Press Release from the Direct Marketing Association
August 12, 2011 – The Direct Marketing Association (DMA) applauds Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe for proposing new cost-cutting ideas for the US Postal Service (USPS) for Congress and the postal community to examine. To return to financial stability, the Postal Service has stated that it is seeking legislative changes to allow for network and workforce adjustments.
The Postal Service faces imminent insolvency due to declining mail volume. Insolvency of the USPS will harm the $1 trillion “mail” segment of our nation’s economy and the millions of jobs it supports. Mailers can no longer fund the excess capacity in the USPS network and its corresponding employee complement through postage. USPS must right-size its network to match the new reality of lower mail volume.
“Every effort to bring the postal service back from the brink of insolvency must be examined,” said Jerry Cerasale, DMA’s senior vice president of government affairs. “We applaud the Postmaster General for expanding that dialogue.”