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Congress Keeps its Hand Around the Neck of USPS

Mike1116 Wrote: May 07, 2012 1:14 PM
To be a postal supervisor or manager or postmaster, you must first have been a unionized mail carrier or sorter. They never hire from outside. This is why management is inept. Spellcheck was such a godsend for postal documents.
truckingal Wrote: May 07, 2012 1:22 PM
That's not true at all. My local Post master was never any of those-but she was the non-union Saturday part-time employee that ran the local Post Office on Saturday mornings and when the regular Post Master went on vacation. Now, get the picture here: she's 67 and doesnt even have enough time in to draw a pension-because she was part-time for many years. I guess you could call that 'hiring from the inside' . .do you have a better plan?

The postal reform bill passed in the Senate last week is further evidence that politicians shouldn’t be entrusted with running a hotdog stand, let alone the nation’s mail. The U.S. Postal Service is supposed to operate like a business, but congressional micromanagement makes that impossible. Nevertheless, 62 senators voted for an eye-glazing 191-page bill that would keep Congress’s hand placed firmly around the USPS’s neck.

Here’s a summary from the Washington Post:

The bipartisan measure passed 62 to 37 and would give the Postal Service nearly $11 billion to offer buyouts and early retirement incentives to hundreds of thousands...