Historic Post Offices: An Inventory of the Legacy

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Last week the National Trust for Historic Preservation named the Historic Post Office Building to its annual list of the 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. The historic post office faces an “uncertain future,” observes the National Trust in its press release.  The Postal Service has been closing post offices at an unprecedented pace, announcing one downsizing plan after another, and … Read More

Free the Post Office

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BY MARK JAMISON The United States Postal Service has abandoned the American people.  At the direction of its Board of Governors and through the efforts of its primary officer, the Postmaster General, it has abandoned its mission of service and its basic responsibilities to the citizens of this country. In place of an uplifting vision of binding the nation together, … Read More

The National Trust joins the fight to save the post office

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[view:slideshow=panel_pane_1]   THE NATIONAL TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION has named the Historic Post Office Building to its annual list of the 11 most endangered places.  The Trust has a story, a slideshow, a feature on the post office in Geneva, Illinois, and a press release (which has the most details).  The Chicago Tribune also has a story, and the Associated Press has another. … Read More

The PRC wants your opinion on POStPlan, but does the Postal Service want the PRC’s?

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Yesterday the Postal Regulatory Commission put out a press release announcing that it has established the docket (N2012-2) for its Advisory Opinion on POStPlan, the Postal Service’s plan to cut hours at 13,000 post offices. The Chairman of the PRC, Ruth Goldway, encourages postal customers “to become familiar with the new proposal and to let the Commission know of their … Read More

POStPlan: Estimating post office revenues

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The Postal Service does not give out much information about the revenues post offices bring in, but it has provided enough data to enable one to make estimates.  So we’ve done a little figuring and made a table with estimated revenues for FY 2011 for all 17,700 post offices on the POStPlan list. You can view a spreadsheet here (good for an overview) … Read More

POStPlan: How to save $500 million without really trying

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When the Postal Service gave the Postal Regulatory Commission its request for an Advisory Opinion on POStPlan — the plan to reduce hours at 13,000 post offices — it provided no cost-savings analysis.  In his testimony, USPS witness Jeffrey Day says only that “the Postal Service anticipates that the POStPlan will provide significant labor cost savings due to lower salary … Read More

POStPlan: New lists, maps, financials, and more

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Last week the Postal Service submitted to the Postal Regulatory Commission its Request for an Advisory Opinion on POStPlan — the plan to reduce the hours at 13,000 small post offices.  These downgraded offices will be called Remotely Managed Post Offices (RMPOs), meaning that the full-time postmaster responsible for administering the office will be located at another post office. Along … Read More

POStPlan list box

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POStPlan Lists & Maps POStPlan offices with all USPS facilities POStPlan offices only POStPlan offices under suspension POStPlan offices removed from RAOI Summary Spreadsheet Average Post Office Walk-In Revenue Earned Hours Data – SOV/CVS Hours reduced, per state Impacted offices, per state [Google Fusion Tables (with the maps) was shut down on Dec. 3, 2019. Here are the spreadsheet versions … Read More