Postal Contracts

The U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General (OIG) intends to award a Blanket Purchasing Agreement (BPA) to a qualified organization to assist OIG staff with specific subject matter expertise in areas such as Postal Economics, Financial Reporting, Transportation, Engineering, Supply Management, Delivery, Sales and Service, Information Technology (IT), and Network Optimization. The OIG […]

PRC to Consider if Ending Saturday Mail Delivery is OK – Public Comment Invited

 “Among key questions to be answered are:   “Will the savings the Postal Service anticipates be as significant as they estimate? Will mail volume decline more than the Postal Service anticipates?  Will businesses and citizens have service that remains adequate to meet their needs? And will the national economic impact of service reductions offset or add […]

PRC Report Finds Excessive Postage Discounts

APWU News Confirming charges the APWU has made for more than a decade, the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) concluded on March 29 that the Postal Service grants excessive postage discounts to large mailers. The USPS suffered a loss of $3.8 billion in Fiscal Year 2009. The PRC’s Annual Compliance Determination (ACD) [PDF] identified 30 types of […]

Postal Service Files 5-Day Delivery Plan With Postal Regulatory Commission

WASHINGTON, March 30 — The Postal Service today took its case for five-day delivery to the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC). The Postal Service is required by law to seek an advisory opinion from the PRC any time a nationwide change in service is proposed. Today’s filing begins the PRC review. A report accompanying the request […]

PRC Report: Shortfalls in Some Products, Services Cost USPS $1.7B In FY 2009

Some workshare discounts exceeded the savings to USPS Washington, DC – The Postal Regulatory Commission today issued its Annual Compliance Determination (ACD) assessing the financial and service performance of the Postal Service in fiscal year (FY) 2009. The Commission reported that 14 separate Postal Service products or services failed to cover their direct costs. Shortfalls […]

Letter Carriers union assails Postal Service for lobbying public to end Saturday delivery

Rolando says only Congress can authorize cutback NALC launches “5-Day is the Wrong Way” website to keep public informed WASHINGTON — The national president of the 295,000-member National Association of Letter Carriers union (NALC) today criticized the U.S. Postal Service for arrogantly lobbying the general public with a misleading Internet web site to win approval […]

Reader: Why Is USPS Considering PFP Bonuses For Management?

A reader asks the following question: Interesting to note, since the USPS is claiming such a financial crisis, why would they even consider more Pay-For-Performance (PFP) bonuses for management? From USPS News Link: MID-YEARS FOR PFP. The FY 2010 mid-year process for the Pay-for-Performance Plan (PFP) is just around the corner. Before the process […]

South Dakota Postmaster Pleads Guilty to Theft

US Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Colleen K. Mouw,age 52, of Elk Point, SD, appeared before US Magistrate Judge John E. Simko on March 25, and pled guilty to an Information that charged her with theft of government funds. The maximum penalty upon conviction is one year in prison and/or a $100,000 fine, plus […]

Lawmakers Join Forces to Propel Postal Service Issues to the Forefront

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On March 25, 2010, Reps. Lynch, Chaffetz, and Davis announced the reconvening of the Congressional Postal Caucus (CPC).  Recently, the United States Postal Service unveiled a new business model to address unprecedented challenges largely due to the current economic environment and the rise in alternative means of communication.  If nothing is done, […]

House Subcommittee Approves Measures to Benefit Federal Employees

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 10 a.m. in room 2154 of the Rayburn House Office Building, the Subcommittee on held a business meeting and approved several priority pieces of legislation.   Introduced by Subcommittee Chairman Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA), H.R. 4489 will strengthen federal oversight of the prescription drug benefits available to […]