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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

More discounts for big mailers

U.S. Postal Service shops around price break on product samples

"...The nation's mail delivery service is offering companies a discount to send consumers product samples through the mail. ..."    

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Postal Service pays up after initially denying insurance claim

Local soldier reimbursed after Postal Service denied the claim

"...Initially, the Post Office wouldn't pay Rider's insurance claim for the stolen DVD's, until an investigation was conducted by NewsCenter 16...."    

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Monday, August 26, 2013

Postal worker killed in accident while pulling into work

US Postal Service worker killed in South Los Angeles rear-end crash "...Investigators say the victim was pulling into work, when he was rear-ended by a 2001 Chevy Monte Carlo that was estimated to be going 95 mph...."    
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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Postal Service proposal to shift more costs to postal workers and to weaken Medicare

GAO: USPS Healthcare Plan Would Hurt Medicare, Postal Workers

"...The Postal Service’s proposal to take postal workers out of the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program would weaken Medicare and would result in reduced coverage and increased costs for postal workers. ..."    

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Friday, August 23, 2013

Postal worker input requested in IG review of employee conference costs and amenities: Were they appropriate?

Inspector general begins probe of Postal Service conferences

"...The Postal Service inspector general’s office has requested input from USPS employees, asking whether they feel conference costs and amenities were appropriate. Postal workers can submit comments through a page on the agency’s Web site...."    

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Article: Postal Service cuts are creating a slowed-down mail system

Postal bill draws protests in U.S. cities

"...Issa’s bill comes on top of sweeping postal actions in the last year that have closed 30 percent of mail processing plants; reduced hours by 25 percent to 75 percent in half of all post offices; put 10 percent of post offices up for sale; subcontracted trucking and mail handling; cut thousands of mail routes; and eliminated 60,000 postal jobs. The cuts are creating a slowed-down mail system...."    

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Postal Service wants to remove employees from the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program

USPS Plan to Pull Out of Fed Health Benefits Could Cost Postal Workers

"...it would likely put postal workers at risk of paying higher premiums, incurring more out-of-pocket costs and receiving less insurance coverage for a variety of procedures...."    

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Monday, August 19, 2013

APWU COLA increase

$937 Cost-of-Living Raise Set for September

"...Career APWU members will receive a $937 annual increase in pay in September, APWU President Cliff Guffey has announced...."    

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

UPS cargo plane crashes on approach to Birmingham airport - two dead

UPS jet crashes, 2 dead

"...BIRMINGHAM, Alabama— The pilot and co-pilot of a large UPS cargo plane were killed today when it crashed and burst into flames on approach to the airport in Birmingham, Alabama...."    

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

eBay tracking number problem on packages sent via USPS

eBay Aware of Problem with USPS Tracking Numbers

"...eBay is aware of a problem impacting tracking numbers on packages sent via USPS that is causing consternation among buyers and sellers. Last week sellers began reporting that the tracking numbers the postal service issued on their shipments were showing delivery dates from last fall, a glitch in which the USPS or their shipping partners appear to be recycling tracking numbers. ..."    

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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Merchants skeptical of Postal Service alcohol delivery concept

U.S. Postal Service Alcohol Delivery Idea Criticized By Merchants "...such an option would likely help boost sales, because craft beer is a luxury item, which people are willing to pay a premium for, even if that includes shipping fees...."    
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Friday, August 9, 2013

Carper removes provision from his bill authorizing Postal Service buyout incentives

Senators Introduce Postal Reform Bill With Bipartisan Support
"...The overhaul would place a two-year moratorium on current closures planned for processing plants, as well as the accompanying termination of overnight delivery. Carper opted to strip a provision from his last bill authorizing the Postal Service to offer buyout incentives to employees, aides said, simply because it has the resources to do so without explicit congressional authority<...."    
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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

IG says Postal Service needs to use social media to improve customer engagement

USPS could better utilize social media to improve customer service, IG says

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"...The Postal Service could better engage customers by utilizing blogs and other social media and analyzing customer comments..."    
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Patriots protesting sale of their post office warned ...

Berkeley: Post office warns protest campers

"..."Our plan is to stay here in direct defense of the post office," said retired postal worker David Welsh, who has camped on the steps since July 24. "We're saying this is our public commons. It belongs to the people and should not be sold off to private interests."..."    

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Sunday, August 4, 2013

Postal bill would put postal retirees in Medicare plans instead of current Federal Employees Health Benefit Plan (FEHBP)

Pension, health care changes key to Senate postal reform plan

"...A new health plan would be created to address the needs of retirees enrolled in Medicare parts A and B. Some of these employees now pay for full Medicare and Federal Employees Health Benefit Plan (FEHBP) coverage. Those postal retirees not enrolled in Medicare would be able to do so without being penalized. ..."    

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Saturday, August 3, 2013

Article I, Section 8, Clause 7 of the United States Constitution, known as the Postal Clause [Wikipedia]

Postal Clause

"...The Clause has been construed to give Congress the enumerated power to designate mail routes and construct or designate post offices, with the implied authority to carry, deliver, and regulate the mails of the United States as a whole. An early controversy was whether Congress had the power to actually build post roads and post offices, or merely designate which lands and roads were to be used for this purpose, and to what extent that power could be delegated to the Postmaster General.[5] The U.S. Supreme Court construed the power narrowly during the early part of the 19th century, holding that the power consisted mostly of designation of roads and sites, but gradually gave way later on, allowing appropriation of land for postal purposes.[..."    

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