See earlier post from today, non-profits. USPS has a lot of consultants to pay. Besides, what’s more important, Ranger Rick, or Monetizing the USPS Brand?
The USPS OIG partnered with Premier Quantitative Consulting to conduct its study, and declined to provide the cost of the effort, telling EcommerceBytes that that figure would only be available through a Freedom of Information Act request.
I can only imagine how much the cost was if USPS doesn’t want anyone to know. For a cash-strapped organization, they sure spend a great deal of money and time with consultants. Makes me question the need for the higher exigency rates and the additional costs pushed on mailers, especially if this is how the funds are being spent.
Here’s a thought, (no charge). Become a reliable, cost efficient mail delivery organization, and let the brand speak for itself.
Or maybe the money would be better spent on something like sponsoring a Pro Cycling team! Oops, scratch that. Already been done.
Why Are Americans Still Calling Postal Workers ‘Mailmen’ When a Third of the USPS Is Female? – CityLab
I always use the non-gender-specific “mail carrier”…
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|• Mail Prep and Entry (Operations)|
|• Mail Acceptance and Payment|
|• Product Development|
|• Visibility/Service Performance Measurement|
American Postal Workers Union President Carlton Cooper has had April 18th circled on his calendar for a while. Back in August, he told WDBJ7 that was the date the USPS had planned to consolidate its mail distribution facilities into Greensboro, North Carolina.The hope all along was that Congress would intervene before then to reduce some of the financial burdens the Postal Service faces.Carlton Cooper says that intervention never happened.
Few Wild West characters can match Mary Fields, the first known African-American woman mail carrier.
Fields, who was profiled last week by the Root news site, was born a slave in 1832 in Tennessee and freed after the Civil War. She eventually settled in Cascade, MT, where she got a job driving a mail wagon at age 63.
Affectionately known as “Stagecoach Mary,” the cigar-smoking Fields was good with her fists and known for being a crack shot with a heart of gold.
“Braving all sorts of weather and ceasing work only for the worst, Fields brought mail to settlers [in] Montana, one of very few black people in the new state,” Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Julie Wolf wrote in the Root.
Fields carried mail for eight years. She died in 1914 at age 82.
Actor and Montana native Gary Cooper, who met Fields when he was nine, later described her as “one of the freest souls ever to draw a breath or a .38.”