Video Message, Letter from APWU President – Staples Stopped

Published on Jan 13, 2017 President Mark Dimondstein salutes APWU members and supporters for their work to stop the USPS-Staples deal. Your 21cpw site administrator / retiree activist, as well as other Stop Staples committee members and activists, also received a personal thank you letter from APWU President Mark Dimondstein.

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OPM: FEHBP Carriers Should Focus on Rising Prescription Drug Use and Costs

By Kellie Lunney – January 12, 2017 All insurance carriers participating in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program in 2018 should continue their efforts to effectively manage prescription drug use among beneficiaries while trying to rein in escalating costs, the Office of Personnel Management advised in its annual call letter to FEHBP carriers. OPM wants…

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USPS: Helping delivery units make better use of limited operational space

The Postal Service has a new tool to help delivery units make better use of limited operational space. The Space Constrained Facility Playbook is a comprehensive plan to reorganize delivery units that are struggling with space challenges amid rising package volumes. The playbook was developed by a team of employees from the seven USPS areas…

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Will Publishers Pay for the USPS’s FSS Fiasco?

By D. Eadward Tree – January 11, 2017 More than seven years after it began rolling out, the billion-dollar system that was supposed to revolutionize how publications and other flat mail are handled is still making the U.S. Postal Service less, not more, efficient. In fact, the Flats Sequencing System’s performance, already well below plan,…

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USPS: Scanners improve transportation fleet visibility

The Postal Service’s deployment of cellular scanners to postal vehicle service (PVS) drivers has improved tracking of the transportation fleet, new data shows. The scanner initiative is part of the Surface Visibility (SV) program. The PVS scanners are similar SV mobile scanners, except they have GPS capability and operate on cellular networks. More than 5,000…

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USPS OIG Blog: Adding to the IG Arsenal

King Louis XIV of France did more than usher in a golden age of art and literature and preside over a dazzling royal court at Versailles in the 17th century. He also introduced the world to the inspector general concept, appointing agents to review his military and report back what they found. Other European countries…

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