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9/02/15
Postal Retirement Q&A September 2015 by Roseanne Jefferson - Comments (Count)
9/01/15
The third time a charmer? USPS takes PRC to court over the exigent rate increase, again - Comments (Count)
USPS Isn't Giving Up in Its Fight to Keep Stamp Prices High - Comments (Count)
USPS Makes Argument for Exclusive Mailbox Access - Comments (Count)
Concerns over Bakersfield post office closing cause mail carriers to hand out post cards - Comments (Count)
Woodstock Post Office is Short-Staffed and Under Pressure - Comments (Count)
Standard Mail Flats: Ending the Controversy Without Fixing the Problem - Comments (Count)
Postal Service Goes to Court Again This Week on Exigency Rate Increase (PDF) - Comments (Count)
Audiobook Reviews September 2015 by Jonathan Lowe - Comments (Count)
8/31/15
NALC Branch 132: Dallas District Scheduling 15% of Routes Down on Daily Basis - Comments (Count)
Amazon Prime Sunday Packages Left Out in the Open at Townhouses - Comments (Count)
How did a trail of mail end up in this Lockland gutter? - Comments (Count)
USPS OIG: How Can Political Mail Be More Effective? - Comments (Count)
OIG finds room for improvement at Premier Post Offices - Comments (Count)
Downtown post office in North Platte closes - Comments (Count)
Mystery shopper scam used fake postal money orders - Comments (Count)
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USPS Reviews 5,000 More Post Offices for Reduced Hours
8.14.2015 - Save the Post Office reports (PDF): "The Postal Service is working on phase two of POStPlan, its initiative to reduce hours and staffing at half the country's post offices. From September 2012 through February 2015, the Postal Service implemented phase one - 13,000 small post offices had their hours reduced from eight a day to six, four, or even just two, and thousands of career postmasters lost their positions. Now the Postal Service is reviewing 5,000 more post offices for a downgrade and reduced hours." - Comments (Count)
OIG Management Alert: Substantial Increase in Delayed Mail
8.14.2015 - The USPS OIG reports (PDF): "The USPS OIG has issued an alert to USPS management about the substantial increase in delayed mail following the Network Rationalization initiative. The OIG found in the first six months of 2015 delayed mail increased by about 494 million mailpieces compared to SPLY." - Late Deliveries Raise Concerns of Mailers - Report Cites Unusually Slow Mail Delivery - OIG Recommends Halt to Phase 2 - Comments (Count)
USPS Reports $586 Million Net Loss in Third Quarter
Double-Digit Package Growth

8.10.2015 - USPS reports: "Operating revenue was $16.5 billion for the quarter, essentially unchanged from the same period last year. Due to the seasonality of its business, the Postal Service has historically experienced lower revenue during the third quarter of each year. A price increase impacting certain mail classes went into effect on May 31, 2015; however this was offset by declining mail volumes as First-Class Mail and Standard Mail volumes fell 2.6 percent and 2.1 percent." - USPS Still Turning a Profit - Streak Ends - CAGW Reacts - Comments (Count)
Postal Innovation Act Introduced in Congress
8.03.2015 - Post & Parcel reports: "The bill has a strong focus on bringing USPS vehicles in line with environmental and safety standards, but it also includes "innovative" proposals on how the postal service can generate revenue from new services, and drive down costs. One of the proposals put forward by the Postal Innovation Act would be to allow USPS "to ship beer, wine, and spirits." - Comments (Count)

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