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 […]

Rural US Senators meeting with PMG raises issue of declining mail service standards

May 6, 2015 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Heitkamp Brings Together First Meeting of Solely Rural-State Senators to Highlight Needs of Rural America with New Postmaster General Senator Heidi Heitkamp Continues Bipartisan Leadership to Make Sure the Postal Service Works Better for Rural Communities in North Dakota & Across the Country Building on her efforts to improve […]

Video: downtown Toledo postal sorting facility closing in April

Video: downtown Toledo postal sorting facility closing in April The downtown Toledo postal sorting facility will be closing in April. It’s located on Saint Claire near Newton and Collingwood. Some union members received a notice in the mail Wednesday telling them it would be closing in 60 days. Toledo (OH) News, Weather and Sports […]

Senator Stabenow Introduces Measure to Stop U.S. Postal Service Facilities Closures

January 26, 2015 – U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today introduced an amendment that would stop the U.S. Postal Service from continuing the closure of facilities for two years, preventing delays in services that will impact Michigan families and small businesses. Sen. Stabenow joined Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and 11 other senators in authoring this amendment […]

USPS Network Rationalization Phase 2 FAQS for Mailers

USPS Network Rationalization Phase 2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS for Mailers AND THE MAILING INDUSTRY (January 12, 2015)   What is Network Rationalization? The Postal Service is responsible for maintaining an efficient mail processing and transportation network. The pace of change affecting the Postal Service has accelerated due to the ubiquity of computer-based communications, both for business […]

Video: USPS to Begin Cuts in Service Monday

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The U.S. Postal Service plans to slow down delivery of first class mail on Monday as part of cost-cutting efforts in 2015. First class mail consists of the bills and cards sent through the mail. As customers send more email and pay more bills online, the volume of first class mail has […]

USPS explanation of the Network Rationalization Service Standard Impacts

1.2.15  reported several days ago that as it stands now most of the plants are scheduled for closure/consolidation starting in April and not January 2015. In fact there are no plants scheduled for closure in January 2015. The first graphic show plants on the list that were already in the process of closure. Also, […]

USPS Phase 2 Network Rationalization FAQs includes some answers to service standards, VER, RIFs

As previously reported USPS is moving ahead with Phase 2 Network Rationalization starting in January 2015. USPS quietly made this announcement last week. USPS estimates that approximately 20% of First Class Mail volumes will be delivered overnight and  80% in 2 or 3 days. In August, Megan J. Brennan, USPS Chief  Operating Officer (COO) and […]

PRC denies NAPS request to open inquiry on plant consolidations and expected mail slowdown

12.12.14 PRC rejects NAPS request to open inquiry on USPS plant consolidations and expected mail slowdown Last month NAPS submitted a request to PRC to open inquiry on USPS plant consolidations and mail slowdown The National Association of Postal Supervisors has requested the Postal Regulatory Commission to assess the impact of the Postal Service’s planned […]

NAPS: Carper and Coburn’s last ditch effort to push postal reform bill FAILS

National Association of Postal Supervisors (NAPS) Legislative Update -12.12.14 NAPS: Congress Urges USPS to Complete AMP Study Before Starting Plant Consolidations The $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill winding its way through Congress impacts the Postal Service in several ways: — It preserves the longstanding mandate that the USPS deliver mail six days a week. — […]