USPS Statement on Passage of HR 8015

 WASHINGTON, DC — (8/23/2020) “The U.S. Postal Service greatly appreciates the efforts of the House of Representatives to assist us. We look forward to continuing to work with Congress on more meaningful reform that will ensure our long-term health, and we remain a vital part of our nation’s critical infrastructure. We are concerned that some…

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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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NPMHU: Report changes in mail processing or transportation operations

PMG DeJoy Issues Responsive Statement Concerning Continuation of Postal Services August 18, 2020 RE: PMG Statement on Continuation of Postal Services (pdf) After many days of non-stop media and congressional attention on cutbacks at the Postal Service, and just days before testifying before the key Senate and House committees with jurisdiction over postal issues, Postmaster…

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APWU asks Locals for information on two issues related to delayed mail

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 To: Regional Coordinators <RegionalCoordinators@apwu.org>; NBAs <NBAs@apwu.org> Brothers and Sisters I am asking that you reach out today to some of your locals and provide information on two issues related to delayed mail. First, was there a service talk given to the employees concerning talking to the…

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NALC files national-level grievance regarding Post Office Sortation Equipment Reconciliation

August 17, 2020 Today, pursuant to Article 15, Section 3.F of the National Agreement, NALC initiated a national-level grievance regarding the Postal Service’s unilateral implementation of the delivery initiative called Post Office Sortation Equipment Reconciliation (SER). On July 31, 2020, USPS notified NALC of the SER initiative and characterized it as a “review” which would…

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USPS: PMG DeJoy issues update on election mail

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy issued the following statement on Aug. 18: The U.S. Postal Service will play a critical role this year in delivering election mail for millions of voters across the country. There has been a lot of discussion recently about whether the Postal Service is ready, willing and able to meet this challenge….

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Letter from Senate Democrats to PMG DeJoy

Dear Postmaster DeJoy: We write to express significant concern regarding reports that you are implementing policy changes that will increase the cost for timely delivery of election mail, and to urge you not to take any action that makes it harder and more expensive for Americans to vote. Read Letter:

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USPS OIG: How Does Missent Mail Affect the USPS’s Service Standards?

Project Title: Missent Mail in the U.S. Postal Service Start Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 Estimated Report Release Date: February 2021 Mail is considered missent when it is sent to the wrong processing and distribution center or delivery unit. For example, mail originated in Albany, NY, addressed to Tampa, FL, but was received in San…

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