Greater Newark New Jersey P&DC in Kearny to close in February

Steve HutkinsBlog, Featured

The Postal Service has announced that the Greater Newark New Jersey P&DC in Kearny, NJ, will be closed early next year. The discontinuance is targeted for February 24, 2024. The package volume processed in the P&DC will be moved to Jersey City’s Network Distribution Center (NDC), which will become the Regional Processing & Distribution Center (RPDC) for the region. A … Read More

What’s going to happen to the US Post Office in Imperial Beach?

Steve HutkinsBlog, News The Imperial Beach City Council unanimously approved a resolution Wednesday night opposing any changes — especially any closures — to the city’s only United States Post Office. Imperial Beach Mayor Paloma Aguirre said the USPS has transferred a number of employees to a postal location in Chula Vista’s Eastlake community. She’s also worried the IB Post Office’s lease has not been … Read More

MC GREGOR, TX 76657-9998

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408S MAIN ST, MCGREGOR, TX 76657-9998 S&DC: WACO Number of routes: 8 Launch Date: 2/24/24 Distance from PO to S&DC: 14.6 miles, 19 minutes Google map Route map

Postal workers have the blues: Ulster locations targeted in cost-cutting consolidation

Steve HutkinsBlog, News As the month of September draws near, Ulster County postal workers in the 125 postal area are expressing fear and trepidation in the face of organizational changes slated to affect the operation of county post offices, part of a bold USPS nationwide reorganization and consolidation plan to cut costs. The 125 refers to all the post offices in southeast … Read More

Louis DeJoy Is Not A Climate Ally

Steve HutkinsBlog, News

therevolvingdoorproject: A Politico article published this week features an eye-catching headline: “Louis DeJoy: From Trump villain to Biden’s clean energy buddy.” Quoting “sources close to DeJoy,” the piece argues that the scandal-plagued Postmaster General has turned over a new leaf, and is working with Biden climate advisor John Podesta to secure an “environmental renaissance” of the Postal Service delivery fleet. If … Read More

DeJoy’s steps for more postal cuts draw flak

Steve HutkinsBlog, News The latest steps by Trump-named Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to cut Postal Service costs by cutting service have drawn bipartisan flak from Capitol Hill and prior protests from USPS workers from Medford, Ore., to Newburgh, N.Y. And from the Postal Rate Commission, too. DeJoy told the regulators last month his cuts are—in so many words—none of their business and … Read More

Mapping RPDC Regions

Steve HutkinsBlog, Featured

The new geography of RPDC regions will have significant implications for transportation routes, cost allocation, service standards, product offerings, and more.

DeJoy’s 10-Year Plan Could Gut USPS. He Doesn’t Want You to Know the Details.

SteveBlog, News

The Trump-appointed postmaster general behaves as if the public isn’t entitled to transparency at a public institution. The public learned last fall of one particularly controversial element of United States Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s 10-year plan for the U.S. Postal Service that would be rolling out soon. Essentially, the function of sorting and delivering mail would be consolidated into regional centers, … Read More

USPS begins second wave of new RPDCs

Steve HutkinsBlog, Featured

The Postal Service has notified stakeholders about the locations of seven Regional Processing and Distribution Centers (RPDCs). That’s in addition to the 12 locations previously identified.

Chula Vista eyed as location for new USPS sorting and delivery center

Steve HutkinsBlog, News

San Diego Union Tribune: The United States Postal Service is in the midst of a massive, 10-year effort to modernize its delivery network nationwide. Changes under the plan will affect two facilities in South County. Chula Vista’s main post office has been selected as a location for a new sorting and delivery center, and Imperial Beach will have to relocate … Read More

USPS Network Plan Includes Insourcing of Linehaul Work

Steve HutkinsBlog, News A U.S. Postal Service plan to insource all line hauling of mail and parcels between hubs and local delivery units, which had been handled by contractors, will be completely phased in by 2025, according to a source with knowledge of meetings with USPS officials. As part of the 10-year Delivering for America network overhaul plan, begun in 2021, contractors … Read More