FY 2018 USPS OIG Shutdown Plan to OMB

January 19, 2018 Per OMB Circular A-11 Section 124: The OIG will have 1129 employees on board before implementation of the plan. The OIG will retain 533 employees under the plan. Source: USPS Office of Inspector General

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Postal Service price changes to take effect Jan. 21

The Postal Service price changes that were approved last fall will take effect Sunday, Jan. 21. The changes will raise Mailing Services product prices approximately 1.9 percent, while most Shipping Services product prices will increase an average of 3.9 percent. The First-Class Mail single-piece Forever stamp price will increase 1 cent to 50 cents. Here…

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The Postal Service is hiring hundreds in the Denver area

By Robert Garrison – January 17, 2018 DENVER — The U.S. Postal Service is looking to hire hundreds of workers in the Denver area. The USPS announced Wednesday it needs to fill more than 160 positions in a variety of operations in the city of Denver. Hundreds of other positions are also available along the…

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Postal Bulletin highlights Staying CyberSafe in the New Year

In the digital age, many organizations have access to our personal information. By granting access, we relinquish a fair amount of data control and ultimately make ourselves vulnerable to potential cybercrimes, including identity theft. That’s why it is so important to do what you can to protect yourself. As overwhelming as it seems to safeguard…

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APWU and USPS Agree on $36M Remedy Settlement for Violations Regarding Sales Retention Teams

Web News Article #: 7-2018 01/16/2018 – On Jan. 12, the Clerk Craft and the USPS agreed on a $36 million remedy settlement for the Postal Service’s violations regarding the Sales Retention Team (SRT) Pilot Program. The money will be distributed among Clerk Craft employees to be identified by the National APWU. The Postal Service…

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USPS: PS Form 3849 redesigned and renamed “We ReDeliver for You!”

USPS has redesigned PS Form 3849, also known as the notice left form, and renamed it “We ReDeliver for You!” Postal employees are required to leave this form when they are unable to deliver an item successfully. The redesigned form lists six options customers have to schedule a redelivery. Here’s what the redesigned form offers:…

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USPS: Automated Package Drop machines being tested

The Postal Service is continuing to test new equipment that makes it easier for customers in retail lobbies to drop off packages for shipment. The Automated Package Drop (APD) self-service machines allow customers to mail pre-paid and merchandise return parcels at their convenience. Customers press a button on the APD to start the transaction and…

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Postal Service breaks its silence on criticism of Amazon shipping agreement

By Bill McAllister – January 2018 When Marvin T. Runyon was United States postmaster general, he banned his public relations spokesman from saying “no comment” to queries from the news media. That tradition died when Runyon, whose wife was a public relations executive, left office in 1998. It was nowhere more apparent than on Dec….

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