Wednesday, January 28, 2015

First Class Mailing Standard Changes Already Damaging Mail Delivery ...and 80+ Mail Processing Plants WIll Also Close Later This year

The check's in the mail: Postal delays concern Rock County treasurer

"...On Tuesday, she had to send her seasonal office workers home because there was little mail and even fewer tax payments to process. Brown attributes the lack of mail to a change in routing by the United States Postal Service. “It's definitely added an extra day or two to the deliveries,” she said. ..."   

Reference: www.gazettextra.com

Friday, January 23, 2015

The Postal Service Emerges as Shipping Powerhouse for Small Businesses

The Postal Service Emerges as Shipping Powerhouse for Small Businesses

"...the U.S. Postal Service has transformed itself from a humble mail carrier to a package delivery powerhouse, and if businesses fail to notice this change and adopt it as a part of their shipping mix, they will lose money in the long run. ..."   

Reference: www.entrepreneur.com

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Satire from 'The Onion' gets a response from the Postal Service

The Onion targets stamps, Postal Service fires back

"...the Postal Service knows how to take a joke. It tweeted this in response to The Onion. "We can laugh with the best of them," Postal Service spokeswoman Toni DeLancey said. ..."   

Reference: www.federaltimes.com

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Postal Service withholds information about Tacoma mail carrier charged with assault, harassment

Postal Service withholds information about Tacoma mail carrier charged with assault, harassment

"...Within days of Taitano being charged, The News Tribune requested his personnel file and investigative records from the Postal Service and the Office of the Inspector General. Such files presumably would show what, if any, action was taken by the Postal Service after the women filed complaints against Taitano. ..."   

Reference: www.thenewstribune.com

Monday, January 19, 2015

Growing mail outpaces postal service's ability to deliver it

Familiar White Postal Service Trucks Too Small For Increasing Amount Of Parcels Being Mailed

"... it can accommodate some parcels, but not the kind of parcels we’re seeing today where we’re looking at a 12-percent increase. Just right here in this facility alone we’re going to see four million pieces of mail. ..."   

Reference: cbslocal.com

Friday, January 16, 2015

Some States are fighting to save their mail processing facilities while others don't seem to care

Elected leaders, businesses fight mail-processing center closure

"... Thursday elected leaders and businesses from across eastern Idaho vowed to stop the move, fearing delays in mail delivery. “We need to create a grassroots outcry heard very loudly in Salt Lake City and Washington, D.C., that rural Idaho will not be discriminated against,” said Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad. ..."   

Reference: www.localnews8.com

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Unneeded Postal Service Cuts Wreaking Havoc On Workers’ Lives After USPS Intentionally Slows Mail

Service Cuts Disrupt Workers’ Lives

"...“In implementing the changes, they ignored the pleas of 51 senators and 178 members of the House, who asked for a one-year moratorium on the reduction in service standard and the closure and consolidation of mail processing facilities,” Dimondstein said. “They disregarded the warnings of the USPS Office of Inspector General, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the Postal Regulatory Commission, which raised serious concerns about delayed mail. Management even overlooked the concerns of some mailing industry trade associations. “They also ignored the demands of postal unions and the hundreds of thousands of workers we represent,” Dimondstein added. “Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe is ending his reign the way he began – undermining, degrading, and weakening the public Postal Service he was supposed to lead, and spitting in the eyes of tens of thousands of proud postal employees. Responsibility for the upheaval in the lives of postal workers rests squarely on his shoulders,” the union president said. - See more at: http://www.apwu.org/news/web-news-article/service-cuts-disrupt-workers%E2%80%99-lives#sthash.YzYzT19Y.dpuf ..."   

Reference: www.apwu.org

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The Postal Service proposes to revise Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service

The Postal Service proposes to revise Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service

"... to add a new Address Quality Measurement process for participating mailers, who enter eligible basic and full-service mailings. Mail or deliver written comments to the manager, Product Classification, U.S. Postal Service, 475 L'Enfant Plaza SW., Room 4446, Washington, DC 20260-5015. You may inspect and photocopy all written comments at USPS® Headquarters Library, 475 L'Enfant Plaza SW., 11th Floor North, Washington, DC, by appointment only, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday by calling 202-268-2906 in advance. Comments by email, containing the name and address of the commenter, may be sent to: ProductClassification@usps.gov, with a subject line of “Address Quality Measurement.” Faxed comments are not accepted. ..."   

Reference: www.federalregister.gov

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

New Government Oversight Subcommittee on the Postal Service Created by Congressman Jason Chaffetz

Chairman-elect Chaffetz Announces New Oversight Subcommittees and Chairs

"... Government Operations – Mark Meadows (NC) Included on a long list of focus areas, the Government Operations Subcommittee will focus on a range of issues that includes federal records, national archives, Executive Office of the president, U.S. Postal Service, FOIA, Department of Commerce, Treasury, Education, and Labor, and federal civil service, among other issues. ..."   

Reference: chaffetz.house.gov

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Rep. Rick Nolan (D-Minn.) fought to prevent the destruction of America's Postal Mail Processing Facility Network

Dem opposed spending bill due to Postal Service policies

"... Rep. Rick Nolan (D-Minn.) said Friday he voted against a government spending bill last month partly because it wouldn't prevent the U.S. Postal Service from closing more mail facilities. "USPS is vital to our region, providing quality mail service to our rural district and creating many good-paying, middle class jobs," Nolan wrote on Facebook. ..."   

Reference: thehill.com