Pushing the Envelope was launched in the late Fall of 2008. Since then, we have posted 118 topics (including this one) and received more than 3,800 comments from our readers. Topics covering issues of interest to Postal Service employees generated the greatest response. Our top five, by views, include the following:
1) Silly Rules
2) OIG wants to know how you feel about sick leave
3) Nationwide Wage Uniformity
4) Brainstorm Ideas part 2 (allowed people to choose the best idea)
5) Brainstorm Ideas to Help the Postal Service
However, all topics, even less popular ones, have helped to generate a great deal of discussion with the following topics generating the most debate and the most comments:
1) Brainstorm Ideas to Help the Postal Service
2) The Great Debate
3) Silly Rules
4) Does the Postal Service Need to Re-examine Its Delivery Service Standards?
This feedback has generated strong debate on the blog and sometimes in the greater postal community. In fact, two recent audits from the OIG’s office, “Postal Service Area and District Office Field Structure” and “Stations and Branches Optimization and Consolidation Initiative,” incorporate reader comments from their related blogs.
The Postal Service continues to evolve to meet its current challenges, and fiscal year 2011 could be a very significant year for postal issues. Pushing the Envelope will be there to ask questions, generate ideas, and keep on pushing that envelope.
As we emerge from our terrible twos into our third year, the contributors and editors hope you will continue to respond. We’d like to hear your views on what you want from this blog. What do you like? What would you like us to change? What topics should we cover next? Let us know what you think and keep commenting!
This topic is hosted by the OIG’s Risk Analysis Research Center (RARC).