Hey! You get it! I wish more of our politicians had even half this clue.
Originally Posted by beebobby
The term "quasi-federal" means that they're a managed spin-off of the U.S. Government. They're still a government agency. It's just that they're "independant."
Originally Posted by mrjam2jab
They continue to exist by federal mandate, their rates are subject to approval by the government, and their management practices have some rather serious oversight by the federal government. Meanwhile, their financial system, including all revenues and payments for services and employees, remains internal to themselves. That doesn't stop the feds from subsidizing them with our taxpayer dollars, though, as they're still a federal agency.
"Though postal services have existed on American territory before the United States' establishment, the USPS's first incarnation was established by Benjamin Franklin in Philadelphia in 1775, by decree of the Second Continental Congress. The Post Office Department was created from Franklin's operation in 1792, as part of the United States Cabinet, then was transformed into its current form in 1983, under the Postal Reorganization Act." - Source
Got a like? While your comment may be true, throwing out code references without supplying at least a well-known title, a summary, or a link just leaves most readers here scratching our heads. Just a courtesy thing - we can't all be legal experts like yourself!
Originally Posted by aadvark