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OPM announces 2016 FEHB Premiums for Postal, Federal Employees - The overall average Postal rate increases shown are based on the Postal contribution for Category 1. The Postal employee groups in Category 1 can change from year to year.  


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)


Video: Postal Worker who hit woman says he was stressed out about workload

The city carrier assistant was delivering packages Sunday night when he allegedly hit the woman. Police find 25 oz bottle of beer in postal vehicle driven by the City Carrier Assistant. Cops: postal worker fled scene after striking woman with mail truck

Police say a postal worker took of his shirt and fled from the scene after the mail truck he was driving struck a woman Sunday.Comments (Count)



USPS Offer to Retired City Carriers for Holiday City Carrier Assistant

A USPS letter soliciting a retired city carrier to be a Holiday City Carrier Assistant.  At $16.07/hr their pay is slightly more than a regular CCA, which is $15.63/hr.  Holiday CCAs are limited to working 28 days from December 5th to January 1st. Comments (Count)


USPS Offer to APWU Retirees for Holiday Clerk Assistant

A USPS letter soliciting APWU retirees  to be a Holiday Clerk Assistant.  APWU, USPS signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) last month to reemploy retirees as Holiday Clerk Assistants during the “peak” season. Note: Many retirees may welcome returning to USPS for 6 weeks. However, some readers are saying that they never got the notice. USPS sent out the notie more than likely to the last known address of the retiree--which may not be valid. USPS did not post this notice on its website for postal retirees....WHY??  Comments (Count)


Video: Colorado Letter Carriers say they’re overworked: USPS says they’re hiring staff

The United States Postal Service says it is hiring additional carriers to handle a big increase in business, but some carriers and rural carrier associates say it’s not happening fast enough  Comments (Count)


FMLA Claim – Postal Worker’s 4th Pregnancy was too much for Norwalk Ohio Post Office - A PostalReporter reader questions the decision in this case. The reader also raises an overlooked question about the appointment of rural letter carriers and city carrier assistants.  Comments (Count)

USPS issues Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV) Prototype Request to prequalified suppliers

The first segment of the USPS field-testing will require that letter carriers drive the prototype vehicles over simulated and actual delivery routes. The route testing will include all aspects of the driver’s daily routine   Comments (Count)


Video: Postal Worker Jumps In To Halt Pit Bull Attack on UPS Driver - A U.S. postal worker was being hailed as a hero after coming to the rescue of a UPS driver during a pit bull attack Friday.  


Video: Pittsburgh postmaster will stand trial on charges of intimidating subordinates Pittsburgh postmaster Daniel P. Davis, accused of intercepting private packages and opening them in a hunt for drugs, will stand trial on charges of intimidating subordinates said to be aware of his allegedly illegal activities, a district judge ruled today.    Comments (Count)

Chrysler to Supply 9,113 New 2016 Ram ProMaster Vans to USPS - As PostalReporter reported last month FCA US LLC  will supply 9,113 new 2016 Ram ProMaster 2500 cargo vans to USPS.   Comments (Count)


Updated:  Friday | November 27, 2015  


Video: Postal Carriers Getting Extra Security During Holiday Season

On the roads across South Florida, postal carriers are keeping a tight schedule. Their trucks are loaded with more deliveries as the holiday season kicks off. Sadly, it's also the time the odds increase they can be targeted by those looking to steal.   (11/27/15) Comments (Count)

Video: Postal Worker who admitted to stealing gift cards, cash is still on the job

A [postal support employee-pse] worker at the Clinton Post Office was arrested Monday and charged with stealing mail.  (11/26/15) Comments (Count)

Newly hired letter carrier with history of drug use gets probation for mail theft

A former Pueblo mail carrier who had a dependence on opiates was sentenced Wednesday to serve five years on probation for stealing drugs from the mail  Postal Worker facing 10 years in prison for stealing $30 (11/26/15) Comments (Count)

Legal Case: Another Postal Worker pregnancy discrimination case

Here is another pregnancy discrimination case regarding a PSE Permanently Separated on her 360th Day due to pregnancy and the complications thereof. (11/26/15) Comments (Count)

Accused Muslim-hating Postal Worker says “I’m not crazy, I work in the post office” — but hearing voices in April“ I’m not crazy, I work in the post office,” Postal Worker told his victim after he threatened to burn the Muslim woman’s mosque down during the Friday evening hate crime. Back in April, cops showed up at his home and treated him as an emotionally disturbed person after he began drinking heavily and claimed to hear voices. The city letter carrier was hired in 2014  (11/26/15) Comments (Count)

USPS workforce at lowest level in nearly 50 years, over 258,000 less employees in 7 years

The USPS FY 2015 annual report released on November 13, 2015 contained several interesting issues which has not been covered by mainstream media. One issue was the Postal Executive pay raises, bonuses and perk(s) that covered a few days ago. Another issue is the number of career postal employees. The size of the USPS career workforce.   (11/24/15) Comments (Count)

Postal worker struck in head by metal object thrown at vehicle

A transport driver for the USPS in Lubbock was traveling southbound thru Ropesville, Texas when his vehicle was struck by a metal object that penetrated the front windshield   (11/25/15) Comments (Count)

Postal employee arrested while shooting up heroin in his postal truck

A U.S. Postal employee was arrested while on duty for possession of heroin, methamphetamine and assorted drug paraphernalia. (11/25/15) 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.  (11/20/15) Comments (Count)

USPS Shipping revenue has increased almost 50% in last five years, CFO reports

The Postal Service’s shipping revenue has increased almost 50 percent during the past five years, Chief Financial Officer Joe Corbett reports in his latest “Dollars and Change” video. USPS employees deserve much credit for this success, Corbett says. (11/24/15) Comments (Count)

Video: UPS, Fedex fuel surcharges earns place on Consumer Reports list of “naughty” companies for Christmas 2015 - Fuel prices are plunging, but that hasn’t stopped FedEx and United Parcel Service from charging customers a fuel surcharge.  (11/24/15) Comments (Count)

Video: Albuquerque mailman shot at while on the job

Investigators said a local U.S. Post Office mail carrier was shot at while on the job. The accused shooter told investigators he only wanted to scare the mailman.  (11/24/15) Comments (Count)

ABM Security loses challenge for USPS $250 million contract awards to Command Security Corporation

Earlier this year ABM filed a bid protest (business disagreement) with the USPS contracting officer. This press release FROM Command Security Corporation is an update of what happened TO ABM Security Services protest:   (11/23/15) Comments (Count)

USPS Penalty Overtime Exclusion





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November 27,  2015

Shoppers encouraged to ship holiday packages early

Gering postal clerk Marker set to retire

Post Office delivers for the homeless


November 26,  2015

Waiting for the service in U.S. Postal Service


November 25,  2015

Package thefts hit Thornton neighborhood

Canada Post's new community mailboxes frozen shut on Prince Edward Island

Amazon may soon give FedEx, UPS and USPS the boot

Video: Thieves Break Into Coloma Post Office Before Holiday Rush
Thefts from USPS vans prompts community alert

November 24,  2015

Video: Family grieves daughter’s loss for the second time after ashes are lost in the mail

Michigan postal worker avoids jail for stealing over $10,000

Public holds Postal Service in high esteem, poll shows

Video: U.S. Postal Service Apologizes for Misplaced Mail

Video: Bakersfield CA residents frustrated by repeated cluster mailbox thefts

APWU: Holiday Clerk Assistants will not work window, PSEs, Peak Season Exception Period

Postal Worker Arrested In Alleged Hate Crime Against Muslim Women In Brooklyn

Former postal worker charged with soliciting co-workers, residents on mail route in investment scam

USPS Letters FROM Santa Program Santa’s Personalized Response to Your Child’s Letter

Video: Man Believed To Be Postal Worker Wanted In Alleged Hate Crime On Muslim Women In Brooklyn


November 23,  2015

Postal News Recap: USPS Execs Pay Increase. Bonuses, $250 Million contracts, mail delivery

USPS mail truck (LLV)  rolls onto side after front tire comes off

Post Office Delivers Cute Letter With Drawn-On Stamp


November 22,  2015

Video: Residents of Oklahoma town report irregular mail delivery

One resident said the not only is her mail frequently delivered late, but sometimes it’s not delivered to the right home at all  (11/22/15) Comments (Count)


Fargo postal worker tackles man accused of stealing package

On Sundays, the Amazon mail must go through

Ketchum, ID council looking at home mail delivery


November 21,  2015

APWU: Tell the Postmaster General – Make Postal Banking a Reality Now 

Video: At the Heart of the Holidays – US Postal Service Shipping

Idaho Postmaster Relief Sentenced for Stealing over $7000 from Post Office

Idaho Woman Pleads Guilty to Possessing Stolen Mail

Video: Residents of Housing Development Fuming Over Postal Plans to Remove Mailboxes

NAPUS: Part time postmasters will earn $15.63 per hour to equal pay of Postal Support Employees

Video: Mail Stolen From Burlingame California Postal Facility

Video: Douglas Hughes enters guilty plea for landing gyrocopter on Capitol lawn

Video: Neighbors On Alert After Woman Caught On Camera Breaking Into Mailbox

Branson postal worker accused of falsifying subscriptions as payback for co-worker rebuffing his sexual advances to face trial

On Sundays, the Amazon mail must go through

USPS to host passport fairs around New Mexico

USPS announces Sunday deliveries through Christmas

USPS is Going Down, And It's Taking Billions With It


November 20,  2015

How to lose $5 billion - The USPS has more troubles than long queues
Mail Delivery Danger Zones
Long Beach Man Arrested for Altering Purchased Money Orders
Pottstown Police announce conviction in mail carrier assault

After Sale, What Comes Next for the Bronx General Post Office?

Postal Service Sends Its Holiday Card Early

Mail Carrier Hospitalized After Collision

Video: Suspect In Custody For Northeast Philly Post Office Robbery


November 19,  2015

Video: How customers in Duluth MN are adjusting to USPS mail delivery delays - Benson's papers, which are delivered by the US Postal Service, face delayed delivery times and pushed up deadlines which he says have cost him subscribers. Some customers in Jackson WY notice mail delivery delays  The payroll stubs were stamped Oct. 26, shipped as U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail. But the envelope, sent from a sister store in Seattle, didn’t reach Jackson until Nov. 11   Comments (Count)


Anchorage mail carrier stole drugs from mail
No Mail Delivery in Much of Eastern Washington Wednesday
eBay scammer steals identity of OIG agent investigating him


November 18,  2015

Update: Question – Should USPS hire Postal Supervisors off the street?

The reader found three more EAS jobs posted and (again) career postal employees are ineligible to apply. Is USPS having difficulty in finding career postal employees interested in being promoted?   Comments (Count)


NY Postmaster with 30+ years service convicted of stealing over $6,000 from USPS

Postmaster pled guilty and was sentenced in federal court for embezzling money orders and cash Comments (Count)


New mission won’t save U.S. Postal Service

USPS Proposes New Print Technology Promo for 2016


November 17,  2015

Postal Supervisors are Co-Workers court claims in dismissing TE’s sexual harassment lawsuit

In a weird twist, the court viewed Postal Supervisor as merely a “co-worker” rather than her boss, which reduced the Postal Service’s potential liability.  Comments (Count)


Nine New Jersey Postal Workers Indicted on Charges of Unemployment Benefits Fraud

Nine U.S. Postal Workers Indicted on Charges they Stole Nearly $50,000 by Fraudulently Collecting Unemployment Benefits While Employed   Comments (Count)


Survey: Bipartisan Majority Favors Giving US Postal Service More Freedom to Act Like a Business

The coming changes to the U.S. Postal Service will affect millions of citizens, not to mention thousands of federal employees. Now, regular Americans are weighing in on USPS reform.  Comments (Count)


Alabama Mail Carrier Pleads Guilty to Accepting Bribes to Deliver Drug Packages

Store Coming to Lakewood's Historic Post Office

Family wants jail time after postal worker's traffic death

Man reports mail theft after encountering fake postal worker was misunderstanding



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