FYI: USPS Examination Requirement For Custodial Jobs Suspended Until 2011

“As background, the Service had taken a position (in National case Q98C4QC02005533) that they could ignore or waive the exam at their discretion (for example, in cases of excessing) yet maintain that minimum qualification requirement for members of the Maintenance Craft. As one example of the absurd situation this creates; current maintenance employees could not […]

NAPS Legislative Update: Postal Service Suffers Three Stinging Defeats

by Bruce Moyer, NAPS Legislative Counsel National Association of Postal Supervisors Legislative & Regulatory Update Sept. 30, 2010 Postal Service Suffers Three Stinging Defeats One of the most troubling weeks in Washington for the United States Postal Service is coming to an end, with three major setbacks. The first two came on Capitol Hill, as […]

Statement of Postmaster General John Potter on PRC Ruling

Fully Paying Retiree Health Benefit Mandate We are disappointed to learn that the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) has denied our price filing. But we are encouraged by their acknowledgment and understanding of the larger financial risk we face through the mandated prefunding of Retiree Health Benefits. Clearly, the Postal Service is a viable business. Maintaining […]

DMA Praises PRC Rejection of Postal Rate Hikes as a Job Saving Action

September 30, 2010 — The Direct Marketing Association (DMA) today praised the decision of the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) to reject an excessive postal rate hike proposed by the US Postal Service (USPS). DMA led efforts on behalf of its members encouraging the PRC to reject the USPS request for an unlawful and exorbitant rate […]

Alabama Postal Workers Indicted For Mail Theft, Embezzlement

FEDERAL GRAND JURY RETURNS EIGHT INDICTMENTS FOR MAIL THEFT, EMBEZZLEMENT OR DELAY OF DELIVERY September 29, 2010 BIRMINGHAM – A federal grand jury today returned eight indictments charging U.S. Postal Service employees and others with stealing or otherwise interfering with the U.S. mail, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance, Sam Montalvo, assistant special agent in […]

Senator Collins Applauds PRC Unanimous Decision To Reject USPS’s Requested Rate Hikes

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins, Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and author of the 2006 Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act, today applauded the Postal Regulatory Commission’s (PRC) unanimous decision to reject the U.S. Postal Service’s requested rate hikes. “American consumers and businesses that rely on the Postal […]

Sen. Carper Statement on PRC’s Decision to Deny Latest Postal Rate Increase

WASHINGTON – Today, Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), Chairman of the Senate subcommittee with jurisdiction over the U.S. Postal Service, released the following statement in response to the Postal Regulatory Commission’s (PRC) decision to reject the latest postal rate hike: “I’d like to thank the members of the Postal Regulatory Commission and their staff for their work.  I know […]

Affordable Mail Alliance Commends PRC On Rejection Of Postal Rate Hikes

Rejection of Postage Increase Will Help Businesses Stay Competitive and Save Jobs Washington, DC – The Affordable Mail Alliance – an unprecedented coalition of more than 1,200 non-profits, Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, major trade associations, consumer groups, and citizens representing the vast majority of the mail sent in the United States – said today […]

Breaking News: Postal Regulatory Commission Denies USPS Rate Increase Request

The Postal Regulatory Commission announced its decision rejecting the requested price hike at a news conference Thursday. “After careful consideration, the Commission agreed with the Postal Service that the recent severe recession, and the decline in mail volume experienced during the recession, do qualify as an extraordinary or exceptional circumstance under the law. However, the […]

USPS Norman, OK Training Center Hotel Serves public, postal employees

The U.S. Postal Center’s hotel, known as the Norman Hotel and Conference Center, caters to federal employees and large groups, but also is open to the public. The public gets the same benefits from the array of amenities offered to the trainees, Badaroux said. They include a regulation-size gymnasium with a walking track built above […]