Ever since the post office installed mail pods in the neighborhood, I only stop and get the mail twice a week. I don't miss anything so why not just cut back at least one day on mail delivery.
We are currently required by our shipping contract to use Fedex to ship packages. We should use the US Post Office at their cost instead of using an outside contract with a for profit company.
(est. savings: $1.7 billion to $3.1 billion)
The U.S. Postal Service lost $8.5 billion in fiscal year 2010 and $2.2 billion in the first quarter of 2011. The Postal Regulatory Commission estimates that, by cutting back to five-day-a-week mail delivery, the USPS could ease its cash flow problems, saving $1.7 billion annually. The Postal Service itself puts that estimate higher, at $3.1 billion.
These entities are guzzlers of federal dollars, yet, they continually are in the red and are not effectively managed. Sell them off to the private sector. Let's have a better, more reliable public transportation system (like European trains) and therefore get more people riding them and off the road (thereby saving gas, reducing pollution, etc.)
We can handle and process work much more efficiently while keeping staff content/afloat by limiting the hours that we are open to the public. We should open offices from 9am to 1pm. By reducing the amount of time we are open, we can spend more time focusing on the backlogs we are piling up as a result of more walk in traffic (due to the economic depression), and to the high loss of employees to retirements.
Increase the rate businesses pay for bulk mail. This would increase revenue and/or reduce the amount of paper that has to be recycled. It might also allow post offices to downsize from the huge buildings they now occupy.
-Internet access for federal government only for ALL agencies.
-Have all public agency links.
-Individual can apply, file, or find answers to/from pertinnent agency.
-This is available for all including those w/o Internet access.
-benefits (1) less workload for federal employees so less needed now & in the future. Saves $$.
(2) benefits the poor and elderly... more »
The amount of "important mail" the average American receives has drastically fallen over the past 20 years. This falloff is due to the growth of better, safer, and more environmentally-friendlier means than paper checks of transferring money, such as Direct Deposit and Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). Also, personal correspondence and other important... more »