• Reply to: What’s the Right Level of Financial Reporting?   4 years 9 months ago

    START BY USING PENS, NOT PENCILS AND TELL THE TRUTH AND NOT POSTAL MATH LIES THAT THOSE WHO ARE SUPPOSEDLY IN CHARGE CHANGE TO MAKE THEMSELVES LOOK GOOD...

    SIMPLE COMMON SENSE....T E L L T H E T R U T H!!!

    JFA

  • Reply to: What’s the Right Level of Financial Reporting?   4 years 9 months ago

    i would make alot of SENSE to offer all csrs employees
    a retirement package offering no money but atleast 5 years of service

  • Reply to: What’s the Right Level of Financial Reporting?   4 years 9 months ago

    All records should be available. Jack Potter and his cronies are hiding financial information. How can you explain the bonuses that were given last year when the usps was in such a bind. The board of governors should also be investigated for letting the usps get into the mess it is in. I don't believe that we are in as bad a situation as they say, we are just poorly run. Jack Potter and the Board of Governors should all be fired.

  • Reply to: What’s the Right Level of Financial Reporting?   4 years 9 months ago

    I think that the postal service is hiding a lot of financial records. I do not believe that we are in such a bad situation as they say. The amount of management personel that the usps has , the bonus that are given to each when the usps is supposed to be losing money, and the unbelievable salary that potter has recieved is a sin. All records should be investigated and the board of governors should all be investigated. It is a disgrace what they have done to the usps.

  • Reply to: What’s the Right Level of Financial Reporting?   4 years 9 months ago

    they are like any large corp..they lie..just like the banks did... MAKE THEM SHOW THE NUMBERS..ALL OF THE NUMBERS..FULL FULL FULL DISCLOSURE..i am there 30 years and can tell you they lie..then lie to cover a lie...

  • Reply to: What’s the Right Level of Financial Reporting?   4 years 9 months ago

    I don't think the USPS is telling the way they mismanage the funds they have at their disposal. Bonuses for management when they are losing money is not good financial policy.

  • Reply to: What’s the Right Level of Financial Reporting?   4 years 9 months ago

    need to disclose all grievance settlements and union time to file them. the contracts must be followed, they are legal documents signed and agreed upon by both parties

  • Reply to: What’s the Right Level of Financial Reporting?   4 years 9 months ago

    USPS should let the public know exactly how many promotions and new hires are being introduced into L'Enfant Plaza aka- headquarters.I know first hand that people are being promoted hand over fist and if the mail volume is fallen to such low totals why do they need more upper management. Food for thought.

  • Reply to: What’s the Right Level of Financial Reporting?   4 years 9 months ago

    JGN

    A full financial disclosure by all Area's and all District is required.

  • Reply to: What’s the Right Level of Financial Reporting?   4 years 9 months ago

    we need to see the "trial balance" every month... that is the report that will show reckless spending like the manager "awards", travel, and grievance payouts, etc. i don't what just a summary, i want to see the details. prove to us that revenues are being spent with frugality and that we are not being managed into our grave.

  • Reply to: What’s the Right Level of Financial Reporting?   4 years 9 months ago

    Postal management has been hiding the true financial condition from all postal employees, Congress and the public. As the most trusted government agency, why not disclose all financial information.

  • Reply to: Neighborhood Mail   4 years 9 months ago

    Neighborhood mail (unaddressed mail) is an awful answer!! It failed in the 1950's and now the USPS has developed high tech letter and flat sorters in intersort Standard A mail into Walk Route Sequence...now in a single stream. For nearly 60 years we and a number of progressive responsible regional and national mailers have mailed Resident mail for retailers in walk sequence...long before the USPS built its own address system. It was and is a good and efficient product which has saved the USPS many tons of money during that time period. Harry Turner

  • Reply to: Automation and the Life of the Letter Carrier   4 years 9 months ago

    Ha ha ha....this person has a future in comedy. DPS has been a failure since it's inception and will get worse when flats are added to the equation. It is really amazing when you talk to the "old timers" and they tell you how they would start at 6:00 sort all oof their mail at the case, get out to the street and be back before 3:30. now with all of the "time saving" automation, most carriers are starting later, leaving later, and getting back at night later.. When DPS flats are in place, will we all getting back by 8pm?

  • Reply to: Hollywood’s Take on the Postal Service   4 years 10 months ago

    One more good one to cite: The 2008 Muppet special entitled A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa. Jesse L. Martin plays a very positive role as a Postal worker. Very pro-USPS. When I saw it, I was wondering if some of our marketing folks may have been working with the producers on this one. . . Thought I would buy the DVD to share with the office at the holidays. . .

  • Reply to: Hollywood’s Take on the Postal Service   4 years 10 months ago

    Thanks for the suggestion. It sounds like a good movie to check out.

  • Reply to: Hollywood’s Take on the Postal Service   4 years 10 months ago

    Thanks for the comment, Dan M.

  • Reply to: Hollywood’s Take on the Postal Service   4 years 10 months ago

    Thanks so much for your comment. I had no idea that Alias came out of the CIA's efforts to reach out to Hollywood. You're right that there are a lot of good feelings for the Postal Service and postal workers out there. The Postal Service shouldn't be afraid to reach out.

  • Reply to: Hollywood’s Take on the Postal Service   4 years 10 months ago

    I'm sure there are many carriers like you Just Retired and your colleague who do good works without any need for publicity. But it wouldn't hurt to get the story out more.

  • Reply to: FERS Flu: A Looming Epidemic?   4 years 10 months ago

    It is a real shame that individuals with a strong work ethic are not rewarded for their efforts. If credit was given for the accumulated sick leave hours, many workers would not use it up. There are way too many that "earn it and burn it". If management is not going to control those with a high absentee rate, they should reward those of us that show up for work.

  • Reply to: Hollywood’s Take on the Postal Service   4 years 10 months ago

    How about the movie "Dear God" starring Greg Kineer about Postal Workers in Los Angeles helping the community by responding to letters in the Dead Letter Office written to God. Thats about as "feel good" as you can get. Maybe not "Miracle on 34th Street", but a top 5.

    I agree with Les, USPS needs to reach out to Hollywood.

  • Reply to: Hollywood’s Take on the Postal Service   4 years 10 months ago

    I got so used to hearing the sterotypes about postal workers it just didn't bother me after awhile. People are going to think what they are going to think, and I'm not going to waste my time trying to educate them. And besides some of it is well deserved. A family member gave me a t-shirt when I retired that said, don't p--- me off, I work at the PO. And their was an assult rifle under that. I didn't get upset. But I'd never wear it,esp. not in public. You just have to roll with the punches.

  • Reply to: Hollywood’s Take on the Postal Service   4 years 10 months ago

    The key is reaching out to Hollywood's writers and producers, much as the CIA did a few years ago. This resulted in the ABC Series, "Alias". It also gave life to a number of number of documentaries including some really good ones on the National Geographic Channel that provided a realistic and yet interesting portrait of the agency.

    None of this happened by accident, it was the result of a prolonged effort by the CIA to "change their image" in Hollywood. This included inviting writers and producers to their HQ in Langley, VA and providing subject matter experts at no charge to review scripts and suggest changes.

    The Postal Service still retains a valuable bit of mind-share with the public, as they are often listed as the most trusted government agency. Building on that sense of confidence seems natural.

    Sometimes there appears to be an aversion to playing on the nostalgia of the Postal Service...because I think there is some fear that it makes the organization appear dated, or less modern than other shippers. But I think that most folks still have a warm place in their hearts for the mail...and maybe more could be done to take advantage of that.

    Outreach to the movie and television industry is the key. As someone who's been exposed to a lot of the behind the scenes activity in the Postal Service, I can tell you that there are a number of people who go out of their way to insure that the mail goes through. The trick is to let writers and producers have a chance to see that for themselves.

    Great topic!

  • Reply to: Hollywood’s Take on the Postal Service   4 years 10 months ago

    I serviced a route in a poor neighborhood. At Christmas time my wife and I shopped for people who needed some reason for the season. A fellow carrier purchased Thanksgiving diner for people at a homeless shelter. We did it because it made us feel good. No publicity, no bows, no "hey ain't I special?". I am sure there are numerous examples of the above but carriers don't ask for publicity....we just do it!

  • Reply to: Automation and the Life of the Letter Carrier   4 years 10 months ago

    Got DPS as a rural carrier in Jan., 09. Have an LLV and love it. 35+ years with USPS. My beef--why is San Francisco plant running almost all carrier rt sort bundles of flats/magazines through the UFSM 100 machines? Trying to drive up numbers to keep their jobs? This is costing the USPS much money. And instead of being able to quickly case flats for delivery, I have to fight through helter-skelter helicopter flats. This borders on criminal activity, in the costs to the USPS. The Inspection Service should look into this. It's very disturbing to have to hand sort random sort Via Magazines that should have come in walking sort sequence. Heads should roll.

  • Reply to: To Cut or Not to Cut: That's the Negotiating Question   4 years 10 months ago

    Thanks to everyone who took the time to comment on this issue.

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