Yesterday, the PMG and a panel of postal experts started a conversation on delivering into the future. In order to survive crushing deficits, these six action items were proposed.
• Restructure retiree health benefits prefunding to “pay-as-you-go,” comparable to what is used by the rest of the federal government and the private sector.
• Adjust delivery frequency to better reflect current mail volumes and customer habits.
• Expand access to postal products and services through self-service kiosks, partnerships with other retail outlets, and a world-class website — usps.com.
• Workforce flexibility that allows USPS to put the right people at the right place and at the right time.
• Ensure pricing of Market Dominant mailing products is based on demand for each individual product and its costs, rather than capping prices for every class at the rate of inflation.
• Expand Products and Services by allowing USPS to evaluate and introduce more new products consistent with its mission and compete more effectively in the marketplace.
What do you think of them? Not specific enough? What else should be talked about? Comment here.
For more information, see Envisioning America's Future Postal Service page by clicking here.