"... December 2010 was a huge month for Priority Mail Flat Rate Boxes. Volume surged, increasing 33.6 percent over the same period last year to 19.4 million pieces — the highest monthly total ever for the flat-rate boxes. ..."Reference: usps.gov
Monday, January 31, 2011
Sunday, January 30, 2011
"... "I have two small children, and my wife is pregnant. I also have a mortgage, and I have to pay cash for my children's baby sitter. I did not want this to happen, but it was the only way I could avoid having my house foreclosed on." ..."Reference: gothamist.com
Friday, January 28, 2011
"... “Our list, however, is not finalized, so after we begin the 57-step process which is required to close/consolidate stations and branches, the list could change. We will continue to keep the public notified.”..."Reference: www.register-herald.com
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
The U.S. Postal Service, in a raping of a service that binds our country from rural areas to big cities, has decided it is in their best business interest to close thousands of Post Offices across this great nation. According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, "The news is crushing in many remote communities where the post office is often the heart of the town and the closest link to the rest of the country. Shuttering them, critics say, also puts an enormous burden on people, particularly on the elderly, who find it difficult to travel out of town." Of course, the move comes after postal executives received large sums of money as incentive pay for themselves as reported in the Washington Times, where the article reports the outgoing Postmaster General was paid $228,088 in incentives and sharing other incentive pay with other top executives. Oddly, the same executives of this public service, while yelling doom and gloom over financial losses under their care, were rewarded these incentives while at the same time refusing to negotiate modest raises for the unionized workforce. The big question is whether or not congress will put a stop to this raping of guaranteed Universal Service. Something is horribly wrong here ...and the American public will be left to suffer the loss of this once great service.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
"... “As we continue our redesign, we anticipate that Reduction in Force and Voluntary Early Retirement processes ..."Reference: News Postal
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
"... The U.S. Postal Service plans a new wave of work-force cuts through reductions-in-force and early retirements, to begin sometime by March...."Reference: www.federaltimes.com
"... The United States Postal Service has revealed it paid $32 million to a San Francisco firm that was established to run the team sponsoring cyclist Lance Armstrong, ESPN reports. ..."Reference: sfweekly.com
Friday, January 14, 2011
"... The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) increased 1.7 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 215.262 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index rose 0.2 percent prior to seasonal adjustment. ..."Reference: www.bls.gov
Thursday, January 13, 2011
"... News Blog claims that the USPS To Offer Early Retirement, and quotes the following: "'As we continue our restructuring, we anticipate that a reduction in force (RIF) and a voluntary early retirement (VER) process will be initiated by ..."Reference: Postal Early Retirement 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
"... According to the plea agreement, law enforcement officials caught Necessary breaking into the mailers in May 2010 after she opened a package from the Veterans Administration that contained a concealed signaling device that would notify investigators when it was opened...."Reference: www.timesnews.net
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
"... The Southeast Area Office, based in Memphis, TN, will be closed to help streamline Postal operations. All previous Southeastern districts now will report to the Southwest Area Office, with two exceptions: Tennessee District will report to Eastern Area and Atlanta District will report to Capital Metro Area. No implementation date has been established yet. ..."Reference: printceo.com
Further Reading: USPS Officer New Organizational Chart
Saturday, January 8, 2011
"... The U.S. Postal Service is reminding workers how to track for suspicious packages after the discovery of three parcels containing low-grade incendiary devices in Washington, D.C. and Maryland -- incidents that have reminded some of the anthrax mail scare almost a decade ago...."Reference: washingtonpost.com
Friday, January 7, 2011
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Wednesday, January 5, 2011
"... The OIG study (Report Number MS-AR-11-001 [PDF]) paralleled the results of a March 2010 report by the Postal Regulatory Commission [PDF], which concluded that in many cases the Postal Service grants discounts to large mailers at a rate that exceeds the costs the USPS saves when it accepts pre-sorted mail.
The OIG found that the Postal Service’s “justifications for 19 workshare discounts that exceed avoided costs by approximately $104 million were not supported by detailed documentation.”
The OIG also concluded that the revenue loss may be even greater because “Postal Service cost avoidance models may not accurately reflect avoided costs for workshared mail.”
The APWU has long contended that the discounts are excessive and deprive the USPS of hundreds of millions of dollars in much-needed revenue. The union has also pointed out that excessive discounts violate the Postal Service’s obligation to provide “universal service at uniform rates” for all postal customers, and are illegal ..."
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
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Monday, January 3, 2011