Archive for May 2nd, 2012

Postal watchdog keeps an eye on potential closures

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

May 2nd, 2012 at 9:24 pm

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USPS Southwest Area has changed its name to USPS Southern Area

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

May 2nd, 2012 at 9:20 pm

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May 15th is Approaching, So What Happens Next? | Postal Employee Network

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As we approach the deadline of May 15, 2012 on the Postal Service’s self-imposed moratorium on closings and consolidations, there is much uncertainty as to what happens next.

The Postal Service has indicated that there will be “no wholesale big changes” on May 15. That is a quote from the PMG.

There may be some closings and/or consolidations over the next couple of months, but the Postal Service has indicated that it will not make any changes during the Fall mailing season. We also do not yet have an accurate listing of plants that may still be on the chopping block, but we’ve asked for that information, and will circulate it once it is finalized.

Indications are that the latest list of 250 or so closings will be pared down to somewhere in the neighborhood of 120. This means that many of the plants that were on the original list of 250 may now be spared at least for now. We expect that many of those 120 plants would be smaller facilities, but we just don’t know yet.

via May 15th is Approaching, So What Happens Next? | Postal Employee Network.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

May 2nd, 2012 at 9:19 pm

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Beware Issa Propaganda on USPS

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I hate to even link to this site, but I want to point some things out to folks who may not be reading carefully…

http://postal.oversight.house.gov/OurPlan.html

This is blather from the Issa Propaganda Machine.

Example –

This little graphic-

If you click on the tiny little “How It’s Costing Taxpayers, you get this:

“The Postal Crisis is ALREADY risking billions of dollars of taxpayer money. American taxpayers’ liability grows $38,497,248 each day when stretched out over the current fiscal year.”

The red highlighting is mine, I highlighted the key words you need to pay attention to.  It goes on to say:

“What is the Postal Crisis already costing American taxpayers? At the end of Fiscal Year 2011 – October 1, 2011 at midnight – the Postal Service had exposed taxpayers to a potential loss of $15.8 billion. The FY ’11 exposure is comprised of the $15 billion borrowing limit reached by the Postal Service during the fiscal year and $800 million in Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS) payments that the Postal Service chose to not pay. $15.8 billion is the starting point for the running tally of postal losses to which American taxpayers are exposed.

Over FY ’12, the Postal Service is set to expose American taxpayers to an additional $14.09 billion in losses: $5.5 billion in deferred FY ’11 retiree health care payments, $5.6 billion in FY ’12 retiree health care payments, and $2.99 billion in FY ’12 FERS payments that they may be unable to pay. Spreading these potential losses evenly over FY ’12 means that every second taxpayer exposure to Postal Service losses increases by $445.57.

Our counter tracks these potential taxpayer losses as the clock ticks… ”

The counter says ALREADY COSTING TAXPAYERS, yet the fine print says potentially, another word for maybe, possibly, could be….

Which is it??

Here is a FACT for everyone –

The United States Postal Service receives ZERO tax dollars to fund operations.

That’s a fact.

 

 

Written by Lisa.Bowes

May 2nd, 2012 at 4:14 pm

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Postal Service Awaits House Action

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

May 2nd, 2012 at 10:18 am

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