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Postal Service Weather Update – Winter Storm Stella

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Winter Storm Stella

Governors of Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York have each declared a State of Emergency due to storms that have shut down highways and transportation routes throughout the states. Mailers will not have access to roads to deliver the mail in those states.

There are no other postal closures or service interruptions reported at this time. Emergency preparedness plans are in place to ensure the safety of customers and employees. Postal operations will continue in areas where it remains safe to do so.

Please check back for updates.

Source: Postal Service Weather Update – Winter Storm Stella – Postal Employee Network

Written by Lisa.Bowes

March 14th, 2017 at 12:44 pm

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Dead Tree Edition: Turnover Rising Among Non-Career Postal Workers

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

February 26th, 2017 at 11:53 pm

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USPS: Informed Delivery Begins Expansion – Postal Employee Network

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The Postal Service is expanding Informed Delivery, an optional, free feature that provides eligible residential consumers with a digital preview of their incoming mail.

 Through Informed Delivery, users receive images of the outside of their household’s letter-sized mailpieces that will arrive in their physical mailboxes soon. Users can receive these images via email or by accessing their online dashboard at informeddelivery.usps.com.

USPS has been testing Informed Delivery in select areas. By late April, the feature is slated to be available nationwide.

Source: USPS: Informed Delivery Begins Expansion – Postal Employee Network

Comment:  I’ll keep you posted as to when it becomes available in my area, which is not a major metropolitan area….

Written by Lisa.Bowes

February 16th, 2017 at 1:16 pm

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Oroville Dam Evacuations Impacting Mail Delivery

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From a USPS Industry Alert:

SACRAMENTO DISTRICT – Mandatory evacuations of nearly 200,000 residents have been imposed in eight California counties after a hole in an emergency spillway at the Oroville Dam threatened to flood the surrounding area. These evacuations are impacting a number of post offices.

“We have delivery issues in the area due to the evacuations” said Ashleigh Rodriguez, Manager of Post Office Operations for Sacramento District. “But we are making every attempt to get mail delivered where conditions are safe.”

The following post offices are closed due to the mandatory evacuations:

Nicolaus Post Office 95659
Oroville Post Office 95965
Yuba City Post Office 95991
Marysville Post Office 95901
Gridley Post Office 95948
Live Oak Post Office 95953
Biggs Post Office 95917
Olivehurst Post Office 95961
Palermo Post Office 95968
Rio Oso 95674

Written by Lisa.Bowes

February 13th, 2017 at 4:23 pm

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PMG: Trust us – Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers : Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers

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At the February 7 hearing on the House postal bill, Postmaster General Megan Brennan gave a very clear description of her policy toward future postage rate increases: trust us.

Source: PMG: Trust us – Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers : Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers

Comment:  This is a must read for all mailers and ratepayers.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

February 9th, 2017 at 6:32 pm

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Coalition Letter Opposing the Postal Service Reform Act (H.R. 756) – Postal Employee Network

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While reforms are needed, the Postal Service Reform Act ignores basic needed reforms to USPS, and instead increases rates, shifts USPS’s financial burden onto the American public, and allows for the diversion of resources away from the core mission of mail delivery.

Source: Coalition Letter Opposing the Postal Service Reform Act (H.R. 756) – Postal Employee Network

Written by Lisa.Bowes

February 7th, 2017 at 8:37 pm

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NALC and APWU Statements Regarding Postal Reform Bill – Postal Employee Network

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On Jan. 31, House Oversight and Government Reform (OGR) Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) reintroduced the Postal Service Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 756), and Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA), a member of the OGR Committee, reintroduced the Postal Service Financial Improvement Act (H.R. 760). The OGR Committee has jurisdiction over the U.S. Postal Service.

 NALC President Fredric Rolando has been invited to testify during a Feb. 7 OGR Committee hearing on both bills. Last May, Rolando testified before the committee about the need for comprehensive postal reform legislation.

The two new bills are similar to postal measures that were introduced in the House of Representatives in the 114th Congress. Following a mark-up session shortly after last May’s hearing, both of those bills were overwhelmingly approved by the committee.

Source: NALC and APWU Statements Regarding Postal Reform Bill – Postal Employee Network

Written by Lisa.Bowes

February 2nd, 2017 at 12:16 pm

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Wikipedia

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day (officially Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.)[1] is an American federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around King’s birthday, January 15.

King was the chief spokesman for nonviolent activism in the Civil Rights Movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. The campaign for a federal holiday in King’s honor began soon after his assassination in 1968. President Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law in 1983, and it was first observed three years later. At first, some states resisted observing the holiday as such, giving it alternative names or combining it with other holidays. It was officially observed in all 50 states for the first time in 2000

Source: Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Wikipedia

There is no regular mail delivery today.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

January 16th, 2017 at 9:34 am

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Dead Tree Edition: The FSS: A Hopeless Case

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Behind-the-headlines insights on publishing, postal issues, print media & paper from a magazine insider of questionable sanity

Source: Dead Tree Edition: The FSS: A Hopeless Case

Sayings that come to mind include:
“you can’t get blood from a stone”
“exercise in futility”
“you can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear”
“beating a dead horse”

etc. etc. etc.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

January 12th, 2017 at 9:33 am

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JFK Forever Stamp to be Dedicated on Presidents Day – Postal Employee Network

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

January 10th, 2017 at 10:59 am

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