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Postal Affairs Podcast w/ @BobSchimek: OIG looks into new @USPS vehicle purchases | 06 11 18

6/8/2018
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Senior Director of Postal Affairs, Bob Schimek elaborates on the latest developments with the United States Postal Service: -OIG looks into new USPS vehicle purchases -Universal Postal Union Ranks. How did the USPS do? -USPS April Results -Scratch and Sniff Stamps

Duration:00:17:50

Postal Affairs Podcast w/ @BobSchimek: @USPS 2Q Results & UPS Labor Force Challenges | 05 28 18

5/29/2018
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Senior Director of Postal Affairs, Bob Schimek elaborates on the latest developments with the United States Postal Service: -USPS 2Q Results -Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) -UPS Labor Force Challenges -Lance Armstrong Settles Legal Dispute with USPS

Duration:00:23:38

Postal Affairs Podcast w/ @BobSchimek: focusing on the National Postal Forum #NPF2018 | 05 14 18

5/17/2018
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Senior Director of Postal Affairs, Bob Schimek elaborates on the latest developments with the United States Postal Service: This latest episode focuses on the National Postal Forum: -Informed Delivery -Informed Visibility -NPF Highlights -Postal Governors Update

Duration:00:28:51

Postal Affairs Podcast w/ @BobSchimek: @realDonaldTrump creates task force on the @USPS | 04 30 18

4/30/2018
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Senior Director of Postal Affairs, Bob Schimek elaborates on the latest developments with the United States Postal Service: -President Trump creates task force on the USPS -Senate holds hearing on 3 BOG Nominees -Will Full Service become required? -Quadient will be at NPF in San Antonio, TX, May 6-9

Duration:00:28:56

Postal Affairs w/ @BobSchimek: @USPS > New Move Update Validation & Mailer Benefits | 04 02 18

4/5/2018
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Senior Director of Postal Affairs, Bob Schimek elaborates on the latest developments with the United States Postal Service: -10 Year Rate Review & Other hot topics -New Move Update Validation and Mailer Benefits -2017 ACR finds 304 Post Offices MIA

Duration:00:25:09

Postal Affairs w/ @BobSchimek: @USPS > Exploding packages in Austin | 03 19 18

3/19/2018
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Senior Director of Postal Affairs, Bob Schimek elaborates on the latest developments with the United States Postal Service: -Exploding packages in Austin -PRC 10-year review getting flood of comments -Postal Service Mismanagement

Duration:00:25:29

Postal Affairs w/ @BobSchimek: @USPS > Do postal unions understand business? | 03 5 18

3/4/2018
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Senior Director of Postal Affairs, Bob Schimek elaborates on the latest developments with the United States Postal Service: Key USPS executive retirement FSS going from bad to worse PRC decision on “Appropriate Share” for competitive products Do Postal unions understand business?

Duration:00:21:27

Postal Affairs with @BobSchimek: @USPS Informed Delivery & @FedEx contract | March 13th, 2017

3/21/2017
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Director of Postal Affairs, Bob Schimek elaborates on the latest developments with the United States Postal Service: USPS Files January Financial Numbers: · USPS had an operating income of $42M while in the black, the plan was $263M and the previous year was $293M · After non-controllable expenses and unfunded liabilities the USPS reported a loss of $245M for the month · Key concern: Controllable expenses were above plan by 3% and above SPLY by 5.1% o January work hours were 3.7% above...

Duration:00:22:59

Postal Affairs with @BobSchimek: Postal Reform Bill & USPS Q1 | February 16th, 2017

3/16/2017
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Bob Schimek, Director of Postal Affairs at Satori outlines the following developments with the USPS Postal Reform Bill Re-introduced: · HR 756, Postal Reform Act of 2017: Major components of the bill include: o Postal Service retirees to use Medicare (pretty much wipes out the unfunded mandate) o Changes Board of Governors (currently none) from 9 down to 5 with a 7-year term o Permanently brings back half of exigency (1-time 2.15% increase) First Class stamp would go up 1-cent to 50 cents....

Duration:00:22:55

Postal Affairs with Bob Schimek: PRC 10 year rate review | February 9th, 2017

2/10/2017
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Things are starting to get interesting with the PRC 10-year Rate Review:  Industry filed two separate (but similar) motions to change the procedural schedule o Asking that Phase 1 is purely focused on if the current system is failing to achieve the 9 objectives and 14 factors o Once that is determined, then Phase 2 can be focused on what changes should be considered  USPS went on record, opposing the motions filed by industry.  At the heart of the issue: o Industry believes the current...

Duration:00:30:24

Postal Affairs with Bob Schimek: USPS price change as of next week | January 16th, 2017

1/16/2017
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Reminder: USPS price change goes into effect next week: • Get out and by your forever stamps this week… • Reminder, we covered key dates in last week edition • Short week for USPS personnel at USPS Headquarters? o Monday is a holiday (MLK Day) o Then Wed – Fri USPS Headquarters is locked down for the inauguration, employees are not allowed in. o So only one working day before the new rates go into effect… I am sure this will go smoothly… USPS Add eInduction and Seamless Acceptance to DMM:...

Duration:00:31:29

Postal Affairs with Bob Schimek: USPS Statement on Postal Operations | January 9th, 2017

1/9/2017
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Stories: In addition to the USPS ACR, they also filed their Comprehensive Statement on Postal Operations: • USPS.COM generated just over $1B in revenue and saw 11% increase in traffic with 4M visits on a daily basis. o 1.7B visits to the site from 425M Unique Users • USPS Online Postal Store saw 4% growth, with $280M in revenue o Noted adding PayPal which generated $7.55M and saved the USPS $450K in merchant credit card fees. • USPS enhanced their Mobile Point of Sales devices. There are...

Duration:00:31:13

Postal Affairs with Bob Schimek: USPS files 2016 Annual Compliance Report | January 3rd, 2017

1/4/2017
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USPS files FY2016 ACR (Annual Compliance Report) with PRC: • The USPS submitted their report on Dec 29th • The ACR includes data and information on the costs, revenues, rates, and quality of service associated with postal products. • In response to the ACR, the PRC is required to submit an ACD (Annual Compliance Determination) o The ACD determines whether USPS products offered during FY 2016 were in compliance with title 39 requirements. • Comments due Feb 2nd: • First-Class volume...

Duration:00:33:19

Postal Affairs with Bob Schimek: USPS Board of Governors, Postal Reform Update| December 12th

12/12/2016
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Topics for December 12th: And… Then there were None: (USPS Board of Governors) • Board of Governors was created in 1970 as a part of the postal reorganization act. • First time since Board was created that PMG is operating without board oversight. • Apparently now PMG reports directly to Congress • Megan received here 30-year service pin from James Bilbray o One of James final official act as chairman o Employees get a pin at the 25 year mark and every 5 years thereafter o Employees with...

Duration:00:30:32

Postal Affairs with Bob Schimek: USPS Fiscal Year 2017 and 2016 performance review. | December 5th

12/5/2016
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Topics include: Tick, Tick, Tick, Tick… • Only 4 days… This Thursday, Dec 8th is the last day for the final Board of Governor • James Bilbray will be officially done. • Likely the final board meeting being held with James Bilbray on Dec 5th and 6th. o Monday includes: Strategic Issues, Financial Matters, Pricing, and Personnel Matters and Compensation Issues o Tuesday include: Discussion of prior agenda items and Board Governance USPS starts FY 17 in the Black: • October is first month of...

Duration:00:30:33

Postal Affairs with Bob Schimek: Court of Appeals Denies USPS, 2017 Price Change | November 21st

11/20/2016
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Nov 15th, Court of Appeals Denies USPS Exigent Surcharge Appeal: • This has been the ongoing saga where PRC granted the USPS the temporary exigent surcharge. • Then the USPS appealed the “count once” rule, and won, so then the PRC had to recalculate a new larger number. • Then the USPS appealed again trying to argue that the “exigent circumstance” lasted for a longer period of time o (trying to go back to the well to be able to re-instate the exigent surcharge again) • It was an 11 page...

Duration:00:31:45

Postal Affairs with Bob Schimek: January list data | January 4th.

10/28/2016
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New USPS cargo vehicles have been spotted in the wild! Bob has a photo! The January Label List data has an issue involving missing data for Las Vegas and Honolulu, among others. Will the USPS labor pool shrink 28% in the next eight-years? Bob says “No way!”

Duration:00:31:38

Postal Affairs with Bob Schimek: Label List data issues | January 4th.

10/28/2016
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New USPS cargo vehicles have been spotted in the wild! Bob has a photo! The January Label List data has an issue involving missing data for Las Vegas and Honolulu, among others. Will the USPS labor pool shrink 28% in the next eight-years? Bob says “No way!”

Duration:00:31:38

Postal Affairs with Bob Schimek: January data release issues | January 11th.

10/28/2016
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We are not done with the exigent surcharge, at least not if the USPS has anything to say about it. More problems have been found with the January data release, both lable lists and mail direction files are effected. Jim Cochrane has been named the new USPS Chief Marketing and Sales Officer, bringing to a close a turbulent period for that office…

Duration:00:31:17

Postal Affairs with Bob Schimek: Competitive price increase | January 18th.

10/28/2016
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The competitive price increase has been implemented. Package services averaged a 9.5% increase, but some areas saw +50% or better. Smart move for the USPS or killing the “Golden Goose”? The PRC has issued a reminder that the USPS needs to give at least 45 days notice prior to exigency being rolled off and must start filing bi-weekly revenue estimates starting February 1st.

Duration:00:29:44