USPS OIG: Excess Space Available

The U.S. Postal Service owns roughly 8,400 properties and leases more than 23,000 others with annual rents totaling more than $800 million. Yet, the Postal Service has “excess space” — property or space not used or needed. Under the Federal Property Management Reform Act (FPMRA) of 2016, the Postal Service is required to identify and…

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UPMA supports H.R. 141, the Social Security Fairness Act

United Postmasters and Managers of America supports H.R. 141, the Social Security Fairness Act for the 116th Congress. Many UPMA current and future retired members are impacted by the GPO and WEP provision in the current Social Security Act. This Legislation would eliminate 2 titles of the Social Security Act, the (GPO) and the Windfall…

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USPS: First-quarter financial results reported

The Postal Service has reported its financial results for fiscal 2019’s first quarter (Oct. 1-Dec. 31, 2018). Here are some highlights: • Revenue. Total revenue was $19.7 billion, up 2.9 percent compared to the same period one year earlier. First-Class Mail revenue declined 1.2 percent, while Marketing Mail revenue increased 4.9 percent. Shipping and packages…

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Thomas Benson running for APWU Legislative and Political Director

With your support and help, we can make a positive change in the Legislative and Political Department of the APWU. As many of you may recall I ran for Legislative and Political Director of the APWU last election. I did so because of my love for the Union and wanted to better the lives of…

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Connolly-Graves Reintroduce Legislation to Preserve 6-Day Postal Delivery

Washington, January 17, 2019 Today, Representatives Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Sam Graves (R-MO) introduced a bipartisan House Resolution to preserve six-day mail delivery, including Saturday delivery, by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). H.Res. 54 expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that the USPS should take all appropriate measures to preserve a vital component…

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Connolly-McKinley Reintroduce Postal Employees Appeal Rights Legislation

Washington, January 17, 2019 Today, Representatives Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and David McKinley (R-WV) reintroduced H.R. 597, the Postal Employees Appeal Rights Amendments Act, to expand U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board appeals rights to mid-level U.S. Postal Service Management. Connolly and McKinley previously introduced the legislation in the 115th Congress. “This is about ensuring a fair…

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PRC Issues FY 2018 Annual Report to the President and Congress

PRC Press Release – 1/10/2019 Washington, DC – The Postal Regulatory Commission today released its Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Report to the President and Congress. The report provides a summary of the main activities undertaken by the Commission throughout the year. By law, the Commission is required to submit an annual report to the President…

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