This Day On The Street
Continue to site
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

Postmaster General Stresses Comprehensive Legislation Is Key To Mailing Industry's Future

Postal Service focuses on innovation to create growth opportunities

ATLANTA , Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In his annual state of the business address to the mailing industry, Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe today emphasized that the Postal Service has a solid business plan to return to long-term financial stability and that nothing will have a bigger impact on the health and future of the mailing industry than resolving legislative issues.

"The Postal Service is moving forward with the parts of our business plan that we can control, and securing comprehensive legislation will allow us to implement the rest of the plan," said Donahoe. "Our industry is fundamentally strong and has a bright future. Mail remains an incredibly effective and important part of marketing America's products and services."

Donahoe spoke during the National Postal Customer Council (PCC) Day, an annual event that brings together thousands of mailers, industry partners and customers nationwide to recognize their contributions to the Postal Service and outline future plans and goals. PCCs are a network of community-based business mailers and representatives of the Postal Service, who meet regularly to share ideas and resources to create a closer working relationship.

Despite concerns about obtaining legislation, Donahoe said the Postal Service is focused on innovating to create new opportunities for growth in the mailing industry. "That means that in an increasingly digital world, we need to continue to find ways of increasing the value of mail for both senders and receivers," he said.

Donahoe underscored one of the most important aspects of innovation at the Postal Service: the way technology is used through Intelligent Mailâ„¢ barcodes to harness data in the Postal Service network. He urged mailers to adopt the new barcode technology as it will provide them with greater visibility into the effectiveness of mail. Donahoe also pointed out that tracking data is only going to become a more powerful marketing tool for mailers in the future.

The Postmaster General also reminded PCC members to speak with one voice to and stop the misconceptions that many in the business community have about the mailing industry. "One of the biggest misperceptions is the idea that mail is somehow losing is value," he said. "According to our research, two-thirds of consumers polled said they value what they receive in the mail." Another misconception is that the Postal Service is going out of business. Donahoe assured the audience that the Postal Service is not going out of business and remains a strong vital engine of the nearly $800 billion dollar mailing industry.

Even as the Postal Service focuses on finding new ways to add value to the mail, it continues to forge ahead with plans to realign its network of mail processing facilities to become a leaner, more efficient logistical model. These streamlining efforts will keep mail affordable and support the needs of the mailing industry in American commerce for decades to come.

National PCC Day also showcases the work of PCCs across the country and includes a series of awards recognizing outstanding service and individual achievement. The following award winners were announced:

  • PCC of the Year Award (Large Market) - Twin Cities PCC
  • PCC of the Year Award (Small Market) - Central Missouri PCC
  • PCC Industry Member of the Year Award - Tracey Dunlap, Greater Portland PCC
  • PCC Postal Member of the Year Award - Raschelle Parker, Greater New York PCC
  • Business Partner of the Year Award - The Oklahoman Direct, Greater Oklahoma PCC
  • District Manager of the Year Award - Lorraine Castellano, Long Island District, Long Island PCC
  • PCC Innovation of the Year Award (New) - Greater Oklahoma PCC
  • Communication Excellence Award   - Tampa Bay PCC (Gold), Greater New York PCC (Silver), Greater Portland PCC (Bronze)
  • Education Excellence Award   - Central Ohio PCC (Gold), Tampa Bay (Silver), San Diego and Fort Worth (tied for Bronze)

More information on Postal Customer Councils and National PCC Day can be found at www.usps.com/pcc . To view the Postmaster General's PCC Day video, or read a transcript, go to http://about.usps.com/news/facility-studies/welcome.htm

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses, and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

A self-supporting government enterprise, the U.S. Postal Service is the only delivery service that reaches every address in the nation, 151 million residences, businesses and Post Office Boxes. The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses, and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations. With 32,000 retail locations and the most frequently visited website in the federal government, usps.com, the Postal Service has annual revenue of more than $65 billion and delivers nearly 40 percent of the world's mail. If it were a private sector company, the U.S. Postal Service would rank 35th in the 2011 Fortune 500. In 2011, the U.S. Postal Service was ranked number one in overall service performance, out of the top 20 wealthiest nations in the world, by Oxford Strategic Consulting . Black Enterprise and Hispanic Business magazines ranked the Postal Service as a leader in workforce diversity. The Postal Service has been named the Most Trusted Government Agency for six years and the sixth Most Trusted Business in the nation by the Ponemon Institute.

Follow USPS on Twitter @USPS_PR and at Facebook.com/usps.

SOURCE U.S. Postal Service

Copyright 2011 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Submit an article to us!
SYM TRADE IT LAST %CHG

Markets

DOW 18,070.40 +46.34 0.26%
S&P 500 2,114.49 +6.20 0.29%
NASDAQ 5,016.9290 +11.5380 0.23%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs