USPS Tells Why 5 Day Delivery Is a Must

Regarding 5 Day Delivery Here’s What USPS Has to Say… Why is five-day delivery needed? The Postal Service is facing unprecedented volume declines and a projected $238 billion shortfall during the next decade. To ensure that America continues to have a viable Postal Service, the Postmaster General has introduced a comprehensive plan including cost cutting, […]

Post Office Boxes Face Competition

March 12, 2010 Postal Service Seeks Change in Service Classification WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service today is filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) to change the designation of some Post Office Boxes from monopoly to competitive designation – a move to allow greater flexibility to meet the needs of customers. The […]

USPS Must Have Flexibility to Manage its Workforce Efficiently

3.10.10 For a viable Postal Service: USPS must have flexibility to manage its workforce efficiently The Postal Service has been named the most trusted government agency for five consecutive years. This annual survey of Americans found that the ranking is tied directly to the trust customers place in their letter carriers. But the changing face […]

USPS Overcharged for the CSRS Pension Fund by $75 Billion

A study just released by the U.S. Postal Service’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) shows that the current system of funding the Postal Service’s Civil Service Retirement System pension responsibility is inequitable and has resulted in the Postal Service overpaying $75 billion to the pension fund. The OIG estimates that if the overcharge was used […]

U.S. POSTAL SERVICE v. AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION

Postal Service v. APWU Miami, Florida UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE, Plaintiff-Counter-Defendant-Appellee, v. AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION, Miami Area Local (MAL), Defendant-Cross-Claimant-Counter-Claimant-Cross-Defendant, ONE SEVEN TWO HOLDING ASSOCIATION, INC., (“172”), Defendant-Cross-Claimant-Cross-Defendant-Counter-Claimant-Cross-Defendant, UNITED NATIONAL LEARNING ACADEMY, INC., (“UNLA”), Defendant-Cross-Claimant-Counter-Claimant-Cross-Defendant-Appellant. No. 09-12287. United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit. March 3, 2010. Before DUBINA, Chief Judge, FAY, Circuit Judge, […]

U.S. Postal Service Statement Regarding the National Reassessment Process

Posted February 28, 2010 U.S. Postal Service Statement for Response to Media Inquiries Only Regarding the National Reassessment Process The non-tax supported U.S. Postal Service views the safety and well being of its employees as its top priority. In situations where employees have been injured on the job, we make every attempt to provide necessary […]

Postal Service DPMG and COO Pat Donahoe continues discussion of possible move to five-day delivery

Feb. 17, 2010 DPMG and COO Pat Donahoe continues his discussion about the possibility of USPS moving from a six-day to five-day delivery week. “One thing I have to emphasize … is that nothing can be implemented without Congress changing current law and the president signing the legislation to permit that change,” emphasizes Donahoe. “That’s […]

Postal Service Begins 2010 with First-Quarter Loss

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) ended the first quarter of this fiscal year (Oct. 1 to Dec. 31, 2009) with a net loss of $297 million, while posting continued high scores in quarterly delivery performance. “In spite of the financial challenges we face today, Postal Service employees never lose sight that customer service is our […]

Increase of Penalties For Violations Relating to Conduct on Postal Property

POSTAL SERVICE 39 CFR Part 232 Conduct on Postal Property; Penalties and Other Law AGENCY: Postal Service ACTION: Final rule. ______________________________________________ SUMMARY: The U.S. Postal Service is amending the Code of Federal Regulations to increase the maximum penalty for violations of the rules concerning conduct on Postal Service property. The authorized maximum penalty should allow […]

U.S. Postal Inspectors to Aid Haitian Postal System Recovery

January 27, 2010 USPS Press Release Because a viable postal sector is critical to any nation’s economic stability, Chief Postal Inspector William R. Gilligan, Jr. is sending U.S. Postal Inspectors to Haiti to conduct security assessments and help prepare for the restoration of mail service to the earthquake-ravaged country. “Members of the Universal Postal Union […]