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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Where is the smallest U.S. Post Office?

  Smallest Post Office in the United States

"...closet-sized, 7x8-foot building used to be an irrigation pipe shed for a tomato farm..."

Reference: www.roadsideamerica.com 

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Would Postal plan destroy the FEHBP for all federal employees?

 Democrats skeptical of USPS push to sponsor own healthcare program

"...“In destroying the FEHBP, the USPS would disrupt the health insurance of 8 million Americans,” Walton Francis, an independent consultant, told Tuesday’s hearing in his prepared testimony. ..."

Reference: thehill.com 

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Will it hurt me to take a buyout if they offer one?

  Early retirement

"...I plan on retiring at 62 in October 2013. Will it hurt me to take a buyout if they offer one?..."

Reference: federaltimes.com 

Friday, March 23, 2012

Postal Service set to purposely slow First-Class Mail Delivery, causing huge losses

  Postal Service closing plans panned by lawmakers

"...Postal Service stands to lose billions of dollars in the first year after it closes 200 mail processing facilities and slows the delivery of first-class mail..."

Reference: www.washingtonpost.com 

USPS Mail Handler Union Contract Bargaining Moves To Mediation

  Bargaining Moves To Mediation

"...The mediation will continue for at least sixty days, unless the parties agree otherwise, either because they have reached a tentative agreement or because they and the mediator believe that an extension of the mediation process would be appropriate. ..."

Reference: www.npmhu.org  

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

What the hell is going on in L'Enfant Plaza?

  Secret market survey reveals USPS plans would cost over $5 billion in lost revenue

"...These new numbers provide circumstantial evidence that when the Postal Service saw the results of what we now know as the Phase-1 research back in late September or early October, it realized the numbers were devastating to their case for the consolidation plan...."

Reference: www.savethepostoffice.com 

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Mail Processing Facility Closure an "utter disaster", according to...

  Closure of Frederick Mail Processing Facility 'utter disaster,' according to director of union organization

"...Kohl’s department store’s Black Friday ads in the mailboxes on his route. “Dec. 28 I was casing these, and it was clearly marked on the pieces that they should have been in homes Nov. 19, 21 or 22..."

Reference: Postal Newsgroup 

Tags: delay of mail, Frederick Mail Processing and Distribution Facility, Kohl’s department store, mail consolidation, Mail Processing Plant AMP study list, why is the Post Office going broke?

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Postal consolidations causing severe delay of mail

 A Mess in Maryland: Mail delayed and workers call for an investigation

"...as of January 19, "We have packages to this date that were mailed maybe a week or two before Christmas that are just now being delivered. The sheer volume of late mail is ridiculous."..."

Reference: www.savethepostoffice.com 

Friday, March 9, 2012

USPS RELEASES AMP STUDIES ON CLOSURES AND CONSOLIDATION

  USPS RELEASES AMP STUDIES ON CLOSURES AND CONSOLIDATION

"...The USPS has now released to the NPMHU copies of the completed AMP Studies to date. A link to that list is attached below. The Service has redacted certain information from the studies in accordance with their standard practice. They have also redacted mailer names, companies, and titles that were notified of the study. Volume numbers associated with service standard changes have also been redacted. The Postal Service states this data is commercially sensitive and could be advantageous to their competitors. In order to protect market share, the Postal Service insists it must protect the confidentiality of this information...."

Reference: www.npmhu.org 

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