Archive for December 16th, 2014

Video: Taxpayers Protection Alliance tells the U.S. Postal Service “stick to delivering our letters” in new video |

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ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA) today released a damning video calling on the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to immediately halt expanded offerings it cannot afford and return to its government-chartered mission to dependably deliver First Class mail.

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AMEN!

Written by Lisa.Bowes

December 16th, 2014 at 2:00 pm

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USPS inspector general questions Sunday delivery program – Linns.com

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There are more United States Postal Service trucks on the streets on Sundays this holiday season, and many of them are delivering packages from Amazon, the online retailing giant.

A Dec. 5 report by the Postal Service’s inspector general raises questions about whether the agency is getting all the bang it should from these Amazon deliveries.

The USPS agreed to a special discount for Amazon under a 2013 negotiated service agreement with the Seattle-based company.

Auditors said they found “operational inefficiencies” in the Sunday parcel program in 40 of the 134 postal hubs in the Sunday delivery program.

The report, titled “Sunday Parcel Delivery Service,” blamed management, saying that supervisors “did not always enforce policies and procedures and supervision was inconsistent at some hubs.”

The auditors said the result was that the Postal Service could have saved $356,736 at the 134 hubs if the operations had been run by the book.

via USPS inspector general questions Sunday delivery program – Linns.com.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

December 16th, 2014 at 12:08 pm

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How a Major Postal Overhaul Nearly Made Its Way Into the CRomnibus – Oversight – GovExec.com

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When the effort to tie postal reform to the spending bill failed, Carper attempted to pass it late last week using a procedural move called unanimous consent, which allows legislation to move quickly so long as no senator objects. However, Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., scuttled that strategy by refusing to give her consent.

via How a Major Postal Overhaul Nearly Made Its Way Into the CRomnibus – Oversight – GovExec.com.

Thank you, Senator Baldwin! As a Chicago Bear fan, you are one of the only things I like about Wisconsin 🙂

Written by Lisa.Bowes

December 16th, 2014 at 10:07 am

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