On this day in 1792, President George Washington signed legislation that established the modern-day U.S. Postal Service.
Fast forward to 2020, and the Postal Service has over 634,000 employees who—on a typical day—deliver 493 million pieces of mail. The Postal Service is one of the largest civilian employers in the United States. It’s also one of the nation’s largest employers of minorities, women, veterans, and disabled veterans.
In today’s WatchBlog, we look at challenges facing today’s Postal Service and some of the options to address those challenges.