U.S. Postal Service

Research Note: Winton M. Blount Video (1969?)

Winton M. Blount, the Postmaster General, discusses the problems of the of the U.S. Post Office Department (1969?). The Postal Reorganization Act of 1970 replaced the cabinet-level Post Office Department with the U.S. Postal Service, an independent establishment of the executive branch. [Note—the video is labeled 1965, but that is

House of Representatives Holds Hearing on the U. S. Postal Service

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

Research Resource: Four-Page Guide to the U.S. Postal Service

The Lexington Institute has published a guide which touched on some of the fundamental facts about the U.S. Postal Service: Lexington Institute, A Quick Reference on the U.S. Postal Service (Arlington, VA: July, 2009)

Research Resource: U.S. Postal Service Statistics on Postage Rates, Employees, and Delivery Points

The U.S. Postal Service’s Historian has produced these data compilations: Rates for Domestic Letters, 1863-2009 (pdf) (rtf) Rates for Domestic Letters, 1792-1863 (pdf) (rtf) Rates for Stamped Cards and Postcards, 1873-2009 (pdf) (rtf) Pieces of Mail Handled, Number of Post Offices, Income, and Expenses, 1789 to 2008 (pdf) (htm) Number

Research Resource: U.S. Postal Service Testimony, Communications, Financial Information

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) provides the following information online: USPS testimony before Congress USPS speeches USPS press releases USPS financial information including: Annual reports Comprehensive statements and 5 year plans 10Q (quarterly reports) 10K forms FY2009 appropriations request (December 11, 2007) Source: U.S. Postal Service website.

Research Note: What “Independent Establishments of the Executive Branch” Exist?

In the U.S. Code, one finds the following “independent establishments of the executive branch” mentioned: (1) the National Center for Productivity and Quality of Working Life (15 USC 2411); (2) the Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation (20 USC 2004); (3) the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation (20 USC 4502); (4)

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