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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Processing facility closures postponed as closures required implementation of mail service standard changes

Revised Service Standards for Market-Dominant Mail Products; Postponement of Implementation Date

Snip from the Article: "... This document announces the postponement of the implementation date for the revised service standards for market-dominant mail products that were scheduled to take effect on February 1, 2014, as part of the Network Rationalization initiative. The new implementation date will be announced by the Postal Service in the Federal Register at least 90 days before it takes effect. ..."

Reference Source: www.federalregister.gov  

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Six Sigma: Postal Service touting program of failure to managers?

  Six Sigma: Postal Service touting program of failure to managers?

"...Is the Postal Service becoming too dependent on a management program that has been discounted by some as a proven failure? It appears they are employing ‘Six Sigma’ heavily[1], but history and the S&P 500 may be proof as to why the Postal Service may be investing in the wrong direction with Six Sigma. Read more on the process and you decide...."

Reference: postalaffairsblog.intelisent.com  

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Privatization, Delivery Standard Changes, closing processing facilities and reducing the number of postal employees

 

With a smile on his face as he gives postal employee jobs to Staples' stores, Donahoe said privatization “would be a crazy idea..."

Staples’ selling postal products without USPS workers stirs fears of privatization

"...Delivery standards are a personal issue with Tester, an issue he wants addressed in postal reform legislation that has bounced around Capitol Hill for years. “I’ve been late for house payments” because of poor delivery resulting from the closing of processing centers, he said in an office interview. He said his wife mails payments a week earlier than previously...."

Reference: www.washingtonpost.com  

Friday, January 17, 2014

USPS Headquarters staff increases, Mail Handlers and Clerks hit hard in employee cuts

  Clerks hit hardest by USPS cuts, stats show. Headquarters grows.

"...The one sector to grow during that time was headquarters staff (not counting field support), which increased a little more than 5 percent...."

Reference: federaltimes.com  

Friday, January 10, 2014

Mail service standard changes: Request for public comment

  Service Standards for Destination Sectional Center Facility Rate Standard Mail

"...The Postal Service seeks public comment on proposed revisions to the service standards for Standard Mail that is eligible for Destination Sectional Center Facility (DSCF) rates. The revisions would change the service standard (a) from three days to four days for Standard Mail pieces that..."

Reference: www.menafn.com  

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Postal Service is booming! ...but being oddly quiet about outstanding revenue growth

  USPS Exceeded Holiday Package Delivery Volume

"...The USPS said package volume grew by 210 million pieces (6%), and that fiscal year revenues increased $923 million...."

Reference: multichannelmerchant.com  

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