Postal Service Defends Executive Salaries as Lawmaker Looks to Cap Pay

Rep. Kathy Hochul, D-N.Y., announced on Friday that she intended to introduce legislation reducing the salaries of the postmaster general and his immediate subordinates to the level of Cabinet secretaries. The legislation would overturn the 2006 Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act, which authorized USPS executives to be paid salaries of up to 120 percent of the vice president’s annual compensation, plus bonuses. Postal officials, however, argued because USPS functions like a company, it is important for executive salaries to remain competitive with the private sector.

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