Archive for December, 2015

Spokane WA P&DC Closed Due to Storm Damage

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From a USPS Industry Alert:

Due to storms on the Pacific Coast, the Spokane P&DC has sustained roof damage to the facility and has been evacuated.  Operations have been discontinued at that location and the facility has been secured.  All employees are safe and accounted for.

Contingency plans have been activated to continue providing service to the customers service by this facility.  Processing operations have been moved to the Seattle P&DC.  All drop shipments should be redirected to the Post Falls, ID Post Office (83854) located at 405 N. Greensferry Road, Post Falls, ID until further notice.  The dock at the facility can accommodate 53’ trailers.

As this situation progresses, we will provide additional updates.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

December 9th, 2015 at 10:37 am

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Senator Carper statement on loss of two more BOG members | Ruralinfo.net Postal News

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WASHINGTON – Today, due to Congressional inaction, the U.S. Postal Service’s (USPS) Board of Governors has lost another two of its nine Senate-confirmed members, leaving only one appointed official…

Source: Senator Carper statement on loss of two more BOG members | Ruralinfo.net Postal News

The continuing saga of all talk, no action….

Written by Lisa.Bowes

December 8th, 2015 at 11:20 pm

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Postal Service Informed Delivery Resembles Startup USPS Squashed

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Once you sign up on the website, the Postal Service will email you photos of your letter-size mail envelopes by 11 AM each day.

Source: Postal Service Informed Delivery Resembles Startup USPS Squashed

Written by Lisa.Bowes

December 7th, 2015 at 11:53 pm

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I-Team: Postal board losing members

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There hasn’t been a fully functional U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors since 2010. The governors make sweeping policy decisions about the operation of the postal service, but gridlock in Washington is preventing new board members from being appointed.

There are supposed to be nine governors appointed by the president with approval of the U.S. Senate, but partisan gridlock has thwarted all attempts to appoint new members. As terms expired, the number dwindled to a mere three board members.

Source: I-Team: Postal board losing members

Congressional inaction is unacceptable.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

December 7th, 2015 at 1:11 pm

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USPS Needs Exigency Rate Extension, Sen. Says

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USPS could see a temporary 4.3 percent postal rate increase become permanent. That’s if Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) gets his way.

Source: USPS Needs Exigency Rate Extension, Sen. Says

Written by Lisa.Bowes

December 4th, 2015 at 12:39 pm

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Joy Rides

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Three Postal Service trucks wrapped in “A Charlie Brown Christmas” stamp imagery are delivering mail and packages to New York City customers this holiday season.

The trucks have stopped for deliveries near several famous landmarks, including Coney Island, Radio City Music Hall and the Brooklyn Bridge.

Customers who spot the trucks are encouraged to share photos on social media with the hashtag #WhereIsCharlieBrown.USPS will use the wrapped trucks to deliver to the city’s boroughs throughout December

Source: Joy rides | USPS News Link

Written by Lisa.Bowes

December 3rd, 2015 at 3:47 pm

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