WASHINGTON, D.C. -- According to government officials, the U.S. Postal Service is throwing away millions of dollars on a national conference and other activities in San Francisco this March.
The USPS convention will take place at the Harding Park Golf Club. The price of this conference and other expenses is more than $2 million, according to the service.
The company's executives will stay at hotels that cost about $300 a night. The price for the conference to be at the park is more than $200,000, the agency said.
Besides the four-day convention, the company says the executives will attend a golf tournament, listen to music and go to a banquet that will have food from China Town and Fisherman's Wharf at the Marriott in San Francisco.
Leslie Paige, spokeswoman for Citizens Against Government Waste, the postal service should think twice about what it is spending its money on.
"They need to be concerned about ratcheting back some of what could be perceived as luxurious activities," Paige said.
But according to the agency, the golf tournament will be paid for by the executives.