Post Office Savior


Santa Barbara Independent: In 2008, the Postal Service unveiled sweeping plans to sell off thousands of buildings nationwide, including hundreds of historic post offices, many designed by famous architects and full of awesome artwork.   When that plan landed on the desk of Milford Wayne Donaldson, California’s State Historic Preservation Officer from 2004-2012, the architect was stunned. So he began fighting … Read More

Amazon deliveries and at-risk workers lead to more accidents and injuries at the Postal Service


Last week the Postal Service shared some information with the Postal Regulatory Commission about accidents and safety issues.  As one might expect, the increased use of all those recently hired postal workers — 117,000 in 2015 — is leading to more injuries and accidents. Replacing experienced career employees with inexperienced non-career employee comes at a cost both to the Postal … Read More

Measuring employee engagement: The Postal Service shares its scores on Postal Pulse


A couple of weeks ago, the Postal Service announced that it was starting the second round of the Postal Pulse.  That’s the Postal Service’s name for the Gallup Q12, the world’s most famous employee engagement survey.  The Postal Service decided to switch to the Q12 after using the Voice of the Employee survey for many years because, as explained in the … Read More

Proposed legislation would stop closures and consolidations


Legislation has been introduced in Congress that would halt Postal Service plans to close and consolidate mail processing facilities across the countryThe Stop Postal Closures Act of 2016 would: Put a moratorium on current closures and consolidations; Establish a framework that any future closures be approved by the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC); Create a list of criteria and data that USPS must … Read More