Manasota mail facility back on Postal Service consolidation list

(July 2, 2014) TALLEVAST — The Manasota mail sorting facility is being returned to sender from the Postal Service after reappearing on a nationwide consolidation list Monday. The Postal Service published a list Monday of 82 postal facilities nationwide to be closed starting in January 2015 with the Manasota Processing and Distribution Center making a…

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APWU: Arbitrator Rules Excessed Employees Must Meet Minimum Qualifications Before Reassignment

Web News Article #: 128-14 July 1, 2014 – The APWU won an important arbitration award on June 24, when Arbitrator Stephen B. Goldberg ruled that the Postal Service must determine – prior to excessing employees across craft lines – that the employees meet the minimum qualifications for the new position. The APWU filed a…

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Postal Service stands firm on closing downtown New Bedford office

NEW BEDFORD — The U.S. Postal Service has reaffirmed its decision to close the downtown post office. In a June 23 letter to the mayor’s office, Tom A. Samra, a vice president of facilities, said there is no basis to set aside the initial decision to relocate the central New Bedford post office to a…

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New Postal Service announcement has Roanoke sorting facility closing, for now

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player ROANOKE, Va. – An announcement from the Postmaster General could be bad news for the Roanoke Distribution facility. Beginning in early 2015, the Post Office has decided to proceed with a plan that would close 82 sorting facilities nationwide. The postal service says it would save them nearly $750 million…

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Amid financial woes, US Postal Service continues plans to close Scranton distribution hub

Ironically, news that the United States Postal Service is continuing plans to consolidate processing centers nationwide, including one in Scranton, arrived by email. Citing massive ongoing financial losses — borne of, among other things, diminishing First Class postage revenue — the Postal Service said Monday in a news release it will commence a second phase…

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NAPS reiterates opposition to USPS Plant Closures

The Postal Service on June 30 announced a major restructuring of its mail processing network with the closure of eighty-two (82) processing facilities throughout the country beginning in January, 2015. NAPS opposes the Postal Service’s plan because it will slow down the nation’s mail service, further dismantle the distribution network and eliminate middle-class jobs. The…

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USPS: Post Plan completion date extended – Program keeps Post Offices open by reducing hours

The Post Plan timeline has been extended — with the program now being finalized in early January 2015. Since the program was announced more than two years ago, 9166 Post Offices have had retail operating hours adjusted based on customer use: 3,009 offices are now 6-hour a day offices 4,900 offices are now 4-hour a…

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Postal Service offers postmasters early retirements ahead of RIFs

The Postal Service is offering buyouts and early retirement options to more than 3,000 postmasters before it proceeds with a reduction-in-force (RIF) in early 2015. The agency has been working with employee groups for more than two years on its PostPlan, which would reduce the hours at many post offices by two, four or six…

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