D.C. Circuit Court rejects UPS request for a rehearing on USPS costing case


In May a three-member panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals denied an appeal by the United Parcel Service challenging a ruling by the Postal Regulatory Commission concerning how the Postal Service determines the costs of its products.  On July 6, UPS requested a rehearing en banc, meaning that it asked the full D.C. Circuit, which currently has eleven active judges, to … Read More

USPS OIG asks, How can the Postal Service put its excess space to good use?


USPS Office of Inspector General: In December 2016, Congress passed the Federal Property Management Reform Act (FPMRA). The purpose of the FPMRA is to increase efficiency and effectiveness of the federal government, including the Postal Service, in managing its property by: – Requiring USPS to take measures to better manage and account for its property; – Providing for increased collocation … Read More

Southport, FL Loses Beloved Postmaster, Now the Post Office is Closing


Panhandle.com: The Southport, Florida, post office has been open for almost 100 years but now it is planning to be closed.  A notice has been taped to the front door and many locals are unhappy with the news. Now, customers will have to go to either the Lynn haven or the Northside Station post offices for postal services. Many in the … Read More

Stamp of approval: Rapidan, VA Post Office expected to reopen July 28


Orange County Review: After a hiatus of three and a half months, the Post Office in Rapidan, Virginia, is expected to reopen at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 28, pending final approval from the U.S. Postal Service. The post office on Locust Dale Road abruptly closed in mid-April after an inspection initiated by the USPS turned up mold and structural problems. … Read More

Bishopville, SC still without post office 18 months after arson damaged building


WISTV10: The city of Bishopville remains without a formal post office 18 months after a suspected arson damaged the existing building. In January 2017, fire officials were called to an overnight fire at the post office. Most of the damage to the building was the result of smoke and water. However, a year and a half later, residents are curious as … Read More

Toxic mold closes Corinth, NY post office, relocation expected


Albany Times Union: Toxic mold has forced the closure of the post office in Corinth, and likely the operation will be moving to a new location and reopen before the Christmas rush, said town Supervisor Richard Lucia on Friday. A burst water pipe several months ago in the building at 97 Main St. sparked the mold outbreak that forced the … Read More

Postal Service shares historical data on mail volumes, revenues, and fees, 1970 – 2017


Last week the Postal Service gave the Postal Regulatory Commission some helpful data about the history of mail volumes, revenues, and fees, going back to 1970. The materials were submitted, as the cover letter explains, to comply with 39 C.F.R. § 3050.60(g), which requests “[a]n update of the history of changes in postal volumes, revenues, rates and fees that appears in … Read More

Veterans Administration contract post office in Prescott, AZ to be replaced by CMRA mail drop


Daily Courier: For as long as anyone can remember, the Veteran Affairs campus  in Prescott, Arizona, has had its own U.S. Postal Service branch office in the basement of Building 15, home to the theater/auditorium and other office space. A few months ago, though, the Northern Arizona Veteran Affairs Health Care System was notified the contractor hired to oversee the mail operation … Read More