The Postmaster General clears up some mixed messages

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Postmaster General Donahoe gave one of his State of the Postal Service talks earlier this week.  The PMG wanted clear up what he characterized as “mixed messages."  Apparently there are folks out there — the media, the unions, postal workers, someone — saying things that are incorrect and misinformed.  Fortunately, the PMG was ready and willing to straighten out his … Read More

How Network Rationalization speeds up Standard Mail and hastens the demise of First-Class

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Sometime over the next few days, the Postal Service is expected to publish the final rule implementing the service standard changes that are the foundation for the Network Rationalization plan to consolidate over 220 mail processing plants.  First-Class Mail that is currently delivered overnight will be delivered in two days, and much of the mail delivered in two days will … Read More

A post office worth preserving

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BY MARK JAMISON [Mr. Jamison serves the town of Webster in the mountains of North Carolina as its postmaster.  He has written extensively on postal issues.  In keeping with the USPS Administrative Support Manual, Mr. Jamison does not "speak for or act on behalf of the Postal Service."  These are his thoughts on where things stand and where we ought to … Read More

There Used to be a Post Office Here

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ABOUT THE VIDEO In 1975 I was playing in Tanya Tucker's backup band for the grand opening of the Super Bowl in New Orleans.  In 1979 I was mopping the floor while Tanya's song played on the radio at the Glencoe, IL, Post Office where I was a casual.  Though I didn't imagine it at the time, I wound up … Read More