The US. Postal Service and the US. According to a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the Census Bureau is one of the reformed areas of government that are in need of reform

GAO’s “High Risk List”, published every two years, identified 36 areas across government where vulnerability to waste, fraud, abuse, or broader reform needed to be addressed

The postal service, which has had one of the more difficult years in its history amid the coronavirus pandemic and long-term financial burdens, needs reform to be liquid

“USPS spending exceeded revenue by $ 18 billion in fiscal years 2019 and 2020 as labor costs continued to rise while the volume of the most profitable postal products continued to decline,” the report said

The GAO report states that the Postal Service moved from the criteria it uses to assess programs, leadership, agency capacity, action plan, monitoring efforts, and demonstrated progress from some meetings in 2019 to meetings under its controversial chairman Postmaster General Louis DeJoyLouis DeJoyBiden believes the postal service leadership “can do better,” the White House says when DeJoy comes under scrutiny The Hill’s 12:30 Report – Presented by Facebook – Full-size Shared House The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by The AIDS Institute – Ahead: One-Shot-Vax, Restrictions Relaxation, Tax Aid MORE

When the GAO made a mistake with the Census Bureau, it pointed out the leadership’s commitment to change and their response to COVID-19

The Department of Commerce was also said to have jeopardized the census by asking the Bureau to cut data collection times despite the coronavirus, which the Trump administration was doing

“This regression is due to the Department of Commerce requesting the US The Census Bureau (Bureau) is shortening the timeframe for data collection and response processing of census data to accommodate the 31 December 2020, despite COVID-19 forcing the bureau to suspend field data collection for approximately 3 months “said the report

“Compressing the timeframe for collecting data and processing responses increased the risk of data quality degradation”

The criticism pointed to the politicization of the census under the former President TrumpDonald Trump Prosecutors are focusing Trump Organization investigation on the company’s finance officer: report WHO official says it is “premature” to believe the pandemic will be over by the end of the year when Romney is discharged from hospital after the fall MORE over the weekend, a problem that was also a problem for the postal service

In total, seven areas on the high-risk list were found in the report that showed improvement, 20 remained unchanged, and five got worse since the last report, including the Postal Service and Census Bureau Cybersecurity, Strategic Human Capital Management, and the Environmental Protection Process Agency for Assessment and Control of Toxic Chemicals were also worse

“The current list shows how much work remains to be done to meet a number of serious challenges for the federal government,” said Gene Dodaro, director of GAO

“Addressing them can save significant amounts of money and improve services that are vital to the well-being of the American people,” he added

GAO added two new areas of investigation to the list, one for emergency small business loans and one for federal drug abuse response

Some of the other issues that required immediate attention were the government’s ability to recruit key positions, attributed to the top position in the Human Resources Bureau, which remained largely unfilled, as well as environmental regulations and preparations for the tax implications of climate change and IT acquisition and management

In better news, one of the seven improved areas dealing with the Pentagon’s support infrastructure management has been removed from the high risk list

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