PRC Releases Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Report

Press Release – January 5, 2015 Washington, DC- Today the Postal Regulatory Commission issued its 2014 Annual Report to the President and Congress. It describes Commission activities of the last fiscal year and the extent to which regulations are achieving the objectives set forth by the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006. These objectives,…

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Red letter day: The USPS poised to deliver ‘frank appraisal’ of its status

By Jennifer Harper – Monday, January 5, 2015 Now that the holiday rush is over, change is afoot in the nation’s mail. On Tuesday, outgoing Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe, who has led the oft-challenged U.S. Postal Service for four years, heads to the National Press Club for some candid talk about the future of an…

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USPS OIG Blog: What do you think was the top postal story of 2014?

The year 2014 was certainly historic on the postal and logistics front. Alibaba entered the U.S. market with a bang, setting a record with the largest ever U.S. initial public offering. For the first time ever, non-mail revenues exceeded mail revenues for postal administrations around the world. Shippers braced for the full effect of dimensional…

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USPS OIG White Paper: Flexible HR Strategies to Help the Postal Service

RARC-WP-15-003 – 01/05/2015 Increasingly, companies large and small are moving toward flexible workforce policies, which allow employees, among other things, to adjust their work schedules to their personal lives as much as possible. In general, the strategic value of such policies is that they help employees establish a healthy work-life balance, which can yield benefits…

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Opinion: Postal Service seems bound to shoot itself

(January 4, 2015) The U.S. Postal Service next week plans to begin a new round of plant closings and consolidations that will affect dozens of mail-processing centers, including three in Mississippi, despite calls from more than half the members of the outgoing Senate to postpone the changes. Earlier this month, 30 senators, all but one…

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Video: U.S. Postal Service to Begin Cuts in Service Monday

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The U.S. Postal Service plans to slow down delivery of first class mail on Monday as part of cost-cutting efforts in 2015. First class mail consists of the bills and cards sent through the mail. As customers send more email and pay more bills online, the volume of first class mail has…

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USPS Network Rationalization Service Standard Impacts

Published by USPS on January 2, 2015 The postal facility consolidation proposals developed in accordance with the USPS Handbook PO-408 Area Mail Processing (AMP) guidelines that are part of the Network Rationalization Plan were submitted for public comment and acted upon by postal management in early 2012. Consistent with Pub.L. 109-435, Title III, § 302(c)(3)(D)(ii),…

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