Senators Want USPS To Explain Why So Many West Virginia Post Offices Targeted For Closure

West Virginia Senators Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) react to USPS announcement of post office closings WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Jay Rockefeller today released the following statement after the U.S. Postal Service announced it is studying the possibility of closing 150 post offices in West Virginia as part of a cost-cutting initiative. “I […]

Senator Snowe Urges USPS to Examine Impact of PO Closures on Rural Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 29, 2011) – U.S. Senator Olympia J. Snowe (R-Maine) is urging the United States Postal Service (USPS) to examine the potentially harmful effect possible post office consolidations and closures could have on rural communities. In a letter to Postmaster General Patrick Donahue following the release of a report by the USPS identifying […]

Senator Casey Pushes for Transparency in Pennsylvania Post Office Closure Process

WASHINGTON, DC – (July 27, 2011) U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) today sent a letter to Patrick Donahoe, Postmaster General of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), pushing for more transparency in the process of considering post offices in Pennsylvania for closure. Earlier this week, the USPS announced it was considering closing 203 post offices in […]

Senator Tester Questions Why Postmaster General Gets $800,000 Salary

From the Office of Senator Jon Tester (D-Montana) (U.S. SENATE) – U.S. Senator Jon Tester is demanding to know why the head of the U.S. Postal Service made $800,000 in total compensation while eliminating local Montana positions as the organization is dealing with a multi-billion-dollar shortfall. Tester, during a Senate hearing on the nominations of […]

APWU Vows to Fight to Keep Post Offices, Stations, and Branches Open

“The American Postal Workers Union will stand with our neighbors in demanding that post offices, stations, and branches remain open – and expand the services they offer – wherever they are needed,” APWU President Cliff Guffey said. The USPS announced July 26 that it plans to study 3,700 post offices, stations and branches for possible […]

PRC to Review USPS Plan For Closings Post Offices

The Commission is now considering a request from the Postal Service to prepare an Advisory Opinion on its plan to systematically review 3,653 postal offices for possible closure or consolidation.  This is an important filing that may result in significant changes for the mailing public. My fellow Commissioners and I will analyze the materials the […]

USPS Identifies First 100 Sites To Utilize Non-Traditional Assignments

From the American Postal Workers Union: The Postal Service has provided the APWU with a list of the first 100 mail processing sites that will utilize Non-Traditional Full-Time (NTFT) duty assignments [PDF], as well as computer models showing proposed schedules for three of the sites: the Boston Processing and Distribution Center, the Central Mass P&DC, […]

Senator Susan Collins: Rural Post Offices not the cause of USPS financial crisis

Senator Suan Collins issued the following statement on possible post office closures: July 26, 2011 The United States Postal Service today announced a list of nearly 3,700 post offices it will consider for closure. Senator Susan Collins, who is the Ranking Republican on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and who in February introduced […]

UPS Store In California Using Direct Mail Promotion To Capitalize On USPS Post Office Closure

USPS held a public meeting for Walnut Creek residents on April 18, 2011 to discuss its proposal to discontinue services at the downtown Station A. Now 3 1/2 months later USPS has announced that Station A is on the review list for possible closure under the Non Retail Access Optimization Initiative. A newly opened UPS […]

USPS Files Request for PRC Advisory Opinion on Post Office Closings

From National Association of Postmasters This afternoon, the U.S. Postal Service formally requested the Postal Regulatory Commission to issue an advisory opinion on whether its Retail Access Optimization Initiative conforms with current law.  The USPS request is referenced as PRC Docket Number N2011-1. You may view the actual USPS filing and supporting documents here. In […]