Last night (4/12/2018), President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order
that establishes a White House Task Force on the Postal Service. According to the order, the Task Force is instructed " to evaluate the operations and finances of the USPS." In doing so, the group will evaluate the package delivery market, the decline in first-class mail volume and its implications, the definition of universal service, the role of the USPS in rural communities, and the state of the USPS business model, workforce and pricing. The Task Force is charged with reporting back its observations and recommendations relating to legislative and administrative changes by mid-August.
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin will chair the Task Force; other members will include the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, the Director of the Office of Personnel Management, and other appropriate department heads. During its deliberations the Task Force is instructed to consult with the Postmaster General and the Chairman of the Postal Regulatory Commission. Also, the Task Force shall engage with the Attorney General and the Secretary of Labor.