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USPS still looking for Congressional reforms as losses mount up « Post & Parcel

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Megan Brennan, the new Postmaster General, said she was pleased with the “strong” growth in the package business, for which she paid tribute to employees working through the peak holiday season, when services were expanded to evenings and Sundays to help cope with extra volumes.

Brennan said she was also encouraged by the slower decline in First Class Mail and by the growth in Standard Mail.

“In broad terms, we have a tremendous amount of momentum throughout the organization, so we’ll continue to be aggressive in pursuing business opportunities,” she said.
The Postal Service will look to technology to help it expand in innovative new areas with new pilot services planned, she added, such as the recent grocery delivery pilot and through customized delivery services, expanded same-day services and Sunday delivery.

“Given that the Postal Service is primarily a delivery business, that is where we see the main growth opportunity,” she told reporters on Friday.

via USPS still looking for Congressional reforms as losses mount up « Post & Parcel.

Another perspective. 

The mission of the United States Postal Service:

“The Postal Service shall have as its basic function the obligation to provide postal services to bind the Nation together through the personal, educational, literary, and business correspondence of the people. It shall provide prompt, reliable, and efficient services to patrons in all areas and shall render postal services to all communities.”

I don’t see “delivery business” in this mission statement.  Has the Postal Service lost it’s focus on it’s mission?

Written by Lisa.Bowes

February 9th, 2015 at 11:13 pm

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The Horrific New Marriage Between Your Post Office and Amazon Sunday | Alternet

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The Horrific New Marriage Between Your Post Office and Amazon Sunday | Alternet.

One perspective.  It’s important to learn about different perspectives when dealing with postal issues.  Everyone’s is a little different.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

February 9th, 2015 at 11:03 pm

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Dead Tree Edition: USPS Cost Cutting Ain’t Cuttin’ It, Mailers Group Says

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

February 9th, 2015 at 9:54 am

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