Archive for November 1st, 2012

Update on Full Service Data Delays

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From the PostalOne! Help Desk-

This message is an update regarding the delays resulting from the Full Service release on Sunday, October 28. The report and data availability is now expected to be current by the end of day today, November 1:

• MicroStrategy reports for Mail Data Quality feedback

• Container Visibility and Tray Visibility data

USPS Teams will continue monitoring around the clock and will provide daily updates until reports resume normal availability, or if additional issues arise.

 

 

Written by Lisa.Bowes

November 1st, 2012 at 5:05 pm

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Postmaster General urges quick action in lame duck session

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Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe says his agency’s losses for fiscal 2012 will be somewhere near $15 billion when Q4 numbers are released in November — close to where the Postal Service projected they would be. The news comes a month after USPS hit its $15-billion borrowing limit from the Department of the Treasury, which means it’s now relying completely on its own cash flow to support operations.

“In the short term, from a cash standpoint, we’ll be OK, but it’s critical that Congress moves on this legislation to get us out from behind this situation we’re in right now,” Donahoe told Federal News Radio’s Agency of the Month show.

Read Donahoe’s full bio

Donahoe has appeared at least six times before Congress since taking over as Postmaster General in December 2010. But, Congress has yet to pass any type of comprehensive legislation to help the agency. The Senate passed its version of a bill in April while the House has yet to bring a bill to a full vote. In September, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), suggested the post-election lame duck session would “provide a much greater window of opportunity” to pass postal reform.

via Postmaster General urges quick action in lame duck session – FederalNewsRadio.com.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

November 1st, 2012 at 2:16 pm

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Postal Service Board of Governors to Meet Nov. 15

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CFO Briefing Follows Open Session Meeting

WASHINGTON — The Board of Governors of the U.S. Postal Service will meet Nov. 15 in open session at Postal Service headquarters, 475 L’Enfant Plaza, SW, Washington, DC. The public is welcome to observe the meeting beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Ben Franklin Room on the 11th floor. The Board is expected to discuss the following items:

1.  Minutes of the previous meetings
2.   Remarks of the Chairman of the Board
3.   Remarks of the Postmaster General and CEO
4.   Committee reports
5.   FY2012 10-K and financial statements
6.   FY2013 Integrated Financial Plan and financing resolution
7.   FY2014 appropriations request
8.   Quarterly report on service performance
9.   Approval of Annual Report to Congress and the Comprehensive Statement
on Postal Operations
10. Tentative agenda for the Dec. 11, 2012 meeting in Washington, DC
11. Election of Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors

Open session meetings of the Board of Governors are available on live audio webcasts at http://about.usps.com/news/electronic-press-kits/bog/welcome.htm. Three hours after the conclusion of the open session meeting, a recorded audio file will be available for listening. In compliance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, the audio webcast will be open-captioned.

CFO Briefing
Following the Board’s open meeting on Nov. 15, Postmaster General & CEO Patrick Donahoe and Chief Financial Officer Joe Corbett will host a telephone/web conference call to discuss the financial results in more detail. The call will begin at 1 p.m. ET and is open to the news media and all other interested parties.

To attend by phone with audio only: dial 866-966-6305 (meeting ID: 2158541).

To attend the web conference and join with audio:
1) Browse to http://meetingplace4.usps.gov/join.asp?2158541
2) After the MeetingPlace window is open, click the Phone icon (under the Participant List or in the upper right-hand corner).
3) Click Connect Me, validate or update your phone number and click Connect Me again.
4) When the system calls you, press 1 to join.

The briefing will also be available on live audio webcast (listen only) at:
http://about.usps.com/news/electronic-press-kits/cfo/welcome.htm.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

November 1st, 2012 at 2:12 pm

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