U.S. Senator Mark Pryor yesterday hosted a conference call to discuss the postal reform bill currently before the Senate and to receive feedback and answer questions from Arkansas postmasters.
"While I agree that the USPS needs to take cost-cutting measures to stay viable, we need to ensure Arkansas communities are protected in the process," Pryor said. "I was pleased to provide Arkansas postmasters with an update about the bill we're working on in the Senate, and to hear their feedback."
The 21st Century Postal Service Act is intended to put the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) back on the path to fiscal sustainability. Major components include a provision to allow the USPS to offer buyouts and retirement incentives, as well as a provision to reduce the USPS's responsibility to pre-fund retiree health care benefits. Other provisions include modifying delivery options and post office and processing facility closures.