We are primarily a full-time workforce. But one day, that might change. At the end of last year, there were 623, 128 career employees, and 88,954 noncareer employees.
Of those noncareer employees, there were 4,271 casuals, 54,529 part-time rural carriers, 11,477 Postmaster Reliefs, and 17,018 transitional employees.
One the stated goals of Postal Service transformation is having "workforce flexibility."
Do you think the Postal Service should be going towards more of a part-time work force to help reduce labor expenses? What about job sharing? Is it doable in today's Postal Service? Will it be painful in she short-term, but pay off in the long-term? What is upside -- and downside -- of having a less than full-time workforce?