USPS OIG Audit Report: Delayed Mail Validation

Background The U.S. Postal Service considers mail to be delayed when it is not processed in time to meet the established delivery day. Mail processing facilities are required to complete daily counts and self-report on-hand mail, delayed mail, late arriving mail, and mail processed after the processing cut-off time. Mail processing personnel are to complete…

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‘Mail goes by us like 2 times before it gets here’: Rural Montana waits for Postal Reform

By Tom Lutey – April 16, 2017 Rosebud School students know the shortest distance between two points is a straight line, which is why the U.S. Postal Service’s mail route to this tiny Eastern Montana town is a head-scratcher. ”The mail goes by us like two times before it gets here,” said Lori Reierson, who…

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Michigan Congressman learns about mail issues on ride-along

By Sean Bradley – April 10, 2017 In an effort to learn more about the issues surrounding the U.S. Postal Service, Congressman John Moolenaar (R-4th District) spent Monday on a ride-along with a postal worker in Edmore. “It’s an opportunity to see first-hand the aspects of rural mail carrying,” Moolenaar said. He rode along with…

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PRC Report Reveals Progress and Problems with Rate and Fee Compliance and Service Performance

PRC Press Release – March 28, 2017 Washington, DC – The Postal Regulatory Commission (Commission) today issued its Annual Compliance Determination (ACD), an assessment of the U.S. Postal Service rate and fee compliance and service performance in Fiscal Year (FY) 2016. The Commission has identified several compliance issues and directs the Postal Service to address…

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Postal Employees will be greatly affected by HR 756

Via Thomas Benson, President – APWU Lake Geauga Area Local #1204 March 5th 2017 In HR 756 it is evident that the employees of the USPS will be greatly affected by the changes the Bill proposes. Most importantly FORCED MEDICARE INTERGRATION as well as a change in delivery for both business as well residential. The…

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Video: USPS issues are widespread, ‘mismanagement’ cited

By DeJuan Hoggard – November 17, 2016 RALEIGH (WTVD) — Shortly after ABC11 aired a story Wednesday regarding mail delivery issues in the Waverly Point subdivision, dozens of North Carolinians contacted the station to share their displeasure with the United States Postal Service. Waverly Point residents said their mail has been consistently delivered as late…

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USPS Has Achieved Just a Fraction of Its Projected Savings From Slowing Mail Delivery

By Eric Katz – September 19, 2016 The U.S. Postal Service is not realizing the savings it projected when it slowed mail delivery and closed facilities, according to a new audit, which also found the mailing agency was struggling to meet its new standards. USPS said when it virtually eliminated overnight mail while shifting much…

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USPS OIG Audit Report: Mail Processing and Transportation Operational Changes

Background The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 noted the U.S. Postal Service had more facilities than it needed and should streamline its network to eliminate excess costs. The act requires the Postal Service to prepare a strategy for rationalizing its facilities network and remove excess processing capacity and space. In 2011, the Postal…

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