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Will the U.S. Postal Service’s bipartisan bill be enough to save him? – by Jan Wondra

Earlier this week, the US Senate passed the Postal Service Reform Act (HR3076) The vote received overwhelming bipartisan support. “The U.S. Postal Service is a lifeline for Coloradans, rural and urban,” said Sen. John Hickenlooper, who celebrated the passing with a video. “Modernizing USPS will ensure the mail is on time for generations to come. […]

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Workers hope the new law will become an economic lifeline for the Postal Service

WASHINGTON — UNITED STATES Postal service Mallory Shepard says she needs a lifeline. “We are so short-staffed all the time. I am currently doing the work for which three people were employed before,” she said. “So much more has been put on each person in terms of workload.” Shepard and the Postal Service hope help […]

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How Postal Service Reform Would Affect Your Mail, CA Workers

WASHINGTON Congress on Tuesday passed the biggest overhaul of the U.S. Postal Service since 2006 to help stabilize the financially-struggling agency. the Postal Service Reform Act abandons the requirement for the US Postal Service to prepay health care benefits for its retired employees and requires future retirees to enroll in Medicare, the federal health insurance […]

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Bill will ease budget pressure on Postal Service, deliver for customers

WINOOSKI, Vermont (WCAX) — A bill to get the U.S. Postal Service back on track is making its way through Congress. It aims to alleviate the staffing and debt problems facing the Postal Service, while allowing people to receive their mail on time. Vermont Congressman Peter Welch spoke to Winooski on Friday about the Postal […]

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Bill that would give the U.S. Postal Service a major overhaul in the Senate

Bipartisan legislation that strengthens the U.S. Postal Service and saves nearly $50 billion over the next decade is potentially set to pass the Senate by the end of next week. the Invoicecalled the Postal Service Reform Act of 2022, pass in the House Tuesday night with overwhelming support of 342-92. “Americans depend on the Postal […]

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Position: Only temporary workers have been made redundant

In a letter to DC Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, a spokeswoman denied the Postal Service had laid off any permanent employees since the vacation ended. The US Postal Service responded to a recent letter from DC Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton on recent cuts to her workforce, saying only holiday workers have been released. In this […]

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Analysis: Can the Postal Service perform at-home COVID tests?

Nothing is ever truly free. “Free” food samples, credit scores, tarot card readings –– all come with costs somewhere down the line. This includes COVID-19 testing. On Tuesday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed that the US government had launched a website to provide rapid home COVID-19 antigen testing free of charge through the […]

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UPS, postal service step up on-time deliveries during the holidays, data display

Delivery networks mostly held up during the first major test of the peak shipping season, according to industry data, as earlier purchases and increased in-store purchases eased the usual late-season congestion. year. United parcel service Inc. UPS -1.26% and the U.S. Postal Service improved on-time deliveries during and after Thanksgiving compared to a year ago, […]

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Ship Christmas gifts? Here’s when the U.S. Postal Service recommends getting gifts in the mail for a pre-Christmas arrival

With many Americans shipping pre-Christmas gifts, the weeks ahead are historically among the most frequented for the United States Postal Service. To ensure packages arrive in time to be opened on December 25, the USPS provides a clear and concise message: “Don’t delay, mail and ship today.” But the postal agency also recommends recommend specific […]

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The postmaster general deliberately slowed the delivery of mail. The Postal Service and Americans deserve better. [editorial] | Our opinion

THE PROBLEM As Tom Lisi reported in this week’s Sunday LNP | LancasterOnline, frustrated U.S. Postal Service customers “experienced major delays last year after new Postmaster General Louis DeJoy dramatically reduced service capacity in an effort to control costs months after the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 and ahead of elections and busy holidays.” Despite last year’s […]

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Ranking of the South African postal system compared to the rest of the world

The Universal Postal Union (UPU) has published its annual postal development ranking, listing countries with the best postal systems in the world. The ranking is based on postal performance in 168 countries using big data and other statistics collected by the UPU. When compiling the index, the UPU assesses the reliability, reach, relevance and resilience […]

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Postal rates and delivery times increase before the end of the year holidays

Price increases are abnormal this time of year, but there is a reason for the change. COLLEGE STATION, Texas – You’re not dreaming, postage rates are going up, and your packages are taking longer to reach their destination. Postal Plus President and CEO Becky Cochener said the two fluctuations are happening for different reasons. The […]

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California Joins US Postal Service Mail Plan Challenge

Vaino Kola picks up his mail in Maine. The US Postal Service has announced sweeping changes in the face of internal financial difficulties. Robert F. Bukaty Photo of the AP file WASHINGTON California, 18 other states and the District of Columbia have filed a legal complaint with the commission that oversees the United States Postal […]

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19 States Challenge Postal Service Changes : NPR

Changes to the U.S. Postal Service, which went into effect Oct. 1, provide for slower delivery times for some first-class mail, shorter hours for some post offices, and higher postage rates. SEE press/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption SEE press/Corbis via Getty Images Changes to the U.S. Postal Service, which went into effect […]

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Give DeJoy a Chance to Reform the Postal System

If you posted a letter across town on Friday, it may not reach its destination until today. That’s because, since October 1, the U.S. Postal Service has implemented changes that will slow mail down. While we are not thrilled with the delays, we welcome the news as proof of reform of an agency that is […]

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USPS launches pilot banking program at four Postal Service test sites

the US Postal Service (USPS) has launched a banking pilot program designed to offer financial services to customers in an effort to advance the longstanding goal of postal banking service. The pilot program marks the first time the USPS has offered banking services since 1967. Through the program, individuals will be able to deposit paychecks […]

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US Postal Service Mail, Package Shipping and Delivery Delays

A U.S. Postal Service mail carrier gathers mail to load into his truck before making delivery in 2013. David Goldman AP file WASHINGTON The United States Postal Service is changing delivery times on Friday, which means mail across the country could experience delays of up to two days in the future. The changes also mean […]

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Here are the changes coming to the Postal Service – NBC Boston

On Friday, the U.S. Postal Service will begin implementing service changes that will impact the delivery time of certain first-class mail and periodicals. The changes also mean shipping packages will be more expensive during this year’s holiday season. The move is part of the agency’s ten-year plan to improve service and achieve financial sustainability. Here’s […]

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Here’s why the postal service is experiencing delays.

Postal delivery issues continue to plague Berks County. Agency officials acknowledge that the service is experiencing delivery delays and say several factors are contributing to the problems. In a statement from a local Postal Service spokesperson, the agency cited unprecedented challenges amid the ongoing COVID pandemic, including staffing shortages at many of its central post […]

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The global postal price spike is coming today – Are you ready? – Multi-channel merchant

Retailers, direct-to-consumer brands, marketplaces and marketplace sellers cashing in on the cross-border e-commerce lockdown boom are receiving massive wake-up call today as global postal rates to United States start to climb up to 150% or more. The Universal Postal Union’s (UPU) decision to allow the United States to set its own inbound postal rates is […]