State of the Business: PMG reports on new initiatives

E-commerce and technology are shaping the way packages are delivered, and creating an increased demand for better tracking and customer service. “Packages are the future. Scanning is the future. Visibility is the future,” PMG Pat Donahoe said in his latest video message to employees. “It’s critical that we do all of these things right.” With […]

USPS: GOP Proposal would help highway fund and provide USPS some financial relief

Saturday delivery update Latest proposal would help highway fund House Republicans last week proposed allowing the Postal Service to stop delivering most mail on Saturday and to use the savings to keep the federal Highway Trust Fund from going broke. In a statement, USPS said, “Allowing the Postal Service to implement a five-day mail/six-day package […]

USPS Documents Show Hours Reduced at Post Offices Near Staples Stores

Postal Service Cuts Hours at 21 San Francisco, Calif.  Post Offices USPS Documents Show Hours Reduced at Post Offices Near Staples Stores; Public Postal Counters Are Shrinking, Not Growing, After Secretive Deal with Retail Giant May 29, 2014 – SAN FRANCISCO [CALIF] – In the wake of a secretive, sweetheart deal to outsource postal operations […]

USPS Honors Competitor FedEx With New PMG Award

Superior suppliers USPS honors 14 companies The Postal Service recently honored 14 companies that provide the organization with superior service in technology, transportation and other areas. The winning companies received awards in several categories, including supplier performance and supplier innovation. This year, a Postmaster General’s Supplier Award was introduced. “The Postal Service does business with […]

APWU: Post Offices Close Early, Send Customers to Staples

The Sign on the Door Says It All Post Offices Close Early, Send Customers to Staples May 15, 2014 – Hours have been cut at 16 post offices within a five-mile radius of the San Francisco Staples store that has a postal counter, according to information obtained by the APWU. A sign on the post […]

NALC President: A void at the top gives PMG free rein

Fredric V Rolando, NALC President, The Postal Record, May 2014 The Postal Service and much of Washington are caught in a time warp. For some reason, they still think it’s 2009 and that the Postal Service is in terminal decline. The postmaster general’s “shrink to survive” austerity plan was developed in the depths of the […]

Video: PMG reports on latest USPS financial results in message to employees

The Postal Service’s financial stability is improving, but significant challenges remain, says PMG Pat Donahoe. In his latest message to employees, Donahoe reviews the Postal Service’s financial results for the first half of the fiscal year (Oct. 1-Mar. 31) and discusses strategies for moving forward. “From a financial standpoint, compared to last year, we’re about […]

Why is the Postmaster General Understating Postal Revenue Gains?

In a May 9, 2014 press release, the Postal Service issued another quarterly press release turning an operating profit (of $261 million) into a loss. The supposed loss, an accounting fiction, was caused entirely by the 2006 law which generates a long-term loan to the Federal treasury, under the guise of “pre-funding” employee benefits. In […]

Issa’s New Best Friend on Postal Reform — President Barack Obama??

As chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) has dogged the Obama administration since 2011. Issa has tried to tied Obama on reports of IRS bias in tax exemption forms, at the Benghazi attacks of 9/11/12, Healthcare.gov website fiasco, bring down the U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and anything […]