The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 required an evaluation of strategies and options for reforms of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). USPS¿s business model is to fulfill its mission through self-supporting, businesslike operations; however, USPS has experienced increasing difficulties. Due to volume declines, losses, a cash shortage, and rising debt, the USPS was added to a high-risk list in July 2009. The objectives of this report were to assess: (1) the viability of USPS¿s business model; (2) strategies and options to address challenges to its business model; and (3) actions Congress and USPS need to take to facilitate progress toward financial viability. Includes recommendations. Charts and tables.
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security