Senate Hearing:Service Standards at the Postal Service

On August 2, 2007 at 10 a.m., the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security  will hold a hearing titled: Service Standards at the Postal Service: “Are Customers Getting What They Paid For?” According to the announcement: The hearing will examine the […]

PRC Commissioner Goldway discusses changes in the USPS

 PRC Commissioner Goldway discusses changes in the USPS |  Audio (WTOP) Ruth Goldway, Commissioner of the United States Postal Rate Commission, discusses new changes in the Postal Service, options and special services to help consumers save money, and other important consumer issues associated with mail service in the U.S

Congressman: GAO Report on USPS Consolidation Process May Help Sioux City

(Press Release) Congressman Steve King announced his support for a recently released report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) regarding the process used by the United States Postal Service to identify possible consolidation opportunities within its nationwide network. The report, undertaken at the request of Congress, highlighted several problems with the Postal Service’s Area Mail […]

Congressional Postal Hearings – No Sparks, But Small Fire

From eNAPUS Legislative& Political Bulletin On Wednesday, at a Senate subcommittee hearing that was abbreviated by a small fire in one of the Senate office buildings, NAPUS and other postal employee groups discussed the implementation of the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act, PL 109-435. Speaking on behalf of the 40,500 members of NAPUS, President Goff […]

Postal Service Terminates Another Consolidation Study

Tennessee AMP Study Terminated APWU News The APWU has been notified that a proposed consolidation that would have resulted in a mail-processing shift approximately 90 miles across southwest Tennessee will not occur. “After review, it has been determined that there are currently no significant opportunities to improve efficiency and/or service through consolidation of certain mail processing […]

GAO Recommends USPS Improve Consolidation Planning and Delivery Performance

Excerpts from GAO’s Report –  U.S. POSTAL SERVICE:Progress Made in Implementing Mail Processing Realignment Efforts, but Better Integration and Performance Measurement Still Needed Several major changes have affected USPS’s mail processing operations, including marketplace changes, declining First-Class Mail volume, increased competition, increased mail processing by mailers, automated operations, and population shifts. These changes have led […]

Burrus To Senate: USPS on Path to Privatization

APWU News The USPS “has begun to travel resolutely down the road of privatization,” APWU President William Burrus told a Senate subcommittee on July 25, “without authorization from Congress” — or the American people. The subcontracting of postal work, he warned, “is just one aspect of a dangerous trend: the wholesale conversion of a vital public […]