Archive for June, 2011

Congressman Ross Open to Tradeoffs in Postal Reform Bill

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Courier, Express, and Postal Observer: Congressman Ross Open to Tradeoffs in Postal Reform Bill.

It has really been interesting watching these conversations transpire this evening,

Times change at the speed of light….

Written by Lisa.Bowes

June 26th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

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Lawmakers work to prevent need for U.S. Postal Service bailout

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Key lawmakers from both parties, and in both chambers, agree that the United States Postal Service needs to make some serious changes.

But the legislative prescriptions to bring stability to the USPS are not all on the same page on several crucial issues, including health care and retirement costs, a potential roadblock to bipartisan efforts to overhaul the struggling agency.

Lawmakers work to prevent need for U.S. Postal Service bailout – TheHill.com.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

June 26th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

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New Mail.dat Client Needed for PostalOne!

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Good reminder, prompted by Postcom – don’t forget that a new Mail.dat client will be needed in order to mail using PostalOne! starting tonight.  The old client needs to be removed prior to installing the new one.

Also, from the PostalOne Help Desk:

The PostalOne Release 27.0 deployment has been completed but we are working to resolve an outstanding issue causing users to get an error “There is a problem with this website’s security certificate” when attempting to access PostalOne (internal and external). We are working to resolve this issue but until it is resolved, users should click “Continue to this website (not recommended)” and they will be able to access PostalOne.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

June 26th, 2011 at 4:25 pm

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USPS YTD loss now $4.7 billion- $4 billion of it thanks to Congressional mandates, not operations

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

June 25th, 2011 at 10:28 am

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Sen. Carper Statement on Rep. Issa’s Postal Reform Act

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“We know what needs to happen to put the Postal Service on the right path. Congress just needs to have the courage to do what is necessary to make that happen. Namely, Congress needs to stop acting like a 535-member Board of Directors – each protecting their individual parochial prerogatives – and finally give the Postal Service the freedom and flexibility we always say they should have to make the tough, but necessary, businesses decisions needed to survive and even thrive in the long term.”

Sen. Carper Statement on Rep. Issa’s Postal Reform Act : PostalReporter News Blog.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

June 24th, 2011 at 10:59 pm

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USPS Expands Its Facebook Presence

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

June 24th, 2011 at 10:54 pm

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Statement on Legislation Introduced by Rep. Darrell Issa

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While there are several provisions in the bill that we agree with, the bill appears to be based on the assumption that the Postal Service’s challenges result from too little regulation. The opposite is true. Our financial instability is the result of dramatic loss in volumes, coupled with restrictions imposed by Congress that have prevented the Postal Service from adequately responding to those losses in a business-like fashion.

USPS News Release: Statement on Legislation Introduced by Rep. Darrell Issa.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

June 23rd, 2011 at 10:20 pm

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Issa Introduces Postal Reform Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Seeking to prevent another taxpayer bailout, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, introduced today legislation to implement sweeping, structural reforms of the United States Postal Service (USPS). The legislation represents the most fundamental reform of the postal service that has been proposed since USPS was first created from the old Post Office Department.”

Issa Introduces Postal Reform Act.

…another taxpayer bailout”  ???  Seriously?

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“The legislation creates the Postal Service Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority (Authority) which will have a broad mandate to restructure the Postal Service and reduce costs in order to bring the institution back to fiscal solvency when the Postal Service goes into default to the Federal government.”

Just what is need, another agency.  PSFRMAA.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

June 23rd, 2011 at 10:11 pm

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ECS Awarded $155.8 Million Contract by the USPS for NCSC

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

June 23rd, 2011 at 10:12 am

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Congressmen Cummings and Lynch Issue Statement On USPS Cash Conservation Plan

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

June 23rd, 2011 at 8:29 am

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