The Postal Service ( Usps )

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This paper provides documentation published research found online (Internet) and offline (non-Internet), along with face to face interviews (FtF) with employees to the second oldest federal agency the United States Postal Service (USPS). The USPS continues to struggle financially and has not shown a profit since the year of 2007. Congress continues to place pressure to privatize the postal service and to run like any other organization. Unlike other for profit organizations and businesses the USPS receives benefits from Congress such as bailouts when they cannot meet payroll, and are exempt for paying federal and state taxes. On the other side of the coin, the Postal Service must go before Congress with any modifications or adjustments to the way the organization is run and managed. Additionally, any requests must be supported with a host of reports and studies from the Government Accountability Organization (GAO) which can take up to six years for documentation. Mission of the Postal Service “The Postal Service shall have as its basic function the obligation to provide postal services to bind the Nation together through the personal, educational, literary, and business correspondence of the people. It shall provide prompt, reliable, and efficient services to patrons in all areas and shall render postal services to all communities. The United States Postal Service is an independent establishment of the Executive Branch of the Government of the
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