USPS ready to serve businesses, video shows

The Postal Service helps make the holidays happen by connecting the right people, systems and technology, a new promotional video shows. “We have one of the nation’s largest workforces, and we’ve delivered the holidays longer than any other carrier,” the narrator says. “At the Heart of the Holidays,” which is available on the Postal Service’s…

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APWU: Tell the Postmaster General to Make Postal Banking a Reality Now

Web News Article #: 218-2015 11/19/2015 – Did you know that nearly 28% of U.S. households are underserved by traditional banks? They turn instead to payday lenders, check cashers and other financial predators, spending on average nearly 10 percent of their income on fees. There is a simple solution: Postal Banking. The Campaign for Postal…

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USPS OIG Audit: DRIVE Initiative 25 – Improve Customer Experience

Background In fiscal year (FY) 2011, the U.S. Postal Service established 36 Delivering Results, Innovation, Value, and Efficiency (DRIVE) initiatives to improve its business strategy. DRIVE aims to reduce the reported $20 billion gap between revenue and expenses by FY 2016, through strategic initiatives with measurable outcomes. DRIVE Initiative 25 – Improve Customer Experience consists…

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USPS to develop policy for postmarking absentee ballots amid concerns about discounted ballots

By Stephanie Warsmith – November 20, 2015 The U.S. Postal Service will develop a policy on postmarking absentee ballots in light of concerns raised this week by Summit County elections officials about nearly 900 ballots discounted because they lacked postmarks. “We will be talking to the Ohio Secretary of State to reach a mutual understanding…

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APWU President Dimondstein Appears on ‘The Big Picture’ with Thom Hartmann

Web News Article #: 216-2015 11/17/2015 – APWU President Mark Dimondstein appeared on “The Big Picture” with Thom Hartmann on Nov. 16, discussing the National Executive Board’s endorsement of Bernie Sanders for President. “He stands above all others and is a champion for postal workers and all workers across the country,” Dimondstein said, adding that…

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USPS: VMF managers meet in Norman, OK to discuss strategies

[maxgallery id=”42386″] The Postal Service is making major changes in its delivery fleet to better serve customers, USPS leaders told approximately 250 Vehicle Maintenance Facility (VMF) managers and supervisors at a recent conference. “Our goal is to be world class in fleet management,” said Fleet Management Manager Phil Knoll. “We are making the progress we…

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USPS: New video explains Self Plus One enrollment type

Some Postal Service employees can save money by choosing the new Self Plus One enrollment option during this year’s open season.  Self Plus One offers coverage for you and one eligible family member you designate, such as a spouse or child. It joins two existing options — Self Only and Self and Family — on the…

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