Originally Posted by gusmahler
Seems like the actual problem is that other agencies *don't* have to fund future obligations, while the USPS does. It just seems odd that they're complaining that they actually have to fund the pensions. Of course you have to fund pensions. Just because other agencies don't have to fund pensions (and are thus hiding they're true expenses), doesn't mean the USPS should get to do so also.
I think that USPS employees participate in the federal civil service plan, which is funded. It's the retiree health benefits (medical, dental, and drug coverage for retirees) that are commonly unfunded but that USPS is required to fund.