USPS Financial Challenges: Implementing the 10-Year Plan


It encompasses over 120 components, including the closure of some mail facilities and the modernization of aging delivery vehicles.

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently assessed the USPS’s strategic plan and its implementation. While acknowledging the plan’s potential to enhance operations and revenue, the GAO emphasized that successful execution is crucial for achieving the desired outcomes.

The plan’s execution has already encountered roadblocks. Despite modest progress, increased costs linked to inflation have offset gains. The USPS’s ability to cover expenses and reduce debt has been compromised for more than a decade, necessitating effective measures to reverse this trend.

Navigating Service Disruptions 

The USPS must adapt to these changes while ensuring the safety of employees, customers, and mail integrity. 

Sometimes this involves suspending services due to various factors, including natural disasters and aggressive animals.

Currently, USPS services are temporarily suspended in six states, including California, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota.