Archive for August 19th, 2015

Erasing History at the USPS | JSTOR Daily

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When United States Post Office (USPS) Tries to Sell Off Historic New Deal Sites, Scholars and Communities Protest

Source: Erasing History at the USPS | JSTOR Daily

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August 19th, 2015 at 8:17 pm

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Despite Warning over Mail Delays, USPS Focuses on Same-Day

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The USPS received a warning from its Inspector General over a substantial increase in delivery delays, yet the Wall Street Journal reports that the Postal Service is ramping up same-day delivery services.

Source: Despite Warning over Mail Delays, USPS Focuses on Same-Day

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August 19th, 2015 at 3:44 pm

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Lets End De Facto Rate Increases, Mailers Plead – Direct Marketing News

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Upset over Postal Service procedure in which operational changes translate into de facto rate increases for certain classes of mail, a coalition of mailer associations filed a petition with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) to address the problem yesterday.

At the heart of the groups petition is a desire for the PRC to define the legal term de minimis, literally “trivial,” in relation to changes made in postal operations. Currently, the Commission defers to the Postal Services estimation of a de minimis increase in rates when instituting a change. Mailers argue, however, that attendant costs that go along with procedural alterations can be exorbitant, or even prohibitive.

Source: Lets End De Facto Rate Increases, Mailers Plead – Direct Marketing News

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August 19th, 2015 at 8:34 am

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