USPS to offer Clerks and Mail Handlers voluntary early retirement

The Postal Service will extend voluntary early retirement (VER) offers to eligible mail handlers and clerks, beginning Jan. 8. The offers will contain three retirement-effective dates from which eligible employees may choose: Jan. 31, Feb. 28 and March 31. While USPS has been taking aggressive steps to cut costs and increase efficiencies, additional operational changes…

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USPS offers winter dressing tips to stay warm and dry

The Postal Service is reminding employees to dress warmly when working outside this winter. Here are some tips: Layer up. Each layer provides insulation and acts as a barrier from the cold to help retain body heat. Avoid pure cotton, linen or similar materials because they retain moisture and can cause you to become colder….

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USPS FY2017 Annual Report to Congress

FY2017 Comprehensive Statement Overview of Postal Operations Mission According to Title 39 of the United States Code, “The United States Postal Service shall be operated as a basic and fundamental service provided to the people by the Government of the United States, authorized by the Constitution, created by an Act of Congress, and supported by…

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Jacksonville USPS Distribution Center to Replace Mail Handling System

Contractors may begin submitting technical proposals Jacksonville, Florida, Jan. 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — At the end of a busy holiday season, The US Postal Service Jacksonville Distribution Center is looking to replace some old hydraulic equipment for their bulk mail handling operations. The agency issued a solicitation today to procure services from an 8(a)…

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Time for Postal Service to send Congress “Dear John letter”

  By Dennis Wyatt – January 2, 2018 The Twitter in Chief has a point. Big businesses seem to benefit from indirect subsidies from the United States Postal Service in the form of rates that do not cover basic costs given USPS lost $5.6 billion in 2016. President Trump last week tweeted the Postal Service…

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NY area Postal Employees helped ring Nasdaq closing bell Dec. 28

Several Postal Service employees from the New York area helped ring the closing bell at the Nasdaq stock exchange Dec. 28. The group included: Letter carriers Vicki Carmichael, Paula Drake, Principelina Mendes, Miguel Perdomo, Ken Smith, Garrett Smola, Lisa Sweeney, Timothy Thibault and Dominick Turilli Rural carriers Terry Dion and Kimberly Sutter Michael Munoz, an…

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USPS Information Technology facts you didn’t know

The Postal Service has one of the world’s largest computer networks, making communication between thousands of facilities, employees and systems possible. But how much do you know about USPS information technology? Here are some byte-sized bits, courtesy of Postal Facts. USPS handles a lot of email. The corporate email system handles more than 12 million…

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USPS OIG Report: Function 4 Efficiency in the Suncoast District

Objective Our objective was to assess Function 4 operational efficiency in the Suncoast District. U.S. Postal Service financial systems track customer service operations as Function 4 operations. Function 4 includes customer service activities of employees at post offices, stations, and branches involved in distribution of mail, retail window, and miscellaneous administrative operations. Hurricane Irma hit…

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