The Postal Service Needs Real Fiscal and Hiring Reform

The U.S. Postal Service is in rough shape. Despite (misguided) congressional attempts to bring the agency back into the black, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy still projects $60–$70 billion in additional losses through 2030.

Postal efficiency has slid in recent years, and the Postal Service’s reputation of delivery through any weather condition has been hampered by service slowdowns. Fortunately, history offers a useful guide to help the Postal Service snap out of its funk.

Reforms enacted during the height of the Gilded Age — the last decades of the 19th century — made America’s mail carrier what it is today. The lessons of a bygone era could prove crucial for an agency struggling with stagnation and modernity. Perhaps it’s time to bring back the 1890s, without the horse and buggy.

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The author of this rubbish opinion piece is delusional and part of the toxic culture. You can’t pay poverty wages and work people like slaves and expect to recruits the best and brightest for 19 dollars an hour. Bad management is the reason the post office is failing not carriers.


You can’t recruit your way out of this. Big cities have been open recruiting and 365 hiring since they took away the benefits with the PSE and CCA decisions. Before folks lined up and waiting for specific days to get their crack at career employment and as time passed it got worse and worse .And once they get a recruit they treat him like a slave with endless mandatory 12 hour days. So they quit and the service is left trying to recruit someone else.