Postal Service offers postmasters early retirements ahead of RIFs

The Postal Service is offering buyouts and early retirement options to more than 3,000 postmasters before it proceeds with a reduction-in-force (RIF) in early 2015. The agency has been working with employee groups for more than two years on its PostPlan, which would reduce the hours at many post offices by two, four or six…

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USPS to close Madison facility, 3 others

MADISON, Wis. – The U.S. Postal Service plans to close four Wisconsin distribution centers, including one in Madison. The Madison facility is on a consolidation list posted at the Post Office website. A letter to customers posted on the USPS website states the consolidation of 82 facilities nationwide will begin in January 2015 and be…

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NPMHU: USPS Announces Plans To Resume Plant Closings And Consolidations

(June 30, 2014) The Union was notified this afternoon that the Postal Service plans to reinstitute the “Network Rationalization Plan” starting next year, in January 2015. You will recall that many of the plant closings and consolidations were put on hold earlier this year, in February 2014, when the Postal Service announced in the Federal…

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Is Postal Reform Becoming One Big Cluster…Box?

Here’s how crazy the pursuit of postal reform has gotten in recent months. First, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), frequent critic of the Obama Administration, sent a letter to ranking minority member Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) urging him and his fellow Democrats to join Republican members in a bipartisan revision of his postal reform bill that…

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Closure of Eau Claire postal distribution center to slow delivery

Eau Claire’s mail distribution center is among 82 such operations across the United States scheduled to close in 2015 as part of a U.S. Postal Service reorganization, postal officials announced Monday. The closing means mail originating in Eau Claire will be sent to a sorting center in St. Paul, delaying its delivery time. The operations…

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Postal distribution center in Shrewsbury slated to close in 2015

SHREWSBURY — The Central Massachusetts Mail Processing and Distribution Center on Main Street is among as many as 82 United States Postal Service facilities that the agency announced Monday would be consolidated, beginning in January. John H. Flattery, president of the American Postal Workers Union AFL-CIO Local 4553, which represents workers at the plant, said…

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