Data use is critical for all aspects of the U.S. Postal Service’s operations, including determining costs and setting prices. That’s why data systems need to be accurate and reliable.
One small upside to losing 26 percent of mail volume and relaxing delivery service standards over the past decade is that the U.S. Postal Service should experience a significant decline in its costs as well. Except that hasn’t happened for transportation costs.
You don’t concentrate on risks, you concentrate on rewards, said aviation hero Chuck Yeager, who knew a thing or two about risks.
The government, on the other hand, is not inherently risk-oriented. You see this especially when it comes to investing employees’ retirement funds. We explored this issue in a whitepaper last year.