Will The US Postal Service Turn Profitable With A $10 Billion Investment?

The US Postal Service posted another loss of $1.96 billion in the third quarter. CFO Joseph Corbett said the agency needed $10 billion to upgrade infrastructure and replace aging fleet The US Postal Service’s CFO, Joseph Corbett, stated that the agency required an investment of up to $10 billion to continue providing competitive services. The…

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Cape Girardeau postal facility to be consolidated in April

The date for Cape Girardeau’s Richard G. Wilson Processing and Distribution Facility to be combined with one in St. Louis has been set for April 18, according to a U.S. Postal Service website. Stacy St. John, corporate communications specialist for the USPS in Iowa City, Iowa, confirmed the date Friday. The consolidation will be part…

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PRC: August 13 Technical Conference on Postal Elasticities

Technical Conference on Postal Elasticities (RM2014-5) August 13, 2014 Click Here for Webcast Some background on why conference was held: NOTICE AND ORDER SCHEDULING TECHNICAL CONFERENCE (Issued July 9, 2014) I. INTRODUCTION On May 2, 2014, the National Postal Policy Council, the Association for Mail Electronic Enhancement, the Association of Marketing Service Providers, GrayHair Software,…

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Opinion: Postal Service isn’t transparent with proposals

Here we go again. The United States Postal Service is telling its employees in the Bemidji office that a bunch of them will be displaced, the preferred word is excessed, sometime after January 2015. The latest proposal is a regurgitation of the previous so called studies that have determined that the public and the Postal…

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Woman recovers package after it got stuck in 40,000 mile mailing loop (video)

Michael Finney helped a woman after her package got stuck for months in an endless cycle known as a mailing loop. It traveled in circles for 40,000 miles across the country and no one could stop it, until 7 On Your Side found a way. (August 15, 2014) SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — It’s a quirk…

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Network Rationalization Phase II – August 15 Webinar Presentation (PDF and PPT)

Dave Williams, VP Network Operations, hosted a webinar August 15, 2014 on Network Rationalization Phase II. I made PDF and Power Point presentations available for those who could not join the webinar: Network Rationalization Phase II Webinar [PDF] Network Rationalization Phase II Webinar [PPSX]  

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USPS: Rising to the challenge – San Diego District leads the way in local VPO competition

San Diego District has opened 36 Village Post Offices (VPOs) during the past three years, winning an ambitious challenge within the Pacific Area. VPOs — which allow convenience stores, libraries and other community organizations to sell postal products — are part of a broader USPS initiative to strengthen customer service. Soon after the program began…

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USPS OIG: Geo-Fence Technology in Delivery Operations

Audit Report – DR-MA-14-006 – 08/14/2014Background The U.S. Postal Service is developing and pilot testing the Delivery Management System to improve carrier efficiency during street delivery. This system combines Global Positioning System data and other data from various systems to allow supervisors to see “at a glance” the location of each carrier and whether they…

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