Postal officials still not sure of Brookside’s fate

REDLANDS >> While the city and its residents await news on the possible closure of the historic Brookside Avenue Post Office, so are local postal officials. Rumors around town have been swirling that the post office was off the “sale list,” but nothing has yet to be decided. “The status of the office hasn’t changed,”…

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South Dakota Post office closing leaves Mellette residents dissatisfied

The U.S. Postal Service has suspended operations at the Mellette post office, saying the building has deteriorated to the point where it isn’t safe for customers or employees. As a result, many Mellette customers are picking up their mail in Northville, which is 4 miles away. The Mellette post office ceased operation the afternoon of…

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The United States Postal Service: An Assault on the American Middle Class

This is a repost of a 2010 article from BENEATH THE SPIN • ERIC L. WATTREE (As relevant today as it was back then) The federal law is clear. 18 U.S.C. § 1001 reads as follows: Except as otherwise provided in this section, whoever, in any matter within the jurisdiction of the executive, legislative, or judicial branch…

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Social media and Postal Employees

A Ruralinfo.net Editorial Social media and what employees can do and say is kind of a New Frontier. Basically, with the surge of Facebook, Twitter and all of the other social media websites out there, we are more or less, as a work force, stumbling in the dark. So what exactly are the rules concerning…

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Wedding invitations go missing in the mail (video)

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) – Linda Lorentz personally carried the 120 invitations to her daughter’s wedding into the Orchard Park Post Office on May 27, but nine days later, not one of them has been delivered. “It’s so baffling,” said Linda. The invitations were something special, according to the bride-to-be, Gina Lorentz, whose uncle did…

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USPS: Improving together – USPS, Amazon use LSS to strengthen service

The Postal Service and Amazon are using the Lean Six Sigma (LSS) improvement process to strengthen the way the two organizations serve customers. Through a pilot project, Amazon will drop off shipments at Post Offices near the customers who are supposed to receive the packages. Previously, Amazon took the shipments to USPS mail processing plants,…

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USPS: June is LGBT Pride Month

June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month, an annual observance of the history of gay rights and related movements. The Postal Service recognizes the contributions of LGBT people and the importance of fostering diversity and inclusion, including supporting LGBT-friendly workplaces. Last month, the Postal Service honored Harvey Milk, one of the nation’s…

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Commissioner says radical change needed for USPS to survive

WATERTOWN — Radical changes have to be made to the structure of the U.S. Postal Service for it to survive, according to Postal Regulatory Commissioner Robert G. Taub, the keynote speaker during a luncheon Thursday at the Black River Valley Club on Washington Street. Mr. Taub discussed the many hurdles facing the nation’s Postal Service…

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