More AMP Studies Released: Network Rationalization not looking very rational

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Yesterday the Postal Service released more AMP studies, and we’re getting a clearer picture how much the Network Rationalization plan to consolidate about 230 mail processing plants will save and where the eliminated positions will come from.  Not surprisingly, the savings look to be a lot less than the Postal Service has been saying, and it’s still a mystery where … Read More

More numbers on the AMP studies, and they still don’t add up, not even close

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When the Postal Service announced the Network Rationalization plan to consolidate 250 area mail processing plants (AMPs) back in September, they said it would save $3 billion a year.  When the Postal Service presented its case to the Postal Regulatory Commission in December, they said it would save $2.1 billion.  Now that we can see the final AMP studies for … Read More

Questions for Mr. Hammond: The Senate considers a nomination to the PRC

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Tomorrow the Senate’s Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs will hold a hearing on the nomination of Tony Hammond as a Commissioner on the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC).  The senators are likely to use the opportunity not only to explore Hammond’s positions on a number of key issues but also to express their own views, as Senators are wont to … Read More

The numbers on Network Rationalization just don’t add up

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The Postal Service says closing about 250 processing facilities will eliminate 34,000 positions and save $2.1 billion a year.  But the numbers on cost savings and affected positions that postal managers presented at the public meetings for each facility don't add up to anything like that.  The estimates provided at those meetings appear to have downplayed how many jobs would … Read More

Congressman Connolly Defends PRC Chairman Goldway as Advocate of Innovation

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A GUEST POST BY CONGRESSMAN GERALD E. CONNOLLY The Washington Post recently published an article about the travel expenses of Postal Regulatory Chairman Ruth Goldway.  The author of the article seems to have missed that the reason for Ms. Goldway’s travel is to pursue positive business model reforms for the Postal Service.  These innovative reforms are connected directly to her … Read More