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 incorrect.] Visit msnbc.com for breaking […]
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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 […]
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)
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 of Employees, 1926 to 2008 […]
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.
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) the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and […]