OIG Report: High Throughput Package Sorter at the Denver P&DC

Background In October 2015, the U.S. Postal Service approved the purchase of a single pilot High Throughput Package Sorter (HTPS) machine for about $17 million for evaluation at the Denver, CO, Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC). This machine was designed to process more packages about twice as fast as current package sorters. The HTPS is…

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OIG Report: Facility Condition Reviews – Eastern Area

Background The U.S. Postal Service has more than 30,000 leased and owned retail facilities nationwide. Over 5,800 of these facilities are in the Eastern Area. The Post Office lobby is the principal business office of the Postal Service. The lobby’s appearance directly affects the Postal Service’s image because it is the only close-up view of…

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APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – May 11, 2017 Edition

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU: Excerpt – A number of retiree organizations, including NARFE, have come out in strong opposition to HR 756, arguing that if enacted the law will destroy the fabric of our health insurance as we know it, and may take the entire Federal…

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USPS: Flag reminders for three May holidays

The Postal Service is reminding managers and employees about flag requirements for three holidays this month. • Peace Officers Memorial Day, which honors police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty, is Monday, May 15. USPS facilities are required to fly the flag at half-staff this day. To fly the flag at…

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Latest Postal Bulletin highlights Mailbox Improvement Week, May 14–20

Each year, the Postal Service™ designates the third full week of May as Mailbox Improvement Week to encourage customers on city motorized, rural, or contract delivery service routes (formerly highway contract box delivery routes) to examine and, where necessary, improve the appearance of their mailboxes. Neat, attractive mailboxes make a significant contribution to the appearance…

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USPS, union reach tentative contract agreement

The Postal Service and the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) have reached a tentative agreement on a new labor contract. The 40-month contract covers approximately 213,000 employees represented by the union. “This agreement is responsible, fair to our employees and in the best interest of our customers,” said Labor Relations VP Doug Tulino. “This…

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NALC: Tentative National Agreement is reached

The National Association of Letter Carriers and the U.S. Postal Service have reached tentative agreement on a national labor contract, covering 213,000 active city letter carriers across America. The tentative agreement includes provisions rewarding all letter carriers for their contributions to the Postal Service’s extraordinary comeback following the Great Recession; narrowing the compensation gap between…

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