GAO: Information on How Broadband Affects Postal Use and the Communications Options for Rural Residents

U.S. POSTAL SERVICE – Information on How Broadband Affects Postal Use and the Communications Options for Rural Residents What GAO Found Broadband use has in recent years been associated with reduced use of First-Class Mail. Continued declines as a result of broadband, however, are uncertain. Broadband access to various Internet services, especially online bill paying, […]

NAPUS Call for Post Office Hour Reduction Moratorium Justified by Recent GAO Report

From NAPUS: 5/4/16 Over the past 18 months, NAPUS has raised concerns about the lack of data to indicate the amount of money the U.S. Postal Service saved as a result of reduced post office hours and post office re-classifications. In fact, one year ago, President Tony Leonardi testified before a Senate forum on rural […]

APWU: Expect More Attacks on Injured Postal, Federal Workers

Over the last decade, attacks on injured federal employees and postal workers, led primarily by Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) [postalreporter.com added link] , have been relentless. But she isn’t the only one who has tried to dismantle the comprehensive coverage provided by the Federal Employees Compensation Act (FECA). Over the years, proponents of cuts have […]

Senator Tester responds to GAO report on USPS delivery performance

(Fort Belknap Agency, Mont.) – Senator Jon Tester today responded to a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report that found the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is reporting incomplete data about its mail delivery times. Tester, a senior member of the Senate committee that oversees the Postal Service, requested the report to examine whether the USPS […]

Senator McCaskill Seeks GAO Review of USPS Ability to Meet Delivery Standards

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Senator to top federal watchdog: ‘fixing these programs starts with a firm understanding of the facts’ WASHINGTON – In an effort to better understand the ability of the Postal Service to meet stated delivery times, U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill is requesting that the federal government’s top watchdog review the Postal Service’s […]

GAO: USPS Needs to Improve Management Procedures for Parcel Select Contracts

U.S. GAO  Report– U.S. Postal Service: Improved Management Procedures Needed for Parcel Select Contracts Here are excerpts from the report: The package delivery market is growing and changing rapidly. In 2013, U.S. businesses and consumers reportedly spent more than $68 billion to ship packages domestically using the three largest national package delivery providers in the […]

GAO report to Issa on USPS’s plans to manage size and cost of workforce

(November 13, 2014) The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued the following report: “U.S. POSTAL SERVICE –Status of Workforce Reductions and Related Planning Efforts.” Report to the Chairman Darrell Issa, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives note: Some of the excerpts from report are out of sequence GAO was asked to […]

Senator Tester statement on GAO Postal Service report

October 28 2014 (BIG SANDY, Mont.) – – Senator Jon Tester today released the following statement after the Government Accountability Office released its report on the effects of the U.S. Postal Service’s changes to mail delivery standards: “Reducing mail delivery standards reduces Americans’ faith in the Postal Service and jeopardizes the Service’s future. This report […]

GAO: U.S. Postal Service: Information on Recent Changes to Delivery Standards, Operations, and Performance

U.S. Postal Service: Information on Recent Changes to Delivery Standards, Operations, and Performance What GAO Found The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) revised its delivery standards, which has generally increased delivery time for some First-Class Mail and Periodicals from 1 day to 2 days, notably by reducing mail with a 1-day standard.USPS also revised its delivery […]

Postal service tries to ditch door delivery, letter carriers fight back

By Jamie Partridge Despite telling local KATU news that it’s “just an idea.. we’re not really pushing for it…it’s just a discussion… they’re just talking about in Congress” , the Portland District of the US Postal Service is indeed soliciting property owners and managers to “convert” from at-the-door to at-the-corner “cluster box” mail delivery.  And […]