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USPS assures Ohio Rep mail processing standards will improve at Pontiac MI Metroplex mail center Congressional District updating them on his inquiry into the delay of a significant number of absentee ballot deliveries during the 2016 general election.

 

Court: Letter Carrier Suspension After Hitting Boss With Vehicle Isn’t Retaliation

 

Video: Colorado postal worker accused of faking cancer in order to use sick leave A Postal employee is facing a number of fraud charges in connection to allegations that she faked a cancer diagnosis in order to use hundreds of hours of sick time.

 

New Jersey Postal Employee Charged with Using Stolen Identities from Co-Workers and Others The postal custodian has been charged with using the stolen identities of postal employees and others to file fraudulent insurance claims

 

Richmond VA Postal Workers receive back pay, Postmaster and 5 postal managers fired                                     Dozens of current and former Richmond (Virginia) mail carriers have received extra payments during the holidays from the U.S. Postal Service.  

 

USPS to spend nearly $120 million to build or modify mail, vehicle facilities

USPS to build new Processing & Distribution Center (P&DC) and a new Vehicle Maintenance Facility (VMF) in Portland Oregon. USPS is also modifying several mail facilities on the East Coast.  Comments (Count)

 

Updated: Friday August 18, 2017

LATEST POSTAL NEWS

Excessive post office heat frustrates postal workers, customers  Air conditioning problems at a post office in Mandarin have customers and federal employees heated. (8/18/2017)
Central Florida customers cry foul over Amazon delivery mistakes The company said it had been delivered, but when they returned to their Winter Park home, it was gone.   (8/17/2017)
USPS to hire postal retirees from various crafts for “peak” holiday season USPS is planning to hire annuitants from various crafts for “the peak” holiday season  (8/16/2017)
Letter carriers honor co-worker battling cancer Dozens of postal carriers took a break from delivering mail to deliver a very special message Tuesday to a fellow mailman who is battling cancer. (8/17/2017)
OIG Report finds USPS not accurately reporting delayed mail P&DC management did not have procedures in place to periodically reconcile MCRS entries to actual on-hand mail volume to ensure accuracy. According to Headquarters Network Operations management, there was no formal training for conducting daily mail counts and reporting delayed mail. (8/15/2017)

 

NALC: Contract COLA – 3rd COLA Will Be $270 Annually The July 2017 Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W, 1967=100) was 710.766, an increase of 12.186 points over the 2016-2019 National Agreement’s July 2014 base index of 698.580. (8/14/2017)

 

USPS seeking to purchase over 2,000 cargo vans The July 2017 Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W, 1967=100) was 710.766, an increase of 12.186 points over the 2016-2019 National Agreement’s July 2014 base index of 698.580. (8/14/2017)

 

USPS to shut down remote.usps.gov access The shutdown is part of the Postal Service’s ongoing effort to protect its networks. (8/15/2017)
Mail Handlers: $270 COLA effective in September 2017 Effective on September 2, 2017, career Mail Handler craft employees are scheduled to receive the third of seven possible cost-of-living (COLA) adjustments (8/12/2017)
USPS to seal or remove collection boxes during Trump visit to New York City Neighborhood Collection Boxes Receive Temporary Seal / Removal (8/13/2017)
PMG To Postmasters: “First-Class Mail continues to decline, double-digit growth in packages” Postmaster General Megan Brennan congratulated UPMA members on their first national convention and thanked them for the opportunity to address them. She also thanked the veterans in the audience and said the agency is proud to be the largest civilian employer of veterans. (8/11/2017)
USPS considers new safety protocol for drivers An idea is to install a barcode on the back of the postal vehicles (8/11/2017)
NALC: USPS 3rd Quarter financial results reflect impact of stamp prices rollback USPS financial report shows the underlying business strength of the U.S. Postal Service USPS financial straits could disrupt daily mail delivery (8/11/2017)
USPS Reports Fiscal Year 2017 Third Quarter Results Urgent need remains for postal reform legislation and regulatory relief in addition to continuing management initiatives  USPS financial straits could disrupt daily mail delivery (8/10/2017)
OPM announce dates for 2017 FEHB Open Season The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) officially announced the dates for the 2017 FEHB Open Season  (8/10/2017)
USPS: Mail Remains Popular for Advertisers Although mail volumes declined overall last year, advertising mail remained a popular method to reach the nation’s consumers, new research shows.  (8/10/2017)
Video: What the Postal Service wants now Buffeted by threats from Amazon (AMZN) drones to deliveries by golf cart, the beleaguered U.S. Postal Service is counting on a different strategy to stay competitive  (8/09/2017)

 

 

 

 

 

August 18, 2017

Postal carrier injured after collision with trash truck in Tecumseh MI

August 17, 2017

New Jersey Postal Employee Charged With Fraud Involving Stolen Blank Postal Money Orders

August 16, 2017

USPS celebrates the beauty of flowers

Why are there long lines at my post office in El Paso TX?

August 15, 2017

Investigation into missing stamp stock at Kirksville, MO Post Office

After Losing Billions Again, Postal Service Needs A New Structure, Not Price Increases

Letter Carriers president questions Postal Service management

Continuing decline in first-class mail volume highlights ‘strong headwinds’ facing USPS

August 14, 2017

Wyoming Post Offices Offers Special Postmark Commemorating Total Solar Eclipse

Alabama Postal Worker Sentenced in case of Accepting Bribe to Deliver Marijuana

Ohio postal worker too injured to work but seen riding amusement park rides pleads guilty

COLA for retirees bouncing around

After 42 years, a familiar face at Burlington City Post Office calls it a career

August 13, 2017

Postal worker carjacked while delivering mail in SW Houston

August 12, 2017

Wild birds halt mail delivery in north Tulsa neighborhood 

Video: Postal customers in Yukon Oklahoma neighborhood complain about mail delivery

August 11, 2017

Detroit postal carrier stole over $2,000 in checks from mail

Ohio letter carrier sentenced to prison for trafficking cocaine

Idaho Postal Worker Indicted for Mail Theft

August 9, 2017

Postal truck catches fire in Ridgeland MS The vehicle was parked at a red light 

Postal truck catches fire in Ridgeland MS

August 8, 2017

Video: New Orleans Postal Carrier Delivers Mail In Knee Deep Flood Waters This postal carrier was caught on camera, delivering mail in flood waters.

Video: Rash of mail thefts west of Tucson AZ

Buffalo/Jamaican Drug Dealer Sentenced For Bribery Of Postal Carrier

August 7, 2017

New NALC, USPS contract ratified The active membership of the National Association of Letter Carriers has overwhelmingly ratified the proposed 2016-2019 National Agreement with the United States Postal Service. 

Postal Worker Marks 100th Gallon of Donated Blood: 'He's Saved Over 1,500 Lives'

Massachusetts woman strikes letter carrier with trash can lid after argument

1 injured as SUV crashes into Long Island post office, cops say

August 5, 2017

Postal worker caught on camera tossing packages in Edmond OK neighborhood

Bell and Howell Sells Mail-Sorting Business to Fluence Automation

August 4, 2017

Mail Carrier Pleads Guilty to Stealing Mail from Independence MO Residents

Christmas Cards in July? Lakeview Residents Fed Up With Lousy Mail Service

FDA to step up fentanyl targeting at postal facilities

Claremont post office gets much anticipated facelift

Tired of only one clerk and long lines, American Canyon officials want a larger post office

August 3, 2017

One Of The Longest-Serving Postal Workers Retires After 60 Years A Melrose Park letter carrier is about to retire after 60 years on the job – one of the longest-serving postal workers in history.

Post Offices ‘Abuzz’ Over Protect Pollinators Forever Stamps

August 2, 2017

USPS CFO responds to “Why the Post Office Gives Amazon Special Delivery” article While Josh Sandbulte gets some things right about the Postal Service in his self-serving opinion piece “Why the Post Office Gives Amazon Special Delivery” : he provides an inaccurate and unfair account of the package delivery side of our business.

USPS loses documents in Alabama capital murder case The post office lost a box of trial records in a capital murder case

USPS ‘postage reselling’ program scrutinized

OIG: Using all the Tools in the Toolbox

August 1, 2017

SEC Investor Alert: Fraudsters May Target Federal Government Employee Retirement Plan Participants The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy (OIEA) and Broker-Dealer Task Force are warning the more than 5 million TS) participants, and investors in other federal government employee retirement plans, that investment scam artists may pretend to be affiliated with a government agency.  

Beloved letter carrier retires after 29 years of service

 


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