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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Postal Service ends past practice, now destroying books

Post office now destroying returned Imagination Library books

"... When books end up at the wrong address, the postal service used to hold the returned books and wait for volunteers to come pick them up. But the post office says holding the books costs them money, so they're enforcing a long standing policy to shred returned items ..."    

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Saturday, February 23, 2013

COLA for APWU represented employees in March

Cost-of-Living Raises Set for March

"...The cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will be effective March 9 and will be reflected in paychecks issued March 29. The raise amounts to $7.96 per pay period and reflects increases in the cost-of-living from July 2011 to January 2012, and from July 2012 to January 2013. ..."    

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Mandatory curbside delivery?

Post office letter met with complaints

"...Some southwest Norman residents are mighty upset with their postal service after receiving a letter this week informing them that there was going to be mandatory curbside delivery, as of March 15...."    

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

When you fail at managing the postal service, start a clothing line

USPS to sell 'Rain Heat & Snow' clothing line with 'wearable electronics' next year

"..."This agreement will put the Postal Service on the cutting edge of functional fashion"..."    

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Monday, February 18, 2013

No more Saturday delivery, but dinner, golf and dancing at lavish postal conference is good

Postal Service spending millions to send execs to conference

"...MacFarlane has obtained the agenda for the conference which calls for not only workshops and meetings, but also a golf outing, a dance party and a dinner event...."    

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Saturday, February 16, 2013

USPS purchasing specialist pleads guilty to taking bribes

USPS Official Pleads Guilty To Taking Bribes

"...Court documents show that Quarles, a purchasing specialist, regularly received cash payments between 2010 and 2012 from the owners of AH Computer Consulting, Inc...."    

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

OSHA Cites USPS For Unsafe Working Conditions

OSHA Cites USPS For Unsafe Working Conditions

"...The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited the USPS for unsafe working conditions following the death of mechanic Steny Wing Hoi Yu, who died July 27 from injuries he sustained while working at the Detroit NDC...."    

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Monday, February 11, 2013

Postal Service is still the most efficient

Is The U.S. Postal Service The World's Most Efficient?

"...What they did was mail letters to 10 fake addresses in 159 countries and see how long it took them to be returned, and what percentage of them are returned...."    

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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Postmaster general’s actions have damaged his reputation with congressional leaders

Postmaster general ‘damaged his reputation’ with five-day mail-delivery plan, Reid says

"...“Given the importance of the post office to communities in Nevada and across our nation, such a drastic policy change cannot be enacted without approval from Congress,” Reid said. “Instead, the postmaster general relied on flawed legal guidance to claim that he can circumvent Congress’ s authority on the matter.”..."    

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NPMHU Contract Arbitration Completed

Mail Handler Contract Update #15

"...Hearings in the ongoing interest arbitration proceedings to determine the terms of the 2011 National Agreement between the NPMHU and the Postal Service are now complete, with the final hearing held on Friday, February 1, 2013. Although the record officially remains open for additional submissions that might be needed by the three-member arbitration panel, the formal hearing process is over, and a final award should be issued soon. ..."    

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Friday, February 8, 2013

USPS lacks the statutory authority to reduce mail service to 5-days

USPS fails to deliver real plan

"...“Logic dictates that when USPS and the Administration repeatedly request that Congress explicitly provide USPS the authority to reduce mail service from 6-days to 5-days, it is clear acknowledgement that, absent Congressional action, USPS lacks the statutory authority to do so,” Reps. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) and Sam Graves (R-Mo.) wrote in a letter to the nation’s postmaster general...."    

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

More Postal Service buyout offers potentially on the way

USPS employees to see less overtime, more buyouts under 5-day delivery plan

"..."We think by eliminating overtime and by looking at some of the flexibilities we have with the part-time workforce, and potentially working with the unions on some buyouts, we'll easily hit that." USPS already has cut its workforce by 306,000 people over the last 13 years, so Donahoe said they have been preparing for this eventual cut back in service. ..."    

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Elimination of Saturday Mail Service!

Postal Services will end Saturday mail delivery

The postal service is ending Saturday mail delivery on Aug. 5, 2013
"...The Postal Service plans to drop Saturday delivery of first-class mail by August in its latest effort to cut costs after losing nearly $16 billion last fiscal year, the cash-strapped mail agency said on Wednesday...."    

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Sunday, February 3, 2013

No suprise. Postal Service Claims It's Above the Law

"..."In providing mail service across the country, the Postal Service attempts to work within local and state laws and regulations, when feasible," Breslin wrote in response to a summons for payment. "However, as you are probably aware, the Postal Service enjoys federal immunity from state and local regulation." The USPS Employee Safety Guide states employees will "receive no special privileges or rights as a postal driver."..."    

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