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The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) announced (03 09) it would be closing six of its 80 district offices, eliminating positions across the country and offering another early retirement opportunity. These actions are expected to save the Postal Service more than $100 million annually.

In the past year the Postal Service has taken very aggressive cost-cutting actions, including:


Postal Service to Issue Alzheimer's Awareness Stamp. Source: U.S. Postal Service, 9 Oct 08

Hispanic Business magazine has again named the U.S. Postal Service to its annual "Diversity Elite 60" list of best companies for Hispanics, the only federal agency included in the magazine's 2008 list. The rankings are determined by more than 30 variables that measure companies' commitment to Hispanic hiring, promotion, marketing, philanthropy and supplier diversity. Source: U.S. Postal Service, 10 Oct 08

Award of Excellence Presented to U.S. Postal Service Employee From National Newspaper Association  - District Manager Dallas Keck of Portland, OR, is this year's winner of the Benjamin Franklin Community Newspaper and Postal Partnership Award of Excellence.

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An international leader recognized for enabling business transformation through innovative IT solutions has been named executive vice president and chief information officer of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS).

Ross Philo, who comes to the Postal Service after a long career in energy-related information services, will support the development of growth, service and administrative initiatives by ensuring that planning and development are linked with appropriate technology strategies.

"These are exciting times in the communications industry," said Postmaster General John Potter. "I know Ross will help the Postal Service grow revenue, manage costs, develop people and improve service."

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Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings to be Immortalized on Stamp - The U.S. Postal Service immortalizes novelist Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (1896-1953). Best known for her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Yearling, and her memoir Cross Creek, Rawlings is remembered for a series of short stories, novels and works of nonfiction about life in the Florida backwoods.

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The United States Postal Service (USPS), one of the world's largest employers, has successfully "gone live" with a new cutting-edge human resources system to meet the demands of the information age. The new HR system, based on the SAP(R) ERP Human Capital Management (SAP ERP HCM) solution, is one of the world's largest integrated HR systems. Using SAP software, the new platform replaces a system that supported more than 3,800 postal service HR professionals relying on more than 200 processes and some 70 systems to provide HR services to nearly 700,000 employees. Labor-intensive paper-based HR tasks have been streamlined and employees now have information at their fingertips.

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The American Philatelic Society (APS) has announced that AmeriStamp Expo 2008 has been rescheduled. The annual APS winter show and convention will now take place January 11-13 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The change was made to avoid a conflict with the American Stamp Dealers Association’s 2008 Spring Postage Stamp MegaEvent in New York City at Madison Square Garden. The MegaEvent is scheduled for March 6-9, 2008. 

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Just in time to promote the APS AmeriStamp Expo show January 11–13 in Charlotte, the American Philatelic Society is making available a 16-page album of United States stamps related to the state of North Carolina and its history.

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North American lighting OSRAM SYLVANIA announced the RECYCLEPAK(R) Consumer CFL Recycling Kit, a convenient solution for CFL recycling, will now be shipped via the United States Postal Service (USPS). This means that consumers who purchase the pre-paid/pre- labeled recycling kit online can simply give the package to any letter carrier or bring it to any of the over 37,000 USPS postal facilities for return delivery, expanding the availability of this product to all 50 states and US territories.

United States Postal Service, a CombineNet customer for nearly 5 years, was presented with a Global Supply Management Award at the Aberdeen CPO Summit. The US Postal Service received the Achievement Award for Technology Innovation, recognizing its innovative use of CombineNet's advanced sourcing technology to reduce costs and increase efficiencies across its entire supply chain.

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has awarded air transportation contracts to seven passenger airlines. Those awarded contracts are: American Airlines, Dallas, TX; American Trans Air, Indianapolis, IN; Continental Airlines, Houston, TX; JetBlue Airways, Queens, NY; Midwest Airlines, Milwaukee, WI; Sun Country Airlines, Minneapolis, MN; and US Airways, Washington, DC.

Stamps, stickers, Curious George and competition proved to be a winning combination for the U.S. Postal Service, as national children’s and professional organizations recently honored two children’s games created through the USPS Licensing Program.

The U.S. Postal Service proposes to revise its mailing standards to encourage mail preparation that is compatible with the Postal Service’s improved processing capabilities. When implemented, the standards would accompany the proposed price changes planned to take effect next spring. 

One of the fastest growing Internet-based companies in the country has fashioned an arrangement with the U.S. Postal Service to deliver all international online sales.

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., have agreed to a new contract for domestic air transportation of postal express shipments. The new agreement continues through September 2013, and supercedes the current contract which was set to expire in August of 2008.

Superman joined Batman, Wonder Woman and seven other comic book legends in extending their immortality to postage today when the U.S. Postal Service dedicated the “DC Comics Super Heroes” commemorative stamps and stamped postal cards. The ceremony took place at the world’s largest comic book and pop culture show—Comic-Con International 2006 

The U.S. Postal Service focus of using the latest technology to make customer transactions quick, easy and convenient is now being extended to its employees. The Postal Service is replacing its existing outdated human resources technology with a fully-integrated system to streamline, standardize and automate HR processes. Once fully implemented, the new system—called PostalPEOPLE—will be the largest of its kind anywhere.

The U.S. Postal Service is equipping its business customers with the latest tools to help them succeed in the complex world of international trade. Global Business Connect Kits containing information about the Postal Service's international delivery offerings are being made available free to customers from 28,000 Post Offices nationwide. 

The U.S. Postal Service today awarded a contract to United Parcel Service (UPS), significantly enhancing a business relationship involving the domestic air transportation of mail. The agreement calls for UPS to transport primarily First Class and Priority mail to and from 98 U.S. cities.

eBay Live! conference attendees will see a new co-branded box they can use to mail their products, learn how to win $10,000 to spend on eBay and ship their conference materials home, all courtesy of the U.S. Postal Service.

The U.S. Postal Service commemorates the world's largest stamp show—the Washington 2006 World Philatelic Exhibition—by issuing the Washington 2006 souvenir sheet on Memorial Day. The commemorative stamp sheet contains reproductions of three historic United States postage stamps originally issued in 1923—the $1 Lincoln Memorial, the $2 U.S. Capitol and the $5 Statue of Freedom that stands atop the Capitol's dome. They are produced from the original 1923 dies created by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and issued in their original denominations.

The U.S. Postal Service is making it easy now for retailers and customers shipping footwear to "strut their stuff" this summer, with the introduction of a new Priority Mail Shoe Box that will accommodate almost any brand and size shoe. 

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