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Postal Policy-Makers Engage at PostalVision 2020/6.0.

PostalVision 2020/6.0 (held March 15-16, 2016 just outside Washington, DC) once again featured that nation’s leading postal policy-makers, engaged in a lively discussion about the future of the U.S. postal system.  The panel was moderated by PostCom’s President Elect Jessica Lowrance, and included the Hon. Robert Taub, Acting Chairman of the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC); Read More

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Key Members of Postal Ecosystem to Participate at PostalVision Event

February 4, 2016 (Arlington, Va.)  – Key participants from the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), U.S. Senate, U.S. Dept. of State, USPS Office of Inspector General (OIG), U.S. Government Accounting Office (GAO), and the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will participate in the upcoming PostalVision 2020 event to be held March 15-16, 2016, to discuss Read More

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Senator Tom Carper’s “iPost” Proposal: Rebuilding Critical Economic Infrastructure Through Postal Policy

The iPost Act of 2015 is building momentum by gaining bi-partisan support in the U.S. Senate. Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Ranking Member Tom Carper (D-DE) has enlisted Republican co-sponsors Jerry Moran of Kansas and Roy Blunt of Missouri, in addition to fellow Democrat Claire McCaskill of Missouri, to support his Improving Postal Operations, Read More

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Kathy Siviter Joins PostalVision 2020

“Siviter has two 3D Printers at home – including an original MakerBot, one of the first 3D Printers available!” PostalVision Welcomes its Newest Team Member PostalVision2020 welcomes its newest team member, Kathy Siviter, as our new Director, Community and Brand Development. Kathy is well-known in the postal community for her consulting work with PostCom and Read More

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Global Shipping/Logistics Issues

At PostalVision 2020 most recent conference also include a wealth of information and discussions around how posts are dealing with the changing shipping/logistics global landscape. Postal Consulting Services President, Kathy Siviter, reviews PostalVision 2020/5.0 in the final section of a nine part series.

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What Will She Do?

The historic appointment of the first female Postmaster General in U.S. history comes at a crucial time. She has said that “the Postal Service should continue to evolve and operate more like a private sector business.” What does that mean? We’ll find out as Meagan Brennan begins to take over leadership of the organization, but Read More

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The Mailing and Shipping Industry, the Posts, and Global E-Commerce: Building a Better Business Case

The mailing and shipping industry in the U.S. still is operating in a kind of time-warp where little is really changing. Congress refuses to act to provide the Postal Service with a viable business model, and the legislative proposals on the table are nowhere near comprehensive enough. The Postal Service continues to focus on efficiency Read More

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Is This Not News?

We know there is a lot going on in the world, but the announcement by the Postal Service that they would not be raising postage rates in January is news that has not been picked up by the media. Everybody knows the Postal Service is broke. Or is it, really? What is going on? It’s Read More

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So How Are We Really Doing?

The Postal Service is a very large organization with a lot of moving parts, all subject to error. It is easy for critics to point to mistakes, and it is tempting to build policy recommendations based on anecdotes, personal opinion and even mistaken assumptions.  That may be where we have been for a while. We Read More