PostalVision 2020 today published an Executive Summary of the white paper prepared by PostalVision and the GAO (Government Accountability Office), re-capping the special one-day "excursion" event held earlier this year at the Schar School of Public Policy & Government, George Mason University, focused on issues relative to the USPS' mailbox monopoly. The "Delivery by Design" event explored the current and future role of the monopoly in light of the tsunami of changes occurring in the delivery postal ecosystem, and discussed issues that would need to be addressed if changes to the current monopoly are to be considered in the future.
Event participants included over 70 representatives from the federal government, labor unions, academia, and key postal-related businesses and competitors, who engaged in open, independent conversation around issues related to the mailbox monopoly. The event was organized around presentations by key postal stakeholders followed by interactive discussions among the participants, and culminated in a survey to gauge, among other things, participant views on the best approach for postal stakeholders and the postal ecosystem of the future.
This event was held parallel to a review by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) looking at issues related to the USPS monopolies. GAO support and participation was an integral part of the event, and the GAO report, "U.S. Postal Service: Key Considerations for Potential Changes to USPS's Monopolies (GAO-17-543)" was also published today and can be found on the GAO web site.