USPS Increase Penalties For Violations Concerning Conduct on Postal Property

Thanks to PostalReporter reader Don Cheney for alerting us to this information: POSTAL SERVICE 39 CFR Part 232 Conduct on Postal Property; Penalties and Other Law AGENCY: Postal Service. ACTION: Final rule. ———————————————————————– SUMMARY: The U.S. Postal Service is amending the Code of Federal Regulations to increase the maximum penalty for violations of the rules […]

Postal Supervisors Alerts Congress to Possible Pay Abuse by USPS

National Association of Postal Supervisors Postal Legislative/Regulatory Update January 29, 2010 The National Association of Postal Supervisors has warned key Senate and House leaders of potential abuse that may occur in the Postal Service’s administration of its pay-for-performance system covering 75,000 USPS managers, supervisors and postmasters.   Such abuse, NAPS projects, could result in a […]

President Obama Nominates Two To USPS Board of Governors

President Obama announced on January 29, 2010 his intent to nominate the following individuals: Paul Steven Miller, Nominee for Governor, Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service for a term expiring December 8, 2016, vice Carolyn L. Gallagher, term expired. Paul Steven Miller is the Henry M. Jackson Professor of Law at the […]

The League takes Postmasters working condition issues to Congress

Issue:The Abusive Treatment Of Postmasters And The Inefficient And Ineffective Post Office Management Practices Of Upper Level USPS Managers Mr John Potter Postmaster General US Postal Service RM 10022 475 l’Enfant Plaza, SW Washington, DC 20260 Dear Mr. Potter, This letter will serve to inform you of our intention to take our Postmaster issues to […]

Postal Clerk Waived Appeal Rights So MSPB Upholds Removal

The following is a summary of the decision- click here to read the entire case. PR note: This case illustrates why employees must be very careful when entering into Last Chance Agreements: Appellant: Gary Donnell Rhett Agency: United States Postal Service Decision Number: 2010 MSPB 21 Docket Number: AT-0752-09-0408-I-1; AT-0752-09-0484-I-1 Issuance Date: January 27, 2010 […]

APWU: Springfield Area Local Reaches Contract Agreement With Alan Ritchey,Inc.

APWU News After seven months of negotiations, the Springfield (MA) Area Local reached a tentative agreement with Alan Ritchey, Inc. on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement that will cover all 90 members employed at the Mail Transport Equipment Service Center (MTESC). The agreement contains significant improvements in seniority and in the day-to-day operations at the […]

Postal Service Updates Consolidation Initiative – 162 Post Offices Remain On List

No final decisions have been made WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service today filed an update with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) indicating that 162 offices remain under review for possible consolidation under the station and branch consolidation initiative. That is six fewer from the last update in December. No final decisions have been made […]

Credit Card Direct Mail Back On The Rise

Card issuers increase direct marketing as economy levels out (Chicago- January 28, 2010) It wasn’t just holiday cards and catalogs filling your mailbox last month. Mintel Comperemedia, a service that provides direct marketing competitive intelligence, reports that in Q4 2009?for the first time in three years?credit card direct mail volume increased from the previous quarter. […]

USPS To Postal Employees: Do Not Obliterate the Barcode

USPS reminds postal employees not to cross out barcode as mail moves through the system The Intelligent Mail® barcode contains important data that is used to provide mailers — including the Census Bureau — with information, such as when the mailing entered the mailstream and undeliverable or address cor­rection information. But technology cannot reliably pro­duce […]

Postal Service to Conduct Study of Mail Processing Operations in Lafayette, IN

LAFAYETTE, IN — The U.S. Postal Service plans to conduct a study at the Lafayette Processing and Distribution Facility for possible consolidation of some operations into the Indianapolis Processing and Distribution Center. The study, known as an Area Mail Processing (AMP) study, involves a review of the mail processing and transportation operations to determine capacity […]