.S. Postal Service bring in $888 million a year but it’s not enough to save many jobs, according to a Cornell University management expert.

Rick Geddes, an expert on the Postal Service, tells Breaking Gov that the price hike is just a small part of massive changes the agency must undergo as it tries to solve its budget deficit and huge loss of mail volume since 2007. The Postal Service will still have to close rural offices and big sorting centers to downsize to today’s mail economy. Keep reading →