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Joe Schick, Vice President of Postal Affairs


Joe Schick
Vice President of Postal Affairs


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5-Day Delivery ... Hype or Reality?

Monday 6/1/2009

The discussion of the USPS moving away from 6-day delivery to something less than that is not new. Over the last five years the Postal Service has engaged mailers in roundtable discussions and surveyed the American public on their reaction to the idea of moving away from 6-day delivery. The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 required the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) to do a study on the Universal Service Obligation (USO). In conjunction with the development of their report, the PRC conducted field hearings that included a wide variety of witnesses. That study and report was completed in late 2008 and submitted to Congress.

It’s safe to say that, in general, the majority of those people involved with the aforementioned discussions were against any reduction in the number of delivery days. But remember, that was prior to the dramatic downturn in mail volumes and the resulting dire financial situation of the USPS. The environment has changed and so have the attitudes of those same constituencies, including Congress. We witnessed that in the recent Congressional Hearing of the House Subcommittee.

Congressional reps, who only weeks ago had said "no way, no how," were now willing to listen and rationalize that a reduction in delivery days from 6 to 5 may be one of the only solutions to the long-term viability of the Postal Service. PostCom submitted testimony that suggested the association and its members were willing to sit at the table with the USPS, listen to their plan and strategy, and go along with a reduction in delivery days as long as it provided the USPS with substantial cost reductions and did not create major disruptions to doing business through the mail. Other associations have taken the same position in the last few weeks. In other words, the mailing industry is willing to adapt to the changes needed to help the USPS survive.

What does 5-day delivery mean? It’s generally assumed that Saturday would be the day that is eliminated, and the USPS has confirmed that in recent public appearances. Does that mean all postal operations would be cut to 5 days? The answer to that is no … only delivery to the home or business. All other operations -- acceptance of drop shipments, processing and distribution -- would be maintained as they are today.

Would the USPS eliminate a day of delivery everywhere, every week? We don’t know, but I would expect that would not be the case. The Postmaster General said that he wants the flexibility to be able to manage delivery as volumes fluctuate. That could mean a reduction in the number of delivery days in the normal low volume times and then move back to 6 days during the peak mailing season(s). It could mean fewer days delivery to areas of the country where mail volumes are consistently lower because of demographics or other reasons. The bottom line is that we won’t know for sure what it means until the USPS lays out their plans and strategy to Congress, who would first have to make a change in the law to permit less-than-6-day delivery, and then to the mailing industry.

Will it really happen? I think it will. When will it happen? That depends on how long it takes to convince Congress and the mailing industry that “drastic times call for drastic measures." It won’t change this year and it may not change in 2010, but I would expect that we’ll be dealing with 5-day delivery of mail by 2011. With that on the horizon, it's probably a good time to start thinking about how or if your business would be impacted and what adjustments will need to be made to your business/mail plan to compensate for the loss of one delivery day.


40 Comments

>> posted by Sandra Porter  on 6/11/2009 9:49:29 PM
A 5-day delivery week will cost a huge amount of postal carriers their lively hoods, especially those who have been with the USPS less than 6 years. Employees with less than 6 years are not covered by the NALC contract. Employees with 6 or more years are covered and guaranteed a job with 40 hrs per week. The people that deliver the mail for carriers on that 6th day are called T6's. They will be knocked down to regular carriers. The PTF's (Part Time Flexibles) that are waiting for routes that were open when all of this mess started are now in limbo. The PTF's are the reliefs when routes are down for whatever reason, be it vaction, sickness, auxillary routes, etc. The PTF's hours have been drastically cut recently anyway. If the 5 day work week happens, I will have to share the very few available work hours with two other PTF's. I have worked very hard over the past 2 years to prove to the Postal Service that I am an asset to them. I have delivered the mail in 100+ temperature on foot. I have delivered the mail while a hurricane was on top of us and trees were hitting the ground and falling on houses all around me. I have delivered the mail in the snow. I have delivered the mail when the early warning sirens are going off and everyone else is ducking for cover. I have delivered the mail while having broken toes and sprained ankles. All my work will be for nothing and I will most likely have to file bankruptcy just to feed my 4 children. We as Postal employees are being told everyday about the new million dollar contracts that we are getting from various places. Where is that money supposedly going that should be used to bail the USPS out? Furthermore, I don't think the majority of Americans want a 5 day delivery. We do business 6 days a week. For my and my fellow employees sake, I hope and pray that the 5 day a week delivery does not go through.
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>> posted by Sandra Porter  on 6/12/2009 4:12:02 PM
Correction: the NALC contract covers carriers with 6 or more years by promising no lay-offs and 40 hours a week
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>> posted by leapinglaughter  on 6/14/2009 5:37:26 PM
Five-day delivery? Fine by all the regular carriers in MY office. We could have a normal weekend with our wives or husbands, and go to our kids' sporting and Scouting events. Our customers would be happy because they wouldn't get all the misdelivered mail our lousy relief carriers give them on our non-scheduled days. We say BRING IT ON.
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>> posted by Jim  on 6/14/2009 5:46:37 PM
5-Day delivery would be the demise of over 48,000 jobs and no one is mentions that fact when they talk about 5-day delivery.
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>> posted by Gloria  on 6/14/2009 6:34:02 PM
There would be too many job losses, something Americans don't need any more of! The USPS could save billion$ if they would get rid of the fat, lazy supervisors and managers who do nothing except bully and harass good, hard-working employees and whose jobs ONLY entail reading emails and doing paperwork - which has absolutely nothing to do with moving the mail. And how about making Potter give back the $800,000+ 'bonus' he gave himself! And you could also melt down all the billion$ FSS machines they purchased that are sitting idle because there aren't enough flats to warrant their use - and use the metal to make airplanes for the Afghanistan war. Not really - although I'm sure it could be used for something more resourceful than flat sorter machines. Also, million$ could be saved if the USPS would follow the contract they signed and agreed to! And to save the USA, how about getting rid of the aliens who pay no taxes, are here illegally and drain all of the social services AND send all the HB-1's back to their native countries and give the jobs back to the Americans they were taken from!
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>> posted by Kristine  on 6/14/2009 7:04:58 PM
From what I am reading, it wouldn't necessarily mean saturday, sunday. I read something about tuesday, sunday. so no guarentee that we would get weekends off. 6 day a week delivery gives us an edge over fedex, and ups. And with the possibility of losing 1/6th of our workforce, i don't think it is a good idea. Now is not the time to be putting more people out of work. And this article states: "that could mean a reduction in the number of delivery days in the normal low volume times and then move back to 6 days during the peak mailing season", so during the summer could they just do 3 days a week? I don't like the wording of this. So like teachers, a part of the work force sits home in the summer? this concerns me. I am wondering if this is one more way to try and contract out the work-
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>> posted by tonythemailmanonpostalbytes  on 6/14/2009 7:47:21 PM
This is just another ploy by the USPS management to violate contracts with craft employees AND to not have to fund the $5B retiree health care that no other federal agency has to fund. Figures lie and liars figure. If you take the $5B retiree fund (that is already funded) out of the equation, the P.O. actually made about $2B this year. Potter doesn't want to fund this (but he has no problem with funding his $800k+ golden parachute). Congress does, so Jack has threatened layoffs and 5 day delivery. Let congress repeal the double funding of retiree health care and this becomes a non-issue. A 5 day delivery would dramatically reduce the number of craft employees AND open the door to privitization. Some company will most cetainly weasel their way into that non-delivery day. As in the past, the service will be of inferior quality when a private company has tried to do what the letter carriers have been doing (in spite of postal management) for the past 200 years. If this comes to a vote, I would certainly urge you to strongly support your local letter carriers (who we all love dearly) and keep a 6 day universal postal service which the the American public deserves.Even with the recent increases, its still one of the best values WORLDWIDE!
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>> posted by Jim  on 6/14/2009 8:23:31 PM
Just think, If the sixth day of delivery that was dropped was not saturday, letter carriers would never have a long weekend again. Wonder if the the post from leapinglaughter thought of that aspect. Management never makes the decisions that are good for everyone, they always throw a twist into it......
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>> posted by Theresa  on 6/15/2009 5:53:52 AM
Going to the 6 day delivery will be the death of the Post Office. We will never be competitive after that. This would be cutting are own throats. C'mon, you and I know that the Post Office is top heavy. We used to have one carrier supervisor and now we have two. Why? We don't need that person. Hold managers to follow the contract...would save the Postal "Service" millions in contract violation settlements.
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>> posted by mailmaninks  on 6/15/2009 6:44:15 PM
5 day deliver, bring it on! guess what fedex and ups regulars dont work saturdays. they only deliver the important stuff on saturdays, guess our ptf's could take care of that business.
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>> posted by joyce  on 6/16/2009 1:46:26 PM
I WILL NOT BE ABLE TO KEEP MY HOME WITH LESS PAY DUE TO 5 DAY WORK WEEK, SATURDAYS DOES NOT BOTHER ME WORKING , SEEMS THE ONES WITH MANY YEARS IN OFFICE WANTS 5 DAYS, THATS NOT FAIR TO PTF OR REGULARS WITH LESS THEN 6 YEARS, WE ALL HAVE FAMILYS TO SUPPORT, MEDICAL IS SO HIGH IN COST AND KEEPS GOING UP, HOW ARE WE GOING TO KEEP IT WITH IN PAY, CANT BE DONE. THIS NEEDS TO BE STOPPEDSTRESSING OUT THE CARRIERS
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>> posted by John  on 6/16/2009 8:18:31 PM
The management in my office is telling t-6s that if we go to 5-day delivery, their position would be to excess the t-6s rather than post all the jobs below them in seniority. On the other hand our union reps say not to worry, it will never happen. i've got over 20 years in and have a great set of routes that I really enjoy. I ended up taking a regular route today that is of much less quality because I am afraid of my position being shipped out to some office up to 500 miles away. I don't trust management to follow the contract and isn't it strange that our national union president is stepping down now at all times? Does he know something we don't? Is he leaving before he gets blamed for whats coming? hmmm.
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>> posted by ron  on 6/17/2009 9:48:57 PM
Unless Potter & his sidekicks stop making STUPID, costly decisions FSS and giving themselves huge bonuses bleeding the USPS dry, 5 days is the only thing that will save us. It's sad that so many will lose employment, but that is going to happen anyway if we stay the course we're on now! This lost mail is NOT coming back. There are going to be less jobs either way. I'm rooting for 5 days so that the jobs that are left are decent jobs. I'd also like to see an independent outside audit done on the USPS to uncover the hidden waste and to prove what us peons have known forever.............. there are too many supervisors and far too many people who never touch the MAIL! Too many redundant reports probably generated for the sole purpose of keeping management jobs. This house needs to be cleaned from the top down!
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>> posted by Bryce  on 6/19/2009 4:56:00 PM
I am a RCA and I think that going to 5 days will kill the post office not only will it cut thousands of jobs you will be getting paid less to do more work. At my office we are already short I work the clerk side and carry routes. They are having to move people around now what would they do with them if they go to 5 days. Cause they will have to get rid of routes to build back the other routes just stay above forty, unlike city carriers we are on evaluation so then what? It would be the stupidest thing the post office has ever done which isn't saying a lot cause they seem to do that a lot these days!
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>> posted by Tool  on 6/21/2009 12:34:05 AM
HR22 will pass and 5 day delivery will not Potter will NOT get all he wants!
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>> posted by Glenn  on 7/10/2009 1:08:07 PM
What we in the postal service need to take a look at is the mid and top level management in the postal service. At our station we have three managers. Those three managers make yearly near a quarter of a million dollars. Our station only has 24 routes. When we leave for the street, those managers supervise 3 clerks. One manager per employee. The Postal Service does time studies constantly on us (letter carriers and clerks), from timing us in the street, to timing us in the bathroom. At no time is there a time study done on anyone in management. Why? Remember America, if we (Letter Carriers and Clerks) don't show up for work, the mail doesn't get delivered, if someone from Postal Management doesn't show up for work, the job still gets done. Who do you need more??? Delivering and processing the mail IS THE JOB. Once again another corporation in America who is top heavy, but will look to others jobs to cut instead of their own!
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>> posted by mike  on 7/26/2009 10:17:09 AM
I have been a city carrier for 15 yrs and have watched my kids grow up without my being there on weekends for them. I don't know of any of the full time carriers in my shop who wouldn't love a 5 day work week. If the postal service did this correctly everyone would win. How about buying out the oldest carriers and letting the young ones take their place. Everyone wins. we have apprx.6-7 guys who would be eligible for retirement and we have 5 ptfs. It would be a big hit for the postal service up front but would save money in the end and save jobs. This doesn't have to be painful if people work together. This is a no brainer to me.
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>> posted by Michael  on 7/30/2009 9:11:22 AM
Time to face up to realities...excess supervisors? Maybe true in some areas, but certainly not true in others (and they are on the chopping block, too). I suspect there is a balance in the end. The formula is simple...reduced mail volume = reduced workload = reduced revenue = reduced necessity for manpower. Sustainability cannot be achieved unless workload is matched to workhours.
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>> posted by J.M  on 8/1/2009 3:19:17 PM
I seemed to remember that the post office tried 5 days a week before and it didn't work. Do you recall? In the old days we didn't have FEDX nor UPS, so might not be a fair comparison
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>> posted by DE  on 8/16/2009 8:38:17 AM
Like all other companies the PO is going to have to do something to stay afloat. Will some have to find other jobs to save the PO? Maybe. PTF's will NOT go fulltime from here on out. Vacancies will be filled be full time carriers that are in limbo from route consolidations from other offices first. Yes this is hard to swallow. Do you want to wait till it happens and try to find a new job when you are 3 years older or do the smart thing by your family and find new employment NOW before all this happens and compete with the others that are also in your shoes. If you are part time now you will stay part time. The PO is not concerned about how far in debt you got your family. It's only concern is keeping the doors open with fewer people doing more work just like any other business. That is one of its problems. The government needs to realize we are not a business but a service to the american people and it needs to take back control of the postal service. That will cut out alot of these big bonuses to a few. Put city and rural carriers on the same schedules and cut out paying people 8-10 hours a day and only working 5-6. What a savings that would be. The saddle has just been set on the horse and we are in for a long rough ride. Hang on or get out now.
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>> posted by herman  on 8/24/2009 8:47:38 PM
STOP SATURDAY DELIVERY.
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>> posted by k.h.  on 8/25/2009 11:52:36 PM
I say yes yes yes to the 5 day work week.In my office we have way to many "NEW" p.t.f.'s who dont know the meaning of work.I'm a regular who's been working like a dog for 16 years,giving my customers A+ performance while these leachers slow down,misdeliver,take 2 hour lunches,call in sick every other weekend,show up to work with a piss poor attitude and on top of that complain!!! see ya
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>> posted by L.T.  on 3/3/2010 5:41:50 PM
I think the 5 day work week is going to happen I have been a relief carrier for 10 years and I have to smile when I read these posts from regulars. You talk like you never make mistakes and you are so proud of yourselfs and put the ptfs and subs down. You have had a steady job for sometime I wonder how you would feel if they took it away from you.
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>> posted by BAP  on 3/29/2010 10:45:54 PM
PLEASE DON"T LET THIS HAPPEN,THERS WILL BE SO MANY PEOPLE EFFECT IN A NEGATIVE WAY.THIS MAY MEAN THE LOST OF THOUSANDS OF JOBS. WITH THE UNEMPLOYEMENT RATE ALREADY HIGH,THIS WOULD DEVASTED THIS COUNTRY.I HOPE AND PRAY THAT THOSE MAKING THIS DECISION WILL UNDERSTAND WHAT EFFECT THIS WOULD HAVE ON MANY POSTAL EMPLOYEE AND THEIR FAMILY LIFE
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>> posted by BE  on 4/5/2010 2:08:34 AM
What really needs to be done is treat the post office like a real job. The best man or woman for the job. Survival of the fittest. All carriers should be required to adhere to physical standards like the military. Also, age should not be a factor. If you can't do your job as well as another, then retire. It's life. There are tons of people out there looking for a job that would hustle and get what needs to be done in half the time it takes most of these guys to do. The problem is the attitudes. Do your job the best you can, and yes that means hustle AND be accurate. If you are "broke" then file a claim and find a new job. Even if you were hurt in war the military will get rid of you if you cannot do your job anymore. It is life. Why does the post office think that they are immune to all of this??? What is funny about all of these comments by regulars is that were once not regulars, and I bet the one's with the worst comments made regular back in the day when it took 3 months. The PTF that is taking a two hour lunch is probably doing it because he got the route done two hours earlier than the regular and he doesn't want to come in early to tick him off by showing him up. I've worked at a lot of offices and they are all the same. Unnecessary overtime. If I can do it, then why can't you???? Cuz you are LAZY and get away with it. Get on a treadmill, eat more healthy, and quit smoking. The auto industry union got a swift kick in the a**. USPS needs one too. Promote people because they deserve it, not because the earth has revolved around the sun so many times.
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>> posted by BE  on 4/5/2010 2:16:47 AM
Oh, and Mike is right. Buy out the guys that are eligible for retirement. Most of them are so slow they are costing as much as two people. I know, I will get old someday. But it is ok to elevate your heart rate once in a while even when you are old.
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>> posted by BE  on 4/5/2010 2:19:29 AM
I don't know where k.h. is from, but it must be outer space where regulars actually work. Have a regular do a different route everyday, let's see how many mistakes THEY would make.
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>> posted by C K   on 4/25/2010 5:07:14 PM
The P.O. is top heavy, trim the fat off the top starting with the PMG , congress needs to cut his pay ( is he worth what he is making) the working man can't take any more hits 5 day will kill us gget rid of the PM's they do nothing in the little offices anyway one PM could do the work of 4 post offices in my area do the pay roll and once aweek service talks what else do you need. We have a clerk who knows more and does more than my PM in my office combine the offices for pete's sake.....that would save the salary of 3 post masters do the math.......
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>> posted by bob  on 6/11/2010 10:35:45 AM
There is no doubt that the useless managers & supervisors are a large portion of the postal services waste of money. They either got there from kissing up,ratting out or getting injured on the job,as a way out of carrying.The service the public gets on a regular carriers day off if a disgrace. Managers don't care ,as long as a "dusting" is made. If the public only new what went on inside the office & how mail was being detained or just sent back to make it look like work was being done. Managers lie all the time on the computers & fill them with fuzzy numbers. I think the P.O. should defiantly go to a 5 day delivery & weed out the newer people who have a lousy work ethic & no conscience at all.They should offer the cs rs people a buyout so jobs wouldn't be drastically effected People who don't have 6 yrs knew what they were getting into when they came aboard.They can be put on a waiting list to be the first ones rehired when needed. The stress levels "inside" are off the charts and it's all because they have to show "numbers" to back there paper trail to support a 5-day delivery.
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>> posted by Buddy Hendrix  on 6/18/2010 1:35:51 PM
And you call this a think tank?
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>> posted by Randy  on 6/22/2010 11:41:22 PM
I know that in my office people are working there days off all the time. 3 choices1Keep paying over time that cost $$$2Hire new people that cost $$$3Do away with saturday And save $$$ NO BRAINER
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>> posted by ROB MEZA  on 7/14/2010 11:14:08 PM
I HAVE BEEN THRU GOOD AND BAD WITH THE P.O. AND I HAVE NEVER SEEN THE MAIL VOLUME SO LOW AS IT IS TODAY. PEOPLE SEEM TO FORGET THAT WE ARE A BUSINESS AND WE HAVE TO ACOMODATE OUR WORK AROUND OUR CURRENT ENVIRONMENT. I PERSONALLY WOULD LOVE TO HAVE A SET SCHEDULE AND BE OFF ON WEEKENDS AND I KNOW THAT TONS OF OTHER CARRIERS FEEL THE SAME WAY. BUT THEN AGAIN I AM IN THE "SAFE ZONE", AS I HAVE PLENTY OF YEARS AND MY JOB IS SAFE. BUT WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO OPERATE THE SAME WAY AS ANY OTHER BUSINESS AND IF IT IS NECESSARY TO CUT COSTS BY MEANS OF ELIMINATING JOBS THEN SO BE IT. IF WE DO NOT DO WHAT IS NECESSARY TO MAINTAIN OPERATING COSTS, THEN PRIVITIZATION MIGHT BE AN OPTION THEN WE ALL LOSE OUR JOBS! IF CUTTING BACK ON ONE DAY OF SERVICE IS AN AUTOMATIC MONEY SAVER THEN WHY NOT DO IT? AND REALLY PEOPLE, ASK AROUND, ESPECIALLY TO YOUR CUSTOMERS, NO ONE REALLY MINDS IF SATURDAY MAIL IS DELIVERED OR NOT. THERE ARE MANY VALID POINTS TO WHAT ALOT OF PEOPLE WRITE, BUT OVERALL THE CURE FOR OUR SICKNESS IN THE P.O. IS FIVE DAY DELIVERY.
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>> posted by Marc S  on 10/4/2010 2:14:20 PM
Hey Schick: when was the last time you had to work on a Saturday?
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>> posted by aw  on 10/6/2010 1:57:28 PM
SOME OF YOU ARE COMPLETE IDIOTS, AND THERE IS NO WONDER YOUR ONLY CAPABLE OF SHIFTING THROUGH MAIL AND PLACING IT IN MAIL BOXES. WHERE HAVE YOU READ THAT THE DAY USPS IS CONSIDERING CUTTING IS SATURDAY? EVEN IF THEY GO DOWN TO 5 DAYS WHICH WOULD EFFECT THE PARTVE NO NEW IDEA TIME EMPLOYEES EVENTUALLY THE FULL TIME CARRIERS WILL BE EFFECTED. TECHNOLOGY IS NOT SLOWING DOWN AND THE POST OFFICE HAVE NO NEW IDEAS TO KEEP THE CUSTOMERS THEY HAVE NOW. IF THEY GO DOWN TO 5 DAYS WHATS TO STOP THEM FROM GOING DOWN TO 4. WAKE UP PEOPLE NO ONE NEEDS THE POST OFFICE ANYMORE
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>> posted by qwerty  on 10/7/2010 8:54:04 PM
Where have we read that the day that will be cut is Saturday? Everywhere. Within the postal service, the plan has been laid out for us. Saturday is the most logical because of all the businesses that are either closed on Saturday, or do not have office personnel in on Saturday. Most schools, doctors, and factories are closed on Saturday or request no Saturday delivery because there is no personnel to collect and process the mail. There are routes that are half an hour, an hour or more short because of all the closings on Saturday. These carriers carry mail off of another route to make an 8 hour day. For people who demand 6 day delivery, p.o. boxes will be delivered to 6 days a week.
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>> posted by jack w armstrong  on 10/24/2010 7:13:18 PM
If we received the $75 billion dollars from the Civil Service retirement System the Post Office was overcharged we wouldn't need a cut to 5 delivery days. If we paid in $800 million per year the GAO recommended to the Retiree Health Care Trust instead of the 5.6 Billion per year mandated in 2006, we wouldn't need to cut delivery. This is not complicated. Give back the $$ we are owed, and make us pay the CORRECT amount to the Retiree Health Care Trust, and we are able to operate 6 days a week. Unfortunately Post Master General Potter isn't a CEO, but just another highly paid government lackey feeding at the public trough. He would much rather sacrifice the hard working letter carriers, clerks, processing and distribution employees' jobs than act like a business and reduce costs the smart way.
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>> posted by safayr3  on 4/19/2011 11:37:50 AM
I have about HAD it with all these regular carriers thinking they are perfect! I have been an RCA for 7 years, and I currently run 12 routes. I would LOVE to see one of you full-timers do that and not make any mistakes! Some of us do take our job very seriously and strive to do it well! And by the way, I run my regular K route picking up DAILY misdeliveries after the regular carrier, so I don't want to hear it. I am not for the 5-day delivery, even if I WERE full time, because I try to think of other people and not just myself. I have given up 7 years of Saturdays to feed my family and you don't hear ME complaining!
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>> posted by alan  on 7/24/2011 9:37:30 AM
It is regrettable that anyone has to suffer in an industry thatis gradually being reduced in size (the USPS). But this is life.Just ask the horseless carriage makers, eight-track player employees, and typewriter salesmen. We will always need some frequency of physical mail delivery, just not as much of it.If you look at most other industrialized countries, theyhaveno longer stayed with 6-day delivery and they can be profitableand still provide good service.Of course the USPS has atrocious management. But face it, 5-daydelivery will save them more money per year than any other ideaanyone can come up with. I challenge all of you to prove to meanother idea will save more money per year.
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>> posted by common sense  on 3/1/2012 9:33:09 AM
They shouldn't have wasted all that money on FSS.The mail volumn doesn't warrent it. They knew that. Now they're looking for help. Make them lay off management like other companies do when things get tough. I don't feel bad for them. All those bonuses to people who don't do squat. Carriers don't even get a thank-you or any recognition.We are the backbone of the postal system. Management keeps forgetting that. They want to save money:Don't raise stamp prices & cut services. Don't close post offices. Get rid of 75% of management we don't need. Every employee know their job better than any supervisor or upper management.Good luck to all but upper management.
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>> posted by Mitzi22Wood  on 3/16/2012 9:09:49 PM
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