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The Postal Service said large losses would continue until the agency can trim its workforce, close some facilities, and restructure its healthcare program. The Postal Service posted a total loss of $5.1 billion in fiscal 2011.
Dallan Wordekemper, federal preservation officer with the Postal Service, restores New Deal-era murals at U.S. post offices across the country.
This week, Postal Service introduced "2nd Ounce Free" pricing for businesses mailing First-Class Mail automation, presort letters.
Labor talks failed this weekend between the Postal Service and two postal unions — the National Association of Letter Carriers and the National Postal Handlers Union.
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the ranking member on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, anticipates strong opposition to President Obama's promised 0.5 percent pay increase for federal employees.
Verizon will design and manage a private Internet protocol network for the Postal Service under a new six-year agreement. The New York-based telecom has provided IT services for the agency for two decades.
The Postal Regulatory Commission has criticized the Postal Service's proposal to consider closing more than 3,600 post offices as part of its plan to avoid a projected $14 billion loss this year. The plan is causing anxiety in communities that depend on their post offices and it would not save that much money, PRC Chairman Ruth Goldway told Federal News Radio. The commission will be watching the agency's cash flow closely in the coming months.
Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp counts down the top federal workforce stories of 2011 and makes some predictions fo 2012.
Postal Service and the NALC and NPMHU extend talks through Jan. 20.
The U.S. Postal Service has agreed to delay the closing of 252 mail processing centers and 3,700 local post offices until mid-May.
The U.S. Postal Service and the two major Postal unions have agreed to extend the deadline for negotiating a new labor contract until Dec. 16. It is now the second extension agreed to by USPS and the two unions — the National Association of Letter Carriers and the National Postal Mail Handlers Union. The initial deadline for labor negotiations was Nov. 20, which was then extended until midnight Wednesday.
Judy Leonhardt, the acting deputy assistant inspector general for support operations in the Office of the Inspector General, says that Postal Service is putting safety first.
The IG's report outlined several recommendations, some of which the Postal Service have already started implementing.
General Services Administration names winners in contest that challenged videographers to answer questions like how do you let the government know you're moving and how do you obtain a Social Security card?
SophosLabs reports spammers are targeting users and tricking them into clicking on and infecting their computers with a Trojan horse. The messages, sent from what appears to be the U.S. Postal Service use a variety of subject lines such as, "Track your parcel" and "Your package is available for pickup."
The Postal Service has hired Evercore Partners, a New York-based investment bank, to evaluate proposed changes to its operations, compensation and benefits. Evercore has advised General Motors and other large, troubled companies. USPS said it needs to cut annual expenses by $20 billion by 2015.
None of the legislation moving through Congress would provide the Postal Service the speed and flexibility it needs to cut annual costs by $20 billion, Postmaster General Pat Donahoe said Monday. He said they would give USPS "a couple of years of profitability and at least many decades of steep losses." He argued for quicker resolution to the agency's cash crisis.
Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe brought the latest news of the Postal Service's future at a National Press Club luncheon on Monday.
Protesters marched outside the National Press Club Monday before luncheon featuring Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe. They shouted, "Hey ho! Donahoe has got to go!" and carried signs that said, "Save America's Postal Service."
A white paper by the Postal Service Inspector General's office presents a case for offering an email service called the eMailbox. Bruce Marsh, the manager of the the IG office's General Risk Analysis Center, said the proposal was driven by the potential needs of both federal agencies and consumers.