Rep. Jason Chaffetz is not running for re-election – CNNPolitics.com

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Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Utah Republican and chairman of the House’s powerful oversight committee, will not seek re-election to Congress, he announced Wednesday.

Source: Rep. Jason Chaffetz is not running for re-election – CNNPolitics.com

How will this affect Postal Reform?  Time will tell…

Written by Lisa.Bowes

April 19th, 2017 at 12:21 pm

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Informed Delivery, a new feature from USPS, is now available to residential consumers in 31,000 ZIP Codes – Postal Employee Network

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USPS News Link – 4/17/17 – If it’s in your mail, it’s in your email.

This is the concept behind Informed Delivery, a new feature from the Postal Service that provides residential consumers with digital previews of their incoming mail.

USPS completed the national rollout of the free, optional feature late last week. Consumers in 31,000 ZIP Codes are now eligible for the feature.

“Informed Delivery makes it easy and convenient for consumers to know what they’re going to receive in their mailboxes before it arrives,” said Product Innovation VP Gary Reblin. “With this new feature, the Postal Service is continuing to bridge the divide between the digital and the physical.”
Source: Informed Delivery, a new feature from USPS, is now available to residential consumers in 31,000 ZIP Codes – Postal Employee Network

Written by Lisa.Bowes

April 17th, 2017 at 1:20 pm

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Dead Tree Edition: Why the Flats Sequencing System Should Be Scrapped

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What many have long suspected has now been confirmed: The U.S. Postal Service’s Flats Sequencing System is a disastrous failure that cannot be fixed.

Source: Dead Tree Edition: Why the Flats Sequencing System Should Be Scrapped

Written by Lisa.Bowes

April 13th, 2017 at 10:53 am

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NALC members crucial to achieving majority bipartisan co-sponsorship of House door delivery resolution – Postal Employee Network

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

April 11th, 2017 at 4:47 pm

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Postal Rate Fight Continues as Publishers Battle USPS “Stupidity Tax”

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USPS wants to increase postal rates for Periodicals to stem losses, but magazine publishers argue the Flats Sequencing System is the real problem.

Source: Postal Rate Fight Continues as Publishers Battle USPS “Stupidity Tax”

Comment:  One of USPS most popular (internally) strategies is throwing good money after bad, and perpetuating mistakes indefinitely. 

Written by Lisa.Bowes

April 11th, 2017 at 1:38 pm

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Postal Service Weather Update – Winter Storm Stella

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Winter Storm Stella

Governors of Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York have each declared a State of Emergency due to storms that have shut down highways and transportation routes throughout the states. Mailers will not have access to roads to deliver the mail in those states.

There are no other postal closures or service interruptions reported at this time. Emergency preparedness plans are in place to ensure the safety of customers and employees. Postal operations will continue in areas where it remains safe to do so.

Please check back for updates.

Source: Postal Service Weather Update – Winter Storm Stella – Postal Employee Network

Written by Lisa.Bowes

March 14th, 2017 at 12:44 pm

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Dead Tree Edition: Turnover Rising Among Non-Career Postal Workers

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February 26th, 2017 at 11:53 pm

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USPS: Informed Delivery Begins Expansion – Postal Employee Network

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The Postal Service is expanding Informed Delivery, an optional, free feature that provides eligible residential consumers with a digital preview of their incoming mail.

 Through Informed Delivery, users receive images of the outside of their household’s letter-sized mailpieces that will arrive in their physical mailboxes soon. Users can receive these images via email or by accessing their online dashboard at informeddelivery.usps.com.

USPS has been testing Informed Delivery in select areas. By late April, the feature is slated to be available nationwide.

Source: USPS: Informed Delivery Begins Expansion – Postal Employee Network

Comment:  I’ll keep you posted as to when it becomes available in my area, which is not a major metropolitan area….

Written by Lisa.Bowes

February 16th, 2017 at 1:16 pm

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Oroville Dam Evacuations Impacting Mail Delivery

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From a USPS Industry Alert:

SACRAMENTO DISTRICT – Mandatory evacuations of nearly 200,000 residents have been imposed in eight California counties after a hole in an emergency spillway at the Oroville Dam threatened to flood the surrounding area. These evacuations are impacting a number of post offices.

“We have delivery issues in the area due to the evacuations” said Ashleigh Rodriguez, Manager of Post Office Operations for Sacramento District. “But we are making every attempt to get mail delivered where conditions are safe.”

The following post offices are closed due to the mandatory evacuations:

Nicolaus Post Office 95659
Oroville Post Office 95965
Yuba City Post Office 95991
Marysville Post Office 95901
Gridley Post Office 95948
Live Oak Post Office 95953
Biggs Post Office 95917
Olivehurst Post Office 95961
Palermo Post Office 95968
Rio Oso 95674

Written by Lisa.Bowes

February 13th, 2017 at 4:23 pm

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PMG: Trust us – Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers : Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers

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At the February 7 hearing on the House postal bill, Postmaster General Megan Brennan gave a very clear description of her policy toward future postage rate increases: trust us.

Source: PMG: Trust us – Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers : Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers

Comment:  This is a must read for all mailers and ratepayers.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

February 9th, 2017 at 6:32 pm

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