Thursday, April 26, 2012

Some postal plants and processing facilities to remain open

Senate passes bill that would keep post offices open

"... In addition, the measure authorizes the Postal Service to offer buyouts and early retirement incentives to its employees.

Without legislative action before May 15, the Postal Service would be forced to close post offices and mail processing centers, cut Saturday delivery and possibly lay off workers to address more than $8 billion worth of losses. ..."   

Reference: www.cbsnews.com

Monday, April 23, 2012

Spiders Go Postal

Recluse Spider infestation closes Louisville Post Office branch

"... The United States Postal Service closed its Fairdale location because of recluse spiders ..."   

Reference: www.wkyt.com

Friday, April 20, 2012

How some senators would fix the Postal Service

How some senators would fix the Postal Service

"... Among other amendments, Paul wants to end the Postal Service’s monopoly on mailboxes — essentially letting other firms leave things in them for customers, which is currently illegal. He also wants USPS to use a performance-based pay system for its top executives, to close several post offices in House and Senate office buildings and to end collective bargaining rights for postal workers when their current contracts expire. ..."   

Reference: www.washingtonpost.com

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Postal cutbacks will hasten destruction of the Postal Service

Will the USPS cutbacks cost more money than it saves?

"... lawmakers say the U.S. Postal Service's plans to close plants and post offices would turn customers away and hasten the service's downward spiral. ..."   

Reference: www.q13fox.com

Sunday, April 1, 2012

“The Impact of Claiming Age on Monthly Social Security Retirement Benefits: How Knowledgeable Are Future Beneficiaries?”

Social Security and Timing

"... report, from AARP, is the second in two years in which the Washington-based group has measured Americans’ familiarity with the Social Security program. The study – “The Impact of Claiming Age on Monthly Social Security Retirement Benefits: How Knowledgeable Are Future Beneficiaries?” – should be required reading ..."   

Reference: SmartMoney.com