Senate Opposes USPS Service Cuts, APWU Calls Vote ‘Significant Development’

Web News Article #: 090-2015 05/01/2015 – The Senate approved a motion on S. Con. Res. 11 introduced by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) that instructs budget conferees to insist on a deficit-neutral fund to halt mail processing center closures, restore overnight mail delivery, and protect rural services. A deficit-neutral amendment may not increase the nation’s…

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PRC Chief Tells What Will Keep the Postal Service Going

By Al Urbanski – May 1, 2015 Though he never clerked a Post Office or walked a carrier route, Robert Taub does have serious postal street cred, having helped craft the 2006 Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act. Periods did not customarily end the sentences of recently retired Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe. Nearly every one of…

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Mail closure in Tucson could save postal service, but cost region millions

By Amelia Goe – April 30, 2015 A half dozen customers patiently wait in line at the Cherrybell post office in Tucson. It’s quiet on this weekday morning. But just through the double doors to the right and behind the security checkpoint, workers are processing millions of pieces of mail. It’s a scene that may…

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OIG recommends terminating the USPS-CBRE contract and refers cases for criminal investigation

April 30, 2015 The Postal Service’s Office of Inspector General has issued its fourth report criticizing the Postal Service’s oversight of the contract with its real estate broker, CBRE. It’s entitled “Postal Service Management of CBRE Real Estate Transactions.” The OIG finds fault with both the leasing deals and the sales of postal property, and…

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APWU: Statement by  Dimondstein on USPS OIG Report on Questionable Sales of Historic Post Offices by USPS’s Real Estate Firm, CBRE

For Immediate Release 04/29/2015 – Washington – The U.S. Postal Service belongs to the people of this country. We must not permit postal executives and the Board of Governors to sell our beautiful historic buildings at a discount; nor should we permit CBRE to drain the Postal Service treasury with lease deals that benefit the…

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Rep. Buchanan: Manasota Sorting Center Will Stay Open in 2015

Press Release – April 29, 2015 WASHINGTON – Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Sarasota, today announced that after months of discussion with the U.S. Postal Service, the Manasota Postal Distribution Center (PDC) will remain open at least through the end of the year. “I am thrilled that Manasota will be able to keep its doors open and…

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USPS NOTICE TO EMPLOYEES: CSRS / FERS Civilian Service Deposits and Redeposits  

CSRS CIVILIAN SERVICE DEPOSITS AND REDEPOSITS Did you perform Federal civilian service for which retirement deductions were not paid? Did you perform Federal civilian service and receive a lump sum refund of your retirement contributions? Did you have civilian service under another Federal Retirement System? If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, this…

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APWU: National Day of Action Set for Thursday, May 14

Web News Article #: 089-2015 04/29/2015 – APWU members are turning up the heat with a National Day of Action on May 14 – just one week before the union’s Collective Bargaining Agreement is slated to expire. APWU members will hold events in cities and towns across the country, organized around the theme, “I Stand…

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