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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NPMHU: USPS Continues to Modify Plant Consolidation Schedule

April 11, 2015 On April 10, 2015, the USPS announced its latest list of last minute “public” changes to the Phase II-2015 USPS Network Rationalization Consolidation list. This is the second consecutive week that the Postal Service has made last minute modifications to the Network Rationalization Consolidation list – affecting a large group of postal…

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Is your Supervisor the Real Safety Hazard?

Postal Tsunami by Mel Carriere – April 11, 2015 Excerpts: “Speeding and not wearing a seat belt were admittedly both very poor decisions on the part of this letter carrier, who is paying the price for his recklessness. But it is not surprising to me that he did it, because we see this sort of…

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U.S. Postal Shredder (USPS): Damaged Catalogs Spark New Business Idea

Catalogs are being damaged so frequently in the mail that one company has turned the problem into a new business venture. “A recent project involving a national catalog brand showed that 23 percent of the catalogs received by our field agents arrived in poor condition,” a US Monitor press release said recently. The company is…

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Video: City of North Platte, Nebraska Appeals Post Office Relocation

It’s the US Post Office versus the City of North Platte. By Amy Kauffman – April 10, 2015 Post Office officials want to consolidate the two post office locations in North Platte to one. The location of choice is in the Industrial Park. And now the City of North Platte decided to appeal March’s final…

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