On Thursday, April 15, 2010, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing to examine the status of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), and on recent reports on short and long-term strategies for its financial viability and stability. The hearing was titled: Continuing to Deliver: An Examination of the Postal Service’s Current Financial Crisis and its Future Viability, and I was honored to represent my agency at the hearing. The other witnesses were:
- John E. Potter, USPS Postmaster General;
- Ruth Goldway, Postal Regulatory Commission Chairman;
- David Williams, Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Postal Service;
- Phillip Herr, Director, Physical Infrastructure Issues,
U.S. Government Accountability Office; and
- John O’Brien, Senior Adviser to the Director, U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
The reports referred to above were:
- U.S. Postal Service, Ensuring a Viable Postal Service for America: An Action Plan for the Future (Washington: USPS, March 2010); and
- U.S. Government Accountability Office, Strategies and Options to Facilitate Progress Toward Financial Viability, GAO-10-455 (Washington: GAO, April 2010).