APWU: Michigan Democratic Party Endorses Staples Boycott, Urges Candidates to Avoid the Office-Supply Store

Web News Article #: 176-2014 09/25/2014 – The Michigan Democratic Party voted to support the Staples boycott at a special meeting of the Executive Committee on Sept. 23 and urged all candidates for public office to avoid patronizing the office-supply chain. The resolution declares that the Democratic Party supports good jobs and public employees. Postal…

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USPS: Post Plan update – Staffing will change at some Remotely Managed Post Offices

The type of employees who perform work in some Remotely Managed Post Offices (RMPOs) where hours have been adjusted through the Post Plan will change. Post Offices that are open six hours a day will be staffed by career employees who will work six-hour schedules. The employees will replace part-time non-career employees who currently work…

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(VIDEO) USPS: PMG Donahoe praises improved scanning rates; gives updates on grocery deliveries and Staples

National scanning rates recently reached 96 percent, an important milestone that PMG Pat Donahoe praises in his latest State of the Business video message to employees. “You are doing an excellent job with scanning. It’s the best we’ve ever done,” he says. Donahoe encourages employees to keep the momentum going by continuing to scan mail…

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APWU: Teachers Union to Staples CEO – ‘We’re Not Buying’

Web News Article #: 175-2014 09/24/2014 – The president of the American Federation of Teachers has a message for Staples CEO Ron Sargent: We’re not buying! AFT President Randi Weingarten wrote to Sargent on Sept. 17, “As you know, teachers are critical to your profits. Last year, educators spent over $1.6 billion of their own…

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PRC: Notice of the USPS of Market Test of Experimental Product – Customized Delivery

NOTICE OF THE UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE OF MARKET TEST OF EXPERIMENTAL PRODUCT – CUSTOMIZED DELIVERY Submitted 9/23/2014 2:53:11 PM Filing ID: 90393 Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3641, the United States Postal Service hereby gives notice that it intends to conduct a test of an experimental competitive product, named Customized Delivery. The Postal Service also…

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Ready, Set, Go – Retirement Planning

In my recent pre-retirement seminars, I have met many employees who have their sights set on retiring near the end of the 2014 leave year (1/10/2015). As usual, the end of the year is a popular time to retire for employees who wish to cash in a big lump sum of accumulated annual leave to…

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USPS OIG: Facilities Repair and Alteration Process

Background The U.S. Postal Service’s Facilities group manages repairs and alterations for over 32,000 facilities. Postmasters and officers in charge submit repair and alteration requests to Facilities for completion. Facilities project managers use a national contract with EMCOR, Incorporated to complete repairs and alterations costing $25,000 or less. For repairs costing $10,000 or less, personnel…

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With letters in decline, Loyola rips out mailboxes

When school started at Loyola University Maryland last fall, the administration sent a welcome flier to the mailbox of every student living on campus. By the end of the year, a third of those fliers were still unread. No one ever checked the boxes. With the increasing reliance on email and social media slowing the…

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