USPS to seal or remove collection boxes during Trump visit to New York City

Neighborhood Collection Boxes Receive Temporary Seal / Removal NEW YORK, NY – In the interest of safety and security, postal officials will seal the Postal Service’s collection boxes in relation to the presidential visit, to remain closed until Wednesday, Aug. 16, in New York City. The familiar blue collection boxes will be sealed, and in […]

USPS Reports Fiscal Year 2017 Third Quarter Results

Revenue of $16.7 billion, essentially flat compared to third quarter last year excluding prior year change in accounting estimate Urgent need remains for postal reform legislation and regulatory relief in addition to continuing management initiatives 8/10/17 WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service reported revenue of $16.7 billion for the third quarter of fiscal year 2017 […]

Video: GAO Lists Key Considerations for Potential Changes to USPS’s Monopolies

VIDEO: The Watchdog Report Podcast Goes on Location to Discuss the U.S. Postal Service’s Monopolies What GAO Found 7/24/17 – The value of the U.S. Postal Service’s (USPS) letter delivery and mailbox monopolies was $5.45 billion in fiscal year 2015, according to the most recent estimate prepared by the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC), the regulator […]

Texas Congressman introduces bill to make absentee voting free for voters

Washington, D.C.  – Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, co-chair of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus, introduced H.R. 6494, the Postage Free Ballot Act, that will make mail-in absentee ballots free of charge for voters nationwide. Three years after the Supreme Court tasked Congress to update the 1965 Voting Rights Act, Rep. Veasey remains committed to making […]

USPS: City and Rural Carrier Assistants applaud new training academies

USPS is providing city and rural carrier assistants with improved training, part of a broader effort to strengthen workforce development. The organization has established city carrier assistant (CCA) and rural carrier assistant (RCA) academies in all seven areas. The weeklong academies offer classroom training, followed by on-the-job training. Topics covered range from scanning to safety […]

USPS to deploy new app to monitor all transportation data

July 12, 2016 – USPS will replace TIMESWeb, the application used to monitor highway contract routes and postal vehicle transportation, later this year. SVWeb, the new application, will incorporate all transportation data into one database and offer full visibility of the transportation network and container movement. The application will be available to all processing operations […]

USPS, APWU arbitration process concludes

July 8, 2016 An arbitration panel informed the Postal Service July 7 of an interest arbitration decision and award. The award is intended to resolve the differences between USPS and the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) that resulted from an inability to reach a negotiated collective bargaining agreement after the prior agreement expired. The award, […]

USPS OIG: What Can the Postal Service Do to Retain Noncareer Employees?

June 10, 2016 Employee turnover costs the Postal Service thousands of dollars per employee. Retaining employees within the organization eliminates the administrative costs of hiring new employees, training, and the impacts on performance associated with learning a new job. Although turnover cannot always be avoided, the Postal Service can reduce it by doing the right […]