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USPS Needs Financial Flexibility
Surviving the Postal Crisis
NAPUS Consolidation and Closing Guide
USPS, like every other entity in America, is facing severe economic challenges. Without relief, the postal service would be forced to make very serious changes to it's business model that potentially devastates employees, mail volume, and postal customers. HR 22, a bill introduced in the House of Representatives by Representatives John McHugh of New York, and Danny Davis of Illinois, would be extremely helpful in providing some needed help.
The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 require the Postal Service to make an annual payment ranging from $5.4 billion to $5.8 billion from 2007 to 2016. In addition, under the Act, USPS makes an additional payment for its current retiree health benefits until 2016.
HR 22 would allow the Postal Service to pay its retiree health premiums out of the Retiree Health Benefits Fund, rather than make a separate payment from its operating budget.
Please take the time to ask your Representatives and Senators to support financial relief and flexibility to the USPS. Without it, the Postal Service would be forced to consider drastic actions (some of which have been addressed in the media in recent weeks), that we should hope to avoid.
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