Archive for December, 2015

Why One Member Is Not Enough For Postal Board Of Governors

without comments

The Postal Service truly does need the business acumen those board members bring.

Source: Why One Member Is Not Enough For Postal Board Of Governors Via @dailycaller

Written by Lisa.Bowes

December 31st, 2015 at 11:35 pm

Posted in USPS

USPS Releasing 50th Anniversary Star Trek Stamps | Ruralinfo.net Postal News

without comments

In time for the 50th anniversary, these stamps are designed by The Heads of State and pay homage to the most recognizable aspects of Star Trek: The Original Series.

Source: USPS Releasing 50th Anniversary Star Trek Stamps | Ruralinfo.net Postal News

Written by Lisa.Bowes

December 31st, 2015 at 10:00 am

Posted in USPS

USPS Operational Damage due to Rainfall and Winter Weather

without comments

From a USPS Industry Alert:

With the recent significant rainfall and winter weather, major flooding along the Mississippi, Illinois, Ohio, Missouri, Arkansas and Meramec rivers is forecast.  While the smaller tributaries of the Mississippi will crest quickly, the larger tributaries and the Mississippi itself will take an extended period of time to crest and then fall below flood stage.  The Postal Service is continuing to monitor the situation and will post updates on the USPS Service Alerts page accessed through www.usps.com and https://ribbs.usps.gov/.

Listed below are the offices already known to have been impacted:

Eureka, MO 63025 (Closed)

  • All operations being moved to Manchester, MO 63011

Evansville, IL 62242 (Closed)

  • All operations (retail only) moved to Red Bud PO, IL 62278

Fletcher, MO 63030 (Closed)

  • All operations (retail only) moved to Desoto PO, MO 63020

Gorham, IL 62940 (Closed)

  • All operations (retail only) moved to Murphysboro PO, IL 62966

Grand Tower, IL 62940 (Closed)

  • All operations (retail only) moved to Murphysboro PO, IL 62966

Jacob, IL 62950 (Closed)

  • All operations (retail only) moved to Murphysboro PO, IL 62966

Prairie DU Rocher, IL 62277 (Closed)

  • All operations (retail only) moved to Red Bud PO, IL 62278

Rhineland, MO 65077 (Closed)

  • All operations (retail only) moved to Herman PO, MO 65041

Rockwood, IL 62280 (Closed)

  • All operations (retail and one rural route) moved to Chester PO, IL 62233

Valley Park, MO 63088 (Closed)

  • All operations moved to Sacred Church located at 17 Ann Street, Valley Park, MO 63088

West Alton, MO 63386 (Closed)

  • All operations (retail only) moved to St. Charles MPO, MO 63301

Wolf Lake, IL 62998 (Closed)

  • All operations (retail only) moved to Murphysboro PO, IL 62966

Written by Lisa.Bowes

December 30th, 2015 at 4:50 pm

Posted in USPS

USPS reveals new stamp subjects, designs for 2016

without comments

More than 20 different upcoming U.S. stamp subjects were revealed Dec. 29, including a tribute to Star Trek and a Legends of Hollywood issue for Shirley Temple.

Source: USPS reveals new stamp subjects, designs for 2016

Written by Lisa.Bowes

December 30th, 2015 at 11:45 am

Posted in USPS

Mail Service Impacted By Tornadoes

without comments

The violent tornadoes that roared through the Garland area over the weekend has impacted mail service in the delivery areas of Garland, Rockwall and Rowlett.

Source: Mail Service Impacted By Tornadoes

Written by Lisa.Bowes

December 29th, 2015 at 12:18 am

Posted in USPS

Happy Holidays!

without comments

Wishing all my readers a safe and happy holiday season!
rudolph

Written by Lisa.Bowes

December 23rd, 2015 at 5:26 pm

Posted in USPS

Postal Service Ready to Deliver on Busiest Day of 2015

without comments

More than 30 million packages to be delivered across U.S.

Source: Postal Service Ready to Deliver on Busiest Day of 2015

Written by Lisa.Bowes

December 21st, 2015 at 4:46 pm

Posted in USPS

Postal Service Prepared for Busiest Mailing Day of the Year

without comments

The Postal Service expects the busiest mailing day of the year for customers will be Monday, Dec. 14.More than 612 million pieces are expected to be accepted and processed today.

The Postal Service also is expecting a nearly 7 percent increase in packages to be processed on the busiest day.

Source: Postal Service Prepared for Busiest Mailing Day of the Year

Written by Lisa.Bowes

December 14th, 2015 at 6:14 pm

Posted in USPS

UPS Charges USPS Illegally Subsidizes Shipping Services

without comments

UPS says the US Postal Service is illegally subsidizing shipping services and has petitioned federal regulators to intervene. The bad news for online merchants: the outcome has the potential to raise USPS shipping rates.

Source: UPS Charges USPS Illegally Subsidizes Shipping Services

Written by Lisa.Bowes

December 14th, 2015 at 12:25 pm

Posted in USPS

Game changer | USPS News Link

without comments

Mobile Delivery Devices (MDDs) have revolutionized the way USPS does business, Acting Chief Information Officer Randy Miskanic says. “MDDs have dramatically improved core functions of the Postal Service,” Miskanic writes in the latest edition of CIO Review, a journal for technology professionals.

Source: Game changer | USPS News Link

Written by Lisa.Bowes

December 9th, 2015 at 10:48 pm

Posted in USPS