USPS responds to WashPost story about OIG report on Delayed Mail

10/2/2017 USPS Comments on Recent Washington Post Story We consider any allegations of the mishandling of mail (Washington Post article) very seriously. We take issue that the OIG subjectively selected eight plants out of our postal network of more than 250. It also mischaracterized our plants as rural or urban entities. The OIG’s flawed methodology […]

USPS award contracts worth $37 million to update PARS, FSS and AFSM Systems

The United States Postal Service awarded Siemens Dematic a $240 million contract for the Postal Automated Redirection System (PARS) in 2006 to optimize its letter forwarding process. The order also included the national deployment of a new change-of-address forms processing system.

NALC: Fact-checking The Washington Post’s ‘Fact Checker’

June 16, 2014—The Washington Post’s “Fact Checker,” Glenn Kessler, has challenged on his blog the statement by NALC that the Postal Service’s plan to end Saturday would eliminate 80,000 jobs. Sadly, Kessler has made a hash of it. Kessler argues that the NALC’s statement is misleading, because the data our statement relies on is from […]

How many people would be ‘out of work’ if USPS eliminates Saturday delivery?

Washington Post “fact-checker” gives NALC Two Pinocchios and Congressman Gerry Connolly Three Pinocchios on its estimate of jobs lost due to elimination of Saturday delivery. The U.S. Postal Service’s push to eliminate Saturday delivery for all but parcels has spawned a war over the number of jobs that would be eliminated. Lawmakers such as Connolly […]

Letter: Postal Service shouldn’t eliminate Saturday delivery

Regarding the April 28 editorial “Ceding Saturdays”: No, we should not end Saturday mail delivery. Eliminating six-day delivery would cause the U.S. Postal Service to lose customers and its competitive advantage while hurting senior citizens and rural America. Rather, we should make the Postal Service more competitive by allowing it to offer innovative new products and […]

Senator Carper Responds To Washington Post's Editorial On USPS

Here is a letter to the editor of the Washington Post from Senator Tom Carper, (D-Delaware) Postal Service’s problems are many, but there are solutions While I welcome The Post’s interest in the financial crisis facing the U.S. Postal Service, I was disappointed that the Dec. 7 editorial “Failure to deliver” did not mention the […]

NAPUS President: Washington Post Editorial Misdiagnosed Cause Of USPS Challenges

In a letter to the editor of  the Washington Post,  Robert Rapoza, President of the National Association of Postmasters (NAPUS) wrote: The “Failure to deliver” editorial misdiagnosed the cause of the Postal Service’s challenges and suggested treatment that makes matters worse. The $8.5 billion Postal Service loss that the editorial mentioned stems primarily from a […]