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USPS Reports FY 2016 Second Quarter Results – Operating Profit $1.8 billion without prefunding

The U.S. Postal Service reported operating revenue of $17.7 billion for the second quarter of fiscal year 2016 (January 1, 2016 - March 31, 2016), .


USPS Flats Sequencing System (FSS) locations and number of machines

List of the most current FSS locations and Map of 47 FSS Sites and Number of Machines Comments (Count)


McConnell EEO Class Action case challenging USPS NRP still in limbo - Don’t expect for McConnell…et al  vs USPS to be settled anytime soon  Comments (Count)


NRLCA membership approves new 3-year contract with USPS

The National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association (NRLCA) membership has ratified a new three-year labor contract with the Postal Service. .  Comments (Count)


USPS: Shirley Temple Becomes the 20th Inductee in the Legends of Hollywood Stamp Series



USPS, NRLCA reach tentative 3-year agreement

USPS and the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association (NRLCA) have reached a tentative agreement on a new three-year labor contract.   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   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)


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)


Updated: Wednesday | May 25, 2016  


Youngstown OH Postal Worker honored for 50 years of service

Thomas began his career with the Postal Service following his honorable discharge from the Army in 1966. He began working in Washington, D.C., where he earned just $2.95 per hour at the time, and later transferred to his hometown of Youngstown in 1970. Thomas talked about the changes to the industry since he began the job. He said when he first started, there were no mail delivery vehicles. He would ride a bus to his route and walk the entire way, twice a day. (5/25/16) Comments (Count)

Supreme Court rules in favor of former Colorado postmaster in discrimination lawsuit

The Supreme Court is making it easier for federal workers to file employment discrimination lawsuits after quitting their jobs over conditions they consider intolerable. (5/23/16) Comments (Count)

California Congressman questions PMG on mail delivery problems in Los Angeles County

Congressman questioned “Postmaster General Megan Brennan about multiple issues with mail delivery and mail theft experienced by his constituents in California’s 33rd District.  (5/23/16) Comments (Count)

USPS OIG: Have You Been Affected by International Mail Processed at the Queens P&DC?

Project: Timeliness of Mail Processing at the Queens New York Processing and Distribution Center  (5/22/16) Comments (Count)

USPS, NALC, Mail Handlers Unions Continue Negotiations

USPS, NALC, Mail Handlers Unions Continue Negotiations NALC: Contract negotiations update – Bargaining to continue beyond midnight deadline ||| Mail Handlers, USPS Contract Negotiations Extended (5/21/16) Comments (Count)

Vigil held for Georgia postal worker killed over weekend following accident

A vigil was held Wednesday night for a postal worker killed over the weekend in Newton County. The Rural Carrier was thrown from her truck when it was hit from behind as she pulled back onto the road after a delivery. (5/19/16)

USPS seeks rate hike for first class mail parcels effective August 2016

USPS has filed  a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) to establish the 2017 Promotional Program in addition to adjusting certain prices in the First-Class Mail Parcels product. (5/17/16) Comments (Count)

NALC: Contract talks intensify in final week of 2011 National Agreement

The full negotiating teams of the National Association of Letter Carriers and the U.S. Postal Service convened this morning in a downtown Washington, DC (5/17/16) Comments (Count)

Federal Disability Retirement benefits for Postal Employees: 5 Lessons Learned

The following lessons will hopefully provide some guidance for Postal employees seeking to file for Postal Disability Retirement benefits through the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Court: Disabled Postal Worker Must Pay Income Tax on Worker’s Comp benefits (5/17/16) Comments (Count)

Video: Family and friends remember slain Nebraska postal workers as best friends

The family of Norma Voges say they will never get over what happened to her, but they will get through it. "I don't think they honesty knew the trouble they were going to face. They went out together. They were best friends." (5/19/16) Comments (Count)



Three Postal Workers found dead in possible murder-suicide

The Lincoln, Nebraska Police Department issued the following press release surrounding the deaths of three postal workers   (5/16/16) Comments (Count)

Video: Stinky situation! Postal Employee dumps mail into sewer in Washington DC

It appears a postal worker last week was tired of delivering the mail, and decided to pull up to a D.C. Water catch basin  and dump mail into the sewer system. (5/17/16) Comments (Count)

OIG recommends USPS monitor management performing craft work and vacancies

The Postal Service did not effectively manage workhours for postmasters and supervisors performing bargaining unit work to ensure they complied with the agreement and controlled costs.  (5/16/16) Comments (Count)






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May 25,  2016

Adjusted Hours at Barker Post Office Stir Concern

Residents, businesses to see mail delivery changes this summer


May 24,  2016

Ex-Minneapolis postal worker admits she stole $150K in gift cards

Video: Spartanburg SC postal worker saves man from getting scammed

Video: Fresno thieves using stolen info from card skimming scam to buy postage stamps

Man Accused Of Blowing Up Colorado Mailbox To Appear In Court

Will Amazon’s Transportation Fleet Bring Down Hammer On FedEx, UPS?

Is the United States Post Office kidding us

Wal-Mart takes on Amazon Prime with new ‘ShippingPass’

Video: Laredo TX Post Office Finds Sixty-Three Pounds of Heroin in mail package

Video: Family, friends, and USPS coworkers lay Nebraska shooting victims to rest

Video: Man accused of using counterfeit USPS master key to break into mailboxes



May 23,  2016

Woman arrested after video shows theft of packages

Georgia man charged in mailbox thefts, kidnapping


May 22,  2016

Video: Third arrest made in armed robbery of postal worker

Video: The Troubled Path of the U.S. Postal Service
Modernizing the money order

First Woman Appointed as Postmaster of Norfolk

Postal Views Podcast #42 (Postal Military Memorial)


May 21,  2016

Post office, apartment officials in dispute over package delivery at apartment complex
Alaska PO closes because its sole employee is on maternity leave


May 20,  2016

USPS, Mail Handlers Memorandum addresses bidding procedures during ongoing negotiations

Video: Police – Theft suspect caused crash speeding away from allegations of stealing packages

Postal worker charged with indecent touching of three women in Bethlehem

USPS reports increase in mailbox break-ins in San Antonio area

Postal Service Has Replaced 600 Mailbox Locks in West Hollywood

USPS found a package with ammo. Suspect was nabbed after asking why it wasn’t delivered
Making No Cents: U.S. Postal Service’s Bad Business Model

UPS boss embraces technology — but with a different vision than Amazon


May 19,  2016

Congressman urges Postmaster General to release stamp commemorating patriotism of Japanese Americans during WWII

Residents in northeast Washington question if their missing mail was tossed down drains

NY postal worker admits to keeping more than 700 pieces of mail for herself


May 18,  2016

Postal Worker Spots iPad Scam
USPS Truck Gets Stuck in Falls Church VA Backyard

Video: Mail Delivery halted to some customers because letter carrier afraid of snakes


May 17,  2016

Grand Alliance Holds Hearing on Future of Postal Service; Takes Stand Against Privatization

APWU: Raises to be Applied to PSE Exception Pay in Motor Vehicle Craft

EEOC Issues Final Rules on Employer Wellness Programs

Arkansas postal worker finds kids alone, covered in feces

Marijuana by mail on the rise in Austin

USPS OIG: Revenue Forgone

USPS OIG: How Good is Business Mail Acceptance?

Senator asks ‘What on earth did you think would happen?’ as contractor hired for national security work abruptly goes out of business

Video: Postal worker fights with NJ woman – Was she racist, rude or right?


May 16,  2016

Video of getaway car in robbery of postal worker

Video: Brazen burglars steal mail using master key in Pasadena condo complex 

Video: Suspected Thieves Use Key to Clean Out Mailboxes in Sherman Oaks CA

GSA says cyber ‘mistake’ was ‘no breach'; others investigate

NALC: Thank you for helping to Stamp Out Hunger

USPS Picks Up  Food to stamp out hunger



May 15,  2016

Australia Post could abandon plan to charge customers up to $9 fee for uncollected parcels


May 14,  2016

Montana Postal Worker charged with theft of postal funds

Tiffin OH Food Drive dedicated to letter carrier

Postal Views Podcast #41 (Postal Banking)


May 13,  2016

Video: Postal Worker Attacked, Beaten Unconscious In Arlington Texas

A postal worker is recovering on Friday night after Arlington Police said he was attacked and beaten unconscious while delivery mail. Comments (Count)


USPS Linda Malone named Area VP Capital Metro Area; Cintron and Cronkhite

Postmaster General and CEO Megan J. Brennan announced the appointment of Linda M. Malone as Vice President, Area Operations, Capital Metro Area   Comments (Count)


Video: Florida Mail carrier, boyfriend accused of stealing credit cards

A U.S. Postal Service mail carrier and her boyfriend were arrested Thursday on allegations that they stole numerous credit cards and used them in various transactions.   Comments (Count)


Iowa Postmaster indicted on misappropriation charges Inc. Prepares to Take 1-Hour Delivery Mainstream

UPS My Choice Service Enables Users To Track Location Of Their Delivery On Live Map 

Car Crashes Into Fulshear Post Office


May 12,  2016

Video: USPS ‘doing well,’ loss of $2 billion a congressional ‘hoax’ – Union boss

The US Postal Service has been hamstrung by Congress and the agency is not getting a single dime of taxpayer money despite losing $2 billion last year. But it’s not all bad news: Comments (Count)


Controversial Charges dismissed against NY Letter Carrier arrested on-duty

Glen Grays was cuffed and put in the back of the unmarked vehicle, which then drove away — leaving the postal van unattended. Grays was charged with disorderly conduct and issued a summons to appear in court. Brooklyn postal worker Glen Grays speaks about his NYPD arrest, charges being dropped  Comments (Count)


Video: Retired postal worker hikes Appalachian Trail

A retired Tyler postal worker is taking the journey of a lifetime. Bobby Abel is hiking the Appalachian Trail one month a year. Right now, he’s in the middle of his second leg, hiking from Virginia to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.  Comments (Count)


NYC postal worker arrested for throwing out four bags of mail after one month on the job

Postal Worker sentenced to 12 months probation for mail theft

Tennessee Mail Carrier Sentenced For Narcotics Conspiracy

Wheeler OR Post Office closed indefinitely

Video: Historic Auburn CA Post Office May Soon Close Its Doors

Video: Mail Thefts Soar As Thieves Target Mailboxes, Post Office Drop-Offs

Wal-Mart testing 2 day shipping subscription service to rival Amazon Prime

Video: No mail delivery in Seattle neighborhood for 3 years

Kentucky mail carrier injured in garage fire

FedEx and UPS to increase surcharges for oversized packages

Joplin's new postmaster speeds up service


May 11,  2016

Postal Service Releases Annual Dog Attack City Rankings

The Postal Service announced that 6,549 employees were attacked by dogs last year as it released its annual top dog attack city rankings.   Comments (Count)


OSHA issues final rule to ‘nudge’ employers to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses

Structural issues temporarily close Raymond post office

Reward up to $25K offered to find men who robbed Pompano Beach postal worker

USPS calls on Congress to fix its ‘fundamental financial challenges’

Going long with your parcel traffic? FedEx and UPS will want more money

eBay Extends Drop Off Service to 1,600 FedEx Stores

Going long with your parcel traffic? FedEx and UPS will want more money

Small child doing well after being hit by postal truck in Euless, TX


May 10,  2016

USPS Reports FY 2016 Second Quarter Results – Operating Profit $1.8 billion without prefunding

The U.S. Postal Service reported operating revenue of $17.7 billion for the second quarter of fiscal year 2016 (January 1, 2016 - March 31, 2016), an increase of $788 million or 4.7 percent over the same period last year. The increase was primarily due to an 11.4 percent increase in Shipping and Package volume and pricing strategies. NALC: USPS $1.833 billion YTD operating profit  Comments (Count)


House Oversight Hearing to Examine USPS need for postal reform legislation

Reward Offered In Pompano Beach Postal Worker Robbery

Is your mailman (unwittingly) a drug dealer?


May 9,  2016

Will USPS get tangled up in possible investigation of Amazon’s Prime Delivery practices

Amazon has come under fire for being selective on which areas are eligible for its 'Prime Free Same-Day delivery'. Comments (Count)


USPS OIG investigating arrest of on-duty letter carrier for possible federal violations

NALC is troubled by this incident,” NALC President Fredric Rolando told The Washington Post. “We trust that the police department will investigate this matter thoroughly and expeditiously, and that any necessary actions will be taken.”  Comments (Count)


USPS OIG using ‘Birkman Method’ for improving staff people skills

According to PostalReporter reader: The USPS OIG Chief Data Office is conducting some touchy-feely seminars this month for their staff using the Birkman Method., a workplace psychological assessment. I wonder what your readers think of this Birkman Certified Organization Development Initiative?   Comments (Count)


Cluster Mailboxes stolen from Neighborhood in San Antonio TX

USPS fences off post office property in downtown Berkeley CA

Postal Truck Hits Child in Euless

Mail Carrier caught on video driving on wrong side of road in Charlotte County FL

New Jersey firefighters free trapped letter carrier from flipped mail truck

USPS to resume mail delivery to Pittsburgh street deemed too hazardous

USPS: Tuesday’s ‘Jeopardy!’ Includes 2016 Stamp Category

Man crashes into downtown Elgin post office

USPS OIG: New York Morgan Processing and Distribution Center Efficiency

USPS OIG: So Trendy

Postal News Recap: NALC Food Drive, USPS Ads, APWU Contract, Mail Scam and more


May 8,  2016

Letter Carriers’ ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ Food Drive May 14, 2016

Minnesota Post Office bombing still a mystery 40 years later

Halted community mailbox program cost Canada Post $76 million

Post office hour cuts taking toll

Postal Service rep says no new post office for Royse City

Post office lost painting of man's beloved, late wife


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