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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Postal Service accelerates contraction

Postal Service Accelerates Partial Closure at 53 Processing Plants

"...the acceleration will harm employees, communities and the Postal Service itself. "The Postal Service is on the brink of cutting service in a way that will permanently damage our treasured institution..."    

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

USPS threat to end Saturday delivery runs customers off

Bloomberg Businessweek delivers the bad news to USPS

"...The publication, which is sent to print on Wednesday evening and shipped out by Thursday, is currently geared towards being in the reader’s hands by Saturday at the absolute latest. Once the cutbacks are put in place, that timetable would have become void in certain locations...."    

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Monday, March 25, 2013

More on privatization of the Postal Service

Predictions come true

"...Conspicuously absent from the paper is a proposal that the private entity assuming postal activities will inherit this $55 billion future health care liability with required payments of five billion dollars plus each year over an 11 year period. The paper is also silent on discounts or will the new entity be permitted to charge fixed rates for each class of mail? What about local, state and federal taxes?..."    

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Actor John Ratzenberger: USPS Lacks Common Sense

John Ratzenberger: USPS Lacks Common Sense

"...HuffPost Live's Alyona Minkovski sat down Friday with actor John Ratzenberger, famous for his role as mail carrier Cliff Clavin on the television series "Cheers." ..."    

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USPS Properties For Sale

USPS Properties For Sale

"...Postal Service properties listed for sale..."    

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The USPS would like to focus on cost-cutting its processing and transportation

USPS's Options: a $14B Annual Loss or a $2B Annual Profit

"...the USPS would like to focus on for cost-cutting is processing and transportation, which the agency estimates will account for $3.1 billion in savings. On a slide deck shown by Corbett, this was described as “consolidating excess network capacity.” Practically speaking, this measure entails reducing the 417 mail processing locations the USPS currently has to less than 250 facilities by 2015...."    

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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Letter delivered sixty years late

Letter from boot camp in 1953 returned to sender

"...Sixty years later, that letter finally turned up, when the U.S. Postal Service gave it back to Rodgers, who's now living in southwestern Michigan...."    

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Front porch mailbox delivery saved in neighborhood

Post office backs away from curbside edict

"...Vaughan said that those in the neighborhood who have already erected curbside mailboxes can tear them down and revert back to home delivery via front porch mailboxes...."    

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Valentine, Texas

Valentine, Texas

"...these distances place Valentine far enough away from any other community that its post office must remain open at six hours a day according to USPS's POStPlan. By the new terminology it becomes a "Part-Time Post Office" (PTPO) that reports to the local postal District (in this case, Rio Grande). ..."    

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Well-liked postman retires

Edgmont Township bids farewell to favorite postman after three decades

"...Rick Schaefer, who was raised in Havertown and now lives in West Chester, retired from the U.S. Postal Service last week after 31 years of service. ..."    

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Beverly Hills Post Office to be relocated

USPS Finalizes Decision To Relocate Beverly Hills Post Office

"...After hearing a handful of appeals over the last several months, the United States Postal Service finalized its intentions..."    

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

TSP iPhone app warning

TSP iPhone app warning (TSP Funds app)

"...Warning: Apple App store offering TSP App not sanctioned by TSP — A free iPhone App, TSP Funds, currently being offered through the Apple App store..."    

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Monday, March 11, 2013

Repeat safety violations costing USPS money

OSHA Cites Maine, Michigan Facilities For Unsafe Working Conditions

"...OSHA also issued the USPS a repeat citation on Nov. 15, 2012, and fined the agency $25,000 for safety violations at its Romulus MI facility. Electric tow motors were modified without prior written approval by the manufacturer, OSHA said, exposing employees to the potential to be struck by, crushed or caught in the modified tow...."    

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

MVS Subcontracting Arbitration Update

Union Wins Motor Vehicle Subcontracting Case

"...“The Postal Service can no longer justify contracting out work that would be less expensive to keep in house on the ground that it has given due consideration to cost as well as the other Article 32.1 or 32.2 factors. To be sure, each of those factors must be considered, but if factors other than cost do not rule out keeping work in house, and the cost of keeping work in house would be less than contracting out, both the text and the bargaining history of the Contracting MOU require that the work be kept in house.”..."    

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Congressman Issa would save the Postal Service by dismantling it

Bailout BS: Darrell Issa’s Misinformation Campaign about the Postal Retirement Funds

"...Issa would save the Postal Service by dismantling it. His legislation would end Saturday delivery, cut benefits to postal workers, remove the no-layoff clause from union contracts, eliminate hundreds of thousands of jobs, reduce the oversight authority of the Postal Regulatory Commission, and make it easier to close post offices. ..."    

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Monday, March 4, 2013

Privacy questions raised over Postal Service ‘welcome kit’

Postal Service ‘welcome kit’ raises questions

"...people who filled out change-of-address forms to send an official-looking MoversGuide welcome kit filled mostly with advertising and coupons from companies selling cellphones, insurance, home security, mattresses and lots of other move-related products and services...."    

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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Madison mail processing operations consolidation study

Postal Service considers consolidation of Madison, Milwaukee operations

"...The U.S. Postal Service is considering consolidation of its Madison and Milwaukee processing and distribution operations..."    

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Saturday, March 2, 2013

High-grade marijuana picked up at post office

Separate 'high grade' pot, hash oil deliveries to Gray post office result in charges for three men

"...Officers were waiting for the men when the two arrived at the Gray post office and watched as Worsham went inside and signed for a package addressed to him. Court records indicate the package contained approximately 10 pounds of high grade marijuana from California. ..."    

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