Thursday, April 22, 2010

Scrapping Postal Blue Boxes

USPS TIGHTENS POLICY ON NON-POSTAL COLLECTION BOX USE


"... Largely for security reasons, the Postal Service has restricted use of its blue boxes, denying dozens of requests each year for out-of-service boxes. Street collection boxes cannot be sold or loaned to the public, to businesses or to local and state governments. They must be destroyed and sold as scrap. ..."   


Reference: liteblue.usps.gov

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

New Postage Stamps Honor Cowboys of the Silver Screen

New Postage Stamps Honor Cowboys of the Silver Screen


"... The new stamps present portraits of Western movie legends, Tom Mix, Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, and William S. Hart. The four are featured in the Hall of Great Western Performers Gallery of the National Cowboy Historical Museum (NCHM) in Oklahoma City, OK. ..."   


Reference: news.suite101.com

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Early Retirement Rumors- Again, APWU Says- Don’t Go!

Retirement Rumors- Again, APWU Says- Don’t Go!


"... The APWU has challenged these VER offers in the appropriate forums. As we noted in grievances protesting non-incentive VERs, the National Agreement requires the payment of severance pay to employees who voluntarily terminate their employment through early retirement.

We await final disposition of the dispute. In the meantime, it is very likely that postal management will pursue further reductions in the employee complement through Voluntary Early Retirement offers. ..."   


Reference: www.apwu.org

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Public comment invited on proposal to end Saturday mail delivery

Public comment invited on proposal to end Saturday mail delivery


"... In 1983, the Congress adopted specific language requiring the Postal Service to maintain six-day delivery. The Commission’s Advisory Opinion will be considered by Congress as it reviews the Postal Service’s request to change the law. ..."   


Reference: www.redwoodtimes.com