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If you want a preview of coming attractions in your own agency, check out what is happening in the giant US Postal Service. It is looking at a major cutback of administrative personnel, consolidating post offices and relocating employees, not to mention possible pay and benefit changes. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says you could be next.
Patrick Donahoe became the 73rd Postmaster General Friday, assuming control of the Postal Service in the midst of a fiscal crisis. Donahoe said USPS will reduce its workforce by another 7,500 people in 2011. Still, he's optimistic about the future. In the short term, however, the reality is that postal workers are likely to suffer while the agency tries to balance its books.
Best of interview with John Potter.
Prefunding USPS pension plans, says the Postal Service, is breaking them. Lorie Nelson, with the USPS OIG, has some surprising findings.
The recession and changes in the use of mail as transactions and messages go more and more electronic. How can the USPS keep up? The GAO's Phil Herr has details.
The USPS OIG has completed a new report to determined if contracting officers issued letters to contracting officer's representatives detailing their responsibilities and limitations and if invoices were properly certified. To explain what the means for us is the Postal Service's Judy Leonhardt.
Outgoing Postmaster General John Potter joins the Federal Drive for an in depth exit interview.
The U.S. Postal Service has promised one approach to shrinking its continuing losses: Keep cutting jobs. Postal's 2011 financial plan calls for elimination of 50 million work hours, or about 25,000 jobs.
If the OIG's proposals were placed in effect, the Postal Service could potentially recover $142.4 billion. Details from USPS's Lorie Nelson.
The U.S. Postal Service is now the only mailing and shipping company worldwide that provides packaging supplies that are "Cradle to Cradle Certified." This means that all 175 materials used by its 58 suppliers to make stamps and stamped products have been assessed, and meet requirements for, their impact on human and environmental health, recyclability and compostability.
The Postal Service says in 2009 it provided one billion eco-friendly mailing and shipping supplies to customers.
Technology used to create biodegradable or recyclable materials have allowed the agency's sustainability initiatives to cut greenhouse gas production and to save money and resources. Specific achievements include a 10.8 trillion dollar reduction in British Thermal Units in energy use at their facilities since 2005, and $400 million dollars worth of savings in energy costs since 2007.