Congress tries again: The Postal Service Reform Act of 2016

SteveStory

The House is looking at another postal reform bill, but does it have a chance of becoming law?  A lot of money has been spent lobbying Congress for legislation to fix the USPS, with not much to show for it. wo weeks ago the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform released a draft of “The Postal Service Reform Act of … Read More

Putting Its Stamp on the States – WSJ reviews “How the Post Office Created America”

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Wall Street Journal: Who really looks forward to doing business with the United States Postal Service? The stuff the letter carrier brings by the house is largely junk that recipients may not refuse. Important paperwork, like bills, payments, contract documents and even sincere condolences, moves mainly over the internet. Whether goods ordered online are delivered by a postal worker or … Read More

West Virginia floods disrupt postal operations, close post offices

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Due to the severe flooding in West Virginia, postal operations and delivery in parts of the state have been disrupted. Alaycording to a service alert on USPS.com, postal officials are making efforts to get mail to plants for processing but the safety of employees is the primary concern. The alert also states, “Customers may also to contact their local Post … Read More

Postal Service releases financial report for May 2016: Shipping services continue to surge

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The Postal Service posted its May 2016 financial report with the Postal Regulatory Commission today. As usual, declines in First Class and Standard mail are more than offset by dramatic increases in the volume and revenue from package and shipping services. And as usual, were it not for the obligated prepayments to the Retiree Healthcare Benefit Fund (RHBF), the Postal … Read More

Multiple buyers want iconic downtown Post Office building in Topeka, KS

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cjonliine.com: The historic Post Office building in downtown Topeka has stirred strong interest from buyers, even with a price tag of $1.65 million — but while speed may be of the essence in mail delivery, its process governing building sales is much slower. “We’ve had high interest in the building and multiple offers on the building, which at this point in … Read More

Post office relocation plans for Hendersonville, NC

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According to WLOS, the Postal Service is planning to close the main post office on Fifth Avenue in Hendersonville, N.C., and relocate retail services to a smaller facility.  A public meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 7. The Postal Service has been leasing the current location since 1966, which means the building is more than fifty years old and eligible for … Read More