USPS OIG Says Postal Executive Pay is A-OK

USPS OIG Says Postal Executive Pay is A-OK April 2010 You’ve read numerous news articles lately telling everyone that postal employees earn about $83k per year including benefits and that USPS, and the unions, should consider reducing the salaries of postal employees such as letter carriers, clerks, etc. However, according to a report conducted by […]

Action Needed to Facilitate USPS Financial Viability

April 15, 2010 GAO Says: Action Needed to Facilitate USPS Financial Viability USPS is facing a major financial crisis. Mail volume, the primary source of USPS revenues, declined by 36 billion pieces (about 17 percent) over the last three fiscal years (2007 through 2009). Mail volume declines were largely due to the economic downturn and […]

The U.S. Postal Service is a Toxic Work Environment

April 14, 2010 by Dr. S. Musacco Dr. Steve Musacco is a Ph.D. in organizational psychology, a M.S. in Counseling, and a B.A. in psychology. He’s been licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist and completed Coachu’s coaching program. He also worked for the postal service for 30 years. Dr. Musacco said: Prior to my retirement […]

UPS and FedEx Incomes

by Rick Owens A few weeks ago I wrote an article entitled Postal or Federal Employee Pay. It seems that every newspaper and media writer in the world keeps stating that postal employees earn about $83,000 per year. While this may be almost true when you factor in USPS costs for holidays, annual leave, […]

Postal or Federal Employee Pay

March 31, 2010 by Rick Owens Postal Employee Network Postal or Federal Employee Pay and Benefits – Just Who Is Paid the Most?   Time and time again postal employees continually read that postal employee pay and benefits are just too high – critics always like to point out that 80% of USPS costs is […]

Lawmakers Join Forces to Propel Postal Service Issues to the Forefront

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On March 25, 2010, Reps. Lynch, Chaffetz and Davis announced the reconvening of the Congressional Postal Caucus (CPC). Recently, the United States Postal Service unveiled a new business model to address unprecedented challenges largely due to the current economic environment and the rise in alternative means of communication. If nothing is done, […]

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, […]

Surgeon Tried to Get Easy Money in the Big Easy

PHYSICIAN PLEADS GUILTY TO HEALTH CARE FRAUD OFFENSE The Office of Inspector General (OIG) has investigated many fraudulent workers’ compensation claim cases. Most of these investigations involve postal employees scamming the system. But, employees aren’t the only ones who abuse the system. Sometimes, medical providers used by postal employees injured on the job, defraud and […]

Rep. Jo Ann Emerson says Five-Day Delivery Hurts Rural Areas

March 3, 2010 Five-Day Postal Delivery Hurts Rural Areas WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (MO-08) responded to an announcement that the U.S. Postal Service will seek to drop one day of home delivery in an effort to offset budget shortfalls. Emerson, who represents the mostly-rural Eighth Congressional District in Southern Missouri, says the […]

OIG Says Postal Service Could Do a Better Job Controlling Absenteeism

Excerpts from the USPS OIG Audit Report – Postal Service Absenteeism: Conclusion The Postal Service’s total absenteeism rate for major benefits is comparable to the total absenteeism rate of the federal sector, but higher than that of the civilian sector. We identified two potential causes for the difference between the Postal Service and the civilian […]