Sen. Carper Reacts to PRC’s Planned 6 Month Review of Postal Proposal to End Saturday Delivery

April 29, 2010 WASHINGTON – Today, Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) released the following statement reacting to the Postal Regulatory Commission’s planned six month review of the US Postal Service’s proposal to end Saturday Delivery:   “I’m pleased that the Postal Regulatory Commission will be taking steps in the coming weeks to thoroughly examine the Postal […]

USPS Puts AMP Study For Two Facilities On Hold

Area Mail Processing study for the following facilities are currently on hold: Daytona Beach, FL P&DF to Mid-Florida, FL P&DC Atlanta, GA P&DC to North Metro, GA P&DC The Postal Service began an Area Mail Processing (AMP) study to determine if efficiencies could be increased by consolidating mail processing operations performed at the Daytona Beach, […]

Canada Post Reports Profit For 15th Consecutive Year But Financial Challenges Ahead

Canada Post Corporation tabled its 2009 annual report today in Parliament, reporting a profit for the15th consecutive year. The Corporation recorded consolidated net income of $281 million on revenue of $7.3 billion, and reported an operating margin of 4.9 per cent. The profit in 2009 does not truly reflect the underlying weakness in Canada Post […]

Mojave Post Office Mail Processing Operations Moving To Bakersfield

MOJAVE, CA — As a result of a study begun in Sept., 2009, the Postal Service has made the decision to move mail processing operations from the Mojave Post Office to the Bakersfield Processing & Distribution Center (P&DC). Local mail service will not be affected by the move. Sierra Coastal District Manager Kerry Wolny said, […]

OIG Audit Report On USPS Overtime Workhours

 Excerpts from the OIG Audit Report On USPS Overtime Workhours: This report presents the results of our self-initiated audit of Postal Service Function 4 Overtime Workhours (Project Number 09RG009MS000). Our objective was to determine whether Postal Service officials effectively managed Function 4 workhours to reduce overtime costs. This audit addresses financial and operational risk. Footnote:  […]

USPS: Full Service Resumes for International Mail to Europe

WASHINGTON — With the reopening of international airports across Europe, full service for international mail has resumed, and the temporary restriction imposed by the U.S. Postal Service since April 21 on the acceptance of perishable items for delivery to the continent has been lifted. Effective immediately, the service guarantees for Express Mail International (EMI) and […]

PRC Sets Schedule to Review Proposal to End Saturday Mail Delivery

Washington, DC – The Postal Regulatory Commission today established the procedural schedule, available here, for Docket N2010-1 to review whether the U.S. Postal Service plan to eliminate Saturday delivery should be implemented. “The Commission has developed a disciplined schedule to ensure a timely, thorough review of the Postal Service’s proposal,” said Chairman Ruth Y. Goldway. […]

Congresswomen Introduce Bill To Honor Two Postal Employees Who Died In Anthrax Attack

The following is a press release from the office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton: April 28, 2010 WASHINGTON, DC- Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today introduced a resolution, along with Congresswoman Donna Edwards (D-MD-04) as an original co-sponsor, to honor the lives of Joseph Curseen, Jr. and Thomas Morris, Jr. with a commemorative stamp issued […]

Postal Retirees Not Paid – Get Busy Signal When Calling OPM Toll-Free Number

Many APWU members who retired in October have reported that they still have not received regular annuity checks. We also have heard that many retirees receive a busy signal every time they call the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) on the agency’s toll-free number. This is an intolerable situation, and I have met with OPM […]

Senator, Congressman Introduce Bills To Address Postal Managers Unreasonable Workload

From the website: “Senator Akaka (D HI) and Congressman Gerald Connolly (D VA) have both introduced a bill that would add language to title 39 that puts into law that postmasters and other supervisory personnel shall have a reasonable and sustainable workload and schedule. These bills both address the unreasonable overload that the Postal […]