Edwards Introduces the Federal Employee Pension Fairness Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 31, 2014 Washington, DC – Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards [MD-4] introduced The Federal Employee Pension Fairness Act today to repeal the unnecessary and increased contributions of federal employees to their own pensions. Under current law, recently hired federal employees have been forced by the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation…

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Inside the Radical Redesign of the Country’s Largest Retailer: USPS

With more than 30,000 locations operating today, the United States Postal Service is still the largest retail network in the US. It’s also an embattled institution that’s struggling to stay afloat. That’s why last year, it enlisted a small design studio to overhaul its look completely. Here’s what they came up with. Over the last…

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Suburban Detroit Post Office Says No Mail to Israel

Branch Misunderstood Limited Service Delay Over Flight Ban The metropolitan Detroit regional office of the U.S. Postal Service issued a clarification to its branches after a local post office said it could not accept mail sent to Israel. A post office in Southfield, Mich., had told clients that mail was not deliverable to Israel because…

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APWU: Resolution Sets Goals for Contract Negotiations

Web News Article #: 145-14 July 31, 2014 – On July 25, the last day of the APWU’s 22nd Biennial National Convention, delegates adopted a resolution that spells out the priorities for the upcoming contract negotiations with the USPS. After voting to adopt over 125 other labor-management resolutions earlier in the week, delegates passed Standing…

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Livermore Falls has the first village post office in Maine

LIVERMORE FALLS — U.S. Postal Service officials opened its first village post office in Maine on Wednesday morning at Pike’s Corner Oasis on Park Street, also known as Route 133. The Postal Service announced in 2011 that it would be reducing hours or closing hours at post offices around the country to run more efficiently…

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USPS Network Rationalization, Phase II Overview Webinar scheduled for August 15

Date and time: Friday, August 15, 2014 2:30 pm Eastern Daylight Time (New York) Duration: 1 hour Description: The Postal Service Network Operations team invites you to a Network Rationalization Phase II webinar to provide more information about the transportation and logistical requirements involved with the 2015 Network Rationalization implementation plans.Please join Dave Williams, VP…

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Florence, SC mail processing center set to close

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) – The United States Postal Service in Florence has downsized its processing center. Soon, any mail with a zip code starting in 295 will be processed in Columbia. The close will cause a major delay for some. “One of the big effects is that mail will go from a 1 to 3…

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USPS seeks new site for La Jolla letter carriers, downplays importance of audit requested by Congress

La Jolla’s postmaster has been viewing rental properties in and around the Village in which to relocate United States Postal Service (USPS) services from its 720 Silver St. facility (off Draper Avenue) — including the complex at the corner of Silverado Street and Fay Avenue where La Jolla Sports Club is located, sources closed to…

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