PRC Issues Order Approving Rate Increases

November 9, 2017 Washington, DC – Today the Postal Regulatory Commission approved the Postal Service’s planned price adjustments for First-Class Mail, USPS Marketing Mail, Periodicals, Package Services, and Special Services products. The Commission determined that the rates and related mail classification changes proposed by the Postal Service are consistent with 39 U.S.C. §§ 3622(d) and…

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Truck and porta potty serve as Seaton’s post office for more than a year

By Jenna Morton – November 8, 2017 EATON, Illinois – When you arrive at Seaton, Illinois’ post office you’ll see a sign that that says temporarily closed, but residents will tell you it’s becoming a permanent problem. “More than a year. It`s probably been going on, this summer will be two years,” said Bob Springer,…

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APWU: Arbitrator Goldberg Award on APPS Installation

Web News Article #: 109-2017 11/09/2017 – Arbitrator Stephen Goldberg issued an award on November 7, 2017 stating: The work of installing the APPS systems was not bargaining unit work. Hence, the Postal Service did not violate Article 32.1.A or Article 32.1.B in allowing Lockheed to perform that work, rather than assigning it to Maintenance…

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Latest Postal Bulletin highlights 2017 Open Season

Open Season is Coming — Here’s What You Need to Know Is your health coverage keeping up with your life? Your health needs, dependent situation, plan coverage, and premium rates can change year-over-year. During the Open Season period, you can enroll, or if already enrolled, make changes to your benefits enrollment. Unless you have a…

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USPS Selects Lockheed Martin to provide Enhanced Package Processing System

OWEGO, N.Y., Nov. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin has been selected by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to provide next generation package processing systems. The Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract, with a maximum potential value of $215 million, will provide up to 10 Enhanced Package Processing Systems (EPPS) which are capable of automatically…

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OPM Retirement Backlog Balloons Again in October

By Erich Wagner – November 6, 2017 The Office of Personnel Management on Monday reported a slowdown in its processing of federal employee retirement claims in October, marking the first significant increase to its backlog since July. Last month, OPM received 8,850 new retirement claims from departing federal workers, which was only slightly more than…

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USPS OIG Report: High-Risk Purchase Card Transactions

Objective Our objective was to determine whether the U.S. Postal Service made purchase card transactions that were potentially illegal, improper, or erroneous. We performed this audit in conjunction with a government-wide audit initiated by the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency, Information Technology Committee, to determine risks associated with government purchase card…

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PMG recognizes veterans with special lapel pin

The following message is from PMG Megan J. Brennan: Veterans Day provides our nation with the opportunity to recognize brave patriots — courageous individuals including the veterans employed throughout our organization. They have served our country in two ways: first in the armed forces and now through the U.S. Postal Service. We thank them for…

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