USPS to maintain overnight delivery for 66% of current volumes next year

(September 11, 2014) The US Postal Service will maintain overnight delivery for about 66% of the current overnight delivery volumes following the next phase of its network consolidation. That’s according to chief operating officer and executive vice president Megan Brennan, who was speaking to major customers in Salt Lake City this week at the annual…

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USPS: Remembering 9/11

Thursday is Patriot Day, when Americans pause to remember the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. All postal facilities must fly the American flag at half-staff Thursday. Patriot Day, also known as Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, will also include a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. EDT, the time the…

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Editorial: USPS needs to better compete

During a recent editorial board with Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, questioning turned to the financial straits of the U.S. Postal Service, which lost $2 billion for the third quarter, the 21st losing quarter of the last 23. There is, however, some good news. “Revenue continues to improve as a result of the Postal Service’s January…

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Interview With Post Master General Patrick R. Donahoe About Future Of The Mail (video)

(KUTV) Post Master General Patrick R. Donahoe stopped by the studio to talk about the future of mail and how Utah will play its part. The future of the Postal Service, including innovations like 7-day package delivery, and Legislative Reform that is necessary to fully meet Utahns, and All Americans, evolving mailing and shipping needs….

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APWU: Postal Workers, Teachers, Customers Take ‘Don’t Buy’ Campaign to Staples’ Home Turf

Web News Article #: 166-14 – 09/10/2014   Opponents of a no-bid deal between Staples and the USPS are taking the fight to the Massachusetts-based company’s home turf.  In August, postal workers, teachers and customers staged rallies in and around Boston, and they’re planning to conduct continuing protests in the region. The APWU is also…

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USPS OIG: Revenue Plan and Sales Targets

Audit Report – MS-AR-14-007 – 09/08/2014 Background Each year the U.S. Postal Service establishes various financial projections. One key projection is the revenue plan, which reflects the expected revenue generated by the Postal Service from all sources and channels. The revenue plan was set at $67.7 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2014. The Postal Service’s…

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Trouble in the air: USPS may sell rights over Old Chelsea post office

Late last year, the Postal Service announced that it would not proceed with its controversial plan to sell the Old Chelsea post office at 217 West 18th Street in Manhattan. Now the Postal Service has decided it wants to sell the air rights above the historic building. According to a letter to the New York…

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USPS OIG: Equipment Transfer From Lansing, MI, P&DC to Grand Rapids, MI, P&DC

Audit Report – NO-AR-14-010 – 09/05/2014 Background The U.S. Postal Service continues to aggressively cut costs. To that end, it is consolidating the mail processing network to align it with reduced mail volume and a smaller workforce. This report responds to a congressional request from Senator Carl Levin of Michigan to review the Postal Service’s…

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