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  • this is reporting ????
    Taking an agency press release and calling it a news story, does a tremendous disservice to readers who come here looking for facts. A little research into the issue would have discovered this: USPS actually turned a $200 million dollar net profit from its operations during the 1st quarter of FY 2012 -- the $3.3 billion loss is almost entirely the result of a law passed by Congress in 2006 that siphons of $5.5 billion a year from USPS, under the guise of pre-funding a 75-year future retiree health obligation within 10 years (http://postalnews.com/postalnewsblog/?p=945) -- a burden unmatched by any other company, public or private -- and, btw, completely unnecessary (http://www.sanders.senate.gov/newsroom/news/?id=cb5cfdbf-8edf-4a31-9440-97f88ac03e43). Carper's bill, and particularly the House Oversight bill from Issa, does little or nothing to address the shell game Congress has been playing with postal ratepayers' money -- instead, both bills will likely accomplish nothing more than slowly dismantling the postal service, to the point of privatization. All the USPS needs is for Congress to return what it, essentially, stole -- keep their hands out of its pocket going forward -- and let it adapt its business model to current needs, without lowering its universal service obligations.
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  • Postal Service
    Scuba Queen
    Why is it that the Federal Government doesn't contract with the Postal Service for all there shipping needs? As I am aware, most agencies use UPS or FED EX. Wouldn't using USPS possibly keep them alive and well. Thanks.
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  • Bring on the Voluntary Early Retirements, then restructure !
    USPS Plans to Implement Consolidations As Soon As Moratorium Ends Top-level postal managers were unable – or unwilling – to specify which mail processing centers would be closed immediately. Decisions will be made at the end of February, they said. Postal officials said that as a result of the consolidations, approximately 83,000 jobs will be eliminated in the crafts represented by the APWU, including more than 63,800 Clerks, close to 9,000 Maintenance Craft employees, and more than 1,800 Motor Vehicle Craft employees. GOOGLE..........U.S. SENATE.........Choose your "SENATOR HOME" State. Look for the area in which to write and send your comment.   I wrote " I work for the U.S.P.S. and I do not oppose S1789 in it's amended form". This bill offers three types of incentives not to be combined.   1. 25,000 cash.   2. 2 years added on to your FERS retirement   3. 1 year added on to your CSRS retirement.   “This announcement makes it all the more important that APWU members reach out to their senators to let them know that S. 1789 as amended,” must be passed now said Guffey. Call Your Senators: 202-224-3121 (Capitol Switchboard) [Click here for direct #s] Tell them you Support  S. 1789 The U.S. Senate soon will likely debate the 21st Century Postal Reform Act (S. 1789), bill designed to 'save" the U.S. Postal Service by offering Early Retirement Incentives. As president of the National Association of Letter Carriers, I understand the budgetary and market challenges facing the USPS. S. 1789 should be passed as amended, it will save America's postal network. Instead of enacting shortsighted, destructive policies, Congress should approve this bill ,S.1789. Fredric V. Rolando is the president of the National Association of Letter Carriers NAPUS will continue to work with Senate allies to pass S. 1789, and ensure that the measure will garner the requisite votes for passage.
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