USPS OIG: What Do You Think about the Newest Package Sorter?

Project Title: High Throughput Package Sorter at the Denver, CO, Processing and Distribution Center Start Date: Tuesday, November 8, 2016 Estimated Report Release Date: May 2017 The rapid growth of ecommerce has created many opportunities for the U.S. Postal Service. This holiday season, the Postal Service is planning to deliver about 750 million packages, a…

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Video: Letter carriers say they’re over-worked; USPS says they’re hiring staff

Lance Hernandez – October 23, 2015 AURORA, Colo. – The United States Postal Service says it is hiring additional carriers to handle a big increase in business, but some carriers and rural carrier associates say it’s not happening fast enough. Melissa Deal said she quit her job as a rural carrier associate earlier this month,…

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United Replaces Unionized Baggage Handlers With Minimum Wage Contractors, Things Instantly Fall Apart

Jameson Parker – January 9, 2015 “Free Market” hardliners may not like to hear it, but the old adage is true: “You get what you pay for,” and paying people next-to-nothing to do an extremely labor-intensive job won’t get you many willing applicants. Nowhere is that more obvious than in Denver right now, where travel-wary…

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Opinion: The wrong fix for the U.S. Postal Service

Re:“U.S. Postal Service needs major fix,” Dec. 25 editorial. By Fredric Rolando – January 4, 2015 Your editorial had the headline right, but not the remedy. In fact, you back legislation (the Carper-Coburn bill) that would worsen the U.S. Postal Service’s financial situation. To your credit, you note that the Postal Service runs on earned…

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Don’t blame the postal clerk

We’re coming up on the time of year when smiling, festive, gift-mailing people go to the post office to get mad. I’ll bet you’ll get upset, too, standing a long time in long lines with hundreds of strangers who will spend their time telling you how inefficient government is and how lazy are its employees….

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