Michigan State Senator urges Congress to stop closure of Lansing mail processing center

(November 13, 2014) LANSING—A resolution sponsored by Sen. Rick Jones formally requests Congress to prohibit the U.S. Postal Service from closing or consolidating the mail processing and distribution center on Collins Road in Lansing. “It is long overdue that Congress and President Obama come together and finally fix the postal service,” said Jones, R-Grand Ledge. […]

USPS OIG Summary Of Financial Crimes In Semiannual Report to Congress

FINANCIAL CRIMES A portion of the $66 billion in revenue generated by the Postal Service last year is handled at the 32,000 postal retail locations. Employees who allegedly embezzle funds, kite or otherwise misuse money orders, or steal and misuse postal-issued credit cards receive investigative attention from our special agents. A former New York lead […]

NAPS: When Will the House Take Up Postal Reform?

NAPS Leg/Reg Update: 5/10/2012 The plans announced on Wednesday by the Postal Service to keep open thousands of rural post offices has neutralized one of the most controversial provisions in the House postal measure, backed by Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and awaiting floor action.  Numerous problems with the House legislation yet remain, and Republican House […]

GOP Members of Congress Write to Boehner, Pelosi On Postal Reform, Issa-Ross Responds

Washington, DC – Today Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) released the following statement after he and sixteen Members of Congress sent a letter to Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi regarding the Postal Service targeting rural postal facilities as a means of addressing its massive budget shortfall: “There is no question the Postal Service must […]

APWU: One Week Left; Local Lobbying Efforts Take Off

APWU locals and state organizations are responding enthusiastically to the call to lobby their senators during the congressional recess, which began April 2 and ends April 13.  In addition to rallies and meetings with senators during the break, locals will conduct informational leafleting at post offices around the country on Tax Day, April 17.  The […]

PMG addresses Congress — Urges support for USPS plan to profitability

PMG Pat Donahoe went to Capitol Hill Tuesday to support the Postal Service’s plan to return the agency to fiscal solvency. Donahoe told legislators during a hearing of the House Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and Labor Policy the comprehensive plan  USPS has developed will produce a reduction in annual costs of $22.5 […]

Postal Supervisors: Congress is Causing the Postal Service’s Problem

From the National Association Of Postal Supervisors: March 14, 2012 A new survey by the National Association of Postal Supervisors shows that managers and supervisors in the United States Postal Service believe that Congress is the foremost problem standing in the way of the Postal Service, either because Congress has interfered too much in postal […]

NALC: Congress might try again to use our pensions to help pay for H.R. 7

From the NALC Activist Alert: The NALC is on high alert as we await action as early as next week on H.R. 7, The American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act of 2012. Once again, it looks like the bill will be offset largely on the backs of current and future federal and postal employees. Initial […]

Congress Refuses to Tax the Rich But Postal, Federal Workers Must Pay

Congress appears close to reaching a deal to extend the 2 percent payroll tax holiday – after House Republicans made an important concession: The tax cut would not have to be paid for with reductions in federal spending. But there’s a hitch. Budget negotiators insisted that postal workers and federal employees pay more for their […]