The USPS Network Consolidation Plan: What’s at Stake for Southern Oregon

Steve HutkinsBlog, Featured, News, by Sarah Anderson and Scott Klinger (Institute for Policy Studies): A core feature of U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s 10-year plan, “Delivering for America,” is an initiative to restructure the nation’s postal network by consolidating processing and distribution operations in regional centers, mostly in urban areas. In 2023, two years into the 10-year plan, USPS reported that the agency had … Read More

The mail slows down, again

Steve HutkinsBlog, Featured

As you have probably noticed from personal experience and reading the news, the Postal Service is having a difficult time delivering on time. Mail and packages are delayed for days, even weeks, sometimes never arriving at all. For its part, postal management often seems unresponsive to complaints, and they have even refused to participate in town meetings with elected officials … Read More

Historic Sheboygan post office heads for the auction block

Steve HutkinsBlog, Featured

Last week the Postal Service issued a news release announcing the proposed relocation of retail services at the historic post office on North Ninth Street in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. According to the news release, the post office suffers from a “space deficiency” — whatever that is. The announcement doesn’t say it explicitly, but the clear implication is that the historic building … Read More

Postal Service announces five more P&DCs to be consolidated

Steve HutkinsBlog, Featured

The Postal Service has informed the unions and management associations of its intent to conduct Mail Processing Facility Reviews (MPFR) at five more locations. Buffalo, NY P&DC into Rochester, NY P&DC (Survey) South Charleston, WV P&DC into Pittsburgh, PA P&DC and Warrendale, PA P&DC (Survey) Eastern Maine (Hampden) ME P&DC into Scarborough, ME P&DC (Survey) Fort Myers, FL P&DC into … Read More

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.