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Friday, April 27, 2012

Text of S. 1789 as adopted

Senate Releases Text of S. 1789, as Adopted

"...The Postal Service may provide voluntary separation incentive payments to employees of the Postal Service who voluntarily separate from service before October 1, 2015 (including payments to employees who retire under section 8336(d)(2) or 8414(b)(1)(B) of title 5, United States Code, before October 1, 2015), which may not exceed the maximum amount provided under section 3523(b)(3)(B) of title 5, United States Code, for any employee...."    postal news

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Destruction of the Postal Service continues with flawed bill

Senate passes postal bill that would end Saturday mail

"...Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat, offered an amendment that would have extended for two years the moratorium on closings. His amendment failed to obtain the needed 60 votes on Wednesday, and he voted against the final bill. "Without the inclusion of a two-year moratorium, I will not support the final passage of the Postal Reform bill," Manchin tweeted...."    postal news

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Monday, April 23, 2012

Spiders Close Post Office!

Recluse Spider Infestation Leads To Closure of Post Office

"...Recluse spiders have been found at a post office in Louisville, and the building has been closed down for more than two weeks to be treated. ..."    postal news

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Will senate postal bill save mail processing plants not currently closed?

New Senate postal bill could prevent some closings

"...lawmakers announced a new effort to save about 100 mail processing plants now slated to be closed or consolidated next month. The new proposal, offered by members in both parties, would force the U.S. Postal Service to ease off part of its plan to slow down the delivery of first-class mail..."    postal news

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Mail delays begin in high-tech mecca

Closing mail facility in Huntsville will hurt service, officials say

"...local officials, who say a government plan to close a regional mail-processing facility in Huntsville next month is already causing mail delays, collection changes and other issues across North Alabama that the public doesn't realize. "The level of services we've become accustomed to will be no more," Michelle Jordan, director of the City of Huntsville Economic Development Department, said last week...."    postal news

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Postal Service cutbacks could cost $5 billion

Hidden cost of postal cutbacks: $5 billion

"...a survey that the Postal Service commissioned -- and then dismissed and pushed to make secret. The survey, budgeted to cost up to $435,000, shows closures and cutbacks would cost $5.2 billion in lost business and result in a 7.7% drop in mail volume...."    postal news

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Postal Service’s own analysis of plan shows it will lead to huge losses

Backlash against USPS mail plant closures

"...Senator Collins said: “Today we learn that the Postal Service’s own analysis, submitted secretly to its regulators, reveals that the destructive service reduction plan to delay mail and shut down postal plants will lead to a more than 9% decrease in First Class Mail and a 7.7% reduction in mail of all classes.”..."    postal news

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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Impact of Age When Claiming Social Security Retirement Benefits

Social Security and Timing

"...when to claim benefits – failings that could jeopardize their own financial security and that of their dependents...."    postal news

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