Juneau postal clerks brought in to help with Skagway mail
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Juneau postal clerks brought in to help with Skagway mail
Vote Delayed on Reform Effort
USPS puts workers in danger
"...The plant closures have resulted in increased travel times, with mail taking longer to get to local post offices and pushing back carrier start times from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Once the mail arrives at local offices, there are now fewer clerks to sort the mail to routes and fewer carriers to cover existing and vacant routes, resulting in many carriers working shifts of more than 12 hours, and well into the evening hours...."
Postal Workers Worried About Safety After Dark
"...darkness and later starts – because of slower processing due to facility consolidations – means carriers are on the streets well after dark. “There were several carriers still on the street after 10 o’clock ..."
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Mail carriers apologize for late delivery
"...“Our trucks have been late from Birmingham,” Cheatham said. “The Postal Service has consolidated Huntsville and Tuscaloosa in Birmingham, and they haven’t been able to work all the load.” As of 10:45 a.m. Thursday, Cheatham said the Alexander City Post Office had yet to receive its Birmingham mail shipment. ..."
U.S. Postal Service worker fatally shot in Prince George’s County
Woman accused of mailing ricin to Obama gets plea deal
Harry Potter stamp riles Postal Service panel, traditional stamp collectors
"...The dispute caps more than a year of friction between the Postal Service and the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee, named by the postmaster general to help make sure that the American experience is properly portrayed. ..."
Congressional fiasco is the lone black mark for the Postal Service
"...The Postal Service has an operating profit through the first three quarters of fiscal 2013. The agency — which gets no taxpayer money, instead generating its own revenue by selling stamps — has earned $330 million more this year than..."This Article is From: www.mydesert.com
U.S. Postal Service Predicts Record Holiday — FedEx and UPS Will Shine
"...The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) expects to ship 15 billion pieces of mail and packages between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve. USPS management claims this will be a record. The number represents a surge of 12% from last year...."
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Postal Service Overpaid Truckers $61.5 Million for Their Gas
Important dates for the 2013 HQ & Field Consolidation/Closing
"...Qualified employee selections will be made during this period for the 10/15 – 10/30 job postings. Job applicants will be informed in the usual manner if they were or were not selected for the position. On November 29, 2013, VER applicants complete the Acknowledgement of Irrevocability and Application for Immediate Retirement, and send to the HRSSC (Human Resources Shared Service Center) per instructions provided in the offering packet. After your forms are received at the HRSSC (must be received no later than 8:30 PM EST on November 29, 2013) you will be mailed additional forms required to complete the retirement process and information needed to schedule your retirement information session. Proof of mailing is recommended (for example, delivery confirmation) when submitting your application within seven (7) days of the irrevocability date. ..."This information is From: LiteBlue at https://liteblue.usps.gov/humanresources/organizationalchanges/oc_2013_consolidationclosing_aag.shtml?
Dianne Feinstein Delivers Postal Profits to Hubby
"... in light of the rumored Feinstein & Blum U.S. Postal Service deal — were apparently made in vain. Therefore, I will now urge my grandchildren to comprehensively study just one book, How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie, hire a great photographer for those close-up moments, and prepare to receive unimagined riches. ..."This Article is From: townhall.com
Going Postal: U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein's husband sells post offices to his friends, cheap.
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Inverted Jenny Stamp - with a possible rare surprise
"...The Postal Service announced that it has additionally printed 100 additional sheets of stamps of the recently issued Inverted Jenny stamp but with the plane flying right-side up. These very limited edition stamps were circulated with the recent issue of the most famous “misprinted” stamp. Customers who have recently purchased the new Inverted Jenny stamp could have a very limited edition of the famous stamp...."
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Gang member faces 20-plus years in prison for shooting of North Hill woman
"...pulled a gun on a U.S. Postal Service mail carrier and threatened to shoot him for walking in “his alley.” Police recovered the gun used in that incident, tested it and identified it as the gun used in the woman’s shooting...."This Article is From: www.ohio.com
US Postal Service Privatization: The Dark Side
"...A recent article in the Huffington Post discusses an American Enterprise Institute (AEI) plan, written in 2011. According to the article, the AEI plan is to make USPS look worse than it is. It should appear like “the USPS is obsolete and doomed..."This Article is From: www.theepochtimes.com
USPS recommended military mailing dates holiday 2013
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Dimondstein Wins Presidency
"...Mark Dimondstein was elected the new president of the American Postal Workers Union in a hotly-contested race that ended Oct. 7. His “Members First” team won most of the offices they sought, defeating incumbents. ..."This Article is From: www.apwu.org
Nader to Feinstein: Stop the USPS Sell Off
"...Going Postal: U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein’s Husband Sells Post Offices to His Friends, Cheap. In his letter, Nader highlights a number of troubling issues raised by Byrne, including that in the first two years of CBRE’s contract with USPS, it sold 52 postal properties at $66 million less than their assessed value...."This Article is From: www.corporatecrimereporter.com
FedCentric Technologies LLC is awarded a $16.7M contract with the United States Postal Service
"...The US Postal Service has issued a contract to FedCentric Technologies LLC to deliver a High Density Supercomputing (HDSC©) solution including Silicon Graphics International high density hardware platforms and FedCentric Technologies products & professional services to provide high availability and expanded functionality to the Transactional Record Processor (TRP) system...."This Article is From: www.prnewswire.com
GOP’s newest target: The postal service
Outburst at Man's Hearing in Postal Worker Deaths
USPS, WIC, VA Offices Still Open
USPS says overhauling health benefits key to postal reform
"... However, the Office of Personnel Management is concerned about how the Postal Service's planned exit would affect the FEHBP, which OPM manages. Jonathan Foley, OPM's director of planning and policy analysis, said the overall impact would be about a 2 percent increase in costs per enrollee. But he testified Postal Service's withdrawal from the federal health system would have a larger impact on those plans with a heavy presence of postal employees. ..."This Article is From: www.federalnewsradio.com
Don't privatize USPS yet
"...Although delivering mail may not turn a profit, it is a valuable public service. The Postal Service delivers 40 percent of the world’s cards and letters, according to the Center for American Progress. Sending letters, though less common today, is far from obsolete. Spending a small amount of tax money to keep the postal service afloat is not automatically a bad idea...."This Article is From: washingtontimes.com
Mail fail: Local newspaper steamed up over USPS delays
USPS proposes raising stamp price by 3 cents in new year
Its Main Mission: Forever Stamps
What is going on with the U.S. Postal Service? Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe says By mid-October 2013, the Postal Service projects it will have a cash balance on hand of approximately five days of average daily expenses. The aforementioned article claims the Postal Service will be broke by November 2013, yet in one of many examples, evidence seems to run counter to that claim. Specifically, while the USPS is shuttering and consolidating mail processing facilities across the nation, they are at the same time allocating money to renovate and even expand others. For example, Korte is to begin $42 Million design-build construction For a USPS Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC) in Houston. This is after claiming the urgent need to close or consolidate facilities due to excess floor space and mail processing equipment sitting idle too much. This tends to give more validity to the perception that the USPS has manufactured a crisis to assist in lowering wages and benefits of workers, thus making it easier to privatize profitable portions of the USPS.This Article is From: Postal Newsgroup
Postal Service: Almost 16K EAS employees eligible for early-out
Postal investigators target drug trade through U.S. mail
"...a local postal inspector, wrote in a recent court filing that Express Mail, in particular, has been used to ship narcotics. “The use of Express Mail is favored because of the reliability, speed and relatively low cost of this service..."This Article is From: theadvocate.com
AFL-CIO Adopts Pro-Postal Resolution
"...These destructive bills (H.R. 2748 and S. 1486) also pose a dire threat to the pensions and health benefits of postal employees by interfering with the postal collective bargaining process that has worked so well for more than 40 years.”..."This Article is From: www.apwu.org
Scam Alert! Press Sleeps Through the Great Post Office Fire Sale
Most dangerous jobs: Postal work tops list among federal civilian positions
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