NRLCA: New Leadership for USPS Oversight Committees in the 116th Congress

With the new session of Congress to begin on January 3, 2019, leadership of the Congressional committees charged with oversight of the USPS is set for a shakeup. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) will take the ranking member position for Republicans in the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, while Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) is expected…

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Congress members urge USPS to use air-conditioned mail trucks

By Brenda Gazzar – November 6, 2018 More than two dozen U.S. Congress members have urged the U.S. Postal Service to “strongly consider” implementing climate-control units in all their mail trucks after a postal carrier died in Woodland Hills over the summer from overheating. U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas, D- Panorama City, spearheaded the call “for…

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USPS: Priority Mail Express label redesigned

The Postal Service has redesigned the Priority Mail Express label to ensure delivery accuracy. The new, single-ply label 11-B/11-F was introduced in July. It replaces the current, three-ply Priority Mail Express label 11-B/11-F. The redesigned label is expected to eliminate delivery challenges that result when the bottom copy is illegible because senders fail to press…

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USPS OIG Review of Extended Capacity Left-Hand Drive Delivery Vehicle Acquisition

Objective Our objective was to determine whether the U.S. Postal Service’s Extended Capacity Left-Hand Drive (LHD) delivery vehicles acquisition achieved performance metrics, costs, and savings. The Postal Service has experienced package volume growth that has created the need for increased vehicle cargo-handling capacity. Additionally, the existing fleet of LHD vehicles in service have exceeded their…

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USPS, NRLCA extend contract negotiations

USPS and the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association (NRLCA) have agreed to extend contract negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement. The Postal Service’s contract with the NRLCA expired May 20 at midnight. USPS and the NRLCA have mutually decided to extend negotiations. Source: USPS

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POM Revision: Modes of Delivery

Effective April 26, 2018, the Postal Service™ is revising the Postal Operations Manual (POM), part 631, to update policy related to modes of delivery. Postal Operations Manual (POM) * * * * * 6 Delivery Services * * * * * 63 Modes of Delivery, Mail Receptacles, and Keys 631 Modes of Delivery 631.1 General…

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