USPS OIG Report: Passport Application Acceptance Operations

Objective Our objective was to assess the Postal Service’s passport application acceptance operations and identify opportunities for improvement. Since 1975, the Postal Service has leveraged its expansive retail network to accept passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State (State Department). The State Department is primarily responsible for nationwide passport services. This includes…

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USPS seeks brief increase in package product prices for holidays

USPS has notified the Postal Regulatory Commission of plans to temporarily increase some package product prices for the peak holiday season. If approved by the commission, the increases will affect Priority Mail, Priority Mail Express, First-Class Package Service, Parcel Select, USPS Retail Ground and Parcel Return Service. International products won’t be affected. The temporary price…

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USPS: Third-quarter financial results reported 

The Postal Service has reported its financial results for fiscal year 2021’s third quarter (April 1-June 30). Here are some highlights: • Revenue. Total operating revenue was approximately $18.5 billion, up 4.8 percent compared with the same quarter one year earlier. First-Class Mail revenue increased 1 percent, while Marketing Mail revenue increased 42.2 percent. Revenue…

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PMG DeJoy’s Remarks During Aug. 6  Postal Service Board of Governors meeting

August 6, 2021 WASHINGTON, DC — The below remarks are as prepared for delivery by Postmaster General and CEO Louis DeJoy during the open session meeting of the Postal Service Board of Governors on Aug. 6, 2021. “Good morning. Thank you, Chairman Bloom. Let me add my welcome to all here on-line. I join Governor…

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NLRB: APWU Detroit District Area failed to bargain in good faith with Teamsters Union

ORDER The National Labor Relations Board orders that the Respondent, Local #295, Detroit District Area, American Postal Workers Union (APWU), AFL–CIO, Detroit, Michigan, its officers, agents, and representatives, shall: 1. Cease and desist from (a) Failing and refusing to bargain in good faith with Local 243, International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) (the Union) as the…

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USPS OIG Report: How Institutions Change

August 4, 2021 (RISC-WP-21-006) As the Postal Service experiences disruption in its industry, it can learn from the experiences of organizations that navigated change in their markets. The OIG researched the experiences of organizations in three disrupted industries to identify strategic takeaways for the Postal Service. Over the past 20 years, digital diversion of communication,…

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APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – August 13, 2021

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU In this issue: APWU COPA Honor Roll Addendum Steelworkers Union Settles With ATI Voter Suppression Pittsburgh Retiree Record – August 13, 2021

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APWU: Latest COVID MOUs and Liberal Leave Policy Extensions

APWU News Article – August 3, 2021 President Dimondstein signed extensions on the COVID MOUs today (August 3), through September 30, 2021. The liberal leave policy has also been extended (see letter below). The latest documents can be found below. They are also listed, together with the full archive of MOUs and other resources on…

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