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  • Postal Service draws criticism for $1.2 million home buy (1000 homes postmaster could transfer)

    03/25/2009 4:38:30 PM PDT · by rgr · 21 replies · 1,511+ views
    edition.cnn.com/ ^ | 03/3.09 | Abbie Boudreau, Scott Zamost and Jessi Joseph
    At a time when the U.S. Postal Service says it is experiencing a financial crisis, it purchased a $1.2 million home from an employee so he could relocate, a CNN investigation has found. The Postal Service bought this 8,400-square-foot South Carolina home so an employee could relocate. Postal Service spokesman Greg Frey said the home will be resold, as others have been. "It's not like we threw away a million dollars," Frey told CNN. "We are hoping it's going to go for the appraised value." But a real estate agent in the area said the home could be a tough...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Postmaster Got $800,000 in Pay, Perks

    02/17/2009 8:08:29 AM PST · by kellynla · 21 replies · 1,651+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | February 17, 2009 | Jim McElhatton
    Postmaster General John E. Potter recently warned that economic times are so dire that the U.S. Postal Service may end mail delivery one day a week and freeze executive salaries. But his personal fortunes are nonetheless rising thanks to 40 percent in pay raises since 2006, a $135,000 bonus last year and several perks usually reserved for corporate CEOs. The changes, approved by the Postal Board of Governors and contained in a little-noticed regulatory filing in December, brought Mr. Potter's total compensation and retirement benefits to more than $800,000 in 2008. That is more than double the salary for President...
  • Postmaster Gen'l: Mail delivery may need to be cut

    01/28/2009 12:34:11 PM PST · by rawhide · 126 replies · 2,411+ views
    AP via www.breitbart.com ^ | Jan 28 02:59 PM US/Eastern
    Postmaster General John Potter says the massive deficits facing the post office could force the agency to cut out one day of mail delivery per week. Potter asked for an end to the requirement that the agency deliver mail six days a week. Faced with dwindling mail volume and rising costs, the post office was $2.8 billion in the red last year.
  • Netflix Hires Former U.S. Postmaster General as chief operations officer

    01/20/2006 7:22:44 PM PST · by lowbridge · 4 replies · 164+ views
    Netflix Hires Former U.S. Postmaster General as COO Netflix has hired former U.S. Postmaster General William J. Henderson as chief operations officer, effective January 23rd. Tom Dillon, who joined Netflix in 1999 and built the logistics and distribution systems at Netflix, will be retiring in April. If he could handle delivering 668 million pieces of mail per day to 130 million addresses with a budget of $68 billion, I think he can handle shipping a few movies (Netflix ships more than one million movies per day).
  • Letter To Postmaster General John Potter On Ballot Mail Integrity

    10/21/2004 11:37:03 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 5 replies · 2,724+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | October 21, 2004
    To:       Interested Parties From:    Bush-Cheney '04 Communications Date:     10/20/04 Re:       Letter To Postmaster General John              Potter On Ballot Mail IntegrityBush-Cheney '04 General Counsel Tom Josefiak today sent the following letter on ballot mail integrity to United States Postmaster General John Potter.Letter To Postmaster General John PotterMr. John Potter Postmaster General United States Postal Service 475 L’Enfant Plaza, SW Washington , DC 20260-0010 Dear Mr. Potter:Recently the Bush-Cheney campaign received anecdotal reports that mail carriers in Florida and elsewhere have suggested that they would consider failing to deliver ballot materials from homes that “appear Republican.”  This type of behavior is...