Statement to the OMB Reform Plan and Reorganization Recommendations


June 21, 2018

“The consistent position of the Postal Service has been that our flawed business model is the root cause of our financial instability because it imposes significant costs on us without giving us adequate business flexibility to enable us to pay for them.  It is important that potential reforms to fix our business model be developed and then considered by the President and Congress in an open and transparent manner that fully analyzes the interests of America’s consumers and businesses.  

Ultimately, it will be for Congress to decide whether the best path to financial sustainability is to preserve the Postal Service status as a Government institution focused on our mission of public service, while giving us more authority to meet our responsibilities, or whether a profit-maximizing corporate model is preferable.  We will continue to work with all parties, including the Presidential Task Force established to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the Postal Service, to address these significant public policy issues.”

Megan J. Brennan
Postmaster General

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