USPS Price Increase Still Likely ... Just Later and (Hopefully) Less
The irony of the USPS borrowing money from the Treasury in one account to pay a bill to the Treasury in another account isn't lost on those looking at the holistic picture of the USPS’ business model.
Legislators are again looking at the USPS’ business model. While a sweeping reform bill like the 2006 Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA) is unlikely, Congress is expected to bring forward some legislation to address the USPS’ retiree health benefits pre-funding requirements. The USPS also is pushing to gain more legislative and regulatory freedoms in terms of the products it offers, frequency of delivery, rationalizing its retail network, among other changes.
Now is the time for the mailing community to get involved in these legislative discussions, as any such changes would have a significant impact on catalogers and others.