Ron Sargent Out as Staples CEO – Departure ‘An Opportunity,’ APWU Says

Web News Article #: 117-2016 06/01/2016 – The APWU welcomed the news that Ron Sargent will step down as Staples’ CEO at the company’s annual meeting on June 14. The decision follows Staples’ failed attempt to merge with Office Depot, a business strategy Sargent championed. “The company was weakened by the failure and it ended…

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USPS OIG: Spring 2016 Semiannual Report to Congress

The Office of Inspector General is tasked with ensuring efficiency, accountability, and integrity in the U.S. Postal Service. We also have the distinct mission of helping to maintain confidence in the mail and postal system, as well as to improve the Postal Service’s bottom line. We use audits and investigations to help protect the integrity…

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FBO: Badge Reader Terminals To Support New Mail Processing Visibility Effort

Background: The USPS is seeking information and to pre-qualify interested parties capable of manufacturing badge readers in support of a new mail operations visibility effort. The USPS is considering deployment of a mail processing visibility system that can collect predefined location data and centrally depict associated staff assignments in various views to assist in better…

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USPS OIG Blog: More than Bargained for

May 30, 2016 With many lengthy disputes that are eventually settled, differences between parties sometimes linger. That seems to be the case with the 40-year-old dispute between Postal Service management and labor over the number of hours a postmaster or supervisor can spend performing work typically reserved for bargaining unit employees. In late 2014, the…

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USPS: Anniversary of repeal of Stamp Act commemorated

May 29, 2016 NEW YORK — The U.S. Postal Service today dedicated a Forever stamp souvenir sheet commemorating the 250th anniversary of the repeal of the Stamp Act in 1766. The Stamp Act was British legislation that proved historic in galvanizing and uniting the American colonies, setting them on a path toward independence. The stamp…

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USPS Capacity Limitations Restrain Amazon To Move Away from UPS, FedEx

By Hassan Ali – May 28, 2016 According to a recent research report from Bernstein, the investment firm believes Amazon.com, Inc. efforts to reduce dependence upon both UPS and FedEx by moving its reliance to USPS may not be a viable idea. For USPS to support the online retail giant’s growing demand, it would have…

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PMG Megan J. Brennan offers Memorial Day accolades

The following message is from PMG Megan J. Brennan: As we prepare to celebrate Memorial Day, I would ask that all postal employees remember those who have died while serving in our country’s armed forces. We should never forget the ultimate sacrifice that our service men and women have made in defense of America and…

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