PRC nixes expedited schedule in consolidation case
Postcom has a summary of yesterday's PRC pre-hearing conference in the plant consolidation case. PRC Chair Dawn Tisdale rejected the USPS's proposed expedited schedule, and "indicated that the USPS had requested [the PRC's] advice, and that their advice would be more valuable if based on a fully developed record."
USPS seeks contractors for janitorial services nationwide
"The INITIAL need will be for custodial services in the states of Illinois, California, and Texas, although near future needs for custodial services could include as many as 2,500 postal facilities or more in the 48 states." Request for Information posted at FedBizOpps.gov
Employee groups present united front on reform bill Postcom has a copy of a letter to Senator Susan Collins, signed by the leaders of the seven major postal employee organizations. The letter calls for repeal of the CSRS escrow and military pension charges, broader rate setting flexibility, and the option of 'banking' unused rate setting authority.
BOG meets next week in DC
The USPS Board of Governor's regular monthly meeting is set for next Wednesday and Thursday- among the items to be discussed is the timing of the next rate case. Federal Register
Mail delivery outcry
Bulk-rate items arrive too late- Delays in El Paso's standard-class mail delivery service that are affecting some merchants have drawn scrutiny from the office of U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes and prompted the U.S. Postal Service to hire temporary workers. El Paso Times
USPS disputes El Paso story
"In response to the KFOX news report the USPS has informed the Alliance that: El Paso is hiring additional resources to alleviate the situation; Currently there is some delay with some Standard mail but it is expected that the delay will be cleared up in 3-4 days; Standard mail that is TIME VALUED or POLITICAL is NOT impacted; El Paso is NOT sending mail to Dallas for processing" Nonprofit Mailers Alliance Breaking News
How Not to Reform Government
"... Postal competitors such as the United Parcel Service are pleased with the [postal reform] bills. Think about that..." Murray Comarow comemntary for the National Academy of Public Administration, provided by Postcom.org