• Reply to: What Do You Think of the Priority Mail Advertising Campaign?   3 years 9 months ago

    YOu were actually right. I am in the process of sueing USPS for false advertising, not because of their rules, but because some postal workers do not follow their own rules and make people like you and I pay more. I have fought this and fought it and despite the USPS saying I am right, they still do not correct their workers in the Hope Mills NC post office.

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas to Help the Postal Service   3 years 9 months ago

    It has come to my attention that there is still a large population that does not have computers or that requires assistance in using the internet to fill out government forms. My suggestion is that, for a fee, the post office implements a service where by during a few hours a week postal staff and computers are made available to this group. With the assistance of a postal worker the forms are filled out and printed. Of course, the post office is not liable for the information provided by clients; the post office provides only the service of filling the forms. I realize that there has to be an investment before this is to take place, but the return on investment is worth the initial effort. Many undiscriminating people are charging huge amounts of money to complete these tasks. It will serve the community by providing a service that needs support and it will give the postal service a new venue for revenue.

  • Reply to: Where Have All the Pallets Gone?   3 years 9 months ago

    Pay a nominal reward for the identification of this equipment which is not, on or in transit to a USPS operation or it's authorized vendors/contractors etc.!

    How much simpler could it be 1-800-MY-SKID or something thereafter..

  • Reply to: How Far Does Your 44 Cents Go?   3 years 9 months ago

    That's all part of the "Strategic Vision", which by the way, was highlighted in the congressional sub-committee hearings yesterday!!!!!!!!!!
    My only question to you is, what have you been waiting for?
    Is the postage expense tax deduction worth that much???
    Or is your cousin responsible for mail at your company?
    I would however, favor hiring the disabled or disabled veteran for that postion, then you would enjoy the benefit of assuring a hero would be employed. Along with the ancillary tax credit, which in my opinion is simply intended to give incentive. However, I personally don't need incentive. Yet, I'm of the opinion that most veterans these days are far more talented in other technologies.
    Sorry, just blathering.... Thinking about tomorrow, Veterans Day, and those we honor..

  • Reply to: Digital Currency: An Opportunity for the Postal Service?   3 years 9 months ago

    Another program for the Postal Service to develop a specific position just to monitor the sales of these “cards”, just as all the other program have their own paid “monitors” in each district. The funds from the sales will never cover the costs of the administration of the program. They may be hidden costs, but believe me–or any employee, who has ever not met their quota of greeting cards or delivery confirmation or numbered insured parcels, and has to sit through weekly telecons being berated by the “monitors”.

    It's a sad sad day when a person has to insure a regular package that is not breakable to make sure it gets from point A to point B without a post office worker "stealing" the contents of the package and then sending it on to be delivered.... I think all the post office employees needs a "pay decrease", then maybe just maybe they will appreciate having a dang job and then try doing their jobs without "stealing or purposely braking" the contents to make people purchase insurance that should not be needed to mail a package!!

    Just like all the government run businesses, their all a dang joke! The government can't run anything and its time to shut them all down and turn them over to privately owned businesses that can make sure people are doing their job right and not "stealing" peoples contents from their packages just to make them scared that if they don't purchase insurance, their package wont' get delivered without something being wrong with it... Its a sad thing that the people who are paying the post office workers wages to begin with has to pay out more money to purchase the insurance on top of paying for a service to be done, to make sure what they are sending out is going to make it there!!!

    After reading this blog now it makes sense why so many packages is getting it's contents stolen when in fact there should be no reason why a person should have to buy insurance on a package that is not breakable just to make sure someone at the post office is not going to get their greedy little hands on it and take what don't belong to them out of it.....

    The post office managers that cry out for bonuses don't deserve a dang thing but to be fired for not watching their employees..... Every time a package gets stolen, broken, everyone who works in that facility should get docked from their pay including the managers, than just maybe you people would make sure nobody would steal contents because it would affect you all!! It's not like you dang people don't make good money for doing your job and its no difference than a regular person who works in a factory and has to put out a certain amount of parts a day to meet their quota, the only difference is, if they tried stealing from the people who was paying for their wages their butts would be out on the streets looking for another job!! IT'S TIME TO FIRE THE GOVERNMENT AND TURN THE POST OFFICE OVER TO A PRIVATELY OWNED COMPANY THAT CAN MAKE SURE PEOPLE'S CONTENTS DON'T GET BROKE, OR STOLEN, THEN JUST MAYBE WE THE PEOPLE CAN HAVE PEACE OF MIND AGAIN, GETTING OUR MAIL DELIVERED!!!

    SEEMS TO ME THERE IS NOT ENOUGH MONITOR'S IN YOUR FACILITY!!

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas to Help the Postal Service   3 years 9 months ago

    packages-

    offer contracts to customers at reduced rates the same way verizon fios or optonline does (internet - phone - cable - 3 for the price of 1) to companies that UPS or anyother competitors deliver to.
    it would mean revenue that we were not collecting in the 1st place and a possible extended contract after the trial period has ended.

    delivery
    contract with an small airline to deliver across country

    suggested rate discount
    3 months - %10
    6 mths --- %25
    12 mths ---%50

  • Reply to: How Far Does Your 44 Cents Go?   3 years 9 months ago

    Since I been waiting for 6 days for a letter that has my company check for payroll,supplies and living expenses. The Postmaster of Niceville, FL. inform me that I must wait. With no attemp to find it. So when we have our next convention I will push a motion for our company to go to direct depoist. Banks worry a lot more about mistakes than the USPS. Thank You

    PS On your website there doesn't seem a complaint section.

  • Reply to: Will Electronic Reader Technology Affect the Postal Service?   3 years 9 months ago

    I have no problems automating our postal services, as long as the mail will be secured and will not be falling at the wrong hands. There nothing wrong on trying new ways to make our mail delivery faster.

  • Reply to: Where Have All the Pallets Gone?   3 years 9 months ago

    Thank you for your comment. The Postal Service has experienced MTE shortages and leakage, especially during Peak Season, for many years. Postal Service Headquarters and the Inspection Service have undertaken MTE "recovery" efforts for several years. And, the OIG has conducted several comprehensive audits of MTE issues over the past three years. The OIG has made a number of recommendations which will address the MTE inventory and accountability issues, but the Postal Service's financial position and freeze on systems have made taking effective corrective actions difficult. The current financial condition has added pressure to the MTE/pallet situation this year given the amount of money spent on pallets over the past several years and the continued shortage issues.

  • Reply to: Where Have All the Pallets Gone?   3 years 9 months ago

    Thank you for the comment about the OIG's prior audit on RFID for pallets. We noted in the blog that two technological initiatives to better track MTE have been shelved due to the current financial condition. One of those two initiatives is RFID. The other is a MTE accounting and tracking system covering MTE both externally and internally. We appreciate your comment.

  • Reply to: Where Have All the Pallets Gone?   3 years 9 months ago

    In 2008 there was an OIG report issued by Engineering audit group. See http://www.uspsoig.gov/foia_files/DA-AR-09-002.pdf.We proposed RFID solution for it , not GPS. It was proven that cost of the RFID installed on pallets and Trackers on Doorways would pay for it self over the years.

  • Reply to: How Far Does Your 44 Cents Go?   3 years 9 months ago

    SWEET SICK LEAVE, How can I get some of that action beech? All I get is what the Owl left on the stump. I mean I'll take just 15% of the benefit of what the pathetic managers, who have ZERO knowledge of transportation, much less have ever managed transportstion assets. Yet, this asset at the USPS makes up 60% of the entire process of the business model.

  • Reply to: Where Have All the Pallets Gone?   3 years 9 months ago

    Barcode them, scan them arrived at unit and scan them out when you ship them back to the plant.

  • Reply to: Where Have All the Pallets Gone?   3 years 9 months ago

    Could this be another Lean Six Sigma initiative going postal? The pallets might be hiding on the docks behind my confiscated casing equipment.

  • Reply to: Where Have All the Pallets Gone?   3 years 9 months ago

    What about RFID tags on all pallets? Probably already being done.

  • Reply to: Where Have All the Pallets Gone?   3 years 9 months ago

    The top comment was cut off and incomplete. This issue was initially addressed in 2007. In fact, while conducting the FY09 Financial Installation Audits, OIG Field Financial staff addressed this issue in its audit program.

  • Reply to: Where Have All the Pallets Gone?   3 years 9 months ago

    This issue was initially addressed in 2007. In fact, while conducting the FY09 Financial /step in its audit program.

    Per the Business Mail Acceptance Newsletter, Issue 73, August 23, 2007:

    The Postal Service’s MTE group is announcing the kickoff of the Summer 2007 Roundup Program to collect equipment from customers. The program is intended to round up flat tubs, letter trays and sleeves, rolling stock like hampers and cages, pallets and mailbags that are not in use and return them to USPS inventory. We ask all mailers — from households to large mailing companies — to return USPS equipment during this collection effort. Small quantities of MTE can be returned to your local Post Office or nearby processing and distribution facility. For large quantities and equipment such as pallets or hampers, customers should complete a pick-up request at http://fast.usps.com/fast/mtereturns. The Postal Service spends millions of dollars every year on MTE to replenish inventory and make sure our customers and our business can function effectively. With the average cost of sleeves at 55 cents, flat tubs at almost $4 and pallets nearly $20, it quickly adds up. This summer, help USPS reduce MTE costs and encourage customers to return excess equipment.

  • Reply to: How Far Does Your 44 Cents Go?   3 years 9 months ago

    Thanks to everbody for your responses! - KH

  • Reply to: Where Have All the Pallets Gone?   3 years 9 months ago

    What is your mother's address so I can include it in the OIG Hotline?

  • Reply to: Where Have All the Pallets Gone?   3 years 9 months ago

    There have been several MTAC groups that have looked at MTE management, perhaps you should reach out to them to get some of their information. Here is a blog post (from 2008!) http://blog.windowbook.com/2008/05/05/mtac-notes-plastic-pallets/ Other groups have met since them, I'm sure they had some worthwhile ideas that probably fell by the wayside. Worth exploring.

  • Reply to: Where Have All the Pallets Gone?   3 years 9 months ago

    Employees at the Postal Service give them out freely to customers who holds their mail. It was given to my mother.

  • Reply to: How Far Does Your 44 Cents Go?   3 years 10 months ago

    I agree with you MFrancis 100%.

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas to Help the Postal Service   3 years 10 months ago

    I would love to see a service where I could see online what is in my POB. Also how full or empty it is, so I knew when to make the trip in to get my mail.

    You guys might take this a step further too and offer a service option for "deleting" some of the real pieces of mail from the box per our instructions. Eg I might actually pay you to remove the junk mail - understanding that this would not affect your revenue model of making money by putting the junk mail in the box. You make money putting the junk mail in the box and you make a little more removing it per my instructions.

    You need to be thinking more virtual and what you can do to help save us customers time and effort and to help us be better citizens of the planet. If I do not have to get in my car and drive the 7 miles into my POB then the whole planet wins.

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas to Help the Postal Service   3 years 10 months ago

    Since this is the digital age and we communicate primarily digitally, I've been wondering for years why the postal service does not create a method for people to email and communicate electronically. There has to be a way for the postal system to create revenue by keeping up with the times...offer an email site, create a search engine such as yahoo or google, be the next "facebook", invent a social media site. Thank you!

  • Reply to: To Award or Not to Award: What’s the Postal Service to Do?   3 years 10 months ago

    Love to participate here cause this site is really awesome, I was looking for such a site for many days. Hope this site will give us much more in future.

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