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November 3, 2023
Challenges and More Challenges
By Chuck Mulidore
NAPS Executive Vice President
As we approach the end of another year, we continue to hear that the United States Postal Service is facing a number of challenges in the 21st century, including declining mail volume, increasing costs and competition from the private sector. We have heard this now for many years; the refrain continues moving into 2024.
However, we also recognize the USPS remains an essential service for millions of Americans. Postal supervisors, managers and postmasters play a critical role in ensuring the mail is delivered on time and efficiently. As EAS employees, we are responsible for leading and motivating our employees and teams overseeing operations, resolving customer issues and driving the performance of all our employees. NAPS plays a key role in advocating for the USPS and its workforce through legislative activity on Capitol Hill.
We know the challenges and opportunities facing the USPS. I will offer some thoughts on how postal supervisors can help ensure the future success of the organization to ensure all EAS employees can work at this uniquely American institution as a career. The USPS is facing a number of challenges, including:
Despite these challenges it faces, the USPS also has a number of opportunities, including:
Postal supervisors will play a critical role in ensuring the future success of the USPS by:
I encourage all EAS employees to get involved in their local NAPS branch and stay informed about the issues facing the USPS. Remember, due to the courage of NAPS by suing the Postal Service, NAPS is the only postal management organization that represents all EAS employees who work in the Postal Service. Together, we can make a difference and ensure the USPS remains a viable and essential service for millions of Americans.
I want to wish all of you a safe, healthy and blessed Thanksgiving holiday and remind you that you are indispensable to your family. So, take care of yourself this upcoming holiday season.
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