USPS Board of Governors to meet Nov. 14 in open session at Postal Service HQ

The Board of Governors of the U.S. Postal Service will meet Nov. 14 in open session at Postal Service headquarters, 475 L’Enfant Plaza, SW, Washington, DC. The public is welcome to observe the meeting beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Ben Franklin Room on the 11th floor. The Board is expected to discuss the following…

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NALC: Four postal unions plan Nov. 14 ‘Day of Action’ on new round of service cuts

On Friday, Nov. 14, members of the NALC will join with the three other postal unions for a national day of action to tell Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe and the USPS Board of Governors: “Stop delaying America’s mail!” “The Postal Service is set to make severe cuts in mail delivery service that, if implemented, would…

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GAO Report: Information on Recent USPS Changes to Delivery Standards, Operations, and Performance

What GAO Found The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) revised its delivery standards, which has generally increased delivery time for some First-Class Mail and Periodicals from 1 day to 2 days, notably by reducing mail with a 1-day standard.USPS also revised its delivery standards for 2-day delivery. Mail must now be within a 6-hour drive between…

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APWU e-Team News Update – October 24, 2014

Get involved before it is too late – Election Day is around the corner! Election Day is just two weeks away and in several states, the polls are already open. In many contests, the margin of victory is expected to be extremely small. Control of the United States Senate and many governorships will hinge on…

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Postal unions continue fight plant-closure battle

(October 24, 2014) Mail processing plants are not only needed to continue to maintain high delivery standards, such as overnight and prompt delivery, but they’re also the livelihood of countless workers. With 82 plants slated to close nationwide—and one right here in Kokomo—the postal unions continue to push back and fight the ongoing plant-closure battle….

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USPS: This is our future – PMG discusses Election Mail, packages in latest video

The Postal Service will be ready for the surge in election-related mail during the next two weeks, PMG Pat Donahoe says in his latest video message to employees. “We can expect to see heavy volume right up until Election Day. So we’ve got to stay with it,” Donahoe says. It’s especially important to meet the…

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Postal Service gets green light to test grocery delivery

The Postal Service now has approval for a pilot program to deliver groceries and packaged food, according to an Oct. 23 decision by the Postal Regulatory Commission. The Postal Service had asked to test out a concept it called “customized delivery” in which the agency receives freezer bags filled with foods or other packaged goods…

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Canada converts 100,000 customers to cluster boxes, only 4.9 million to go

(October 24, 2014) Canada is getting cluster boxes, and lots of them. This week Canada Post rolled out it plan to replace home delivery at the door to centralized delivery at a cluster box down the block. Nearly 100,000 residences, plus over 3,300 businesses, have been converted so far. Over the next five years, Canada…

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