"Sweeping Changes coming in USPS Lease Language. Attend the AUSPL Regional Meeting, Denver CO - August 26, 2016 for details."

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Gary Phillips, New AUSPL President


Gary Phillips, AUSPL President


May 2016

Fellow Members:

On May 5th, 2016, the AUSPL board of directors elected me to succeed Morgan Wolaver as AUSPL’s next president.  I have been privileged to serve with Morgan as Vice President for the past several years and am grateful to Morgan for his many accomplishments in advancing AUSPL’s agenda.  And he is not quite finished yet.  Morgan will remain on the board of directors and has agreed to continue as “director of legislative affairs”.  This ensures complete continuity in AUSPL’s effort to influence congress on comprehensive postal reform legislation.  Thank you Morgan for your leadership as AUSPL’s president; and for your willingness to continue to serve on AUSPL’s board and as its advocate in Washington.

It is our mission to be sure that every congressman and postal service executive knows that our network of buildings is critical to affordable, universal service to all Americans.  You can help by; writing to or visiting your Congressman, contributing to the AUSPL PAC, and attending AUSPL Hill Day events in Washington.

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Message from Morgan Wolaver

Morgan Wolaver, Director - Legislative Affairs

Morgan Wolaver Director – Legislative Affairs

Dear AUSPL Members,


May 4, 2016 marks the last day of my term as president of the AUSPL Board. I was first elected to the position in 2013 and feel privileged to have served the members and the board for the past 3 years. Hopefully I have helped to advance the mission of the Association and assist you when asked.


Gary Phillips takes over the leadership role. Many of you know Gary. The Association will be well served by his leadership skills, construction and leasing knowledge, and decades of experience working with the USPS.


The Annual AUSPL Conference was a great success. The annual conference is an opportunity to gain knowledge about your lease, property maintenance and the USPS. We heard presentations from experts on property valuation, inspection & maintenance of paving, dealing with asbestos and understanding the Contract Appeals language in your lease. A number of board members provided time to members to discuss their specific leasing issues, negotiations with CBRE or other interest. We were very fortunate to hear presentations from Ms. Karen LaFave, Manager Facilities Real Estate Leasing and Mr. Gerald Goddard, Manager Repairs and Alterations – Western Region.  New this year were talks by Professors Crew from Rutgers on the financial pressures of the USPS, Professor Baradaran on postal banking, Mr. John Kane on postal reform legislation and Mr. David Williams, retired OIG and Adjunct Professor, on the additional services post offices could provide for generating additional revenue. If you were unable to attend please consider joining us next year.

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Moratorium on Closing Small, Rural Post Offices  Through 9/30/16

As reimbursement for the free and reduced rates mandated by Congress, the USPS, through the annual Appropriations Bill, receives money from Congress for “forgone” revenue.   

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