The Best-Laid Plans

With mail volume declining and the mail mix changing, the U.S. Postal Service is adjusting processing capacity and the size of the network to better match the current workload. But getting to the end game has been painful, with plenty of bumps and bruises. Service, in particular, has taken a hit.

 

eMIR, We Have a Problem

Worksharing – U.S. Postal Service program of reduced postage rates to mailers that take on mail preparation or distribution tasks it would otherwise have to do – was once an innovative idea; but it is now the norm in postal operations. Indeed, 85 percent of the market-dominant mail volume the Postal Service processes is workshared mail. Mailers perform everything from applying barcodes to entering mail closer to the destination in return for lower rates.

 

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    I received the following email from delivery@uspsdelivery.com and since I am expecting a delivery I tried to open the attachment. I could not. Is there another way to check on delivery or if I need...
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    This corrupt trick begins in the bulk mail entry units and trickles unnoticeable through this "start the clock" scanning scheme. We are instructed, in the bulk mail acceptance units, to...

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