• Reply to: Revenue Protection   3 years 11 months ago

    Wow, it's really help and useful RSS Feed!

  • Reply to: Postal Ping Pong Diplomacy: Opportunity Knocks for the U.S. Postal Service   3 years 11 months ago

    Something like simple savings account and a discount on USPS money orders for account holders (rather than a true checking account).
    Jesus Castillo Como Subir la Masa Muscular

  • Reply to: A New Kind of Post Office?   3 years 11 months ago

    Great work, gradually modernize the post office and with the advent of technology is inevitable and is not used as much as in the past. Still can innovate new services and attract new customers.
    Jesus Castillo Como Subir la Masa Muscular

  • Reply to: A New Kind of Post Office?   3 years 11 months ago

    Could put educational videos such as what to do with philately. good Idea

  • Reply to: Postal Service Customer Service Is It Working for You?   3 years 11 months ago

    I completely agree, why cut back on the USPS services that are the most basic ones, and cut back on the accessibility of those services. My mailman is nice but never once has he knocked on my door when there is a package to deliver, and why is customer service over the phone so rude in their tone of voice it makes you more defensive when you call them. If post office machines and mail boxes maybe you would have less people standing in line for those small things you think?

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

    The postal service recently changed the way my local newspaper is delivered to my mail box. It now takes 6 days for me to receive my paper. It used to take one day.

    This is a weekly paper and 6 days after publication, the news is stale. Any sales I want to take advantage of are picked over as well.

    Now the postal service takes our newspaper 50 miles away before it is routed back to us. You'd think it would be faster than six days...

    Before the change the county newspapers remained at the post offices and were picked up by the county route courrier for next day deliveries.

    The postal service talks about saving money. How do they save money by sending items on a walkabout?

    I for one, will be getting my newspaper at the local store instead of having it delivered by the postal service. I am not the only customer to do so.

    If the postal service is losing revenue, it is because they have shot themselves in the foot.

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

    Absolutely agree with Bridget. Businesses are raising prices all around us, but the Postal Service has a Board which decides price increases. Makes no sense. A increase of just 6 cents (.44 to .50) would seriously help the PO. And it needs to be made clear to the American public that the Postal Service does not use taxpayer money to operate and is not part of the country's deficit. Since this is a "service" and it is self-supported and actually has a better botom line than Congress ever has, why are they (Congress) so hot to screw things up? Get out of the way and clean their own house before messing with someone else's.

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

    The white paper does not take into consideration that working mail at night (6pm - 6am) is a choice by management. Working mail on Tour-2 was always done, but a decision was made to all but eliminate Tour-2 and work the majority of mail on Tour-1. Mail is available on Tour-2 and could be worked thus reducing the amount of mail for Tour-1 and also ensuring that more mail could be moved to the Stations and Branches in the early morning. So the premium pay could be reduced considerably. Also, there used to be dispatches to Stations in the afternoon and the clerks worked that mail when received, so it was available in the morning. This is another casualty of shutting down Tour-2. The Postal Service's problems are not only with electronic devices, its a lot of bad decisions which did not work well or work at all. Rebuild confidence in the consumers and volume will increase. Make what we have work well and we will get customers back. People have not stopped mailing. They have stopped mailing with USPS because they have lost faith.

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

    If the Postal Service "relaxes" their delivery times, it will be the deciding factor that runs them into the ground! To stay competitive and alive, it needs to increase delivery speed, not delay it! Priority mail is not any faster than first class in delivery times as it is. With less mail, the Postal Service should be running more efficiently, not less! It's time to downsize and reorganize the Postal Service to meet the demands of the quantity of mail and trim the excess fat that is bogging them down!

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

    The Post Office should be allowed to rasie the price of stamps. As Exxon answer and other oil corporations make outragous profits off the backs of all Americans- the Post Office suffers with all Americans.
    I am sick and tired of the oil companies distroying our Country. The Post Office deserves to rasie the rate of the postage stamp.
    Put out that question. We The People will support you.
    And the fact Congress turned you down is another example of their lack of concern for the working class.
    How many jobs are at risk? What if the Post Office could hire all the workers they need? Congress and the Senate should be ashamed of themselves.
    This sounds like the 1920-30's. But, please stand tall. Ask for support from the public who use you day and out. This important.

    To the extreme, I think the Post Office should sue the oil corporations for the profits they made off the Post Office and putting the Post Office at risk.

    Doing away with 25,000 postal jobs is NOT the answer either. It is adding to the tragic attack on jobs in the United States.

    Fight for what is honest and right. A 48 or 50 cent stamp is a start. Don't let the truth be blurred by those who look to profit off the suffering of working American Postal Service.
    Stand Proud and be loud and let Americans stand tall with you.
    And point out the oil companies absolute blame for the record breaking profits. 40 billion dollar quarterly profits?

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

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  • Reply to: The OIG Wants to Know How You Feel about Sick Leave   3 years 11 months ago

    Does that really answer the original question??

  • Reply to: Workforce Flexibility – Would it Work for the Postal Service?   3 years 11 months ago

    being a PTF i know exactaly how it is, the postal service owns you, yes it is good money, but you are not allowed to have a life. you never know what or when you are going to be working

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

    Ever thought about advertising on your LLV's or other delivery vehicles your product you offer online or in the office? Even a web address with the saying, USPS.COM see what blue can do you and your business. Would get some attention.

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

    On your website you can get every type of postage except for a single first class stamp. Not everyone wants to buy a book or roll of stamp. Stamps.com chargers a monthly fee for their service (not much of a convenience for the price). I think if you added that option to your site, you could put some money back your pocket.

  • Reply to: Workforce Flexibility – Would it Work for the Postal Service?   3 years 11 months ago

    I've worked part time, and I've worked full time. Full time is better.
    Back to the Middle Ages. No insurance, no benefits, nohow. Am I the only one who sees the whole edifice crumbling into cinders?

  • Reply to: Could Radio Frequency Identification Make the U.S. Postal Service the Premier Delivery System?   3 years 11 months ago

    I disagree with the concept of deployment. And not
    because it's not feasible.
    See "Penny for your thoughts" discussion posts 10/05/09 & 10/8/09.
    Furthermore, it's not that there are not opportunities (see the safety OX Plant program using RFID).
    RFID is not going to solve the USPS legacy costs
    and extraordinary collapse in volumes. These, combined with the challenges of new technology
    development and energy burdens may very well be insurmountable obstacles.
    By far the most economically effective and least environmentally disruptive way to extract wood products from the forest is with a chain saw & draft horses. But, when you employ 500 units on any
    given project to increase production, all bets are off. Just like the USPS. Employ 750,000 units to execute several billion transactions, the program's
    revenue is sustainable. Employ 350,000 units to execute a billion transactions, the program's revenue is unsustainable. Reason, the investment of resources and time no longer generates an adequate "ROI". In other words, it becomes a subsidy. And, that girls and boys is what is not competively working in our global marketplace.

  • Reply to: A Future Mail Processing and Transportation Network   3 years 11 months ago

    I am not getting some of my mails delivered to me. My wife's email(not same last name) are not delivered but returned to sender. The last names are added in my mailbox. Also when I go to post office(Eagan, Lexignton ave USPS office) they said they don't have any of my mails. I am really confused on the issue here.

    thanks
    Ajeet

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

    I think enough is enough. It is a time for dynamic changes. Postal employees made lot of overtime, penality overtime, and union agreements made the Postal Service economic conditions worst. Why in the real world, any employee should be able to keep his/her job and get promotions and other priorities based on seniority, rather than capability? It is a worst business policy. Layoff clause must be valid in the new union contracts.

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

    Does the USPS/DHS/ICE inspect the packages they handle, or the interlata transportation carrier?
    Oh yeah, I don't think you have jurisdictional control over state Alcohol, Tobacco, or Firearms revenue?

  • Reply to: What Do You Think of the Priority Mail Advertising Campaign?   3 years 11 months ago

    I did not know very much about the postal services until I read your article. Thank you for sharing it with me.

  • Reply to: A Penny for Your Thoughts?   3 years 11 months ago

    Even with more increases, it is way cheaper to send by USPS.

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

    Less mngmt that doesn't touch the mail, less micromanagement and a better working atmosphere. Don't allow the USPS to curtail mail, don't let UPS and Fed Ex know when mail count is, and count a parcel as a parcel and not something else as management tries to do during rural mail count!!

  • Reply to: Training . . . Stay or Pay?   3 years 11 months ago

    No, I do not agree with such employment agreements unless there are escape clauses allow the employee to leave if is not placed in a position with the corresponding compensation and responsibilities that the training would dictate. Also the value and means of calculating the training must be specified in the contract. It is two easy for an employer to say that the training cost was the trainers fee plus one week of the employees salary plus the cost of replacement for one week. If there are 25 people in the class the cost is 1/25 of the trainers fee and other expenses. Also, it company facilities are used they cannot be charged back to the employee.

    This is just another form of indentured servitude.

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

    Hello Frank,

    Thank you for sharing your ideas regarding Wine Shipments. Your ideas and suggestions are highly appreciated. Best wishes in your business.

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