USPS: Nearly 3 billion pieces of First-Class Mail to be delivered this week

USPS Press Release – December 18, 2017 WASHINGTON — This week is expected to be the busiest week of the holiday mailing and shipping season for the Postal Service. The organization expects to process and deliver nearly 3 billion pieces of First-Class Mail, including greeting cards this week alone. The Postal Service also expects to…

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USPS OIG: The Right Sort of Sorting

As package volumes climb, so too has the U.S. Postal Service’s investments in sorting systems. Since 2015, it has deployed 33 Small Package Sorting System (SPSS) machines costing over $141 million. It intended to invest another $23 million to have seven more SPSS machines operational during the current holiday season. The SPSS machine was designed…

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Is USPS Efficiently and Cost-Effectively Consolidating Mail at Their CDFs?

Project Title: Capping Review – Consolidation of Mail for Network Distribution Centers Start Date: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 Estimated Report Release Date: May 2018 The Postal Service has 21 network distribution centers (NDCs), which consolidate mail processing and dispatch to increase operational efficiency. At 19 of the NDCs, there are Consolidation Deconsolidation Facility (CDF) contractors…

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Postal Worker West – December 2017 Special Excessing Edition

Via APWU Western Region Coordinator Omar M. Gonzalez: In some offices management is going forward with excessing for the February move date. More will follow in May. Forewarned is forearmed. I hope you and yours have a Blessed Christmas and a Great Holiday Season! ~ Omar

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Without Serious Reforms, USPS Could Be Next Bailout Recipient

By Ike Brannon – December 14, 2017 Delivering mail to every address in the country, the USPS has a nearly daily impact on every American’s life. With over $121 billion in debt and unfunded liabilities, it could have an even larger impact in every American’s life if it cannot begin cutting costs and paying its…

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USPS sees record mail volume in Idaho

By Stephanie Hale-Lopez – December 13, 2017 Boise, ID – The U.S. Postal Service is in the midst of its busiest time of year — the holiday season. But this year is even busier than normal — record-setting, in fact. From cards to packages, it seems as though every post office in the country is…

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