US Post Office
If you are receiving or expect to receive any
important medications (such as from Express Scripts) or
packages through the United States Postal Service, PLEASE
READ THE FOLLOWING:
For a 2 week period at the end of June one of our members
received just two mail deliveries. Then in July he
was waiting for important medications due to be delivered
on the 8th and a second set of prescriptions due on the
13th. Tracking information indicated that the first
package was “Rendered to delivery service provider” (i.e.
the local post office) on July 7th while the second was
“Rendered to delivery service provider” on July
10th. Neither of which have yet to arrive at the
member’s house as of July 16th.
He contacted CBS2Chicago Investigators and they came out
and interviewed him (see the CBS 2 initial report here) and did a follow-up which
found many of Chicago’s zip codes had the same
problem. Further investigation found a large semi
trailer full to the top with undelivered packages at the
local post office station.
The new Postmaster General has ordered mail carriers to
just stop delivering 1st class flat mail when they hit the
8-hour mark and take any undelivered mail
back to the post office to add to the next day's workload.
If you're at the end of the carrier's route, you might
just not get mail for a few days. If you have something to
be picked up by the carrier, well, it's just going to sit
there till the workload is light enough that your house
gets mail service. Read the article published in the
New York Post on July 17 here.
CTPF STRONGLY encourages members to order medications from
Express Scripts early and to use direct deposit for your
monthly pension payments. If you are still receiving
paper checks through the US Mail you can change to direct
deposit by faxing or e-mailing form
425 to the pension fund's office.