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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Postal Service cannot prove the consolidation plan will realize any significant amount of savings

Modern Times at the Postal Service: Network Rationalization gives more work to idle machines

"...In a few weeks, the Postal Service will begin implementing a plan that will cost 35,000 postal jobs and probably just as many non-postal jobs, displace tens of thousands of workers, cause long commutes, break up families, hurt the economies of over 200 communities, slow down the mail, and drive business away — all so that the Postal Service can give more work to idle machines...."    postal news

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Postal supervisor confesses to stealing $40,000 worth of valuables from mail

Postal worker confesses to stealing $40,000 worth of valuables in mail

"...The postal supervisor took photographs of the $40,000 in stolen merchandise that he’s accused of peddling on eBay..."    postal news

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Postal Service to offer retirement incentives to 150,000 workers

USPS to offer retirement incentives to 150,000 workers

"...The U.S. Postal Service announced plans to offer incentives to retire to 150,000 eligible employees, CNN Money reports..."    postal news

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

USPS going broke, but wants to run its own health plan

Lawmakers skeptical of US Postal Service health plan

"...Lawmakers worry it could raise premiums, hurt federal
plans..."    postal news

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Friday, March 23, 2012

"No wonder the Postal Service wanted to keep this report a secret,” Rep. Gerald E. Connolly (D-Va.) said

Postal Service closing plans panned by lawmakers

"...The U.S. Postal Service stands to lose billions of dollars in the first year after it closes 200 mail processing facilities and slows the delivery of first-class mail, according to a feasibility study released this week...."    postal news

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USPS Mail Handler Union Contract Bargaining Moves To Mediation

Bargaining Moves To Mediation

"...The mediation will continue for at least sixty days, unless the parties agree otherwise, either because they have reached a tentative agreement or because they and the mediator believe that an extension of the mediation process would be appropriate. ..."    postal news

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Sen. Susan Collins losing patience with Postmaster General Donahoe

USPS supporter in Senate criticizes postmaster general

"...attitude seems so stubbornly entrenched that I worry that even if our bill becomes law, the current Postal Service leadership would not enact it properly in good faith."..."    postal news

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Postal Service VERA Announcement Coming...

When Will USPS VERA Announcements Come, What Will be Offered, and Who Will Be Eligible?

"...an announcement about early retirements coming early this week fits the Postal Service’s current plan to implement the network restructuring in the second half of June, 2012. Any further delay in announcing early retirement incentives could force the implantation date closer to the end of June or possibly into July...."    postal news

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Jumping the gun on VER?

USPS Early Retirement, RIF, and Reassignments Rumors

"...reported that a number of Postal Service employees saw a web page that had dead links to VERA and other retirement incentive...."    postal news

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Saturday, March 17, 2012

USPS buyouts, early retirement offers expected

USPS buyouts, early retirement offers expected

"...USPS officials have acknowledged they are considering a voluntary early retirement program. But Louis Atkins, president of the National Association of Postal Supervisors, said..."    postal news

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Mail Processing Facility Closure an "utter disaster", according to...

"...Kohl’s department store’s Black Friday ads in the mailboxes on his route.

“Dec. 28 I was casing these, and it was clearly marked on the pieces that they should have been in homes Nov. 19, 21 or 22,” he said...."    postal news

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Letter carrier dead after pit bull attack in San Diego-area

Postal Carrier Dies After Bitten by Pit Bull

"...An attack by an unleashed dog called a Pit Bull on a San Diego-area letter carrier contributed to the postal worker's death two days later from..."    postal news

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Friday, March 9, 2012

Postal Service suspending mail processing network consolidations during the election mailing season

USPS addresses election-year questions

"...efforts include suspending mail processing network consolidations during the election mailing season. USPS also has formed an Election Mail Task Force..."    postal news

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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Postal Service plans to suspend its planned closure of processing facilities and post offices

Postal Service to suspend closures during election season

"...The U.S. Postal Service plans to suspend its planned closure of processing facilities and post offices during the November election season..."    postal news

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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Postal Employees face massive job cuts

US Postal Service facing massive job cuts

"...USPS says that many of the workers will retain their jobs, while others will be transferred to processing plants near and far. Those workers will comprise the increasingly large number of workers classified among today’s “super commuters.”..."    postal news

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