Home stretch – USPS enters final week of peak season

[maxgallery id=”43207″]USPS delivered millions of packages and other mail Dec. 21, which was expected to be the year’s busiest delivery day. “We have a service to provide,” Charlotte, NC, Letter Carrier Richard Journette told the local NBC station. Journette, a 15-year employee, began his day at 6 a.m. He expected to travel 40-50 miles and…

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Keeping Christmas on track: On the road with a letter carrier (video)

By Leah Kirstein – December 20, 2015 YORK COUNTY, Pa – This holiday season the US Postal Service expects to deliver a total of approximately 15.5 billion pieces of mail. Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve, they expect to also deliver over 600 million packages.  For the second year in a row, they are delivering…

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USPS OIG Blog: One Small Step for First-Class Mail

December 21, 2015 Something happened in fiscal year 2015 that hasn’t happened in years. Commercial First-Class Mail volumes increased a tiny bit. And we do mean tiny. The 9,700-piece increase in First-Class Presort Cards and Letters doesn’t even register as a percentage point increase over last year. Still, this movement is enough to get people…

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APWU: Maintenance Division Files Suit to Enforce eWHEP Staffing Award

Web News Article #: 232-2015 12/18/2015 – The APWU filed a complaint in federal court on Dec. 11 seeking enforcement of a national arbitration award on staffing at Bulk Mail Centers (BMC), Maintenance Craft Director Steve Raymer has announced. The complaint asks the court to direct the Postal Service to comply with a ruling issued…

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USPS: All decked out – Facilities display festive holiday spirit

[maxgallery id=”43145″]The holiday spirit is on display at Postal Service sites across the nation — including the office of PMG Megan J. Brennan. The Christmas tree in the PMG’s office is decorated with Priority Mail boxes to recognize the growth of the Postal Service’s package business and help promote the USPS brand. Elsewhere, many Post…

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Jobs Outlook: Government Employees and Postal Workers in the Crosshairs

By Andrew Soergel – December 17, 2015 Future employment prospects look bleak for government employees, manufacturers and postal carriers, according to a report issued Thursday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The bureau’s biennial Occupational Outlook Handbook, which was released Thursday and offers a glimpse into how the government expects America’s ever-changing labor market to…

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Special Delivery: 150,000+ to USPS – ‘Implement Postal Banking Now!’

Web News Article #: 231-2015 12/17/2015 – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) joined members of the Campaign for Postal Banking on Dec. 17 to make a special delivery to the biggest delivery organization of all – the U.S. Postal Service. Norton and a coalition of 29 consumer, labor and civic organizations – including the APWU…

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