It takes a village – Behind the scenes at VPO operations

The Village Post Office (VPO) program has reached a milestone — opening 600 VPOs since 2011. There are now VPOs in 46 states, with more on the way. VPOs are operated by community businesses and offer select products and services, such as stamps and Priority Mail Flat Rate envelopes. The program’s success stems from extensive…

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How Congress is Intentionally Bankrupting the Postal Service | YouTube

Published on May 21, 2014 Abby Martin speaks with RT Political Commentator, Sam Sacks, about why Congress intentionally bankrupted the US Postal Service and how the push to corporatize the mail industry is hurting us all. ▶ How Congress is Intentionally Bankrupting the Postal Service | Brainwash Update – YouTube.

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PRC solicits ‘Study of Postal Service Institutional Cost’ report

Solicitation Number: PRC-2014-2 Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission Office: PRC Office of Administration Location: PRC HQ Excerpt: Given the severe volume decline since FY 2007, one might think that institutional cost would have declined because of the infra-marginal cost included therein.  Further one might reasonably think that the volume variability ratio should have decreased because the…

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POStPlan postponed: 3,200 postmasters get a reprieve

The Postal Service has announced that the timeline for implementing POStPlan is going to be extended. Initially, all 13,000 post offices included in the plan were to have their hours reduced by the end of September 2014, and any full-time postmasters still working at those offices would have lost their full-time jobs on October 1…

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Downtown Cresco, IA mailboxes stir up business owners

CRESCO – With a crowd of approximately 35, business/building owners gathered at the Monday Cresco City Council meeting to voice their opinions about centralized box units (CBUs) installed downtown. Led by Paul Lovell, co-owner of Cresco Bicycles, the group expressed problems with the boxes and how they may have “degraded” their downtown. “We have two…

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Scammers claim to be USPS officials to get personal info

TULSA, Okla. – The postal inspection service received complaints from individuals nationwide about fraudulent emails and phone calls. The caller says a package was unable to be delivered. These emails and phone calls are attempts to gather personal identifying information. The email, which claims to be from the US Postal Service, includes a message related…

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PRC Adopts Fast Track Process For Advisory Opinions On Nationwide Service Changes

Press Release May 20, 2014 Washington, DC – Today the Postal Regulatory Commission introduced modernized rules to respond to Postal Service requests for Advisory Opinions on major changes to postal services. Under these new rules, the Commission would seek to issue future advisory opinions in 90 days or less while still meeting the requirements of…

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APWU COLA Update: Employees Covered by National Agreement

For Employees Covered by the National Agreement: (05/21/14) In April 2014, the Consumer Price Index (CPI-W) rose to 695.356. This index is above the point of the last adjustment: 692.725. The sixth COLA adjustment under the 2010 National Agreement will be based on the July 2014 CPI Index point and will be effective September 6,…

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