APWU: Revised FMLA Forms

APWU Web News Article 66-2012, May 31, 2012 The union has posted revised FMLA forms for use by healthcare providers to certify serious illnesses of APWU members [PDF] and their family members. [PDF] The forms the union created in 2009 “ solicit all of the information required under law,” Industrial Relations Director Mike Morris noted […]

USPS Form 8-K filing with PRC regarding Final Rule on Service Standard Changes

USPS Form 8-K filing with PRC regarding Final Rule on Service Standards Item 2.05. Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities. On May 18, 2012, the Postal Service submitted a final rule (the “Final Rule”) to the Federal Register revising the Postal Service’s service standards for several classes of mail, as part of its plan […]

Joe DiMaggio, Larry Doby, Willie Stargell and Ted Williams to be honored on Individual Forever Stamp Sheets July 21

WASHINGTON, May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Baseball fans can celebrate their favorite All-Stars as a group or individually. Responding to overwhelming demand following the recent announcement to honor Joe DiMaggio, Larry Doby, Willie Stargell and Ted Williams collectively on a single sheet of 20 Forever stamps, the Postal Service today announced that it will issue […]

Contract Post Offices No Longer Accept International Packages

From PostalReporter reader: Most contract stations were already refusing international packages due to the complicated regulations.  Now there is a nationwide ban as of May 21, 2012 (see article ).  Finding an open retail service counter at a real Post Office is going to be more difficult after implementation of the POStPlan.  The local post office is not credited with […]

USPS Launches ‘Picture Permit’ Website for Marketers

Registration for ‘Logo’ Indicia Now Open to Commercial Mailers WASHINGTON, May 30, 2012— In response to customer requests, the U.S. Postal Service is announcing the launch of the Picture Permit Imprint Indicia program for commercial mailers. The Picture Permit Imprint Indicia program provides new advertising opportunities for commercial mail customers by allowing them to use […]

USPS: More Village Post Offices Open For Business

Three additional Village Post Offices (VPOs) opened for business this month, bringing to 22 the number of these facilities. More than 20 VPOs are scheduled to open in June. Another four VPOs are scheduled to open before the end of May. Great Lakes Area is home to two of the new facilities — Long Lake […]

Hunger Strike to Save the Postal Service

The following was received from PostalReporter reader via email: Call to Action HUNGER STRIKE to SAVE THE POSTAL SERVICE June 25 – 28th , Washington DC Congress: Stop Starving the Postal Service! Repeal the Pre-funding Mandate! Refund the Pension Surplus! Postmaster General: Suspend the Closures and Cuts! America’s postal service is being starved to death. […]