USPS OIG Report: Use of the Run Plan Generator

Background The U.S. Postal Service has about 265 mail processing facilities nationwide. Mail processing is an integrated group of activities required to sort and distribute mail for delivery. The Run Plan Generator (RPG) is a software application used by processing facilities to optimize machine usage and operational efficiency. The RPG combines site-specific mail processing machines,…

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What You May Not Know About the U.S. Postal Service

By Fredric Rolando – January 26, 2017 The U.S. Postal Service delivers to 155 million homes and businesses from coast to coast, six and increasingly seven days a week. It’s based in the Constitution and is consistently rated the public’s most-trusted federal agency. The USPS is particularly critical to small towns and rural areas as…

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LTE: Impressed with Veterans Administration, US Postal Service speed

Letter to the Editor – Jan 21, 2017 DEAR EDITOR: I am a disabled veteran and depend on the Veterans Administration to provide my pharmacy when needed. I see local cardiologists at the Lima St. Rita’s Medical Center and they provide me with prescriptions for the medications that I need to treat my conditions. Last…

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LTE: We must protect U.S. Postal Service

Letter to the editor – Jan 19, 2017 EDITOR: Here’s something every American should be concerned about. The two Republican chairmen of the Congressional Oversight committees, Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson and Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office last fall requesting a preliminary investigation into the cost and continued need…

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OIG Report: Mail Processing Operations at the Roanoke P&DC

Background On January 5, 2015, the U.S. Postal Service revised its First-Class Mail® (FCM) service standards nationwide, eliminating single-piece overnight service and shifting some mail from a 2-day to a 3-day service standard. These revisions enabled the Postal Service to expand the amount of time each day that it could process mail, a change known…

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Video Message, Letter from APWU President – Staples Stopped

Published on Jan 13, 2017 President Mark Dimondstein salutes APWU members and supporters for their work to stop the USPS-Staples deal. Your 21cpw site administrator / retiree activist, as well as other Stop Staples committee members and activists, also received a personal thank you letter from APWU President Mark Dimondstein.

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Rep. Susan Davis Re-Introduces Bipartisan Resolution to Protect Door Delivery of Mail

Jan 6, 2017 – Press Release WASHINGTON – With the United States Postal Service already beginning to phase out of door delivery of mail, Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-CA) re-introduced her bipartisan H. Res. 28 stressing that door delivery must not end. Rep. Peter King (R-NY) and Rep. Dave Joyce (R-OH) joined Davis as lead cosponsors…

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APWU: Together We Stopped the TPP!!

Web News Article #: 254-2016 12/19/2016 – The 114th U.S. Congressional session is over and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is officially dead. This victory comes despite it being a signature effort of the White House and Republican-controlled Congress, supported by business lobbyists and the Chamber of Commerce. “The TPP was killed because workers stood up…

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