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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

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Post Office merger war on workers

"...In an economy where we are on the dawn of recovery, every dollar that supports local jobs is a critical dollar. However, the U.S. Postal Service has begun..."    postal news

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'Statue of a Falling Working Class' Stamp

The Postal Service hits a jackpot of irony

"...So while this official use of an unofficial Statue of Liberty may have been unintended, we now have three billion reminders of what its torch of freedom actually stands for: not the pursuit of happiness traditionally associated with a job or career suited to one's abilities, but the right to risk one's money on a toss of the dice or a shot at the lottery. ..."    postal news

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Small towns losing their 'lifelines' as Post Offices close across the country

Surprise Letter Tells Earlville City Leaders Town Post Office is Closing

"...“It’s a shame,” Cornwell said. Both he and his parents used the post office all their lives. “Earlville is going to lose the only lifeline it has. ”..."    postal news

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What happens in Vegas ...ends up on a postage stamp!

Nina In New York: Tramp Stamp?

"...post office regrets the error and is “re-examining our processes...I’d like to see how they re-examine their processes. I recommend typing “REAL + Statue of Liberty” into Google Image Search next time...."    postal news

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Monday, April 18, 2011

General RIF Notice could be issued on April 28, 2011 (USPS)

According to the USPS Organizational Changes website, if necessary, "Employees who could be impacted by a RIF in their competitive area will be advised in writing that a RIF may need to be conducted within their competitive area. The notice will provide the potential RIF effective date."

Additionally, according to the 2011 Organizational Redesign Information At-A-Glance website chart, in the event of a need for the RIF, September 9, 2011, will be the RIF effective date. "At the close of business on this date, separations as a result of the RIF process will become effective. "

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Sunday, April 17, 2011

USPS special Incentive offer quickly approaching deadline

"...Eligible employees should note that April 25, 2011, is the opt-in deadline for the Special Incentive Offer, as described in the Incentive FAQs. Employees who want to leave under the voluntary early retirement (VER) — as well as optionally-eligible employees (those who have reached their minimum retirement age and service requirements) and those who wish to voluntarily resign — must notify USPS of their decision by April 25.

By now, VER-eligible employees should have received an “Annuity Estimate and VER” offer letter in the mail...."    postal news

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Saturday, April 16, 2011

This year tax returns are due Monday, April 18

Tax Day 2011

"...Most Post Offices nationwide will maintain regularly scheduled operating hours on April 18. Customers can go online at usps.com and click on “Locate a Post Office” to verify operating hours of Post Offices for April 18 and to locate alternate sites to purchase stamps and conduct postal business. ..."    postal news

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Friday, April 15, 2011

Postal Service Honors Vegas Statue of Liberty in Screw Up

Statue of Liberty stamp error: Las Vegas replica honored instead

"...Talk about screw ups. The Statue of Liberty pictured on a new U.S. stamp is not the neoclassical icon on Liberty Island in New York Harbor but the replica at the New York New York Casino and Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada...."    postal news

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Postal Service Announces Civil War Stamp Series

Postal Service begins Civil War Stamp Series

"...The Postal Service today will issue the first two stamps of an annual series of Forever stamps that recognize key events of the Civil War...."    postal news

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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Warning about Change of Address scam

US Postal Service Warns About Change of Address Website Scam

"...What he didn't notice was the fine print on usps-change-address.com that says the site is not affiliated with the United States Postal Service...."    postal news

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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Postal Service delivers in rain, sleet, snow or Government Shutdown

Government shutdown would spare essential services

"...The federal government’s partial shutdown because of a budget standoff would affect a wide range of offices and employees. Postal service... is not among the services to be affected...."    postal news

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Those overtime hours could be killing you

Working Overtime Could Increase Risk for Heart Disease, Researchers Say

"...on a consistent basis were 67 percent more likely to develop coronary illnesses than those who worked only seven or eight hours.

Still, the study authors noted that other factors were considered in their analysis such as age, cholesterol levels and whether or not a patient smokes...."    postal news

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Monday, April 4, 2011

Postal Service acknowledges problems in closure of Ohio sorting facility, transfer of mail

"...A U.S. Postal Service report acknowledges that problems have accompanied the closing of a mail processing center in Lima (LY'-muh) in northwest Ohio...."    postal news

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Friday, April 1, 2011

Catalog Mail Likely to see postage increase

Catalog Mailers May Get Hit With Massive Postal Increase

"...The attributable cost of Standard Mail flats in fiscal 2010 exceeded revenue by $577 million, resulting in a cost coverage of 82% with a loss of 8.2 cents per piece. The ACD directs the USPS to devise a plan to improve the cost coverage of Standard Mail flats...."    postal news

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