Video: Postal workers rally to keep post offices open

By Sarah Hollenbeck – May 14, 2015 KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Postal workers nationwide and in Kansas City are fighting to keep your local post office open. The United States Postal Service plans to reduce hours and close branches nationwide. No branches in Kansas City are currently set to close, but with 82 processing centers…

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New USPS service performance reports show significant delays in delivering the mail

May 13, 2015 The Postal Service has released its service performance reports for the second quarter of the fiscal year, January 1 to March 31, 2015. They show that it’s not just your imagination — the mail has been slowing down, and in some cases, by a lot. The reports can be found on the…

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Walmart to test unlimited shipping service for $50 per year

By Associated Press – May 14, 2015 NEW YORK — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will test a new unlimited shipping service for online shoppers this summer that will be priced below Amazon’s $99 per year Prime service. Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the shipping subscription service will cost customers…

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USPS: Flag reminders – Different requirements for May 15-16 activities

There are different requirements for displaying flags at postal facilities during the next few days. Friday, May 15, is Peace Officers Memorial Day, which honors police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty. Postal facilities are required to fly the U.S. flag at half-staff. When flown at half-staff, hoist the flag to…

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USPS OIG: Do USPS Execs Have the Data They Need for Effective Decision Making?

Postal Service executives depend on data to manage their business strategies and daily activities. They need efficient access to quality data to ensure they are making the most informed decisions for the organization. We’ve been conducting a series of audits of the data postal officers use. And we’re planning next to focus on the chief…

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Mailbox Improvement Week, May 17–23, 2015

Each year, the Postal Service™ designates the third full week of May as Mailbox Improvement Week to encourage customers on city motorized, rural, or contract delivery service routes (formerly highway contract box delivery routes) to examine and, where necessary, improve the appearance of their mailboxes. Neat, attractive mailboxes make a significant contribution to the appearance…

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ELM Revision: Medical Emergencies – Immediately contact 911

Effective May 14, 2015, the Postal Service™ is revising the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM) to update the section covering Medical Emergencies. Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM) 8 Safety, Health, and Environment 86 Occupational Health Services 866 Medical Emergencies [Add new 866.1 and renumber current section 866.1 as new 866.2 to read as…

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APWU: Support for May 14 National Day of Action Gains Momentum

Web News Article #: 101-2015 05/13/2015 – With just a week left until the Collective Bargaining Agreement expires, APWU members are fired up and ready to go for the National Day of Action on May 14. More than 120 events are scheduled across 42 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, organized around the theme,…

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