In the second segment of his video series on the “State of Our Business,” PMG Pat Donahoe offers additional details on the Postal Service’s serious financial issues. He also discusses operational changes and other steps the Postal Service and Congress must take to address these issues.
Donahoe has recorded a message in video and audio formats so every facility can access it. It’s available on the Postmaster General’s page on Blue, and he’s asking all employees to view or listen to the message by Sept. 7. Managers and Postmasters will facilitate employee access where necessary.
In his message, Donahoe reminds viewers USPS must overcome the consequences of declining First-Class Mail volume. He says the Postal Service — on its own and with Congress — can act now to restore stability. He calls on Congress to relieve USPS of its burdensome retiree health insurance payment schedule, to refund overpayments to FERS and to allow USPS to move from a 6- to 5-day delivery week.
USPS must meet the reality of lower First-Class Mail volume head-on, says the PMG. As volume shrinks, so too must the network that collects, processes and delivers the nation’s mail. Donahoe restates the Postal Service’s plans to:
■Consolidate the number of plants throughout the U.S.
■Review the operations of up to 3,700 Post Offices, stations and branches
■Continue consolidating delivery routes
Donahoe says the Postal Service has to make sure it “solidifies and stabilizes Postal Service finances going forward,” concluding that “the responsible thing to do is to act now, not wait until it’s too late.”
Click here to view PMG Donahoe’s latest video to employees. (internal)
source: USPS News Link