Postal Updates

New PMG Megan Brennan talks about postal reform: Morning Report

Mar 13, 2015, 7 AM

Linn's Stamp News gives you a quick look at what's going on in the world of stamp-collecting.

1. Postmaster's plan

Newly sworn-in Postmaster General Megan Brennan "outlined her approach" to putting together a postal reform bill that can generate the necessary support in Congress, according to Federal Times.

Among the items she highlighted in a chat with reporters was the elimination of pre-funding retiree health benefits, which currently costs the U.S. Postal Service $5.5 billion annually.

"The pre-funding requirement and a proposal to establish a separate Postal Service health plan integrated with Medicare – where eligible postal employees would be required to use Medicare as their primary insurance – would be the top priorities of any legislation, Brennan said," the report reads.

Read the full Federal Times report here.

2. Week's Most Read

Among the most popular stories of the week on was an update on the Maya Angelou forever stamp's first-day ceremony, and a report about a newly discovered Circus sheet with a dramatic error. 

3. Rocky Mountain reading

"A new book from the Rocky Mountain Philatelic Library focuses on post offices that operate (or once operated) within areas of the United States’ national park system."


4. Yesterday's most-viewed post

From Me To You stamp for National Card and Letter Writing Month

5. Being social