With potential USPS insolvency in the news, approximately 200 Southern California mailing industry leaders gathered in Anaheim to hear DPMG Ron Stroman discuss the state of the Postal Service.
Stroman expressed optimism while emphasizing the need for change: “The decisions we make today will determine our future 10 years from now.”
He congratulated attending Pacific Area Vice President Drew Aliperto and area district leaders for their successful efforts to improve service and reduce costs, but stressed the decline in First-Class Mail volume makes congressional action essential to the Postal Service’s fiscal health.
Stroman reiterated the need for Congress to resolve the mandate to pre-fund Retiree Health Benefits by $5.5 billion annually, allow USPS to access its overpayment to the Federal Employees Retirement System and give USPS authority to determine delivery frequency. He also discussed proposals such as reducing the workforce and accelerating consolidation of the processing network.
“I’m here to remind you how important you are in sharing our message with your customers and with decision-makers,” Stroman declared. “We aren’t going away, we’re making the tough decisions and there’s a bright future ahead if we pull together.”
source: USPS News Link