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25 postal trucks parade past home of NY teen battling cancer

The United State’s Postal Service delivered a dream come true to one of its biggest fans Tuesday morning. Matthew's dream is to be a mailman


Charges dropped against Brooklyn mailman for not delivering 40,000 pieces of mail

Federal prosecutors have dropped criminal charges against Brooklyn, New York  postal worker who was arrested in [2014] after investigators found 2,500 pounds [40,000 pieces] of mail stashed in his home and car.  Comments (Count)



Co-Workers defend Postal Worker indicted on assaulting USPS supervisor

Some postal workers spent Tuesday defending Martin and decrying what they call bad management at the United States Postal Service Office in Downtown Memphis. Video: USPS supervisor attacked; worker found, arrested for assault  Comments (Count)


Video: Mail carrier recovering after being attacked with acid, $25,000 reward offered

The United States Postal Inspection Service is offering $25,000 to anyone who can help them find the person who threw acid on a postal worker . Man throws acid on postal worker in Raleigh, TN neighborhood - A man is on the run after throwing acid on a postal worker i.  Comments (Count)


NAPUS: Social Security Windfall Elimination Provision Reappears on the Legislative Radar

 One PR reader wrote that he was entitled to $364 but WEP reduced his monthly amount to $164. Another reader was entitled to $529 but WEP and a small income from a business wiped out the entire amount.  (1/13/16)  Comments (Count)


APWU: Contract Arbitration to Begin Feb. 17

Arbitration hearings for a new APWU Collective Bargaining Agreement with the U.S. Postal Service will begin on Feb. 17, President Mark Dimondstein has announced.  Comments (Count)


New Jersey’s longest-serving mail carrier retires after 52 years - Postal officials say Glanville is the longest-serving city mail carrier in New Jersey. He was honored in a ceremony before he went out for his last day.   Comments (Count)


Trucks on fire: USPS Long Life Vehicles outlive their lifespan

Save The Post Office - Most LLVs are Right Hand Delivery (RHD) vehicles that were purchased between 1987 and 1994.  They weren’t built to last forever.  In fact, they were designed to go for 24 years, and many of them are already well past their expected lifespan.   Comments (Count)


Will USPS resume Network Rationalization Consolidations/Closures Schedule in 2016?

After USPS consolidated and/or closed mail processing facilities service standards were not met in the second quarter of fiscal year 2015 (January through March), despite the fact that the standards were lowered.   Comments (Count)


USPS seeks ideas to improve workplaces

The Postal Service wants to hear your ideas to strengthen employee engagement — and it’s giving you several ways to share your suggestions.  Comments (Count)


Video: USPS tests machines, mailboxes for future mail delivery

The United States Postal Service is preparing for the future by testing new machinery and mailboxes during the holiday rush.  Comments (Count)


USPS Execs Get Pay Increase, Bonuses and PMG, DPMG get new perk for FY2015

Although USPS financials were widely reported in mainstream media and postal related news websites –nothing was reported about USPS executive’s pay or the new policy for PMG and DPMG.


Question: Should USPS hire Postal Supervisors off the street?

A reader would like feedback on USPS hiring Postal Supervisors without prior postal job experience (or a non-career job applicant).  Comments (Count)


Updated:  Tuesday | February 9, 2016  


Shipping and Package revenue grew 13.5 percent over the same period last year, and was particularly strong during the holiday shipping season

 (2/9/16)  Comments (Count)


To try to survive, the post office is consolidating and cutting services fast: which some say is giving a whole new meaning to snail mail.  (2/8/16)  Comments (Count)


The first and last of its kind, Salt Lake City USPS Remote Encoding Center (REC) looks to grow

When the U.S. Postal Service's first remote encoding center, or REC, opened in Salt Lake City in 1994, The Salt Lake Tribune reported that it was expected to operate for 10 years. Wichita's closure  in 2013 made Salt Lake City's REC not only the nation's first, but its last — the goal of the REC's leadership, ever aware of its mortality, when it opened in 1994.Yet current employees say they don't expect it to shutter anytime soon. To the contrary, said manager Barbara Batin. They're hiring.  (2/9/16) Comments (Count)


Rep. Richmond (LA-02) reintroduced a bill that would expand access to basic financial services to millions of Americans and provide USPS an opportunity to generate billions of dollars in revenue.   (2/8/16)  Comments (Count)


A Mount Pleasant TX postal worker contacted the Tribune late last month about concerns of asbestos in the post office building  According to that report, employees that worked in the building had been complaining of coughs and respiratory problems. Monday, officials from OSHA reported they had not received a report of asbestos in that building, and had not worked with the postal service on investigating such reports.  (2/8/16)  Comments (Count)


According to one review, the station “could easily be the slowest, dirtiest, and worst managed post office in the entire country.”  Others said “it’s disgusting” and this post office “gets an F–.”   (2/8/16)  Comments (Count)


American Postal Workers Union Reaches Out To EU Allies as Companies Attempt to Save Stalled Effort to Create Office-Supply Monopoly    (2/9/16)  Comments (Count)


A former Evansville postal service employee has received three years of federal probation for stealing mail with prescription painkillers intended for military veterans. (2/5/16)  Comments (Count)


Postal Supervisors at Pennsylvania USPS facility exchange blows after name-calling

Postal Supervisors come to blows after name-calling, cops say Two U.S. Postal Service supervisors exchanged blows at Allentown, PA facility (2/5/16)  Comments (Count)


USPS to Implement Flats Postal Automated Redirection Systems

Postal Employee Impact Expected at CFS Sites - In a letter dated Jan. 29, 2016 the Postal Service notified the APWU that it plans to activate Flats Postal Automated Redirection Systems (FPARS) in 17 locations.  (2/5/16)  Comments (Count)


Postal service disrupted due to staffing crunch

Santa Monica, as well as many other offices, is understaffed and the Postal Service is diligently working on the challenge, constantly hiring and training new workers,” he said. “It is a physically demanding job and many new hires do not last, either not meeting USPS standards or resigning.”  (2/4/16)  Comments (Count)







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February 8,  2016

Key Members of Postal Ecosystem to Participate at PostalVision Event

School Bus Carrying 18 Kids Almost Rams Post Office in St. Paul

UAA Challenge a Decade Later

New Postal Bill Could Have an Impact on Ecommerce

Woodstock Police not charging man who left loaded gun at post office

Royal Mail Rivals Building Huge State-of-the-Art Warehouses to Better Compete

What Hillary and Bernie are Promising Federal Employees If Elected

UAA Challenge a Decade Later - USPS OIG

Man Arrested for Mail Theft in Delano, CA

Are Postmaster Costs Correctly Allocated to Products and Services? - USPS OIG

Caught on Cam: Truck Erupts in Flames in Parking Lot of Post Office in Bucks County

USPS Initiative focuses on employee wellness

10 questions with Mike ‘the Mailman’ Herr

'God Bless America' signs fly after atheist group targets post office banner 

How the Postal Service sold Richmond's Saunders Station PO for a song

The Rollback Rates Are Here!


February 7,  2016

Postal Employees stop money order scam

Linn's: End to emergency rate increase could drop first-class stamp to 47 cents

Six-day mail delivery seems safe - for now
Pro-Exigency Mailers Fire Back


February 6,  2016

USPS rang in Lunar New Year by issuing Year of the Monkey stamp

Mail truck strikes house during accident

Mamaroneck NY detective discusses 2007 letter carrier slaying
How to spend $50 for a 10¢ stamp, courtesy of the USPS

Mail Theft Rampant in San Francisco's Mission District

Two weeks post-Blizzard, mail delays continue for some

USPS OIG Audit: City Delivery Office Efficiency - Colorado/Wyoming District

Postal Views Podcast #27 (A USPS Legislative Affair)

Postal Service leasing millions of dollars of space from dead people -

The Hill: USPS at a Crossroads


February 5,  2016

Man who wore “Inspector Clouseau” mask while robbing 2 Post Offices gets prison

The bandit who wore an a plastic mask resembling “Inspector Clouseau” from the “Pink Panther” movies while robbing a bank and two post offices in Philadelphia is now headed to prison.


Ohio letter carrier charged with workers compensation fraud

Sacramento resident catches fake postal worker on video

New bill would allow mailing publications with marijuana ads through USPS

Deceptively named Federal Employee Rights Act is “venomous attack” on federal workers, AFGE says

Man arrested for attempted robbery of Kansas City postal worker
Postal Worker Attacked After Confronting Rowdy Men at Fort Greene Deli: NYPD

How to spend $50 for a 10¢ stamp, courtesy of the USPS

Mamaroneck NY detective discusses 2007 letter carrier slaying
Thieves Use a Postal Workers Master Key to Unlock Apartment Mailboxes


February 4,  2016

USPS Western Area VP Drew Aliperto announces retirement effective March 1

Western Area VP Drew Aliperto will retire from the Postal Service, effective March 1. He began his career as a St. Paul mail handler in 1978   Comments (Count)


Amazon’s net shipping costs top $5B for first time, fueling push to build out its own delivery network

Postal Worker Attacked After Confronting Rowdy Men at Deli

Postal carrier found dead catfish in home's mailbox

National Thank a Mail Carrier Day

Lockport postal carrier recognized for alerting family to gas leak

Henrico residents blame mail carrier for delivery delays


February 3,  2016

Missouri Postal Employee convicted of redirecting mail to personal addresses

Postal Worker was convicted of diverting mail believed to contain clothing, marijuana and other items to addresses that he and his co-defendants controlled for their personal gain. Comments (Count)


Mail Carrier attacked by woman, dog

Surveillance video shows a woman and her dog both attacking a postal worker who authorities say was trying to get a parcel accidentally delivered to the woman’s home. New Mexico man charged with striking letter carrier in head with brick  Comments (Count)


Video: Post Office in Garland TX Backing Up with Tornado victims mail

Rural mail carrier injured after SUV flips in Bernard IA

Queens gang members fished mailboxes for checks in fraud scheme

USPS: New IRS Form 1095-C being mailed to employees

Indiana Postmaster Relief charged with theft from two post offices

Vacaville CA Postal Worker Hailed a Hero After Coming to Rescue of Elderly Woman

Mail carrier buddies reach career milestone

Postal worker won't testify in pot-through-the-mail trial

Colorado Postal carriers on frontlines of snowstorm hazards -

New mailboxes deployed to combat stolen mail keys in LA area


February 2,  2016

25 postal trucks parade past home of NY teen battling cancer

The United State’s Postal Service delivered a dream come true to one of its biggest fans Tuesday morning. Matthew's dream is to be a mailman


PMG and CFO Host Web Call on USPS FY 2016 First Quarter Financial Results

Video: residents of Glen Allen VA say they’re not getting mail

Snow delaying some mail delivery in Pennsylvania

Amazon calls itself "transportation service provider" in a government filing


February 1,  2016

Charges dropped against Brooklyn mailman for not delivering 40,000 pieces of mail

Federal prosecutors have dropped criminal charges against Brooklyn, New York  postal worker who was arrested in [2014] after investigators found 2,500 pounds [40,000 pieces] of mail stashed in his home and car.  Comments (Count)



APWU: USPS reveals numerous management errors in payment of $56 million settlement

Information provided by the Postal Service reveals numerous management errors in the initial payment of a $56 million settlement to employees    Comments (Count)



Costco Wants to Know: Should USPS Be Privatized?

Costco, the discount retailer, is conducting a survey, “Should the U.S. Postal Service be Privatized?” in The Costco Connection   Comments (Count)


Postal customer unhappy about mail package left in puddle

Eric Goertz works from home and said he was surprised by what showed up on his doorstep during a down pour. A soggy priority mail package was left in a puddle.  Comments (Count)


Postal Worker pleads guilty to stealing $68,000 in sports trading cards

Postal Support Employee (PSE) hired in 2014 and siblings posted some of the stolen sports trading cards online to sell.  Comments (Count)


Car crashes through front of Plymouth post office

Postal truck gets stuck in Philadelphia sinkhole


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