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Report  | July 2021

Achieving Financial Stability Without Excessive Rate Increases: A Review of the USPS Strategic Plan “Delivering for America”

By Nam D. Pham, Ph.D. and Mary Donovan

In 2021, the U.S. Postal Service (“USPS”) released “Delivering for America,” a 10-year plan to reach financial stability and improve operational performance after years of posting net losses and service disruptions. The plan includes a series of strategic initiatives intended to help the USPS increase revenues and contain costs by—among other things—securing legislative and regulatory changes that would allow for a more sustainable operating structure. . Our analysis shows that USPS can achieve financial stability without raising rates excessively and without the proposed August 2021 rate increases.