Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Post office hours for New Year's Eve

Post office hours for New Year's Eve


"... open New Year’s Eve Thursday but will shorten retail lobby hours, some closing as early as noon. ..."   


Reference: www.cantonrep.com

Federal Scholarship Program Benefits Employee Nominees

Federal Scholarship Program Benefits Employee Nominees


"... FEEA sponsors the only scholarship competition program open exclusively to federal employees, their spouses, and their children — rewarding hard work and service through this merit-based program. Awards range from $500 to $2,000 for one year. FEEA also administers a number of special scholarships. Students can win up to $7,500 by stacking special scholarships on top of FEEA’s signature scholarship.

Each year, FEEA raises money for its scholarship program through the Combined Federal Campaign. The scholarships available in each region are determined by CFC donations in that area. ..."   


Reference: liteblue.usps.gov

Saturday, December 26, 2009

USPS cutting losses, targets Saturday delivery

USPS cutting losses, targets Saturday delivery


"... The Deputy Postmaster General said the plan now is to move to a 5-day delivery, with post offices open 6 days a week. Delivery will continue to Post Office boxes on a 6-day schedule, so if customers "want to rent a box they can get delivery that way too," said Donahoe. ..."   


Reference: www.federalnewsradio.com

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

USPS spends tax dollars 'like Monopoly money'

USPS spends tax dollars 'like Monopoly money'


"... audit found that at a September 2008 sales conference, one dinner for 650 Postal employees cost roughly $62,714, or about $96 a guest. Another two-day meeting in September of '08 that cost $27,567 included a per-dinner cost of $93, and employees were given free lodging "even though their official duty station was within nine miles of the conference facility." ..."   


Reference: www.onenewsnow.com

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

National Reassessment Process Update

Watchdog urges Postal Service managers to support cost-cutting initiative


"... In a response, Anthony Vegliante, chief human resources officer and executive vice president of USPS, said deadlines could cause district managers to rush reviews and channel employees with job-related injuries into ill-conceived jobs. ..."   


Reference: www.govexec.com

Sunday, December 6, 2009

2009 Holiday Shipping Cut Off Dates

2009 Holiday Shipping Cut Off Dates


"... Want it delivered by December 25? Find shipping and mailing deadlines for your military and international cards and packages here. ..."   


Reference: www.usps.com

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Mailing Groups Say New Postal Forum Won't Be a Bully Pulpit

Mailing Groups Say New Postal Forum Won't Be a Bully Pulpit


"... “It’s not our intention to use this as a vehicle to convince anybody about the passage of any particular or future legislation," he continued. "But our feeling is you gotta create some place where those who are responsible for creating policy can go and learn about pros and cons, learn about the ideas that people have been willing to contribute and then judge for yourself whether the ideas need to be focused on more closely.” ..."   


Reference: directmag.com

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Postal Service mail tracking system doesn't deliver

Postal Service mail tracking system doesn't deliver


"... The U.S. Postal Service's new bar code system for tracking mail has been delivered behind schedule, over cost and without key functionalities, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office. ..."   


Reference: www.nextgov.com