APWU Secretary-Treasurer in Georgia Charged with Theft

On July 8, Cynthia Collins, former secretary-treasurer of American Postal Workers Union Local 12, was indicted in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia with embezzling funds from the Athens, Ga.-based union in the amount of $23,345 and concealing the thefts in union financial records. The indictment follows an investigation by the U.S….

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Former postmaster: Consolidation a drag

Fred Nelson was kind enough to share his KINS News Talk Radio July 25 “Community Comment” with me and I feel the need to add my perspective to the Post Office’s latest round of “consolidations.” I was fortunate enough to succeed Fred Nelson as the postmaster of Eureka and was proud to serve in that…

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Federal Register: Revised service standards date set for Phase 2 Network Rationalization

A Rule by the Postal Service on 08/01/2014 Action Final Rule; Designation Of Implementation Date. Summary This document identifies the implementation date for the revised service standards for market-dominant mail products associated with the second phase of the Network Rationalization initiative, and makes conforming changes to the applicable regulations. DATES: Effective Date: August 1, 2014….

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USPS: DRIVE to succeed – Initiatives help Postal Service boost revenue, cut costs

The Postal Service generated $4.9 billion in new sales opportunities and cut operational costs by $868 million last year through DRIVE, an ambitious program that’s helping the organization make major changes. Through DRIVE, USPS also revitalized its Priority Mail package service and reduced its facilities footprint by more than 3 million feet. This year, the…

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82 More Postal Facilities to Close; Mailers Expect Not to Notice

The U.S. Postal Service has become very good at closing and consolidating postal facilities. It may not be something that Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe and his COO Megan Brennan are likely to take credit for in public, but the U.S. Postal Service has become very good at closing and consolidating postal facilities. So good, in…

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HP to Pay $32.5M to Settle Postal Service Dispute

Hewlett-Packard Co. has agreed to pay $32.5 million to settle allegations it overcharged the U.S. Postal Service for products over more than eight years. In the dispute, the United States alleged that HP failed to comply with pricing terms of its contract with the Postal Service. This included a requirement that HP provide prices that…

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USPS: Check it out – Undeliverable checks process improved

A Lean Six Sigma (LSS) team saved the Postal Service more than $560,000 this year by improving the way undelivered business mail checks get processed. The Mail Recovery Center (MRC) in Atlanta is responsible for determining the final delivery point for undelivered mail, including business mail checks. The process for handling these checks was complex,…

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