Zero Base sounds like the first acclimation stop on a climb up Mount Everest. It’s actually an important program to help the U.S. Postal Service control costs in its Postal Vehicle Service (PVS) program.
It seems a simple equation: processing costs should decrease as mail volumes decline. Except that’s not happening. And it’s hurting the U.S. Postal Service’s bottom line.
The Postal Service has not been able to lower mail processing costs at its 285 plants to match decreasing mail volumes, our recent audit report found.
Postage stamps, records manipulation, and a clandestine call to report suspicions. It has the makings of a good series to binge watch on a rainy weekend.
Instead, it’s a recent audit report on improving the controls around stamp stock at postal retail outlets. And it started with a call to our Hotline to report suspicious transactions involving stolen stamps from a Louisiana postal station.
People tend to attach special meaning to certain places. It turns out, the post office is just such a place for many rural Americans.
Rural customers value the social aspects of the U.S. Postal Service, including its place in the community, according to our latest white paper, Addressing the Diverse Needs and Wants of Rural America: Opportunities for the U.S. Postal Service.
Bigger isn’t always better. Take microbusinesses, for example – small businesses of fewer than 10 employees. They make up 75 percent of all employers in the country and fuel the U.S. economy.
They also drive innovation and competition, and some even grow to be larger enterprises that stimulate further economic growth. Oh, and microbusinesses happen to be big users of the U.S. Postal Service, as our recent white paper indicates.