Delivery debacle now involves Guam Election Commission

Guam – The Guam Election Commission will be discussing the situation regarding the recent mishaps with the mail. Thousands of residents have been impacted by changes that have been implemented by the US Postal Service. The delivery debacle has landed on the doorsteps of the GEC. Executive director Maria Pangelinan, “If our placement of the…

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NALC President Rolando: Myths about Mail

National Review recently ran a story purporting to look at U.S. Postal Service finances and prospects. This is an important topic, and your readers deserve a serious discussion — as do postal employees, one-quarter of whom have served this nation in military uniform, and all of whom serve the public now in a different uniform….

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GAO – USPS: Delivery Mode Conversions Could Yield Large Savings, but More Current Data Needed

United States Government Accountability Office Report to the Chairman, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives What GAO Found The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) estimates of delivery mode costs and potential savings from converting to less costly modes show that door-to-door delivery is much more costly than delivery to a curbside or centralized…

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Local change-of-address firm to pay $3M in refunds

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced a settlement Monday with Change-My-Address.com, Change-of-Address.us, parent company Form Giant LLC, and its president, Matthew Riley. Consumers nationwide, and as many as 16,000 in Ohio, are entitled to refunds from the Montgomery-based Internet business that offers change of address services. A $3 million dollar national refund pool has been…

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Saving USPS Still Not a Priority Item

NEW YORK (TheStreet) — For Washington lawmakers already at loggerheads over the country’s fiscal mess, the United States Postal Service has not delivered god news.  The USPS has become the latest in line asking for a bailout. Again. Last week, the USPS announced a $1.9 billion loss in the second quarter. Worse, USPS has $64…

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Launch of 600th Village Post Office (VPO) in public library

Barely 3 months after opening the Postal Service’s 500th Village Post Office (VPO), the launch of number 600 literally is one for the books. Mid-America District held opening ceremonies at two Kansas City, MO, public libraries May 6. “Our presence here today is an indication that the Postal Service is committed to affordable, attainable mail…

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Residents are worried Cherry Grove Contract Postal Unit might close

The Fire Island community of Cherry Grove is rallying to keep its tiny post office open. Betty Faraci, the postmistress of the 10-foot-by-10-foot post office, said she hasn’t received a contract renewal for her job this year from the U.S. Postal Service, causing fears that the post office itself — open three days a week…

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International Postal Big Data: Discussion Forum Recap

May 12, 2014 (RARC-IB-14-002) “Big Data” — large, complex datasets combined with sophisticated, powerful analytics — is helping transform science, research, and many industries by providing a level of insights previously unavailable at unprecedented speed. For businesses in particular – including the mail and shipping industries – the knowledge gained from the real-time analysis of…

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