Shrinking budget partially explains rundown Farmington, AZ post office

FARMINGTON — The U.S. Postal Services’ shrinking budget is no excuse for the Farmington post office’s disheveled appearance, a spokesman said, but it is part of the reason. “How we got here is unfortunate. There’s the reality of the post office’s finances,” spokesman Brian McCoy said of the weeds and trash that blight the 20th Street…

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USPS to procure services for Consolidation Deconsolidation Facilities (CDF), more…

Solicitation Number: 5B-14-A-0002 Agency: United States Postal Service Office: Transportation Purchasing Location: Transportation Purchasing (HQ) The purpose of this solicitation is to procure services for the following type of material handling services: Consolidation Deconsolidation Facilities (CDF) for Standard Mail Terminal Handling Services Optimization Program (TOP) for First Class Mail Networks Programs Surface Transfer Centers (STC)….

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Gainesville, FL post office to lose more processing work

(July 3, 2014) GAINESVILLE – The U.S. Postal Service will transfer the remaining processing and distribution functions now handled at the 34th Street post office to Jacksonville next year as part of plans to close 82 processing facilities. The retail portion of the 34th Street site will remain open, according to spokeswoman Dionne Montague. Outgoing…

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Reduced hours, closure mulled for Lindley, NY Post Office

(July 4, 2014) The U.S. Postal Service is considering reducing hours at the Lindley Post Office or closing it altogether, and wants input from town residents before making a decision. Flyers have been mailed out, and the deadline to return them is Monday. The surveys are also available at the Lindley Post Office. Also, a…

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Golden Hammer Award: Postal Management caught using travel cards for personal food as costs of mailing rise

Postal workers may be famous for delivering that check in the mail. But they apparently are also good at grabbing cash advances off their official credit cards to satisfy their personal hunger. An investigation by the Postal Service’s internal watchdog identified hundreds of thousands of dollars in questionable expenses that workers charged to their official…

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USPS to Conduct Emergency Drill Next Week at Burlington, VT P&DC

(July 4, 2014) ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. – The United States Postal Service will be conducting an emergency drill at the Burlington Processing and Distribution Center located on New England Drive on Tuesday. The drill will begin at approximately 6 p.m. and continue for about two hours. A press release says the drill may effect travel…

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Boycott Staples! AFSCME Supports Postal Workers

AFSCME has endorsed the American Postal Workers Union’s boycott of Staples, which was given a no-bid contract by the U.S. Postal Service that would allow Staples to staff in-store Postal Service counters with its own low-paid employees. In a July 2 letter to Staples Inc. CEO Ronald L. Sargeant, AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders and Sec.-Treas….

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