• Reply to: Should the Postal Service Eliminate Sunday Mail Processing Operations?   5 years 11 months ago

    I'm not totally prepared to furnish a comprehensive
    comment on this issue. Moreover, it's not simply a
    matter of "cutting" a day based on the 24 hr clock
    strategic operations model.

    After I complete an analysis of an interesting economic report I'm reading, I can better respond.

    But, first it is necessary to examine a compelling problem associated with the current employment structure, and associated collective bargaining mechanisims in place.
    Then, consider the current employment numbers as
    identified in the September newsletter, from which I
    have derived the following hypothetical yet reasonable
    scenario;

    On any given day, The USPS employs (est) 767,000 people, of which potentially 225,000 are off sick, plus an additional 100,000 on either "light duty", "disability", or workers "comp".

    Now, fill in the daily operations blanks with the remaining compliment of employees whom don't actively handle mail, or operations thereof......

  • Reply to: Should the Postal Service Eliminate Sunday Mail Processing Operations?   5 years 11 months ago

    I agree...cancel Sat. operations in processing plants...mail doesn't get anywhere and would make more work for Sun premium pay

  • Reply to: Automation and the Life of the Letter Carrier   5 years 11 months ago

    "DPS mail is picked up by the carrier on the way to the vehicle and does not need additional manual sorting. The purpose of the DPS program is to reduce the amount of time carriers spend in the office manually sorting letters, thereby reducing cost and improving accuracy and speed of delivery.".......that must not be a universal idea, heck in our office management allows culling of DPS(before routes are pulled down). Some carriers will finger every piece, removing the bad(sometimes upwards of a half hour),this practice has gone on for years. Don't even question 3rd bundle ads which are cased in by some the morning they go out. My point is with most posts so eager to belittle management, who's at fault here? Management for allowing it or the carriers who do it on their own accord. There was a time I really liked my job, but not when both parties are guilty in my book for not trying to insure the longevity of the postal service. My username says it all.

  • Reply to: Should the Postal Service Eliminate Sunday Mail Processing Operations?   5 years 11 months ago

    Funny you should ask about Sunday. All the presentations I have seen for 5 day delivery show a removal of Saturday and most of Sunday operations. The USPS is not proposing a 6 day week but a 5 day week and that is unacceptable to the customers

  • Reply to: Should the Postal Service Eliminate Sunday Mail Processing Operations?   5 years 11 months ago

    Somebody FINALLY is making sense. There is not enough mail on Sundays to justify working. The post office could save ALOT of money by cutting Sunday premiums this way. I say GO FOR IT. The sooner the better/split off days or not!

  • Reply to: Mystery Shoppers   5 years 11 months ago

    get rid of this ridiculous program and let the clerks ..who know their customers do their job without mgmt trying to control things they do not understand
    THIS IS A WASTE OF REVENUE

  • Reply to: Should the Postal Service Eliminate Sunday Mail Processing Operations?   5 years 11 months ago

    Hey you guys are missing the baot if you cut anything make it SATURDAY. Sunday processing customers get mail the next day.....

  • Reply to: Should the Postal Service Eliminate Sunday Mail Processing Operations?   5 years 11 months ago

    if you don't like tour 2, then how about bidding on another tour so someone who appreciates those hours and are hard to come by can spend quality time with their families the rest of the week!

  • Reply to: Should the Postal Service Eliminate Sunday Mail Processing Operations?   5 years 11 months ago

    the plant that I work in has more mail than we can handle so if we didnt process mail on saturday night we would have a to work at least 12 hours on sunday night to get the mail out monday morning. We already lack the manpower to get the mail out on time anyway.

  • Reply to: Should the Postal Service Eliminate Sunday Mail Processing Operations?   5 years 11 months ago

    I have been following everyones comments and have not seen anyone address the use of part-time help in smaller po's(aka. RCA's,TRC's) doing clerial work(am distribution, box mail,everything but working the window. As a rca in this office, I am not going to begruge any sub time in this economy. But, when you have subs who are recieving in excess of 30 hrs a wk or more, one has to wonder why a dist clerk or window clerk has not been assigned?

    With the abudance of labor resources that are avalible to the USPS, I have to question the motives and practices of these pm's.

  • Reply to: Should the Postal Service Eliminate Sunday Mail Processing Operations?   5 years 11 months ago

    Yes, Sunday, all day, 24/7, the USPS Mail Processing Operaton should be eliminated. I couldn't agree more for the ability to attend church services free of exhaustion and strengthening of family time. Please, why the continued need for 24 hour operations all around the country? Could this not also be streamlined to only a few plants [lessening the need to keep so many plants open 24/7]--BUYOUT! Big Savings Here...Certainly, more efficiency, streamlining of operations and elimination of repetition of jobs will cut 24/7 operations which has made the USPS too big, in some cases--expenses hard to control, and has the service out of step with the 21st century. I beg to differ...old 24/7 USPS operations can be streamlined to 21st century standards; thereby, saving tons of money. Just because something has been done for x amount of time the same way with the same results does not mean that it has to always be done the same way. If the clog is broken...what is so wrong if we fix it? Why not Saturday, also...Anybody!

  • Reply to: Should the Postal Service Eliminate Sunday Mail Processing Operations?   5 years 11 months ago

    Because of excessing and route adjustments our office can't handle the fall volume. Ads to be delivered by 9-11-09, gaylords dated so you know which Monday the tag is for and 2 full cages of 3rd class letters just sitting for 2 weeks. Shame on us! We need to add a Sunday crew. 9/23/2009

  • Reply to: Should the Postal Service Eliminate Sunday Mail Processing Operations?   5 years 11 months ago

    hey ANONYMOUS to bad you're retired w/ pension and health; it's costing the p.o. $. in fact, why don't you give up your pension and benefits and HELP the p.o.save money! then the fat @ the top can get fatter. p.s. do you have a brain?

  • Reply to: Should the Postal Service Eliminate Sunday Mail Processing Operations?   5 years 11 months ago

    Listening to all the comments about how there is way too management. Which is so true. And the fact that all the middle management avoided this RIF. Goes to show that the Postal Service has it's own "Ponzi" scheme going on. It's with the number of management. They get the idea to just "shuffle" them around and nobody will catch on to the waste of money going on because they haven't caught up to it yet. It's time to put a stop to it before all of us craft employees end up like the folks "taken" by Madoff. We will be the ones to suffer.

  • Reply to: Should the Postal Service Eliminate Sunday Mail Processing Operations?   5 years 11 months ago

    Amen, Brother. Sign me up.

  • Reply to: Should the Postal Service Eliminate Sunday Mail Processing Operations?   5 years 11 months ago

    Yes, the Postal Service should eliminate Sunday Mail Processing Operations.

  • Reply to: Should the Postal Service Eliminate Sunday Mail Processing Operations?   5 years 11 months ago

    I got just one word for ya...NO.

  • Reply to: Should the Postal Service Eliminate Sunday Mail Processing Operations?   5 years 11 months ago

    The premise for the question is wrong.
    " In many Processing and Distribution Centers around the nation, mail processing activities are run on Saturday night and into Sunday just as they are the rest of the week."

    This isn't true at all. Most P&DC's run lighter crews and stage mail for the next day to eliminate huge runs on Sunday into Monday, much the same way a "c" pass is done on holiday weekends.Extra clerks are shuffled through 030 or other manual operations to clear out mail. Yes its a lighter day... and there are fewer people here.

    Elimination?...How about just learning how to do a staffing package instead.

  • Reply to: Should the Postal Service Eliminate Sunday Mail Processing Operations?   5 years 11 months ago

    we lost 12 routes in our office this past myrapbut we are getting 2 more supervisors WHY?

  • Reply to: Should the Postal Service Eliminate Sunday Mail Processing Operations?   5 years 11 months ago

    You'll be creating a dominoe effect. As it stands now, mail is being processed 7 days a week all year round. You eliminate 1 day and all that mail will start backing up with not enough employees to process it because of the elimination of not just Sunday, but the job cuts that the Post Office has enforced, and all those that took the early out, the elimination of tours, but not one mention of management losing their jobs. If everyone who works for the Postal Service was truly concerned about saving the Postal Service money, it would be to drop down 1 level from 6 to 5. Have management do the same with their positions. How much will that save the Postal Service?

  • Reply to: Should the Postal Service Eliminate Sunday Mail Processing Operations?   5 years 11 months ago

    I agree that mail processing can be reduced from 7 days to 6 days; HOWEVER, the number of supervisors will need to be reduced-RIF's-not placing excessed supervisors into craft positions.

    In addition, the postal service needs to return to promoting the best qualified employees-not this insane "best meets the needs of the postal service"crap where "office politics-race and gender"are primary factors for promotion. We need to be diverse; but we must promote the best people.

  • Reply to: Should the Postal Service Eliminate Sunday Mail Processing Operations?   5 years 11 months ago

    This really isnt that hard, is it?

    Eliminate a day of service (16 1/2% of our work) and save only 3% of our costs????

    Makes no sense. We have too much equipment to process the mail, but we're taking away needed cases and collection boxes, and BUYING FSS machines that the OIG say dont work???

    Are we trying to destroy the Service or save it?

    If the OIG watched any supervisor for a week, they'd see that they only do 2-3 hours of "work" per day. Any Supervisor in a level 20 or above office. But watch them like you watch a Carrier on an inspection.... 85% of them wouldn't last a week...

  • Reply to: Should the Postal Service Eliminate Sunday Mail Processing Operations?   5 years 11 months ago

    I'm already retire from the PO. I say why not give an $50,000 incentive for PO workers to to retire that are still taking up space. Once you clear the PO of 80% of the regular workers with the $50,000 incentive, just hire people from the outside the streets and pay them $10 to $12 an hour with NO benefits. There will be a million people line up ready to work since there's no jobs out there. This will guarantee the PO will make it in the long run. That's what they did with Safeway grocery stores.

  • Reply to: Should the Postal Service Eliminate Sunday Mail Processing Operations?   5 years 11 months ago

    It is a no brainer. Stop Sunday premium, duh.

  • Reply to: Moving Less Mail   5 years 11 months ago

    Using the numbers above, a 1 cent increase in fuel is actually $1.25 million per year, not $8m. The bigger question is why is the fleet using vehicles that get 10.5 mpg. The average truck in your fleet does about 19 miles per day, which makes it the perfect candidate for electric. Phoenix Motors and Coda Automotive would be good fits for the USPS.

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