Archive for July, 2017

Video: Charlotte postal employees protest cutbacks – Postal Employee Network

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

July 28th, 2017 at 10:54 am

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Happy birthday, United States Postal Service

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“On July 26, 1775, members of the Second Continental Congress, meeting in Philadelphia, agreed That a postmaster General be appointed for the United Colonies, who shall hold his office at Philada, and shall be allowed a salary of 1000 dollars per an: for himself, and 340 dollars per an: for a secretary and Comptroller, with power to appoint such, and so many deputies as to him may seem proper and necessary.

That a line of posts be appointed under the direction of the Postmaster general, from Falmouth in New England to Savannah in Georgia, with as many cross posts as he shall think fit.1

This simple statement signaled the birth of the Post Office Department, the predecessor of the United States Postal Service and the second oldest federal department or agency of the United States of America.”

Source: The history of the United States Postal Service

Written by Lisa.Bowes

July 26th, 2017 at 10:27 am

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USPS Full-Service Assessment Fact Sheet

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Link to 2 page USPS info sheet on Full Service Assessments

Source: Full-ServiceAssessmentFactSheet.pdf

Note:  Search past blog posts for “penalties as a revenue stream”.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

July 25th, 2017 at 1:48 pm

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USPS Vows Corrective Action to ‘Systemic Violations’ of Hatch Act During 2016 Election – Postal Employee Network

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7/19/17 – Government Executive reports that “The U.S. Postal Service agreed to change its policy that allowed union employees to take unpaid time off to engage in political activity after an independent investigation found the agency engaged in “systemic violations” of the Hatch Act that led to an “institutional bias” in favor of certain candidates.

Source: USPS Vows Corrective Action to ‘Systemic Violations’ of Hatch Act During 2016 Election – Postal Employee Network

Written by Lisa.Bowes

July 21st, 2017 at 1:29 pm

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From a USPS DMM Advisory, this clarifies some conflicting information:

USPS Marketing Mail™ (Standard Mail®) Markings and Labels Update

The Postal Service™ published a DMM Advisory on Friday, June 30, 2017, providing an update about the rebranding of Standard Mail® as USPS Marketing Mail™. The update stated the Postal Service continues to work with the industry on a timeline for implementation for the required use of new postage markings and permit imprint indicia, and we are estimating a “begin to transition” date in mid-2018.

The Postal Service would like to clarify that in addition to postage markings and permit imprint indicia, the transition applies to markings included on sack, tray, and pallet labels. We will update the Domestic Mail Manual and Quick Service Guides in the applicable preparation sections to provide a similar note to the markings and permit imprint sections stating, “Customers should not convert to the USPS Marketing Mail markings until a date is announced.”

In the meantime, we continue to request that customers do not transition to the new markings until we publish the final details through a DMM Advisory and Industry Alert.

 

Written by Lisa.Bowes

July 7th, 2017 at 6:27 pm

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USPS responds to Townhall.com blog post – Postal Employee Network

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It’s worth reading both articles, the link to the Townhall.com post is at the bottom of this linked article below:

Source: USPS responds to Townhall.com blog post – Postal Employee Network

 

Written by Lisa.Bowes

July 5th, 2017 at 1:13 pm

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