Archive for September 30th, 2013

Fall Mailing Season Gets Rolling | Office of Inspector General

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The Postal Service’s fall mailing season plan attempts to eliminate roadblocks to swift processing and delivery. This year, it has ordered extra mail transport equipment and looked at ways to shift volume from heavily used equipment to under-used processing equipment. The Postal Service is also relying on the increased visibility from the Intelligent Mail barcode as a diagnostic tool to uncover bottlenecks. These tools helped it reduce mail delays in fall 2012 by showing “pinch points” and helping managers act on that information to reduce mail cycle times.

This year, however, could prove especially challenging as the Postal Service continues with its network consolidation implementation. It has completed more than 150 facility consolidations and has moved more than 700 pieces of equipment in support of the consolidations. With the late date of Thanksgiving this year, the end of fall mailing season pushes right into the peak mailing season for the holidays.

via Fall Mailing Season Gets Rolling | Office of Inspector General.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

September 30th, 2013 at 3:33 pm

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The Devil is in the Details

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Pertaining to the USPS rate filing:

NOTICE OF ERRATUM

Issued September 30, 2013

On page 16of Order No. 1842,Ordering Paragraph 2 says,“Comments by interested persons on the planned price adjustments are due no later than October 16,2012.”Ordering Paragraph 2should read,“Comments by interested persons on the planned price adjustments are due no later than October 16, 2013.”

via 5^ Basic Styles – R2013-10_Erratum.pdf.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

September 30th, 2013 at 11:42 am

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Postal Regulatory Commission

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Last week I posted a notice from the USPS regarding Pricing webinars, from an Industry Alert:  http://postalaffairsblog.intelisent.com/?p=6308

There is an erroneous reference to the Postal Regulatory Commission, they are referred to as the Postal Rate Commission.

For more on the PRC, there is a basic Wikipedia article here

and the PRC website here

Written by Lisa.Bowes

September 30th, 2013 at 8:47 am

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