Implications of Electronic Mail and Message Systems for the U.S. Postal Service

Contents
Page
In trodu ction ......................................... ........6 1
P ostal R ates ............................................ ..... 6 1
Service Levels...................................................63
Labor Requirem ents ............................................. 64
TABLES
Table No. Page
10. Projected FirstClass Mail Rate Increases or Decreases,
Years 1995 and 2000..........................................62
11. USPS Service Levels, Fiscal Year 1980 .......................... 63
12. Structure of the USPS Labor Force, Fiscal Year 1980 ............. 65
13. Changes in USPS Labor Force Requirements for High But Plausible
Generation II EMS Growth Alternative, Year 2000, As a Function of
Underlying Mainstream Growth Rate and Labor productivity
Improvement per Year........................................68
14. Projected USPS Year 2000 Labor Force Requirements by Employee
G r o u p, Assuming High But Plausible Generation II EMS Growth,
Z Percent Underlying Mainstream Growth, and 1.5 Percent Labor
Productivity Im provem ent .................................... 68
15. Projected USPS Year 2000 Labor Force Requirements by Employee
Group, Assuming High But Plausible Generation II EMS Growth,
Z Percent Underlying Mainstream Growth, and 3 Percent Labor
Productivity Im provem ent .................................... 69
16. Projected Year 2000 USPS Labor Force Reductions Assuming
2 Percent Underlying Mainstream Growth and 1.5 Percent Productivity
Improvement.................................................70
FIGURE
Figure No. Page
11. Sensitivity Analyses of Projected Changes in USPS Labor Force
Requirements for 1995 and 2000 Assuming High But Plausible
Generation II EMS Growth and 1.5 Percent Annual Labor
Productivity Im provem ent .................................... 67

United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment. Implications of Electronic Mail and Message Systems for the U.S. Postal Service. UNT Digital Library. http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39480/. Accessed July 23, 2014.