Monday, December 29, 2014

White House not as supportive of the Postal Service as a communications network as it could be

Outgoing Postal Regulator Sets the Record Straight

"... "I don't think there's been enough energy put into doing that by the White House," she said. "I don't think the White House was as supportive of the Postal Service as a communications network as it might be. I think the bias in the White House is toward the digital age." Goldway plans to remain on the commission until a new appointee is confirmed, perhaps early next year. ..."   

Reference: www.ecommercebytes.com

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Concentrated drain cleaner being shipped through the United States Postal Service (USPS) calls for HazMat response

Drain cleaner causes HazMat scares at PDX, USPS

"... Concentrated drain cleaner being shipped through the United States Postal Service (USPS) started to leak Saturday night, which prompted two separate teams of hazards materials ..."   

Reference: koin.com

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Congressman Chaffetz to tackle U.S. Postal Service overhaul

Chaffetz Lays Out Different Direction for Oversight

"... Chaffetz also said Oversight will tackle the Environmental Protection Agency, a U.S. Postal Service overhaul and Obamacare oversight ..."   

Reference: rollcall.com

More on Congressman Jason Chaffetz and his position on the the destruction of America's vital Postal Service Network of Mail Processing Facilities: July 2010: "... I am also supporting efforts to consolidate postal facilities by replicating the successful BRAC process that was used to close surplus military facilities. ..."

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Sen. Carper threatened to allow the Postal Service to follow through on its plan to shutter 82 processing plants next year

How a Major Postal Overhaul Nearly Made Its Way Into the CRomnibus

"... Carper attempted to strengthen his position by threatening to allow the Postal Service to follow through on its plan to shutter 82 processing plants next year, which will lead to loss of at least 7,000 jobs and the relocation of even more. ..."   

Reference: www.govexec.com

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Postal Service investigating cause of stalled deliveries as complaints rise

USPS investigating cause of stalled deliveries as complaints rise

"... When our investigation into Post Office package delays aired on Tuesday our social media accounts lit up with people claiming their packages are making it to Houston Processing Center and then the trouble starts. ..."   

Reference: abc13.com

Friday, December 12, 2014

Sen. Tom Casperson authors resolution to stop Kingsford mail processing center closure

Casperson authors resolution to stop Kingsford mail processing center closure

"... “Eliminating first class mail from the Upper Peninsula’s only mail processing center and outsourcing that work to Wisconsin will most certainly lead to a situation where first class mail in the Upper Peninsula stands no chance of next day delivery. It is simply unacceptable and unfair to the U.P.’s business community and area residents. ..."   

Reference: abc10up.com

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Spending Bill Does Nothing To Protect Postal Network From Destructive Mail Processing Facility Closures After Senators Pretended To Support Moratorium On Closures

FY15 FSGG Subcommittee Markup Bill Summary

"... US Postal Service (USPS): The bill includes $70.4 million for mail for the blind and overseas voters. The bill also provides $15.3 million for the Postal Regulatory Commission and $243.9 million for the USPS Inspector General, as requested. A provision is included maintaining the six-day delivery mandate carried in annual appropriations bills since 1981. ..."   

Reference: www.appropriations.senate.gov

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Stalled USPS deliveries disrupting eBay seller's business

Stalled USPS deliveries disrupting eBay seller's business

"... Using the U.S. Post Office website, we found four of Robinson's packages that had been put in the mail in Bryan on November 27th; they arrived at the North Houston Postal Facility five days later on December 2, and a week later they are still there. ..."   

Reference: abc13.com

Friday, December 5, 2014

Tester: Closing of mail processing facilities and offices disproportionately harms rural America.

Tester to Postal Service: Stop digging a deeper hole

"... Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) said the U.S. Postal Service should stop closing facilities to cut costs. “They think they can cut their way to fiscal solvency and quite frankly they’re wrong,” Tester said on the Senate floor Thursday. “What the Postal Services does need is responsible postal reform legislation.” ..."   

Reference: thehill.com

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Postal Service cannot file the required Annual Report on Form 10 - K on time for the fiscal year due to cyber attack

Postal Service cannot file the required Annual Report on Form 10 - K for the fiscal year due to cyber attack

"... The United States Postal Service (“Postal Service”) cannot file the Annual Report on Form 10 - K for the fiscal year ending on September 30, 2014, within the prescribed time period. As publicly announced and reported in the Current Report on Form 8 - K filed on November 14 , 2014, t he Postal Service recently became aware of a cyber intrusion to some of its information systems. As a result of the cyber intrusion, the Postal Service is employing an extensive process to ensure that the integrity of its financial data systems and financial information was not comprised . These efforts have caused a delay in obtaining all of the information required for th e Annual Report. ..."   

Reference: www.prc.gov

Postal Service Kicks Off 102nd Annual ‘Operation Santa’ In NYC

Postal Service Kicks Off 102nd Annual ‘Operation Santa’ In NYC

"... Tuesday marks the start of the U.S. Postal Service‘s 102nd annual “Operation Santa Adopt-a-Letter” program. During the long-held Christmas tradition, thousands of volunteers respond to letters from children listing their holiday wishes. ..."   

Reference: newyork.cbslocal.com

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Senators attempting to protect US Postal Network From Demise

Sen. Sherrod Brown, other senators urge delay in closures, including mail processing center in Akron

"... U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and 29 other senators sent a letter Monday that urges a delay in the planned closures of 82 mail processing centers nationwide ..."   

Reference: www.ohio.com