USPS: New training offered for black belt certified employees

(4/28/15) The Office of Continuous Improvement is offering advanced training to select employees who are helping the Postal Service become more innovative, efficient and customer-focused. The Lean Leader program is available to employees who have achieved USPS black belt certification, a designation that emphasizes using continuous improvement methodologies to strengthen postal operations. “This training will…

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USPS OIG: Can the Postal Service Improve its Passport Acceptance Process?

In 1975, the Postal Service began accepting passport applications on behalf of the Department of State (State Department). Today, you can submit your passport application at post offices, public libraries, and courthouses. The State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs, Office of Passport Services/Customer Service approves participation in the passport program. In fiscal year 2014, the…

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A moving target: Postal inspectors root out liquor by mail

By Ben Matheson – April 27, 2015 BETHEL – Citizens in Bethel are weighing a decision on a proposal for the for the first liquor store in decades. In the shadow of the debate is a powerful and elaborate bootlegging economy across the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. A small team of federal law enforcement agents with the…

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Sen. Merkley organizes entire Oregon delegation to demand PMG meeting

At request of CPWU, Senator Merkley organizes entire Oregon delegation to demand PMG meeting about plant closures. via Jamie Partridge – Communities and Postal Workers United Related:  Oregon’s Congressional delegation asks to meet with PMG on plant consolidations – SaveThePostOffice.com

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Mexican postal service hopes to emulate USPS technology

Mexican postal officials visited Dallas recently to learn how USPS technology has improved mail processing and delivery in the United States. The delegation came from Correos de México, which serves about 96 percent of the country’s population. Dallas District Manager Timothy Costello took the officials to the Carrollton, TX, Post Office, where they saw how…

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Social Security Announces Vision 2025, Commitment to Local Field Office Presence Nationwide

Social Security Announces Vision 2025, a Long-Range Service Delivery Vision Ensures a Commitment to Local Field Office Presence Nationwide Press Release – April 27, 2015 Embarking on its 80th Anniversary of being a key piece of the Nation’s fabric, Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, today officially released Vision 2025. The vision will…

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