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USPS OIG evaluation of Window Retail Customer Service

Between FYs 2012 and 2013, an increasing number of customers expressed dissatisfaction with the service they receive at retail facilities.  Comments (Count)

 

ABM Security challenging USPS $250 million contracts awarded to Command Security Corporation - CSC’s record of integrity and business ethics should render the company ineligible for award of the USPS contract.  (FAA).  Comments (Count)

 

USPS seeks to overturn OSHA citation, penalties in heat-related death of Missouri letter carrier - USPS is asking a federal court to review and set aside the final order of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC)  Comments (Count)

 

USPS awards contract for maintenance management worth up to $450 million -The contract was awarded to Jones Lang LaSalle Americas (JLL), located in Chicago, IL. The initial contract is for a two (2)-year base period and up to four (4) – two (2) year renewal option periods. The initial contract is estimated at $45,000,000 per year

 

USPS Re-Issues Policy on Oakland Postal Employees Calling 911 in Emergency

The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit had confirmed that the policy at the Oakland distribution facility does in fact dictate that in the event of a medical emergency, an employee must find a supervisor, who must contact the postal police and ask them to call 911.  Comments (Count)

 

USPS explanation of the Network Rationalization Service Standard Impacts . Video: USPS to Begin Cuts in Service Monday  Comments (Count)
USPS 911 Policy may have caused critical delays in death of Oakland Postal Worker - (Oakland, CA) No one saw how postal ckerj, was injured but coworkers later said they found him lying on his back, barely conscious.   Comments (Count)
Senator Sanders: New PMG pursued damaging proposals to cut services and eliminate jobs - “Despite increased revenues and some very positive trends, Postal Service management seems hell-bent on slowing down mail delivery    Comments (Count)
USPS Q & A on cyber intrusion and employee data compromise -Why were employees not told of the breach immediately after it was discovered? Comments (Count)

 

Updated:  Thursday | March 5, 2015  

LATEST POSTAL NEWS

Some areas of USPS.com website down today

The Postal Store page was unreachable for an unknown amount of time.  (3/4/15)

Oklahoma Postal Worker dies in two-car crash

A rural carrier in Ada, OK,  died in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday morning, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.  (3/4/15)

APWU files Labor charge protesting USPS new ‘Postal Pulse’ employee survey

The APWU and USPS are facing off over management’s latest scheme: The Postal Pulse, a new employee opinion survey. “The APWU vehemently opposes Postal Pulse – and any other employee opinion survey – despite management notices that say otherwise,” said President Mark Dimondstein.    (3/3/15) Comments (Count)

Senators reintroduce bill to strengthen postal managers appeal rights
Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) today reintroduced legislation to strengthen labor rights for American postal workers.  NAPS Applauds Introduction of Postal Employee Appeal Rights Legislation  (3/3/15) Comments (Count)

Here’s What USPS Is Looking For In Its Next Generation Delivery Vehicle

In a presentation by USPS to prospective suppliers the next mail truck would need total cargo space of 330 to 400 cubic feet, a minimum clear floor space of 72" by 108", 76" of headroom, and a clear bulkhead passage that's 30" wide. USPS is requiring a larger vehicle to accommodate the growing parcel business. USPS: New delivery vehicles will be more efficient, CSO says (3/2/15) Comments (Count)

$60 Million Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed By Family Of Woman Killed By U.S. Postal Truck

 - OC Weekly - he surviving family of an elderly Trabuco Canyon woman run over and killed by a U.S. Postal truck in October 2013 has filed a $60 million wrongful death lawsuit . Mary Honda, 85, had been placing mail in her mailbox when postman ran over her "several times" and caused serious trauma, according to the lawsuit.   (3/2/15) Comments (Count)

USPS revising ‘Privacy’ rule to share postal workers employment , wage data with BLS for research

USPS is proposing to modify a General Privacy Act System of Records (SOR) to support the sharing of employment and wage data with the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) for their Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) program.   (3/1/15) Comments (Count)

USPS to replace Voice of the Employee survey with Postal Pulse program

USPS will soon introduce the Postal Pulse, a program that aims to improve postal workplaces by better engaging employees and leveraging their ideas and feedback.  (2/28/15) Comments (Count)

Judge orders Postal Service to pay damages to whistleblower

In 2012, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) sued the United States Postal Service (USPS) for retaliating against a Safety Specialist at the Seattle, Washington Processing & Distribution Center (P&DC) (2/26/15) Comments (Count)

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March 5,  2015

Vietnam Medal of Honor Recipients To be Recognized on Forever Stamp Sheet

Nonprofits Reel From Proposed Periodicals Postage Increases

The postman never rings at all at Queens apartment building

Hartland: Seven ZIP Codes for 15,000 People?

What We Lose With a Privatized Postal Service

Waggoner Post Office is Indefinitely Closed

Cold, Ice No Match for USPS Letter Carriers

Why Are We Still Calling Postal Workers 'Mailmen'?

 

March 4,  2015

Mail truck overturns after being rear-ended in South Carolina

Postal Worker Sentenced for Stealing Mail

USPS unveils Dr. Maya Angelou forever stamp image

Customer drives into Alabama post office

 

March 3,  2015

Man follows mailman, steals package off doorstep — but contents were Diapers

Postal Worker says she hoarded, stole mail because it was too much to deliver

North Carolina letter carrier delivers hope to homeless veterans

Postal carrier retires after 39 years

Earth Class Mail, once a highly touted Oregon startup, files bankruptcy ahead of planned sale

Postage stamps to rise to $1 as part of Australia Post shake-up

Where is the Love from Low Fuel Prices?

 

March 2,  2015

Video: Tax payments burn, wedding ring safe in mail truck fire

At Auburn post office, money order request handled shabbily

 

March 1,  2015

200 postal jobs moving from Roanoke VA to Greensboro NC

Video: Taylor Ridge, IL post office armed robbery suspect in custody

 

February 28,  2015

USPS to host informational job fair at plant scheduled for closure in April

The U.S. Postal Service anticipates job openings in Greater Kalamazoo and Southwest Michigan.   Comments (Count)

 

USPS releases 2015 Postal Facts

Mail truck goes up in flames in Belle Meade, TN

California postal workers sentenced in theft of 384 smartphones

USPS Tries to Keep Mail Relevant in a Digital Age

Mail carrier describes delivering mail in winter weather

 

February 27,  2015

U.S. Postal Service searching for the mail truck of the future

Federal Judge Dismisses Injured Postal Worker�s Claim

Man Using Postal Uniform To Steal Mail

Postal workers launch website to keep Ohio centers open

Aspen, Snowmass Village post offices in dire need of workers

Winter storm causes Postal Service delays in north Alabama

KC residents fed up with USPS for moving at snail's pace to reimburse them for damaged mailboxes

Reinventing the Postal Service

Snow damage closes Maine post office

He Tried to Deliver The Mail Through Snow. Honest: A Day's Work

A very special, and sluggish, delivery

Aspen, Snowmass Village post offices in dire need of workers

Postal carrier in Uncasville threw mail in the garbage

Postal Service IG wants more analytics muscle

Truck crashes into Yarmouth post office

 

 

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