• Reply to: Jenny Come Lately   1 week 1 day ago

    To this day, I remain soured by the USPS' election to intentionally create a rarity. As a collector who works his USA stamp collection almost daily, I might be best characterized as a fervent collector who is quite proud of the completeness of his modern stamp collection. I enjoy collecting the minor varieties that are both intentionally and unintentionally produced. However, the maneuver by the USPS to purposefully create a rarity that will never reach most collectors smacks of short term profit seeking whilst ostracizing long term collectors. I recognize collectors should not be a dominant force within the USPS' decision making processes; however, given the minimal costs for stamp production that lands within a collection, USPS definitely prospers and should have a long-term interest in developing collectors. Methodologies which encourage the entry of new collectors into the field should be explored (with many non-researched concepts extolled within this blog's comments). The creation and distribution plan for the upright Jenny discourages current collectors from continuing modern stamp collecting pursuits, and remains an unlikely path to foster future collectors.

  • Reply to: Jenny Come Lately   1 week 1 day ago

    Rob, we appreciate you taking the time to share your opinions. The comments from this blog will be retained for future consideration of audits or reviews.

  • Reply to: Jenny Come Lately   1 week 1 day ago

    Henning, thanks for taking the time to express your passion as a philatelist. We appreciate your interest. Your comments will be retained for potential future audit coverage in this subject area.

  • Reply to: Jenny Come Lately   1 week 1 day ago

    Thanks for your suggestion, Fred. Our recommendation 2 asked the Postal Service to develop a plan to address the remaining stamps sheets. The Postal Service plans to have an action plan in place by August 31, 2015.

  • Reply to: Jenny Come Lately   1 week 1 day ago

    Thank you for your suggestions, Chuck. The Postal Service will develop a formal process for philately promotions by December 31, 2015. Perhaps they may consider including a focus group of philatelists.

  • Reply to: Jenny Come Lately   1 week 1 day ago

    Thanks for sharing your experiences, Todd. It is interesting to read the varied opinions and journeys of collectors. We hope our report results in some improvements.

  • Reply to: Your Ads – and Yours Alone   1 week 1 day ago

    I have a old flip phone so looking for ads or coupons is not happening. I enjoy getting my weekly adds from grocery stores and coupons for burger king, jack in box, etc. Right now most of the people in the mobile park in hayward ca on Hesperian are not getting any ads or coupons of any kind for the past 3 months. Don't know if the mailman is lazy but he gave me a stupid reason that only some people would get them. Who makes that decision? Really upset cause I have 2 family members who were working for the usps but are disabled now and both say the mailperson who is delivering is to lazy. Someone please see to it that these mailpersons do there job because besides me wanting these ads and coupons someone is also paying to have these delivered.

  • Reply to: Jenny Come Lately   1 week 1 day ago

    Thank you for your comments, Edward. The OIG hopes its report has emphasized the need for improved controls.

  • Reply to: Jenny Come Lately   1 week 1 day ago

    Thanks for your comments, Richard. We will consider these issues for future audits or reviews over the subject matter.

  • Reply to: Jenny Come Lately   1 week 1 day ago

    Thank you for taking the time to express your opinion, Stamphound. As you can tell from the blog responses, people are passionate about stamp collecting and it’s interesting to hear from collectors on the pros and cons of the Jenny stamp sheets. We appreciate your interest in stamp collecting and your viewpoints on this subject.

  • Reply to: Jenny Come Lately   1 week 1 day ago

    Thanks for your suggestions, Henry. We are keeping all comments from this blog and will consider a future follow-on audit or review. Additionally, our audit scope did not include the circus collectible you mention.

  • Reply to: Jenny Come Lately   1 week 1 day ago

    Thank you for your comments, Jerry. Seventy of the 100 Un-Inverted Jenny Stamp Sheets were randomly disbursed with 1.2 million Inverted Jenny stamp sheets to retail units in the top 50 markets. Thirty of the 100 Un-Inverted Jenny stamp sheets were retained at the Stamp Fulfillment Services (SFS) who had 700,000 of the Inverted Jenny stamp sheets. The remaining 300,000 are in inventory to replace retail unit stock. The stamp sheets that were given away were from the 30 in inventory at the SFS. In response to our recommendation 2, the Postal Service is developing a plan to address the remaining Un-Inverted Jenny stamps sheets held in inventory.

  • Reply to: Jenny Come Lately   1 week 1 day ago

    Thank you for taking the time to comment, Barry. At the time of our report, the Postal Service had 80 stamp sheets in inventory (or at least were not registered purchases). Our recommendation 2 asked the Postal Service to develop a plan to address the remaining stamps sheets. The Postal Service plans to have an action plan in place by August 31, 2015.

  • Reply to: Jenny Come Lately   1 week 1 day ago

    We apologize, George. Our original response was referring to the audit report. Your comment is referring to the blog synopsis itself. We’ve corrected the misprint. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

  • Reply to: Rethinking Mailbox Access   1 week 1 day ago

    I don't want anyone but myself and the postal carrier in MY mailbox. Too much sensitive information, medications and other items would be too accessible to unknown persons!!

  • Reply to: Rethinking Mailbox Access   1 week 1 day ago

    As a Rural Letter Carrier I know that this is a VERY BAD IDEA! Lazy UPS drivers already try to put packages into mail boxes. Sometimes stuffing it so full that the mail for the box will not fit. This includes periodicals, checks, credit cards and someone's birthday card which is already easy pickings for thieves. Keep the sanctity of the mail and everyone else out! And trust me, UPS will not discount any rates because they can fit it in a mailbox. It will just make them more profit.

  • Reply to: The Postal Service and Its Obligation   1 week 1 day ago

    What can you do if your landlord take ur packages from a protected mailbox with lock that she only got the keys and you never receive them even ur regular mail from dmv or other departments what can i do

  • Reply to: Rethinking Mailbox Access   1 week 2 days ago

    We understand that companies like to use cheap labor, and will probably hire ,"independent" contractors. What policing jurisdiction will control investigations, or will they all say it's not our jurisdiction? Who will enforce background checks of the people with access?
    How can the sanctity of the mail be protected, when that is the last thing on a for profit companies mind?

  • Reply to: The Postal Service and Its Obligation   1 week 2 days ago

    And IF Your Policy is Not to leave if Too Big or Whatever Dont Leave a Notice a WEEK LATER!!!

  • Reply to: The Postal Service and Its Obligation   1 week 2 days ago

    NO AN ATTEMPU MEANS YOU TAKE IT NOT LEAVE IT AT THE YOUR OFFICE

  • Reply to: The Postal Service and Its Obligation   1 week 2 days ago

    YES THEY IGNOR AND ITEMS NEVER ATTEMPTED AND I AM DISABILED AND YES GOT A NOTICE ON THE 23RD THAT WAS WRITTEN ON THE 18TH

  • Reply to: The Postal Service and Its Obligation   1 week 2 days ago

    Well I had an item that was Never Delievered NOR Attempt last week Resent from company Now 2 others Guarenteed delivery today!? Well called PO first thing today at 9am and Carrier Left Without 3 packages???? THEY DONT BOTHER!!!

  • Reply to: Carriers as Conduits   1 week 2 days ago

    As a usps carrier I wouldn't want to compete for space in the box. Human nature would be for competitors to stuff whatever they could without regard for mail. Folks don't empty everyday; inside might be medicines, Netflix,etc. Do we want others access to that? How much Smartpost/Surepost would we lose if UPS/FEDX could use the mailbox? Mailbox access is a huge advantage for USPS- why give that away? Plus it won't be long for anyone to put anything(ad flyers) in the box so we'd be losing postage revenue as well.

  • Reply to: The Delivery Revolution in Your Neighborhood   1 week 2 days ago

    "People are already sharing their delivery preferences with MyUSPS.com, such as directing the Postal Service to leave the package on the back porch, or with the neighbor, or ‘hold it at a Post Office for pick-up if they aren’t going to be home. "

    I think it is really great that USPS is catching on and catching up. Listening to, and acting upon, the comments of their customers is a behavior that is one of the hallmarks of successful businesses.

  • Reply to: Jenny Come Lately   1 week 2 days ago

    I anticipated that you would "create" some "inadvertants", so I initially ordered a number from the Fullfillment center. After that I bought a LOT from my local small post office, knowing they needed sales to stay alive. I was VERY upset to find that they had NO chance of getting any. Are you actively trying to kill our local post offices???? This seems like clear proof of that objective.

    Roy

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