The Federal Eye: Postal Service


Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 03/23/2012

Postal Service closing plans panned by lawmakers

Partial feasibility study finds USPS could lose billions after it closes 200 mail processing facilities.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Postal Service

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 03/15/2012

Postal union blasts closings plan in new ads

Coming to a TV near you: Ads blasting plans to shutter hundreds of mail-processing facilities.

By Ed O’Keefe  |  09:00 AM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Postal Service

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 03/07/2012

Postal Service to suspend closures during election season

USPS agrees to suspend closing post offices and postal facilities in order to avoid problems with mail-in ballots.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  03:30 PM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Postal Service

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 02/27/2012

Postal regulator traveling again despite Senate probe

Ruth Goldway is on a two-week trip to Switzerland despite a Senate inquiry into her travel.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  12:00 PM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Postal Service, Oversight

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 02/23/2012

How safe is the mail?

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:00 AM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Postal Service

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 02/23/2012

U.S. Postal Service plans to close, consolidate 223 processing centers

FEDERAL EYE | Postal workers should know by day’s end whether they work at one of the processing facilities slated to close soon.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Postal Service

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 02/15/2012

Democratic senators want ‘improvements’ to Postal Service bill

Most Senate Democrats want changes made to a U.S. Postal Service bill before it comes up for a full vote in the coming weeks.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  12:15 PM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Congress, Postal Service

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 02/14/2012

Obama’s 2013 budget backs ending Saturday mail, boosting stamp prices

The White House plan would permit an end to Saturday mail and give USPS more time to fund worker health benefits.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Postal Service, Budget

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 02/09/2012

Postal Service loses $3.3 billion in first quarter

The holiday mail season wasn’t very good to the U.S. Postal Service last year.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:00 AM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Postal Service

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 02/09/2012

Senator to probe Postal Regulatory Commission travel schedule

A leading Democratic senator asks for more details on the travel of the nation’s top postal regulator, following a Washington Post investigation.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Oversight, Postal Service

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 02/06/2012

Postal Regulatory Commission Chairwoman Ruth Goldway defends travel schedule

Ruth Y. Goldway says traveling overseas several times a year is part of the job.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Postal Service

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/23/2012

Federal employees owe $1.03 billion in unpaid taxes

The Internal Revenue Service releases updated figures for how much federal, congressional and postal workers owe Uncle Sam.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Congress, Workplace Issues, Postal Service, Agencies and Departments, Eye Opener, Video Report

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 01/22/2012

Stamp prices go up and postal labor talks fail

It’s the first price spike in two and a half years as talks with two major unions are likely headed to mediation.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:00 AM ET, 01/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Postal Service

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/02/2012

What you missed over the holidays

A look at the policy decisions and personnel changes made by the White House and federal agencies while you were out of the office.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Administration, Revolving Door, Postal Service

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 12/19/2011

Congress grants Postal Service a big extension

USPS now has eight more months to pony up billions of dollars in retirement costs.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  02:16 PM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Postal Service, Congress

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 12/16/2011

It’s busy season at the Postal Service

How many cards, packages and stamps will be bought and delivered this year? Find out here.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Postal Service

Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 12/13/2011

Postal Service delays closing post offices

The move is in response to requests from lawmakers trying to save hometown post offices.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  03:57 PM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Postal Service, Congress

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 12/07/2011

Postal Service and unions extend contract talks

Negotiations will continue into next week.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  05:01 PM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Postal Service

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 12/07/2011

Postal workers behaving badly

Some postal workers steal mail, burn it, hoard it or claim thousands of dollars in fraudulent workers compensation claims, according to a new watchdog report.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Postal Service

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 12/05/2011

Postal Service cuts will slow mail delivery

Officials Monday unveiled proposed changes to close hundreds of mail processing facilities and cutting tens of thousands of jobs.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  01:12 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Postal Service

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 12/01/2011

Billy Graham, Steve Jobs, Oprah Winfrey, Barack Obama under consideration for first ‘living persons or recently deceased’ postage stamp

Billy Graham, Steve Jobs, Oprah Winfrey, Barack Obama under consideration for first-ever “living persons or recently deceased” postage stamp.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  03:00 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Postal Service

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 11/21/2011

Postmaster general: Bills to fix Postal Service ‘do not come close’

The Postmaster General says competing House and Senate proposals are good, but not good enough.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  05:35 PM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Postal Service, Congress

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 11/21/2011

Postal Service, two unions extend negotiations

Negotiations will continue for two and a half more weeks, leaders say.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  08:00 AM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Postal Service, Workplace Issues

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 11/16/2011

Postal Service resumes payments to federal retirement fund

The U.S. Postal Service plans to resume payments to the defined-benefit portion of a federal worker retirement fund next month.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  10:30 AM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Postal Service, Workplace Issues

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 11/15/2011

Postal Service posts $5.1 billion loss

The agency says it lost $5.1 billion last year — and would have lost twice that had Congress not delayed pension payments.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  01:30 PM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Postal Service

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/10/2011

Looking to buy property? Check with the Postal Service

USPS launches a Web site advertising all of its post offices and distribution centers for sale.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Postal Service

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 11/09/2011

Postal Service to customers: We want our stuff back!

USPS is giving customers two weeks to return stolen equipment, no questions asked.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:00 AM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Postal Service

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 11/02/2011

Postal Service rescue bill unveiled in the Senate

Four senators say they have the solutions needed to save the cash-strapped delivery service.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  01:10 PM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Postal Service, Congress

Posted at 09:45 PM ET, 11/01/2011

Ten years after anthrax, how safe is your mail?

An investigation into what the U.S. Postal Service has done to secure envelopes and packages in the decade since the anthrax attacks.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  09:45 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From The Pages of The Post, Postal Service

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 11/01/2011

Postal Service compromise in the works?

Four senators are set to unveil what they consider a bipartisan compromise on Wednesday.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  01:15 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Postal Service, Congress

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/21/2011

Postal workers mark 10 years since anthrax attacks

Employees will gather in Washington at several events Friday to mark the deaths of two colleagues who died from anthrax inhalation.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Postal Service

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 10/18/2011

Postal Service says stamp prices are going up

The U.S. Postal Service says the price hikes are necessary to generate more revenue.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  02:20 PM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Postal Service

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 10/16/2011

Obama’s ex-auto, manufacturing adviser sets sights on the Postal Service

FEDERAL EYE | President Obama’s former top manufacturing policy adviser, who helped rescue the American auto industry, plans to serve as an adviser to the letter carriers union.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  03:00 PM ET, 10/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Postal Service

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/14/2011

The post office chronicler

Graduate student Evan Kalish drives across the country to photograph post offices slated for closure in an effort to preserve history with his blog.

By Lisa Rein  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Postal Service

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/13/2011

The Postal Service isn’t owed a big refund, GAO says

A new report details the real reason why USPS is broke — and why is taking Congress so long to sort out the problem.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Postal Service

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 10/12/2011

The Postal Service debate, round two (Or three? We’ve lost count.)

New ads, videos try to sway the public on how to fix the Postal Service’s financial woes.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  09:00 AM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Postal Service, Military, Congress

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/10/2011

Health care is making the postmaster general angry

Want to get a reaction out of the nation’s top mailman? Ask him about rising health-care costs.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Postal Service

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 10/04/2011

Spending measure gives Postal Service 6 more weeks to pay bills

The short-term spending measure passed Tuesday gives USPS more time . . . but will it ever pay up?

By Ed O'Keefe  |  04:30 PM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Postal Service, Congress

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/30/2011

Postal Service launches new TV ad campaign

Two new ads are designed to slow — not stop — the migration away from snail mail.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Postal Service

Posted at 06:51 PM ET, 09/27/2011

Postal Service employees rallying nationwide to support reform bill

The rallies are designed to whip up support for a Democratic-backed postal reform bill.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:51 PM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Postal Service

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 09/26/2011

Postal Service to honor living celebrities on stamps

Customers will be able to submit up to five names to earn the thumb-sized honor.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  09:00 AM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Postal Service

Posted at 06:19 PM ET, 09/21/2011

Job cuts focus of heated Postal Service debate

House lawmakers sparred Wednesday over competing proposals to buoy the beleaguered U.S. Postal Service.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:19 PM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Postal Service, Congress

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 09/19/2011

Postal Service could end Saturday mail under Obama’s deficit plans

White House deficit reduction proposals released Monday would help the Postal Service and the federal government save billions of dollars in the next decade.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  10:45 AM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Budget, Postal Service

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 09/19/2011

Postal unions running new TV ad (Video)

Three major postal unions are turning to television to help generate support for proposals to revamp the USPS’s finances.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  09:45 AM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Postal Service

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 09/15/2011

Postal Service proposal might slow deliveries

USPS is set to announce plans Thursday to close hundreds of facilities that sort mail and prepare it for delivery.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  01:36 PM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Postal Service

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 09/12/2011

Legislation would give Postal Service 90 extra days to pay bills

House Democrats unveiled a bill Monday that would give the agency 90 extra days to make an annual payment to fund health-care and retirement costs.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  02:30 PM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Postal Service, Congress

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 09/08/2011

The Daily Show. The Postal Service. You get the idea. (video)

Jon Stewart’s take is particularly critical, or hysterical, depending on your point of view.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  04:00 PM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Postal Service, Video Report

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 09/06/2011

Postal Service financial rescue plan in works at White House

The proposals will come as part of Obama’s broader recommendations to “supercommittee.”

By Ed O'Keefe  |  03:00 PM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Postal Service, Congress, Budget

Posted at 10:18 PM ET, 09/05/2011

Postal Service could lose $10 billion this year

Worse, it might have little more than a week’s worth of money left in the bank when its fiscal year ends Sept. 30.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  10:18 PM ET, 09/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From The Pages of The Post, Postal Service

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/01/2011

The Postal Service has too much extra space, report says

It has 67 million extra square feet at its buildings, according to one estimate.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Postal Service

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/29/2011

Postal Service paying fewer workers to do nothing

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Postal Service

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 08/23/2011

Slower mail could save Postal Service $1.5B

Think snail mail is too slow? Imagine if it got slower.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  09:50 AM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Postal Service

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 06/23/2011

Mark Twain on a Forever Stamp

Legendary American writer to get his own Forever Stamp.

By Washington Post Editors  |  02:18 PM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Postal Service, Agencies and Departments, Miscellaneous

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 05/23/2011

Postal Service getting its way with Burger King

The mail agency and fast food giant reach a settlement on the use of the image of a letter carrier in TV ads.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Postal Service

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 05/20/2011

How many federal and postal workers can retire?

The numbers may surprise you.

By Ed O'Keefe and Eric Yoder  |  05:00 AM ET, 05/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Workplace Issues, Postal Service

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 05/17/2011

Postal Service threatens again to not pay retiree benefits

The U.S. Postal Service cannot pay roughly $5.4 billion in retiree health benefits it is required to pay this fall because it won’t have enough money to do so, the postmaster general said Tuesday.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  12:15 PM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Postal Service

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/17/2011

Report: Postal Service needs new trucks, can’t afford them

It would cost almost $7 billion to replace the iconic right-hand mail trucks, according to a new government report.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Postal Service

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 05/13/2011

Postal Service says Houston dogs bite most often

The U.S. Postal Service releases a list of the cities where letter carriers are bit (by dogs) most often.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Postal Service

Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 05/12/2011

Postal union contract ratified

Members of the U.S. Postal Service’s largest labor union have ratified a new four-year deal that gives them a 3.5 percent pay increase but requires they pay a greater share of their health-care costs.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  08:28 AM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Postal Service

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 05/10/2011

Postal Service loses $2.2 billion in second quarter

The U.S. Postal Service reported $2.2 billion in losses during its second quarter, continuing several quarters of historic losses amid declining mail volume and financial obligations to prefund worker retirement benefits.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  05:30 PM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Postal Service

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 05/10/2011

Salaries of top Postal Service executives revealed

A new database reveals the earnings of top USPS executives and regional officials.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  09:30 AM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Postal Service

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 05/04/2011

Google execs, tech experts focus on future of Postal Service

Some of the folks responsible for e-mail, e-commerce and social media are banding together in a bid to save the U.S. Postal Service.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  03:37 PM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Postal Service

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 04/28/2011

About 2,000 postal workers accept buyouts

About 2,000 administrative staffers are taking buyout offers and leaving as part of a plan to eliminate 7,500 managerial and postmaster positions.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  02:56 PM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Postal Service

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 04/28/2011

Royal Wedding earns a stamp of approval

Starting today, the U.S. Postal Service is selling a limited supply of official U.K. Royal Wedding swag.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  09:21 AM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Postal Service, Postal Service

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 04/27/2011

New stamp honors first U.S. astronaut in space

Alan Shepard is getting the special treatment from the U.S. Postal Service.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  01:25 PM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Postal Service

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 04/18/2011

It’s Tax Day: Pay up!

It’s three days later than normal thanks to a federal law that requires the Internal Revenue Service to move the deadline for a very specific reason.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Postal Service

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 04/15/2011

Postal Service uses replica of Statue of Liberty in new stamp

Notice something odd with those new Statue of Liberty stamps you bought? Your eyes aren’t fooling you.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  12:01 PM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Postal Service

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 04/12/2011

New postage stamps mark Civil War anniversary

The Postal Service plans to release several new postage stamps through 2015 to mark key events from the Civil War.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:15 AM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Postal Service

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 04/08/2011

Government shutdown or not, the Postal Service keeps going

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor threat of shutdown will keep America's letter carries from the swift completion of their appointed rounds this weekend.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  02:43 PM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Government Shutdown, Postal Service

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 04/05/2011

Postal Service set to defend labor deal

A Wisconsin-like labor fight could start brewing at a post office near you.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Postal Service

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 04/01/2011

Explaining Obama’s car talk

The president is touting a new public-private partnership designed to get more hybrids and electric vehicles on the road.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  12:26 PM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Postal Service

Posted at 05:44 PM ET, 03/31/2011

Postal Service unveils faster way to potentially close post offices

The U.S. Postal Service is pushing for a quicker way to decide whether post offices should stay open or close. The old way used to drag on for years, officials said.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  05:44 PM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Postal Service

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 03/30/2011

Ending Saturday mail could save billions, GAO says

Total savings would depend on how quickly it can make the changes, according to the report.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Postal Service

Posted at 04:00 AM ET, 03/24/2011

Explaining the Postal Service’s job cuts

The job cuts are expected to impact about 2,000 postmasters — the folks who manage individual post offices — and another 5,500 supervisors and administrative staffers. Cutting postmasters is especially noteworthy, because it will likely prompt USPS to close the post offices they operate.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  04:00 AM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Postal Service

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 03/23/2011

House Republicans plan to probe Postal labor deal

House Republicans are inviting postal officials to Capitol Hill to explain their tentative agreement with a top labor union.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  03:09 PM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Postal Service, Congress

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 03/17/2011

Postal Service closely tracking mail from Japan

Postal officials and U.S. Customs and Border Protection are establishing procedures to detect and analyze any items that may contain harmful levels of radiation.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  02:48 PM ET, 03/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Postal Service

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 03/16/2011

New ‘Forever’ stamps honor Latin music legends

Or perhaps we should call them “Siempre” stamps?

By Ed O'Keefe  |  02:56 PM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Postal Service

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 03/14/2011

Postal Service, largest union reach new 4 1/2 year deal

The U.S. Postal Service and one of its largest labor unions have reached a new 4 1/2-year deal that would give pay raises to about 205,000 postal workers, but force them to pay more for health insurance.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  02:41 PM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Postal Service, The Federal Eye, The Federal Eye, Workplace Issues

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 03/02/2011

Postal Service suspends deliveries to Libya

The U.S. Postal Service is suspending the delivery of mail to the country due to a lack of transportation.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  12:17 PM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Postal Service