Archive for December, 2011

USPS Puts GoPost Website Up

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USPS Puts GoPost Website Up | Courier Express and Postal Observer.

As reported in the November MTAC meetings – this offering is making progress.

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December 30th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

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Commission Starts Clock on Postal Service’s Cutbacks

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

December 30th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

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U.S. Postal Service Present Network Optimization Initiatives – 11WG006CI001 | Audit Projects

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This audit will evaluate the U.S. Postal Service network optimization initiative to streamline the mail processing network.

via U.S. Postal Service Present Network Optimization Initiatives – 11WG006CI001 | Audit Projects.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

December 30th, 2011 at 4:41 pm

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USPS nets $152 million from operations. loses $1.8 billion to politicians – postalnews blog

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The US Postal Service took in $40 million more than it spent in November, and after two months of the new fiscal year, has a net income of $152 million. In the private sector that would be called a “profit”. Thanks to Congressional accounting gimmicks, however, the USPS will report a net loss of over $1.8 billion for the two month period. The entire $1.8 billion loss is due not to USPS operations, but to legislation enacted by the Bush Administration and the GOP controlled Congress in 2006 that requires the USPS to contribute $5.6 billion to a so-called “trust fund”, which has so far amassed over $42 billion from USPS profits.

via USPS nets $152 million from operations. loses $1.8 billion to politicians – postalnews blog.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

December 29th, 2011 at 11:39 am

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Mail Delivery: Are There Unnecessary Steps?

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

December 26th, 2011 at 1:37 pm

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Congressman Introduces Rural Postal Service Preservation Act

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Congressman Introduces Rural Postal Service Preservation Act – postalnews blog.

Congress is, simply put, ridiculous.  When it comes to the next vote, people, look closely at your incumbents before reelecting any of them.  Do some informed voting, because things must change.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

December 26th, 2011 at 11:47 am

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Video: 50,000 Packages In Limbo At UPS Distribution Center : PostalReporter News Blog

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Some UPS customers said the U.S. Postal Service and Fed-Ex had no problems delivering their packages these past few days.

via Video: 50,000 Packages In Limbo At UPS Distribution Center : PostalReporter News Blog.

Weather can affect any carrier.  Be prepared.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

December 25th, 2011 at 11:14 pm

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PRC Advisory Opinion Finds USPS Proposal for Retail Closures Lacks Proper Analysis

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The Postal Regulatory Commission today issued its Advisory Opinion in Docket N2011-1 on the Postal Service’s Retail Access Optimization Initiative (RAOI), a program that identified more than 3,600 post offices and other retail facilities for possible closure this year.
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A lack of decision-enabling data is cited as making cost estimates impossible.  Sometimes more data is not always helpful – careful planning, access, and the ability to interpret the data to support what happens in the real world is critical.

Click here for the full press release.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

December 23rd, 2011 at 4:00 pm

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USPS January 2012 ACS Pricing

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If you haven’t considered ACS options, or you think that NCOA and other list hygiene is plenty, make it a point in 2012 to learn more about the ACS offerings from the USPS.  You may find a benefit you didn’t realize was available.

Here is a good chart distributed by the USPS Address Correction Services help desk, detailing the ACS price changes for 2012:
intelisent.com/uploads/ACS2012prices.pdf

Written by Lisa.Bowes

December 23rd, 2011 at 10:38 am

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Happy Holidays!!!

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all my friends, colleagues, and valued customers.  Wishing you the best in 2012!

Written by Lisa.Bowes

December 23rd, 2011 at 8:56 am

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