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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


Bipartisan Postal Reform Bill Passes Through Committee Today, with a bipartisan voice vote, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved H.R. 756, the Postal Service Reform Act of 2017, as amended Postmasters: House Oversight & Government Reform Committee Approves Postal Reform Bill


Spartan Motors’ Utilimaster Seeks Withdrawal from USPS Next Generation Delivery Vehicle Program as Body Builder - Partners with Prototype Award Participant to Upfit USPS Vehicles with Cargo Management Solutions 


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 May 26, 2017


NAPS: Trump Budget Would Reduce Postal Paychecks, Retirement Benefits The Fiscal Year 2018 budget sent to Congress by President Trump earlier this week proposes legislative changes that would impose dramatic cuts in federal retirement benefits for current and future retirees and potentially erode the current size of postal employee paychecks.  (5/25/2017)  Comments (Count)
Trump Budget Suggests USPS Cut Retirement, Health Benefits, 6-day and door delivery President Trump proposed overhauling the U.S. Postal Service in his fiscal 2018 budget released Tuesday, calling for a slew of changes that would save the agency $46 billion over 10 years. (5/23/2017)  Comments (Count) 

NARFE Reaction to President Trump’s First Budget ||  NALC Response to Trump 2018 Federal Budget || Postmasters : 2018 Trump Budget Targets Retirees and Adopts Obama Postal Proposals || USPS statement on proposed 2018 federal budget


OIG Testifies that USPS Should Require Advance Electronic Customs Data USPS Office Inspector General Audit Finds Significant Failures in Postal Service Screening of Inbound International Mail (5/25/2017)
Dive-bombing robins keep mail carrier away from Kenosha home Usually, mail carriers leave notes at any house they deem unsafe, but the Pierces never received one at their home . Instead, Courtney learned about the mailman’s decision when she ran into him on a walk with the family dog. He said he was able to use his judgment in deeming a house unsafe for mail delivery. (5/24/2017)  Comments (Count)
NALC Contract ratification update: Rap session announced  Per Article 16 of the NALC Constitution, ratification shall be a mail referendum vote and the ballot shall be mailed only to regular members of the NALC as defined in Article 2, Section 1 (a),  (5/23/2017)
Video: Man faces felony charges in crash that cost postal worker his leg A Deer Park man is facing new charges in a crash that cost a postal worker his leg.  (5/23/2017)
PMG Advances Digital Strategies, Innovation in Mailing and Shipping Industry at 2017 National Postal Forum Two million sign up for Postal Service’s Informed Delivery; 10,000 more people on board every day  (5/22/2017)  
Former Wasilla postmaster demoted to custodian after investigation upholds harassment claims A sexual harassment investigation of the former Wasilla postmaster recommended that he be ousted, and now he has a new Postal Service job as a custodian in Anchorage at substantially less pay. (5/20/2017)  
APWU: Maintenance Craft Agreement with USPS Resolves custodial hours Line H Dispute The Postal Service and the Maintenance Division of the APWU signed an agreement resolving a national level dispute regarding custodial hours on line H of Form 4852   (5/20/2017)  
OIG says USPS social media platforms does not effectively deal with customers The Postal Service did not effectively respond to customer inquiries submitted via social media. Postal Service deleted customer complaints around Christmas (5/20/2017)  
Trump’s budget calls for cuts on federal employee retirement programs Most of these proposals have been in the Republican playbook for years. With that party now in control of the White House and Congress, chances increase that some or all of them will become law, even as the probability is low that Trump’s entire budget will be enacted as proposed.  “The rumored details of President Trump’s first full budget with respect to federal employees and retirees are nothing short of an egregious attack on federal service and seniors. Trump's proposed retirement changes would have major impacts on current feds and retirees (5/20/2017)   
‘Operation: Wait a Minute Mr. Postman’ concludes with letter carrier, others Indicted on Drug Charges A seven-month long investigation in the Whitehaven and South Memphis area has resulted in the criminal indictments of 25 people, including a postal worker (5/18/2017)      Comments (Count)






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May 26, 2017

Turlock CA police catch suspected mail thief

Canada: Postal worker says he was pressured into performing CPR on possible overdosing woman

Will Trump’s budget cut mail delivery? Plan revives contentious question

May 25, 2017

Mail that baby: A brief history of kids sent through the USPS

Two in hospital after elderly woman drove into Lindale Post Office

When did the National Postal Forum turn into a tech conference?

Longtime Rural Carrier Retires

Former Pennsylvania Postal Worker Sentenced To Probation For Unemployment Compensation Fraud

USPS Honors United Health Group with 2017 Partnership for Growth Award 

May 24, 2017

Former postal worker stole stamps, then sold them on eBay

Police say woman crashed car into post office, then into another vehicle

PRC OIG Semiannual Report to Congress is Only Notable for Lack of Relevance (PDF)

Crash ended GA postal worker's career, attorney says as 7-figure trial opens

May 24, 2017

How Amazon helped push Japan’s famed delivery men to the edge

May 23, 2017

USPS: Henry David Thoreau Commemorated on a Forever Stamp Today 

SUV Stacked High With Stolen Mail In Santa Clarita; 3 Suspects Arrested

Video: Homeowners have serious complaints about mail delivery in Brookshire, TX

Video: TV Station helps disabled man get mailbox moved 

Video: Hundreds of baby chicks die during shipment to Sanford ME hardware store

New York postal worker admits stealing $2,400 from mail

New York Man Pleads Guilty To Stealing over $48,000 from USPS

Why Digital Is Not a Threat to the USPS

Expert trains Traverse City postal workers on dealing with aggressive dog

Bank built by bricks sent by mail still standing 100 years later

Post Office in Queens Dedicated to Local Gay Rights Activists

Are gimmicks on stamps a good thing if they capture positive attention?

May 22, 2017

Ohio letter carrier sentenced to three years in prison for delivering drugs

USPS Selects Pitney Bowes Video Technology to Help Promote a Modern Mailing Experience

May 21, 2017

Mailman rescues Minto, N.D. woman who cried for help for 20 hours

Reform the U.S. Postal Service for the right reasons

May 20, 2017

Iowa Postal Worker gets 2 Years Probation, 100 Hours Community Service for mail theft

Video: Postal Worker injured in Florida crash

May 19, 2017

Video: Post Office in Maine Provides Safety For Employees to Help Against Dog Attacks The letter carriers all have a scanner with them where they have given us the delivering points for each residents and homes that have dogs, so when they’re starting to approach the delivery it does give a sound alert to let them know that there is a dog warning,”  

Marmaduke residents fed up with delayed mail

St. Louis Postal Worker Still Missing

Postal regulatory agency to conclude postage review this fall


May 18, 2017

Video: Retired Postal Worker devotes life to serving the homeless  Military veteran and grandmother Rhonda Sneed knows what it’s like to be homeless. 

USPS Recognized as 2017 Top Federal Agency for Supplier Diversity The United States Postal Service is being honored as the nation’s best among the top 25 government agencies for promoting diversity and inclusiveness in business opportunities in America.

USPS Trucking Contractor pleads guilty to federal felony charges

South Carolina Postal Employee charged with mail theft

South Carolina Postal Employees charged with stealing postal funds 

May 17, 2017

New York Postal Worker accused of stealing gift cards, cash, checks from the mail

Thieves steal truck full of mail in Panorama City


May 16, 2017

USPS Responds to Lexington Institute’s “Saving the Postal Service requires getting the details right” article How ironic, that in his article for the Lexington Institute on “Saving the Postal Service requires getting the details right,” Don Soifer doesn’t get much right at all. 

Video: Neither snow, nor sleet, nor snakes? Street goes days without mail over slithery sighting People living on Broadview Drive in Lexington went several days without getting their mail. When they found out the reason, the lack of mail became even more puzzling to some of them

APWU: Postal Support Employees (PSEs) getting pay raise The increase will be reflected in the June 2 paychecks

USPS: Unique, First-of-a-Kind Stamps Mimic Sports Ball Textures ‘Have a Ball!’ Forever Stamps Celebrate Popular Sports 

French Postal Service offers new service to watch over your elderly parents French postal workers are offering a new service – they will pop in and chat to elderly people living alone and then inform their children living far away if there are any problems.

UPS Integrates Chatbot With UPS My Choice — allows customers to get info without tracking number Customers can use Artificial-Intelligence-enabled chatbot to obtain information about their incoming and recently delivered packages

PRC to Hold Open Public Meeting May 18: Meeting to focus on a wide-range of Commission activities The meeting is open to the general public and will focus on activities undertaken by the Commission over the course of this fiscal year to date.

The Postal Service wants you, millennials

May 15, 2017

USPS truck crashes into pole, knocks out power

Royal Mail Retires Pensions Scheme

Lake Balboa mail thieves strike nearly 20 boxes in neighborhood

USPS collects food to help "Stamp Out" hunger

May 14, 2017

Bakersfield: Construction worker finds stolen mail in trash bin

Mail truck tips over after collision in Warwick RI

Orlando police respond to two bomb threats at post offices

Marketers are spicing up direct mail with augmented reality

May 13, 2017

USPS and NALC reach tentative contract agreement The National Association of Letter Carriers and the U.S. Postal Service have reached tentative agreement on a national labor contract, covering 213,000 active city letter carriers across America. Postal employees' pay raise in the works as union contact nears final approval

Dogs, Snow, Mice - They Encounter It All: A Day In The Life Of A Postal Carrier

Man Now Serving Oklahoma Sentence for '83 Tulsa Murder Of Postal Worker

Sylvania Township man moves mailbox....mail stops!

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