Postal Service Proposes Rate Changes for 2011
The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses, and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.
No prices will change before 2011. Additional information on today's filing can be found on www.usps.com/communications/newsroom/deliveringfuture/prices.htm.
About the USPS
A self-supporting government enterprise, the U.S. Postal Service is the only delivery service that reaches every address in the nation, 150 million residences, businesses and Post Office Boxes. The Postal Service receives no direct support from taxpayers. With 36,000 retail locations and the most frequently visited website in the federal government, the Postal Service relies on the sale of postage, products and services to pay for operating expenses. Named the Most Trusted Government Agency five consecutive years and the sixth Most Trusted Business in the nation by the Ponemon Institute, the Postal Service has annual revenue of more than $68 billion and delivers nearly half the world's mail. If it were a private sector company, the U.S. Postal Service would rank 28th in the 2009 Fortune 500.