Postal Employee claims USPS is faking package deliveries in Herriman UT due to holiday understaffing

12/1/17 HERRIMAN, Utah — A Postal Service employee claims a Utah Post Office is faking package deliveries and falling short on mail distribution, and they say it’s because of understaffing during the holidays. It’s the thick of holiday season deliveries, as postal workers rushed from house to house in Herriman on Friday carrying packages to […]

USPS seeking to expand package sorting capability with Automated Delivery Unit Sorters (ADUS)

USPS seeking to expand package sorting capability with Automated Delivery Unit Sorters (ADUS) Automated Delivery Unit Sorter (ADUS) The United States Postal Service (Postal Service) has issued a Request for Information (RFI for the purposes of conducting and obtaining market information regarding commercially available Automated Delivery Unit Sorters (ADUS). Such sorter application is being reviewed […]

USPS OIG: Are Letter Carriers Correctly Reporting Package Deliveries?

Project Title: Package Delivery Scanning – Chicago District Start Date: Monday, August 24, 2015 Estimated Report Release Date: February 2016 Today the U.S. Postal Service uses several delivery status events to create a fully visible delivery system. It has increased its tracking from five to 13 possible scanning events, and uses both active and automated […]

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 […]

House Oversight Chairman requests info on assets, revenue for USPS “package delivery” products

GOP Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz seeks information from USPS about competitive product assets, revenue, service performance and other materials. Chairman is concerned USPS’s revenue boost in package delivery. In a letter to Postmaster General Megan Brennan, the Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Jason Chaffetz, and the Chairman of the Subcommittee […]

NAPUS: USPS Strives to be Dominant Player in the Package Business

NAPUS Executive Director Dave Ravenelle told members Tuesday morning at the convention there is a tendency to look back at past successes and challenges, but the need to look forward leaves little time for reflection. The National Office has looked at everything closely and made significant cuts to expenses, as well as increasing revenue. He […]

USPS plans to raise Priority Mail prices, reduce rates for high-volume mailers

New Pricing Strategy to Grow Priority Mail U.S. Postal Service Capitalizing on Strong Package Growth WASHINGTON — The United States Postal Service today filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC)  to change Priority Mail prices, including a reduction in prices on average for businesses and other customers who use Commercial Plus and Commercial Base […]

USPS takes steps to grow package business

The Postal Service is taking new steps to grow its package business, part of a broader effort to attract new customers and boost revenue. “Make no mistake: The Postal Service is committed to growth. We’re doing everything in our power to build our business and increase our volumes, and packages are a big part of […]

USPS OIG: Would you be willing to pay a nominal monthly fee for an individual parcel locker at your home?

When you think German ingenuity, perhaps high-end automobiles or precision cameras come to mind. Might be time to add individual residential parcel box lockers to the list. Don’t laugh. Deutsche Post DHL plans to roll out individual locked parcel boxes to interested German households, and if successful pilot tests in two cities are any indication, […]