APWU Geared Up to Fight Back Against USPS Reductions in Service and Jobs

Web News Article #: 61-2017 06/16/2017 – Throughout the country, the Postal Service has launched an all-out assault on our jobs and is blatantly violating the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) in their staffing of post offices. The USPS is reducing service to the community and disrupting the lives of postal workers by reducing duty assignments…

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Opposition grows to planned Richmond, CA post office closure

By Mike Aldax – June 12, 2017 A community town hall is scheduled Thursday night in response to the U.S. Postal Service’s plans to close the branch at 1025 Nevin Ave. and possibly relocate services to the Richmond McVittie Detached Delivery Unit at 2100 Chanslor Ave. The town hall — hosted by the Iron Triangle…

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OIG Report: Consolidation of Mail for Dallas and New Jersey NDCs

Background Highway Contract Routes (HCR) are competitive fixed-price contracts the U.S. Postal Service awards to contractors to transport mail between post offices, network distribution centers (NDC), and other designated stops. In fiscal year (FY) 2016, the Postal Service spent about $3 billion for about 8,664 HCRs. The Postal Service uses 21 NDCs to increase operational…

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OIG Report: Internal Controls Over Money Orders – Kendall Green Station Contract Postal Unit

Background Office of Inspector General (OIG) uses tripwires to identify financial anomalies. Tripwires are analytic tools that look at specific behaviors and patterns that are strong indicators of improper activity. From October 1, 2015, to December 31, 2016, our tripwire identified the Kendall Green Station Contract Postal Unit (CPU), Washington, D.C., reported 262 money orders,…

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Sen. Claire McCaskill calls on USPS to explain complaints of poor service

By Jim Cunningham – May 8, 2017 Two senators are checking on complaints about poor service from the U.S. Postal Service, days after KMBZ News aired a story about persistent problems in Kansas City’s Northland. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) are stepping up to address concerns about the accuracy of delivery…

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Medford residents complain about long passport lines at post office

By Damian Mann – April 21, 2017 Frustrated local residents say they have endured long lines and long waits to get a passport at the cramped downtown Medford post office. “With only one post office employee, who seems very stressed out, managing all the necessary paperwork for all the passport applicants, this is a perfect…

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Simple And Straightforward Consumer Fix: Help USPS Improve Poor Mail Service

By Steve Pociask – April 17, 2017 Despite a lot of big ticket consumer-oriented issues coming into focus for Congress lately, like healthcare and tax reform, it is also apparent that the United States Postal Service (USPS) and its chaotic operations have also had the attention of some legislators on Capitol Hill. For the new…

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