From the Dead Tree Edition blog
The U.S. Postal Service could cut its workforce by one-third and its supervisory ranks even more, a leading Republican Congressman has indicated.
“The Post Office has 200,000 people who should be retiring,” Rep. Darrell Issa said in a speech to The Heritage Foundation. USPS had 568,301 employees at the end of August. “When I say retiring I mean we don’t need them. But let’s bear in mind it’s just not the guy at the post office; it’s the thousands of people who are doing maintenance at post offices that we don’t need to have so many of.”
“And more importantly there’s a 1 to 7 ratio,” the California Republican said. “For every person that delivers your mail, or packs your mail, or touches your mail — for every 7 of them — there’s one of them that is just, quote, a ‘supervisor’. That’s a ratio that’s so unacceptable in the private sector.”
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