Monthly Archives: October 2021

Thumbnails of our postal system

Most of us, who are in our 60s to 70s now, have fond memories of our visits to the post office and our appointments with a letter carrier. When I was in school, some of my teachers often sent me shopping at a nearby post office either to get postal …

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FORUM 1: Should the US Postal Service provide banking services? Yes: it will help close the racial wealth gap | Opinion

An alarming number of Americans – over 60 million people – are either “unbanked” (meaning no checking or savings account) or “underbanked” (meaning using products and services outside of traditional banks, such as check cashing stores and payday lenders). One in five Americans who are underbanked are the least able …

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‘We’re not the postal service’: Psaki says White House can’t guarantee vacation packages amid supply chain crisis

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Wednesday that the Biden administration could not guarantee vacation packages arrive on time as concerns grow about the stability of U.S. supply chains ahead of the season. holidays. “We are not the postal service,” Psaki told reporters at the daily White House …

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Attorneys General Seek Opinion on Postal Service Plan

© Shutterstock A group of 20 attorneys general, including Josh Shapiro of Pennsylvania, recently sent the Federal Postal Regulatory Commission a formal complaint ordering the US Postal Service to seek an advisory opinion on Postmaster Louis DeJoy’s 10-year plan to transform the postal service. The plan is being implemented without …

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Work-life balance, mismanagement plague postal workers

Employees of the U.S. Postal Service are less satisfied with their jobs than their counterparts in the private sector or other government agencies, according to an Oct. 8 report by the Postal Inspector General. The results are taken from employee surveys published by the agency itself, as well as reviews …

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