USPS: Tri-Lateral Shipping Alliance Signed with eBay GC and China Post

Platform Established for Lightweight Goods Ordered by U.S. Consumers SHANGHAI — The U.S. Postal Service entered into an international tri-lateral agreement today in Shanghai, China with eBay Greater China & Southeast Asia (eBay GC) and China Post Express & Logistics Corporation. The agreement creates a new, simplified shipping platform for international tracking and delivery of […]

Postal Worker’s Letter to PRC: Don’t End Saturday Delivery – Save Money Elsewhere

A Texas Postal Worker in a letter to the Postal Regulatory Commission regarding the elimination of Saturday mail delivery he wrote: Greetings Everyone! My name is Bill Hall and I have been a mail processing clerk in the Amarillo, Tx facility for the past 18 years. What I see on a daily basis is the […]

USPS and Hallmark To Introduce New Line Of Postage-paid Greeting Postcards

Starting next week, USPS and Hallmark will introduce a new line of postage-paid greeting postcards. The postcards use Intelligent Mail barcode (IMb) technology, allowing customers to buy them with pre-paid postage — also referred to as “Alternative Postage Payment.” The postcards come in packs of eight. There are two sets, each with eight unique designs. […]

USPS OIG: Federal Express – Transportation Agreement – Northeast Areas

This report presents the results of our self-initiated audit of the Federal Express (FedEx) transportation agreement. The objectives of our audit were to determine whether selected transportation operations were effective and economical (Project Number 09XG027NL000). See Appendix A for additional information about this audit. On August 2, 2006, the U.S. Postal Service signed a new […]

USPS To Hold Public Meeting On Consolidation of Fox Valley and South Surburban Illinois P & DCs

AREA MAIL PROCESSING (AMP) FEASIBILITY STUDY Fox Valley, IL P&DC to South Suburban, IL P&DC Date: 5/19/10 Area Mail Processing (AMP) is the consolidation of mail processing operations from one or more postal facilities to other facilities to improve operational efficiency and/or service. An AMP study was initiated to evaluate the transfer of originating mail […]

USPS Reports $382 Million Loss For April 2010 And YTD Employee Bonus Payments

The US Postal Service filed its February 2010 (unaudited) preliminary financial report yesterday with the Postal Regulatory Commission. USPS reported a net income/ loss of $382 million. The total Fiscal Year to year loss is $2.3 billion ($592 million lost for the month of January, $179 Million gain the month of December; $255 million lost […]

USPS Launches Improved Employee Website

New look, new features — same commitment. USPS has launched a revitalized LiteBlue to help employees stay better informed about the organization, their careers and their benefits. “LiteBlue is now becoming a destination for all employees,” said Tony Vegliante, executive vice president and chief Human Resources officer. “When we engage our employees online, they have […]

Unions Reach Settlement In Lawsuit Charging USPS With Intrusions Into Employees Medical Records

APWU News The APWU and National Association of Letters Carriers (NALC) reached a settlement [PDF] with the Postal Service on May 20, 2010, ending a 2008 lawsuit in which the unions charged the USPS with “systematic and widespread intrusions” into members’ medical records. The settlement requires the Postal Service, agents of the USPS Office of Inspector […]

Update: USPS Retail Survey Lacks Privacy Act Safeguards?

Update regarding  USPS Retail Survey Lacks Privacy Act Safeguards? The POS Identification Number “was only used at the aggregated level. The survey has now been discontinued.” Meaning? Yet two days later, it is still online and working. If you leave your POS ID # blank, it states: “Text Response is Required.” There is still no […]

Mikulski, Cardin, Kratovil Call for Postal Service to Schedule Public Information Meetings on Fate of Easton Mail Processing Facility

Delegation asks for at least four meetings, one each in Easton, Chestertown, Salisbury, and Ocean City WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Barbara A. Mikulski, Benjamin L. Cardin, and Congressman Frank M. Kratovil (all D-Md.) today sent a letter to Postmaster General John E. Potter, asking that the U.S. Post Office schedule additional public information meetings […]