Posts Tagged ‘US Post Office’

Postal Service is setting the right example

Almost daily, there are reports of more people being laid off. It seems that most of the people in charge can only see as far as creating a temporary influx of funds. By doing this, they preserve their own excessive pay and bonuses instead of anything else to preserve jobs. The only company that seems […]

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Postal Service may have to alter delivery

In an effort to cut costs, U.S. Postmaster General John E. Potter has asked Congress to allow the federal Postal Service to go to five-day delivery instead of the current six-day system. It would be unfortunate — and would cause headaches for businesses and individuals alike — to lose that extra day of service. But […]

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United States Postal Service’s Express or Expedited Shipping Costs

Most people believe that the United States Postal Service is somehow owned and operated by the U.S. Government. In reality, it is not. The USPS operates by a government mandate, and in contract with the government, but it is a for-profit business with a corporate hierarchy, profit margins and budgets. As is the case with […]

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UPS, USPS testing new returns program

United Parcel Service Inc. has teamed with the U.S. Postal Service for a five-month pilot program that aims to make returning packages a bit easier. The Atlanta-based package shipping giant said Tuesday it will test UPS Returns Flexible Access — a returns service with a few pre-selected retailers that allows consumers to return items shipped […]

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Postal Service will study consolidating local distribution facility

Some operations in the U.S. Postal Service’s processing and distribution center in Wilkes-Barre could be consolidated into a similar facility in Scranton as the system has seen a steepening decline in first-class mail. The decision will be made after a five-month feasibility study, said U.S. Postal Service spokesman Ray Daiutolo. “We’re always looking for ways […]

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Economy Could Cause Changes in Postal Deliveries

As the U.S. Postal Service continues to deal with the effects of the weakened economy, changes could be on the way. Postal officials say because fewer letters and packages are being mailed, they’re now reevaluating delivery schedules to trim costs. Here in Atlanta, postal officials say they have been asked to conduct surveys on their […]

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Less mail changes delivery patterns for Reno-Sparks and Carson City

About 80 percent of Reno and Sparks residents might have their mail delivered at a different time or by a different carrier in what the U.S. Postal Service calls sweeping route changes to cope with dropping mail volumes. The changes started in late November inside zip code 89503 in northwest Reno, said David Rupert of […]

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CALCUTTA

The local post office will not close at the end of next month as some have feared. Concerns were voiced at this week’s St. Clair Township Trustee meeting that the lease between the U.S. Postal Service and 1st National Community Bank is set to expire Feb. 28. Previously, workers at the local post office had […]

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Postal Service to cut costs by consolidating delivery routes

Terry Carter, with the U.S. Postal Service for 14 years, could soon see changes in her route north of the Plaza. A precipitous drop in the volume of mail coursing through the U.S. Postal System will lead to consolidation of urban carrier routes, possibly affecting daily delivery times for millions. And your mailman may not […]

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Postal Service to consolidate area routes

East Texans can expect a change in the time they receive their mail as early as next month. Plans are in the works to consolidate postal routes through all of East Texas, McKinney Boyd , a spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service in the Dallas and East Texas areas, said Thursday. The U.S. Postal Service […]

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