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.
How will this affect Postal Reform? Time will tell…
Informed Delivery, a new feature from USPS, is now available to residential consumers in 31,000 ZIP Codes – Postal Employee Network
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
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.
NALC members crucial to achieving majority bipartisan co-sponsorship of House door delivery resolution – Postal Employee Network
USPS wants to increase postal rates for Periodicals to stem losses, but magazine publishers argue the Flats Sequencing System is the real problem.
Comment: One of USPS most popular (internally) strategies is throwing good money after bad, and perpetuating mistakes indefinitely.
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.
The Postal Service is expanding Informed Delivery, an optional, free feature that provides eligible residential consumers with a digital preview of their incoming mail.
USPS has been testing Informed Delivery in select areas. By late April, the feature is slated to be available nationwide.
Comment: I’ll keep you posted as to when it becomes available in my area, which is not a major metropolitan area….
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|
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.
Comment: This is a must read for all mailers and ratepayers.