APWU: Eligible Employees For Maintenance Craft’s AOI Remedy Identified

Web News Article #: 80-2015 04/14/2015 – Maintenance Craft employees who are eligible for a monetary remedy in the Associate Office Infrastructure (AOI) arbitration award have been identified, Director Steve Raymer has announced. Checks to union members are currently being processed. Eligible employees are those who occupied an ET-10, ET-11, AMS-8 or AMT-9 position on…

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USPS: How the west was won – New game marks Pony Express’s anniversary

The Pony Express is being celebrated with an online game that allows users to guide galloping animated horses along rugged terrain while collecting mail. Google introduced the game April 14, the 155th anniversary of the first delivery of the Pony Express. The storied delivery service allowed riders on horseback to move mail between California and…

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McCaskill, others request one-year moratorium on postal consolidation efforts

By Erin Ragan – April 14, 2015 U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill and others have asked a congressional subcommittee for time to pass federal legislation that could create efficiency for the financially ailing U.S. Postal Service. In a letter to leaders of the Senate’s Financial Services Appropriations Subcommittee dated March 27, McCaskill and fellow senators called…

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UN Postal conference aims to begin work on global strategy reflecting new challenges, opportunities

13 April 2015 – In a message delivered today to delegates at the World Strategy Conference for the United Nations postal agency, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underlined the essential role to be played by postal services in global efforts to build a sustainable future. “As the world shapes a new sustainable development agenda and strives to…

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USPS OIG: Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full?

RARC-WP-15-008 – 04/13/2015 We have all read the negative headlines of U.S. Postal Service’s looming financial demise. However, in its new paper, U.S. Postal Service Revenue: Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full?, the OIG finds that the Postal Service may be turning a corner. An increase in parcel volume, significant cost reductions, and…

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USPS OIG Audit Project: How Can the Postal Service Control the Costs of Delivering Growing Package Volume?

The U.S. Postal Service expects its shipping and packages volume to grow 13.1 percent, to 4.5 billion pieces in 2015. The Postal Service welcomes the increased package volume and continues to test different strategies for delivering more packages. However, there are challenges that could increase delivery costs. Our review will assess the Southern Area’s package…

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Confusion over plan for Petaluma mail facility

By E.A. Barrera – April 13, 2015 A controversial plan to shutter the U.S. Postal Service’s North Bay mail processing facility in Petaluma is on hold, but local postal workers and the area’s congressional representative continue to express strong opposition to the plan. Petaluma’s North Bay Processing and Distribution Center at 1150 North Mcdowell Blvd….

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