Consolidated Casing being tested for City Carriers

Over 230 post offices nationwide will be test sites for this process. Phase 1 will be in May, Phase 2 in June, and Phase 3 in August.

Under this test, carriers will either be “casing multiple routes” or “delivering on the street for 7 hours and 45 minutes”.


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The Router/Streeter concept didn’t work in the past, this is the same concept rehashed. I doubt this will work.

What retard thought up this brilliant plan. Obviously aomeone who has never cased or delivered mail.I swear…do they sit up and night and think of ways to screw letter carriers? These idiots can’t get the mail to us ontime now…even when they say mail volume is way down. As I see this ..its a way to get senior carriers to say “screw this” and retire. Make it as hard as possible so that we will quit.
Idiots…

In that sense it is a GOOD move. Too many boomers camping on routes for decades, well past their usefulness, sucking the post office dry. They refuse to retire and work till death out of pure greed (which is the premier boomer character trait). The CCA position was literally invented in 2013 in order to underpay millennials who do the same exact work (and more) than regular carriers. If making boomers miserable is what it takes to finally get them out, I’m all for it. Go retire to your McMansions and give another generation a shot at breaking 30k a… Read more »

Didn’t work then, Definitely won’t work now. There were not enough vehicles then and not enough now to even make this a possibility. The problem the USPS is constantly struggling with is the massive volume of packages they never properly prepared for. USPS can’t handle delivery of mail and packages anymore, Other delivery services have trucks loaded and ready for delivery. USPS carriers have to load and unload and scan packages into vehicles every day. Any idea how much wear and tear that puts on a carriers body? Add to it USPS has a severe problem with new hire retention.… Read more »

Another way to save money ha! A better way to save money would be to fire half of management including the idiot that came up with this and those that implemented it without researching that it was already tried and failed.

You are so talented! Very creative

Being on the street for 7+ hours is a safety issue in places with extreme weather conditions. How many heat illness and deaths do we need? They tell us to stay hydrated,but don’t want to give us the time it takes to get that drink every 15 minutes!

They don’t care about our health. It would be cheaper if we died and then they could replace us with a cca

Did this back in the mid 80’s in Austin, Tx. Didn’t work then. Why do they try the same crap over and over? Because management are idiots!

Redicious! Live in the. North and try to carry. Ailes 7hrs us in 5 degree temperatures! No way! Po asking for alot of disability claims, people quitting, and . Who the brains behind this dumb idea? Waste more money that postal service doesn’t even have anymore. I believe someone is trying to bankrupt the po.thank goodness I have 33yrs in and one foot out cause all I see is bad ideas for a simple job! Everyone should be doing 8hrs and out, instead po wants people to work 10 to 12 hrs . Better way to save money, to many… Read more »

Management WANTS the old-timers to quit. I hear carriers threatening to retire over this and it just makes management want to institute the program sooner, and hire new carriers for half the pay. And it’s almost impossible to get a disability claim approved these days. I got an 8/40 restriction from my doctor and I think that’s the best way to deal with it. You want to bring in a stupid new plan that won’t work and make me wait for mail, and then still give me 7:45 of street time? Fine. I’ll be bringing back mail everyday at the… Read more »

They tried this about 20 years ago. It didn’t seem to improve productivity. The carriers didn’t like this concept.

Nothing amazes me anymore. It’s a company that is trying so hard to fail. Just go private already, you know that’s what they wanna do. You appointment morons in positions of authority and all you get is one dumb idea after another. This is mail delivery not brain surgery. Maybe they should figure out how to get us the mail on time And actually provide a good service. But this company doesn’t care about service it cares about numbers that are inflated and wrong. Just ask amazon to buy the usps. I’m sure Bezzo’s can do a much better job… Read more »

Obviously you don’t work for the post office or you wouldn’t be asking for privatization. If that happens, you’ll be lucky to get your mail AT ALL, let alone “on time”. Maybe they’ll do like Canada Post and only deliver your mail every other day. Maybe they’ll hire crackheads for $10/hour. The service, which I admit is spotty now, WILL get worse if the post office is privatized. But I don’t think that will happen, at least within the next 20 years or so. And… some of us DO take pride in our jobs and do our best. When I… Read more »

I think there will be fist fights in the stations if this program is instituted. Management, under this new policy, will make ALL decisions as to who cases up mail AND what the staggered start times are for individual carriers. You could be starting your route at 12 noon. The casers will get to take care of their buddies and fuck up the mail for those carriers they don’t like. And seniority won’t matter anymore. There’s already been a national grievance filed on this and it’s likely that management will have to scrap the whole plan. We can only hope.

Stupid is what stupid does

Put the people who come up with these plans on the street!!! Let them live with the mess they create to justify their jobs!!

The guy or gal that thought up this idea is a moron. 7 hrs and 45 mins, give me a break. Why don’t they just say an even 8. An of course it wont be 8 it will be 10-12 hrs. If this takes over I’m out.

I’m so glad i retired last year. What makes them think it’s going to work now? Never did, never will esp with all the packages they have now.