PostCom: USPS network realignment plan expected in mid-September

From PostCom:

The word has it that the USPS will be submitting its network realignment as a major service change to the PRC in mid September. My understanding is that the PRC will have around 90 days to make recommendations to the USPS but has no authority to prevent the USPS from implementing the changes.

via PostCom: Postal News and Information from Around the World.

  • mike

    Oh boy. Here we go. I could see this one coming along time ago. It was a slow set up and timed just right. They have put themselves into an emergency situation. Which gives them the right to stay a-float any they can. What it means everyone. The post office thinks it can take any measures it sees fit to stay a-float. It is actually called a pre-meditated business move. A rotten one at that. I am a proud postal employee. But am ashamed of my so called leader’s. Thanks so much for screwing up everything the post office stands for. No matter how bad it gets I will still do the best I can for the customer’s . The post office will never be able to take that away .

  • Proud Product of the USA

    It seems a little bit backwards to cut service to generate revenue. Come on………….Congress has put the Postal Service in this mess and just like Congress to wait to react until it has reached emergency status. They have been sitting on HR1351 since April. HR1351 will allow the Postal Service the ability to utilize 60-75 billions in overpayments to FERS and Civil Service pension funds. This is money employees and the USPS have paid into these funds and Congress should have no problem releasing some of these funds to keep service going to the American people. Closing Post Offices and reducing the workforce is not the answer.

  • Tony

    VERA now …..lets go!

  • Joyce

    A friend from Dulles once said ” Work will continue despite management’s efforts”.

  • tracie

    Umm, okay let’s not play the blame game here, but let’s all work together for a solution. I can’t tell you the number of PO’s I’ve worked in where there are employees with the same old attitude of “what can my employer do for me” instead of what can I do for my employer & customers! It just makes me sick all the complaining and bellyaching going on. I say let’s all put our heads together and work this out so we can all have a job tomorrow to go to. Do you think these same employees with their hands out all the time would pay attention to the unemployment rates…..if not, maybe they should.

  • Robert

    Let’s face it our problems have been a long time coming and the P.O. just sat back and spent money like it had no end. Now they want me to want my benefits and pay cut. You should have came to me sooner I could have helped you fix the problem. We don’t have the talent to fix it!!!

  • Robert

    Let’s face it our problems have been a long time coming and the P.O. just sat back and spent money like it had no end. Now they want me to want my benefits and pay cut. You should have came to me sooner I could have helped you fix the problem. We don’t have the talent to fix it!!!

  • Vincent

    When you look at all the Industrial Countries around the world, the USA is one of the only ones that continue to delivery mail on Saturdays. To eliminate this one day will put us in the black again and stop our progress to excel in our modern world. The elimination of a relief carrier throughout the country would be an incredible savings! The fuel savings would also make a large inpact in the postal budget. Also, most countries p.o.’s are banks and the telephone company too. Let us at least sell other products to make some money! Phone cards and i-phones/cell phones would be a good start! Congress needs to wake up!

  • brian

    “To eliminate this one day will put us in the black again “

    Oh? Says who? Even the PMG says it won’t save enough to “put us in the black”, and the PRC says he’s overstating the savings!

    And I guess you’re assuming you’re not one of the people who’ll be unemployed if we go to 5 day?

  • In Limbo

    You need to read “The Shock Doctrine” to understand what is happening to America, and your jobs.