10-6-2017 The United States Postal Service filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) today of price changes to take effect Jan. 21, 2018. The new prices, if approved, include a one cent increase in the price of a First-Class Mail Forever stamp from 49 cents to 50 cents. Postcard stamps and metered letters would…Details
AUSPL Insurance is ready to assist you should you have a claim from Hurricane Irma. Call 1-877-642-8775 to report claims during business hours (M-F 8am – 5pm CST). You can report the claim after hours via the 24 hour emergency number – (800) 315-6090, option 8 or call Rick Austin at 901-351-4599 Members are authorized…Details
Aug. 28, 2017, 9 a.m. ET Texas Aug. 28, 2017, 9 a.m. ET Houston All retail and delivery operations are suspended today (Monday, Aug. 28) in the Houston area. This impacts Post Offices with ZIP Codes beginning with 770, 772, 773, 774, 775, 776 and 778. All Priority Mail Express service to the Houston area…Details
AUSPL Insurance is ready to assist you should you have a claim from Hurricane Harvey. Call 1-877-642-8775 to report claims during business hours (M-F 8am – 5pm CST). You can report the claim after hours via the 24 hour emergency number – (800) 315-6090, option 8 or call Rick Austin at 901-351-4599 Members are authorized…Details
Where does AUSPL stand on the commission issue? The AUSPL Board of Directors has unanimously opposed the USPS practice of asking lessors to pay commissions to third party brokers from the inception of the original CBRE contract and our position is unchanged. We do not object to the Postal Service hiring outside agents to process…Details
As described here, the USPS recently completed a multi-year project to revise the lease forms it uses to lease post office buildings. As also described in that article, many of the changes in the lease forms promise to impose new costs and obligations on postal lessors. However, the application of normal contract law principles…Details
On Tuesday, February 7 at 10:00 a.m. (EST) the House Oversight Committee will hold a hearing on H.R. 756. The purpose of the hearing is to examine the need for a timely and comprehensive postal reform bill, and to discuss provisions that stakeholders believe are necessary.
On January 31, 2017, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee leaders introduced the Postal Service Reform Act of 2017, H.R. 756. The bill is a reintroduction of H. R. 5714, which was introduced by Chairman Jason Chaffetz in the prior Congress. H.R. 756 has a bipartisan group of cosponsors, including Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Ranking…Details
The US Postal Service has announced the end of the partnership between the office supply chain Staples and the US Postal Service wherein Staples provided mini post offices in retail outlets. By the first week of March 2017 Staples will discontinue postal services at its approximately 500 U.S. locations.
At a meeting of the House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz told committee members that the Committee will make postal reform a top priority for the new 115th Session of Congress. Chairman Chaffetz authored HR 5714, a comprehensive postal reform bill introduced in the previous session of Congress. HR 5714 made it out of committee…Details