USPS: Year-end results reported

The Postal Service has reported its financial results for fiscal 2018 (Oct. 1, 2017-Sept. 30, 2018). Here are some highlights: • Revenue. Total revenue was $70.6 billion, up 1.5 percent compared to the previous fiscal year. The higher revenues were driven largely by continued growth in shipping and packages, where revenue reached $21.5 billion, a…

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PRC Approves Largest-Ever Price Increase for Stamps

Washington, DC – Today the Postal Regulatory Commission issued Orders 4875 and 4876 approving the Postal Service’s planned rate adjustments for both Market Dominant products and Competitive products respectively. Rate increases for Market Dominant products must meet certain statutory and regulatory requirements, the most prominent of which is that such increases be no greater than…

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USPS holiday TV ads debut

The Postal Service’s new holiday television commercials will begin airing Friday, Nov. 9. The commercials show a letter carrier delivering mail and packages to a home when she spots Santa Claus’s sleigh and reindeer on the snow-covered roof. The carrier then encounters Santa and shows him an envelope that bears one of the new Sparkling…

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NPMHU, APWU and USPS Come Together for Historic RI399 Training

November 8-9, 2018 – Over 150 mail handlers who serve on their respective Local Dispute Resolution Committees (LDRC) gathered in Las Vegas, NV with an equal number of their USPS and APWU counterparts for the first gathering of two joint training sessions conducted by the members of the National Dispute Resolution Committee (NDRC) on the…

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USPS OIG: Momentous Veterans Day Salute

This Veterans Day falls on the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, when the armistice was enacted on the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918. Ceremonies and occasions to mark the centennial anniversary are planned nationwide, including a tolling of bells across the country at 11:00…

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USPS OIG Report: A Broader Perspective for the Postal Service Ethics Program

Objective The objective was to assess the maturity of the U.S. Postal Service Ethics Program in three areas: (1) agency goals and metrics, (2) accountability and consistency, and (3) cause and prevention. We discuss these areas using a maturity model framework to demonstrate the value of approaching an organization’s ethical efforts in a comprehensive, integrated…

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USPS: Open season begins Monday, Nov. 12

Opening soon. Reminder: Open season, the annual period when Postal Service employees can change their health benefits or enroll in a new plan, begins Monday, Nov. 12. A variety of health, vision and dental coverage is available. On Tuesday, Nov. 13, the Postal Service will hold the first of four webinars for employees who want…

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