USPS OIG: Delivery Scanning Issues

U.S. Postal Service delivery points are increasing each year. Package volumes are rising steadily as well. And so are customer expectations. This paradigm tends to lead to an increase in customer complaints, especially when delivery performance doesn’t meet expectations. Given these pressures, we are seeing an increasing risk in the areas of delivery and retail…

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NRLCA Reaches Tentative Agreement with USPS for Three-Year Contract

The National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association and the United States Postal Service have negotiated a Tentative Agreement to cover the 3-year period from May 21, 2018 to May 20, 2021. This Tentative Agreement must be ratified by a majority of the voting membership of the NRLCA to become effective. The highlights of the Tentative Agreement…

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USPS: Top cities for dog bites

More than 5,700 Postal Service employees were attacked by dogs in 2018. To help mark National Dog Bite Prevention Week, here’s a list of the cities with the most dog attacks against employees last year, along with the number of attacks recorded in each location. 1. Houston (75) 2. Los Angeles (60) 3. Philadelphia (51)…

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Postal Bulletin highlights National Dog Bite Prevention Week

National Dog Bite Prevention Week, April 14–20, 2019 Sponsored by the United States Postal Service®, National Dog Bite Prevention Week* is a public service campaign that offers safety tips and emphasizes the need for increased owner responsibility in the prevention of dog attacks. From nips and bites to vicious attacks, aggressive dog behavior poses a…

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NRLCA: Republican Members of Senate USPS Oversight Committee Announced

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced the Republican members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on January 3. After approval by the Senate, Rob Portman (R-OH), Rand Paul (R-KY), James Lankford (R-OK), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Rick Scott (R-FL), Mike Enzi (R-WY), and Josh Hawley (R-MO) will sit on the GOP side…

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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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