USPS OIG Report: Operational Window Change Savings

Objective The objective of our audit was to determine if the Postal Service achieved its projected savings for the Operational Window Change (OWC). On January 5, 2015, the Postal Service revised its First-Class Mail (FCM) service standards, eliminating single-piece overnight FCM service and shifting some mail from a 2-day to a 3-day service standard. These…

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OIG Report: Mail Processing Operations at the Roanoke P&DC

Background On January 5, 2015, the U.S. Postal Service revised its First-Class Mail® (FCM) service standards nationwide, eliminating single-piece overnight service and shifting some mail from a 2-day to a 3-day service standard. These revisions enabled the Postal Service to expand the amount of time each day that it could process mail, a change known…

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USPS OIG Blog: Names (and Prices) They Are a-Changin’

At one time, it was called Third-Class Mail. Today, it’s known as Standard Mail. In 2017, it will be called (USPS) Marketing Mail. The U.S. Postal Service has proposed a name change for Standard Mail to better signal to customers that this mail is used primarily to market a product or service. This rebranding to…

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APWU: House Committee Adopts Amendment to Restore Postal Service Standards, Approves Budget Bill

Web News Article #: 119-2016 06/09/2016 – The House Appropriations Committee overwhelmingly approved an amendment on June 9 to restore the USPS service standards that were in place on July 1, 2012. The amendment, which was offered by Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), was adopted in a voice vote, with strong support from both Democrats and…

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APWU Takes PRC to Court Over Refusal to Enforce Service Standards

Web News Article #: 138-2015 06/29/2015 – The APWU has taken the Postal Regulatory Commission to court, challenging the commission’s decision to dismiss its complaint that the Postal Service is failing to meet service standards. The union filed the Petition for Review on May 29 in the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals and…

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Danny Glover leads postal worker rally downtown D.C.

By Emily Heil – May 14, 2015 Hey, isn’t that… actor Danny Glover, leading a group of sign-toting protesters in front of the post office building at 14th and L Streets downtown? The “Lethal Weapon” star, looking rally-chic in a pair of cargo pants, a union-logo T-shirt, and a sport coat, joined members of the…

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UPDATED (1/13/15): Network Rationalization Phase 2 Overview, FAQS for Mailers

Network Rationalization Phase 2 Overview November 2014 (New 01/13/2015) Updated Phase 2 FAQS for Mailers and Mailing Industry, January 2015 (New 01/13/2015) via USPS  

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APWU: Service Cuts Disrupt Workers’ Lives

Web News Article #: 006-2015 01/13/2015 – When postal officials lowered “service standards” on Jan. 5, they didn’t just slow down America’s mail: They set in motion a process that is causing serious disruption in the lives of thousands of hard-working postal employees. As management reconfigures mail processing, they are also causing massive reassignments and shift…

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