OIG looks at USPS plan to track carriers with GPS

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OIG looks at USPS plan to track carriers with GPS http://www.news.ruralinfo.net/2014/08/oig-looks-at-usps-plan-to-track-carriers-with-gps.html

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August 21st, 2014 at 3:33 pm

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Loop Mail Extreme

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Woman recovers package after it got stuck in mailing loop that traveled about 40,000 miles http://www.news.ruralinfo.net/2014/08/woman-recovers-package-after-it-got-stuck-in-mailing-loop-that-traveled-about-40000-miles.html

Written by Lisa.Bowes

August 21st, 2014 at 3:30 pm

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Post office consolidation creates conundrum

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Snail mail? Post office consolidation creates conundrum for local merchant http://www.news.ruralinfo.net/2014/08/snail-mail-post-office-consolidation-creates-conundrum-for-local-merchant.html

Written by Lisa.Bowes

August 21st, 2014 at 3:27 pm

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NLRB on USPS Staples Deal

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NLRB slams Postal Service for Staples privatization deal http://www.news.ruralinfo.net/2014/08/nlrb-slams-postal-service-for-staples-privatization-deal.html

Written by Lisa.Bowes

August 21st, 2014 at 3:21 pm

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USPS Finances

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Postal Service’s bleak financial picture requires Congressional action, deputy postmaster general says http://www.news.ruralinfo.net/2014/08/postal-services-bleak-financial-picture-requires-congressional-action-deputy-postmaster-general-says.html

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August 21st, 2014 at 3:19 pm

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Opposition to USPS Consolidations

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USPS moves ahead on plant consolidations, lawmakers and unions speak out http://www.news.ruralinfo.net/2014/08/usps-moves-ahead-on-plant-consolidations-lawmakers-and-unions-speak-out.html

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August 19th, 2014 at 6:44 pm

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Stop Postal Service Cuts

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Half of the Senate on Thursday called for a one-year moratorium on U.S. Postal Service plans to close mail processing plants and slow down first-class mail delivery. A letter signed by 50 senators said Congress should block a proposal by Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe to close up to 82 mail processing plants, slow mail services and eliminate up to 15,000 jobs. The letter urged leaders of a key Senate committee to include a one-year ban on mail delivery cuts as part of must-pass legislation to keep the government running into the new fiscal year that begins Oct. 1.

“This one-year moratorium will give Congress the time it needs to enact the comprehensive postal reforms that are necessary for the Postal Service to function effectively into the future,” the senators wrote in a letter to Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Richard Shelby, the chairwoman and ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Committee. The letter was drafted and circulated by Sens. Bernie Sanders, Jon Tester and Tammy Baldwin.

“At a time when our middle class is disappearing, the loss of 15,000 good-paying Postal Service jobs will harm our local communities and economies,” the senators wrote. “Slowing down mail delivery even further will hurt senior citizens on fixed incomes, small businesses and the entire economy,” the letter added.

via Stop Postal Service Cuts – Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont.

To read the letter, click here.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

August 14th, 2014 at 8:08 pm

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Delivering the future-Tracking data is driving business

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Delivering the future

Tracking data is driving business, CIO Cochrane says

via USPS News Link Story – Delivering the future.

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August 14th, 2014 at 8:01 pm

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USPS beta testing mail notification service

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The Postal Service is hoping its customers will appreciate being able to see their mail before it arrives in the mailbox.

Over the last few days customers in the northern Virginia area near Washington, D.C. have been getting invitations to a pilot program that will email them scanned images of the outside of their envelopes and small packages the morning before they receive it. Customers would then be able to see if important documents will be arriving.

via USPS beta testing mail notification service | Federal Times | federaltimes.com.

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August 14th, 2014 at 7:59 pm

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PostalOne! Release 38.0.0 Mailer Webinars

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PostalOne! Release 38.0.0 Mailer Webinars – Webinars will be held for mailers to learn about the PostalOne! Release 38.0 updates to functionality, as well as, pricing and postage statement changes.  The schedule and topic for the webinars is shown below.  Log on to RIBBS/Intelligent Mail Services/Education for additional webinar information.

PostalOne! Release 38.0.0 Business Related Changes – this webinar will cover changes to PostalOne! functionality and postage statement and price changes
·         Friday, August 22, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm eastern
Meeting Number: 748 335 429
Log on:  https://uspsmeetings.webex.com/uspsmeetings/j.php?J=748335429

PostalOne! Release 38.0.0 FAST®, Mail.dat® and Mail.XML™– this webinar will review changes to the Facility Access and Shipment Tracking (FAST) system and updates on Mail.dat and Mail.XML.
·         Wednesday, August 27, 2014 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am eastern
Meeting Number: 744 206 784
Log On:   https://uspsmeetings.webex.com/uspsmeetings/j.php?J=744206784

PostalOne! Release 38.0.0 Full-Service Intelligent Mail and Seamless Acceptance- this webinar will provide a review of the programs, the timeline of upcoming enhancements and Release 38 enhancements to program elements such as the Mailer Scorecard
·         Thursday, August 28, 2014 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm eastern
Meeting Number: 747 170 710
Log On:  https://uspsmeetings.webex.com/uspsmeetings/j.php?J=747170710

PostalOne! Release 38.0.0 eInduction – for mailers who participate in eInduction, this webinar will cover upcoming changes with Release 38.0.0.
·         Wednesday, September 3, 2014 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm eastern
Meeting Number: 740 374 710
Log on:  https://uspsmeetings.webex.com/uspsmeetings/j.php?J=740374710

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August 14th, 2014 at 4:04 pm

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