Institute Will Study Postal Issues

Share this content:
The Alexandria, VA-based Envelope Manufacturers Association's Foundation for Paper-Based Communications launched an institute yesterday that will focus on postal reform.

One reason the Institute for Postal Studies was formed is that the paper-based communications industry is tied to the success of the U.S. Postal Service, the foundation said. It added that a research and education effort on postal reform is necessary because of the many improvements needed by the USPS.

Using white papers and symposiums that will include input from many stakeholders, the institute will study topics such as business and financial practices, best practices and models from other regulated industries.

Depending on the topics, the institute will include mailing industry experts, USPS officials, other government agencies, experts from academia, the General Accounting Office, employees, labor unions and experts in law, economics and finances.

The institute supports a presidential commission for postal reform and hopes its studies and reports can be submitted to such a body. Insiders have said that a commission may be announced as early as December.

The first research project, already completed, is "A Study of Presidential Advisory and Congressional Commissions: Guidance to the Formation of a Postal Reform Commission." Additional research projects on postal reform areas are planned to be submitted to a possible presidential commission.

EMA vice president Tonya W. Muse is executive director of the institute. Mary S. Elcano, former general counsel at the USPS and now a partner with Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP, will serve as counsel to the institute. For more information, contact Muse at or 703-739-2200.


Next Article in Marketing Strategy

Sign up to our newsletters

Company of the Week

Brightcove is the world's leading video platform. The most innovative and respected brands confidently rely on Brightcove to solve their most demanding communication challenges because of the unmatched performance and flexibility of our platform, our global scale and reliability, and our award-winning service. With thousands of customers and an industry-leading suite of cloud video products, Brightcove enables customers to drive compelling business results.

Find out more here »

Career Center

Check out hundreds of exciting professional opportunities available on DMN's Career Center.  
Explore careers in digital marketing, sales, eCommerce, marketing communications, IT, data strategies, and much more. And don't forget to update your resume so employers can contact you privately about job opportunities.

>>Click Here

Relive the 2017 Marketing Hall of Femme

Click the image above