GameFly Complaint Against USPS

April 23, 2009 Gamefly has filed an official complaint with the PRC against USPS. In part, the complaint states… A DVD is small and light enough so that, when mailed in a lightweight mailer, the combined mailpiece can qualify as a one-ounce letter. Since the beginning of GameFly’s operations, however, the company has experienced breakage […]

Federal Times: More bad numbers for USPS ahead

The Postal Service’s board of governors is meeting early next month to discuss, among other things, the financial results from the second quarter of 2009. There’s not much optimism about the numbers, considering USPS lost $384 million in the first quarter, which is traditionally the strongest of the year. Another bad sign: UPS’ earnings report. […]

Update: U.S. Postal Employee Indicted in Fraudulent Tax Refund Scheme

April 23, 2009 PEN received the following information today from the Chicago IRS Field Office. The Field Office wanted PEN to convey to Chicago area postal employees: “… it is important for Chicago Postal employees to read the following:” Postal Employee Indicted in Fraudulent Tax Refund Scheme – Preparing False Tax Refund Claims for Co-workers […]

USPS Board of Governors to Meet May 4–6 in Washington, DC

USPS Board of Governors to Meet May 4–6 in Washington, DC WASHINGTON, DC – The Board of Governors of the U.S. Postal Service will meet in Washington, DC, at Postal Service Headquarters, 475 L’Enfant Plaza, SW, on May 4-6. The public is welcome to observe the Board’s open session, scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. […]

U.S. Postal Service Celebrates Earth Day

April 22, 2009 U.S. Postal Service Celebrates Earth Day Employees Recycle Thousands of Pounds of Small Electronics WASHINGTON — Postmaster General John Potter today launched a campaign to increase awareness and create results for energy conservation at a “Turning Over a Green Leaf” event in celebration of Earth Day. Building on its history of environmental […]

Pay-for-performance faces new scrutiny

Federal agencies are shaping their responses to a request by Democratic lawmakers that the Obama administration suspend the implementation of all federal pay-for-performance systems pending a review, while employee groups are lining up in support of a broad evaluation of performance management systems. Read more…

Organizational Changes and VERA Timeline Updated

    April 7, 2009 USPS has released an updated timetable for employees affected by the recently announced staffing reductions and district closings and for those who are considering the Postal Service’s voluntary early retirement (VER) offer. The Postal Service has begun mailing notification to all VER-eligible employees. You should note that the VER application […]

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