The APWU filed a grievance against the Postal Service concerning the postal counters in Staples, and as part of the discovery proves it asked for a copy of the Staples contract.  In response, the Postal Service provided a document entitled “Approved Postal Provider Pilot Agreement.”  The APWU has posted this document  here.

Exhibit F of the document is entitled “Negotiated Service Agreement (NSA).”   It contains two attachments: (1) “Global Customized Mail Agreement Between the United States Postal Service and Staples”; (2) “Shipping Services Agreement Between the United States Postal Service and Staples Regarding Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express.”

There are two PRC dockets that contain similar documents:

1.  Global agreement: Docket number CP2013-84 contains the “Request Of The United States Postal Service To Add Global Reseller Expedited Package Contracts 3 To The Competitive Products List And Notice Of Filing A Global Reseller Expedited Package 3 Negotiated Service Agreement” (September 30, 2013).  The request contains an attachment entitled “Global Customized Mail Agreement Between the United States Postal Service and [redacted].”  The request and the attachment are here

2. Domestic agreement: Docket number CP2014-3 contains the “Request Of The United States Postal Service To Add Priority Mail Express & Priority Mail Contract 15 To Competitive Product List And Notice Of Filing (Under Seal) Of Unredacted Governors’ Decision, Contract, And Supporting Data” (October 23, 2013).  The request contains an attachment entitled “Shipping Services Agreement Between the United States Postal Service and [Redacted] Regarding Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express.”  The request and the attachment are here.

Below are comparisons of what we’ll call the APWU version and the PRC version of these documents.  They show rather persuasively that these are the same documents.

 

The Domestic Agreement

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APWU version

PRC version

 

Signatures
APWU version

Signatures Staples Domestic NSA (APWU)-500x498

PRC version 

(Note: The handwriting on the dates doesn’t match perfectly, but the raised line of the first signature in the PRC version below is also blacked out in the APWU version above; perhaps these are different copies of the same agreement.)

 

Global Agreement

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APWU Version

PRC Version

 

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APWU version

PRC version

 

Signatures
APWU version

PRC version