Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Patrick Donahoe: Delivering Morale Amid USPS Cuts

Patrick Donahoe: Delivering Morale Amid USPS Cuts


"... USPS workers, customers, or mailers—has to bear all of the impact. And within the USPS, no one category of employees will be singled out for more cutbacks than other categories. ..."   


Reference: www.businessweek.com

Friday, March 26, 2010

Postal Workers Rally to Oppose Eliminating Saturday Mail Delivery

Postal Workers Rally to Oppose Eliminating Saturday Mail Delivery


"... Congressman Steve Israel (D – Huntington) recently joined postal workers and leaders from the letter carriers, mail handlers and clerks to oppose ending Saturday mail delivery. Seniors, veterans and many others rely on the postal system for urgent deliveries ..."   


Reference: www.antonnews.com

OIG Investigation Uncovers Abuse in Filing Expenses for Postal Workers OWCP Benefits

OIG Investigation Uncovers Abuse in Filing Expenses for Postal Workers OWCP Benefits


"... “In an age when individuals, businesses and the federal government are paying more for health care, abuses of the system by medical providers and billers just take more money out of our pockets and hurt the Postal Service financially ..."   


Reference: liteblue.usps.gov

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Stamps to the Rescue


USPS Unveils 'Adopt a Shelter Pet' Commemorative Stamps


"... The commemorative sheet of stamps continues a half-century tradition of promoting attention and awareness of national social issues. The set features photographs of 10 shelter pets adopted through the Animal Welfare Society of New Milford, CT. The stamps go on sale April 30 following a first-day-of-issuance (FDOI) ceremony at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in Hollywood. ..."   


Reference: liteblue.usps.gov

Monday, March 15, 2010

USPS Host of Changes to Preserve Future of Postal System

USPS PROPOSES HOST OF CHANGES TO PRESERVE FUTURE OF POSTAL SYSTEM


"... Other recommendations buried in the reports from consultants hired by the Postal Service included fewer full-time, career employees; more services in retail outlets such as department stores and malls; and reductions in the cost of workers’ compensation and health benefits. Many of these topics are subject to collective bargaining, which begins for the NPMHU in the summer of 2011. ..."   


Reference: www.npmhu.org

Sunday, March 14, 2010

U.K. Mail Dispute Is Settled

U.K. Mail Dispute Is Settled


"... the deal includes a 6.9% pay rise staged over three years, with further payments "accompanying the phased introduction of change in the workplace." The union also said it will "play a full part" in the introduction, deployment and review of any change ..."   


Reference: online.wsj.com

USPS- Coming Up 238-Billion Short

USPS- Coming Up 238-Billion Short


"... The Palmer post office is dubbed by residents as the "social hub" of the town. But popularity, unfortunately, doesn't necessarily mean profit. In fact, the USPS hasn't turned a profit since 2006 ..."   


Reference: www.nebraska.tv

Friday, March 12, 2010

Commission Sharply Criticizes USPS Station Closure Plans

Commission Sharply Criticizes USPS Station Closure Plans


"... USPS also should implement uniform procedures for closing or consolidating various types of retail facilities (such as post offices, stations and branches), and should enhance its financial analysis of station and branch operations, the commission found.

“This opinion reiterates many of the criticisms the APWU has made about the Postal Service’s plans to close stations and branches,” said APWU President William Burrus. “We believe the closures would result in sharply reduced service to the American people,” he said.

“We also have been concerned about the lack of opportunity for public input ..."   


Reference: www.apwu.org

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Former U.S. Postal Service chairman is named DHL Global Mail board chairman

Former U.S. Postal Service chairman is named DHL Global Mail board chairman


"... S. David Fineman, a board of governors, has been appointed chairman of the board of directors for the Americas region for DHL Global Mail ..."   


Reference: www.internetretailer.com

Postal 'Reform' Created the USPS’ Financial Plight

Postal 'Reform' Created the USPS’ Financial Plight


"... postal management has failed to release financial records showing USPS liabilities minus this obligation. Such documents would clearly demonstrate the disastrous effect the legislation has had. Absent this obligation, the Postal Service would have experienced a cumulative surplus of $3.7 billion over the last three fiscal years, despite declining mail volume, an economy in chaos, and electronic diversion. ..."   


Reference: www.apwu.org

Support Six-Day Mail Delivery

APWU Urges Members To Support Six-Day Mail Delivery


"... warns that, if accepted by Congress, five-day delivery would begin a “death spiral” for the USPS. “In addition to the thousands of jobs lost, there will undoubtedly be an erosion of confidence in the Postal Service’s ability to provide the services the public relies on.”

“Mail delivery is not only a vital part of the national economy, but also provides the timely delivery of needed goods and services to all segments of society,” the message notes.

“People currently depend on the Postal Service to provide those services, and if we don’t, they will find someone else who will,” Reid cautions. ..."   


Reference: www.apwu.org

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Postal Service expected to announce 'significant changes'

Postal Service expected to announce 'significant changes'


"... Officials will also seek greater flexibility in forthcoming union negotiations, including ..."   


Reference: www.washingtonpost.com

Monday, March 1, 2010

Latest IT³ Video Discusses Future of USPS E-Commerce

Latest IT³ Video Discusses Future of USPS E-Commerce


"... IT is coordinating upgrades to the usps.com website that Dixon says eventually will allow customers to do anything online they now do at Post Offices. “We’ve got to have a smooth online experience where a customer can get access to all USPS products and services with one account,” he says. ..."   


Reference: liteblue.usps.gov