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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Will President Obama Save America's Postal Service Network?

How Obama Can Help Rescue the Postal Service Right Now
"...Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe, who is retiring in February (the Board of Governors already chose his replacement, key deputy Megan Brennan), has proposed the elimination of nearly one-third of its workforce by 2015, the sharpest drop-off in employment in USPS history. He has stuck to this plan despite resistance from Congress. “Innovation” for Donahoe translates into mail processing center closures, reduced hours, repeated attempts to end Saturday delivery and partial privatization through partnerships with retail outlets like Staples. Lower service standards scheduled to take place on January 5 will practically eliminate overnight mail and tee up the closures of 82 more mail processing plants...."    

This Article is From: www.thefiscaltimes.com
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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Postal Service is warning patrons of a malicious email

Postal Service is warning patrons of a malicious email

The postal service is warning customers to be on the alert for a malicious email. The email contains a link, that when opened, will install a virus that can steal any personal information found on your computer. Do not open the email, simply delete it.

The following is the alert posted by the Postal Service:

"BEWARE OF SPAM!
BOGUS E-MAILS SENT TO POSTAL CUSTOMERS

Some postal customers are receiving bogus e-mails about a package delivery or online postage charges. The e-mails contain a link or attachment that, when opened, installs a malicious virus that can steal personal information from your PC. The e-mails claim to be from the U.S. Postal Service and contain fraudulent information about an attempted or intercepted package delivery or online postage charges. You are instructed to click on a link , open the attachment, or print the label. But Postal Inspectors warn: D on't do it ! Like most viruses sent by e-mail, clicking on the link or opening the attachment will activate a virus that can steal information— su ch as your user name, password, and financial account information. What to do? Simply delete the message without taking any further action. The Postal Inspection Service is working hard to resolve the issue and shut down the malicious program. If you have questions about a delivery or wish to report spam, please call 1- 800 - ASK -USPS or email spam@uspis.gov . "

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Monday, December 22, 2014

As mail processing plants close, mail delivery after 5 p.m. is becoming an increasing problem

Residents are getting more nighttime visits from postal carriers

"...An audit published earlier this year by the Postal Service said that mail delivery after 5 p.m. is becoming an increasing problem in some parts of the country and cited staffing shortages as the main reason...."    


This Article is From: www.latimes.com
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Friday, December 19, 2014

FedEx Driver Shot While Driving Truck: No Arrest Yet

No arrests yet after FedEx driver is shot in his truck

"...Police said the shooter was a man between 35 and 40 years old, wearing a Dallas Cowboys jacket, and driving a gray or silver 2002 Chrysler Town & Country minivan with Tennessee license plate 633-YKY...."    


This Article is From: wreg.com
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Congressman Jason Chaffetz: Postal reform will be a major focus of his tenure as chairman

Jason Chaffetz promises less personal Oversight

Congressman Jason Chaffetz
Congressman Jason Chaffetz
"...Postal reform — a longtime oversight issue — will also be a major focus of his tenure as chairman, Chaffetz said. Chaffetz said he wants to avoid the personal attacks members have engaged in during testy exchanges during committee hearings. Issa was famously criticized for having the microphone turned off when Cummings..."    

This Article is From: www.politico.com
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Sen. Carper: those who opposed him would bear the blame for the consolidations.

How a Major Postal Overhaul Nearly Made Its Way Into the CRomnibus

"...When the lawmakers at last week’s meeting told Carper it was too late to move forward with such a sweeping bill and said they should instead focus on preventing the facility closures, an aide said Carper rejected the proposal...."    


This Article is From: www.govexec.com
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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Maintenance Craft Wins $8.64 Million Remedy for Improper Subcontracting

Maintenance Craft Wins $8.64 Million Remedy for Improper Subcontracting

"...After the 2010 ruling, the Postal Service engaged in its “normal pattern” of “delay and obfuscate,” asserting that no monetary remedy was appropriate and refusing to supply the union with information necessary to determine a monetary remedy, Raymer said...."    


This Article is From: www.apwu.org
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Friday, December 12, 2014

Postal Change of Address: Tips on submitting an Official online 'Change of Address' with the Postal Service

Postal Change of Address: Tips on submitting an Official online 'Change of Address' with the Postal Service

Example
"...The Postal Service does offer a legitimate Change of Address service online, to include the form you need to complete this action. However, there are many sites that offer or claim to offer the same Change of Address service for a larger fee. Please note that we offer examples such as screen capture images..."    

This Article is From: postal-change-of-address.blogspot.com
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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Report: Postal Service would lose money if it abandoned mail processing

Report: USPS would lose money if it abandoned mail processing

"...In the report, Panzar found that if the Postal Service would completely abandon mail processing, there will be an overall loss in both efficiency and profits. "The Postal Service is made worse off..."    


This Article is From: www.fiercegovernment.com
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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Postal Facility closures could cause substantial adverse employment and economic impacts, lost tax revenues to the federal, or state and local governments

Report: Tucson would lose $49M in postal consolidation

"...The institute’s analysis concluded that the “USPS figures on ‘savings’ do not account for the substantial adverse employment and economic impacts on Arizona or the lost tax revenues to the federal, or state and local governments.”..."    


This Article is From: tucson.com
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Friday, December 5, 2014

Video: Concerned Senators Call for a Moratorium on Postal Plant Closures

Senators Call for a Moratorium on Plant Closures

C-SPAN2
"...Three champions of a strong, public Postal Service gave impassioned speeches against the consolidation of mail processing plants on the floor of the Senate on Dec. 4. Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) called for a moratorium on plant closures...."    

This Article is From: www.apwu.org
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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Missouri senators weigh in on U.S. Postal Service consolidations

Missouri senators weigh in on U.S. Postal Service consolidations

"..."There is no reason that the USPS cannot delay its consolidations to provide time for the public to see and comment on the service standard worksheets," the senators wrote in the letter. "It is only fair to allow the process to unfold in this way, and the USPS gains little by deciding to continue the consolidation process on its current, arbitrary timeline." ..."    


This Article is From: www.semissourian.com
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