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In 1897, a year when mail was still largely delivered by horse and wagon, construction began on an innovative scheme beneath the streets of Philadelphia. Using an intricate network of compressors and metal pipes, the new system could shoot a capsule holding a few hundred letters across a city in...

Mr. Cihota discussed, “Update for Measuring Pension and Retiree Health Benefits Liabilities,” an audit report published by the OIG on May 2, for which he served as lead author. The sobering report analyzes Postal Service pensions and retiree health benefits liabilities and assets projections, and the likely impacts, including for taxpayers,...

The magnitude of the U.S. Postal Service’s unfunded liabilities for its retiree pensions and health benefits imperils the agency and its workforce. Now a Congressional proposal seeks to brighten the agency’s future finances – by shifting these liabilities onto federal taxpayers through the Medicare system. To read the rest of this...

Chairman Taub was confirmed by the Senate for a second term in December 2016. He served as vice chairman in 2013 and as Acting Chairman from December 2014 to December 2016. He was first confirmed to the Commission in October 2011, following an accomplished career with the Army and House...