Thursday, February 21, 2013

Wichita postal encoding center to close

Postal Service to close Wichita encoding center, eliminating 380 jobs

"... employs 797 people, 417 of whom are covered by collective bargaining agreements and will be reassigned to available positions within the Postal Service. The other 380 employees who are not represented by the union will be..."   


Monday, February 18, 2013

Another bill to fix the Post Office

Al Franken's Fanciful Post Office Fix

"... “The measure would let the Postal Service look for innovative new ways to generate revenue by allowing post offices to notarize documents, issue hunting and fishing licenses, and allow shipments of wine and beer—all services currently prohibited at post offices.”..."   


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Google Search Not Recognizing USPS Tracking Numbers

Google No Longer Automatically Recognizes USPS Tracking Numbers

"... This change may be due to the USPS' recent switch from 20 digit tracking numbers to 26 digit tracking numbers for its Delivery Confirmation service...."   


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Hearing on 'Solutions to the Crisis Facing the U.S. Postal Service'

Hearing on 'Solutions to the Crisis Facing the U.S. Postal Service'

"... House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif.; House Oversight and Government Reform ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md.; Postmaster General and CEO Patrick Donahoe; Comptroller General of the United States Eugene Dodaro of the Government Accountability Office ..."   


They are after the United States Postal Service

The collateral damage of cutting postal service

"... they are after the United States Postal Service (USPS), a bedrock American civic institution that is older than the Republic. This month, Postmaster General Patrick Donahue announced that Saturday delivery of mail would end in August ..."   


Friday, February 8, 2013

It's not what you do, but how you do it...

'Mike the Mailman' to be in CBS Evening News 'On the Road' spot Feb. 8

"... Known for his perpetually friendly demeanor and sense of humor, Herr has been serving customers at Penn State's University Park campus post office in McAllister Building since 1978. In that time, he has transformed the post office into a welcoming spot on campus ..."   


USPS packaging and shipping service continues to grow

Postal Service Posts Loss of $1.3 Billion in First Quarter

"... the post office’s recent move toward suspending mail delivery on Saturday. ..."   


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Is Saturday mail delivery now history?

Statement of NALC President Fredric Rolando on Postmaster General Pat Donahoe’s plan to eliminate Saturday mail delivery

"... Slowing mail service and degrading our unmatchable last-mile delivery network are not the answers to the Postal Service’s financial problems. If the Postmaster General is unwilling or unable to develop a smart growth strategy that serves the nearly 50% of business mailers that want to keep six-day service, and if he arrogantly thinks he is above the law or has the right to decide policy matters that should be left to Congress, it is time for him to step down. ..."   


OSHA Form 300A must be posted by employer

OSHA: Employers Must Post Summaries of Injuries, Illnesses

"... obligation to post annual summaries of injuries and illnesses sustained by workers at their facilities, reports Gary Kloepfer, the union’s safety and health officer. ..."   


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Postal Service seeks ideas on new super dooper, really cool, dynamic routing

USPS investigates dynamic routing for parcels and express mail

"... The US Postal Service is seeking ideas on how to develop a more sophisticated and dynamic approach to drawing up delivery routes for parcels and express mail. ..."