USPS OIG Audit Report: Oversight of the Approved Shippers Program


Background The U.S. Postal Service seeks to extend the convenience and reach of its products and services by locating them near where customers live, work, and shop. In August 2013, the Postal Service started a 1-year pilot program with Staples, in which the retailer sold only Postal Service shipping products and services and not those…

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ARA Friday Alert: Alliance Releases Annual Congressional Voting Record


May 29, 2015 On Tuesday, the Alliance released its annual report detailing the voting record of every U.S. Representative and Senator on issues important to current and future retirees. The voting record looks at ten key votes in both the Senate and the House and assigns a “Pro-Retiree” score for each member of Congress. Scores…

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USPS: June is LGBT Pride Month


June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month, which honors the contributions of LGBT individuals to the nation’s history. LGBT Pride Month is held in June to commemorate the Stonewall uprising, when patrons at a gay-friendly tavern in New York City resisted a police raid. The June 1969 incident is seen as a…

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APWU: Tucson Area Local Launches Community, Business Surveys


05/29/2015 – Tucson Area Local President Connie Nelson-Sadler has worked with elected officials and the business community to launch surveys. The surveys are an effort to provide Tucson residents a platform to share the opinions, impacts and concerns of consolidating Tucson’s mail processing from the Cherrybell facility to Phoenix. Two surveys are being offered: a…

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USPS contract talks stall


By Joe Davidson – May 28, 2015 The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is proud of its pledge to deliver mail through all kinds of tough stuff. But it looks like one of its hardest jobs is getting through contract talks. Negotiations with one of its largest labor organizations, the American Postal Workers Union (APWU), stalled…

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