Archive for September 4th, 2012

8 Reasons USPS Productivity Is Declining: The Employees Speak Out

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Dead Tree Edition: 8 Reasons USPS Productivity Is Declining: The Employees Speak Out.

A good look at the other side of the productivity equation.

I have a niece who is a carrier – she can’t get full time hours so she can make a decent living, and her part time hours are long, hard days…there doesn’t seem to be any balance.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

September 4th, 2012 at 7:37 pm

Posted in USPS

USPS Mail Service Disruption Update

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The following information can be found on the Mail Service Update webpage, at

Louisiana: Due to flooding caused by Hurricane/Tropical Storm Isaac, 11 Post Offices remain inaccessible for mail delivery as of Sept 4.

The Postal Service has designated alternate locations for customers to pick up their Social Security checks. Cities inaccessible for delivery and the alternate locations where checks will be available are listed below. Customers must present government-issued identification such as a driver’s license. Customers can go to the alternate site after 10 a.m. to pick up their mail.

Impacted Office   Zip       Alternate Office & Zip  

Barataria         70036     Belle Chase             70037

Boothville        70038     Belle Chase             70037

Braithwaite       70040     Belle Chase             70037

Buras             70041           Belle Chase             70037

Empire            70050     Belle Chase             70037

Pt. A La Hache    70082     Belle Chase             70037

Pt. Sulphur       70083     Belle Chase             70037

Venice                   70091     Belle Chase             70037


Grand Isle        70358     Galliano                70354


Madisonville       70447     Mandeville              70448


Robert                  70455           Ponchatoula             70454



Postal Customers May Need “Hold Mail” or “Change of Address” Due to Isaac. Hurricane/Tropical Storm Isaac may have damaged some residences, leading customers to seek a hold on their mail or a Change of Address. “Hold Mail” is intended for customers who have left their homes and plan to return within 30 days. Customers who cannot occupy their homes within 30 days must submit a “Change of Address” order before USPS can deliver their mail to another address.

A temporary change of address is intended for customers who plan on returning to their residences within six months. Customers NOT planning to return to their current address within six months should submit a Permanent Change of Address order. Change of Address cards are available from letter carriers and at Post Offices. Also, customers can submit change of address information to the Postal Service on its website,

Customers who have questions about mail delivery and other retail services in their areas can telephone the Postal Service at 800-ASK-USPS (275-8777).

Customers can help USPS make prompt and reliable mail deliveries:

  • Clear debris that may be blocking blocks access to mailboxes.
  • Customers with damaged or destroyed mailboxes should provide secure receptacles with an address clearly displayed before carriers can leave mail. Mail cannot be delivered unless customers provide such receptacles.

Jackson, MS: On Aug 31, delivery and retail operations will resume in ZIP Codes 395, 396 and at the Picayune Carrier Annex (which includes ZIP Codes 39466 and 39426). Normal operations will continue as long as conditions remain safe.

Letter carriers will attempt to deliver all Social Security checks as addressed. The Postal Service has special procedures in place to make sure customers receive their checks.

If customers are no longer at their homes due to conditions caused by the storm, or if the roads to their homes are too dangerous to travel, letter carriers will return Social Security checks to the Post Office at the end of their Aug. 31 delivery day. Customers who do not receive their Social Security checks at their homes before 4 p.m. on Aug 31 may visit their Post Office 4-7 p.m. to pick them up. Customers must have proper identification to pick up their checks.

New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette, LA: All offices resumed service Aug. 31. Deliveries, and Social Security checks will be made statewide to accessible addresses. New Orleans, LA, Post Offices have remain open and mail delivery continues on Sept 1 to New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette and surrounding postal facilities where Isaac caused service disruptions. Mail delivery will continue throughout the state, where roads are accessible. Customers who have not received their Socical Security checks before 3 p.m., Sept. 1. may visit their Post Office from 4-7 p.m. Customers will be required to present government-issued identification — such as a driver’s license — to collect their mail.

Delivery will be normal Sept. 1. However, customers may pick up remaining Social Security checks on hand at Postal facilities from 4-7 p.m. The Postal service will make every effort to get Social Security checks into the hands of customers before the Sept. 3 Labor Day holiday.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

September 4th, 2012 at 5:26 pm

Posted in USPS