Postal Worker West – December 2017 Special Excessing Edition

Via APWU Western Region Coordinator Omar M. Gonzalez: In some offices management is going forward with excessing for the February move date. More will follow in May. Forewarned is forearmed. I hope you and yours have a Blessed Christmas and a Great Holiday Season! ~ Omar

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APWU: PRC Proposes Changes to Ratemaking System

Web News Article #: 117-2017 12/07/2017 – The PRC just issued their long-awaited proposal to change how much the Postal Service can raise postage rates of market dominant products. (Market dominant products include first class letters and cards, periodicals, and Standard/Market Mail; but do not include most package products which are “competitive” products.) The 2006…

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Des Moines post office workers will protest cutbacks this week

By Kevin Hardy – November 6, 2017 Postal workers in Des Moines will protest ongoing cuts to the agency this week. Local employees of the United States Postal Service will join a series of national protests as they picket outside the downtown post office, 1165 Second Avenue, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday. Union officials…

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USPS OIG Report: Consolidation of Mail for Chicago and San Francisco NDCs

Objective Our objective was to assess the efficiency of the U.S. Postal Service’s transportation consolidation of mail (loading, unloading, and trailer utilization) for long-haul Highway Contract Routes (HCR) for the Chicago and San Francisco Network Distribution Centers (NDC). Consolidation Deconsolidation Facility (CDF) contractors provide bedloading and recontainerization services for the Postal Service at 19 NDCs….

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AFL-CIO Convention Resolution: Support Postal Financial Services and Postal Banking

October 24, 2017 AFL-CIO Convention Resolution 46 WHEREAS, the U.S. Post Office operated the Postal Savings System from 1911 through 1967 and, at its peak, had $3.4 billion in deposits; and WHEREAS, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the Postal Service issued a report recommending that the Postal Service provide basic financial services…

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USPS OIG Report: Network Operations Continuous Improvement Processes

Objective Our objective was to evaluate the U.S. Postal Service Greensboro District’s fiscal year (FY) 2016 Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control (DMAIC) Priority Air/Surface continuous improvement process project. We will also summarize our prior continuous improvement audit work. What the OIG Found Greensboro District management did not comply with DMAIC process requirements or meet its…

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USPS comments on recent Washington Post story about delayed mail

October 02, 2017 We consider any allegations of the mishandling of mail very seriously. We take issue that the OIG subjectively selected eight plants out of our postal network of more than 250. It also mischaracterized our plants as rural or urban entities. The OIG’s flawed methodology results in conclusions that are both inaccurate and…

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