USPS requests commercial parcel rate increases

USPS has notified the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) it plans to temporarily increase prices for commercial domestic parcel products, starting Oct. 18. Retail prices for parcel products are unaffected. The planned commercial price increases for Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail, First-Class Package Service (FCPS) and Commercial Parcel Select will take effect Oct. 18 at 12…

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NALC Executive Council endorses Biden-Harris

August 13, 2020 Fredric Rolando, president of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), released the following statement regarding the NALC Executive Council’s endorsement of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for president and vice president of the United States: On behalf of nearly 300,000 active and retired letter carriers, we are proud to endorse Vice…

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USPS OIG Report: Financial Controls Policy for Retail Units

Background During fiscal year (FY) 2019, we issued 32 audit reports related to financial controls at Postal Service retail units. We identified inconsistencies with Postal Service policies for performing financial transactions. The purpose of this report is to bring attention to these issues and make recommendations for corrective action. Our objective was to assess current…

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Postal Bulletin: September is National Preparedness Month

Are You Prepared for An Emergency? Tornadoes, hurricanes, wildfires, and floods can strike at almost any time, and are just some of the disasters we face each year. These events can generate fear, frustration, and even depression; yet, planning ahead can help response and recovery, and relieve some of the anxiety and stress caused by…

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APWU: NDRC – Processing Article 7.2 Grievances at Step 3 – tripartite email chain

From: Lynn Pallas-Barber <lpallas@apwu.org> Sent: Wednesday, August 12, 2020 To: APWU Officers Subject: NDRC – Processing Article 7.2 Grievances at Step 3 – tripartite email chain. Importance: High Brothers, It has been brought to my attention that the attached email concerning the processing of the Article 7.2 grievances at Step 3 filed since the up-dated…

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USPS OIG Report: Delivery Vehicle Acquisition Strategy

Objective Our objective was to assess the Postal Service’s acquisition strategy for delivery and collection vehicles. The Postal Service’s mission is to provide reliable and affordable universal mail delivery and postal retail services to the U.S. In fiscal year (FY) 2019, the Postal Service delivered to about 160 million delivery points, six days a week….

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USPS: PMG addresses restructuring

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy distributed the following memo to USPS employees on Aug. 13: Today, I am in my ninth week as Postmaster General. I am grateful to everyone who has welcomed me, and I am thoroughly impressed by the dedication and commitment you have shown since I started June 15. Last week was extremely…

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Letter from Senate Democrats to PMG DeJoy

Dear Postmaster DeJoy: We write to express significant concern regarding reports that you are implementing policy changes that will increase the cost for timely delivery of election mail, and to urge you not to take any action that makes it harder and more expensive for Americans to vote. Read Letter:

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