Postal Service dealing with national computer outage — hackers not involved

By Josh Hicks – February 13, 2015 Friday the 13th’s bad luck came a bit early for the U.S. Postal Service this week as a national computer outage hit the agency during a hardware installation on Thursday. USPS spokeswoman Toni Delancey said Friday that the outage, which began sometime on Thursday afternoon, has affected the…

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ALERT: USPS System Failure – Bad Financial Practice/Poor Security

URGENT MESSAGE – February 13, 2015: While in meetings with the USPS today I have been informed that computer systems have shut down since mid-afternoon yesterday. They can’t log onto computer systems or access, e-mails, etc. This also means that if the clerks logged out of POS yesterday, they can’t log on today. This would…

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Video: Grand Alliance Announced At National Press Club – February 12, 2015

[cvm_video id=”32787″]   The formation of the alliance has been in the works for months, and has been the vision of APWU President Mark Dimondstein from the beginning of his term of office. At his installation speech before more than 1,000 union members in November 2013, Dimondstein called for a grand alliance to save the…

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New Survey Reveals: Businesses Will Switch To USPS Due to FedEx and UPS Price Increases [Infographic]

By Harry Whitehouse – February 12, 2015 With FedEx and UPS’s dimensional weight pricing now in effect for all Ground shipments, many businesses are faced with having to reconsider their shipping carrier and method of packaging. To refresh your memory, dimensional weight pricing bases shipping costs on the volume of a package in relation to…

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Video: USPS Business Focus – message from PMG Brennan

Published on Feb 13, 2015 Postmaster General and CEO Megan Brennan outlines her vision of investing in the future of the U.S. Postal Service. In her first recorded message to all employees, she said the USPS will: Invest in the future, including strengthening employee training and making needed infrastructure improvements. Speed the pace of innovation…

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USPS OIG Audit Project: Mail Service Providers

What can the Postal Service do to ensure successful partnerships with mail service providers? Mail service providers (MSPs) play an important role in the Postal Service’s complicated mailing system. Organizations can use MSPs to assist them in designing, creating, preparing, and processing their mailings. MSPs help mailers who lack in-house mailing expertise navigate complex mail…

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APWU New York Area Metro ‘The Union Mail’ – February 2015 Edition

In this issue: Enforce our contract to save Maintenance jobs Black history in the Post Office Building a new future through Collective Bargaining Open season for Maintenance Craft PER update Lessons from Europe: the winners and losers of postal privatization New faces on Capitol Hill Campaign for Postal Banking: A win/win “Don’t Buy Staples” Campaign…

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Video: Postal employees notified downtown Toledo sorting facility closing in April

The downtown postal sorting facility will be closing in April. It’s located on Saint Claire near Newton and Collingwood. Some union members received a notice in the mail Wednesday telling them it would be closing in 60 days. via Postal employees notified downtown sorting facility closing in April – 13abc.com Toledo (OH) News, Weather and…

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