Congressmen request USPS OIG audit of Roanoke VA mail center consolidation into Greensboro NC

Virginia Congressmen Confirm USPS Audit of Roanoke Mail Center Consolidation into Greensboro NC after increase in customer complaints of lost or destroyed mail June 22, 2016 Congressmen Bob Goodlatte (VA- 06) and Morgan Griffith (VA-09) today announced the United States Postal Service (USPS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has confirmed it has begun a […]

Senator Tester urges PMG to abandon USPS consolidation plan

Senator Tester Continues His Fight To Strengthen Montana’s Rural Post Offices 4/7/16 (U.S. Senate) – Senator Jon Tester is urging the Postmaster General to abandon the U.S. Postal Service’s (USPS) consolidation plan that would shutter mail processing facilities across the nation and likely cost the Postal Service millions of dollars. The USPS’s Mail Processing Network […]

Rep. Huffman Introduces Bipartisan Legislation To End Wrongful Postal Facilities Closures

March 1, 2016 In a press release issued by Congressmen Jared Huffman’s (D-CA)- office, a bipartisan bill was introduced Tuesday with the goal of stopping the unnecessary shutdowns of mail processing centers all across the country. The following press release was published by the North Coast Journal on March 01, 2016 Rep. Huffman Introduces Bipartisan […]

Mail Handlers: Unions grievance could impact future USPS closures and consolidations

The Postal Service has temporarily suspended most of its plans to close and/or consolidate up to 82 additional postal facilities as part of Phase II of its Network Rationalization plans.  One part of the NPMHU’s opposition to this plan is the processing of a National-level grievance, claiming that the Postal Service has violated Handbook PO-408 […]

NPMHU Prevails in First Phase of National Arbitration Challenging Proposed Closings and Consolidations

December 4, 2015- The NPMHU has prevailed in the first phase of its National arbitration against the Postal Service challenging many of the proposed closings and consolidations of mail processing plants under the Area Mail Processing guidelines found in Handbook PO-408. National Arbitrator Shyam Das has concluded, in his interim award, that the Handbook PO-408 […]

Pharmacists say USPS mail center closure causing delayed delivery of medication

August 28,2015 – The mail processing center on Flandro Drive in Pocatello, ID is still used as a post office, transportation hub and bulk mail entry unit. POCATELLO, ID — Local pharmacists said the closure of the U.S. Postal Service processing and distribution center on Flandro Drive has caused delayed delivery of medication for people […]

USPS OIG: Substantial Increase in Delayed Mail after service standard revisions

USPS in its response to the OIG Alert wrote after January 2015 delayed mail volumes were reduced and service performance improved. Also, USPS wrote they may be required to continue Phase II Network Consolidation USPS Office of Inspector General Management Alert August 13, 2015 The purpose of this alert is to bring to your attention […]

Arizona Delegation Deliver Survey Results to PMG showing Negative Impacts of Cherrybell Facility Consolidation

1,700 Submissions Show Widespread Negative Impacts of Facility Consolidation August 6, 2015 TUCSON – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today joined members of the Arizona Congressional delegation to deliver the results a recent survey detailing the impacts of the proposed Cherrybell Post Office and Processing Center consolidation. The results showed an overwhelming majority of respondents experienced […]

Sen. Peters Introduces Bill to place moratorium on USPS closures, ensure permanent 6-day delivery

Senator Peters Introduces Bill Supporting Rural Mail Delivery Service Legislation Issues Two-Year Moratorium on Mail Processing Facility Closures, Ensures Permanent Six-Day Delivery, improve postal employees morale Tuesday, July 14, 2015 WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) today joined his colleagues in introducing legislation to improve rural mail service and delivery and provide protections for […]

USPS Plant Consolidation Schedule Updated July 2, 2015

Updated 7/2/2015 – – USPS Network Rationalization Consolidation Phase II-2015. USPS latest list of “public” changes/updates to the Phase II-2015 USPS Network Rationalization Consolidation list. Most of the plant consolidations that were scheduled to take place this summer as the final stage of the Network Rationalization Initiative has been deferred. The only plant consolidation scheduled […]