USPS begins second wave of new RPDCs

Steve HutkinsBlog, Featured

The Postal Service has notified stakeholders about the locations of seven Regional Processing and Distribution Centers (RPDCs). That’s in addition to the 12 locations previously identified.

Previewing the first information request in the PRC Inquiry on DFA

Steve HutkinsBlog, Featured

The Postal Regulatory Commission is currently conducting a Public Inquiry into the Delivering for America plan, and the Postal Service is preparing its response to the Commission’s first information request. The response was due June 28th, but the Postal Service asked for, and was granted, a three-week extension, so we’ll have to wait until July 19th to see what the … Read More

A progress report on S&DC conversions and plant consolidations

Steve HutkinsBlog, Featured

At this point it’s unclear how much of the radical transformation plan will be implemented before a speed bump slows it down — pushback from the public, Congressional oversight, a PRC advisory opinion, a change in leadership at the Postal Service. For now, though, implementation is proceeding steadily, albeit with some delays, but more or less as planned.

OIG revises announcement of its S&DC audit (again), will now focus on communication

Steve HutkinsBlog, Featured

The USPS Office of Inspector General has made some changes in the announcement about its audit of the Postal Service’s Sorting and Delivery Centers. It’s the second time the announcement has been revised. In December, the OIG’s website said one of the ongoing audits would focus on the Postal Service’s “Development and Communication of Sorting and Delivery Centers.” As shown … Read More

The Postal Service unwinds the NDC network and merges the mail streams

Steve HutkinsBlog, Featured

As part of its 10-year plan to streamline the network, the Postal Service is in the process of “unwinding” its 21 Network Distribution Centers, which handle Marketing Mail, Periodicals and some ground packages. One of the goals of this NDC Unwind is to merge the mail and packages handled by the NDCs into the First Class Mail stream. While that … Read More