The Magazine Publishers of America has released a statement hailing recommendations made by the President's Commission on the United States Postal Service. Among the commission's proposals at its
meeting yesterday were to increase automation and establish a system to track mail for security purposes. At a hearing last week, the commission recommended that the postal service should be
overhauled to improve efficiency and that more services should be outsourced to the private sector. "The Magazine Publishers of America applauds the effort and foresight of the President's postal
commission in making strong recommendations for much-needed change in the nation's postal system," MPA president and chief executive officer Nina Link wrote in the statement. "The commission has laid
the groundwork for the kind of postal reform that would ensure the efficiency, affordability, strength and stability of the system for decades to come."