PRC Approves USPS Request To Sell ‘Gift Cards’ At Post Offices

The Postal Regulatory Commission approved USPS’ request to market test gift cards. PRC said in its decision that “Based on the record before it, the Commission finds that the proposed Gift Cards product is a postal service and that the market test is consistent with 39 U.S.C.3641. The Postal Service shall file results of market […]

All USPS BOG Public Meetings to be available online starting May 10

Beginning May 10, 2011, all open session meetings of the Board of Governors will be available via live audio webcast on Three hours after the conclusion of the open session meeting, a recorded audio file will be available for listening. In compliance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, the audio webcast will be […]

OIG Finds USPS Mystery Shopper Program Compromised

USPS responded by basically saying No harm, no foul. But bonuses were given out based on mystery shopper scores. Some managers had an unfair advantage. The USPS Office Of Inspector General Released the following audit report: The Postal Service uses the Mystery Shopper Program as a diagnostic tool to measure conditions that impact customer satisfaction, […]

Postmasters To PRC: USPS Must Comply With Existing Laws On Closing Post Offices

Update: Nation’s Postmasters Challenge Proposed Postal Service Regulations- On Thursday, the National Association of Postmasters of the U.S. and the National League of Postmasters filed paperwork with the Postal Regulation Commission that raise serious legal objections to USPS efforts to undercut statutory protections to which communities are entitled during a Post Office discontinuance and a […]

PMG Names Giselle Valera As USPS VP and Managing Director, Global Business

PMG Pat Donahoe yesterday announced the appointment of Giselle Valera as vice president and managing director, Global Business. Her appointment takes effect June 1. She will report to Paul Vogel, president and chief Marketing/Sales officer. Valera has been acting associate director of Strategic Planning since January. She previously was executive director for Global Finance and […]

APWU: Additional Q & A About the Tentative Agreement

Questions have been posed on the APWU’s Facebook page about the Tentative Agreement for a new contract. Below, union officers address some recent questions. Question: Could new Non-Traditional Full-Time jobs be scheduled six days a week? Answer: Clerk Craft NTFT assignments could be created as six-day assignments where necessary to create a desirable duty assignment […]

Guffey to APWU Members: Don’t Let Anti-Labor Politicians Stop You From Voting

Some very powerful politicians have set their sights on postal employees, APWU President Cliff Guffey has warned, and union members must respond decisively. “Anti-labor members of Congress have said the union’s tentative Collective Bargaining Agreement [PDF – members only] is too favorable to workers,” the union president noted. “They favor contracting out virtually all of […]

USPS and British Royal Mail Team Up to Sell Official Royal Wedding Collectibles

WASHINGTON, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — When the royal wedding of Prince William of Wales and Catherine Middleton takes place Friday, the U.S. Postal Service and British Royal Mail will help you join in the worldwide celebration. A limited supply of Official Royal Wedding collectibles not for mailing goes on sale tomorrow on the Postal […]

2,000 postal employees take $20,000 buyout offers

“More than 2,000 U.S. Postal Service administrators have signed up for an early-out deal that will give them $20,000 in return for leaving their financially struggling employer by the end of next month, a spokesman said Wednesday. Two thousand three employees applied by the Monday deadline, spokesman Mark Saunders said. .Their departures will account for […]

USPS proposes to move operations from Four Kansas Mail Processing Centers

Postal Service in Kansas to Hold Public Meetings on proposal to move mail processing operations from Hays, Colby,  Hutchinson and Independence Customer Service Mail Processing Centers (CSMPC)   HAYS, KS — The U.S. Postal Service will hold a public meeting to discuss its proposal to move some mail processing operations from the Hays Customer Service Mail Processing Center (CSMPC) […]