Efficiency Review of the Chicago, IL, Network Distribution Center – Operations and Transportation

Audit Report – NO-AR-15-003 – 01/22/2015 Background The U.S. Postal Service has 21 network distribution centers (NDC) linked by a dedicated transportation network. NDCs are primarily responsible for sorting and transporting bulk mail — Standard Mail, Periodicals, and Package Services. Our objective was to evaluate the efficiency of the Chicago, IL, NDC’s mail processing and…

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Hashknife Pony Express keeps history alive with mail delivery

By Amy Edelen – January 22, 2015 The Hashknife Pony Express, the longest sanctioned U.S. Postal Service Pony Express route in the world, will be making its annual trip to Scottsdale on Jan. 30 to deliver mail and celebrate the Old West with a free event. The Hashknife riders will embark on a rigorous three-day,…

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Video: USPS 2014 Holiday Package Delivery

Published on Jan 23, 2015 The United States Postal Service delivered 524 Million packages during the month of December, 2014, 18% more than last year. We told our customers “Our Priority is You.” We told our employees, “This is Our Season.” They say the holidays often fly by. We’d have to agree. To our customers,…

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Unlocking the Secrets of FERS

By Tammy Flanagan – January 22, 2015 As you probably know, federal employees are generally covered by one of two retirement systems: the “old” Civil Service Retirement System or the “new” Federal Employees Retirement System. But FERS isn’t that new any more. It includes many employees who have accumulated 30 or more years of federal…

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Local Postal union still fighting to keep Kokomo processing center open

By Josh Sigler – January 22, 2015 The United States Postal Service announced in November that it was set to merge Kokomo’s processing plant with the Indianapolis plant on March 14. What does that mean for the consumer? A letter written to a neighbor three blocks over may take longer to reach its destination because…

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Americans spend $103 billion a year on predatory lenders. Postal banking could change that.

Nearly 17 million American adults live in households where no one has a checking account; more than 50 million more have a checking account, but also have to rely on things like payday lenders and check cashing stores, according to a new report from United for a Fair Economy. These numbers include more than half…

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APWU: Contract Training Session: Ready to Get Started!

Web News Article #: 013-2015 01/22/2015 – Training for the union’s campaign to win a good contract moved to the Northeast Region on Jan. 21 and 22, and participants left the two-day session ready to get started. A major theme was how union activists can win support and involvement from union members. Contract Action Teams…

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