Archive for November 7th, 2011

USPS will pursue bid for above-inflation postal rate increase

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The US Postal Service told regulators today that it will pursue its request to make an above-inflation or “exigent” increase in postal rates.

The move came after USPS was told to declare its intention quickly by the Postal Regulatory Commission as they refused a delay in the process on the grounds that it would prolong uncertainty for mailers.

via USPS will pursue bid for above-inflation postal rate increase | Post & Parcel.

Lisa note:  Don’t let this legal tango scare anyone.  There will be no exigency increase in January.  The USPS must pursue this, or let it go forever.  It won’t affect the upcoming rate change.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

November 7th, 2011 at 7:29 pm

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PostalOne! Release 28 Issues Update – Patch

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From the USPS Help Desk:

Please be advised a PostalOne! patch release will be deployed tonight, Monday November 7, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. central time to correct release 28.0 deployment issues that are impacting internal and external users.

The deployment will be done in a rolling fashion so there will not be an outage.  However, if you are logged in to the system you may have your session terminated and can immediately log back in and be directed to the available portion of the system to continue working.

Web Services including FAST Mail.XML will not be impacted.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

November 7th, 2011 at 7:26 pm

Posted in USPS

PostalOne Release Issues

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From the PostalOne! Help Desk at 1:42 am Eastern

You are receiving this message because an issue was detected with PostalOne! that is impacting system performance.  The root cause has been determined and a resolution is in progress.   Internal and external users may experience slow response while this being addressed.
Additional updates will be provided as they are available.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

November 7th, 2011 at 1:42 pm

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Where Have All the Pallets Gone?

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What do you think about the MTE situation? Is there a cost-efficient way to track MTE? What else should the Postal Service do to reduce leakage? What are your experiences using plastic or wooden pallets?

via Where Have All the Pallets Gone? | USPS OIG.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

November 7th, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Posted in USPS