Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe, who helped guide the agency through troubled times, will step down on February 1, 2015. COO Megan Brennan is named to replace him.
The co-author of the Postal Reform Act is gung-ho about passing the bill during the lame duck session.
Here's how crazy the pursuit of postal reform has gotten in recent months.
Your USPS primer—everything you need to know about what's happening with the Postal Service in DC right now. The future of direct mail depends on it.
Representatives Issa and Clay tell a hearing that postal innovation's fine—as long as it invigorates the Postal Service's bottom line.
Long-time Washington hand Joe Schick on why it's of the utmost importance for bulk mailers to bring their influence to bear in Washington.
A discounted rate for prospect mailings is something catalogers think is good for both them and the Postal Service—and the Postal Service's head of sales agrees.
John Callan's Postal Vision 2020 will convene the world's finest postal minds to explore future options for mail in America. Here, the delivery industry veteran gives his own views on what lies ahead.
The head of the American Catalog Mailers Association discusses the effects of higher rates on mail volume, and suggests how mailers should get involved in postal reform.
The bad news? The 4.3% exigent rate increase is almost sure to endure. The good news? Mailers enlisted a stalwart defender of their cause on Capitol Hill.
When you're the chief marketing and sales officer at the U.S. Postal Service, your appointed rounds take you down some winding roads.
Direct mail marketers ultimately lost as Senators overwhelmingly agreed to push the Postal Reform bill to the full Senate.
Nagisa Manabe, CMO of the USPS, chats with Senior Editor Al Urbanski on the new reality at the Postal Service and what the future holds.
We asked the experts to share their postal-survival checklist.
The Postal Service can be saved without raising rates or cutting critical services.
Ron Stroman, Deputy Postmaster General of the USPS, maintains a firm belief that postal reform can be enacted by Congress in the coming months.
USPS business mail innovation chief Gary Reblin discusses promotions he has planned for 2014, as mailers talk about decreasing volumes in the face of an exigent rate increase.
The DPGM talks about the chances a 4.3% exigent rate increase will take effect, and what mailers can do to forestall it.
The USPS has problems. Direct mailers have questions. Who better, we reasoned, to answer them than the Postmaster General?
The fight for postal reform continues, and hope springs eternal.
The USPS introduces Picture Permit Imprint Indicia, allowing companies to include corporate images to IMb automation letters and postcards.
The USPS has been actively developing tools and incentives designed to better connect direct mail and digital channels.
15 mavericks, brands, and legislators that catalyzed the marketing industry over the past year.
A federal court denied the USPS's petition to review the PRC's claim that the former's discount for presorted mail is excessive.
When the USPS announced in February a plan to eliminate mail delivery on Saturday, mailers approved.
With revenues ticking up slightly, the Postmaster General and his CFO say reform could make the Postal Service profitable again.
Concerning the future of the USPS, one thing is abundantly clear: It is going to change, sooner rather than later, and in significant fashion.
Randy Miskanic argues that a postal inspector is the perfect guy to seize the market with the USPS's big gun: security.
GAO counters Donahoe's claim that the USPS doesn't need to follow the six-day provision.
USPS CFO and EVP Joseph Corbett laid out the harrowing financial stakes the agency faces now and in the coming years.
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