2006 Postal Reform Law Continues to Drive Up USPS Net Losses For FY 2012

USPS Needs New Math to Explain November 2011 Net Loss of $1.8 Billion The US Postal Service filed its second month preliminary financial report of the 2012 fiscal year (unaudited) with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) . USPS reported a net operating loss of $1.267 billion for the month of  November 2011. This same period […]

USPS’s Quasi-Moratorium On Post Office Closings

Below is text of letter from USPS to APWU President Mr. Cliff Guffey President American Postal Workers Union (APWU), AFL-CIO 1300 L Street, NW Washington, DC 20005-4128 Dear Cliff, This letter responds to your inquiry concerning the impact of the Postal Service’s December 13 announcement to delay the closing of any Post Office or mail […]

Save the Post Office named most valuable of progressive websites

“MOST VALUABLE WEBSITE: Save the Post Office Nowhere was the assault on public services more aggressive than in the push to downsize the Postal Service. Battered by a Congressional mandate that pensions be prepaid for the next seventy-five years, the USPS announced plans to eliminate services, lay off tens of thousands of workers and close […]

Collins: PRC Opinion On PO Closures Increases Urgency To Pass Postal Reform

Washington, DC – December 23, 2011- U.S. Senator Susan Collins, Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and one of the authors of bipartisan postal reform legislation, today issued the following statement regarding the Postal Regulatory Commission’s advisory opinion on the U.S. Postal Service’s plan to close almost 3700 post offices […]

USPS To Market Test First Class Tracer

USPS will test a new product called First Class Tracer in a limited market area. The product will enable customers to follow their greeting cards, postcards, and personal and business letters as they travel through the mail processing system. Here’s how it will work. Customers will purchase an adhesive barcode that will be placed directly […]

Congressman Introduces Rural Postal Service Preservation Act

Legislation Would Ensure the United States Postal Service Continues Delivery Service to Rural Regions Washington, D.C.— Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04), today released the following statement after introducing H.R. 3744, the Rural Service Preservation Act in the United States House of Representatives: “As the United States Postal Service’s financial picture continues to grow dim and options […]

Video: 50,000 Packages In Limbo At UPS Distribution Center

Some UPS customers said the U.S. Postal Service and Fed-Ex had no problems delivering their packages these past few days. Thousands of people in the metro area will open their presents a little late this year because the day started out with 50,000 packages in limbo at the United Parcel Service holding facility in Commerce […]

Senator Carper Issues Statement on USPS Proposal to Close Hares Corner Facility

Sen. Carper Statement on U.S. Postal Service Announcement Regarding Hares Corner Processing Center WASHINGTON – Today, Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), Chairman of the Senate subcommittee that oversees the U.S. Postal Service, released the following statement on the U.S. Postal Service’s announcement regarding moving forward on the closure of the Hares Corner Processing Center. The U.S. […]

PRC Advisory Opinion Finds USPS Proposal for Retail Closures Lacks Proper Analysis

Washington, DC –The Postal Regulatory Commission today issued its Advisory Opinion in Docket N2011-1 on the Postal Service’s Retail Access Optimization Initiative (RAOI), a program that identified more than 3,600 post offices and other retail facilities for possible closure this year. The Postal Service is required to ask the Commission for an Advisory Opinion on […]