Archive for December, 2014

Observations on the USPS Annual Report

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There are many colorful pictures scattered throughout the report.  There are 14 pictures of packages, package processing, and package delivery.

There is 1 picture that contains an image of a letter…in the background, behind a guy opening packages.

There are zero pictures of catalogs, magazines, newspapers, etc.

There is an entry on MTAC, the Mailer’s Technical Advisory Committee – a hardworking group of USPS and industry representatives working collaboratively, with many accomplishments in 2014, celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2015. The write up consists of one sentence.

Makes me wonder if this is an indication of what the USPS values, what they consider to be important.  Apparently, unless you are packages, you aren’t worth much.  If anything.

http://prc.gov/Docs/91/91029/FY14.17_Annual-Report-Comp-Stmnt.pdf

UPDATE:  I was just prompted by a reader to go check out Dead Tree Edition’s post from late last night.  Um…apparently great minds think alike, and we are on to something?
http://deadtreeedition.blogspot.com/2014/12/us-parcel-uh-postal-service-presents.html

Written by Lisa.Bowes

December 30th, 2014 at 10:20 am

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PostalOne! Down

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Attention PostalOne!® Users  

PostalOne! ®  Is currently experiencing problems and the application is currently unavailable. There is an open CI, CI # 280766 that we are working with all of the USPS technical support teams to resolve the issue. We will provide an update on the status of  the issue on an hourly basis until the problem is resolved.

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Add the usual, sorry for the inconvenience and all that.

 

 

 

Written by Lisa.Bowes

December 29th, 2014 at 3:19 pm

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Detoxifying the USPS Staff Infection

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Detoxifying the USPS Staff Infection |.

Well written, intriguing opinion piece worthy of review and consideration.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

December 29th, 2014 at 12:20 pm

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Dead Tree Edition: Legal Trick Means No Postage Increase — For Now

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

December 29th, 2014 at 9:30 am

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Appointments and Resignations – Chairman of the Postal Regulatory Commission: Who Is Robert Taub? – AllGov – News

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On December 4, 2014, Robert G. Taub, who has been involved with postal issues for much of his Washington career, was named acting chairman of the Postal Regulatory Commission.

via Appointments and Resignations – Chairman of the Postal Regulatory Commission: Who Is Robert Taub? – AllGov – News.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

December 26th, 2014 at 10:19 am

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New USPS Federal Register Notices

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The following two Federal Register notices have been posted on the Federal Register website on December 17 and December 23, respectively, and will be posted on the Postal Explorer® website under Federal Register Notices on December 31.

New Standards to Enhance Business Reply Mail Visibility — This final rule adopts revised standards to require the use of an Intelligent Mail® package barcode (IMpb) on Business Reply Mail® (BRM) labels intended for use on cartons, parcel-shaped items, or Priority Mail® items of any shape. The effective date is April 30, 2015. See the entire notice at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-12-17/html/2014-29479.htm.

Address Quality Management Alternative — This proposed rule adds a new Address Quality Measurement process for participating mailers who enter eligible full-service mailings. Customers are encouraged to comment on or before January 22, 2015. See the entire notice at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-12-23/html/2014-29943.htm.

 

Written by Lisa.Bowes

December 24th, 2014 at 9:26 am

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Rules Should Matter

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USPS Board of Governors to maintain powers despite lack of quorum http://tracking.feedpress.it/link/8555/419215

Written by Lisa.Bowes

December 21st, 2014 at 12:28 am

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After Dark

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

December 21st, 2014 at 12:17 am

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Congress Fails to Act – Again » Ruralinfo.net Postal News

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

December 17th, 2014 at 10:31 pm

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Jason Chaffetz promises less personal Oversight – Lauren French and John Bresnahan – POLITICO

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

December 17th, 2014 at 2:53 pm

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