Archive for April, 2015

Postal workers’ ‘swift completion’ of rounds hits a bump – News – The Bulletin – Norwich, CT

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April 30th, 2015 at 10:30 pm

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The curious flaws in the OIG’s geographic mail volume report | postalnews.com

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April 30th, 2015 at 8:42 pm

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Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is Saturday, May 9

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Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is Saturday, May 9 |.

This year’s Stamp Out Hunger — the nation’s largest one-day food drive — will be held Saturday, May 9.

The Postal Service encourages customers to place a sturdy bag containing non-perishable food next to their mailboxes prior to regular mail delivery May 9. Letter carriers will collect the food, which will be donated to local food banks.

“For more than two decades, the National Association of Letter Carriers and the Postal Service have worked together to stamp out hunger in America. This year, we’ll come together once again to help feed families in need,” said PMG Megan Brennan.

Approximately 49 million people face hunger every day in the United States, including almost 16 million children.

Stamp Out Hunger has collected more than 1 billion pounds of food since the annual drive began in 1993.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

April 30th, 2015 at 11:36 am

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Why USPS Cost-Cutting Doesn’t Always Make Sense

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As the US Postal Service considers moving more mail delivery to curbside and cluster boxes, a report from the USPS Office of Inspector General (OIG) shows consumers do not like the idea. And such a move could backfire, as consumers are found to be less engaged with advertising mail – a significant source of revenue for the Postal Service – depending on the mode of delivery.

via Why USPS Cost-Cutting Doesn’t Always Make Sense.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

April 28th, 2015 at 11:15 pm

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Postal Service Announces Additional Changes to the Phase II-2015 USPS Network Rationalization Consolidation List |

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As it does on most Friday afternoons, the USPS announced its most recent changes to the Phase II-2015 USPS Network Rationalization Consolidation list, in a posting dated April 24, 2015. This is the fourth consecutive week that the Postal Service has made modifications to the Network Rationalization Consolidation list. These most recent modifications affect Akron P&DC, Asheville P&DF, Central Mass P&DC, Kalamazoo P&DC, Lancaster P&DF, Queens P&DC, South Bend P&DC and Wausau P&DF. This public list is disseminated by way of the USPS RIBBS website and is the most current information available, but of course is subject to further change.

via Postal Service Announces Additional Changes to the Phase II-2015 USPS Network Rationalization Consolidation List |.

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April 27th, 2015 at 10:38 am

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Declines in Postal Service Mail Volume Vary Widely Across the U.S. | Office of Inspector General

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Declining First-Class Mail (FCM) volumes pose a major financial challenge to the U.S. Postal Service because FCM contributes by far the largest proportion of revenue to the Postal Service’s bottom line. Between fiscal years 1995 and 2013, FCM single-piece volume dropped by 61 percent. But a close analysis of the decrease reveals significant variations in this decline by geographicarea. In some areas, for instance, the percent of volume lost was even greater than 61 percent, but in other areas, it was almost zero. Additionally, the rate of decline is slowing or has stopped even in many of the areas that have lost the most mail volume, suggesting a new base level of demand for FCM has been reached in those regions.

As the Postal Service plans for its future, it must keep in mind that the needs of its customers vary at least as widely as these differences in mail volumes. Because there is no average mail customer, strategic planning designed around average mail volume data will inevitably result in inefficient solutions. The Postal Service would benefit by examining the widely varying levels of demand for FCM and using that information to develop its operational and customer service plans.

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via Declines in Postal Service Mail Volume Vary Widely Across the U.S. | Office of Inspector General.

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April 27th, 2015 at 9:15 am

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Full-Service Palletization Fact Sheet

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April 22nd, 2015 at 7:36 pm

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Door deliveries work better for mail advertisers. Here’s why that matters. – The Washington Post

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The idea is that mail carriers could do their jobs faster and far more efficiently by avoiding deliveries to doorsteps. But a new report from the USPS inspector general’s office casts doubt on how much the change would benefit the agency financially.

A survey commissioned by the watchdog agency showed that door-delivery customers engaged more with mail advertisements than residents who use curbside and cluster mail boxes.

via Door deliveries work better for mail advertisers. Here’s why that matters. – The Washington Post.

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April 21st, 2015 at 7:19 pm

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Bill would eliminate lawmakers’ ‘free mail’ | TheHill

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April 20th, 2015 at 9:11 pm

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Postal Service Modifies Plant Consolidation Schedule – Again » Ruralinfo.net Postal News

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Postal Service Modifies Plant Consolidation Schedule – Again » Ruralinfo.net Postal News.

On April 17, 2015, the USPS announced its latest list of last minute “public” changes to the Phase II-2015 USPS Network Rationalization Consolidation list.  This is the third consecutive week that the Postal Service has made modifications to the Network Rationalization Consolidation list – affecting a large group of postal facilities. Approximately 18 facilities have had their move dates changed to “To Be Determined” (TBD).

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April 20th, 2015 at 7:51 pm

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