Postal Service goes on a milk run, delays more mail

Steve HutkinsBlog, Featured

Under the Optimized Collections initiative, the trucks that drop off the morning mail at post offices will also pick up the mail — yesterday’s mail — all in one stop. There will be no evening pickup to collect the mail sent during the day.

Major changes coming for Ashland Post Office

Steve HutkinsNews

Carriers would be required daily to drive to Huntington, prepare their mail and drive back to Ashland to carry their routes and then drive back to Huntington at the end of the day only to then drive back home to Ashland

Summary of some changes from Draft SEIS to Final SEIS on New Fleet

Steve HutkinsUncategorized

The following list of changes is not exhaustive and attempts only to identify those that seemed significant. The Draft SEIS is here. The Final SEIS is here. The Notice of Availability is here. (The Draft and Final versions were compared using Adobe Acrobat’s Compare Files extension.) Executive Summary [Text inserted in Final] The Postal Service is an independent federal establishment, … Read More

Maine Delegation Calls on DeJoy to Urgently Address ‘Unacceptable’ Postal Deficiencies

Steve HutkinsNews

Press release: U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and U.S. Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden are calling on Postmaster Louis DeJoy to urgently address troubling deficiencies found among U.S. Postal Service (USPS) operations in Maine. The letter follows the release of a recent U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) report, requested by Senator Collins and Congresswoman Pingree last … Read More

USPS releases Final Environmental Impact Statement for Next Gen Fleet Acquisitions

Steve HutkinsBlog, News

USPS announcement: September 29, 2023 Notice of Availability of Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for Next Generation Delivery Vehicles (NGDV) Acquisitions Pursuant to the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, its implementing regulations at 39 CFR Part 775, and the Council on Environmental Quality’s regulations (40 CFR Parts 1500-1508), the U.S. Postal Service announces availability … Read More

CPWU Fall 2023 Newsletter

Steve HutkinsBlog, News

The Fall 2023 newsletter from Community and Postal Workers United (CPWU) has articles about Imperial Beach, CA, where the community is protesting the removal of letter carriers to a S&DC out of concern that it will lead eventually to the post office closing; protests in Medford, OR, where some processing operations are be consolidated to Portland, which will cost 30 … Read More