Postal Service

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Use USPS NOT FedEx for Government Savings and Security

At USDA/NASS we use FedEx all the time for packages and envelopes, especially for 'priority' deliveries. It’s no secret that the USPS is suffering. Instead of 'outsourcing' shipping AND bailing out the USPS why not keep all mail originating from federal offices in the federal system and use the USPS? The USPS offers the exact same services as FedEX and since it is in the federal system, in theory, our federally protected ...more »

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Charge more for delivering junk mail

Increase the cost of mailing junk mail. This measure will raise revenue while decreasing the inbound mail and the need for postal workers. Indirect benefits are happier homeowners and less trash to process.

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Raise postal rates substantially on junk mail

All junk mail is marketing, most companies of which only use USPS because they are so cheap. Stop enabling junk mail companies, make them pay the true cost of delivering their garbage. Save millions of Americans the headache of sorting through garbage, prevent millions of tons of garbage from going to landfills by simply not being mailed in the first place, save millions of gallons of petrol by not transporting millions ...more »

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Supervisors who have more than twenty grievances and/or EEOs per quarter must be re-evaluated for competence

Grievances and EEOs are costly to the Government. They cost man hours and lower the moral of employees who see that nothing is being done to incomptent Supervisors. Government Supervisors are immune from personal loss for negligence. This would encourage them to not flagrantly violate labour rules and regulations with impunity. The cost savings would be in more man hours on the floor and a boost in performance by ...more »

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Agencies to use USPS, not FedEx or UPS

All Fed. Agencies should be required to engage in beneficial contracts with USPS to ship packages, not "outside" companies like FedEx or UPS. Win-Win: USPS gets more business and agencies get more affordable shipping.

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Quit out-sourcing the mail!

In the age of email, the volume of mail has fallen to the point where the USPS is struggling and considering discontinuing Saturday delivery. However, the Federal Govt still sends millions of mailings each year, but much of that correspondence is sent via couriers like FedEx and UPS, which is often more expensive, even when it doesn’t need to be there overnight. A requirement for Federal offices to use the USPS for correspondence ...more »

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Federal agencies use USPS as a first - if not only - option for mail

I suggest we require the first choice for mailing correspondence, packages, etc., be the USPS. If not making it a requirement, it should be standard practice to use USPS before all other vendors, lowering costs (perhaps through a discount vehicle) and helping our US Postal Service stay afloat.

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USPS mail delivery

Do away with Saturday USPS mail delivery.

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"Do Not Mail" Registry

Create a "Do Not Mail" registry to reduce unsolicited 3rd-class mail, like FCC's successful "Do Not Call" registry.

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Allow sick leave to be donated to other employees

Sick leave is currently not allowed to be donated to other employees. Why? We earned it. We did not abuse it. It's ours and if we would rather help out a fellow worker and their family in need, we should be allowed to donate as much as we want to them.

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Postage Savings for TSP Password/User Name Reset

The newly redesigned TSP website could be updated one step further - saving money and time. Instead of mailing a new password to you when you click the 'forgot user name/password', the TSP website could email you the new password (or show you on the screen) just like all other banking/financial websites do. This would cut down on postage and frustration.

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USPS mail routes

Study and modify USPS mail and special package routes for savings. A few years ago, I heard about FedEx employing new software that plotted out driving routes that maximized efficiency, minimized left hand turns and avoided areas/times of likely road congestion. This could realize a significant savings in time, fuel, and vehicle wear & tear.

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