USPS District Restructuring Information Released

UPMA – March 3, 2021 Today, the United States Postal Service has announced a restructuring of the Retail and Delivery Operations and Logistics and Processing Operations that will be phased in over the next couple of months. The below information and new information on these changes can be found on the www.unitedpma.org website under the…

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USPS: Voluntary Early Retirement offers to most non-bargaining employees

The Postal Service will consolidate its districts, realign its Logistics and Processing Operations divisions, and offer a voluntary early retirement option to most eligible non-bargaining employees at its headquarters, headquarters-related, area and district offices. Under a plan announced March 3, the organization’s 67 districts will be consolidated into 50. The new territories will align closely…

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USPS seeks feedback on proposed restrictions for shipping e-cigarettes

The Postal Service has proposed a rule change that would extend the mailing restrictions for cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products to include electronic cigarettes and other vaping-type products. The proposed rule change follows the recent enactment of the Preventing Online Sales of E-Cigarettes to Children Act, a federal law that restricts the shipping of such…

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USPS OIG Report: Misrouted Mail Within the Postal Service Network

Objective Our objective was to determine why there is misrouted mail and its impact on the Postal Service. Service standards are the Postal Service’s stated delivery performance goals for each mail class measured in days from point of entry into the mailstream to final destination. These standards are one of the primary operational goals or…

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USPS Leaders address House committee

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and USPS Board of Governors Chairman Ron A. Bloom testified before the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform on Feb. 24. The title of the hearing was “Legislative Proposals to Put the Postal Service on Sustainable Financial Footing.” The USPS Newsroom website has the opening statement and full written testimony…

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USPS awards Oshkosh Defense $483 Million contract to modernize delivery fleet

The Postal Service has awarded a 10-year contract to Oshkosh Defense to manufacture a new generation of U.S-built delivery vehicles that will drive the most dramatic modernization of the USPS fleet in three decades. The historic investment is part of a soon-to-be-released plan the Postal Service has developed to transform its financial performance and customer…

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Will Postal Reform Uphold Promises to Postal Retirees?

By John Hatton / NARFE – February 19, 2021 The start of another Congress marks the start of a new round of discussions about postal reform legislation. As much as circumstances may change, due to the COVID-19 pandemic or changing economic trends or otherwise, the U.S. Postal Service continues to operate within the same basic…

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