Archive for September, 2011

DFW Mailers Association Event

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Date: Oct 4, 2011 Time: 6pm – 8pm
Place: Dallas Cowboys Golf Club
RSVP: online at dfwmailers.org on or before Oct 3, 2011
Topic: USPS Updates
Presenters: Ms. Linda Welch, USPS Vice President SW Area Operations
Cost: $30.00 w/reservation – $35.00 walk-ins
We are pleased and honored to welcome Ms. Linda Welch, USPS Vice President SW Area Operations as our speaker.  This is your opportunity to learn and interact in a uniquely intimate environment with a senior member of the executive branch of the USPS.
Ms. Linda Welch, formerly the District Manager of the USPS Dallas and Fort Worth Districts is the Vice President, Area Operations for the Southwest Area. She started out as a Postal Assistant in 1973. Now Welch is the senior postal official of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and portions of Georgia and South Carolina. Ms. Welch is responsible for all postal operations including mail processing and distribution, customer service and administrative operations. She reports to the USPS Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President.
For information, contact the Dallas Fort Worth Mailers Association
http://dfwmailers.org/

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September 29th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

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USPS rescue: What’s in, what’s out, what’s next

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One influential Democrat — Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware, chairman of the Senate subcommittee that oversees the Postal Service — is already labeling the House measure as “unacceptable.”

Carper has introduced his own bill to give USPS leaders more management flexibility to reduce costs and find new sources of business.

“We don’t have to create new government bureaucracies to make these hard decisions,” Carper said. “Congress and the administration just need to have the courage to let the Postal Service pursue these reforms.”

USPS rescue: What’s in, what’s out, what’s next – FederalTimes.com.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

September 29th, 2011 at 8:59 am

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Problem: no one uses APCs. Solution: call them something else!

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So the postal service has come up with the perfect solution- rebranding! The USPS has become somewhat obsessive about the concept of “branding” in recent years, so it’s perhaps not a big surprise that when the agency asked its customers about APCs, it wasn’t to learn which features people wanted in a vending machine, but rather “what should we call it?”

Problem: no one uses APCs. Solution: call them something else! – postalnews blog.

Misguided “solution”.

What is that saying?  Something about making a silk purse out of a sow’s ear?

Written by Lisa.Bowes

September 28th, 2011 at 12:09 pm

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Postal Service observers hoping for compromise deal to reform agency

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September 27th, 2011 at 7:00 am

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To Decouple or not to Decouple…

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The white paper draws upon the insights of key stakeholders, private sector delivery companies within the United States, foreign postal operators, and expert business consultants. The study found that selective decoupling of retail and delivery operations, mostly outside of rural areas, could result in lower costs, increased revenue, and better service that is more responsive to changing market conditions and diverse customer needs.

To Decouple or not to Decouple… | USPS OIG.

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September 26th, 2011 at 8:08 pm

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3 Big Lies At the Heart of Republican Attacks On the Post Office

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September 26th, 2011 at 1:46 pm

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How the Right Wing Destroyed the USPS

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September 26th, 2011 at 12:19 pm

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Save America’s Postal Service

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Save America’s Postal Service | Home page.

Call to action – postal workers will be rallying tomorrow, show support.  In addition to a list of events, there is a place at this page to sign a petition, contact your representatives, and get invloved via social networking.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

September 26th, 2011 at 11:53 am

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Ten Reasons That the U.S. Postal Service is Not a Failure — and is Vital to Our Country

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The United States Postal Service:

1. Receives no taxpayer dollars

2. Is funded by the products and services it sells

3. Working with its unions, has already reduced its workforce by 110,000 employees, improved efficiency, and introduced new products and services

4. Handles more than 40 percent of the world’s mail more efficiently and at lower cost than other services

5. Despite the growth of the digital world, continues to support a $1 trillion mailing industry with more than 8 million jobs

6. Has a workforce that is made up of 40 percent women, 40 percent minorities, and 22 percent veterans, many disabled

There is a crisis, but it is not because the Postal Service is inefficient and its workers overpaid. It is because the Postal Service:

7. Is the only federal agency or private company required to pre-fund retiree health benefits for 75 years

8. Is therefore required to pay $5.5 billion annually to the Treasury, an amount not required of any other agency or company

Without these unique requirements, it would have earned a surplus of over $600 million during the last four years. In addition, the USPS:

9. Has over-paid its obligations to the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) by an estimated $50 billion (and this money should be returned)

10. Has overfunded the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) by approximately $6.9 billion (and would be profitable if these funds were returned)

Ten Reasons That the U.S. Postal Service is Not a Failure — and is Vital to Our Country » New Deal 2.0.
Be sure to read the whole article.  Important, factual infomation.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

September 26th, 2011 at 9:34 am

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USPS’ Vogel: ‘We can be more efficient’

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September 26th, 2011 at 8:43 am

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