Letter: USPS has chosen a losing strategy

Regarding “IT crucial to USPS’ updated business strategy”: There are three areas of this article that need to be addressed. The first is the fact that the U.S. Postal Service includes managers and executives in its operating costs. Only when it suits them are these two groups even mentioned in the same breath with other postal workers. To include them in this area is not only to be deceptive and dishonest, it is unethical.

Second: Wouldn't USPS want to work out the multitude of kinks in the Delivery Point Sequencing system before implementing the Flats Sequencing System? DPS has not only fallen way short of expectations, it has created many more problems that are not only being swept under the rug but are deceptively being used against those who are forced to use the system, namely the career carriers and clerks.

Third: If bar codes are so unique, if they are so necessary, why can't USPS track each piece of mail? There are countless times I have called the post office to find a package or letter, and they don't know where it has been or where it is going or where in fact it is. The main purpose of the bar codes is to track the carrier on his route. At points along their routes, they have to scan to prove where they are. And USPS executives want to contract out mail delivery? They can't trust their own employees -- how will they ever trust outside contractors?

This is another area that puts money in the pockets of the executives and separates them from other postal workers.

Jo Allen


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