Thursday, December 30, 2010

USPS OSHA Fines Continue

OSHA Slams USPS for Safety Violations

"... Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) continues to charge the Postal Service with willful and serious safety violations at mail processing facilities across the country. ..."   

Reference: www.apwu.org

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

History of the Antartica Post Office

THE STORY OF THE ANTARCTICA POST OFFICE

Courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution Libraries
"... There was once an official Post Office in Antarctica. Established on Oct. 6, 1933, postal employees were with Admiral Richard E. Byrd and his crew when they left Norfolk, VA, for the Little America Base Camp, ..."   

Reference: usps.gov

Friday, December 24, 2010

Express Mail for last-minute delivery

Express Mail for last-minute delivery

"... Express Mail Overnight Service rates begin at $13.65 for the first half pound and can be accepted as late as Christmas Eve, for delivery on Christmas Day. The Express Mail Flat Rate Envelope is available at an $18.30 rate to any state. With the Express Mail Flat Rate Envelope, there’s no need to weigh the contents or calculate postage for packages weighing less than 70 pounds. Other rates will vary depending on weight and distance..."   

Reference: romenews-tribune.com

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Post offices closing early on Christmas Eve

Post offices closing early on Christmas Eve

"... All post offices will be open Christmas Eve, but many will shorten retail lobby hours and close at noon, the postal service announced Tuesday. ..."   

Reference: www.the-leader.com

Monday, December 20, 2010

Today is biggest mailing day of the year for Postal Service

USPS TODAY EXPECTS TO RECEIVE 800 MILLION MAILPIECES

"... it expects to be the busiest mailing day of the year, with customers entering more than 800 million pieces of mail into the system. This represents a 40 percent increase in the average daily volume of 559 million mailpieces. ..."   

Reference: usps.gov

Thursday, December 16, 2010

USPS's Flats Sequencing System

Update on the USPS's Flats Sequencing System

"... USPS believes the FSS will eventually enable it to sort flat mail in carrier walk sequence at speeds of 16,500 pieces per hour. ..."   

Reference: multichannelmerchant.com

Monday, December 13, 2010

USPS Shipping Zone on eBay

USPS Shipping Zone on eBay

"... The U.S. Postal Service® and eBay make shipping online as easy as selling!

Choose USPS® for the ultimate in shipping convenience. Our easy-to-use online services bring the reliability of the U.S. Postal Service right to your desktop. ..."   

Reference: ebay.com

Postal Service record-breaking pace for eBay shipping

EBAY SELLERS PICK UP THE PACE USING USPS SHIPPING SERVICES

"... eBay sellers connecting with shoppers last week set a record-breaking pace for shipping, using USPS products and services to send more than 1 million packages on Wednesday. And that daily pace continues to increase. ..."   

Reference: usps.gov

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Online petition delivering a message to U.S. Postal Service

Online petition delivering a message to U.S. Postal Service

"... “This plan will result in the loss of vital services to the community,” he said. “In addition, many individuals, especially senior citizens who do not drive, will be denied access to essential mail services.” ..."   

Reference: niagara-gazette.com

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Miami Postal Worker Shot

Police continue search for mailman's murderer

"... Those who knew Parton wondered why anyone would shoot the 29-year veteran of the US Postal Service. Lance Campbell said he would never forget the letter carrier's signature phrase announcing his arrival. "Just that expression: 'Mailman!' ..."   

Reference: www.wsvn.com

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Two Madison County Alabama women plead guilty to stealing from post office outlets

Two Madison County women plead guilty to stealing from post office outlets

"... of Huntsville, who worked at a post office outlet in the Rite Aide Pharmacy on Winchester Road, Huntsville, also pleaded guilty to stealing in excess of $1,000 between Oct. 28, 2008 to Aug. 26, 2009 ..."   

Reference: al.com