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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Postal Service Reduction in Force (RIF) notices mailed out Friday

Postal Service sends out 2,400 RIF notices

"...More than 2,400 U.S. Postal Service management-level employees could lose their jobs or end up in new positions under a reduction in force set to conclude by early September. The RIF is..."    postal news

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Postal rate increase coming?

Court gives Postal Service second chance to raise rates

"...Attorneys for the Postal Service argued that the recession that began in December 2007 created the “extraordinary” circumstances that would justify raising postage rates above the consumer price index...."    postal news

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Altering FERS as a way to get employees to retire?

How many federal and postal employees are eligible to retire?

"...About 550,000 full-time career federal government employees and U.S. Postal Service workers could hang it up and move on..."    postal news

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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Canada Post Strike Avoided

Canadian Postal Workers Strike Avoided -- For Now

"...A key sticking point involves decreased salaries for newly-hired employees; the company is seeking to reduce the hourly wage from $24 an hour to $17.50...."    postal news

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Sleet, snow, dark of night, will not keep this courier from his rounds?

A Town’s Few Holdouts Wait Out the Flood at the Bar

"...The lack of mail delivery is a sore spot. “You know that thing about sleet, snow, dark of night, will not keep this courier from his rounds?” asked Rodney Walters, a 61-year-old retiree from the Corps of Engineers who was nursing a Bud Light. “They were the first ones to quit.” ..."    postal news

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Budget plan proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) attacks Federal Employee Retirement

FERS, not CSRS, employees may be asked to contribute more for pensions

"...the Republican budget plan proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. FERS employees already contribute 6.2 percent of their salaries to Social Security, which would mean FERS employees would pay 12 percent in all toward their pensions...."    postal news

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Postal Service wants to cut workers' comp benefits

USPS could save millions under plan to revamp workers' comp

"...Under a draft proposal by the Labor Department, workers' comp benefits would be cut to ..."    postal news

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Sunday, May 8, 2011

USPS network consolidation process uses computer modelling

USPS to run continuous checks on mail plant numbers

"...the last few quarters volumes have stabilized to some degree to around 170bn pieces a year..."    postal news

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Google and others to have input on postal future

Google execs, tech experts focus on future of Postal Service

"...Google executives, social media experts and some of the most passionate tech evangelists are planning to meet in Crystal City in mid-June to sort out how to save and remake the nation’s mail delivery service...."    postal news

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