Select Premier Post Offices Extend Saturday Hours for Holidays

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Last May the Postal Service designated 3,100 of its highest-revenue retail facilities as Premier Post Offices.  They’re getting special treatment, like improved maintenance and extra training for retail associates.  Last week the Postal Service released the Harry Potter stamps, but they were only available at Premier Post Offices.  Now many of the Premier Post Offices are opening special hours.  Five … Read More

Nader writes the PMG: More of these ll-conceived plans will bring the USPS to ruin

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Last week, shortly after the Postal Service's financial report was released, Ralph Nader wrote the Postmaster General a letter.  After noting the promising financial results in the report, Nader goes on to say, "the USPS under your leadership has not shown much interest in exploring innovative means to raise new revenue. Instead, you have focused much of your energy on cutting … Read More

Congresswoman Norton Writes to Postmaster General with Questions Following Tragic Murder of Postal Service Worker

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Press Release: Following this weekend’s tragic murder of U.S. Postal Service (USPS) letter carrier Tyson Jerome Barnette in Landover, Maryland, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), a senior member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and a member of the Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S Postal Service and the Census, wrote today to the U.S. Postmaster General regarding long-standing … Read More

PRC dismisses (partly) APWU Complaint on Plant Consolidations

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  The Postal Regulatory Commission ruled yesterday on the APWU’s Complaint involving the Network Rationalization plan to consolidate 250 or so mail processing plants.  The Complaint alleged that the Postal Service failed to comply with legally mandated service standards, and it cited a number of examples where the mail was being delayed due to the plant consolidations.  The Commission dismissed … Read More