USPS/NRLCA MOU Allowing Voluntary Peak Sunday Work for Regular Carriers

For the following Sundays, December 8, 17 and 22, 2019, regular rural carriers may volunteer to work on Sunday. Managers will ask for volunteer regular rural carriers who wish to work on these three Sundays. Volunteering to work on these identified Sundays does not provide a guarantee or entitlement to work on these days. Regular…

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USPS to deliver parcels for UPS on Sundays

The Postal Service intends to deliver packages for United Parcel Service (UPS) on Sundays. The arrangement is part of the Postal Service’s broader efforts to expand its shipping and packages business, a key component of the organization’s revenue growth strategy. The parcels that the Postal Service would deliver are for UPS SurePost and Mail Innovations….

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NALC files national level grievances on Consolidated Casing and Non-compliance with CCA caps

April 25, 2019 NALC has filed a national level grievance regarding the Postal Service’s unilateral implementation of the consolidated casing initiative scheduled to begin in the Annandale, VA Post Office in May. The Postal Service plans to expand the initiative to over 200 additional locations this summer. The letter initiating this grievance and NALC’s questions…

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USPS: Nearly 3 billion pieces of First-Class Mail to be delivered this week

USPS Press Release – December 18, 2017 WASHINGTON — This week is expected to be the busiest week of the holiday mailing and shipping season for the Postal Service. The organization expects to process and deliver nearly 3 billion pieces of First-Class Mail, including greeting cards this week alone. The Postal Service also expects to…

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Sunday deliveries help overcome US Postal Service shortfalls

By Tom Caldwell – July 25, 2017 On a given Sunday, the United States Postal Service delivers 300 packages in Gilford and Laconia, and has been doing so for about a year. “The customers love it,” said Michael Quinn, officer in charge of the Laconia Post Office. Just a few years ago, seeing a decline…

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Keeping Christmas on track: On the road with a letter carrier (video)

By Leah Kirstein – December 20, 2015 YORK COUNTY, Pa – This holiday season the US Postal Service expects to deliver a total of approximately 15.5 billion pieces of mail. Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve, they expect to also deliver over 600 million packages.  For the second year in a row, they are delivering…

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10 Ways E-Commerce Is Reshaping the USPS

By D. Eadward Tree, Chief Arborist – September 12, 2015 The E-commerce Revolution is reverberating throughout the U.S. Postal Service, but not in the destructive manner of other digital disruptions like email, online news, and electronic bill payment. Largely, if not solely, because of online merchants, the agency’s “Shipping and Package” revenue is growing at…

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USPS OIG: Mobile Delivery Device Deployment and Functionality

Background Mobile Delivery Devices (MDD) are new handheld scanners that allow U.S. Postal Service letter carriers to track package delivery in real-time.  Package visibility is essential for the Postal Service to be competitive and also to support package growth. MDDs replace the Intelligent Mail Device (IMD) and clamshell cell phones that letter carriers currently use…

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