USPS Mystery Shopper Program Scores

A window clerk told me that they were informed by a manager that anything less than a mystery shopper program score of 100% for our office is now considered a failure. Anyone else being told this? Also, has anyone fielded the idea of us mystery-shopping the CPU’s using the same criteria for the shopping experence…

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NALC: Carriers to Receive Upgrade/Pay Schedule Consolidation

In accordance with the MOU Re: Pay Schedule Consolidation, all career and non-career (CCA) grade 1 city letter carriers will be upgraded to their equivalent step in grade 2 effective Nov. 24. Carrier technicians will receive an additional 2.1 percent compensation of their applicable hourly wage for all paid hours effective Nov. 24. Time served…

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USPS offers reminder on mailing lighters

The Postal Service wants employees and customers to remember that cigarette and utility lighters must be authorized to enter the mailstream via surface transportation, such as USPS Retail Ground or Parcel Select. Cigarette and utility lighters are prohibited from air transportation — such as Priority Mail, First-Class Mail and First-Class Package Service — and from…

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PMG shares holiday message with employees

The following message is from Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan: As Thanksgiving Day draws near, I would like to express my gratitude to each and every one of you. In another year filled with opportunities and challenges, the men and women of the United States Postal Service delivered — for our customers, the American public,…

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New Ad Against The Sale of the Public Postal Service

11/15/2018 – Watch the new advertisement below produced by the American Postal Workers Union and the National Association of Letter Carriers against the White House’s proposal to sell the postal service to private corporations. See:

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APWU: 2018 Convention Transcript Now Available

Web News Article #: 108-2018 11/15/2018 – An official transcript of the proceedings from the APWU’s 24th Biennial National Convention is now available to union members on www.apwu.org. The convention is the highest governing body of the APWU. The 1,520-page document provides a full transcript of the business undertaken during the assembly, which took place…

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USPS: Year-end results reported

The Postal Service has reported its financial results for fiscal 2018 (Oct. 1, 2017-Sept. 30, 2018). Here are some highlights: • Revenue. Total revenue was $70.6 billion, up 1.5 percent compared to the previous fiscal year. The higher revenues were driven largely by continued growth in shipping and packages, where revenue reached $21.5 billion, a…

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PRC Approves Largest-Ever Price Increase for Stamps

Washington, DC – Today the Postal Regulatory Commission issued Orders 4875 and 4876 approving the Postal Service’s planned rate adjustments for both Market Dominant products and Competitive products respectively. Rate increases for Market Dominant products must meet certain statutory and regulatory requirements, the most prominent of which is that such increases be no greater than…

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