Pad 530 Assignment 1

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Assignment 1: Rationale and Analysis for Agency Selected, Part 1
Dr. Goliday
Pad 530: Public Personnel Management
July 14, 2013

The goal of The United States Postal Service is to create “a free flow of information between citizens and their government as a cornerstone of freedom, often spoke of a nation bound together by a system of postal roads and post offices.” (Longley 2013) Postal offices are forbidden to open any letters unless it is undeliverable The United States Postal Service (USPS) is responsible for providing postal services for the United States to all Americans no matter the geographical location. The United States Postal Service is an independent agency of the United States federal government that was
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“Robert Tobias (2010) argues that to be effective, human resource managers need to embrace the possibility of positive and productive relations with labor unions.” (Riccucci pg. 10-11) Another key historical event that is about to happen in the future, this coming August of this year there is a proposition to stopping mail deliveries on Saturdays. Priority or express mail, packages and mail only medicine will continue to be delivered but no personal mail. I’m sure that would cause uproar amongst the public because naturally some people depend on those deliveries. Saturday deliveries are just as important and convenient as the weekly mailing because it can coincide with the consumers scheduling. Saturdays could be a consumer’s only possible day to accept or receive the delivery. The U.S Congress is stepping in and intervening and requiring The United States Postal Service to continue delivering all mail on Saturdays regardless of what it is. This proposal is a plan to save money and reduce cost all at the same time. Ultimately, The United States Postal Service objective is to “create engaged, loyal customers by satisfying their needs better than the alternatives.” ( Agency Functions The Constitution mandates The Postal Service to provide fast and reliable postal service to the people by the Government of the United States. The United States Postal Services has many functions. It serves over

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