Sep 28, 2020
How did the US Postal Service become a political
football? And what happens next? Analysis from John Callan of Ursa
- Pre-paying pension obligations
- No governors on the US Postal Service board
- 2018 taskforce report and hints at privatisation
- President Trump and Amazon - and Jeff Bezos
- The USA’s stoush with the UPU over terminal dues
- Megan Brennan’s retirement as USPS Postmaster General - did she
jump or was she pushed?
- The make-up of the US Postal Service board of governors
- Relief funding for the US Postal Service during the pandemic
(CARES Act) and the terms of that “loan”
- President Trump’s pressure on the USPS to increase parcel
- The influence of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin
- Parcel volumes, revenues and margins… and the revelation that
Amazon is a profitable parcel for the US Postal Service!
- Appointment of the new Postmaster General, Louis DeJoy:
- The executive search agency’s shortlist
- How DeJoy’s name was put to the USPS Board
- DeJoy’s background in logistics
- USPS Governor David Williams’ resignation
- The USPS executive reorganisation
- Trucks leaving on time! And reducing overtime payments to
- Eliminating street posting boxes
- Lack of clear communication from the USPS on changes to
- DeJoy’s management style
- Consultation and the decision-making process
- Congressional hearings
- Failure of Congress to deliver reform
- Postal ballots / voting by mail
- Will DeJoy continue in the face of this political furore?
- After all the political fighting is over, what happens next?
Will any of these politicians carrying on about the USPS be able to
address the core issues affecting the USPS?
- Privatisation of the US Postal Service (through work sharing,
- If DeJoy resigns or is forced out, who would take over?
- And in closing… gopost (the USPS parcel locker network) and the
concept of a carrier-agnostic universal parcel locker service
(refer episode 208)