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USPS Issues Primary Craft Determination: Mail Handlers to Perform Duties Associated with SPSS Operation Union received the Postal Service’s determination of craft jurisdiction for employees operating the Small Parcel Sorter System (SPSS)
Obama, GOP pushing cuts to Workers’ Comp for Federal and Postal Workers President Obama’s administration, with support from House Republicans, is pushing reductions to workers’ compensation for federal employees
Washington State Letter Carrier saves mail before truck goes up in flames A letter carrier saved the mail in her truck after it caught fire

Video: Mail Carrier delivers package by throwing it over 12 foot fence – TWICE!

The store was closed so the mail carrier decides to toss the package over a 12 ft. fence.

APWU: Behind the Scenes, Corporations Influence USPS Policy

Many of the most significant changes that have negatively affected the Clerk Craft and the Postal Service are the result of recommendations made by a little-known group that operates behind the scenes at USPS headquarters – the Mailers Technical Advisory Committee, or MTAC  (5/17/15)   Comments (Count).


House Oversight Chairman requests info on assets, revenue for USPS “package delivery” products

GOP Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz seeks information from USPS about competitive product assets, revenue, service performance and other materials. Comments (Count)


House passes budget targeting postal, federal workers

the House of Representatives approved a budget bill that targets the earned health and retirement benefits of postal and federal employees. Comments (Count)


APWU files National Dispute over USPS removing scheme qualifications

The APWU takes the position that the notification dated February 20,2015 is a unilateral action in violation of the 2010-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement.  Comments (Count)


USPS will no longer require ‘scheme qualifications’ on postal clerk bid duty assignments

This is due to the continuing reduction in mail volumes requiring manual scheme knowledge. Furthermore, eliminating scheme qualifications on Clerk bid duty assignments will reduce the substantial annual costs for scheme training. Comments (Count)


USPS, Shame on you!

Shame on you, Mr. Postmaster General  Comments (Count)


USPS OIG evaluation of Window Retail Customer Service

Between FYs 2012 and 2013, an increasing number of customers expressed dissatisfaction with the service they receive at retail facilities.  Comments (Count)


ABM Security challenging USPS $250 million contracts awarded to Command Security Corporation - CSC’s record of integrity and business ethics should render the company ineligible for award of the USPS contract.  (FAA).  Comments (Count)


USPS seeks to overturn OSHA citation, penalties in heat-related death of Missouri letter carrier - USPS is asking a federal court to review and set aside the final order of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC)  Comments (Count)



Updated: Friday | July 03, 2015  


Gyrocopter flying mail carrier Doug Hughes fired by Postal Service

The mail carrier who landed a gyrocopter on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol has been fired from the United States Postal Service, (7/03/15) Comments (Count)

Kickstarter campaign to create coolest post office in America in Tieton WA

To people who live in small towns, post offices are vital. You’ve got to have a good post office, said Ed Marquand, It’s so distressing seeing these post offices close, Marquand added. Part of our motivation was to shine a light on … this piece of our heritage that keeps getting eroded away. (7/02/15) Comments (Count)


Video: Florida postal worker hit woman in face in road-rage incident

A Florida 17 year city letter carrier was arrested Wednesday after police said he hit a 55-year-old woman in the face in a fit of road rage. (7/02/15) Comments (Count)


USPS 240th anniversary coming up July 26th

USPS to celebrate 240th anniversary this month and they want postal employees to share favorite postal moments . (7/02/15) Comments (Count)


 Mail Carrier arrested for theft of over $1 Million In Tax Refund Checks

The USPS mail carrier, was arrested this morning and is expected to be presented later today in Manhattan federal court

  (7/02/15) Comments (Count)


PMG and Congressman address Postmasters on opening day of National Convention

While Brennan talked of potential closures in facilities and upgrades to equipment to increase capacity at other locations, she also affirmed the need to have predictable two- and three-day service.   (7/01/15) Comments (Count)


APWU: NLRB Strikes Major Blow to USPS-Staples Deal

In a major blow to the Postal Service’s deal with Staples, Region 5 of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued a complaint charging that the USPS illegally subcontracted work to the office-supply chain   (7/01/15) Comments (Count)


USPS to reduce (RIF) Customer Service and Post Office Operations Managers

The Postal Service has released it’s staffing proposal for Managers .  (6/30/15) Comments (Count)


APWU Takes PRC to Court Over Refusal to Enforce USPS Service Standards

The APWU has taken the Postal Regulatory Commission to court, challenging the commission’s decision to dismiss its complaint that the Postal Service is failing to meet service standards.  (6/29/15) Comments (Count)


USPS, DOL settle cases over heat hazards and retaliation of postal worker who called 911

USPS was seeking to overturn OSHA citation, penalties in heat-related death of Missouri letter carrier and USPS settled case involving postal worker who called 911 and labeled a terrorist. . (6/28/15) Comments (Count)







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July 03,  2015

Video: Mail Carrier Hospitalized After Rollover Accident In Springfield TN

Report: Postal Service Leases New Downtown Stamford Site

USPS proposes demolition of Napa post office building

Videos: Packages stolen from stoops, porches in Minneapolis

The U.S. is pushing to reform the international postal treaty that subsidizes Chinese shipping

ZIP Codes Tamed The Postal Service Boom 52 Years Ago

McAllen Neighbors Frustrated by Mail Thefts

Japan Post testing electric vehicles for postal duties


July 02,  2015

Postal Service Previews Elvis Presley Forever Stamp and Music CD

National League of Postmasters Takes First Step Towards Consolidation

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is challenging the possible closure of Tucson's main post office

Video: Postal Worker robbed at gunpoint in Memphis

Berkeley seeks to open communication with Postal Service on downtown building


July 01,  2015

USPS truck burns in Manitowoc, Wisconsin some mail destroyed

Four Sentenced To Over 10 Years For Stealing Checks From Mailboxes, Bank Fraud

Video: USPS sends lost mail items to Atlanta to be claimed or auctioned online

Maine letter carrier delivers a rescue on her route

ETOEs – What are they worth to the Postal Service?  USPS OIG
Woman killed in Portsmouth fire worked for post office
A first-class farewell - Residents Will Miss 'Peaceful Dave' As Their Postal Carrier
UK: Amazon Prime Now to offer one hour delivery on wine and spirits
Norway Goes Postal With Electric Vehicle Order


June 30,  2015

Owner Of Long Island Advertising Business Pleads Guilty To Multi-Million Dollar Mail Fraud Scheme

Florida PMR stole over $6,900 in receipts

Reading Post Office opens four years after being hit by a tornado

Postal workers' union alleges union busting by Canada Pos

Postal Service to Debut Digital Mail in New York This Fall

City mail carriers are postal icons


June 29,  2015

U.S. Postal Service to Issue Paul Newman Forever Stamp

Priscilla Presley to Join PMG for dedication of new Elvis stamp on August 12

Video: Two USPS collection boxes pried open in Oklahoma City

Napa post office, cracked by earthquake, tops threatened buildings list
Washington's new postmaster confronts first tornado zone problem
NALC President Fred Rolando Letter: Tell Your Reps To Keep The Post Office


June 28,  2015

Maine mailboxes: Fun, funky and fortified


June 27,  2015

USPS denies benefits to widow of Oakland postal worker who died after delayed 911 call

Attorney seeks compensation for the widow of postal worker, Samuel Macasieb, who died inside  USPS Oakland processing and distribution center after sustaining a head injury.  Comments (Count)



APWU Reaches Tentative Agreement for Private-Sector Drivers

Former Indiana Local APWU President pleads guilty to embezzlement of $58,598

Former Michigan NALC Branch Treasurer indicted on embezzlement charge

Federal employees' same-sex spouses already get benefits


June 26,  2015

USPS plant consolidations schedule updated June 26, 2015

The Postal Service's lagging performance hurts rural America

USPS mobile service unit (AKA "the taco truck") served as Keller's post office for 6 months

The TSP Quiz

Appeals court: No guns on post office property

Neola Post Office Struck by Vehicle

Magistrate rules Aspen postal worker threat to public safety

Australia Post slashes and burns jobs

OPM director survives congressional inquisition, for now


June 25,  2015

Federal-Postal Coalition Demand Immediate Communication and Long-Term Credit Monitoring on OPM Data Breach - The Federal-Postal Coalition sent a letter to President Obama today expressing disappointment with communication surrounding the breaches and asked for swift action to be taken to protect highly personal data Federal Union says OPM offered protections only to limited number of affected individuals  Comments (Count)

Postal Worker injured after head-on collision with SUV in Kentucky

U.S. Postal Service and Sweden Post to Jointly Issue Ingrid Bergman Stamp

Video: Kentucky post office damaged in hit-and-run

Video: Mail Delivery back for community in Virginia after TV news report

USPS releases May 2015 financial statement

Suspended Aspen postal employee pleas not guilty to federal weapons charges

Same-Day Deliverer Expands in Chicago

U.S. Postal Service collects letters for athletes


June 24,  2015

TISA: Another Secret Trade Deal Threatens Public Postal Service, Workers

The Senate on Tuesday voted to advance President Obama’s trade agenda, approving a measure to end debate on fast-track authority. APWU warned members about Another Secret Trade Deal that Threatens Public Postal Service, Workers. The Trade in Services Agreement (TISA)  Comments (Count)


APWU: USPS Seeks to Derail Efforts to Restore Service Standards

The Postal Service has signaled it will try to derail a measure approved by the House Appropriations Committee on June 17 to restore postal service standards to the levels that were in place on July 1, 2012. Comments (Count)


FERS & CSRS Disability Retirement and the Postal Worker: Planning for Tomorrow’s Today

The golden days of yesteryear are gone. Time was, employment with the U.S. Postal Service was not merely another job, but a career that ensured job satisfaction, income security, and a sense of investment for the future. Then, technology and the promise of innovation arrived  Comments (Count)



Postal Regulatory Commission and the United States Postal Service Meet

Locker-tech companies try to solve apartment delivery hassles

‘Postman Bob’ Turns Out to Be His Wife’s Own Special Angel

Car Slams Into Tigard Post Office

Undeliverable mail hurts more than just the Postal Service, IG says

The stamp of a good marriage

Postal worker attacked by dog in Portland neighborhood speaks

The Postal Service Wants You to Bank at Your Post Office


June 23,  2015

Addiction to pain meds led to 30-year Postal Manager’s mail theft charges

In January of last year, law enforcement officials began an investigation when they determined several packages containing prescription medication from the Veteran’s Administration were not being delivered to the intended recipient. The packages routed to several zip codes in Southern Indiana and Central Kentucky never made it to their destination. Comments (Count)


APWU: Old Ideas on Vacancies Die Hard

 It seems some old perceptions and misunderstandings die hard, even when confronted with clear and unambiguous facts. This applies not just to management types, who have a great deal of difficulty learning new things, but also to some arbitrators.   Comments (Count)


Video: Man, 90, detained after gun threat at post office in Boca Raton Florida

A 90-year-old man is being evaluated at a hospital following a gun threat at the post office in unincorporated Boca Raton   Comments (Count)


Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II calling for creation of World War I stamps

Postal worker accused of delivering mail intoxicated

Dog attack sends postal worker to hospital

Is Amazon Making a Mistake With Two New Delivery Methods?


June 22,  2015

OPM data breach affected 18 Million current, former and prospective federal employees

The personal data of an estimated 18 million current, former and prospective federal employees were affected by a cyber breach at the Office of Personnel Management – more than four times the 4.2 million the agency has publicly acknowledged. APWU: OPM Announces Second Major Security Breach - The recent announcement by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) of a second major breach of data on “current and former employees of the federal government whose records OPM manages” could affect many APWU members, said Retirees Department Director Judy Beard. OPM: Information About Second Data Breach Comments (Count)


Gyrocopter flying mailman rejects plea deal

The Florida man who flew a gyrocopter onto the lawn of the U.S. Capitol said Monday that he’s rejected a plea offer  Comments (Count)


U.S. Postal Service gets creative after floods

Royal Mail 'to send customers targeted junk mail'


June 21,  2015

USPS Grocery Delivery Coming to the Big Apple


June 20,  2015

Video: Tree falls on mail truck in Denver North Carolina, killing postal worker

A 43-year-old female rural mail carrier died Saturday afternoon in Denver when a large tree at Congressman Patrick Henry's home fell on her postal vehicle and pinned her inside.  Officials have identified the 10-year  rural carrier. North Carolina postal worker killed by tree was about to be a grandmother  Comments (Count)



Fired Postal Supervisor failed to convince Appeals Court his disability caused fight, settlement of MSPB case - New York postal supervisor was fired for improper conduct unbecoming a postal supervisor when he engaged in a physical altercation with his subordinate. In September 2014, approximately four years after the postal supervisor's first MSPB appeal was settled, he filed a second appeal with MSPB challenging his removal by claiming effects of his bipolar disorder created the situation of his removal.. Comments (Count)


Detroit Postal Worker who says she stole mail out of ‘boredom’ escapes jail

Potholes contributed to crash that injured postal carrier

APWU hopes to nix the Office Depot acquisition

Notification deadline passes, feds exposed in OPM breaches still in dark

Woman hurt in postal vehicle crash

Boston man gets 29 years in jail for postal worker shooting

Let This Delightful Mailman Guide You Through Detroit's Racial Divide


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