The U.S. Postal Service’s current business model “is not viable” and the mail agency should make deeper job and wage cuts, hire more part-time staff and consider outsourcing operations, according to a draft of a government audit acquired by The Federal Eye.
Auditors suggest cutting Saturday service and shutting down small post offices (just wait: this will be almost as controversial on the Hill as base closings).
For what it’s worth, I use the post office a lot–not the traditional one so much, but a small one that’s outsourced to a local office-supply store. The staff is friendly and helpful and the lines are short. This is the model for the future.