4 keystones of USPS’ reform wish list – Postal Times

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>Integrating USPS’ retiree health care with Medicare.
>Reforming pensions to reflect USPS’ demographics.
>Allowing USPS control over the pricing component.
>Allowing additional service flexibilities.

Source: 4 keystones of USPS’ reform wish list – Postal Times

The last two points equal higher cost for lesser service.  No thanks.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

July 22nd, 2016 at 5:38 pm

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The Majority of U.S. Consumers Value Paper and Disagree with Digital-Only Communications

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Results of a new survey conducted by Toluna Inc. show that a majority of Americans want to retain a choice for paper options rather than be forced into “digital-only” communications.

Chicago, July 21, 2016 – A new survey commissioned by Two Sides and conducted by Toluna Inc. reveals how U.S. consumers view corporate initiatives forcing people into digital-only communication by eliminating paper-based options.  The survey also provides insight into consumer opinions on the environmental impacts of digital versus paper-based communications.

Source: The Majority of U.S. Consumers Value Paper and Disagree with Digital-Only Communications

Written by Lisa.Bowes

July 22nd, 2016 at 11:19 am

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Dead Tree Edition: Why the Rate Cap Isn’t Killing the Postal Service

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Do you know what a “cap carper” is?  Unfortunately, I do….

Read on to learn more…

Source: Dead Tree Edition: Why the Rate Cap Isn’t Killing the Postal Service

Written by Lisa.Bowes

July 18th, 2016 at 8:59 am

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From e-commerce to drones, USPS looks for competitive edge

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In the highly competitive delivery industry, the USPS uses any medium that will give it a marketing advantage with residential and business customers.

Source: From e-commerce to drones, USPS looks for competitive edge

Written by Lisa.Bowes

July 15th, 2016 at 1:15 pm

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Informed Visibility Taking the Right Path

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USPS Informed Visibility is too important and valuable to rush.  Kudos to USPS teams working on Informed Visibility, instead of rush to market they are in a “do it correctly, the first time, as quickly as possible” mode.  It is the right approach.

What is Informed Visibility? See below:

Informed Visibility™ (IV™) is an enterprise system that will be a real-time, single source for all mail and mail aggregate information, leveraging data to provide business intelligence for USPS functional groups and the mailing industry, by delivering:

  • Event-driven internal measurement of all mail
  • Real-time service performance diagnostics
  • Predictive workloads and mail inventory management of mail and packages
  • End-to-end tracking of mail

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IMb Tracing is one component of this effort.  The current value of IMb Tracing will be made exponentially better with additional data points, more info, and easier access to data.  This will enable industry and USPS to collaborate to improve service, a win-win for everyone.  Exciting times.

This is the portal for information on Informed Vis at RIBBS:
https://ribbs.usps.gov/index.cfm?page=informed_visibility

 

 

 

 

 

Written by Lisa.Bowes

July 15th, 2016 at 10:07 am

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Postal Reform Bill Raises Concerns Ahead of Committee Markup | Americans for Tax Reform

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Today the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will markup the Postal Service Reform Act of 2016, proposed by Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and the committee’s Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-Md.). While the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is in dire need of reform, given that it has posted consecutive billion dollar losses annually since 2007 and is facing $125 in unfunded liabilities, a number of provisions in the Postal Service Reform Act (the Act) are cause for concern.

Source: Postal Reform Bill Raises Concerns Ahead of Committee Markup | Americans for Tax Reform

Written by Lisa.Bowes

July 12th, 2016 at 11:51 pm

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Idealliance Report Finds ‘Chasm’ Between Industry and the U.S. Postal Service

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July 12th, 2016 at 11:48 pm

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Dead Tree Edition: U.S. Postal Service Wants To Deliver More Groceries

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Source: Dead Tree Edition: U.S. Postal Service Wants To Deliver More Groceries

Focus.  On.  Delivering.  MAIL.  When (if) the USPS can deliver the mail – and meet their own service standards – then and only then should they be allowed to explore new markets.  And if after two years the “pilot” needs another year, it would seem to me it hasn’t been successful, and it’s time to move on.   

Written by Lisa.Bowes

July 10th, 2016 at 9:35 am

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Good Communication

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Good Communication IS the ability to disseminate important information in a timely and concise manner.

Good Communication IS NOT the same vague message sent numerous times, and subsequently forwarded by numerous people.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

July 5th, 2016 at 9:36 am

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Dead Tree Edition: There’s Inadvertence, and Then There’s Postal Inadvertence

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July 5th, 2016 at 9:25 am

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