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Government help needed by the postal service

Rachel Wheeler Archive
Legislative change is needed to ensure that the United States Postal Service (USPS®) continues on its path to recovery, it has been claimed.

Speaking in front of a senate sub-committee, postmaster general John Potter has revealed that, while reductions and growth continue to dominate the service, government help is required.

Mr Potter requested that current postal service retiree health benefits be restructured and that plans for a new five-day schedule are accepted in an attempt to reduce the large financial deficit that USPS has.

"[This] could generate the largest and most immediate financial benefits and move us toward narrowing our financial gap," he noted.

In addition, Mr Potter outlined plans for the forthcoming summer sale for bulk mailers that will take place from July 1st to September 30th.

As a means of rewarding loyal customers, the sale will provide a rebate of 30 per cent to mailers who exceed a pre-determined number of mailpieces.

Customers can take advantage of current tools offered by USPS, including an online address verification service.

Posted by Paul Newton