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Postal Regulatory Commission

Eliminate Saturday Postal Delivery

(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.

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Department of Defense

Spin off Public Enterprises (USPS, Amtrak, etc.)

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.)

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Social Security Administration

Lower Service Hours 9-1pm

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.

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Social Security Administration

FED Government INTERNET KIOSKS in every Post Office

Federal (only) Computer Internet kiosks for purposes of:
-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.
-Easy use
-benefits (1) less workload for federal employees so less needed now & in the future. Saves $$.
(2) benefits the poor and elderly... more »

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Postal Service

Use printers for Post office monthly bills and others mail

The idea is for the USPS to have printers that can print and collate various mail that is sent. The idea is that instead of handling, sorting, and carrying mail accross the country it basically gets e-mailed to a local post office, printed out and delivered. This isn't going to be used for all mail, but alot of bills, circulars, advertisements, etc.. could be sent with this method. Most likely makes most sense to have... more »

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Small Business Administration

Reduce Residential Mail Delivery to Twice a Week

I suggest we reduce residential mail delivery, ultimately, to twice a week.
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 »

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