I think it was in the late 90’s or something
posted on 11/28/2012 5:15:13 PM PST
Congress hasn't bought anything for USPS since about 1965 ~ which is one of the reasons they had to set up USPS. I was hired into headquarters the year after Congress cancelled the line item in the finance bill to purchase spare parts or postal vehicles and machines.
There was a national defense purchase in the 2000's where sniffers and such were installed to detect bombs or biological weapons ~ but they don't sort mail.
BTW, magazine volume is so small these days special sortation for them is never going to be in the cards. The big employment centers to hit are RURAL POST OFFICE POSTMISTRESSES AND THEIR RELIEF CLERKS.
We don't need those facilities and haven't needed them for the last century!
posted on 11/28/2012 6:14:04 PM PST
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