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Friday, February 27, 2015

Roanoke Mail Processing to move, but some jobs to remain out of necessity

About 200 US Postal Service jobs moving from Roanoke to Greensboro

"...will affect 105 clerks, 70 mail handlers and 25 maintenance workers. Some employees will remain in Roanoke, where packages and express and priority mail will still be handled...."    


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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Disposable Camera Captures Its Own Trip Across the United States

Disposable Camera Captures Its Own Trip Across the United States

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"...Five years ago, web designer Matthew McVickar decided to give one lucky disposable camera a free vacation, sending it through the mail from Cape Cod, Massachusetts to Honolulu, Hawaii with the instructions “Take a photo before you pass it on!”. When he got the camera back, there were seven photographs taken by various workers in the United States Postal Service that show the cameras journey (and the inner workings of the USPS!). ..."    

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Photos: Disposable Camera Sent Via Postal Service Provides Pictures During Travels

Disposable Camera Sent Via Snail Mail

Photo courtesy of uncustomary.org
Photo courtesy of uncustomary.org
"... sent a disposable camera through the mail in a way that allowed postal workers to document its journey. I decided I would finally do it myself, and fashioned a camera to some cardboard with tape and the appropriate cut outs. I sent it out to my friend Olivia in Chicago and waited. ..."    

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Redding mail processing plant scheduled to close April 18

Amendment to keep mail processing centers open fails

"...The Redding plant, whose date keeps getting pushed back, is now scheduled to close April 18...."    


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Postal Service Mail Sorting to be removed from Erie mail processing facility but facility will remain open

Postal Service moves to close Erie mail-sorting facility

"...The building will remain open, housing garage facilities, bulk mail receiving and a retail postal location. What's changing is that most of the sorting would be moved to Pittsburgh or Rochester, N.Y., Kelly said. ..."    


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Friday, February 13, 2015

Postal Service dealing with national computer outage since yesterday

Postal Service dealing with national computer outage — hackers not involved

"...Delancey said the outage is not the result of a cyber attack. She could not immediately provide details on the hardware installation that triggered the problems. The Postal Service fell victim to a cyber attack last year..."    


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Mail sorting to end at toledo facility, but will still need truck drivers, mail handlers, retail clerks, and custodial staff

U.S. Postal Service will end sorting operation in Toledo

"...Delivery trucks will then run to Toledo’s main post office, Mr. Van Allen said, and from there the mail will be transferred into other trucks for local delivery as occurred before. Toledo’s main post office will still need truck drivers, mail handlers, retail clerks, and custodial staff, he said. ..."    


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Who says the Postal Service is Broke: New vehicle contract could be worth $5 billion+

Postal Service Seeks to Retire the Old Mail Truck

"...The proposal is for some 180,000 “next-generation delivery vehicles,” which would over time replace the 163,000 right-hand-drive, light-duty mail-delivery trucks now in use. The service says the trucks would ideally cost between $25,000 and $35,000. ..."    


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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

SEEING DOUBLE -- Post office twins provide stellar service with a smile

SEEING DOUBLE -- Post office twins provide stellar service with a smile

"...'They take care of the customer. They are two of the most pleasant people I ever met. They greet everybody. They're friendly and very knowledgeable. If they don't know the answer, they go get it. They don't leave a customer upset. They take care of the problems. I don't have to worry about the window with those two and Judy Hooper and Paul Russomanno.' ..."    


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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Major U.S. utility company, found that 91 percent of customers choose to receive their statements by mail

Can the Postal Service cling to hope that people still want paper bills?

"...“Research shows that consumers value the physical mail-piece as a record-keeping tool and reminder to pay,” the report said. “In general, customers value having options for bill delivery and payment.” ..."    


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Monday, February 9, 2015

Help Please: Young 'Bubby Everson' wants mail while dealing with health issues

Boy facing health issues wants birthday mail

Bubby Everson wants mail
..."What Bubby Everson really wants is mail. People across the country are starting to deliver, according to dad Thomas Everson....If you'd like to send Bubby a letter, the address is: Bubby Everson, P.O. Box 1142 Graham, WA 98338..."    

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Turning point in relations between federal unions and the GOP?

End of 40 years of war in sight?

"... Over the past four decades, many feds have come to see Republicans as anti-government, anti-bureaucrats out to get them, and you can see why. On the other hand, it seems that Democratic politicians have realized they have a permanent hall pass with many feds, and most unions. They can support sequestration and three years of a pay freeze then ..."    


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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Postal Service saw an operating profit of $1.1 billion in the first quarter of fiscal 2015

In the black? Postal Service has a 'fantastic quarter'

"...The Postal Service saw an operating profit of $1.1 billion in the first quarter of fiscal 2015, fueled by record numbers of package deliveries, according to financial information released by the agency Feb. 6. ..."    


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Monday, February 2, 2015

Mail seem slow? Postal service change is likely the cause

Mail seem slow? Postal service change is likely the cause

"...If you’ve recently suspected that letters and bills have been bit slower in arriving in your mailbox, you’re not imagining it...."    


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