October 2011 Newsletter • Co-Chairs' Corner
| In his National PCC Day address, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe
described the Postal Service’s new reality. He says USPS has
reduced its annual costs by more than $12 billion and its workforce
by 110,000 career employees over the past four years. “But we
must do significantly more to return to profitability,” he said.
Donahoe says the Postal Service must reduce its annual costs by $20
2015, “and we do not currently have the flexibility in our business
achieve these cost reductions.”
Donahoe praised postal employees for their hard work to bring about
cost savings while also achieving record levels of service. He stated
the Postal Service’s financial losses are due largely to an
overly restrictive business model and should not be interpreted as
an indictment of the value of mail.
The Postal Service has prepared a comprehensive package of proposals
Congressional consideration that would allow it to operate more like
The proposals would relieve USPS of large financial mandates and give
authority to transition to a national five-day per week delivery schedule.
“Short-term solutions will not help the Postal Service
or this industry,” said Donahoe. “We
need long-term, comprehensive legislation and our
expectation is that Congress will pass comprehensive legislation by
the end of this calendar year.”
On the 50th anniversary of the PCC, Donahoe pledge to work together
with PCC partners to make the mailing industry stronger, more compelling
As part of the National PCC Day activities, the Postal Service recognizes
outstanding achievement by PCCs around the country. Congratulations
to our own Long Island PCC, which was awarded with the National 2011
Premier PCC – GOLD award.
To continue our tradition of excellence, the LI PCC will be hosting
its first official 2011 – 2012 monthly meeting on October 5th,
2011. This meeting will have a presentation on the NEW
Every Door Direct Mail (EDDM) service. Whether you're
a large or small business, Every Door Direct Mail™ service can
help get your marketing messages into the hands of consumers.
We hope to see you at our October 5, 2011!
| We look forward to seeing everyone in the Fall.