USPS OIG Report: Marketing Mail Letters Workshare Discounts

Objective The U.S. Postal Service offers a postage rate discount to mailers for presorting, pre-barcoding, handling, or transporting of mail. These workshare discounts incentivize mailers to perform specific activities that the Postal Service would otherwise have to perform. They allow the Postal Service to increase operational efficiencies, avoid some mailing costs, stimulate mail volume growth,…

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USPS OIG Report: Terminal Handling Services – Southern Area

Objective The objective was to assess the effectiveness of the Terminal Handling Services (THS) the U.S. Postal Service uses to sort and transport mail in the Southern Area. THS suppliers load mail into FedEx air containers and deliver them to FedEx for transportation across the nation. They also transport incoming FedEx air containers to THS…

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ASM Revision: Firearms Possession by Postal Service employees

Effective August 2, 2018, the Postal Service™ is revising the Administrative Support Manual (ASM) to clarify policy on the possession of firearms by Postal Service employees. Administrative Support Manual (ASM) 2 Audits and Investigations * * * * * 27 Security * * * * * 276 Firearms Security * * * * * 276.2…

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Postal Bulletin: Prevent Heat Illness — Know the Signs and Act

Summertime can put employees at risk for heat illness. High temperatures and humidity, direct sun or heat, limited air movement, physical exertion, poor physical condition, and some medicines are contributing factors to heat illness. When the body is unable to cool itself by sweating, heat-induced illness such as heat stress, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and…

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The Art of Magic stamps release will include a special souvenir sheet

The Art of Magic stamps release will include a special souvenir sheet that mimics a famous illusion. The souvenir sheet will feature three identical stamps that show a white rabbit in a black hat. By rotating each stamp, you can see the rabbit “pop” out of the hat. The Postal Service used lenticular printing, a…

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New Coalition Aims to Promote and Sustain Reliable, Affordable Postal Package Delivery Services

August 01, 2018 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: press@PackageCoalition.org New Coalition Aims to Promote and Sustain Reliable, Affordable Postal Package Delivery Services for American Consumers Amazon, Columbia Sportswear, Express Scripts, National Retail Federation, OSM Worldwide, Pitney Bowes, Publishers Clearing House & QVC form The Package Coalition Washington, D.C. – A diverse group of America’s leading…

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USPS: Priority Mail Express label redesigned

The Postal Service has redesigned the Priority Mail Express label to ensure delivery accuracy. The new, single-ply label 11-B/11-F was introduced in July. It replaces the current, three-ply Priority Mail Express label 11-B/11-F. The redesigned label is expected to eliminate delivery challenges that result when the bottom copy is illegible because senders fail to press…

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NALC: Dispute settled, eligible CCAs to receive retroactive holiday pay

July 31, 2018 The issue in this dispute is the effective date of the provisions of Article 11.8, which provides holiday pay for city carrier assistants. In this settlement (M-01894) The parties agreed that eligible CCAs will receive holiday pay for holidays after the first wage increases under the terms of the 2016-2019 National Agreement….

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