PRC Recommends the President and Congress Address Financial Condition of USPS

Press Release – November 14, 2016 Washington, DC – The Postal Regulatory Commission (Commission) today made its recommendations to the President and Congress to address the volatile financial condition of the U.S. Postal Service. The Commission is required every five years under Section 701 of the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 (PAEA) to…

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USPS releases holiday delivery estimates

The Postal Service will deliver about 16 billion cards, letters and packages this holiday season, according to projections released Nov. 14. The deliveries will include 750 million packages, a 12 percent increase from last year’s volumes. “Our customers can count on the entire Postal Service workforce to deliver their holiday gifts, cards and letters,” said…

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CBO Cost Estimate of H.R. 5714 – Postal Service Reform Act of 2016

As ordered reported by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on July 12, 2016: H.R. 5714 would change the laws that govern the operation of the Postal Service (USPS), restructure how the federal government pays for health benefits for federal employees and annuitants, and alter how the federal government calculates the contributions that…

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OIG Report: Governance of the U.S. Postal Service

November 10, 2016 (RARC-WP-17-002) The Board of Governors provides the Postal Service with strategic direction, similar to a corporate board of directors. As of October 2016, only one of the nine governor positions was filled. In December 2016, there will be no remaining governors, unless more are confirmed. This unprecedented situation could have broad ramifications…

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USPS OIG Report: Facility Condition Reviews – Northeast Area

Background The U.S. Postal Service has more than 30,000 leased and owned retail facilities nationwide. About 3,851 of these facilities are in the Northeast 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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Christmas Holiday facts for APWU members

Via Bill Lewis, President – Trenton Metro Area Local #1020 The following Christmas Holiday facts are for APWU members and the information contained in the article is from the APWU Collective Bargaining Agreement. I would like to share with everyone some of the questions and my responses to many questions relating to the upcoming Christmas…

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Latest Postal Bulletin highlights Open Season

The Postal Bulletin’s latest edition features a primer on the health, vision and dental coverage available during this year’s open season, which runs from Nov. 14-Dec. 12. Open season is the annual period when Postal Service employees can change their health benefits or enroll in a new plan. The cover story explains how the enrollment…

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APWU President Dimondstein on 2016 Election Results

Web News Article #: 238-2016 11/10/2016 – To APWU Members, The Presidential election is over and Donald Trump has been elected President of the United States. Throughout the primaries and general election there was a revolt against the “establishment” and politics as usual. People clearly wanted a change. As a union whose members cover the…

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