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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Inspector General: Postal Service hasn't analyzed impact of closing and consolidating processing plants or informed stakeholders of changes to the consolidation plan

USPS plant closures would halt under Keystone XL bill rider

"...The USPS inspector general says, in an Oct. 6 memo, that the Postal Service hasn't analyzed the impact of closing and consolidating processing plants or informed stakeholders of changes to the consolidation plan. ..."    


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Monday, January 26, 2015

Amendment would re-establish overnight delivery standards for first-class mail

Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow trying to stop closures that could slow down Michigan mail

"...The amendment she introduced and joined 12 other senators in authoring would also re-establish overnight delivery standards for first-class mail. ..."    


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Friday, January 23, 2015

Postal Service Delays Scheduled Consolidations at Some Facilities, Leaves Most Facilities Clueless With No Information

USPS Delays Scheduled Consolidations at Many Facilities

"...When the U.S. Postal Service announced it would shutter 82 mail processing facilities in 2015, it planned to start closing many of the plants in January. But for at least 10 of the facilities, USPS has now moved back that timetable to April or later. ..."    


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Monday, January 19, 2015

Postal Service problems noted in rural areas after changes

U.S. Postal Service: Problems noted in rural areas

"...It happens to be the first invoice I pay every month, and according to my records, it had been mailed Jan. 2. In a phone call to the headquarters in Great Falls, they said they had received my check a day after they had mailed me the notice. Where had this check been for 10 days?..."    


This Article is From: missoulian.com
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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

One passenger dead after smoke fills L'Enfant Plaza metro station in downtown Washington

1 dead after smoke shuts down D.C. metro station

"...The buildings largely house private businesses, but the U.S. Postal Service is also headquartered at L'Enfant Plaza...."    


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Sunday, January 11, 2015

IG pushes Postal Service to create a more flexible workplace

IG pushes USPS to create a more flexible workplace

"...the following efforts: Establish annualized work hours, as opposed to a standard 40-hour workweek. Create work or job sharing processes, allowing more collaboration between employees and the ability for some employees to cover absences of others. Allow employes to self-schedule or trade shifts. Establish a roster of supplemental employees, or recalled retirees, to be used during peak times of year and absences. Allow employees to maintain reduced work hours in order to deal with issues in their personal life. ..."    


This Article is From: fedscoop.com
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Friday, January 9, 2015

Postal worker pleads guilty to harassment for outburst at Financial District beauty salon

Postal worker pleads guilty to harassment for outburst at Financial District beauty salon

"...failed to unknot her hair quickly enough during the appointment she had while wearing her U.S. Postal Service uniform..."    


This Article is From: www.nydailynews.com
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Houston postal service workers not getting paid on time

Houston USPS workers not getting paid on time

"...Houston post office employees say they are not getting paid on time. It's happening at a Houston mail processing facility that has been the center of customer complaints about slow mail delivery. ..."    


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‘Snail mail’ is about to get even slower

‘Snail mail’ is about to get even slower (Opinion)

"...On Jan. 4, the U.S. Postal Service postmaster general virtually eliminated the overnight delivery standard for first class mail...."    


This Article is From: www.gazettetimes.com
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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Two sentenced for robbing and shooting a postal employee

2 sentenced for robbing, shooting postal employee

"...Charles Jackson and Kendrick Watkins were convicted in August of robbing the truck in Conley shortly before Christmas in 2013, the time of year when postal volume is at its highest. They conspired with a third defendant, former postal employee Latonya Evans, to plan the robbery; Evans gave Jackson and Watkins non-public information to help them commit the crime...."    


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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Postal Service does not plan to update its impact studies before the consolidation plan begins

Postal Service poised to begin controversial plant closures next week

"...The Postal Service said it could not complete the statutorily required analyses because it had not yet finalized its new processing guidelines, which will scale back delivery standards starting on Monday. The agency does not plan to update its impact studies before the consolidation plan begins, Ninivaggi said. ..."    


This Article is From: www.washingtonpost.com
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