Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Huntsville Mail Processing Facility located on Wall Triana to Close

Huntsville Mail Processing Facility located on Wall Triana to Close

"... the Huntsville Mail Processing Facility located on Wall Triana near Madison, Alabama, will close. Postal officials announced the news, adding ..."   

Reference: Rocket City

Friday, February 17, 2012

Plan to bury the Postal Service, not to save it

USPS Five-Year Plan: Doomed to Fail

"... The broad outlines of the plan are familiar — slow mail delivery, close 252 mail processing centers, shut 3,600 post offices, end Saturday delivery, eliminate 155,000 jobs, and create a USPS-sponsored healthcare plan in place of the current program. Cut service, cut jobs, cut benefits. ..."   

Reference: www.apwu.org

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Moratorium sought on flawed postal plant and Post Office closures

House Members Seek Moratorium On USPS Plans to Close Post Offices

"... “Despite the Postal Service’s inability to substantiate projected savings, the agency is forging ahead with plans to close 3,600 post offices and shut 252 mail processing centers,” he said. “At the same time, the USPS is proposing to degrade service standards – to eliminate overnight delivery for first-class mail and periodicals, change next-day delivery to two days, and extend two-day delivery to three days

“These actions would severely disrupt mail service, eliminate jobs, hurt local economies, and lead to the demise of the USPS,” Guffey said. ..."   

Reference: www.apwu.org

Monday, February 13, 2012

President released budget today with plan to save the Postal Service

Obama Urges End to U.S. Postal Service Saturday Mail Delivery

"... Obama proposed allowing the service to cut to five from six days of mail delivery per week by January 2013 and to implement the remaining 1.8 percent rate increase of a 5.6 percent hike proposed in 2010. He also asked for ..."   

Reference: www.bloomberg.com

Friday, February 10, 2012

USPS service standard changes deteriorating service

USPS fallout: Dems seek to treat bills as paid once they are postmarked

"... Eight House Democrats on Thursday proposed legislation that would require companies to consider bills as "paid" once they are postmarked, an idea meant to help consumers stay current on their bills given the likelihood of service cutbacks at the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). ..."   

Reference: thehill.com

Early Retirement Question

Penalties for early retirement

"... question about early outs. I am 53 and have 25 years of Federal Employees Retirement System service. If an offer is made in 2012, will I be penalized for the number of years I am under age 62 ..."   

Reference: federaltimes.com

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Postal employee dies try to retrieve phone

Postal worker dies in freak accident

"... the U.S. Postal Service are investigating after a fatal accident in the parking lot of the Miami distribution center. ..."   

Reference: www.local10.com