The Postal Service gets a new real estate provider


The Postal Service has ended its contract with CBRE as the agency’s exclusive real estate provider.  A few months ago, the Postal Service awarded a contract to a new broker, Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL). Los Angeles-based CBRE (aka CB Richard Ellis), the world’s largest commercial real estate firm, became the sole provider of real estate services for the Postal Service in … Read More

CPWU Fall 2017 Newsletter


The Fall 2017 newsletter from Communities and Postal Workers United (CPWU) features articles on: The Postal service union warns of job cuts, service reductions at Charlotte rally; Richmond post office workers walk off job after working without AC; Seattle & Portland Also Rally Against Cuts; USPS cancels most planned service cuts in Bronx; DC March against Unsafe Delivery in the … Read More

A Bill of Rights for the Post Office


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

Using the Census to analyze USPS on-time performance


The mail has been slowing down all across the country, but are rural areas suffering worse on-time delivery than urban areas?  That’s the question behind a recent GAO report about the Postal Service entitled “Actions Needed to Make Delivery Performance Information More Complete, Useful, and Transparent.” The GAO report was done at the request of several senators representing rural areas who have … Read More

Consternation and confusion: Putting POStPlan in place


The Postal Service began implementing POStPlan a couple of weeks ago, and in a post last week we reported on problems that had already begun to emerge: surveys sent only to box holders, meetings scheduled during the workday, using the post office lobby as the meeting place.  A few more news reports have come out, and several people wrote in about … Read More

Historic Post Offices on the RAOI

This list contains post offices on the closing list for the Retail Access Optimization Initiative (RAOI) — the 3,652 post offices identified for closure study in July 2010 — with occupancy dates going back to the New Deal and before.   Official name Address City State Zip Occupied MAYWOOD BRANCH 4357 SLAUSON AVE MAYWOOD CA 90270-9998 6/1/1938 HUB CITY STATION … Read More

New Deal Post Offices

This list consists of postal facilities the Department of the Post Office built (or took occupancy of) during the New Deal era, 1933 – 1942.

Post Offices removed from the RAOI (as of Feb. 3, 2012)

This list contains post offices removed from the list of 3,652 post offices originally on the list for the Retail Access Optimization Initiative (RAOI).  They are no longer under study for closure.  The list was submitted by the Postal Service to the Postal Regulatory Commission on Feb. 3, 2012. Office City  State ZIP ALEKNAGIK ALEKNAGIK AK 99555 ANVIK ANVIK AK … Read More

Post Offices Closed in 2011

This list was prepared by the Postal Service in reponse to a request from the Chairman of the Postal Regulatory Commission (submitted on Feb. 3, 2012).   OFFICE CITY STATE ZIP SAYRE SAYRE AL 35139 CLOPTON CLOPTON AL 36317 TRENTON TRENTON AL 35774 EASTSIDE TUSCALOOSA AL 35404 COOK SPRINGS COOK SPRINGS AL 35052 BURNWELL DORA AL 35062 CARDIFF CARDIFF AL … Read More

Post Offices with Expiring Leases (by date)

The following post offices appear to have leases that expire between January 1, 2012 and May 15, 2012, the day the moratorium on closings ends. This information was compiled using the Leased Facilities reports on the USPS website. (NB: The facilities reports on the USPS website have not been updated since March 2011, and the Postal Service has not responded to requests to … Read More