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Monday, June 29, 2009

Federal Employee Severance Pay


"...The basic severance pay allowance consists of—
* One week of pay at the rate of basic pay for the position held by the employee at the time of separation for each full year of creditable service through 10 years;
* Two weeks of pay at the rate of basic pay for the position held by the employee at the time of separation for each full year of creditable service beyond 10 years; and
* Twenty-five percent of the otherwise applicable amount for each full 3 months of creditable service beyond the final full year...."    



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BUFFALO EMPLOYEE GETS SATISFACTION FROM HIS ART


"...Noonan, who began his postal career in 1986, also has worked as a letter carrier and clerk. The Postal Service provided Noonan with a living, but painting feeds his creative soul...."    



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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

USPS Phase Two RIF avoidance


"...Phase Two RIF avoidance vacancy postings for District Customer Service Offices and mail processing organizational changes are available online at eCareer. The deadline for submitting applications is Wednesday, July 1...."    



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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Postal Service marks 31 northern N.J. branches for possible closure


"...Amid a dramatic loss of business to email and a severe economic downturn, the U.S. Postal Service is reviewing 3,100 outlets nationwide to identify candidates for closure. According to the report, Jack Dougherty, president of the northern New Jersey local of the American Postal Workers Union, pointed to an internal Postal Service memo on the union's Web site..."    



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Monday, June 22, 2009

Downsizing the post offices

Letter To The Editor Indiana Daily Student

"...We have seen window clerk staff reductions, a loss of many blue collection boxes for the customer, earlier cutoff times for mail pickup and later box-mail commitments from the service. All of these are service reductions, and expect more...."    



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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Moorseville Post Office

"...the post office (1840) is the oldest still in operation in the state and features call boxes built prior to the American Civil War...."    



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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Yours Free - Mystic’s New U.S. Stamp Catalog!


"...A free copy of America’s best U.S. Stamp Catalog is waiting for you! You’ll enjoy 128 pages of color photographs, valuable collecting tips, fascinating history, plus much more!..."    



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CALL7 Investigation: Gov't Made Federal Case Over $78

U.S. Attorney's Office: We Had Obligation To Pursue Case

"...On June 2, the postal worker was found not guilty on all 20 counts...."    



This Article is From: www.thedenverchannel.com
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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

eBay's Bill Me Later allows buying postal products online


"...This new service will let users pay for postal products online without using a credit card, instead they are to be billed at a later date. It will help customers to manage their cash flow by receiving a monthly statement for the postage...."    



This Article is From: www.ecommerce-journal.com

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Senate kills amendment for FERS sick leave credit


"...The Senate yesterday struck down a measure that would allow employees under the Federal Employees Retirement System to get credit for unused sick leave when they retire...."    



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Postal Barbie


Click on over to the "Your Postal Blog" and check out the postal Barbie    



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Friday, June 12, 2009

FedEx's Anti-Union Drive


"...Though many FedEx Express workers don't have a direct relationship with the operation or maintenance of the air fleet, they are still covered by the RLA. That law carries a difficult path to unionization that requires a national vote by every worker at a company, and doesn't allow for organizing at a local, terminal-by-terminal level. Since the late 1990s, UPS and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters have pushed to change this classification...."    



This Article is From: www.businessweek.com

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Public invited to participate in a Bob Hope trivia contest


"...The public is invited to participate in a trivia contest in honor of the 44-cent Bob Hope stamp now on sale at all Post Offices. All entries should be postmarked no later than June 30 and mailed to Customer Relations, USPS, 79 Mid Cape Ter Ste 8, Cape Coral, FL 33991-9998. Be sure to include your name, complete mailing address, and a local phone number. The individual with the most correct answers will receive a collectible Bob Hope stamp image print. In the event of a tie, a drawing will be held to determine the winner...."    



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Trust me, I work for the Post Office


"...the public trusts postal workers. A broad international survey by the GFK group said that firefighters..."    



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Consolidation of Large Post Offices

Hot News

APWU Responds to USPS Notice on Retail Operations


Article Title: Consolidation of Large Post Offices
Snippet from Article: "...In response to a USPS notice that “the Postal Service is considering consolidating operations in our larger stations and branches,” APWU President William Burrus has reminded management that a Memorandum of Understanding included in the 2006-2010 Collective Bargaining Agreement requires that “all existing retail operations will remain within the installation of which they are a part.” “I note that of the many factors that will be considered in your final decisions, you omit the parties’ negotiated agreements,” Burrus wrote..."
Source: www.apwu.org


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Monday, June 8, 2009

Summer Sale starts July 1 for eligible mailers


"...The Postal Regulatory Commission unanimously approved the US Postal Service's summer sale, formally known as the Standard Mail Volume Incentive Pricing Program, on June 4. The 30% rebate..."    



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Deliver Magazine


"...Delivermagazine.com arms marketers with all of the pertinent research, news and commentary impacting their industry. Digital technology is rapidly re-shaping the world of marketing, and Delivermagazine.com offers strategies and solutions designed to make sense of this turbulent new age...."    



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Found-art project goes postal with random envelopes


"...sends an image of the contents to the project's creator, who posts it on the Web site. Notes, postcards, condoms, drawings, even an old cruise-ship promotion mailed from a Chicago airport have been submitted to the site, which follows in the tradition of previous found-art and open-collaboration Web projects -- especially PostSecret.com. Anyone can participate just by following the instructions at the site...."    



This Article is From: www.chicagotribune.com

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Priority Mail


"...Take the guesswork out of shipping with Priority Mail® Flat Rates. Whatever fits in the box or envelope ships for one low rate—anywhere in the United States. There's virtually no weighing or calculating. And your packages reach their destination in 2-3 days...."    



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U.S. Postal Service Awards Contract to Persystent Technologies for PC Imaging and Recovery Application


"...Persystent Suite, which restores corrupted, changed, or missing operating system and application files in less than 30 seconds, will be used to image, protect and enforce desktop policies on approximately 150,000 PC workstations for the USPS nationwide. ..."    



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[USPS] EMPLOYEES ARE RECEIVING MESSAGES WITH A MALICIOUS PAYLOAD

SUSPICIOUS E-MAILS

"...Beware of e-mail messages you receive that look like they’re from Delta Airlines, FedEx, DHL, USPS, or UPS. Other messages may come with a zip file attachment. These messages carry a malicious payload that can cause problems within the USPS infrastructure...."    



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Celebrating 50 years with USPS


"...Ford Weatherford took a part-time job in 1959, he didn't realize it was the start of a 50-year career with the postal service. Weatherford, 68, of Petal celebrated his 50th anniversary working as a mail carrier in May. He started working with the United States Postal Service by substituting when other workers called in sick....."    



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Sunday, June 7, 2009

Postal Service Downsizing May Affect NYC Branches


"..."The post office thing is scary because it's been impossible enough to get to a post office when you have registered mail or something you have to sign for. It takes weeks," said Manhattan resident Amanda Fry...."    



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Two more Drano bombs explode in Eudora mailboxes


"...A mail carrier found a second detonated bomb in a mailbox near the corner of Winchester Road and 10th Street just beyond the Eudora city limits...."    



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Grad builds postal Web site


"...Antill built the Web site, http://www.gbrpcc.com, for the Baton Rouge Postal Customer Council, a nonprofit organization that helps local businesses efficiently use mailing services. She also created a user guide for the site and trained postal staff on how to update and add pages to the site...."    



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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

USPS Zoneskipping

Why shippers like zoneskipping

"...They're all shipping thousands of parcels each week, and they've all found a way to save money doing it. Their "secret" is a money-saving practice known as "zoneskipping." Zoneskipping, in essence, is the technique of moving parcels part way across the country by truck or air and then inserting them into the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) units closest to their destinations. This saves the USPS a significant amount of money, and some of those savings are passed on to the shippers and consolidators...."    



This Article is From: www.logisticsmgmt.com

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USPS Phase I and II RIF-Avoidance

CALLING ALL SELECTING COMMITTEES AND OFFICIALS
DEADLINE FOR VACANCY SELECTIONS IS TODAY

"...If you’re on a review committee or are a selecting official for the District Customer Service Office, Mail Processing Phase I RIF-Avoidance vacancy postings that closed on May 13, today is the day...."    



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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Video Professor honored by USPS

Lakewood's Video Professor honored by USPS

"...Postal Service honors software tutorial & education industry leader Video Professor of Lakewood, CO, with top national award..."    



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America's postal service is really very good


"...Having tracked and attended meetings in Berne of the Universal Postal Union, the specialized agency of the United Nations for postal-sector players, I have seen that the USPS's capabilities are widely envied...."    



This Article is From: www.watertowndailytimes.com

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Usps Mail Handler Appears on "The Price is Right"

'The Price is Right' fan gets his chance on TV

"...went to the taping with about 31 of his fellow Bakersfield post office employees. For the first half of the show, the mail handler sat there with his group..."    


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USPS Meets Star Trek: Priority Mail Holograms


"...The U.S. Postal Service has launched a "virtual simulator" on its website that allows people with a webcam to view a hologram of the various flat-rate boxes to see which one will fit their item the best...."    



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Monday, June 1, 2009

Hitchin' Post Office


"...The Fairview, KY, Post Office has a unique distinction to set it apart from the asphalt jungle -- a hitching post that gets regular use...."    



This Article is From: yourpostalblog.blogspot.com

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Gas prices are latest threat to USPS bottom line


"...Low fuel prices have been one of the few bright spots in an otherwise gloomy year for the beleaguered Postal Service. But they have crept up in recent weeks — by an average of 11 percent just this month, according to the Energy Department...."    



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[USPS Priority Mail] A FLAT-RATE BOX FOR EVERY NEED


"...For U.S. addresses, the Small Flat Rate Box retail price is $4.95 for up to 70 pounds. The international price, for up to 4 pounds, is just $10.95 to Canada or Mexico and $12.95 to all other countries. Online savings are available..."    



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