Louis DeJoy’s Surprising Second Act

Steve HutkinsNews

Time: Louis DeJoy thought his workday was done as he arrived home one evening in February 2022. The Postmaster General was locked in a grueling, monthslong battle with Congress over a bill to shake up the Postal Service. But as he settled in, his cell phone rang and, pulling it out, he saw who was calling and could already guess … Read More

Residents say confusion at Bryan & College Station post offices are causing delays

Steve HutkinsNews

BRYAN/COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KBTX) – Just days after the United States Postal Service (USPS) moved forward with combing and centralizing sorting and delivery operations in Bryan and College Station some residents say they are already feeling the impacts. The Bryan postal facility on East William Joel Bryan Parkway is one of three initial sites identified nationwide that recently began converting … Read More

Decreased staff, longer lines at post office concerning College Station residents

Steve HutkinsNews

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KBTX) – Residents in College Station have been waiting in longer lines than usual when they head to the post office. Some have even noticed only one attendant working behind the counter during times of the day when most customers are in the building. Ivan Butts, President of the National Association of Postal Supervisors says that the … Read More

Utica’s Pitcher Street post office again a sorting, delivery center

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wktv: The post office on Pitcher Street in Utica is back to being a sorting and delivery center after losing the operation to Syracuse in 2012. Representatives say reopening the center in Utica is part of a 10-year Delivering for America plan that aims to combine and centralize carrier operations. Post offices and PO boxes will remain in the same … Read More

Postal Service buys 9,250 electric vans, 14,000 charge stations

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AP: The U.S. Postal Service is buying 9,250 Ford Motor Co. electric vans and 14,000 charging stations as part of a move to switch its fleet to electric vehicles. The service also is buying another 9,250 internal combustion vans from Fiat Chrysler in North America, now part of Amsterdam-based Stellantis. The Fiat Chrysler and Ford vehicles together will cost just … Read More

USPS Tells TV Viewers It Is Reinventing Its Network

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ecommercebytes.com: The USPS turned to television to tell customers it is making changes to how it moves packages. In a new ad, a narrator says, “We’re reinventing our network. Fast. Reliable. Perfectly orchestrated,” while the 1990s dance song “I Like to Move It” plays throughout the 30-second commercial. The USPS has been hammering home Postmaster DeJoy’s 10-year plan, though the … Read More

USPS’ plans to consolidate sorting in part of Southwest Michigan appear to have been delayed, but it’s not clear for how long.

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WMUK: The Postal Service has plans to consolidate mail processing in Kalamazoo and surrounding communities. But it appears to have delayed those plans by at least a few months. Kalamazoo is one of a handful of places around the country targeted for an overhaul. USPS says moving sorting out of post offices will cut costs and improve service. But critics say … Read More

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

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

Steve HutkinsNews

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

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