Costly Postal Policies Dragging Down Santa’s Sleigh

The holidays are here and Santa is readying his sleigh. But, this year, the U.S. Postal Service may have a tad more trouble than usual keeping up with the reindeer. America’s mail carrier is hiring 20,000 temporary employees to help get nearly 1 billion packages on doorsteps across the country. The hiring haul, though, is a significant decrease from last year’s goal of 45,000 temporary workers. While agency officials have assured lawmakers and consumers that the USPS can make do because of package sorting upgrades, uneven delivery performance has consumers concerned. The USPS can ensure a smooth ride from the North Pole, but only with the right-sized hiring policies.

 


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