Jamison dishes on US Postal Management’s Dysfunctional and Failing Culture

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Retired postmaster Mark Jamison, a regular contributor to Save the Post Office, has a great piece in Angry Bear this week.  “Over the years,” writes Jamison, “Congress has held hearings about the toxic postal work environment but they never amount to very much. In all the discussion over the last five years over about the Postal Service’s business model, it’s … Read More

Burlingame CA post office sold, will become mixed use space

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The historic Burlingame, California, post office was sold earlier this month, and plans have been revealed for its future.  The new owners, the Wang-Lu Family Revocable Trust., plans to build condominiums, retail and office space.   The U.S. Postal Service sold the property at 220 Park Road as part of a nationwide effort to downsize and cut costs. The agency … Read More

Post Office Post-Mortem: Historic Somerville PO up for sale

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The historic Somerville, Mass., post office closed this past spring, and now it's on the market.  But as Scout Somerville writes today, "the Union Square property continues to incite debate, speculation and federal review – partially focused on the Ross Moffett mural located in the lobby, whether the USPS was lax in following Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation … Read More

Trouble in the air: USPS may sell rights over Old Chelsea post office

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Late last year, the Postal Service announced that it would not proceed with its controversial plan to sell the Old Chelsea post office at 217 West 18th Street in Manhattan.  Now the Postal Service has decided it wants to sell the air rights above the historic building. According to a letter to the New York State Office of Parks, Recreations … Read More

New OIG report faults USPS on post office relocations

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The USPS Office of Inspector General has released a long-awaited audit report on the post office relocation process.  The report faults the Postal Service on a number of counts — lack of transparency, not following postal regulations, the conflicting roles of the Vice President of Facilities — and it has already led management to promise to make some changes.  The full … Read More