New video explains USPS finances

Chief Financial Officer Joe Corbett reviews the Postal Service’s latest in a “Dollars and Change” video released this week. During fiscal 2019’s second quarter (Jan. 1-March 31), USPS recorded revenue of $17.5 billion. Operating expenses were $19.6 billion, leaving the organization with a net loss of $2.1 billion. Several factors contributed to the net loss,…

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NRLCA Reaches Tentative Agreement with USPS for Three-Year Contract

The National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association and the United States Postal Service have negotiated a Tentative Agreement to cover the 3-year period from May 21, 2018 to May 20, 2021. This Tentative Agreement must be ratified by a majority of the voting membership of the NRLCA to become effective. The highlights of the Tentative Agreement…

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APWU Election Committee: Disregard the letter you originally received pertaining to your dues

May 29, 2019 Greetings, During the week of May 20, 2019, 214 Full Dues Cash Pay letters were inadvertently sent to members in good standing. The letter you received is the normal letter that is sent out every Election year since 2004 to members whose dues are in question. After meeting with the Per Capita…

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USPS OIG Report: High Throughput Package Sorter at the Queens P&DC

Objective Our objective was to evaluate the performance and functionality of the Postal Service’s High Throughput Package Sorter (HTPS) at the Queens, NY, Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC) and determine whether planned transportation savings were realized. In February 2017, the Postal Service approved about $32.5 million for the purchase of its second HTPS machine to…

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USPS OIG Report: Foreign Posts’ Retirement Asset Investments

The U.S. Postal Service participates in two government-wide pension plans that are administered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM): the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). The assets of these plans are held in one trust fund, the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund, and are managed by…

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USPS OIG Wants Our Input on First-Line Supervisors

Do First-Line Supervisors Have Adequate Resources to Perform Their Duties? Project Title: First‐Line Supervisor Resources Start Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 Estimated Report Release Date: January 2020 Postal Service first-line supervisors oversee the day-to-day execution of operations that drive services and delivery of mail to the public. As such, they significantly contribute to ensuring customers…

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Richmond-area posts offices fined thousands for unsafe working conditions

RICHMOND, Va. — A CBS Problem Solvers investigation has revealed that since 2015, United States Postal Service offices in the Commonwealth have spent more than $461,000 in preventable fines to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA.) More than $140,000 of that total, was paid out from Richmond-metro locations. Click to see the U.S. Postal…

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Postal Bulletin highlights Regulations for Proper Flag Display

Regulations for Proper Flag Display The United States Postal Service® periodically reprints part 47 of the Administrative Support Manual (ASM), so postmasters can ensure that the American flag, the Postal Service™ flag, and the MIA-POW flag are properly displayed. To read all of the regulations concerning the display of flags at Postal Service facilities, see…

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