Gm588 Project Paper

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The United States Postal Service (USPS) is an independent agency of the United States government responsible for providing mail service in the United States. It is one of the few government agencies explicitly authorized by the United States Constitution. Within the United States, it is commonly referred to as the "Post Office", "Postal Service", or "U.S. Mail". Employing 656,000 workers and 260,000 vehicles, it is the second-largest civilian employer in the United States and the operator of the largest civilian vehicle fleet in the world. The USPS is obligated to serve all Americans, regardless of geography, at uniform price and quality. Conversely, it has exclusive access to U.S. mail boxes and non-urgent letters. It receives competition from email and package delivery services. For 36 years, the Postal Service’s business model, established by the Postal Reorganization Act of 1970 (PRA), worked very well for customers, employees, and the nation. The Postal Service was able to charge affordable prices and use the revenues from those prices to provide mail service to all areas of the country, charging the same prices regardless of cost of delivery. It was able to cut costs, improve service, provide innovative work-share options, and continually improve productivity.
The OCI revealed at the USPS could benefit from cultural change of holding back it employees who excel in their area. These plays on power cause others employ not step up and do more. This also discourages the good employee from continuing to do more. There is nothing worse than going above and beyond duty and not being appreciated. Rewarding those who deserve it in this case create future leaders. Safety and attendance rewards encourage people to show up to work and be conscious of their actions.
The USPS can also benefit from creating some other competition category within the…...

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