Archive for February, 2011

Washington Post gets it wrong again

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

February 16th, 2011 at 1:33 pm

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Marketers’ secret weapon: direct mail!

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

February 15th, 2011 at 5:32 pm

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Budget would provide short-term relief from USPS financial woes

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

February 14th, 2011 at 6:15 pm

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USPS News Release: Statement of Joseph Corbett, Chief Financial Officer United States Postal Service

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

February 14th, 2011 at 6:00 pm

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FAST Release 16.0

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DMM Advisory: IMbTM Services Update

Facility Access and Shipment Tracking (FAST®) Release 16.0, originally scheduled for deployment March 6, 2011, will now be deployed to the Production environment effective Sunday, April 17, 2011. Updated FAST User Guides and Release Notes for FAST 16.0 are posted on the FAST website (Resources/Reference Documents section) and RIBBS® website. Please be advised that the FAST Production system will not be available from 4 a.m. through 8 a.m. (CDT) on Sunday, April 17, 2011. FAST Release 16.0 will deploy to the Test Environment for Mailers (TEM) on Monday, April 18, 2011. The FAST TEM system will not be available from 8 a.m. through 12 Noon (CDT) on Monday, April 18, 2011.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

February 13th, 2011 at 11:42 pm

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5-Day Delivery: Maybe the PRC’s Decision Is In the Mail

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

February 11th, 2011 at 9:58 am

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Postal Service makes $226 million Q1 profit- but Congress won’t let them keep it

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

February 9th, 2011 at 12:14 pm

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REDESIGNING USPS

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On Jan. 7, PMG Pat Donahoe announced the beginning of an organizational redesign that will help streamline the Postal Service. The announcement included a 16-percent reduction in the officer ranks of the Postal Service and the impending closure of the Southeast Area Link, 1/21.

The redesign process continues. Donahoe, the Executive Leadership Team, and area and headquarters vice presidents are currently examining the existing organizational structure, recommending where USPS can be realigned to better match resources to workload. Decisions based on this review are scheduled to be announced by the end of March. This announcement — a major benchmark in the long-term redesign of the Postal Service — could include district closures, as well as changes in organizational structures at headquarters and in the field.

REDESIGNING USPS | Postal Employee Network.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

February 6th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

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PRC Names Margaret Cigno as OAC Director

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PRC Names Margaret Cigno as OAC Director_1604.pdf (application/pdf Object).

Postal Regulatory Commission Chairman Ruth Y. Goldway announced Wednesday the appointment of Margaret Cigno to succeed John Waller, who has retired, as Director of the Office of Accountability & Compliance (OAC). Ms. Cigno has served as OAC’s Assistant Director of the Auditing and Costing Division since November 2007.

The Office of Accountability & Compliance is responsible for technicagl (as opposed to legal) analysis and the formulation of policy recommendations for the PRC.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

February 4th, 2011 at 1:40 pm

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Printer Praises Postal Plant Consolidations

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Dead Tree Edition: Printer Praises Postal Plant Consolidations.

Right-sizing needs to happen sooner rather than later.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

February 4th, 2011 at 8:44 am

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