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Institute for Postal Studies


The mission of the institute is to create educational tools and information that can be used to educate the paper-based communication industry and external constituencies on postal matters.


Postal Transformation



Throughout the world there is growing pressure to transform the traditional postal model as competition has increased the economic pressure on the traditional posts. Along with recent depressed economic trends, competition has had a negative impact on revenue; and at the same time, increased cost pressures in the labor intensive and traditionally inefficient posts has squeezed margins. Postal transformation is, therefore, one of the most important issues facing our industry. This section contains studies, articles, surveys, linkages and presentations relative to this issue.

IPS Documents

NAPA White Paper



The National Academy for Public Administration requested that a working group of former postal experts create a "white paper" on the USPS of the future. Click here to access this paper.