• It's been public for some time that the Postal Service's fiscal path is unsustainable," spokeswoman Jen Psaki said when asked about the president's generally dismissive remarks. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Revenues from First-Class Mail, the Postal Service's largest and most profitable product, declined 6% from the previous fiscal year to $32 billion. (cnn.com)
  • OPM undertook the analysis at the request of the General Accounting Office, which has been trying to get a better handle on the Postal Service's pension and health care liabilities. (govexec.com)
  • Based on its analysis, OPM proposed legislation to reduce the Postal Service's payments from $4.7 billion annually to $1.8 billion in fiscal 2003. (govexec.com)
  • GAO noted the Postal Service's "substantial" obligations associated with retirees' health benefits, a number the watchdog agency estimated between $40 billion and $50 billion. (govexec.com)
  • WASHINGTON (CNNMoney) - The U.S. Postal Service's financial struggles continued into 2012, as the agency reported a $5.2 billion loss for the three months ended June 30 despite improved revenue from shipping and packaging. (wtvr.com)
  • And the health care funding mandate, a $5.5 billion tab that was due to the federal government on Aug. 1 -but did not get paid - continued to drag on the Postal Service's balance sheets. (wtvr.com)
  • The Senate on Wednesday approved legislation that would slow the U.S. Postal Service's effort to make such changes. (cleveland.com)
  • But something has to be done to ease the Postal Service's financial pain. (cleveland.com)
  • Although Francis adamantly disagreed with the proposal to move the USPS to a private health insurer, he did agree with most other aspects of Donahoe's five-year plan to profitability and urged Congress to facilitate the postal service's ability to get its fiscal house in order. (cnsnews.com)
  • The Postal Service's financial challenges have been well-documented. (baltimoresun.com)
  • The Postal Service's operating revenue was reported at $17.3 billion, about $475 million less than the same time last year. (baltimoresun.com)
  • Postal Service's requirement. (indeed.com)
  • The recommendation to purchase the tablets came from the postal service's mail security task force, created in the month after the anthrax scare. (dailypress.com)
  • Morris hopes the postal service's decision encourages other government agencies to provide similar safety measures for their employees, but he is doubtful. (dailypress.com)
  • UPS and FedEx pay the Postal Service to deliver hundreds of millions of their ground packages to residences, taking advantage of the Postal Service's expansive delivery network. (federaljobs.net)
  • GAO has reported that Congress needs to modify the U.S. Postal Service's (USPS) retiree health benefit payments in a fiscally responsible manner. (gao.gov)
  • Federated identity is a hot topic among relying parties and identity providers and one of the most anticipated pilots will be the U.S. Postal Service's work with the Federal Cloud Credential Exchange (FCCX, pronounced F-Six). (secureidnews.com)
  • However, it would appear as though the Postal Service's requirement that participating retailers have physical locations within a service area is an attempt to stifle the blow. (digitaltrends.com)
  • Like wreaths and garlands decorating your favorite retail store, the U.S. Postal Service's holiday ads let you know the holiday season has officially started. (uspsoig.gov)
  • The Postal Service's "financial condition" won't impact its ability to process and deliver election and political mail, she said, adding the agency has ample capacity to adjust its nationwide processing and delivery network to meet projected election and political mail volume, including any additional volume that may result as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (theday.com)
  • The Postal Service's watchdog has a history of proposing innovative ideas - it also released a report last summer exploring potential applications for 3-D printing - and the USPS has an equally consistent habit of dismissing its suggestions. (fedscoop.com)
  • The USPS response argues that universal access would impinge the efficiency of delivery, create security vulnerability and potentially further damage the Postal Service's bottom line. (fedscoop.com)
  • CREW and Common Cause Wisconsin are urging Johnson to hold public hearings with DeJoy to "discuss the Postal Service's preparations for supporting voting by mail in November is important to ensure that Wisconsin residents and all Americans can have full and fair access to our democracy. (commondreams.org)
  • SEATTLE -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will recognize the U.S. Postal Service's Boise, Idaho, processing and distribution center for continued excellence in employee safety and health when the agency renews the facility's participation in the Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) at the star, or highest, level. (osha.gov)
  • The U.S. Postal Service's Boise processing and distribution center continues to demonstrate excellence in effective safety and health management," said Richard S. Terrill, OSHA's regional administrator in Seattle. (osha.gov)
  • In early December, the United States Postal Service's board of governors dropped to one member. (linns.com)
  • Noting that the Senate has not approved a presidential nominee for the nine-member postal board since 2010, Partenheimer said: "The role of the governors in ensuring the Postal Service's ability to effectively achieve its statutory responsibilities is simply too important for there to be only a single governor in office. (linns.com)
  • What the president wants will add to the Postal Service's operating debt, not pay it down. (ff.org)
  • The U.S. Postal Service's annual report describes the agency's mounting financial losses and plans for the future. (scribd.com)
  • The U.S. Postal Service's announcement Monday that it plans to close 252 mail processing centers and trim 28,000 jobs to fend off possible bankruptcy is part of a growing trend of shrinking government employment opportunities. (philasun.com)
  • One of the Postal Service's key witnesses was USPS Chief Operating Officer David E. Williams. (apwu.org)
  • Labor economists presented evidence refuting the Postal Service's financial arguments and showed the importance of the union contract in protecting workers against the wage disparities in the private-sector. (apwu.org)
  • Beginning April 1, 2017, the Postal Service's Purchasing Shared Services Center (PSSC) performed weekly compliance audits of selected purchase card transactions. (uspsoig.gov)
  • The Alzheimer's stamp is the first stamp issued under the Postal Service's new discretionary program. (house.gov)
  • As the USPS announces plans to stop delivering letters and other first-class mail on Saturdays, LIFE.com offers a series of pictures made by LIFE photographers through the years - images that pay tribute to mail carriers and to the old-school postal service as a whole. (yahoo.com)
  • The Postal Service officially acknowledges it as its informal "motto" (quotes in an official USPS statement), alongside Charles W. Eliot's poem "The Letter. (wikipedia.org)
  • The United States Postal Service (USPS) is an independent government agency that collects and disseminates the mail to millions of homes and businesses across the country. (faqs.org)
  • To protect its customers from mail theft, mail fraud, and other criminal activities involving the mail, the USPS has its own law enforcement agency, called the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. (faqs.org)
  • I for one am very well satisfied with the service by my USPS but I am unhappy with the garbage left in my box and the knowledge that I am being forced to subsidize it. (washingtonpost.com)
  • The United States Postal Service ( USPS ) is a government corporation responsible for providing mail delivery to individuals and businesses within the United States . (conservapedia.com)
  • One potential area of exposure in the United States Postal Service (USPS) is the automated mail processing equipment used to sort incoming mail. (cdc.gov)
  • Service (USPS) in Lansing, Michigan on November 14, 1991. (cdc.gov)
  • The Donald Trump administration proposed turning USPS into "a private postal operator" as part of a June 2018 governmental reorganization plan, although there was strong bipartisan opposition to the idea in Congress. (wikipedia.org)
  • A letter from a loved one from across the country, a package containing a birthday gift, a wedding invitation, a college acceptance letter -- these are just a few examples of items that the United States Postal Service (USPS) brings directly to our doorsteps. (thepetitionsite.com)
  • Now, Trump is refusing to even authorize the release of the 10 billion dollar loan to the USPS unless the service quadruples its prices. (thepetitionsite.com)
  • The problems with USPS making a one-time bulk purchase of purpose-built vehicles to keep in service for the next two decades are multiple. (newsmax.com)
  • Committing to a vehicle that is exclusively designed and manufactured for the USPS locks the Service in to today's automotive technologies for another generation. (newsmax.com)
  • In 2013 alone, the USPS spent more than $450 million to service its nearly 30-year old, made-to-order LLV fleet. (newsmax.com)
  • HOUSTON - The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a reward up to $25,000 for information leading to the arrest of two suspects after a USPS letter carrier was robbed at gunpoint. (click2houston.com)
  • (CNSNews.com) - The United States Postal Service (USPS) is currently working towards delivering a private health insurance plan to its employees and wants to opt out of the Federal Employee Health Benefits Plan (FEHBP. (cnsnews.com)
  • In response to this fiscal crisis, the US Postal Service recently presented its five year business plan to profitability…the centerpiece of this plan involves shifting USPS employees and their retirees from the Federal Employee Health Benefits Plan (FEHBP) to a new USPS run health plan. (cnsnews.com)
  • Moreover, those within the postal service who are eligible for Medicare could enter into the USPS plan as a way for them to cut costs. (cnsnews.com)
  • Among the legislative actions on the USPS wish list is approval to let the postal service determine delivery frequency. (unionleader.com)
  • The extent to which the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has funded its liabilities varies due to different statutory funding requirements specific to each benefit program and USPS's financial means to make payments. (gao.gov)
  • Deferring funding could increase costs for future postal ratepayers and increase the possibility that USPS may not be able to pay for these costs. (gao.gov)
  • GAO has previously reported that a comprehensive package of legislative actions is needed so that USPS can achieve financial viability and assure adequate benefits funding for more than 1 million postal employees and retirees. (gao.gov)
  • According to David Williams, the inspector general of the U.S. Postal Service, the USPS could go under this year, unless Congress acts. (scpr.org)
  • 3. The USPS also uses postal boats. (mentalfloss.com)
  • The Department of Defense and the USPS jointly operate a postal system that delivers mail to the military known as the Army Post Office (APO). (federaljobs.net)
  • Dubbed Metro Post, the new USPS test service will launch "on or around" November 12, exclusively in San Francisco, according to a filing with the Postal Regulatory Commission ( PDF ). (digitaltrends.com)
  • At the outset, USPS will limit the number of same-day deliveries to 200 packages per day, but may change that limit "after the Postal Service has been able to further test its operational capabilities. (digitaltrends.com)
  • Track certified mail from the U.S. Postal Service by using tracking tools on the USPS website. (reference.com)
  • With USPS forecasting Covid-related losses of up to $50 billion over the next decade, $10 billion in aid is insufficient to ensure that the Postal Service can continue to provide essential services during the pandemic and for years to come. (globalresearch.ca)
  • In testimony before the Congressional Progressive Caucus on August 20, former Postal Board of Governors member David Williams pointed out that it costs money to remove and destroy machinery and that a USPS analysis of collection boxes concluded that reducing them wouldn't save money. (globalresearch.ca)
  • And yet, today, now, at the moment, the U.S. Postal Service is required by law to already be pre-funding employee benefits for that baby who won't be born until 2023 and won't start working for the USPS until 2046. (patheos.com)
  • A USPS postal worker makes deliveries in Boston on April 8, 2020. (commondreams.org)
  • Find information about every stamp issued by the USPS and other postal services since 1997, and learn where in the world stamps about your favorite topics are being issued. (linns.com)
  • Even so, Postal Service spokesman David Partenheimer said the USPS remains "confident in our ability to operate the Postal Service through a Temporary Emergency Committee," which the board established in the event it lacked a formal quorum. (linns.com)
  • who has been the leading postal advocate in the Senate, said in a statement Dec. 8 that Congress has allowed the USPS to "twist in the wind" by failing to address its pleas for financial help. (linns.com)
  • The recent history of the United States Postal Service (USPS) has featured more government hindrance than support. (panna.org)
  • The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 restricted the ability of the USPS to offer new services and adjust its pricing. (panna.org)
  • Not surprisingly, it is the small to intermediate sized farms and hatcheries who rely on the USPS for shipping, while the supersized confinement operations can manage to pay private delivery services or develop their own hatchery system. (panna.org)
  • The USPS is a service that many have long taken for granted. (panna.org)
  • I. INTRODUCTION The City of San Francisco, County of San Francisco, Central City SRO Collaborative, Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco, and San Francisco Tenants Union ("Plaintiffs") bring this action against the United States Postal Service ("USPS") attacking its practice of delivering mail to single-room occupancy buildings ("SROs") by way of "single-point" rather than "centralized" delivery. (scribd.com)
  • The USPS uses single-point delivery for its service to approximately one million delivery points nationwide. (scribd.com)
  • In San Francisco, the USPS provides regular mail service, using both single-point and centralized delivery methods. (scribd.com)
  • On Monday, Oct. 21, a USPS management witness characterized postal clerks as under-skilled and over-paid . (apwu.org)
  • On Tuesday, Oct. 15 , Support Services Director Steve Brooks highlighted the workers in the craft who are protected by the USPS/APWU Collective Bargaining Agreement. (apwu.org)
  • Even as the nation continues to look for effective ways to deal with the menace, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has started collaborating with law enforcement agencies and major trading partners to curb the influx of illicit opioids and other drugs into the U.S. territory. (sovcal.com)
  • Being the primary law enforcement arm of the USPS, Postal Inspection Service (PIS) authorities are partnering with both state and federal agencies utilizing the latest investigative technology to seize deadly opioids such as fentanyl. (sovcal.com)
  • The postal service was initially run by the British, but in 1775, America's Continental Congress voted to establish its own postal system, with Benjamin Franklin as its first postmaster general. (faqs.org)
  • I have always been troubled by the insistence of previous administrations and Congress that the Postal Service be self-supporting. (washingtonpost.com)
  • The Postal Service can become profitable again if Congress passes comprehensive legislation to provide us with a more flexible business model so we can respond better to a changing marketplace,' Donahoe said. (cnn.com)
  • The Postal Service nearly defaulted on the $5.5 billion payment in September, but Congress at the last minute extended the deadline until mid-November. (reuters.com)
  • What initially looked like an easy fix to save the Postal Service billions of dollars has suddenly turned into a political quagmire that will require members of Congress to wade deep into waters they had hoped to avoid. (govexec.com)
  • Congress must first decide how to handle the military costs-whether the Postal Service assumes all of those costs or only a portion. (govexec.com)
  • GAO further suggested that Congress determine how the Postal Service use the money-to pay down its debt, cover health benefits, or for some other purpose. (govexec.com)
  • Richard Strasser, chief financial officer at the Postal Service, said he was disappointed with the recommendation that Congress set restrictions on the funds. (govexec.com)
  • Unbeknownst to Postal Service officials, CBO assumed a three-cent First Class stamp increase in 2004 when it presented a budget analysis to Congress at the beginning of the fiscal year. (govexec.com)
  • The bottom line for the Postal Service and mailers is that if Congress changes the payment methodology, the agency would not have to file a rate case this spring. (govexec.com)
  • The service defaulted on that payment and will default on another $5.6 billion payment due Sept. 30, unless Congress steps in. (wtvr.com)
  • We remain confident that Congress will do its part to help put the Postal Service on a path to financial stability," said Postmaster General and CEO Patrick Donahoe in a statement. (wtvr.com)
  • If Congress doesn't act, the Postal Service could start to run out of cash for a few weeks in October and again next spring. (wtvr.com)
  • The Postal Service isn't waiting for Congress to cut some costs. (wtvr.com)
  • The U.S. Postal Service has long lived on the financial edge, but it has never been as close to the precipice as it is today: The agency is so low on cash that it will not be able to make a $5.5 billion payment due this month and may have to shut down entirely this winter unless Congress takes emergency action to stabilize its finances. (mercurynews.com)
  • The Government Accountability Office, Congress' investigative arm, estimates that the Postal Service has lost $25 billion since 2006.Going to five-day-a-week delivery would save about $3.1 billion a year. (cleveland.com)
  • But now, faced with what postal officials call the equivalent of Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the agency is asking Congress to enact legislation that would overturn the job protections and let it lay off 120,000 workers in addition to trimming 100,000 jobs through attrition. (dispatch.com)
  • Can Congress save the struggling US Postal Service? (scpr.org)
  • The Postal Service was created during the beginning weeks of the Revolutionary War at the meeting of the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia in May 1775. (federaljobs.net)
  • The postal system task was to carry letters to Congress and the armies. (federaljobs.net)
  • Critical decisions by Congress are needed on postal reform legislation that has been proposed in both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives. (gao.gov)
  • And interest groups ranging from postal unions to greeting-card makers exert self-interested pressure on the USPS's ultimate overseer - Congress - insisting that whatever else happens to the Postal Service, aspects of the status quo they depend on get protected. (nhregister.com)
  • The financially struggling U.S. Postal Service said Wednesday it will stop delivering mail on Saturdays but continue to disburse packages six days a week, an apparent end-run around an unaccommodating Congress. (heraldtribune.com)
  • Over the past several years, the Postal Service has advocated shifting to a five-day delivery schedule for mail and packages - and it repeatedly but unsuccessfully appealed to Congress to approve the move. (heraldtribune.com)
  • If the Congress of the United States refuses to take action to save the U.S. Postal Service, then the Postal Service will have to take action on its own," said corporate communications expert James S. O'Rourke, professor of management at the University of Notre Dame. (heraldtribune.com)
  • As Congress considers legislation to reform the business model of the Postal Service, it must confront a basic choice: to permit the Postal Service to function more as a business does, or constrain it from doing so. (calcoastnews.com)
  • If the Postal Service is to endure as a great American institution, provide the nation with a secure, reliable and affordable delivery platform, and serve as an engine of commerce, Congress should provide it with the speed and flexibility it needs to compete in an evolving marketplace. (calcoastnews.com)
  • It is a huge mandate called the "Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act" from a Republican held LAME DUCK congress in 2006, that was insidiously passed, that is killing the Postal Service! (calcoastnews.com)
  • That's why, back in 2006, Republicans in Congress passed something called the "Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act," requiring the agency to " pre-fund its future health care benefit payments to retirees for the next 75 years in an astonishing ten-year time span. (patheos.com)
  • Partenheimer added: "A full board made up of well-qualified governors with diverse perspectives is best suited to ensure the interests of the American public are represented in accordance with the policies set forth by Congress in the postal statute. (linns.com)
  • Without naming Sanders, a 2016 presidential candidate, Carper said: "Obstruction in Congress has made it impossible to consider the five pending nominees" for the postal board. (linns.com)
  • If Congress is to give the Postal Service the money House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and others say is needed to see it through the end of the year, reform is in order. (ff.org)
  • Postal reform legislation is unlikely in the middle of the COVID-19 crisis, but there are steps Dejoy can take that Congress, the board of governors, and the American taxpayers would probably endorse enthusiastically. (ff.org)
  • U.S. Postal Service, as we have set about the ambitious task of turning a financial crisis of ■ We asked Congress to examine our retiree significant proportions into an equally sizable health benefits prefunding obligations and to opportunity. (scribd.com)
  • WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Postal Service , on the brink of default on a second multibillion-dollar payment it can't afford to pay, is sounding a new cautionary note that having squeezed out all the cost savings within its power, the mail agency's viability now lies almost entirely with Congress. (nhregister.com)
  • Congress has left Washington until after the November elections, without approving a postal fix. (nhregister.com)
  • But the post office has few tools left to build its revenue, he said, without either having to pay upfront money it lacks or get approval from postal unions or Congress. (nhregister.com)
  • Postal unions also say Congress is mostly to blame for losses, but disagree that a reduction to five-day delivery is an answer. (nhregister.com)
  • What is needed is for Congress to undo the harm it has done with the prefunding mandate and for the Postal Service to develop a balanced plan moving forward," said Fredric Rolando , president of the National Association of Letter Carriers . (nhregister.com)
  • Congress will have a full agenda of pressing fiscal issues when it returns in November, and some lawmakers have raised the possibility that postal legislation will get pushed over to the next Congress. (nhregister.com)
  • Congress gave the Postal Service discretionary authority to issue semipostal stamps at higher prices to allow the public to donate to worthwhile causes, but the Postal Service issued regulations in 2002 that effectively prohibited the issuance of new stamps while the Breast Cancer Research stamp was sold. (house.gov)
  • The Postal Service relies on the revenue from these deliveries to survive, because it does not receive funding from taxpayer dollars. (faqs.org)
  • It comes at a time when the Postal Service is already under sharp criticism for late deliveries. (newsmax.com)
  • Hardly anyone in the federal government seems to have given consideration to the health of more than 200 million Americans who depend upon the Postal Service for delivery of medicines, veterans' assistance benefits, Social Security checks, food subsidies, child support, or deliveries of basic goods and food-dependencies that have been magnified by COVID-19. (foreignpolicy.com)
  • But the plan that would deprive rural Americans, individuals without Internet access, veterans, and millions of other citizens of their rightful postal deliveries was hatched long before he held office. (foreignpolicy.com)
  • The announce-ment that the Postal Service plans to reduce mail deliveries from six days a week to five is exposing how a struggling agency is grappling with new demands and a generational -divide and drawing strong reactions Wednesday. (bostonglobe.com)
  • The Postal Service, which lost nearly $16 billion last year and has sunk deeper into a -morass of financial problems, said it has been advocating for five-day deliveries of mail and packages for the past several years. (bostonglobe.com)
  • Thanks to on-demand delivery services like Postmates and Deliv, which are making robotic deliveries of food and convenience items in San Francisco and D.C., meeting a package bearing robot at your. (uspsoig.gov)
  • In his post, Kellison argues that lifting the Postal Service-only restriction on mailbox deliveries could be the key to unlocking the Internet of Postal Things, a frontier that he suggests the agency has not yet pursued. (fedscoop.com)
  • Out of respect for the 41st President of the United States and to honor his vast contributions to our country during his lifetime, and consistent with the Presidential Proclamation, the United States Postal Service will suspend regular mail deliveries, retail services and administrative office activity on Dec. 5," the agency said in a written statement . (ktla.com)
  • At a time of massive growth in postal shipments from China due to e-commerce, the investigators found that the postal system received the electronic data on just over a third of all international packages, making more than 300 million packages in 2017 much harder to screen. (therepublic.com)
  • Congresswoman Waters reintroduced the Alzheimer's Research Semipostal Stamp Act (H.R. 2973) on June 21, 2017, to require the Postal Service to issue a semipostal stamp promoting Alzheimer's awareness and research. (house.gov)
  • This agency works closely with federal law enforcement officials to ensure that the mail service is safe. (faqs.org)
  • Democrat Stephen Lynch and other Democrats, along with Postal Service officials, support ending the prepayment. (reuters.com)
  • The measure would give postal officials the option of ending Saturday service within six months of the bill's enactment. (cleveland.com)
  • Postal officials have proposed several strategies, including ending Saturday service and studying whether to close about 3,700 of the nation's 31,509 post offices, and consolidate or close 234 of the 431 processing facilities. (cleveland.com)
  • Closing post offices still would be difficult, because the bill would require postal officials to work with local communities before closing a facility. (cleveland.com)
  • On Nov. 14, postal patrons from Chocorua heard from postal officials. (unionleader.com)
  • House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) described the crisis as a bipartisan issue, while asking Postal Service and State Department officials where the fault lies. (pjmedia.com)
  • He asked that officials report back within 90 days with an action plan to address the issue of contraband entering the U.S. through the mail service. (pjmedia.com)
  • Owen and Postal Service officials described how the federal government and mailing system is overwhelmed with trying to track and capture illicit packages in the U.S. The Postal Service receives about 275 million parcels of inbound international mail each year, with at least 20 percent of it coming from China, one of the major distributors of fentanyl. (pjmedia.com)
  • The move accentuates one of the agency's strong points - package delivery has increased by 14 percent since 2010, officials say, while the delivery of letters and other mail has declined with the increasing use of email and other Internet services. (heraldtribune.com)
  • The Postal Service made the announcement Wednesday, more than six months before the switch, to give residential and business customers time to plan and adjust, officials said. (heraldtribune.com)
  • In a statement, Amy N. Gibbs, a spokeswoman for the Postal Service, said the agency is advising those who opt to vote by mail to check with their local election officials about deadlines for submitting absentee ballots, including postmarking requirements, and added that voters must use First-Class Mail or an expedited level of service to return their completed ballots. (theday.com)
  • In order to allow sufficient time for voters to receive, complete and return ballots via the mail, and to facilitate timely receipt of completed ballots by election officials, the Postal Service strongly recommends that jurisdictions immediately communicate and advise voters to request ballots at the earliest point allowable but no later than 15 days prior to the election date," Gibbs said. (theday.com)
  • That's one of the lessons from a strange dispute that pitted a newly built neighborhood in Halfmoon against postal officials. (timesunion.com)
  • Postal officials decided to apply the rule to nearly 40 new houses along Ridge Wood Drive. (timesunion.com)
  • In fact, all the existing houses in Rolling Hills receive traditional mailbox service - but postal officials said the new Ridge Wood homes would be treated differently. (timesunion.com)
  • More Postal Service job cuts may be forthcoming as the agency seeks to trim its annual operating costs by $20 billion by 2015, according to officials. (philasun.com)
  • Coordinate with the General Services Administration to request that the purchase card program electronically file purchase card documentation to provide approving officials the ability to periodically review cardholders' supporting documentation. (uspsoig.gov)
  • The Board of Governors recoiled, unable to see how the Postal Service would ever generate sufficient surplus revenues to pay back the unprecedented $10 billion loan, and opposed to Mnuchin's insistence on personally overseeing privatization of the mail service, in line with the White House plan. (foreignpolicy.com)
  • At a Congressional Progressive Caucus hearing on August 20, former Postal Board of Governors Vice Chair David Williams said that a full investigation of DeJoy's potential conflicts of interest was not conducted before he was hired. (globalresearch.ca)
  • The act replaced the cabinet-level Post Office Department with a new federal agency, the United States Postal Service, and took effect on July 1, 1971. (wikipedia.org)
  • The independent agency, known as the United States Postal Service since 1971, does not use taxpayer money for its operations. (aol.com)
  • The postal service began painting its street mailboxes blue in 1971 [ PDF ], when it made the structural switch from the Post Office Department to the United States Postal Service. (mentalfloss.com)
  • Pope dusted off this selection of quaint, old ads that reveal a forgotten era of the U.S. Postal Service (called the Post Office Department until the summer of 1971, when it became the U.S. Postal Service)-an era when the common man endeavored to be more like the postman. (slate.com)
  • He's only the fifth person from outside the Postal Service chosen to lead it since 1971 when it was spun-off as a quasi-private corporation. (ff.org)
  • Last week, a Senate panel passed a cost-cutting deal that buys out some employees and cuts worker compensation benefits for some retirees but maintains Saturday mail service for at least two more years. (cnn.com)
  • for Postal Service retirees' benefits even if the Postal Service collapses," Issa warned. (reuters.com)
  • The Postal Service said this month that it could lose $15 billion in the year ending Sept. 30 unless it gets Congress's help in cutting costs by eliminating a requirement to prepay for future retirees' health care and letting it stop Saturday mail delivery. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Most of the money would come from a penny-per-letter permanent rate increase and from shifting postal retirees into Medicare (to which they already contributed through payroll deductions). (nhregister.com)
  • Former President Barack Obama said on Friday he worries about protecting the integrity of November's election in view of efforts by President Donald Trump to 'kneecap' the U.S. Postal Service to limit Americans voting by mail during the pandemic. (reuters.com)
  • It is common place to hear Americans deride the Postal Service as snail mail but this user prefers to think of it as secure mail. (washingtonpost.com)
  • The Postal Service lost more than $3 billion in the third quarter last year and has struggled with falling mail volumes as Americans turn to email and pay bills online. (reuters.com)
  • The service said declining volume in the type of mail that most Americans use and a congressional mandate to prefund retirement health care benefits continued to cause deep losses. (wtvr.com)
  • The Postal Service is legally obligated to serve all Americans, regardless of geography, at uniform price and quality. (wikipedia.org)
  • Legally, the postal service has to deliver mail to all Americans, even those aboard ships. (mentalfloss.com)
  • We also look to the Postal Service to protect Americans' right to vote, giving them a voice in setting the healthcare agenda. (modernhealthcare.com)
  • Americans with chronic conditions look to the Postal Service to deliver supplies and medications to treat diseases like diabetes, cancer, asthma, epilepsy, heart failure, high blood pressure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, stroke and now COVID-19. (modernhealthcare.com)
  • How could the Postal Service make it easier for Americans to secure medications and medical tests, equipment and supplies? (modernhealthcare.com)
  • The Postal Service also plays a vital role in safeguarding Americans' right to vote in the November presidential election. (modernhealthcare.com)
  • Postal Service market research and other research has indicated that nearly 7 in 10 Americans support the switch to five-day delivery as a way for the Postal Service to reduce costs, the agency said. (heraldtribune.com)
  • Among ordinary Americans, 90 percent of Republicans and 96 percent of Democrats support a postal relief package. (globalresearch.ca)
  • Mailbox access cannot be 'rethought' without realistic consideration of how else to provide Americans with the efficient, universal delivery of letters and other mail: a public service that the Postal Service currently performs without taxpayer dollars. (fedscoop.com)
  • Well, because Americans like the Postal Service. (patheos.com)
  • The PAEA was designed to bankrupt the Postal Service - to turn a government service that Americans like into something that could be railed against as wasteful, inefficient and costly. (patheos.com)
  • What do Americans want - expect - from the Postal Service? (uspsoig.gov)
  • The goal was to gauge perceptions of the Postal Service to understand what Americans not only want from the Postal Service, but also need from it. (uspsoig.gov)
  • Overall, we found that Americans were most willing to accept a reduction in a particular service they are currently pleased with. (uspsoig.gov)
  • The big take-away: We found that what Americans need from the Postal Service is much less than what they want, and they are willing to make trade-offs to maintain a certain level of service. (uspsoig.gov)
  • And yet, among the differences, a common theme is also evident - Americans still value the Postal Service. (uspsoig.gov)
  • The postal service … has been a very important employer of African Americans," said Robert Zieger, emeritus professor of history at the University of Florida and author of "For Jobs and Freedom," a book on race and labor. (philasun.com)
  • As early as the World War I era, about 10 percent of all postal workers were African-American at a time when the vast majority of African-Americans lived in the South and worked in agriculture and domestic service. (philasun.com)
  • The Postal Service said its losses would have been roughly $10.6 billion if not for the passage of legislation postponing a $5.5 billion payment required to fund retiree health benefits. (cnn.com)
  • The Postal Service 'is encumbered with an outdated operating structure and debilitating labor contracts, while being saddled with expensive, mandated over-payments into government retiree funds,' the Coalition said in a statement, claiming that 8 million private sector jobs rely on the Postal Service. (cnn.com)
  • Another Republican amendment would ease the burden of a massive annual payment the Postal Service must make to prefund retiree health benefits. (reuters.com)
  • But nearly 80% of the losses in fiscal 2012 are due to the law requiring that the service prepay retiree healthcare benefits. (wtvr.com)
  • An 80 percent funding target for postal retiree health benefits would effectively lead to a permanent unfunded liability of roughly 20 percent. (gao.gov)
  • For more than a year, the Postal Service has been seeking legislation that would allow it to eliminate Saturday mail delivery and reduce its $5 billion annual payment for future retiree health benefits. (nhregister.com)
  • That's an odd claim - villainizing police officers, firefighters, first responders, teachers and mail carriers doesn't seem like an easy or an obvious task, but that's the current Republican plan, and the "Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act" is a part of that strategy. (patheos.com)
  • Asked to clarify, the White House said Obama was pointing out that while core Postal Service services are different from those offered by UPS and FedEx, it has not undermined the competitive spirit of the private shipping industry. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Labor represents 80 percent of the agency's expenses, compared with 53 percent at United Parcel Service and 32 percent at FedEx, its two biggest private competitors. (mercurynews.com)
  • The Post Office has exclusive access to letter boxes marked "U.S. Mail" and personal letterboxes in the United States, but has to compete against private package delivery services, such as United Parcel Service , FedEx , and Amazon . (wikipedia.org)
  • Not only is purchasing a mixed fleet of off-the-shelf vehicles, and turning it over after 10 to 12 years, more cost -effective, it's also a practice followed by private sector competitors FedEx and UPS, as well as nearly all postal carrier services around the world. (newsmax.com)
  • You may or may not have noticed the U.S. Postal Service delivers a lot of packages that have a UPS or FedEx label on them. (uspsoig.gov)
  • The Postal Service is totally different from other commercial operators such as FedEx and UPS and places utmost priority to procuring AED for bulk foreign parcels, which contribute to over 90 percent of inbound volumes. (sovcal.com)
  • Trump's tweet about Amazon and the Postal Service came after a "Fox & Friends" segment about technology trends in the new year. (aol.com)
  • petition: Trump is Threatening to Let the United States Postal Service Die! (thepetitionsite.com)
  • He rejected the narrative that he was colluding with President Donald Trump to incapacitate the service as an unprecedented number of voters are expected to mail in their ballots amid the coronavirus pandemic. (politico.com)
  • While all of this sounds good to the consumer inside us, some argue that same-day delivery service from major retailers could spell doom for local businesses whose only trump card over cheaper online retailers is their ability to provide instant satisfaction. (digitaltrends.com)
  • Less than two months after Trump ally and GOP megadonor Louis DeJoy took the helm of the U.S. Postal Service, the House of Representatives met in an emergency session to address widespread fears about potential sabotage of this vital public agency at a time when it is needed more than ever to deliver medicine and other essentials and to facilitate mail-in voting. (globalresearch.ca)
  • Read the @CommonCauseWI and @CREWcrew letter to #Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson calling for a U.S. Senate investigation on possible voter suppression tactics by the Trump-appointed head of the Postal Service. (commondreams.org)
  • On July 1, 2016, Congresswoman Waters wrote a letter urging the Postal Service to issue an Alzheimer's stamp as the first stamp under its discretionary authority. (house.gov)
  • As under the Post Office Act the postal service is empowered to process express mail and parcel post items independent of HM (Barbados) Customs, including the collection of duties and taxes on behalf of H.M. Customs for low value, low dutiable items. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1886, the Barbados Post inaugurated an International Parcel Service with England and in 1887 a similar arrangement was reached with the United States. (wikipedia.org)
  • With package delivery a growing part of the business, it's no surprise the U.S. Postal Service has focused efforts on improving tracking and visibility for parcel services. (uspsoig.gov)
  • Courier service could not make the delivery of your parcel. (scamdex.com)
  • We are deeply troubled by the changes already made, as well as postponed but threatened cutbacks at the U.S. Postal Service. (modernhealthcare.com)
  • In 1852, the Postal services for Barbados were reconstituted following the passage of local legislation enabling the delivery of inland postage. (wikipedia.org)
  • WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawmakers on Thursday advanced legislation to overhaul the financially strapped U.S. Postal Service but removed a plan to immediately give the agency authority to stop Saturday mail delivery. (reuters.com)
  • Seven Senate Republicans have co-sponsored bipartisan legislation that would also provide $25 billion in postal aid, while other Republicans have put forward a scaled-down $10 billion proposal. (globalresearch.ca)
  • We can easily right this wrong," he said, urging the Senate to act on the board nominees and legislation he has offered to give financial relief to the Postal Service, which has fallen behind in its required payments to the federal treasury. (linns.com)
  • Issa's bill as introduced would have cut Saturday mail delivery, eliminated reduced-rate status for some mail categories, and set up groups to close post offices and overhaul the agency, including renegotiating worker contracts, if the Postal Service defaulted on payments to the government. (reuters.com)
  • Keep an eye out and be prepared," said Olly Northley, a postal worker. (click2houston.com)
  • Authorities have identified the U.S. Postal Service worker fatally shot early Monday on Interstate 30 near downtown Dallas. (dallasnews.com)
  • The U.S. government is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever killed a postal worker who was shot as he drove on Interstate 30. (dallasnews.com)
  • Authorities have identified the U.S. Postal Service worker as 58-year-old Tony Mosby. (dallasnews.com)
  • A postal worker stands in the selection hall at a post office in Tel Aviv February, 22, 2010. (timesofisrael.com)
  • The United States Postal Service has not recorded a profit since FY 2006 and will officially be in a "cash crisis" by October of 2013 without congressional action, according to Donahoe's own testimony . (cnsnews.com)
  • Norton said the opioid crisis is the worst crisis she has seen during her career in public service, which would include the crack cocaine epidemic of the late 1980s. (pjmedia.com)
  • It is a medical crisis caused by what should be a political scandal: President Donald Trump's administration's quiet attempt to make mail delivery a private, rather than public, service. (foreignpolicy.com)
  • Longer term, however, Donahoe has cautioned that a "crisis of confidence" over postal solvency could damage growth. (nhregister.com)
  • Sub Pop Records held auditions in 2002 to fill out the rest of Postal Service. (funnyordie.com)
  • Black men accounted for 11.2 percent of career postal workers in 2002, compared with 5 percent for the overall workforce, according to a 2003 study by the U.S. General Accounting Office. (philasun.com)
  • After UPS executive Keith Kellison suggested the agency expand mailbox access to companies like his - in part to encourage technological advancements - Postal Service media relations manager David Partenheimer shot down the proposal . (fedscoop.com)
  • The hearing was an opportunity for senators to question DeJoy on a number of changes implemented at the Postal Service that have garnered intense scrutiny in the lead-up to the November presidential election. (politico.com)
  • DeJoy defended his changes to the service, saying it was financially troubled and operating poorly. (politico.com)
  • The House Committee on Oversight and Reform invited DeJoy "to examine recent changes to U.S. Postal Service operations and standards and the need for on-time mail delivery during the ongoing pandemic and upcoming election, which as you know may be held largely by mail-in ballot," said Representative Carolyn Maloney, who chairs the panel. (financialpost.com)
  • It was clear that DeJoy does not grasp that he is leading a public agency with a social mission and a universal service obligation. (globalresearch.ca)
  • Additionally, the postal department has entered into an agreement with the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to outline responsibilities and work toward optimum utilization of technological expertise to improve border security. (sovcal.com)
  • Additionally, on the off chance that you need it to get to your goal quick, the postal framework is not the best approach. (polkshobby.com)
  • The U.S. Postal Service is the nation's largest civilian employer, with more than 850,000 employees at 40,000 locations. (osha.gov)
  • The Post Plan, the announcement says, "is designed to make sure America's communities continue to have access to our products and services as we right-size our post office network to reflect the nation's current use of our services. (unionleader.com)
  • The issue is not how to slash Postal Service costs but how to expand and accelerate its services to strengthen the nation's health. (modernhealthcare.com)
  • The two initiatives are the first in a series of business collaborations the postal company is seeking to set up with industries, based on the idea that the postal infrastructure can serve as a platform for the development of innovations that stem from the nation's tech ecosystem. (timesofisrael.com)
  • A Postal Service inspector general's report singled out the overproduction of stamps marking the 20th anniversary of the cartoon as an example of failing to align stamp production with demand. (washingtonpost.com)
  • The forever stamp has gone a long way in preventing overproduction," said Janet Sorensen, director of marketing and service in the inspector general's office and leader of the audit team that produced the report. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Kellison's comments, which appeared in a post on the Postal Service Office of Inspector General's blog late last month, come after the OIG pitched creating an "Internet of Postal Things," a broad platform that it said could bolster the USPS's hemorrhaging business. (fedscoop.com)
  • WASHINGTON - China said Thursday it is ready to work with the United States in fighting illicit opioid shipments after congressional investigators found that Chinese opioid manufacturers exploit weak screening in the U.S. Postal Service to ship large quantities of illegal drugs to American dealers. (therepublic.com)
  • We chat about Amazon's Postal Service for Sunday delivery and the new Knock app. (verticalresponse.com)
  • The U.N. postal agency on Wednesday said flight suspensions linked to the COVID-19 outbreak have disrupted delivery services to China, with at least eight countries holding letters and parcels. (japantimes.co.jp)
  • Six months after passage of the bill, the Postal Service would be able to ask its regulators for permission to stop Saturday delivery. (reuters.com)
  • An amendment from Republican Representative Jason Chaffetz would allow the Postal Service to establish 12 mail delivery holidays instead of immediately letting it end Saturday delivery. (reuters.com)
  • They include eliminating Saturday mail delivery, closing up to 3,700 postal locations and laying off 120,000 workers, nearly one-fifth of the agency's workforce. (mercurynews.com)
  • In a 2006 U.S. Supreme Court decision, the Court noted: "Each day, according to the Government's submissions here, the United States Postal Service delivers some 660 million pieces of mail to as many as 142 million delivery points. (wikipedia.org)
  • The crowd, composed largely of postal workers, opposes several proposed fundamental changes to current operations of the U.S. Postal Service, such as eliminating Saturday mail delivery, replacing door-to-door deliver, and other operational procedures. (cleveland.com)
  • WASHINGTON -- Saturday postal delivery could continue for at least two years. (cleveland.com)
  • The Senate plan would bar the Postal Service from ending Saturday delivery for at least two years. (cleveland.com)
  • The U.S Postal Service is now on the verge of unveiling its new fleet of delivery vehicles - which will cost more than $2 billion. (newsmax.com)
  • At a time when the number of people using "snail mail" is diminishing and the cost of delivery is now 49 cents per stamp in the U.S., it seems quite likely that the remaining postal customers will have to pay for sure-to-come higher costs in owning and operating this next fleet of vehicles over the coming years, pointing to potential hikes in the price of stamps, concludes SAFE. (newsmax.com)
  • In a yearlong probe published Wednesday, Senate investigators found that Chinese sellers, who openly market opioids such as fentanyl to U.S. buyers, are pushing delivery through the U.S. postal system. (therepublic.com)
  • The Postal Service plans to cut Saturday mail delivery starting in August. (bostonglobe.com)
  • Now the US Postal Service says it will slash Saturday mail delivery beginning this summer in an effort to save $2 billion. (bostonglobe.com)
  • It is the only delivery service that reaches every address within the United States, which is approximately 155 million residences, businesses and Post Office Boxes. (federaljobs.net)
  • During the 19th century the postal service expanded its delivery routes via railroad, steamboat and eventually waterways where no roads existed. (federaljobs.net)
  • the average postal delivery vehicle went into operation around President Bill Clinton 's first year in office. (nhregister.com)
  • In an attempt to revitalize its withering hide, the U.S. Postal Service will soon begin testing same-day delivery service for purchases made online. (digitaltrends.com)
  • In addition to traditional postal delivery, the government organization provides customers with a wide range of products and services, including financial services, cable offerings, and retail goods. (citrix.com)
  • The Postal Service is advancing an important new approach to delivery that reflects the strong growth of our package business and responds to the financial realities resulting from America's changing mailing habits," Donahoe said. (heraldtribune.com)
  • But the president of the National Association of Letter Carriers, Fredric Rolando, said the end of Saturday mail delivery is "a disastrous idea that would have a profoundly negative effect on the Postal Service and on millions of customers," particularly businesses, rural communities, the elderly, the disabled and others who depend on Saturday delivery for commerce and communication. (heraldtribune.com)
  • Given the "volume" of requests for absentee ballots in Connecticut, Secretary of State Denise Merrill said she does have concerns about timely delivery by the Postal Service. (theday.com)
  • The Halfmoon fight centered around a new and somewhat secretive postal rule requiring new neighborhoods to have community, centralized mailboxes allowing for just one delivery stop. (timesunion.com)
  • The U.S. Postal Service is keeping the mailbox door closed to private delivery services. (fedscoop.com)
  • If delivery companies want to discuss stuffing your mailbox with their packages, then that discussion needs to start with why mailboxes are reserved for the Postal Service in the first place. (fedscoop.com)
  • The only delivery service that will handle the shipment of live poultry chicks is the United States Postal Service. (panna.org)
  • Military veterans and others who rely on the postal service for medication delivery are receiving their prescriptions late, putting them at risk. (panna.org)
  • The infrastructure for any communications service costs more per delivery in remote and less populated areas. (panna.org)
  • The delivery and extended area surcharges are assessed to more accurately reflect the cost of providing service to these areas. (panna.org)
  • The delivery delay would be a byproduct of the closure of more than half of the mail processing plants, a change the Postal Service announced in September. (philasun.com)
  • The remainder is nearly $3 billion in losses, he said, which would have been offset by savings if the service had been allowed to move to five-day mail delivery. (nhregister.com)
  • This service includes delivery to over 300 low-rent multi-unit residences called SROs. (scribd.com)
  • In an effort to contribute to the personal and professional development of postal workers, departmental training courses for clerical staff, Postal Assistants and Postmen were introduced in 1961. (wikipedia.org)
  • A new study of postal workers in Scotland suggests we should aim for far more than the 10,000 daily steps commonly recommended. (nytimes.com)
  • It also wants to void union contracts in order to lay off 120,000 postal workers , a move strongly opposed by the Obama administration . (cnn.com)
  • Last November, the Office of Personnel Management estimated that the Postal Service might be on the hook to overpay billions of dollars to cover workers' pensions. (govexec.com)
  • Postal workers also receive more generous health benefits than most other federal employees. (mercurynews.com)
  • These attacks resulted in exposure to anthrax spores by postal employees working in a mail processing facility that serves the U.S. Capitol and resulted in inhalation disease in several of the workers [Mayer et al. (cdc.gov)
  • On March 18, 1970, postal workers in New York City-upset over low wages and poor working conditions, and emboldened by the Civil Rights Movement- organized a strike against the United States government. (wikipedia.org)
  • The strike initially involved postal workers in only New York City, but it eventually gained support of over 210,000 United States Post Office Department workers across the nation. (wikipedia.org)
  • Under his careful leadership, postal workers had their overtime taken away and were told to 'leave mail behind' instead of working extra hours. (thepetitionsite.com)
  • Francis said the withdrawal of postal workers from the FEHP program would have a detrimental effect on the other federal workers who depend on FEHP for their health insurance. (cnsnews.com)
  • About two dozen Postal Service workers rally Saturday outside the main post office on East Fayette Street to warn of potential job cuts and service impacts. (baltimoresun.com)
  • A couple of dozen U.S. Postal Service workers protested what they said was the potential loss of more than 100 local jobs Saturday outside Baltimore's main post office on Fayette Street. (baltimoresun.com)
  • Rachel Walthall of Owings Mills, an officer with the American Postal Workers Union who has worked for the Postal Service for 24 years, said management sent internal letters this month to workers to warn them that the agency was looking to cut vacant positions. (baltimoresun.com)
  • 10. Dog attacks actually happen to workers for the United States Postal Service. (mentalfloss.com)
  • Postal workers, beware. (mentalfloss.com)
  • As Common Dreams reported earlier Friday, postal workers are concerned that major mail backlogs caused by DeJoy's policies could continue up to the November general elections, threatening the agency's ability to deliver mail-in ballots in time. (commondreams.org)
  • The Boise processing and distribution center employs about 354 workers, with union members represented by the American Postal Workers Union and the National Postal Mail Handlers. (osha.gov)
  • Sanders, who is supported by the American Postal Workers Union, has used that power to object to votes on board nominees who have been approved by the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. (linns.com)
  • And 10.1 percent of career postal workers are black women, who on average made up 6.3 percent of the overall workforce, according to the study. (philasun.com)
  • This month the American Postal Workers Union and the United States Postal Service conducted two multi-day sessions of interest arbitration for a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA). (apwu.org)
  • An APWU expert witness presented a detailed job analysis showing postal workers are highly skilled, with positions that require intensive training and expertise in order to be done efficiently and safely. (apwu.org)
  • The U.S. Postal Service said it has made dramatic progress in the last year in total packages with opioids seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. (therepublic.com)
  • The House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform voted to send Chairman Darrell Issa's postal overhaul bill to the full House, with changes. (reuters.com)
  • If it clears the House, this measure would still have to get through the Senate - where someone is bound to point out that it amounts to the bare, bare minimum necessary to keep the Postal Service afloat, not comprehensive reform. (nhregister.com)
  • None of this is an argument against postal reform. (ff.org)
  • Washington, D.C.-Today, in response to requests from Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), Co-Chair of the Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease, and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, the Postal Service announced that it is issuing a new stamp to promote Alzheimer's awareness and support research on the disease. (house.gov)
  • On February 20, 2015, Ranking Member Cummings wrote a letter along with then-Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) urging the Postal Service to use its existing statutory authority to issue an Alzheimer's stamp, while continuing to offer the Breast Cancer Research stamp. (house.gov)
  • In the current debate about its future, some have argued the Postal Service should not operate like a business and be allowed to regress back into an unchanging, taxpayer-subsidized agency, and some have urged that it be privatized and completely separated from the government. (calcoastnews.com)
  • One key finding was that (a), many participants mistakenly believed that the Postal Service receives taxpayer funding, and (b), when they learned the Postal Service is in fact self-funded, much like any other business, nearly everyone's views and expectations began to soften, allowing for greater flexibility and compromise on service. (uspsoig.gov)
  • Then there's the possibility of trimming a day of service, a suggestion Potter threatened earlier this year might be necessary someday soon. (washingtonpost.com)
  • A 61-year-old postman failed to deliver thousands of postal items that he kept at his home instead, police said Thursday. (japantimes.co.jp)
  • The United States Postal Service featured the tune in its holiday ad campaign this year. (nytimes.com)
  • The indicator gives the average of the year number of people employed in postal and related services within the economic territory of the country of reference. (europa.eu)
  • Democrats had criticized the plan as anti-labor, and lawmakers from both parties have said ending Saturday mail - which the Postal Service has said could save about $3 billion per year - would disproportionately hurt rural communities. (reuters.com)
  • The amendment from Representative James Lankford would allow the Postal Service to pay $1 billion this year and make up the rest of the payment in later years. (reuters.com)
  • The Postal Service delivers approximately 208 billion pieces of mail per year. (wave3.com)
  • The Postal Service and GAO are at odds over that number and how it should be accounted for on year-end financial statements. (govexec.com)
  • That is based on the assumption that the Postal Service won't raise rates next year. (govexec.com)
  • The service also offered retirement incentives to mail handlers and postmasters and now expects 7,000 employees to retire by the end of the year. (wtvr.com)
  • Working from recommendations by a citizens' advisory board, the Postal Service produces about 20 commemorative stamp designs each year featuring historic events, geographic spots and pop-culture icons such as Homer Simpson. (washingtonpost.com)
  • While the Simpsons stamp was the most overproduced during 2009 and 2010, the service also produced more stamps that it sold in those years featuring the lunar new year, civil rights movement figures, Zion National Park, Supreme Court justices, historic U.S. flags, film director Oscar Micheaux and a Christmas stamp showing an angel with a lute. (washingtonpost.com)
  • By a 62-37 vote, it sent a strong bipartisan message that, though the system is ailing financially, it's not good politics, especially in an election year, to take a scythe to popular parts of the Postal Service. (cleveland.com)
  • If we do nothing, if we don t react in a smart, appropriate way, the postal service could literally close later this year. (dispatch.com)
  • There are tens of thousands of 80-year-old widows, postal service widows … The premium cost for one of those widows to join [Medicare] parts A and B right now under current law in the Social Security Act is over $8,000 a year - that's what it would cost to mandate that that widow leave the postal plan she's now in and sign up for [Medicare] A and B," said Francis. (cnsnews.com)
  • The United States Postal Service reported a record annual yearly loss of $15.9 billion, more than triple the $5.1 billion loss last year. (scpr.org)
  • Taking a cue from the anthrax scare a year ago, the postal service is spending nearly $293,000 to give its 750,000 employees the opportunity to have two days' worth of potassium iodide tablets waiting for them at work. (dailypress.com)
  • Even some like Jonathan -Toland, a 29-year-old from Shrewsbury who said he does not use the Postal Service much anymore, felt a twinge of nostalgia. (bostonglobe.com)
  • In addition, each year postal employees go beyond the call of duty, some even risking their own safety to save the lives of the customers they serve. (federaljobs.net)
  • We anticipate up to six government agencies with citizen-facing services to utilize the service within the pilot year," says Reid. (secureidnews.com)
  • The test period for Metro Post is currently scheduled to last one full year, "unless the Postal Service decides to request an extension for an additional year, establish Metro Post as a permanent product on a quicker timeline, or terminate the test early," the filing reads. (digitaltrends.com)
  • In fiscal year 2014, the Postal Service earned more than $317 million from political mail. (uspsoig.gov)
  • Making appropriations for the Treasury Department, the United States Postal Service, the Executive Office of the President, and certain Independent Agencies, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1997, and for other purposes. (govtrack.us)
  • 2010 was a difficult year for both the U.S. economy and the Postal Service. (scribd.com)
  • The Postal Service will decide which facilities to close early next year. (philasun.com)
  • While the private sector has added more than 1.6 million jobs this year, government payrolls have shed 237,000 employees through November, with the Postal Service accounting for more than 11 percent of those public job cuts, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. (philasun.com)
  • Absolutely, we would be profitable right now," Donahoe told The Associated Press , when asked whether congressional delays were to blame for much of the postal losses, expected to reach a record $15 billion this year. (nhregister.com)
  • During the next year, the Postal Service and Manpower personnel prepared the materials for and conducted an initial solicitation (Round 1), after which they made minor revisions to the process and materials. (justia.com)
  • The Coalition for a 21st Century Postal Service, a mailing industry group, said Tuesday that the agency's losses highlight the need for further action by the government. (cnn.com)
  • The postal service says the decision is not related to the agency's response to the anthrax scare, nor is it related to a threat of nuclear terror specific to the postal service. (dailypress.com)
  • In the meantime, the move to FCCX makes sense for the Postal Service as it creates a unique opportunity to expand to the digital realm in a way that places the agency at the forefront of a new identity ecosystem, perhaps cementing the agency's relevance for years to come. (secureidnews.com)
  • First the blue Postal Service boxes began disappearing, then postal branches began consolidating, and, of course, the cost of stamps just keeps going up. (bostonglobe.com)
  • As part of the plan, the Israel Postal Company will offer startups access to the postal infrastructure, including its data and nationwide branches, as well as experts from a variety of fields, parallel corporations in Israel and abroad, and academia. (timesofisrael.com)
  • Golan Telecom won the tender for the plan, which is sold at 90 branches of the Israel Postal service around the country. (jewishpress.com)
  • The Postal Service, in a response to the report, said it already addressed the problem by creating the "forever" stamp, which can be used to mail a letter any time in the future. (washingtonpost.com)
  • The Simpsons products were printed when most stamp values were fixed, meaning they could no longer be used by themselves to mail a letter after postal rates increased. (washingtonpost.com)
  • The best-selling commemorative issued by the Postal Service was a 29-cent stamp issued in 1993 on what would have been Presley's 58th birthday. (washingtonpost.com)
  • The Postal Service has cut stamp production in line with falling demand for first-class mail, which includes letters and bills. (washingtonpost.com)
  • 6. The United States Postal Service has its own stamp cave. (mentalfloss.com)
  • Operations housed in the facility include customer service operations with a computerized forwarding system unit, business mail entry unit and a stamp distribution unit. (osha.gov)
  • I congratulate the Postal Service for issuing a semipostal stamp to raise funds for this tragic disease. (house.gov)
  • I applaud the Postal Service for heeding our call, and I thank Dan Gasby and his wife, B Smith, for working so tirelessly to help make this stamp a reality and to advance the research efforts so critical to the millions of American families who live with the agony of this disease. (house.gov)
  • The price of the new Alzheimer's Semipostal Stamp will be 60 cents, about 10 cents more than a normal first class stamp, and proceeds will go to the Department of Health and Human Services to support research and treatment for the disease. (house.gov)
  • But the Postal Service also reported 9% growth in revenue from shipping and packaging, which brought in an extra $3.3 billion - although that was not enough to offset other losses. (wtvr.com)
  • Israel's postal service is looking to undergo a modernization makeover by calling on startups to test out their technologies within the state-owned company, which has often been criticized for poor service to consumers, with long lines at service centers and letters arriving late or not at all . (timesofisrael.com)
  • Already mocked by some as "snail mail," first-class U.S. mail will slow even more by next spring under plans by the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service to eliminate more than 250 processing centers. (philasun.com)
  • The Barbados Philatelic Bureau within the Postal Service was established in 1968 for the purpose of promoting the sale of postage stamps in the very lucrative market worldwide. (wikipedia.org)
  • Postage rates and service fees are decided upon by an independent Postal Rate Commission. (faqs.org)
  • The Simpsons" postage issued by the U.S. Postal Service to mark the 20th anniversary of the cartoon. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Today's Postal Service is an independent agency that funds its operation through the sale of postage, products and services. (federaljobs.net)
  • For an organization that generates all of its revenue from the sale of postage, products and services - and is contending with declining use of First-Class Mail for bill payment - having the ability to quickly adapt and react to the marketplace is vital. (calcoastnews.com)
  • The postal service is stupid because they could actually capatilize and dominate the very markt that is affecting them financially. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Door-to-door (or driveway-to-driveway) service is out for most new subdivisions - saving money and time for the financially strapped government agency. (timesunion.com)
  • The Postal Service used the loss announcement as an opportunity to push its plan to stem the bleeding, which includes cutting Saturday service, consolidating postal processing plants and addressing the mandate to prefund health care retirement benefits. (wtvr.com)
  • For the part of the survey that involves the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority, the act concerning the postal system (SFS 1993:1684, not translated to English) and licensing conditions. (scb.se)
  • President Obama made what his advisers believe were his first public comments on the U.S. Postal Service on Tuesday, basically knocking its performance during his health-care-themed town hall in New Hampshire. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Psaki was unaware of any previous public comments made by Obama about the Postal Service or its financial woes. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Blooper aside, Tom Carper knows more about the postal service than any other U S Senator,' she wrote on Twitter. (politico.com)
  • The President's latest Twitter tantrum included a new target as he ranted about the United States Postal Service, encouraging the agency to raise prices for delivering packages for online retail giant Amazon. (aol.com)
  • An Act of Parliament in 1854, served to fully amalgamate the former U.K. founded Imperial Packet Agency and the Inland Post Office created specifically for local service. (wikipedia.org)
  • It was designed to make the service run more like a business and less like a government agency. (faqs.org)
  • The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services agency is allowing applicants whose renewal permits were rejected because of mail delays to resubmit their paperwork. (nytimes.com)
  • also known as the Post Office , U.S. Mail , or Postal Service ) is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for providing postal service in the United States , including its insular areas and associated states . (wikipedia.org)
  • All programmed interventions such as targeted inspections, Agency Technical Assistance Requests (ATARs), local emphasis programs, or local problem solving initiatives involving the U.S. Postal Service that began prior to September 28, 1998, are to cease indefinitely. (osha.gov)
  • Though little noticed outside of the White House, the plan represented marching orders for the appointed leaders of every government agency, delineating what services and personnel should be eliminated and how the missions of the respective departments ought to be changed. (foreignpolicy.com)
  • The postal service is the first government agency to offer potassium iodide, which prevents absorption of radioactive iodine by the thyroid gland, to all its employees. (dailypress.com)
  • Though an independent agency, the service gets no tax dollars for its day-to-day operations but is subject to congressional control. (heraldtribune.com)
  • Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Oregon, has introduced a bill to repeal the sabotage of the Postal Service - getting rid of the malicious and absurd requirement for pre-funding 75 years worth of benefits, and rescuing the agency from this Bush-era attempt to euthanize it. (patheos.com)
  • On paper, the Postal Service plan makes fiscal sense, saving some $2.1 billion annually as the agency struggles to remain solvent in the digital age. (philasun.com)
  • Please visit the Contact Us page for information on where to file formal complaints with our agency or the Postal Service. (uspsoig.gov)
  • Now comes word that everyone involved - Democrats , Republicans, the Postal Service, the unions and the system's heaviest users - has finally agreed on a plan to fix the system. (nhregister.com)
  • The Postal Service wants to cut costs by closing nearly 3,700 facilities in the U.S. and replacing existing government health care and retirement plans . (cnn.com)
  • The US postal service could team up with Adobe to make special software for the service. (washingtonpost.com)
  • The continuing and inevitable electronic migration of First-Class Mail, which provides approximately 49 percent of our revenue, underscores the need to streamline our infrastructure and make changes to our business model,' Postal Service CFO Joe Corbett said in a statement accompanying the figures. (cnn.com)
  • It is clear the Postal Service must make drastic changes," argued Sen. Bob Corker, a Tennessee Republican. (cleveland.com)
  • When we took the oath to become postal employees, it was to make sure that we gave the customers the best service. (baltimoresun.com)
  • The project aims to create a hardware and software solution that will make it possible for citizens to access services on numerous government web sites using externally issued digital credentials brokered through the platform. (secureidnews.com)
  • We can't have a Postal Service where customers are constantly worried about our ability to make payments. (nhregister.com)
  • Therefore, the Postal Service has recommended certain changes to make the bill workable and efficient. (sovcal.com)
  • The White House supports the House and Senate measures designed to provide short-term relief to the Postal Service and plans to work with lawmakers on long-term solutions, Psaki said. (washingtonpost.com)
  • The situation is dire," said Thomas Carper, the Delaware Democrat who is chairman of the Senate subcommittee that oversees the postal service. (mercurynews.com)
  • We don't allow for what might be called shock therapy for the Postal Service because we don't think it will work," said Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman, a Connecticut independent and an architect of the bipartisan bill. (cleveland.com)
  • The Senate passed a postal bill in April that would have provided financial relief in part by reducing the annual health payments and providing an $11 billion cash infusion, basically a refund of overpayments the Postal Service made to a federal pension fund. (nhregister.com)
  • As if the migration to e-mail and e-commerce wasn't bad enough, the collapse of the housing and financial sectors have made the Postal Service fall faster and farther. (washingtonpost.com)
  • NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The U.S. Postal Service released its annual financial results on Tuesday, and they're nothing to write home about. (cnn.com)
  • Standard & Poor's and S&P are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC and Dow Jones is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC. (cnn.com)
  • While I commend Mr. Donahoe for his commitment to implement cost cutting measures, the financial status of the postal service remains untenable," said Oversight Committee Chairman Dennis Ross (R-Fla. (cnsnews.com)
  • US Representative Edward J. Markey also criticized the move and said a better -approach to the financial troubles would be a congressional overhaul of the postal system. (bostonglobe.com)
  • With greater business model flexibility, the Postal Service can return to profitability and financial stability. (calcoastnews.com)
  • The aim is to create an infrastructure of advanced solutions that will help the firm in its core operations, logistics, online trading and financial services, the Israel Postal Company said in a statement last week. (timesofisrael.com)
  • There's no lack of opinions in Washington about what the U.S. Postal Service should do to get out of its precarious financial situation. (uspsoig.gov)
  • An ASX listed Financial Services organisation has a newly created position within their finance team permanently. (seek.com.au)
  • The migratory periods during the 20th Century were very profitable periods for the Barbados Post with records showing that in the 1950s, British Postal Orders paid to Barbadians exceeded $3 million. (wikipedia.org)
  • By the time the holiday season is over, the United States Postal Service expects to have delivered 750 million packages and billions of cards and letters. (nytimes.com)
  • The US Postal Service relies on the power of big data to analyze over 528 million mail pieces per day for signs of fraud. (hpcwire.com)
  • D&B Hoovers provides sales leads and sales intelligence data on over 120 million companies like United States Postal Service and U.s. postal service contacts in DALLAS, TX, United States and around the world. (hoovers.com)
  • In a move that wasted $1.2 million in printing costs, the Postal Service produced 1 billion of "The Simpsons" stamps. (washingtonpost.com)
  • The service could save $2 million annually by ending overproduction of stamps that, like the Simpsons run, end up being destroyed when they don't sell, the inspector general said. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Not only does it connect us with loved ones and vital services, but it also employs over half a million people, providing them with ample pay, benefits, and retirement plans. (thepetitionsite.com)
  • The U.S. Postal Service is purchasing 1.6 million doses of potassium iodide pills to protect its employees against thyroid cancer in the event of a nuclear explosion or meltdown. (dailypress.com)
  • Although the Postal Service facilitates trillions in commerce annually, and supports a $900 billion mailing industry that employs almost 8 million people, it must have the tools and the motivations to effectively compete for customers. (calcoastnews.com)
  • It is not, however, a sign that they're getting serious about transforming the postal system for the 21st century. (nhregister.com)
  • The History of the U.S. Mail Service. (faqs.org)
  • Every email-to-mail service has slightly different features, but the price range for the basics would seem to be fairly consistent across the board - a one-page letter to an address within the United States should cost you somewhere between 69 cents and a dollar to send, depending in part on the amount of rich-text formatting that you can do or whether attachments are enabled. (wildapricot.com)
  • Can you envision a circumstance when an email-to-mail service might be useful for your organization's print correspondence? (wildapricot.com)
  • The post office at first declined to provide their new neighborhood with house-by-house mail service. (timesunion.com)
  • The trio were among neighbors fighting for mail service. (timesunion.com)
  • The post office had told her that her neighborhood would not have mail service, due to new regulations. (timesunion.com)
  • Mail service, after all, isn't something most people consider when choosing a house. (timesunion.com)
  • Exclusive mailbox access goes hand in hand with the sort of secure, efficient, universal, and affordable mail service that the American people expect and require," Partenheimer states. (fedscoop.com)
  • The U.S. Postal Service plans to suspend regular mail service Wednesday in observance of a National Day of Mourning in remembrance of former President George H.W. Bush. (ktla.com)
  • No Mail service Feb 18? (uspsoig.gov)
  • Over the 100 years in which the Post Office was headquartered in the Parliament Buildings, the Barbados Postal Service has made a valuable contribution to the social, economic and educational development of Barbados. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Act replaced the old Post Office Department with the U.S. Postal Service. (faqs.org)
  • The Post Office Department was created in 1792 with the passage of the Postal Service Act . (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1792, President George Washington signed the Postal Service Act, creating the Post Office Department. (mentalfloss.com)
  • The Fleet Post Office delivers to the Navy, Marine Corps and the Coast Guard postal facilities. (federaljobs.net)
  • That relationship, the one-on-one that used to be very much a part of it, is gone," explains Nancy Pope, the curator of postal operations at the National Post Office Museum in Washington, D.C. "We still trust [mail carriers] with our mail, but we don't like them as much. (slate.com)
  • To have the U.S. Postal Service hold mail, a person simply fills out the online form or visits a local post office to fill out a mail hold form. (reference.com)
  • Free U.S. Postal Service change of address form is available at any post office. (reference.com)
  • A post office box with physical address is a service the U.S. Postal Service provides that enables post office box holders to use the street address of the. (reference.com)
  • It is possible to change an address in person at any post office in the U.S. Making it even easier, the U.S. Postal Service also allows change-of-address f. (reference.com)
  • They may not like standing in long lines at the post office - the high cost of low taxes for everyone - but they like the idea of the Postal Service. (patheos.com)
  • Since the House failed to act, the post office says it's been seeking to reassure anxious customers that service will not be disrupted, even with cash levels running perilously low. (nhregister.com)