You’ve maybe heard a lot lately about the U.S. Postal Service’s efforts to buy new delivery vehicles and are curious about how many they will purchase. Do you wonder how USPS makes these and other major purchases? It turns out the Postal Service has its own internal contracting policies and procedures, called Supplying Principles and Practices (SP&P).
With an organization as large as the U.S. Postal Service, it’s essential to move mail under any contingency, including when postal workers go on leave. Making sure the work gets done requires efficiently shifting personnel, which may mean USPS incurs additional costs, such as having to pay overtime to other employees.
It’s that time again — when we look back and rank what we think were the top 10 postal stories of the year! As it did in 2020, the U.S. Postal Service saw its fair share of important news stories in 2021. Some are obvious, like the pandemic’s ongoing impacts on staffing and service thanks to the arrival of yet another variant, while others might be less obvious. Here’s our countdown, in reverse order, of our view of the most important postal news reports in 2021. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and whether you think we missed anything.