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Monday, December 30, 2013

Alabama mail processing plant consolidations causing delayed and late mail; Issue being addressed says Birmingham Postmaster

Birmingham Post Master addresses late mail delivery

"...Allison says over the past few months, even more zip codes have been added to the Birmingham plant. "During the time of the post office right now we've been doing some consolidations. So we've consolidated Huntsville plant into the Birmingham plant here. ..."    


This Article is From: www.abc3340.com
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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Watch UPS Tetris In 24-Hour Holiday Delivery Time-Lapse

Watch UPS Tetris In 24-Hour Holiday Delivery Time-Lapse




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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Manhattan post office robbed by postal worker

Postal worker arrested for robbing Manhattan post office at knifepoint

"...pulled a knife on two women who were closing up a Washington Heights post office Tuesday, law enforcement officials say. Sable fled with about $2,000 and was arrested several hours later...."    


This Article is From: www.nydailynews.com
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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

IG says Postal Service not ready for increase in package volume over next 4 years

USPS not ready for increase in package volume over next 4 years, IG says

"...If the Postal Service can't handle the higher volume, it will have long term financial implications as well since potential patrons could choose another delivery source, the report says...."    


This Article is From: www.fiercegovernment.com
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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Postal Service volume so heavy they are even processing mail on Sunday

Postal Service works on Sunday to clear holiday backlog

"...For the first time ever, post offices in Dallas, Forth Worth, and Arlington were open and processing mail on a Sunday...."    


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Thursday, December 12, 2013

NJI Postal Mail Facility Fire; Small Amount of Mail Damaged

Some packages damaged in fire at NJ postal center

"...Postal Service spokesman George Flood says employees were evacuated when the fire began in a mail processing machine at the New Jersey International & Network Distribution Center..."    


This Article is From: www.philly.com
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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Mail sorting delays raise concerns in Alaska community

Mail sorting raises concerns in Alaska community

"...U.S. Postal Service spokesman Ernie Swanson said Ketchikan's sorting equipment gave out and it's not practical to replace it right now...."    


This Article is From: www.newsobserver.com
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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

New Mail-Sorting Process Causing Unnecessary Delays in Alaska

New Mail-Sorting Process Causing Unnecessary Delays in Ketchikan

"... The result is that my office has received numerous complaints from local governments and businesses concerned about timely delivery of bills and receipt of payments for taxes, utilities, goods, and services.” “I would urge you to review the decision to fly Ketchikan-bound mail hundreds of miles from Ketchikan to Juneau and back to Ketchikan..."    


This Article is From: www.sitnews.us
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Sunday, December 8, 2013

Postal Service expecting a higher than normal mail volume on Mondays...

Holiday Rush: USPS Announces Sunday Processing, Deliveries

"...The USPS is expecting a higher than normal mail volume on Mondays during the holidays “Normally, we do not cancel and process mail on Sundays, but we are expecting our local mail volume to increase from about..."    


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Friday, December 6, 2013

Staffing problems at Skagway post office in Alaska being addressed

Juneau postal clerks brought in to help with Skagway mail

"...sent a couple clerks from Juneau to help ease staffing problems at the Skagway post office...."    


This Article is From: www.adn.com
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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Vote Delayed on Bill That Would Alter Postal Employee Health Care Plan and Other Major Postal Changes

Vote Delayed on Reform Effort

"...provisions in the 2013 Postal Reform Act that would restructure its health care plan, shift to a six-day package / five-day mail delivery model..."    


This Article is From: www.fedweek.com
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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Postal Service puts workers in danger with late deliveries

USPS puts workers in danger

"...The plant closures have resulted in increased travel times, with mail taking longer to get to local post offices and pushing back carrier start times from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Once the mail arrives at local offices, there are now fewer clerks to sort the mail to routes and fewer carriers to cover existing and vacant routes, resulting in many carriers working shifts of more than 12 hours, and well into the evening hours...."    


This Article is From: socialistworker.org
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