USPS is moving ahead with a major shakeup of its delivery network

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Federal News Network: The Postal Service is moving ahead with a major shakeup of its delivery network this year as part of its 10-year reform plan. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy told the USPS Board of Governors on Thursday that he is working with postal unions and management associations to accomplish a “remarkable turnaround endeavor,” as outlined in the agency’s 10-year … Read More

New carrier cases spotted at a new S&DC

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Spotted on reddit, a couple of photographs of the new carrier cases that have just arrived at one of the new Sorting & Delivery Centers. The reply comments are interesting. Here’s a sample: “Indianapolis is coming soon. They say anytime now because the building is ready. This shit is not going to work and we will lose a ton of … Read More

A Vital Reason to Protect the Postal Service From Privatization

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Common Dreams: Rather than weakening this vital public infrastructure, policymakers should focus on strengthening—and expanding—this beloved federal service. Postal jobs have long been a road to the middle class for Black Americans. The Postal Service began employing Black workers shortly after the Civil War and became a major source of good, middle-class jobs for this share of the workforce in … Read More

Louis DeJoy Laments the Existence of USPS’ Regulator

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Government Executive: The head of the U.S. Postal Service speculated this week that his organization would run better if it were not beholden to a regulator, expressing his frustrations during a Washington conference about the roadblocks inhibiting some of his desired reforms. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy made the comments in a light-hearted manner, according to several people in attendance, though … Read More

College Station mail carriers set to transition to Bryan amid new sorting & delivery plan

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KBTX) -The United States Postal Service (USPS) is continuing its efforts to consolidate mail sorting and deliveries across the nation. The USPS is moving forward with a plan that would combine and centralize carrier operations in new, larger mail sorting and delivery centers (S&DCs) The Bryan postal facility located on East William Joel Bryan Parkway is one … Read More

Postal Realty Trust, Inc. to Report Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2022 Financial Results on March 1, 2023

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CEDARHURST, N.Y., February 02, 2023–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Postal Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: PSTL) (the “Company”), an internally managed real estate investment trust that owns and manages over 1,650 properties leased primarily to the United States Postal Service (the “USPS”), ranging from last-mile post offices to larger industrial facilities, announced today it will report its financial results for the period ended and year … Read More

USPS Readies Employees for New Assignments Under Upcoming Consolidations

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Government Executive: The U.S. Postal Service has informed employees of the details of their revised roles as they report to new facilities as soon as next month, when many letter carriers will have to commute significantly farther to make deliveries each day. The conversions scheduled to take place in February are set to impact 17 post offices and other facilities … Read More

‘Modernize’ Williamsport on USPS sorting and deliver center shortlist

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Williamsport Sun Gazette: The City of Williamsport has been eyed as a location for a new United States Postal Service Sorting and Delivery Center, and the impact it will have depends on which side of the coin — or stamp — one views these new modernized mail and package distribution facilities. ‘Modernize’ Williamsport on USPS sorting and deliver center shortlist … Read More

Senators Call On USPS To Improve Hiring And Workforce Retention

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PostalMag: Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Tom Carper (D-DE) sent a letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy calling on the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to implement proven best practices to address the workforce shortage impacting retention and causing significant service delays. The senators posed a series of questions regarding how the Postmaster intends to improve the current workforce … Read More