• Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas Part 2   5 years 9 months ago

    I would have to agree get rid of Areas,Districts and Headquartes since they are all not moving mail but creating geivances through redundant paperwork and very stupid ideas.
    Along with their staffs and a great deal of money can and will be saved.

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas Part 2   5 years 9 months ago

    It is no different than people that live in new developments to walk a block to pick up their mail or mail letters.
    Door to Door delivery is obsolete and to walk a block or drive to pick up your mail surely will not harm you unless it's the middle of winter and dealing with storms/floods/tornadoes etc...
    Then again mail would not be delivered anyway.

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas Part 2   5 years 9 months ago

    there is a need to get rid of some position craft and management example we have 4 VOMA positions and they check oil and do small tags to help VMF out carriers are gone to the street 2 hours after they start so 6 hours of doing nothing yet they want to cut routes and carrier positions these jobs use to be part time some how they became full time makes you wonder what other jobs are like this at my house when moneys tight you cut the things that just aint that important until you are out of the red

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas Part 2   5 years 9 months ago

    Forcing management to follow the contract and cut down on some monetary grievance wins would save a lot. Or to even hold them accountable for the big money grievances WILL save the Postal Service lots of money. Our mid size local has won almost $2 million in the last year and a half due to bad management and the refusal to bargain in good faith.

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas Part 2   5 years 9 months ago

    Institute productivity standards for the clerks and carriers and see how much more mail gets processed and delivered with fewer workhours. The company would save billions.

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas Part 2   5 years 9 months ago

    Hey manager, why not just require all customers to rent a PO box?

    That way you could eliminate ALL delivery services, and go back to calling us the US Post Office Department since there wold be no need for service.
    You could also change your box up time to 5PM in order to eliminate more distribution clerks.
    One clerk for every 2000 boxes, and one supervisor for each 100 boxes.

    Delivery services are not the problem, it is an overabundance of supervisory positions.

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas Part 2   5 years 9 months ago

    OK Let Supervisors supervise, Managers manage and PM's be resonsible for their office. No more calling District, Area or Headquarters in DC to ask if they can buy rubber bands! RIF District, Area and 40 or so VPs. I believe this will cover our revenue shortfall.
    OIG please investigate the redundant levels of upper management.

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas Part 2   5 years 9 months ago

    Why not rent out the sides of the 300,000 plus postal vehicles for advertisement? I think epsecially small businesses would jump on the chance to reach the local economy! The space could be small or large and would open up a whole new divison for the PO, advertisement, graphic design, printing,etc... Ive noticed that some cities do this with the local bus transportation system. It's worth a look, but only if the PO is serious about surviving!

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas Part 2   5 years 9 months ago

    Why not rent out the sides of the 300,000 plus postal vehicles for advertisement? I think epsecially small businesses would jump on the chance to reach the local economy! The space could be small or large and would open up a whole new divison for the PO, advertisement, graphic design, printing,etc... Ive noticed that some cities do this with the local bus transportation system. It's worth a look, but only if the PO is serious about surviving!

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas Part 2   5 years 9 months ago

    We have cut window service and done away with vending
    machines. Now people not only have to endure long lines but also have to listen to someone try to upsell them to express. Do away with the MYSTERY SHOPPER program and get our customers in and out as efficiently as possible.

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas Part 2   5 years 9 months ago

    Do away with the "mailhandler/Clerk" distinction and make us all general postal employees. At the plant where I work we are usually short in the mailhandlers. This makes clerks idle while waiting on mailhandlers. Some days mail sits entire shifts because there's no one to prep it, while clerks "look" busy. Eliminating the distinction would enable the WISE use of all employees on the clock by having us able to do WHATEVER work needs to be done at the time without"crossing crafts".WE EITHER MAKE CHANGES THAT PRODUCE OR WE ALL GO DOWN! WAKE UP FOLKS!!!

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas Part 2   5 years 9 months ago

    Cut Saturday delivery. That would cut out ALOT of money being paid to RCA's and TE's.Cut out the Sunday premium pay.Cut out ALL work on holidays. Alot of people work the holiday AND get holiday pay. Need revenue? Start looking at the "little" things like this.Across the board, this stuff adds up quick.

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas Part 2   5 years 9 months ago

    So you are now asking everyone to walk or drive to an area away from there home in order to mail a letter or get their mail, you are in a sense asking those customers to become employees and deliver the mail to themselves because we won't do it any longer. I think that we just keep forgeting we are in the service business, that is all we have to offer is service. The more that is eroded the quicker we are out of business. The delivery of the mail is not the problem.

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas Part 2   5 years 9 months ago

    IF YOU INHANCE INCENTIVES TO RETIRE,YOU WILL HAVE ALOT OF ROOM TO MAKE MANY MORE CHANGES,I'M WAITING FOR MORE INCENTIVES AND IM OUT OF HERE...

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas Part 2   5 years 9 months ago

    Eliminate all walking or curbside delivery and convert to CBU delivery. The intial cost would be high, but it would pay itself off in 1 to 2 years and from then on would save the post office billions of dollars....

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas Part 2   5 years 9 months ago

    Put all of the city routes on the same evaluated system as the rural craft, this promotes a better time management by the carriers, with the incentive to get done quicker and go home. Supervision positions are no longer needed, rurals manage themselves for the most part. You cut out the need for all of the supervisors in the middle management positions, they are not needed. Each of these positons would be evaluated and RIF'd those no longer needed. The elimination of the overly staffed management positions need to be eliminated.

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas Part 2   5 years 9 months ago

    Must reduce the clerk craft maybe by a third. Go to any plant and look at the employees with hours of downtime, sitting in breakroom getting paid to do nothing.

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas Part 2   5 years 9 months ago

    I feel that we should start charging a fee for fowarding mail. Our area is filled will seasonals residents that go back and forth each year, sometimes more that once or twice. This would be a HUGH revenue profit!

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas Part 2   5 years 9 months ago

    If the Postal Service moved to a true performance based system of reward rather than the PMG's thowing out numbers, then maybe rewards would relate to performance and you would see performance and accountability rise. So long all you extra managers!

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas Part 2   5 years 9 months ago

    I don't think it can be stated enough; if craft employees are to take this "crisis" seriously, management has to be cut. There are so many management positions that are unnecessary. Like all the VP postions. The PM's positions could be compleltely abolished, and replaced an OIC with much less pay.

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas Part 2   5 years 9 months ago

    Get rid of the no lay off from the contract. Without it people would be more productive knowing they could be fired.

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas Part 2   5 years 9 months ago

    what about this: this is a huge deal that could make all of this irrelevant, we have been paying into an account for 3 years and have now overpaid by billions.... billions that could pay off all of our debts this year why is nobody saying something and saying wait a minute!?

    As we began working with the Hay Group model regarding the Postal Service Retiree Health Benefits Fund we identified an error. We notified the Hay Group and they acknowledged the error. The error was computational in nature and did not affect their overall conclusion, assumptions, or methodology.
    Specifically, the error was the result of the use of the wrong percentages when adjusting the health care inflation rate from 7% to 5% for certain years within the model. When this mistake was corrected, the Hay Group estimate of the Postal Service’s overfunding under current law increases to $13.2 billion.
    This results in lower projected annual payments for the Postal Service. Specifically, to reach the same OPM funding goal, the Postal Service would make payments of $1.57 billion per year.

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas Part 2   5 years 9 months ago

    Improve Maintenance on the Automation to achive a better return on investment. I came from a facility that did hardly any maintenance on the equipment and the jams, downtime, and reacting to operation maintenance was extensive.

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas Part 2   5 years 9 months ago

    I recommended a web-based direct mail service when I joined the USPS as a carrier in 1994. Nothing ever came of my suggestion! It's still a good idea with the USPS brand name and trust placed in the name!

    There are too many managers, but they won't fire themselves! We've got carrier supervisors that work for a few hours, then enjoy the rest of the day surfing the net and/or talking on the phones.

    Don't purchase any more machines (i.e. FSM, DPS, etc), there's no mail to run thru them with the drop in volume. These machines will cost more to maintain and operate than ever!

    Who's in charge of all these stupid ideas??? No offense, but my supervisor can't write us up, because she can't spell! I'M NOT KIDDING EITHER!

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas Part 2   5 years 9 months ago

    Postal Service should lead by example

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