Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Cost of stamps on the rise

Cost of stamps on the rise
"... Monday, May 11, the price for a one-ounce First-Class Mail stamp will increase from 42 to 44 cents ..."   
Reference: www.lexch.com

New Slim-Jim Standards to Kick In May 11

New Slim-Jim Standards to Kick In May 11
"... May 11, machinable automated slim-jims (with two tabs, weighing 3 oz.) and machinable non-automated (nontabbed, weighing 3.3 oz.) catalogs will be required to have the same physical characteristics: two tabs and must weigh no more than 3 oz. ..."   
Reference: multichannelmerchant.com

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Queens mail could get rerouted to Brooklyn

Queens mail could get rerouted to Brooklyn
"... Queens postmarks may be a thing of the past if the United State Postal Service (USPS) goes through with a new proposal to consolidate mail processing operations from their Queens and Staten Island centers into their Brooklyn facility.
..."   

Reference: www.queenscourier.com

Saturday, April 25, 2009

USPS ‘Clarifies’ Some Early-Retirement Deadlines

USPS ‘Clarifies’ Some Early-Retirement Deadlines
"... The USPS has also designated June 19 as the “irrevocable” date ..."   
Reference: www.apwu.org

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Today is Earth Day

EARTH DAY THINKING GLOBALLY, ACTING LOCALLY
"... Postal facilities around the country — large and small — are doing what they can to help conserve energy. Recycling efforts at the Anaheim, CA, P&DF (Link, 4/17) are saving USPS thousands of dollars and reducing landfill waste. ..."   
Reference: liteblue.usps.gov

Monday, April 20, 2009

New Deal art filled post offices


New Deal art filled post offices
"... showcased in "A Common Canvas: Pennsylvania's New Deal Post Office Murals." The free exhibition, which runs through May 17 at the State Museum in Harrisburg, highlights what is probably Pennsylvania's largest collection of public art. ..."   
Reference: www.post-gazette.com

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Jan. 2010 Retiree COLA

Pay Raise Horse Beats COLA Mule
"... In October of last year, living costs as measured by the Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index dropped 1.3 percent. They were down again in November (2.3 percent) and December (1.2 percent). Increases in January, February and March were modest and that, for the COLA, is the problem. ..."   
Reference: www.federalnewsradio.com

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Right Hand Drive 2009 Wrangler Unlimited

Right Hand Drive 2009 Wrangler Unlimited
"... The purpose-designed Unlimited X Right Hand Drive (RHD) is a modern rural letter carrier's dream come true. For years the rugged and reliable Postal Jeep vehicle, Model "DJ," faithfully transported rural letter carriers to remote regions of the country so they could do their job and deliver the mail. The available RHD package includes ..."   
Reference: www.jeep.com

SF May Sue Postal Service

SF May Sue Postal Service

"... postal service acknowledges that mail is dropped off at the residential hotels in one single pile and is not separated and put into individual lock boxes...."   
Reference: www.kcbs.com

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

USPS Standard Mail® Saturation Incentive Program

USPS Standard Mail® Saturation Incentive Program
"... currently scheduled for one year only, from May 11, 2009 to May 10, 2010, but may be extended for additional years. Credit is paid on an annual basis. The volume base year is defined as the period covering May 11, 2008 to May 10, 2009. This time frame will be the basis against which new mail volume growth (May 11, 2009 to May 10, 2010) will be measured. ..."   
Reference: ribbs.usps.gov

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Postal Employee Public Data Source

The CourierPostOnline has a Public data source that will identify salary, facility location, Title/Position and year hired ...all you have to do is supply the name.
Reference: CourierPostOnline

Friday, April 10, 2009

MORE ON POSTAL BLOGGING.
"... “Your Postal Blog” is a great place to experience the positive side of the Postal Service. Click here to check out this active blog, now approaching a second year of daily posts and conversation. And while you’re at it, check out “Your Postal Podcast,” a monthly audio news magazine that highlights unique angles of postal life. Click here to listen from any computer...."   
Reference: liteblue.usps.gov

APWU Member Back From 2nd Tour in Iraq

APWU Member Back From 2nd Tour in Iraq
"... APWU member Drew Yerger is looking forward to his second time around as a window clerk. It will be a pleasant change of pace and workplace..."   
Reference: www.apwu.org

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Union Resisting USPS Plans to Drastically Cut Hours at Cleveland Airport Post Office

Union Resisting USPS Plans to Drastically Cut Hours at Cleveland Airport Post Office
"... This location was once opened 24-hours a day, which was great. Then in the past couple of years the hours were reduced and the location began closing at midnight. There is usually a line when when you go in there, and it doesn't seem as if the post office is hurting that bad for business. ..."   
Reference: www.clevelandleader.com

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

H.R. 22: Union Asks Members to Contact Congress

H.R. 22: Union Asks Members to Contact Congress
"... “The most important thing Congress can do is to pass H.R. 22,” APWU President William Burrus told legislators in testimony [PDF] before the House Federal Workforce, Post Office, and District of Columbia Subcommittee on March 25. Absent relief from the pre-funding requirement, he added, it is unlikely that the Postal Service can survive in its present form. ..."   
Reference: www.apwu.org