Too Big to Name? How the Press is (not) covering the story of how the Postal Service is being destroyed Thursday, July 11, 7:00 PM First Unitarian Universalist Church 1187 Franklin St. at Geary San Francisco Free admission More information suppresses embarrassing information about those who own the country The mass media has been almost entirely missing in action on … Read More
Santa Monica activists plan to hold a rally Saturday at the city's post office at 5th Street and Arizona Avenue, a 1930s-era Moderne building that is set to be shut down. Members of the Santa Monica Conservancy, a preservation group, plan to stage the rally at 11 a.m. on what is scheduled to be the last day of operations at … Read More
BY MARK JAMISON I am a card-carrying member of the DAV — Disabled American Veterans. The organization has been a wonderful source of support over the years and does fine work on behalf of veterans. So I was disappointed to discover DAV on the membership list of PostCom, the postal lobbying association that represents businesses and organizations that use the … Read More
An unreported U.S. Postal Service change affecting local letter carriers working Macon routes delayed when subscribers on those routes received last week’s edition of The Warren Record. Carl Walton, a Postal Service spokesman for the Greensboro district, said that Macon letter carriers now begin their workdays at the Warrenton Post Office instead of the Macon Post Office and then go … Read More
Mail from ZIP codes beginning with “458” will no longer be processed in Toledo, but rather in Columbus beginning July 8, the U.S. Postal Service said. Several years ago, the Postal Service closed its Lima processing center, sending mail from the region … Read more.
Customers who are accustomed to using the post office at McClellan will have to find a new place to do business with the U.S. Postal Service after June 28. A letter posted on the front door of the aging office near the McClellan Medical Mall states … Read more.
The USPS Office of Inspector General has just issued an audit report about the Postal Service’s contract with CB Richard Ellis. CBRE became the Postal Service's exclusive real estate agent in June 2011. Considering that the Postal Service leases 24,000 properties and owns 9,000, that's a big portfolio to manage, and outsourcing to CBRE was a big step. The … Read More
After two years of hand-wringing by residents, the Glenoaks post office in Burbank will be closed and its two employees will be reassigned, the U.S. Postal Service confirmed Friday. The news comes less than two months after Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) … Read more.
Joined by 63 other members of the House, Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) introduced the Protect Overnight Delivery Act (H.R. 2459) on June 20, which would protect overnight mail delivery by preventing the USPS from weakening delivery standards. Read more.
Following an unsuccessful attempt to replace its retiring Postmaster Kenneth Tagarook, the North Slope village of Wainwright is in danger of losing its post office in just 10 short days. "They've been trying to find someone to work here," Tagarook said. Read more.
Q: Does Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s husband, Richard Blum, own a company that has an exclusive contract to sell United States Postal Service property? A: Blum has an interest in the CBRE Group, which won a competitive contract to sell postal properties. He is chairman of CBRE’s board and owns an investment firm that holds less than 5 percent of its … Read More
A recent study from a Washington think tank argues the U.S. Postal Service should provide only last-mile delivery of mail and open all other aspects of the mail system to competition. The report from the non-partisan Information Technology and Innovation Foundation came to a similar conclusion as an earlier proposal from a group of four mailing industry leaders who released … Read More
BY MARK JAMISON The United States Postal Service is not a corporation in the traditional sense of the word, but that hasn’t stopped its leadership — the folks at L’Enfant Plaza and the men and women who sit on the Board of Governors — from viewing it primarily as a corporate entity. The post office is in the Constitution, but that … Read More
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