USPS OIG: Will The Check Be in the Mail? An Examination of Transactional Mail

RARC-WP-15-006 – 02/09/2015 By now, it’s fairly common knowledge that digital communications has cut into First-Class Mail volumes. But does this necessarily mean people always prefer to communicate digitally? To find out, we looked at the trends and customer preferences for one particular mail segment – transactional mail, which consists primarily of household bills and…

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Historic Plant City post office discontinued, headed for sale

(February 8, 2015) Earlier this week, the Postal Service announced that the historic post office on Reynolds Street In downtown Plant City, Florida, is being discontinued. It’s the first such discontinuance in over 16 months. The Plant City post office has been closed since June 2013, when the Postal Service shut down the 1935 facility…

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USPS revenues rises 4.3 percent – $754 million net loss recorded during first quarter

(February 6, 2015) The Postal Service ended fiscal 2015’s first quarter (Oct. 1-Dec. 31, 2014) with a 4.3 percent increase in operating revenue compared to the same period one year earlier. The net loss was $754 million. The operating revenue increase was partially driven by the record number of packages delivered during the holidays. Shipping…

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Mail delays detrimental, Tucson business leaders say

By Yoohyun Jung – February 5, 2015 Tucson business leaders said they are experiencing significant delays in mail delivery since the U.S. Postal Service changed its service standards Jan. 5. The service change is part of the second phase of the Postal Service’s effort to consolidate 82 facilities — including Tucson’s main processing station at…

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EEOC Seeks to Improve Federal Sector Equal Employment Opportunity Complaint Process

PRESS RELEASE – February 5, 2015 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) on the equal employment opportunity (EEO) complaint process in the federal sector, the agency announced today. The ANPRM, which has been coordinated with other federal agencies, is posted for public inspection…

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The Death of First Class Mail – “That’s not how any of this Works”

By Mel Carriere – February 4, 2015 Maybe it’s just me – I’m not an economics major after all, but I can’t understand the business model behind taking a premium product, the one that brings in the largest amount of income by far, and deliberately destroying it. Imagine, if you will, a fast food chain…

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APWU: Arbitration Advocacy Training – Atlanta – April 6-12

The Research & Education Department offers comprehensive training to APWU activists on a wide array of topics, dedicated to providing union officers and stewards with the skills they need to enforce the Collective Bargaining Agreement, motivate union members, and keep members informed about important issues and activities. On April 6, the Research & Education Department…

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