Saturday & Selected Monday Holiday Operational Changes Coming to Santa Ana P&DC January 17, 2015

I received an email on January 9, 2015: “I thought that you might like to know, that the Santa Ana District has decided to once again, transport all of Saturday’s collection mail, down to Margaret Sellers P&DC in San Diego. This mail consists of all of Industry, Anaheim, and Torrance, as well as Santa Ana…

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Command Security Corporation Awarded $250 million contract with USPS (Jan 12, 2015 SEC Filing)

Form 8-K COMMAND SECURITY CORP January 12, 2015 On December 31, 2014, Command Security Corporation (the “Company”) was awarded a contract for services with the United States Postal Service (“USPS”) valued at an aggregate of approximately $250 million over a potential ten year term of service. Pursuant to the agreement, the Company will provide security…

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Former APWU Local President faces embezzlement charge

(January 13, 2015) FORT WAYNE, Ind. – A woman indicted back in November by a federal grand jury turned herself in to authorities on Monday. Pamela Nessen, who entered a not guilty plea before a federal judge on Tuesday, is accused of embezzling $58,598 while she served as the President of the American Postal Workers Union…

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UPDATED (1/13/15): Network Rationalization Phase 2 Overview, FAQS for Mailers

Network Rationalization Phase 2 Overview November 2014 (New 01/13/2015) Updated Phase 2 FAQS for Mailers and Mailing Industry, January 2015 (New 01/13/2015) via USPS  

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Postal Regulatory Commissioner Goldway: Postal Service cuts ill-considered

The Hill - Opinion

(January 13, 2015) Last week, the U.S. Postal Service reduced its service standards for First-Class mail, and eliminated nearly all overnight letter mail delivery. Most mail will be delivered in two to three days — longer if weekends and holidays are involved. During 2015, more than 80 processing plants in small cities and rural areas…

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APWU: Service Cuts Disrupt Workers’ Lives

Web News Article #: 006-2015 01/13/2015 – When postal officials lowered “service standards” on Jan. 5, they didn’t just slow down America’s mail: They set in motion a process that is causing serious disruption in the lives of thousands of hard-working postal employees. As management reconfigures mail processing, they are also causing massive reassignments and shift…

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Opinion: Trouble ahead for the Post Office

By Shawn McCoy – January 13, 2015 A new compliance report from the United States Postal Service (USPS), coupled with frank comments from outgoing Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe, raise serious concerns about the direction the post office is headed. USPS has lost $26 billion over the past three years, and the rate of loss has…

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