NARFE to Congress: Retirees Should Not be Responsible for Fixing the Postal Service’s Finances

June 29, 2016 On June 15, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-UT; Ranking Member Elijah E. Cummings, D-MD; and Reps. Mark Meadows, R-NC; Gerry Connolly, D-VA; and Stephen F. Lynch, D-MA, unveiled a bipartisan discussion draft of postal reform legislation. Although it is a notable improvement over previous postal reform efforts,…

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USPS: Cluster Box Unit program unlocks new efficiencies

The Postal Service is making it easier for customers to use Cluster Box Units (CBUs), the centralized collections of individually locked mailboxes that are common in apartment buildings and other residential communities. In Nevada-Sierra District, for example, USPS is using a database to automate, simplify and streamline CBU lock changes. This replaces an older system…

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NAPS Comments on House Postal Reform Bill

June 29, 2016 The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee recently introduced a discussion draft on postal reform legislation, which addresses prefunding, health care benefits, and the MSPB rights of postal supervisors. National Association of Postal Supervisors President Louis Atkins issued a letter to Committee leadership addressing the Association’s concerns as well as the benefits…

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USPS facilities must fly POW-MIA flag July 4

July 4 is Independence Day, one of six days each year Postal Service facilities area 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. Facilities that are open July 4 must display the POW-MIA flag….

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