The Underwhelming Postal Reform Act of 2022
The USPS leadership, including the Board of Governors, Postmaster General (PMG) DeJoy and the senior management team have real reason to celebrate. The passage of this bill is a key part of their 10-year plan – “Delivering for America”. As PMG DeJoy as stated multiple times, the plan was reliant upon repealing the retiree health benefit pre-funding mandate and maximizing future retiree participation in Medicare. This bill provides both.
In addition to the integrated network section, the language around selecting transportation methods comes directly from the USPS playbook. Specifically, the bill changes two key phrases. First, it changes “prompt and economical” to “prompt, economical, consistent and reliable”. Then it adds the words “in a manner that increases operational efficiency and reduces complexity”.