OIG: Are underground delivery systems realistic options for moving packages quickly?

Delivery companies are literally digging deeper to develop new systems for getting packages quickly to customers with one futuristic idea having roots in the past. Amazon received a patent for a system to deliver goods via a dedicated network of underground tunnels, according to recent news reports. The 33-page application lays out the specifications for…

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USPS: New video explains recent price changes

A new Postal Service video explains the price changes that took effect Jan. 22. The changes include a 2-cent increase in the price of a First-Class Mail Forever stamp, as well as well a 3.9 percent price increase in Priority Mail and an average increase of 3.3 percent in retail prices. Source: USPS News Link

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OIG: Is the Margaret L. Sellers P&DC correctly processing undeliverable bulk business mail?

Project Title: Undeliverable Bulk Business Mail at the Margaret L. Sellers Processing and Distribution Center in San Diego, CA Start Date: Monday, January 9, 2017 Estimated Report Release Date: June 2017 Business mailers rely on the U.S. Postal Service to deliver their marketing mail. This is generally bulk mailings, such as flyers, newsletters, and catalogs….

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NALC: New president, new Congress, new challenges

Postal Record – January 2017 “While it’s unclear how the new Congress will affect letter carriers and the Postal Service in the coming months,” President Rolando said, “it has been clear for years that our craft and our employer have been held in high esteem, judging by public opinion polls and the strong majority bipartisan…

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LTE: Impressed with Veterans Administration, US Postal Service speed

Letter to the Editor – Jan 21, 2017 DEAR EDITOR: I am a disabled veteran and depend on the Veterans Administration to provide my pharmacy when needed. I see local cardiologists at the Lima St. Rita’s Medical Center and they provide me with prescriptions for the medications that I need to treat my conditions. Last…

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LTE: We must protect U.S. Postal Service

Letter to the editor – Jan 19, 2017 EDITOR: Here’s something every American should be concerned about. The two Republican chairmen of the Congressional Oversight committees, Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson and Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office last fall requesting a preliminary investigation into the cost and continued need…

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USPS: Portland District offers mobile service for seniors

Visiting the Post Office can be a challenge for some older customers. To overcome this obstacle, Portland District recently took its services on the go. A retail team from the district visited several retirement communities to offer a full range of postal services. The team helped the customers purchase stamps, mail cards and letters, ship…

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The US Postal Service Wants to Hunt Down Dark Web Criminals

By Joseph Cox – January 18, 2017 The FBI isn’t the only US law enforcement agency on the dark web. Considering that the digital drug trade relies on snail mail to transport goods, the US Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) works on related investigations too, and is now looking to expand its intelligence operations with more…

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