Audio: How the Post Office Cured “Going Postal”

By Mike Pesca – June 7, 2016 On The Gist, a postcard with Devin Leonard on the origins of the phrase “going postal” (3:39 to 12:05). Leonard’s new book is Neither Snow Nor Rain: A History of the United States Postal Service. Plus, Stephen Teret on smart guns. For the Spiel, Hillary Clinton’s cinch of…

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USPS awards 7 year, $140 million contract to Ryder Truck Rentals

Award Date 6/1/2016 Awardee RYDER TRUCK RENTAL INC, 6000 Windward Parkway Alpharetta, Georgia 30005 Award Amount The planned period of performance will be a total of seven (7) years with a three year base period and two (2) two-year option terms. The minimum amount of $3M with a maximum of $140M (for all years). Description…

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Some charitable solicitation activities are prohibited on postal property

Reminder: Charitable solicitation and sales activities not affiliated with the Postal Service are not allowed on USPS property. Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) activities is the only form of charitable fundraising permitted on postal property. Managers should not allow other on-site charitable or promotional activities by non-postal organizations, including mail or telephone solicitation directed to employees….

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Some pot shops not getting mail delivered to stores

[maxgallery id=”46745″]By Tad Sooter (Kitsap Sun) – June 6, 2016 BREMERTON — It’s said neither “snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night” will stop the mail, but the sight of legalized marijuana stores has apparently stalled one Bremerton letter carrier. Operators of two recreational marijuana stores on Callow Avenue — Pacific Cannabis Co….

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USPS OIG: Technological Disruption and Innovation in Last Mile Delivery

June 6, 2016 (RARC-WP-16-012) Technology is driving a heightened level of innovation in product and service offerings in the current last mile parcel delivery market and is transforming the way delivery providers interact with their customers. It has empowered customers with tools like real-time tracking, and has raised their expectations. Consumers now expect delivery to…

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USPS: ‘POV’ video addresses customer complaint resolutions

The Postal Service is committed to resolving customer complaints, Consumer and Industry Affairs VP Jim Nemec says in his latest “Point of View” video. “It’s important to resolve an issue properly the first time,” he says. Employees should continue to work with customers until they are satisfied their issue has been resolved. Being proactive is…

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USPS: Meeting area promotes employee engagement

[maxgallery id=”46705″]Employees at the Pontiac, MI, Metroplex Processing and Distribution Center are more connected because of a new engagement initiative. Supervisors and employees gather each day in the facility’s “meet and greet” area to discuss facility operations. Morning meetings, for example, include a recap of the previous day’s performance and the goals for the next…

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Postal Service Has a New Role: Unwitting Drug Courier

By Eric Katz – June 3, 2016 The U.S. Postal Service is making it easy for drug traffickers to ship their products into the United States, according to the agency’s top congressional overseer, and lawmakers want to know more about what USPS is doing to stop it. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, who chairs the House…

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