McCaskill Seeks Review of Postal Service’s Ability to Meet Delivery Standard | Ruralinfo.net Postal News

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WASHINGTON– In an effort to better understand the ability of the Postal Service to meet stated delivery times, U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill is requesting that the federal government’s top watchdog review the Postal Service’s calculation of delivery times and standards.

“As a former Missouri State Auditor, I know that solving problems has to start with a firm understanding of the facts,” said McCaskill, who was born in Rolla, Mo. and is a senior member of the Senate’s Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. “That’s why I’m asking the Government Accountability Office for this review, because we won’t be able to fix these programs unless we know the full scope of the delay issues—especially in our rural communities.”

The review is expected to be completed by August.

Senators Jon Tester of Montana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, and Tom Carper of Delaware have also signed on to the request.

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July 6th, 2015 at 8:35 am

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Video: National Postal Worker Day Is Today

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“Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat” keeps them from delivering your mail. Wednesday is National Postal Worker Day!

Take a moment to thank your postal worker and let them know how much they are appreciated.

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A personal thank you to all my friends, colleagues,  and my local carriers and Post Office workers who work so hard to keep the mail moving.  Thank you all!

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July 1st, 2015 at 11:13 am

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USPS Employees on Load Leveling

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June 30th, 2015 at 8:34 am

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Postal Service to Issue Paul Newman Forever Stamp

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service announced today that award-winning actor and philanthropist Paul Newman will be honored on a Forever Stamp. The stamp will go on sale Sept. 18.

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

June 29th, 2015 at 2:42 pm

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Build a Solar Powered Mailbox Notification System

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Sick of walking over to the mailbox only to find it empty? Adafruit has a guide for building a system where you’ll get notified when the mail arrives.

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

June 29th, 2015 at 12:33 pm

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There is hope for near-term exigent surcharge removal – Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers

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June 26, 2015 Eliminating the “count once” constraint should have almost no effect if the Commission uses the correct unit contribution numbers When the Court of Appeals on June 5 vacated the “count once” constraint on recession-related Postal Service (USPS) loss recovery, the USPS jumped to the mechanical conclusion that the action would add approximately …

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June 29th, 2015 at 11:21 am

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Video: FSS Output | Ruralinfo.net Postal News

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Flat Sequencing System output is in yellow trays that go straight to the Letter Carrier Route for delivery.

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June 29th, 2015 at 8:21 am

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A day in the life of the US Postal Service – Ruralinfo.net Postal News

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June 29th, 2015 at 8:18 am

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Landrith: At the Postal Service, standards are falling

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First class mail, which is supposed to reach its recipient in 3-5 days, often failed to meet this standard in early 2015

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June 25th, 2015 at 10:07 am

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Postal Regulatory Commission and the United States Postal Service Meet

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Representatives of the Postal Regulatory Commission and the United States Postal Service met on June 24, 2015 to share information of interest concerning the operations of both organizations.

This session was limited to the sharing of information for the purpose of familiarizing each entity with the operations of the other organization, such as reporting on the status of major initiatives. Pending (or anticipated) postal matters before the Commission were not discussed, nor did deliberations or decisional matters take place during this session.

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June 24th, 2015 at 5:24 pm

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