Thursday, July 28, 2011

Postal Service to salute the U.S. Merchant Marine with stamp issue

Postage Stamps Feature Matson Container Ships

Photo courtesy of Matson
"... Starting today, the U.S. Postal Service will salute the U.S. Merchant Marine by issuing 60 million Forever stamps in a four-stamp pane ..."   

If it cost this much to fill an info request, how much are USPS consolidation and closure studies costing?

USPS to Charge Over $800,000 for Postal Plant Information

"... More than $830,000. That's how much the US Postal Service will bill Sioux City if they move forward with a freedom of information request. ..."   


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Expanded Access Study List | Affected States | USPS

Expanded Access Study List

Expanded Access Study List identifying all affected States announced today.   


Postal Service announces study of 3,700 retail offices

USPS announces post office replacement model

"...the Postal Service today announced it is taking the next step in rightsizing its expansive retail network by conducting studies of approximately 3,700 retail offices to determine customer needs. ..."   


Sunday, July 24, 2011

USPS has run a net operational profit delivering mail

Postal Service bears unique financial burden

"... The USPS has run a net operational profit delivering mail, despite the worst recession in 80 years, despite Internet diversion. Since 2007, revenues have exceeded costs by $837 million. ..."   


Thursday, July 21, 2011

PMG to announce next round of post offices to be studied for closing

Postal Service to consider closing thousands of new post offices

"... On Tuesday, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe will release a list of post offices to be studied for closing, as well as announce “a new concept” for possibly replacing them, postal officials said Wednesday. ..."   


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Looking for a Postal Service job?

Looking for a job? Postal Service is hiring

"... Officials at the USPS say there are several openings available, but there is an urgent need in Lexington, Spartanburg, Myrtle Beach, Newberry, Charleston and Sumter. ..."   


State of the Postal Service message from PMG

PMG delivers an 'all employee message'

"... Donahoe has recorded a message in video and audio formats so every facility can access it. It’s available on the Postmaster General’s page on Blue, and he’s asking all employees to view or listen to the message by Aug. 3. Managers and Postmasters will facilitate employee access where necessary. ..."   


Monday, July 11, 2011

U.S. Postal Service accounted for a significant share of all discrimination complaints

Federal Job Bias Complaints Up, With Retaliation for Complaining About Bias Leading the Way

"... the U.S. Postal Service accounted for a significant share of all discrimination complaints and investigations in 2010. Postal workers make up 18.6% of the federal workforce, but USPS ..."   


Friday, July 8, 2011

Postal service giving business to retailers to reduce employees and post offices

Postal services moving to retailers

"... U.S. Postal Service hacks at costs by, among other things, closing some post offices and slashing window hours at others, it is looking at other ways to reach customers. The Internet and contract postal units, as they’re called, are part of the answer. ..."   


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Juneau postal service mail processing to remain

USPS mail processing to remain in Juneau

"... The United States Postal Service ended an efficiency study at the Juneau Service Mail Processing Center, meaning no changes or consolidations will be made to area processing systems. ..."   


Saturday, July 2, 2011

Marilyn Dershowitz killed Saturday after being struck by U.S. Postal Service truck

Sister-in-law of Alan Dershowitz killed in NYC

"... A retired Manhattan State Supreme Court special referee who was the sister-in-law of a prominent lawyer has died after being struck by a U.S. Postal Service truck while riding her bike...."   


House Republicans offer misguided attack on Postal Service and Postal Employees

House Republicans offer misguided attack on Postal Service and Postal Employees

"... On June 23, 2011, Republican Representatives Darryl Issa (R-CA), who chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and Dennis Ross (R-FL), the chair of the Subcommittee on the Federal Workforce, Postal Service and District of Columbia, introduced their version of a postal reform bill. As introduced, H.R. 2309 would deprive postal employees of the freedom to bargain collectively, would cut the pay and benefits of current and future postal employees ..."