House Panel to Examine Postal Operation Downsizing

from NAPS Update

The Postal Service is expected to announce its latest thinking on plans to cut operations and network costs on Wednesday, May 20, when the House postal oversight subcommittee holds a hearing on the hard choices and tradeoffs that underlie the preservation of the nation’s mail system.
The hearing, “Nip and Tuck: The Impact of Current Cost Cutting Efforts on Postal Service Operations and Network,” will be held by the House Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, Postal Service and the District of Columbia, chaired by Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA).  
According to the Subcommittee, the hearing will focus on: “What are the hard choices and tradeoffs that need to be considered as mail volume declines significantly?  What options should be considered to overcome barriers and facilitate the Postal Service in making significant progress in “rightsizing its networks?”  How much cost does the Service need to take out of its network and operations to remain solvent and how will it be achieved?  What impact, if any, will cuts have on service?”
William P. Galligan, USPS Senior Vice President, Operations, is expected to testify, along with witnesses from GAO, mailers, and postal employee organizations.