USPS OIG: Thinking Inside and Outside the Box

While many of you may have experienced going to your local post office and picking up some free packaging — a box, envelope, or tube, maybe — you may not know that you can order the same supplies and have them delivered to your front door. Through its Expedited Packaging Supplies (EPS) Program, the U.S….

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USPS OIG Report: Deployment of Operational Changes

Objective On October 19, 2020, we issued a report to the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors that addressed specific questions asked by Members of Congress regarding modifications to Postal Service staffing and policies, mail service impacts, compliance with applicable laws and regulations, communication with Congress and customers, and the Postmaster General’s compliance with financial…

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USPS: PRC approves temporary price increases

The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) has approved the temporary price increases for commercial domestic parcel products that USPS proposed last month. Retail prices for parcel products are unaffected. The planned commercial price increases for Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail, First-Class Package Service (FCPS) and Commercial Parcel Select will take effect Oct. 18 at 12 a.m….

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Internal “PMG Briefing” Shows Alarming Delays Across the Board

House Committee on Oversight and Reform Press Release – Aug 22, 2020  Washington, D.C. (Aug. 22, 2020)—Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, released new internal Postal Service documents warning Postmaster General Louis DeJoy about steep declines and increasing delays nationwide over the last two months as a…

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USPS: Some versions of dual-use boxes to be eliminated soon

Beginning Sept. 1, the Postal Service will no longer offer dual-use Priority Mail Express and Priority Mail boxes 1 and 2. The boxes were created to allow customers the option to mail packages using either Priority Mail Express or Priority Mail. The boxes also allowed customers to reduce the space needed to store packaging at…

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USPS requests commercial parcel rate increases

USPS has notified the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) it plans to temporarily increase prices for commercial domestic parcel products, starting Oct. 18. Retail prices for parcel products are unaffected. The planned commercial price increases for Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail, First-Class Package Service (FCPS) and Commercial Parcel Select will take effect Oct. 18 at 12…

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USPS: How to properly process Premium Forwarding Service Commercial mail

The Postal Service is reminding employees about specific procedures for processing Premium Forwarding Service Commercial (PFSC) mail. PFSC is a useful option for businesses that have changed locations due to the coronavirus pandemic. The service allows businesses to temporarily forward mail in bulk on a daily, weekly or monthly basis to a new domestic business…

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USPS has adjusted service commitments for some products

USPS has adjusted service commitments for some products due to the coronavirus pandemic. Effective April 17, Priority Mail’s two-day and three-day service commitments will be extended to three days and four days, respectively. Customers will continue to receive improved product tracking and as much as $50 in free insurance. With the extra day extension, customers…

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