Plugging up the ‘Brain Drain’

When long-term, experienced workers leave companies, they take their know-how with them. It’s called “brain drain” and it happens at organizations of all sizes and kinds, most notably companies with a large number of baby boomers getting ready to retire and industries that are restructuring. The newspaper industry comes to mind, as does manufacturing, as does the U.S. Postal Service.


A Labor Day Salute

For many Americans, Labor Day marks the end of summer and a day to grill hot dogs or enjoy the pool one last time before it closes for the season. Labor Day’s history is often overlooked. It was started to salute the social and economic achievement of American workers, and to pay tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength and prosperity of the country.


Overtime as a Management Tool

Matching workforce to workload has been a long-term struggle for the U.S. Postal Service. In its banner years, when volume was increasing, the Postal Service often found it difficult to quickly reduce workhours to offset seasonal dips in mail volume. Over the past 6 years, as volumes have steadily declined, the Postal Service has done a better job of matching its work hours to its workload. It has its lowest number of career employees in 25 years and productivity has seen steady cumulative improvement.



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    I love the idea of utilizing the Postal Service to help spread awareness and support causes! I am a letter carrier, and my husband is a Carrier Supervisor. Last July, 3rd, I donated a kidney to him...
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    I am ONCE AGAIN having "delivery issues" with my mail, Today a package was JAMMED into my box along with crushing it the carrier also crushed letters by JAMMING the package into a space too...

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