PMG Brennan: The Postal Service is still a great innovator

A response to a recent POLITICO article: By Megan J. Brennan – June 14, 2017 The R Street Institute’s trip down memory lane about the U.S. Postal Service (“The lost genius of the Post Office”) gets a few things correct, but on balance is woefully ill-informed and misguided. What the piece’s author, Kevin Kosar, got…

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Trump’s Parental Leave Plan: How to Plan for the Plan

By Jodi Taylor – June 12, 2017 The White House released its 2018 budget plan in late May and amid various cuts and increases to existing agencies, paid parental leave is included as part of the plan. Other than in the handful of states with mandatory leave laws (California, New Jersey, Rhode Island and, effective…

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Arbitration Award on Removal of PSE for attendance

Via Bobby Donelson, APWU SWCAL Retiree Chapter President: “Good award. The issue was a Removal of a PSE for attendance and the lack of progressive discipline. The grievant was a PSE when terminated and was converted to career during the removal period awaiting arbitration.”  

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USPS OIG Blog: Our Semiannual Report to Congress

This fiscal year (FY) appears to be unlike any other. In December, just two months into FY 2016, the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors lost its last remaining presidentially appointed governor when his holdover term expired. The Board, which operates much like a corporate board of directors, is now without any presidentially appointed governors…

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USPS: Storey to lead Employee Resource Management

Simon Storey has been appointed vice president of Employee Resource Management, a role he has filled on an acting basis since February. Storey is responsible for directing USPS talent acquisition, diversity, organizational design, workforce planning, injury compensation and medical and safety programs. Additionally, Storey oversees management of the Human Resources Shared Service Center. Storey, whose…

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OIG Report: Competition in Last-Mile Parcel Delivery

June 5, 2017 (RARC-WP-17-009) The parcel market has evolved rapidly over time, significantly altering the relationship among the players. The parcel market used to be a zero-sum game where growth in parcel delivery by one entity meant a reduction in parcel delivery by competing firms. Professor Panzar’s thereotical model shows that large parcel delivery companies…

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Opposition grows to planned Richmond, CA post office closure

By Mike Aldax – June 12, 2017 A community town hall is scheduled Thursday night in response to the U.S. Postal Service’s plans to close the branch at 1025 Nevin Ave. and possibly relocate services to the Richmond McVittie Detached Delivery Unit at 2100 Chanslor Ave. The town hall — hosted by the Iron Triangle…

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Postal Service facilities are required to fly POW-MIA flag on Flag Day – June 14, 2017

June 14 is Flag Day, one of six days each year that Postal Service facilities are required to fly the POW-MIA flag. The flag honors the sacrifices made by members of the armed forces held as prisoners of war or listed as missing in action. The POW-MIA flag must fly below the U.S. flag. For…

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