USPS Dangling Incentive For APWU Members To Vote YES On Contract

From a PostalReporter reader: Name withheld upon request from withheld to Lucille Caldwell date Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 1:17 AM subject PSE’s Health Insurance Did you notice this unusual health insurance provision in the proposed USPS-APWU Tentative National Agreement, buried on pages 173 to 174? The Postal Service is dangling this as an incentive […]

USPS OIG Recommends Use Of Part-Time “Delivery Unit Assistants” For Carrier Duties

USPS OIG Report: Management Advisory – Benchmarking Mail Distribution to Carriers A few excerpts: The Postal Service and industry carriers are similar in that individuals perform some sorting of volumes for delivery, load their own vehicles, and assume additional delivery points when a colleague is absent or mail volumes require it. However, the Postal Service […]

APWU President To Testify At House Committee Hearing

APWU President Cliff Guffey has been asked to testify about the union’s tentative Collective Bargaining Agreement before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, whose powerful chairman has publicly condemned the new agreement and said it is too generous to postal employees. Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) said the April 5 hearing will “examine the […]

USPS Reprise For Fuel Surcharge TV Commercial

In 2008 — the last time Americans faced a spike in the cost of gasoline — the Postal Service launched a television ad to let customers know that unlike the competition, USPS wasn’t going to add surcharges to its pricing to offset rocketing fuel charges. Today, with uncertainty still surrounding fuel costs, USPS has brushed […]

Accenture Adds Digital Mail to Postal Portfolio

Mail volumes expected to decline by more than 40 percent by 2020; digital mail, delivered to a secure online mailbox, to become important new revenue stream for global posts LONDON; March 30, 2011 – Expanding its line of postal services, Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced it will enable postal agencies worldwide to offer digital mail […]

Zumbox and 3i Infotech Partner to Help Companies Increase Electronic Billing Adoption

Agreement Further Expands Bill Delivery Options for 3i Infotech’s Corporate Clients, Addresses Consumer Desire for Digital Postal Mail Aggregation Edison, NJ and Los Angeles, CA – March 30, 2011 – 3i Infotech, a global information technology and business process outsourcing (BPO) company, and Zumbox, the leader in digital postal mail services, announced today a partnership […]

Minnesota Postal carrier indicted for stealing cash and gift cards from mail

The following is a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Minnesota: A federal indictment, unsealed earlier today in St. Paul, charges a postal carrier with stealing approximately $4,000 in cash and gift cards from the mail she delivered. The indictment, which was filed on March 16, 2011, charges Michelle Lynn Bressette, age […]