Federal Manager's Daily Report

There’s a strong possibility that legislation will be

introduced this year reducing postal employment, providing

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more opportunities for private companies to deliver letter

mail, and giving postal unions a chance to bargain over

health benefits. However, mail industry sources indicate

such measures wouldn’t pass in 2004 because lawmakers would

be focusing on the fall elections.


None of this it etched in stone, however. There appears to

be strong, bi-partisan cooperation for reforming the U.S.

Postal Service. Reforms could include revamping the

semi-independent postal corporation’s rate structure and

liberalizing laws that strictly limit private sector

competition with the postal service.

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