Village Post Offices — are they really worth it for the USPS?

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Stephen J. Bahnsen has a terrific article in Linns.com Stamp News about Village Post Offices.  Based on an abundance of data he has obtained through frequent requests under the Freedom of Information Act, Bahnsen shows that the VPOs are costing the Postal Service a lot of money and hardly bringing in any revenue.  The article raises an important question: Why is … Read More

POStPlan postponed: 3,200 postmasters get a reprieve

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The Postal Service has announced that the timeline for implementing POStPlan is going to be extended.  Initially, all 13,000 post offices included in the plan were to have their hours reduced by the end of September 2014, and any full-time postmasters still working at those offices would have lost their full-time jobs on October 1 as part of a Reduction … Read More

We don’t care, we don’t have to, we’re the Postal Service

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MARK JAMISON It looks like the folks in L’Enfant Plaza will be the last to acknowledge what everyone else in the country already knows — customer service at the Postal Service is going way down hill, and fast.  The plant consolidations have resulted in delayed mail, late delivery, and countless other service problems.  Under POStPlan, service has declined due to reducing … Read More

Historic Greenwich CT post office soon to be a Restoration Hardware

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The historic post office in Greenwich, Connecticut, will be reopening on May 16 as a Restoration Hardware Design Gallery of upscale home furnishings.  The post office was sold in 2011 to real estate magnate Peter Malkin, owner of the Empire State Building and a Greenwich resident.  The building is on the National Register for Historic Places.  The renovation required a complete gutting … Read More