USPS submits calculations for density and retirement rate authorities to raise prices

December 30, 2023 Today the Postal Service submitted its calculations to the Postal Regulatory Commission for its density rate authority and retirement rate authority to increase rates in the coming year. These are the amounts that the Postal Service is permitted to raise rates on Market Dominant products beyond the Consumer Price Index (which, until…

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USPS: Yearly report issued to Congress

December 28, 2022 The Postal Service recently released its Annual Report to Congress for fiscal year 2022 — the first full year under the Delivering for America plan. Highlights of the report, which covers Oct. 1, 2021-Sept. 30, 2022, include: 127.3 billion mailpieces delivered to nearly 165 million addresses; A 2.3 percent increase in total…

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USPS Maintains High Service Performance During Busiest Week of the Year

Dec. 23, 2022 WASHINGTON — The United States Postal Service reported new delivery performance metrics for the 11th week of the first quarter for fiscal year 2023. The average time to deliver a mailpiece or package across the postal network was 2.5 days for the eighth consecutive week even as mailing and shipping traffic increased….

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USPS OIG Primer on Postal Reform

The Postal Service Reform Act of 2022 (PSRA) is the culmination of more than a decade’s worth of congressional efforts to pass meaningful reform legislation. The PSRA contains financial reforms intended to improve the Postal Service’s financial sustainability, and operational reforms intended to increase efficiency, accountability, and transparency. The PSRA will have both short- and…

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USPS News Release: Over 66,000 Electric Vehicles To Be Deployed by 2028 (video)

Initiative Boosted by Postal Service “Delivering for America” Network Modernization and Funding from Congress Postal Service anticipates increasing the quantity of purpose-built Next Generation Delivery Vehicles (NGDV) to a minimum of 60,000 of which at least 45,000 will be battery electric by 2028. NGDV acquisitions delivered in 2026 and thereafter expected to be 100% electric….

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USPS OIG Report: Delivery Operations – Undelivered and Partially Delivered Routes

Background The U.S. Postal Service delivered over 129 billion mailpieces on more than 233,171 routes in fiscal year (FY) 2021. The Postal Service’s goal is for carriers to deliver all mail along their assigned route on the scheduled delivery day. However, there are situations where mail may not be delivered on a route for a…

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U.S. Postal Inspection Service’s San Francisco Division

Background The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is responsible for ensuring the safety and security of postal employees, postal facilities, and the mail. Postal inspectors are federal law enforcement agents authorized to carry out this mission. They use various tools and resources to conduct their work. For example, postal inspectors are assigned accountable property, including vehicles,…

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Congresswoman Pressley and Colleagues Urge Extension of COVID-19 Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Postal Workers

Provision enabling clear access to workers’ compensation due to COVID set to expire on January 27, 2023 December 16, 2022 BOSTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), in partnership with Representatives Stephen F. Lynch (MA-08) and Jamie Raskin (MD-08), led their colleagues in calling for the extension of an American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) provision…

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