Van Slyke on NAPA panel assessing Postal Service report

VanSlyke, DavidDavid M. Van Slyke, professor of public administration and international affairs, recently served on a three-member panel that reviewed the Office of Inspector General’s recommendations for fixing the U.S. Postal Service’s financial problems published earlier in a White Paper entitled “Public-Private Partnerships:  Best Practices and Opportunities for the Post Service.”   The panel was convened by the National Academy of Public Administration. 

The panel found that the White Paper, while representing a strong initial first step, needs to further investigate the risks, constraints, and uncertainties that would likely accompany any push for public-private partnership implementation efforts by the Postal Service.  The panel also analyzed lessons learned from past partnerships and recommended steps to lower risk and increase the profitability of the Postal Service. 

Read the full NAPA report, “Independent Assessment of a White Paper by the United States Postal Service Office of the Inspector General.” 10/29/13