Patrick R. Donahoe

The U.S. Postal Service could become "a significant burden to the taxpayer" if it does not get needed flexibility to change its business operations, Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe told Congress Wednesday.

Appearing before a congressional hearing for the first time since the Postal Service had to back away from a plan to reduce delivery days from six to five, Donahoe told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that "the Postal Service is currently operating with a broken business model."

"We are losing $25 million dollars every day and we are on an unsustainable path," he added.

Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe announced the effective date for new prices and relaxed some guidelines on implementing Intelligent Mail services.

Members Reflect Goals for a Viable U.S. Postal Service WASHINGTON – Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe today announced the top executives who will work directly with him in creating a more profitable, nimble U.S. Postal Service, able to compete aggressively in the marketplace and provide exemplary customer service. “The challenges we face as an organization require that we do many things differently in the coming years and that we drive change at a faster pace than we ever have,” Donahoe said. “We must break down structural challenges to change and empower our executives, managers and employees to achieve at

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