• Reply to: Village Post Offices: A Step Forward or Step Back for Postal Retail Services?   3 years 11 months ago

    If every town has a Town Hall and not all have a store as such, why can't the new location be in the Town/City Hall instead? The savings are huge as there will no longer be a full building and associated costs involved but perhaps a small desk space in the Town Clerks office and still keeping a postal employee on staff would be a more economical suggestion. They would already be trained, have security clearance, way less turn over, and keep in touch with the rural character feel. It would eliminate small town politics, favorites, and/or additional liability as a result of possible waste, fraud, and or abuse. It would be centrally located and be an overall win-win for the postal service and the customers. Towns may be more apt to allow voting by mail, town clerks could easily mail all tax bills, tag registrations, etc., and who doesn't go to their Town Hall for something or other throughout the year (Town Reports, School Reports, Abatements for property values)...

  • Reply to: Online Shopping on the Rise! What’s in it for the Postal Service?   3 years 11 months ago

    I was really hoping for an answer here.....???
    Sooooooooooooooo who does it?

  • Reply to: Village Post Offices: A Step Forward or Step Back for Postal Retail Services?   3 years 11 months ago

    I am a retail owner that really wants to add a VPO to an existing retail operation. We can absolultely assist USPS. Please open up VPO's for more locations as soon as possible.

  • Reply to: The High Cost of Low-Cost Mail   3 years 11 months ago

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  • Reply to: Moving at the Right Speed   3 years 11 months ago

    The definition of local in the phrase overnight service standards should be adjusted to distance from the mail processing center rather than the customer. If the distance is greater than say 50 miles than the delivery standard should be dropped to two day delivery for what is currently considered local. The impending consolidation of mail processing centers will make overnight First Class Mail and locally originating delivery standards difficult for some offices. As such, offices outside of the fifty mile radius would expect their mail to take and extra day to be delivered.

  • Reply to: Online Shopping on the Rise! What’s in it for the Postal Service?   3 years 11 months ago

    Postal tracking has always been lagging behind UPS, Federal Express and just about anybody able to jot information onto a pad of paper. Registered Mail tracking only shows acceptance and delivery. Even postal employees can't determine where an item is withou calling offices across the nation. Because of the value of items shipped via Registered Mail it is reasonable to limit the information to the public; however, the Registry Room clerks and investigators (OIG and IS) should be able to track packages quickly and efficiently.

    When you pay for tracking you should get tracking. UPS and Federal Express are more expensive but you get free and information tracking information. When you pay for postal tracking you basically get acceptance, delvery and sometimes some information in between (Sometimes!)

    Electronic acceptance information - No confirmation of acceptance here. Doesn't really confirm an item was received.

    The Postal Service has neglected mail tracking for the public and as a result created a rift between customers and customer service.

  • Reply to: What Should the Postal Service Retail Network Look Like in 2020 and Beyond?   3 years 11 months ago

    having a package stolen or lost in the past week what a joke usps is. first they dont know then rude towards me a paying customer.
    perhaps if it were there money being stolen they would react different.
    and try at least to resolve this. and signature confirmation does not provide and more? they let anyone sign for package. i have proof i paid for it to be mailed to my customer and yet usps allows another person to sign for package.

  • Reply to: Online Shopping on the Rise! What’s in it for the Postal Service?   3 years 11 months ago

    Thanks everyone for your opinions and advice, we really appreciate your input. We will take your comments under consideration in our future work.

  • Reply to: Moving at the Right Speed   3 years 11 months ago

    I'm not sure if it's possible to relax the standards for only one class of mail, but if it is then I think a fair compromise would be to relax transit times on Standard Mail by 2 days, while leaving First Class and Priority Mail as-is.

    Nearly all legitimate mail such as bills, statements, correspondence from companies I do business with, etc. is sent via First Class. On the other hand, the unsolicited junk mail I receive looks like it's all sent via standard mail.

    I would rather receive important mail promptly and let the junk mail wait a few days, so I would accept without hesitation a delay of a few extra days on Standard Mail. And if possible, I think more money can be saved by not delivering Standard Mail on Saturdays.

    Junk mailers have no effective alternatives and can't really jump ship and go elsewhere, so I think they can tolerate a few reasonable compromises that can actually benefit everyone.

    After doing a lot of research, I've chosen to use USPS First Class or Priority Mail almost exclusively. The cost and speed are superior to that of the competitors, so I can only hope it will stay that way.

  • Reply to: Village Post Offices: A Step Forward or Step Back for Postal Retail Services?   3 years 11 months ago

    No sanctity or security to the mail in a village Post Office. Just watch mail theft and tampering increase. And take all these postal jobs and replace with low wages and no benefits. How does that help an already ailing economy?
    Rural Post Offices want to provide so much more to thier communities but the 2006 law took all of that away. Its time to start serving the people, not the systems.

  • Reply to: Moving at the Right Speed   3 years 11 months ago

    The postal services needs to raise its rates to .50 cent per stamp.

  • Reply to: Is the Price Right?   3 years 11 months ago

    This nothing but politics.
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  • Reply to: The OIG Wants to Know How You Feel about Sick Leave   3 years 11 months ago

    Awesome post, I just found this site but Ill come back often for new posts! Keep up the great work!

  • Reply to: Online Shopping on the Rise! What’s in it for the Postal Service?   3 years 11 months ago

    The # 3 shipping dude, Scott Davis, CEO UPS was on Wall Street today.
    "Ringing the Bell for his company, and their 401,000 + - employees. I wonder if the USPS Executive offices noticed? Furthermore, I wonder if anyone was listening to his "opinion" on economic activity and or shipping traffic over the next several quarters and beyond? They remind me of a battery commercial...
    Our package volumes still growing - and growing - and growing....

    What life expectancy, and at what cost is their tracking system
    providing their guidance* with? But, who are they anyway?

    *guidance with respect to financials and fiscal outlooks

  • Reply to: Introduction to Contract Fraud – False Claims and Statements   3 years 11 months ago

    Ivy,

    I live in the neighborhood and you probably are not getting your mail due to the barracades and signs that tell the mail delivery person not to cross due to your ongoing strike against the USPS.

  • Reply to: Village Post Offices: A Step Forward or Step Back for Postal Retail Services?   3 years 11 months ago

    It takes a Village

  • Reply to: The High Cost of Low-Cost Mail   3 years 11 months ago

    Do you think anyone at the post office will read my last message??? I doubt it! Thats the reason that they have such BIG problems. Its funny how organizations that have a monopoly don't change till its TOO LATE. All they had left was First Class mail and now ..here we are on E-mail. 80% of their income goes for wages! And I bet that most of them are retired. Wake up America!

  • Reply to: The High Cost of Low-Cost Mail   3 years 11 months ago

    Maybe the post office should WAKE up and find out why Fed Ex and UPS have been so successful in the few short years that they have come along and taken the bulk of the profitable business away from the USPO. I can help you with an answer. BETTER service and better people. Their rates are higher than USPO but we don't mind paying for BETTER service. Years ago I worked Chicago and had to ship and receive packages via the postal service. Every nite I went to the O'Hare PO to pick up the days packages. The men working there were the WORST people I have ever dealt with in my entire life. After that I switched to UPS and later used Fed Ex. Is ANYONE awake at the POST OFFICE?????

  • Reply to: Village Post Offices: A Step Forward or Step Back for Postal Retail Services?   3 years 11 months ago

    Bravo! You said everything we've been thinking.

  • Reply to: What is the Office of Audit and why do we blog?   3 years 11 months ago

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  • Reply to: Online Shopping on the Rise! What’s in it for the Postal Service?   3 years 11 months ago

    I think price will be a huge determining factor with this. Good post!

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  • Reply to: Moving at the Right Speed   3 years 11 months ago

    There are pors and cons to both, I am leaning towards relaxing the overnight service standard.

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  • Reply to: Envisioning the Future   3 years 11 months ago

    Its the waiting in line at the PO that gets to me. Always seems to be at least 30 mins. i can ship at FedEx in ten.

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  • Reply to: Moving at the Right Speed   3 years 11 months ago

    This will fix nothing as long as we Delivery any mail for less than the cost of processing, the law states each class of mail must cover their cost, lets first fix this. Their is no use giving volume discounts if we can not cover our costs. The bottom line fix, The president needs to dismiss all the Board of Govneres, Then the PMG, we needed leaders who beleive in the service we are suppose to be providing to the people of this country, we do not need leadres that are only intrested in handouts, or in the case of the PMG making friends with outsode companies who will be his next employer.

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