The PRC responds to the request for an Advisory Process

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Having received the Request for an Advisory Opinion and the testimony of a USPS representative, the Postal Regulatory Commission publishes something called “Notice and Order Concerning Request for an Advisory Opinion Regarding the Consideration for Closure of Approximately 3,650 Postal Retail Locations Order No. 778 (Issued July 28, 2011).”   [The Notice and Order document is here, and the contents of … Read More

The Testimony of James J. Boldt for the USPS

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The Postal Service’s case is represented to the PRC by a witness who presents the plan.  His name is James J. Boldt, and his statement begins by identifying himself as the National Manager, Customer Service Operations, in the Office of Delivery and Post Office Operations at Postal Service Headquarters. He has served in this capacity since May 2011. He previously … Read More

The USPS Requests an Advisory Opinion

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The formal document that initiates the process for an Advisory Opinion comes from the Postal Service, and it’s called “Request of the United States Postal Service for an Advisory Opinion
on Changes in the Nature of Postal Services,” and it’s dated July 27, 2011. [The original document is here.] The Request, as we’ll call it here, acknowledges that postal patrons accustomed … Read More

Why does the Postal Service want to destroy the Post Office?

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The Postal Service says that closing 3,600 post offices could save $200 million.  That’s one-third of one percent of its annual budget, and just 2.5% of the $8 billion it expects to lose this year.  Closing post offices isn’t going to help solve the Postal Service’s financial problems, so why do they want to close all those post offices? You … Read More

Vigil in Modesto: Auction ends today, and whoever wins, we all lose

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The post office on 1125 I Street in Modesto, California, closed on June 3, 2011, and it’s been up for auction since June 9th.  The bidding ends in a few hours, on Aug. 4 at 5:41 p.m. central time.  Whoever wins this auction, we’re all going to come out losers.  The Modesto post office is a national treasure, and it’s … Read More

Robber Barons Plunder the Post Office

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Over four thousand post offices slated to be closed, and just as many news articles about the closings, yet not a word in the media about the billionaires and millionaires who are running the show.  All you hear is how postal revenues are declining and no one uses the post office anymore.  But somehow the Postal Service was still able … Read More