Archive for February, 2016

The United States of Amazon: Interactive map shows tech giant’s growing national footprint – GeekWire

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Using new data, GeekWire has created an interactive map showing Amazon’s presence, state-by-state, across the nation — including employee counts, distribution network, Amazon Web Services locations and more.

Source: The United States of Amazon: Interactive map shows tech giant’s growing national footprint – GeekWire

Written by Lisa.Bowes

February 26th, 2016 at 6:00 pm

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Forced Price Reduction to Worsen USPS Financial Condition by $2 Billion Per Year

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Spinning Exigency surcharge rollback to be Forced Price Reduction.  All depends on your point of view.

Source: Forced Price Reduction to Worsen USPS Financial Condition by $2 Billion Per Year

Written by Lisa.Bowes

February 26th, 2016 at 2:04 pm

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Dead Tree Edition: Hell Will Freeze Over on April 10

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

February 26th, 2016 at 10:06 am

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Does the Postal Service Have an Accurate Inventory of Its Information Technology Assets? | USPS Office of Inspector General

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February 23rd, 2016 at 10:34 pm

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Dead Tree Edition: Slower Service, Higher Costs: USPS’s Phase II Debacle

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February 22nd, 2016 at 12:04 am

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President’s Day

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Don’t forget, no Mail Delivery today.

Find out more about the history of Presidents’ Day, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on HISTORY.com

Source: Presidents’ Day – Holidays – HISTORY.com

Written by Lisa.Bowes

February 15th, 2016 at 7:00 am

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Dead Tree Edition: Postal Service Revs Up Its Hiring

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February 14th, 2016 at 1:55 pm

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A Brief History of Post Office Cats

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Mail used to come with a side of meow

Source: A Brief History of Post Office Cats

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February 11th, 2016 at 12:41 pm

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eBay Offers Assistance with Misinformed Postal Clerks

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Have a problem with a misinformed clerk at your local Post Office? eBay wants to know about it, and is promising to use its connections with the USPS to educate individual postal workers.

Source: eBay Offers Assistance with Misinformed Postal Clerks

Written by Lisa.Bowes

February 10th, 2016 at 9:15 am

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Congress should clarify intent of U.S. Postal Service’s “ghost ship” board

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WASHINGTON Congressional inaction on nominees to the U.S. Postal Service’s Board of Governors has left the agency under the control of a Temporary Emergency Committee (TEC) for more than a year, a troubling precedent that could have wide-ranging impacts across the federal government, according to a new study from the R Street Institute.

Federal statute dictates that the Postal Service board needs a quorum of six members to exercise its authority. But the U.S. Senate has refused to act on any of five nominations submitted by President Barack Obama to fill members’ expiring terms, leaving the board with just one governor serving alongside the postmaster general (PMG) and deputy postmaster general (DPMG).

Source: Congress should clarify intent of U.S. Postal Service’s “ghost ship” board

Written by Lisa.Bowes

February 10th, 2016 at 9:12 am

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