In a private company, the rules and regulations created are generally formed from within the company. In a public or governmental agency type of organization, the rules and regulations may be set by a combination of law and policymakers and Congress. In some ways, the USPS is held to a different standard than private companies. For instance, as a governmental agency, it can be assisted financially by other parts of government (as it was a few years ago when USPS was given $12 Billion by the US government) whereas a private company would not receive such aid if they could not produce profits. With the USPS, there is also a higher level of security. Private companies cannot help with passport applications, whereas the USPS can accept applications for processing as part of government services. USPS can also deliver remotely cast ballots during an election.