APWU and USPS Extend Moratorium on Private Retail Outlets

Web News Article #: 14-2018 02/13/2018 – In an effort to protect against further contracting out of retail operations and defend the integrity of customer service and our jobs, the APWU secured a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in the 2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement that imposed a moratorium whereby the Postal Service could not expand any…

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USPS OIG Report: Establishing New Retail Access Points

Background The U.S. Postal Service’s retail network is larger than McDonald’s, Starbucks, and Walmart combined — with over 46,000 physical retail access points. These access points are locations where customers can purchase Postal Service products. They include traditional brick-and-mortar post offices and alternate access points such as self-service kiosks, contract postal units, community post offices,…

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USPS: Delivering a New Day – Letter from Chairman Barnett and the Postmaster General

The theme of this year’s annual report — Delivering a New Day — reflects a renewed commitment on the part of the United States Postal Service (USPS) to view every day as a new opportunity to deliver great service to our customers. This is fitting, because throughout 2014, we delivered more than 155 billion packages…

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Village Post Offices, part 2: More debut, more questions too

In a previous post, “It takes a Village Post Office, but for what?” we questioned the financial rationale for VPOs and asked why many of them were now being placed in densely populated areas. Now there’s more reason to pose such questions. A couple of days ago, an article in The Press Democrat touted the…

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(VIDEO) First Village Post Office in So. Miss. opens in Stone County

STONE COUNTY, MS (WDAM) – The first Village Post Office in South Mississippi has officially opened at a decades-old, rural grocery store in southeast Stone County. U.S. Postal Service officials, county officials, economic developers and store employees gathered for a ribbon-cutting Friday morning at the Big Level Grocery Village Post Office in Perkinston. The facility…

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USPS OIG Audit Project: Oversight of the Approved Shippers Program

Business expansion is a business strategy used by companies to increase access to their products and services by opening stores in different physical locations while maintaining current business locations. The U.S. Postal Service® expands its business by providing a multitude of mailing and shipping options for consumers through various Approved Postal Provider® agreements like Approved…

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Letter to the Editor: Postal Service wants to set record straight on Jim Hightower article

STILLWATER, Okla. — Julie Gosdin USPS Distict Manager, Oklahoma To the editor: This is in reference to the article entitled, “Postal Service is far from a loser,” (by Jim Hightower) which appeared in the Aug. 7 edition of the Stillwater News Press. The author was absolutely right about one thing – that the Postal Service…

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USPS: Hawaii welcomes new VPOs – Honolulu District adds six Village Post Offices

Six Village Post Offices (VPOs) recently opened on three different islands across Hawaii. The new VPOs, a pair each on Maui, Oahu and Hawaii Island, bring Honolulu District to a total of seven VPOs. Keoki Torres, owner of KT’s Auto Repair and VPO in Hawaii Kai, Oahu, said opening the VPO has generated positive awareness…

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