USPS: Tulino appointed Deputy PMG, becomes member of BOG

May 12, 2021 Douglas Tulino, a 41-year veteran of the Postal Service, has been appointed deputy postmaster general, reporting directly to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. The appointment was announced May 12 and took effect immediately. Tulino, who also becomes a member of the USPS Board of Governors, will continue in his current role as chief…

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U.S. House panel to take up Postal Service reform measures

By David Shepardson – May 10, 2021 The U.S. House of Representatives Oversight and Reform Committee on Thursday will consider a pair of bills to reform the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service, a document seen by Reuters shows. Representative Carolyn Maloney, the Democrat who chairs the panel, circulated draft legislation earlier this year to address some…

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APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – May 13, 2021

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU In this issue: Nursing Home Crisis APWU COPA Holiday Party Update Pittsburgh Retiree Record – May 13, 2021

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USPS: Second-quarter financial results reported

The Postal Service has reported its financial results for fiscal year 2021’s second quarter (Jan. 1-March 31). Here are some highlights: • Revenue. Total revenue was approximately $18.9 billion, up 6 percent compared with the same quarter one year earlier. First-Class Mail revenue decreased by 6.1 percent, while Marketing Mail revenue declined 13.7 percent. Revenue…

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USPS: Final restructuring phase – Voluntary early retirement included

The Postal Service is updating employees on its administrative restructuring. In March, the organization announced the second phase of the restructuring, which included the consolidation of districts from 67 to 50, the centralization of marketing functions into the chief customer and marketing officer’s organization and the creation of a 13th division within Logistics and Processing….

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GAO Report: USPS Volume, Performance, and Financial Changes since Onset of COVID-19

Published: Apr 29, 2021 What GAO Found In 2020, the majority of which was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) experienced a 9 percent drop in total mail volume when compared to 2019. The overall drop was primarily due to a 4 percent dip in First-Class Mail and a 14 percent…

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PMG DeJoy criticizes mailing industry, USPS in scathing letter

By Bill McAllister – April 28, 2021 In a sharply critical critique of the mailing industry, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has said the United States Postal Service is “incapable of providing the American people with consistent, predictable service.” That statement came from the embattled postal chief as he sought to rebut arguments from commercial mailers…

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APWU Opposes Management Plans to Reinstitute Plant Consolidations and Closures

April 27, 2021 On Tuesday April 27, 2021 postal management informed the APWU of management’s intent to pursue consolidations and operational mail moves in 18 facilities nationwide. These proposed changes are taking place in the context of the Postal Service’s 10-year plan and proposed network and operational changes. The 18 facilities listed are among the…

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