USPS awards FCA $196,377,320 contract for additional Extended Capacity Delivery Vehicles

Solicitation Number: 3DVPRT-15-B-0057 Notice Type: Award Notice Contract Award Date: September 20, 2019 Contract Award Number: 3DVPRT-15-B-0057(011) Contract Award Dollar Amount: $196,377,320.00 Contract Line Item Number: Line No. 15 in lieu of Line No. 06 Contractor Awarded Name: FCA North America Holdings, LLC Contractor Awarded DUNS: 830966904 Contractor Awarded Address: 1000 Chrysler Drive Auburn Hills,…

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USPS National Slips, Trips, and Falls Prevention Week – October 19–25, 2019

The United States Postal Service® is sponsoring its first National Slips, Trips, and Falls Prevention Week, a public service campaign that offers safety tips and emphasizes the need for increased owner responsibility to help prevent carrier injuries. From painted porches to neglected icy surfaces, hazardous conditions on customer property poses a serious threat to Postal…

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NALC files Lawsuit on Consolidated Casing Initiative

August 29, 2019 NALC today filed a lawsuit against the Postal Service in the federal district court in Washington D.C. The suit asks the court to issue an injunction stopping the Postal Service from continuing its Consolidated Casing Initiative until NALC’s pending national level grievance is resolved. The grievance over consolidated casing is presently scheduled…

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USPS OIG Report: Contract Delivery Service Costs

Background The U.S. Postal Service uses contracted delivery suppliers to support mail delivery needs and ensure it meets its universal service obligation. CDS is a contractual agreement between the Postal Service and an individual or company for the delivery and collection of mail for customers. CDS is considered one of the Postal Service’s three primary…

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NALC: USPS Fairness Act reaches bipartisan majority

The USPS Fairness Act (H.R. 2382), which would repeal the retiree health benefit pre-funding requirement, passed the threshold for bipartisan majority support in the House Of Representatives with 218 co-sponsors. However, more support is needed for this bill. With new House rules, legislation that reaches 290 or more co-sponsors can be scheduled directly for a…

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NALC: 7th Contract COLA is $624 (30 cents per hour)

August 13 Contract COLA: 7th COLA is $624 The seventh regular COLA under the 2016-2019 National Agreement is $624 annually following the release of the July 2019 Consumer Price Index. On August 13, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the CPI for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W, 1967=100) stood at 745.376 in…

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USPS OIG Report: Mail Delivery Issues – West Park Station 

Background This report presents the results of our self-initiated audit of Mail Delivery Issues – West Park Station, Philadelphia, PA (Project Number 19RG030DRT000). The West Park Station is in the Philadelphia Metro District of the Eastern Area. This audit was designed to provide U.S. Postal Service management with timely information on potential delivery risks at…

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USPS to deliver parcels for UPS on Sundays

The Postal Service intends to deliver packages for United Parcel Service (UPS) on Sundays. The arrangement is part of the Postal Service’s broader efforts to expand its shipping and packages business, a key component of the organization’s revenue growth strategy. The parcels that the Postal Service would deliver are for UPS SurePost and Mail Innovations….

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