Matthew Weinstock

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Moving Toward a Successful Alliance

December 1, 2000 nyone who has moved during the past five years has received a Mover's Guide. It's a convenient change-of-address kit stuffed inside your new mailbox. The kit includes new address notification cards to send to magazines, family and friends; information about getting a new driver's license and contacting local utilities; and...

Pushing the Envelope

December 1, 2000 In order to stay competitive, the U.S. Postal Service is scrambling to make deals with everyone from FedEx to the Grinch t's Christmas in Whoville. Postmaster Lou Who is inundated with packages. It seems that Whoville residents waited until the last minute to send their holiday gifts and cards. And...

Postal workers union breaks off labor negotiations

November 30, 2000 It's not a very holly-jolly time at U.S. Postal Service headquarters. On Wednesday another union broke off contract negotiations and the agency is now heading toward binding arbitration. The American Postal Workers Union (APWU), the agency's largest union representing about 355,000 postal clerks, maintenance employees and motor vehicle operators, called...

Postal officials prepare for holiday onslaught

November 28, 2000 'Twas the month before Christmas, when all through the house, the Postal Service was readying to deliver more than a mouse. With the holiday season now here, the federal agency has plans to bring millions great cheer. It's that time of year when U.S. Postal Service officials turn out to...

Postal commission chair announces resignation; rates to increase

November 14, 2000 Edward Gleiman announced Monday he would retire as chairman of the Postal Rate Commission, the independent agency charged with setting the price of sending mail, early next year. Gleiman will leave office Feb. 2, 2001, giving up both his chairmanship and position as commissioner. His seat on the five-person commission...

Postal Service ponders its future

November 3, 2000 Unless it's granted new flexibilities, the U.S. Postal Service may stop flying like an eagle and start crawling like a snail. The 1970 Postal Reorganization Act, which transformed the agency from a subsidized bureaucracy to a businesslike entity, requires USPS to fund itself by selling mail-related products. But USPS officials...

Critics turn up heat on proposed postal-FedEx alliance

October 6, 2000 Questions continue to dog the U.S. Postal Service's proposed alliance with FedEx Corp. First, House Judiciary Chairman Henry Hyde, R-Ill., suggested that the alliance raises a series of antitrust concerns. Now, two ranking members of the House Government Reform Committee-and sponsors of H.R. 22, the Postal Modernization Act-have made...

Virtual Learning

October 1, 2000 ew people would want to trade places with George Wolohojian right now. The director of employee development and training at the Veterans Benefits Administration is facing a major human resources crisis: Between 40 percent and 45 percent of his agency's workforce will be eligible to retire during the next...

An Agenda for Government's Next CEO

September 1, 2000 eace in the Middle East. A patients' bill of rights. A possible economic slowdown. These heady issues are sure to be at the forefront of the presidential campaign and will certainly occupy a great deal of the next President's time. But like any good chief executive officer, the President...

Army gets advice about online university effort

August 3, 2000 Waging war may seem like a walk in the park compared to what Army brass is about to undertake with an ambitious online university. Top Army officials Wednesday met with more than 1,000 academics, e-learning gurus and consultants to discuss the pending launch of Army University Access Online, an...

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