The Year in Review: The Postal Service submits its Annual Compliance Report for FY 2015

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Earlier this week the Postal Service submitted its FY 2015 Annual Compliance Report (ACR) to the Postal Regulatory Commission.  Over the next few weeks, the Commission will review the report, request more information, give stakeholders an opportunity to comment, and then, sometime in March, issue its own Annual Compliance Determination (ACD) report.  The USPS ACR is on the PRC website here; last … Read More

Mankato MN post office listed for sale at $1.65 million

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Those private developers and groups with dreams of how to reuse the downtown Mankato, Minnesota, post office now know the price tag on the historic property.  The Postal Service has just listed it for $1.65 million on the USPS-CBRE webstie (uspspropertiesforsale.com). The two-story 61,555-square-foot building sits on 1.5 acres, taking up much of a city block. There is a large … Read More

USPS Launches Campaign to Coach Mail Carriers

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The Postal Service has announced a new campaign called #PostalProud. The new initiative is designed to emphasize USPS principles and convey the pride and dedication of its employees, particularly letter carriers.  The Postal Proud campaign will include workplace posters, stand-up talks and other communications that emphasize organizational principles, such as accurate scanning, delivering mail with care and treating customers with … Read More

A Bill of Rights for the Post Office

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Some people just love to complain about the Postal Service, but the vast majority of Americans are pretty happy with the service they receive at their post office.  In fact, several new surveys show once again that people think the post office is just fine. According to a new Gallup poll, Americans rank the customer service they receive at post … Read More

USPS OIG Taps Valbridge To Bring Transparency to USPS’ Real Estate Portfolio

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Earlier this month, Valbridge Property Advisors announced that it had been awarded a national contract to provide appraisal and due diligence services for the Postal Service’s real estate holdings of 32,150 facilities, which total more than 290 million square feet of owned and leased space.  The contract originated in the US Postal Service’s Office of Inspector General office, according to this December 2013 solicitation. The contract … Read More