October 1, 2015 On September 30, 2015, the U.S. Postal Service filed documents related to its appeal of the Postal Regulatory Commission’s order that the exigent surcharge related to the 2007-2009 recession shall end this coming spring when a revenue target is met. Key among yesterday’s postal documents was the PETITIONER’S STATEMENT OF ISSUES …
The governors of several states have declared a state of emergency. There is the potential for mail service disruptions due to flooding, strong winds and power outages. The Postal Service is prepared to minimize those disruptions as local conditions allow. Our primary concern is for the safety of employees and customers.We will post updated information as it becomes available. South Carolina Due to power outages and road closures caused by heavy rains and flooding, operations have been temporarily suspended at the following offices:
Gable PO, 29051
Fort Jackson PO, 29207
Shaw AFB PO, 29152
Alcolu PO, 29001
Rembert PO, 29128
Five Points PO, 29205
Forest Acres PO, 29206
Oct. 5, 2015, 3 p.m. ET North Carolina Due to flooding and storm damage, operations have been temporarily suspended at the following offices:
Cedar Island Post Office, 28520
Hobenken Post Office, 28552
Just to note, since I am reporting from South Carolina – none of our flooding woes should be attributed to Hurricane Joaquin. Our issues were from a completely separate Low Pressure weather event. Things are improving here in Myrtle Beach though, this is from Springmaid Beach late this afternoon:
The mail could be taking even longer to be delivered than the Postal Service is saying – The Washington Post
Almost half of the mail is excluded from the system that measures if delivery is on time…
WASHINGTON (CN) – Missing glue on a bulk mailing will cost Sears, Roebuck and Co., and two other companies more than $1 million, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
Source: Courthouse News Service
On the flip side, USPS endless system issues, workarounds, and other errors continue to cost mailers and mail owners millions, with no recourse or penalty. Additionally, as the risk of mailing spirals, much needed volume is driven out of the system – never to return.
On Monday, the Washington Post ran an article whose title posed a question: Should the Postal Service be Sold to Save it? In a word: No. The piece identified symptoms of the Postal Service’s decline, but failed to correctly diagnose the underlying cause: The Postal Service Reform Act, a bill requiring the Postal Service to set aside all of the money it will spend on retirement for employees retiring in the next 75 years—most of whom haven’t been hired and some haven’t been born. Most importantly, the article’s focus on a prescription for privatization is wrong and ignores research challenging the notion that privatization is a more efficient, cheaper cure-all. Privatization will kill the Post Office, not save it. Privatization will also ensure corporate interests swoop in to profit from the 231 years USPS has spent serving Americans.
another one worth a full read, link above
The U.S. Postal Service might rightly be considered the sick man of government agencies. It’s squeezed between two immutable facts: The U.S. Constitution and federal law require it to operate everywhere in the country, without discrimination; and its core business, delivering first-class letters, is inexorably going away.
worth reading the full article at the link above…
Organizations, including APWU, Oppose the Nominee Slate for the USPS Board of Governors – Ruralinfo.net Postal News
Dear Majority Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Reid: On behalf of the undersigned organizations, we write to express our opposition to the confirmation of the current slate of nominees to the Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service (USPS). […]
“The Inspectors,” a new dramatic series about the Postal Inspection Service’s efforts to fight crime and protect the mail, will debut Saturday, Oct. 3, at 10:30 a.m.
The half-hour show aims to educate viewers on how to guard themselves from identity theft, email scams and other mail crimes.
The series stars Jessica Lundy and Terry Serpico as Inspectors Amanda Wainwright and Mitch Ohlmeyer. Other characters include Amanda’s teenage son Preston (Bret Green), an intern in the crime lab, and Georgia Darby (Charmin Lee), a forensics expert.
Each episode will conclude with a crime-prevention message from Chief Postal Inspector Guy Cottrell, similar to the messages Efrem Zimbalist Jr. delivered on the 1960s series “The F.B.I.”