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By The Washington Post
Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, 8:02 p.m.
 

WASHINGTON — As members of Congress pledged to revive legislation to save the financially ailing Postal Service, a Washington think tank announced it will conduct an independent study of how the quasi-government agency could cede much of its operation to private companies.

The review by the nonprofit National Academy of Public Administration will analyze the benefits of restoring the agency's financial health by using a “hybrid” model, which would farm out to the private sector postal operations other than the last delivery mile. A letter carrier would still drive or walk, dropping letters and packages in mailboxes.

The study is likely to bring more attention to a public-private model as a viable substitute for the Postal Service's structure, which relies on a unionized work force of more than 650,000 employees to sort, package, transport and deliver the mail.

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