on May 30th, 2011 in OIG | 8 comments
 
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I see some things tangentially related, but nothing that looks like it would deal with the persistent doubts about the size of "worksharing" discounts. Is the current balance between the rates charged and the work shared the right one?

thanks for your information.. Great post

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Sara

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What could the Postal Service do to improve its service to you? The Postal Service could guarantee that my mail will be delivered where I live so that I wouldn't have to drive an hour away to retrieve it. What could the Postal Service do to increase its revenues or reduce its costs? The Postal Service pays out entirely too much in claims from its workers. If a postal employee is union and his rights are being violated he has the right to file a claim. If the claim if found to be valid then the Postal Service has to make monetary remuneration to the employee. If supervisors and managers would do their jobs correctly there would be less claims filed. What other ideas do you have? The best idea I can offer is to conduct a complete audit in Puerto Rico. Due to employee negligence a very important package was lost by the Postal Service. The package was never recovered and the Postal Service did not want to admit their part in losing the package. If you are wrong, then say you are wrong and do whatever is necessary to correct the situation. That is the kind of service customers want to see. That level of service does not exist in Puerto Rico.

Lay off everybody in zip code 30518 and replace them with monkeys then maybe i would get my mail on time!!

Understaffed, long lines every day, workers on "breaks" while there are 20 people waiting in lines, 6 service windows... usually only one is open... most pathetic USPS office I've ever seen! Close down the USPS and let someone take over like UPS or FedEx!!!! Lay off those unionized lazy USPS workers!

I do know that mail carriers are stressed with work like the rest of us and I know that our carrier works most Saturdays as well. There has got to be some solution that could help our mail system and balance it with a cost-effective, possibly privately run system - like UPS?

I see some things tangentially related, but nothing that looks like it would deal with the persistent doubts about the size of “worksharing” discounts. Is the current balance between the rates charged and the work shared the right one?

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