USPS Reports Ongoing Service Performance Improvements Across All Mail Categories

USPS News Release – July 22, 2021 WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Postal Service reported fourth-quarter service delivery performance data through the first half of July that showed ongoing improvement across all First-Class, Marketing and Periodical mail categories from the third quarter ended June 30. Fourth-quarter service performance for July 1 through July 16 included:…

 Continue reading

USPS: Board of Governors adds three members

July 20, 2021 The USPS Board of Governors recently added three members: • Anton Hajjar, former general counsel of the American Postal Workers Union; • Amber McReynolds, chief executive officer of the National Vote at Home Institute; and • Ron Stroman, former Deputy Postmaster General. The U.S. Senate confirmed the new members after their nomination…

 Continue reading

Senate Hearing: FY 2022 Budget Request for USPS OIG and USPS Service Issues

Statement of Tammy L. Whitcomb Inspector General, United States Postal Service July 13, 2021 Our Budget The $263 million included in the President’s budget is based on our FY 2022 budget submission last fall. This was before the Postal Service announced its plans to make significant changes, including the following. The Postal Service is dramatically…

 Continue reading

APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – July 13, 2021

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU In this issue: More Chapter Activity APWU COPA Fundraising Drive Wrap Up Holiday Party Update Pittsburgh Retiree Record – July 13, 2021

 Continue reading

USPS Finishes Third Quarter with Strongest Service Performance in a Year

July 8, 2021 WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Postal Service reported third quarter FY 2021 service performance improvements over the second quarter across First-Class Mail, Marketing Mail and Periodicals. The quarter was USPS’s strongest quarterly service performance for all mail categories since the third quarter of FY2020. Third quarter FY2021 (covering the weeks of April…

 Continue reading

USPS marks its 50th anniversary

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service marks its 50th anniversary as an independent agency today. On July 1, 1971, the U.S. Post Office Department became the U.S. Postal Service, a transformation made possible by the Postal Reorganization Act of 1970. This law transformed the Post Office Department from a cabinet level agency to an independent…

 Continue reading

APWU: PRC to issue Advisory Opinion on Slower Service Standards

APWU News Article – June 29, 2021 When postal management unveiled their 10-year Delivering for America plan, APWU vowed to oppose elements of the plan that would affect postal workers, slow down the mail or degrade the service postal workers proudly provide the public. In the past weeks, together with our allies in A Grand…

 Continue reading

Workers recall beginning of USPS

Robert J. Lombardo’s first day back at work as a clerk for the Post Office Department in Framingham, MA, coincided with a national strike that would lead to a significant change for the organization. “When I came back from the service, my first day back I think was March 15, [1970], and I’m here on…

 Continue reading