USPS: Fast lane – USPS uses Agile to speed up technology development

The Postal Service has joined a growing number of government agencies and private organizations that use Agile, a collaborative process that allows projects to roll out faster and with fewer glitches. Through Agile, organizations develop, test and assess technology projects in increments, then implement the projects for short durations before full deployment. “Agile allows greater…

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USPS: Fastest VPO in the east – Kentucky location opens within days

The Renfro Valley, KY, Village Post Office (VPO) set a record when it opened last month, just days after negotiations for the new location got underway. It began when Kentuckiana District Village Post Office Coordinator Nick Walker learned the Renfro Valley Post Office was closing, which would have left the historic town with no postal…

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As Alabama’s rural post offices cut hours, which sites are next? Check out the map

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — The U.S. Postal Service is nearing the end of a two-year process to determine a reduction of retail-service hours at 246 rural post office locations throughout Alabama. As part of the plan that will conclude in September, the agency has scheduled community meetings from June 26 through July 16 concerning the final…

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APWU: California Teachers Association, Indiana AFL-CIO, Washington DC Council Sign On

Web News Article #: 121-14 June 19, 2014 – The California Teachers Association and several other labor organizations have joined the Stop Staples campaign. In a letter to Staples CEO Ronald L. Sargent and Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe, the CTA urged them to abandon the program that established postal counters in the office-supply stores…

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US Postal Service seeking to fill 200 job openings

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA – Have you recently graduated from high school and are wondering, now what? The Postal Service is hiring and currently has over 200 job openings in the Bay Area. They also have job openings in many locations in California and nationwide. While mail volume has declined, a large number of employees have recently…

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“Postal Worker West” – Late June 2014 Edition

ISSUED BY OMAR M. GONZALEZ APWU WESTERN REGIONAL COORDINATOR Click Here for ELECTRONIC EDITION [pdf] In the 2014 Summer Edition: POSTAL SERVICE GEARING UP FOR CONTRACT TALKS Benefits and Leave To Be On Table? LIGHTS OUT A Sinister Postal Plot Critical Issues Still Backlogged National Issues Backlogged As Well GOP PLANS TO MAKE P.O. ROADKILL Highway…

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USPS OIC Warren “Deeply Apologizes” to Guam Mayors Over Address Change Letters (video)

Guam – With the uproar over incorrect mailing addresses with the United States Postal Service two months ago, Guam Officer-in-Charge Christopher Warren “deeply apologized” to the mayors this morning during their monthly meeting. Last month, island mayors expressed their frustration with the USPS over the blunder they say the postal service created in changing the…

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