Archive for June, 2015

USPS Employees on Load Leveling

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June 30th, 2015 at 8:34 am

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Postal Service to Issue Paul Newman Forever Stamp

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service announced today that award-winning actor and philanthropist Paul Newman will be honored on a Forever Stamp. The stamp will go on sale Sept. 18.

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

June 29th, 2015 at 2:42 pm

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Build a Solar Powered Mailbox Notification System

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Sick of walking over to the mailbox only to find it empty? Adafruit has a guide for building a system where you’ll get notified when the mail arrives.

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

June 29th, 2015 at 12:33 pm

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There is hope for near-term exigent surcharge removal – Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers

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June 26, 2015 Eliminating the “count once” constraint should have almost no effect if the Commission uses the correct unit contribution numbers When the Court of Appeals on June 5 vacated the “count once” constraint on recession-related Postal Service (USPS) loss recovery, the USPS jumped to the mechanical conclusion that the action would add approximately …

Source: There is hope for near-term exigent surcharge removal – Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers : Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers

Written by Lisa.Bowes

June 29th, 2015 at 11:21 am

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Video: FSS Output | Ruralinfo.net Postal News

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Flat Sequencing System output is in yellow trays that go straight to the Letter Carrier Route for delivery.

Source: Video: FSS Output | Ruralinfo.net Postal News

Written by Lisa.Bowes

June 29th, 2015 at 8:21 am

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A day in the life of the US Postal Service – Ruralinfo.net Postal News

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June 29th, 2015 at 8:18 am

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Landrith: At the Postal Service, standards are falling

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First class mail, which is supposed to reach its recipient in 3-5 days, often failed to meet this standard in early 2015

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

June 25th, 2015 at 10:07 am

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Postal Regulatory Commission and the United States Postal Service Meet

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Representatives of the Postal Regulatory Commission and the United States Postal Service met on June 24, 2015 to share information of interest concerning the operations of both organizations.

This session was limited to the sharing of information for the purpose of familiarizing each entity with the operations of the other organization, such as reporting on the status of major initiatives. Pending (or anticipated) postal matters before the Commission were not discussed, nor did deliberations or decisional matters take place during this session.

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June 24th, 2015 at 5:24 pm

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APWU takes PRC to court over service standards | Save the Post Office

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The American Postal Workers Union has taken the Postal Regulatory Commission to court over its decision to dismiss the union’s complaint that the Postal Service is failing to meet its service standards.

As explained on the USPS website, these service standards, as set forth under 39 C.F.R. § 121.1, state how long it will take the mail to be delivered, e.g., two days, three to five days, and so on. Since 2012, the Postal Service has relaxed these standards two times as part of its Network Rationalization plan to consolidate processing plants — once in July 2012 (when some overnight mail was eliminated), and again in January 2015 (when the rest of overnight mail ended).

There is mounting evidence that the Postal Service is not meeting even these more relaxed standards, and the APWU has been trying to get the PRC to do something about it. But each time the APWU has filed a complaint, the Commission has dismissed it. Now the APWU is looking to the DC Circuit Court of Appeals for relief.

Source: APWU takes PRC to court over service standards | Save the Post Office

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June 24th, 2015 at 9:25 am

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Advertising mail more memorable than digital, study finds

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

June 23rd, 2015 at 1:07 pm

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