Online shopping is overloading the US Postal Service
Quartz (qz.com) 12/20/2017
The holidays are the US Postal Service’s busiest time of the year; it expects to ship more than 850 million packages between Thanksgiving 2017 and New Year’s Day 2018.
The hustle is getting worse thanks to an online shopping season thats beginning increasingly earlier each year, according to the USPS. In 2012, the postal service expected to ship just 365 million packages during the holiday season. Despite the massive increase in holiday packages handled, the organization’s workforce actually shrunk by 20,000 full-time workers since 2012 to a total of 508,000 in 2016. Even including seasonal contract workers—the USPS expected to hire 35,000-40,000 last year—the growth rate of number of packages far outpaces postal manpower. [Read more]
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Educate yourself on route inspections
This manual describes a route inspection.
Download Handbook M-41: City Delivery Carriers Duties and Responsibilities. Then, go to Section 9 “Mail Count and Route Inspection”.
A night of Scholarships and Recognitions
Branch 212 awarded three Scholarships and handed recognition awards to several of our fellow members, in our June 13 meeting. Take a look at the pics [click]
This a reminder to all Branch 212 members that it is YOUR responsibility to inform the Branch and National when you change your address. When any mailing from the Branch or National goes to the wrong address it's no ones fault but your own.
Sec/Treas. Br. 212
Branch 212 proudly celebrates its 125th Anniversary