USPS Default Could Have Been Avoided

The Postal Service’s default on a $5.5 billion payment to the U.S. Treasury due Aug. 1 is the result of a congressionally-manufactured financial crisis and could have been avoided, APWU President Cliff Guffey has charged. Although the default won’t have immediate consequences for mail delivery or on employees’ pay, the Postal Service’s precarious financial situation […]

APWU Settles Lawsuit on Retirees’ Debts

APWU Web News Article 92-2012, July 31, 2012 The APWU and a retired union member have resolved a lawsuit against the Postal Service and an Accounting Services manager for violations of the Debt Collection Act, Industrial Relations Director Mike Morris has announced. The suit charged that the USPS and the manager routinely violated the rights […]

OIG Review of USPS Fiscal Years 2012 and 2013 Liquidity Projections

From the USPS Office Of Inspector General: July 25, 2012 MEMORANDUM FOR: PATRICK R. DONAHOE – POSTMASTER GENERAL David C. Williams – Inspector General This memorandum provides the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) review of U.S. Postal Service liquidity projections as of June 2012 (Project Number 12BD016FI000). Without legislation to eliminate or […]

USPS schedules major financial system upgrade starting next week

USPS has scheduled a major software upgrade of its national financial system that will impact payments and reporting for a period from Aug. 9 through Aug. 27.  The software upgrade is scheduled to occur from the evening of Aug. 9 through Aug. 20. Catch-up processing will be performed from Aug. 20 through Aug. 27. During […]

Postal Service Honors Innovative Choreographers With New Forever Stamps

LOS ANGELES — The U.S. Postal Service paid tribute today — on National Dance Day — to four influential choreographers who forever changed the art of dance in this country and around the world: Isadora Duncan, José Limón, Katherine Dunham and Bob Fosse. The Innovative Choreographers stamps were dedicated at Los Angeles County’s Grand Park, […]

Retiring Postmaster Says USPS POStPlan is a fraud being perpetrated on all America

The following letter was submitted to the Postal Regulatory Commission by Mark Jamison, Postmaster of Webster NC, who is retiring today. Jamison has been very outspoken on his views of changes within the Postal Service. Commissioners I am not an intervener in this docket. I understand that these comments cannot become a part of the […]