Senator Casey Calls on OIG to Resume Stalled Audit of USPS Decision to Close Mail Processing Centers in Pennsylvania

USPS Inspector General Agreed to Independent Audit of Closure Decisions – Audit Has Been Stalled in Wake of Changes to the USPS National Consolidation Plan Senator Calls for Immediate Resumption of Independent Review, Wants Facilities to Stay Open Until All Facts Are Known WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is calling on the United […]

APWU: ‘Modified’ Consolidation Plan Is More of the Same

Union Members Must Fight Back, House Must Act Now APWU News Bulletin 15-2012, May 17, 2012 “We are asking local union leaders to arrange meetings with their U.S. representatives during the Memorial Day recess, which begins May 21,” — Cliff Guffey APWU President USPS management announced [PDF] on May 17 that it would begin implementing […]

USPS Moves Ahead with Modified Network Consolidation Plan

9-Month Implementation; $1.2 Billion in Cost Reductions WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service today announced plans to move ahead with a modified plan to consolidate its network of 461 mail processing locations in phases. The first phase of activities will result in up to 140 consolidations through February of 2013.  Unless the circumstances of the […]

USPS Plans to consolidate 140 facilities in first phase

From USPS News Link: Modified network consolidation plan Nine-month implementation announced USPS is moving ahead with a modified, phased plan to consolidate its network of 461 mail processing locations. The first phase of activities will result in up to 140 consolidations through February of 2013. Unless the Postal Service’s circumstances change, a second and final […]

APWU:’Potential’ Consolidation List Not Reliable

APWU Web News Article 47-2012, April 26, 2012 A “potential consolidation list” [PDF] developed by the Postal Service and provided to members of the Senate on April 24 has generated a lot of interest at postal facilities across the country, but it is not an official management proposal or reliable list, the union is warning. […]

USPS Market Research on Consolidations: Revenue Losses Could Wipe Out Savings

In testimony before the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) on March 21, a USPS witness made a startling admission: The Postal Service’s initial research on the network consolidation plan indicated that it could result in revenue losses of $5.3 billion, with net revenue losses as high as $1.9 billion. Revenue losses of that magnitude would virtually […]

In Meeting With PMG, Sen. Brown Pushes To Minimize Ohio Closures, Preserve Rural Post Offices, And Maintain Six Day Delivery

Nine Ohio Processing Centers—Akron, Athens, Canton, Chillicothe, Dayton, Ironton, Steubenville, Toledo and Youngstown—Targeted for Closure Under USPS Proposal; Brown is a Cosponsor of the Postal Service Protection Act, Which Would Help the U.S. Postal Service Return to Fiscal Solvency March 8, 2012 WASHINGTON, D.C. — With proposed U.S. Postal Service (USPS) office closures looming, U.S. […]

APWU: Latest USPS Announcement on Consolidation Raises More Questions than It Answers

The Postal Service’s announcement on March 7 [PDF] that it would suspend consolidation of mail processing and distribution centers during the “election mailing season” seems to have raised more questions than it answered. Lost in much of the reporting on the announcement is this pertinent quote from the USPS press release: “Therefore, most closures or […]

Rep. Markey calls on USPS to delay closures until Congress can act on postal legislation

Lawmaker calls on U.S. Postal Service to delay closures, consolidations until Congress can act on comprehensive postal legislation WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Malden), dean of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation, this week sent a letter to Deputy Postmaster General Ron Stroman declaring his opposition to the consolidation of the Northwest Boston Area Mail […]