Senator Tester tells PMG Megan Brennan USPS service standards are a disaster

Senator Tester tells PMG Megan Brennan USPS service standards are a disaster January 29, 2015 (U.S. SENATE)-Senator Jon Tester today met incoming Postmaster General Megan Brennan for the first time to discuss strengthening the Postal Service and the need to improve delivery standards in rural states like Montana. Tester emphasized the Postal Service’s delivery standards […]

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 […]

PRC schedule for advisory opinion on USPS network and delivery standards proposals

From the Postal Regulatory Commission: In December, the United States Postal Service requested a non-binding advisory opinion from the Postal Regulatory Commission on its proposal to consolidate its mail processing network and alter the delivery standards for First Class Mail and Periodicals.  This request was designated as PRC Docket No. N2012-1. In support of its […]

USPS Moves Forward its Ill-Advised Plan to Reduce Service Standards

From the National Postal Mail Handlers Union On Monday, December 5, the Postal Service filed a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC), asking for an advisory opinion to relax the service standards for first-class mail and periodicals. The NPMHU condemns this action as extremely short-sighted, and believes that substantial cuts in service like those […]

Kucinich: USPS Privatization Plan Will Hurt Business, Workers and the Economy

Today’s Announcement will Drive Customers to Private Competitors ( Dec. 5) Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), a long-time proponent of the United States Postal Service (USPS) and senior member of the Congressional committee that oversees the agency, today released the following statement after plans were announced to significantly degrade service and drive customers to private competitors. […]

USPS Notice To PRC Requesting Changes To Service Standards

Excerpts from USPS filing to the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) requesting an advisory opinion regarding service standards. USPS received 4,200 comments from  its Federal Register notice in September 2011. Based on an analysis of fiscal year 2010 costs, the Postal Service has determined that a combination of service changes centered on eliminating overnight service for […]

APWU Challenges Proposed Changes to USPS Service Standards

The APWU is challenging proposed changes to USPS service standards that would result from a major reduction in the number of mail processing facilities. The Postal Service announced plans to eliminate 252 mail processing facilities on Sept. 14, and one week later published an “advance notice” of the proposed changes in service in the Federal […]

Carry the Rally Cry and protest PMG’s proposed changes to service standards

The following alert was released by Omar M. Gonzalez, APWU Western Region Coordinator: FIGHT THE PMG’S QUEST TO UNDERMINE SERVICE TODAY! The Postmaster General’s dastardly plan to close mail processing plants and postal facilities REQUIRES him to change service standards. Management is “selling” these proposed changes as a good thing. But the documentation required and […]

Twin Falls, ID Mail Operations move will change service standards from overnight to 2-day

As a result of the consolidation, service between ZIP Code areas 832, 833 and 834 will change from overnight to 2-day TWIN FALLS, ID – As a result of a study begun April 13, the Postal Service has made the decision to move mail processing operations from the Twin Falls, ID, Customer Service Mail Processing […]