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Tue Oct 26 2021 22:44:22

USPS Distributes Talking Points to Postal Workers

By: Ina Steiner

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The Postal Service is getting a lot of flak for raising prices and slowing mail. Does it see its letter carriers and window clerks as an army it can deploy to change public opinion?

The USPS is handing out small cards to postal workers featuring talking points of its "Delivering for America" 10-year plan. In a post on the Link newsletter for employees, the organization said each card would address a different topic and will feature information that employees can reference "when discussing the plan with co-workers and customers."

The Postal Service mailed the first card in the series to employees' home addresses last week. (In bargaining unit workplaces, managers are distributing the cards to employees.)

The cards are 5 inches by 3.25 inches; the front of the first Delivering for America card shows a letter carrier from Alexandria, Virginia. 

The back of the card focuses on the preparedness of the Postal Service for the holiday season:

Delivering for America - Peak Season 2021 - We're Ready!

The Postal Service is more prepared than ever to delivery the holidays! 

Scan the QR code below for a special video message from Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. He explains how our 10-year Delivering for America plan will help improve service this peak season - and beyond. Thank you for all you do for our customers every day!

- We are stabilizing our workforce to improve peak performance.
Hiring more than 40,000 employees for peak season - go to usps.com/hiring for more information. 

- We are deploying state-of-the-art sorting machines at facilities across the nation.
Installing 112 new package sorters and more than 50 additional systems to help sort larger packages.

- We are redesigning our processing network to improve mail and package flow.
Adding space to accommodate packages by leasing more than 75 peak season annexes - plus over 40 on multi-year leases.

- We are shifting mail movement from third-party air transportation to our more reliable surface transportation network.

The USPS will distribute new cards early next year, you can see a graphic of the first card on the USPS Link website.

How effective do you think this plan will be in changing hearts and minds of USPS customers? 

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by: terry55 This user has validated their user name.

Wed Oct 27 10:18:28 2021

Not mine or my mail lady, 2-3 months just to get denied insurance claims with no one to contact.
My mail lady working 12hrs and getting paid for 8, she's looking into another job after 15 yrs. When the workers aren't happy you think they'll do a good job, not likely
 

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by: Chicago48 This user has validated their user name.

Thu Oct 28 04:53:14 2021

We are stabilizing our workforce to improve peak performance.
Hiring more than 40,000 employees for peak season - go to usps.com/hiring for more information.
^^
USPS is competing with the likes of AMZ.  I doubt they will get 40K employees, or close to it.

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by: Actual Seller This user has validated their user name.

Thu Oct 28 07:14:10 2021

I just wanna know with all the tyranny going on, how did they get to be the only ones to skip the wack mandates?

USPS may be the last place left for many Americans to work.

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by: fusgeyer This user has validated their user name.

Thu Oct 28 13:14:01 2021

Ready for the 2021 holiday season? Who are you kidding. I switched most of our business shipping to UPS. Why?
1) Cost less. Except for flats under 8 oz.
2) Faster delivery, right now Priority Mail out of Arkansas to the continental US is averaging 11 days--yes 11 not 3. UPS ground is cheaper and they get it there in 5-7 days.
3) Packages arrive intact. Post Office is destroying about 1/3 of my packages--and I was using their boxes!

So that's it in a nutshell. USPS lost most of my business, doubt they will get it back.

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by: OnlyPollyPocket This user has validated their user name.

Thu Oct 28 20:09:10 2021

So are these cards going to be like ebay customer service?  I.e., canned responses that mean nothing?

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by: Sierra This user has validated their user name.

Sat Oct 30 10:52:16 2021

Does DeJoy (or whoever wrote the malarkey) realize how silly this sounds? Last year the sh*thead was destroying machines which slowed down mail service. This year they've slowed down mail service yet again by sending most mail by ground/truck rather than air. Now the dufus is claiming they're hiring 40,000 employees, leasing a bunch of new facilities, buying NEW machines, etc. Something isn't adding up ... except in DeJoy's pocket, I'm sure! #FireDeJoy #DeJoyHasToGo



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