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USPS: Approximately 16 billion pieces of mail, 750 million packages to be delivered this holiday season Postal Service Ready to Deliver Holiday Cheer


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)


Former Michigan NPMHU stewards sentenced for stealing grievance settlement funds


Berkeley Calif. Mail Deliveries at 2 A.M. prompts tidal wave of complaints.

One woman, hearing the mail carrier arrive late at night, reportedly thought she was about to be burglarized. And another woman was shocked to get a delivery at 2 a.m.: I heard someone walking on my porch with a flashlight and looked outside to see a Mail Person delivering packages. Comments (Count)


Kansas City postal worker retires with perfect attendance after 30 years

The Postal Worker  was diagnosed with autism as a kid and was not expected to work a day in his life.    Comments (Count)



USPS Announces 2017 Shipping Prices

Pricing Unchanged for Priority Mail International, First-Class Package International and Priority Mail Express International Service 


Updated: Wednesday January 18,  2017


Video: Mail Carrier’s Nose Broken During Attempted Robbery In The Bronx                                                                                  A United States Postal Service worker was delivering mail inside a Bronx apartment building when he was attacked during an attempted robbery (1/18/2017)
USPS disavows notice claiming PO closed for Gen. Robert E. Lee instead of Martin Luther King Jr. Day A U.S. Postal Service representative said downtown post office workers had nothing to do with a notice on the door Monday that claimed it was closed for Gen. Robert E. Lee’s birthday.  (1/18/2017)
Former 89 year-old Connecticut mail carrier ‘inspired’ by hundreds of letters from across country                  “Some letters were so personal. You don’t realize the impact that someone has on your life.” (1/18/2017)
Fallout from deleting postal workers overtime clock ring continues with federal lawsuit                                                    In November 2016, the OIG investigation led to the suspension and/or separation from employment of multiple supervisors, the Customer Service Manager, and the Postmaster (1/14/2017)
Postmaster Convicted Of Threatening Employees involving opening packages containing illegal drugs             A suspended western Pennsylvania postmaster has been convicted of threatening employees who saw him opening packages containing illegal drugs.  (1/15/2017)
DANCING IN THE DARK                                                                                                                                                                                                           There are a few important items you will need for our “new” Postal Service. In addition to satchel, scanner and dog spray, you will need the following (1/14/2017)
NAPS: Could Big Civil Service Changes Lie Ahead?                                                                                                Sweeping changes to civil service rules and employee compensation could come about under plans being prepared by President-elect Trump's transition team and the GOP-controlled Congress.(1/13/2017)
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, the service has confirmed. The payments are the latest fallout from a scandal at the Main Post Office on Brook Road that involved supervisors altering carrier time cards – without the carriers’ knowledge – to reduce overtime. The Free Press reported on the scandal just before Thanksgiving.  (1/9/2017)
Obama Watchdog in Congress Has New Target in Trump Era: Postal Reform                                                                            This year’s priorities will be postal reform; turning back Mr. Obama’s application of the Antiquities Act, which designated large areas of land monuments in some Western states; and changing pension programs for new federal workers. Beware: Chaffetz committee plans broad agenda affecting federal workers  (1/10/2017)
California Congresswoman Re-Introduces Bipartisan Resolution to Protect Door Delivery of Mail                          With the United States Postal Service already beginning to phase out of door delivery of mail, Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-CA) re-introduced her bipartisan H. Res. 28 stressing that door delivery must not end.  (1/8/2017)
Iowa postmaster sentenced to probation for stealing over $6,000 in postal fund                                                       A northern Iowa woman must pay more than $6,000 in restitution that authorities say she took while working for the U.S. Postal Service.  (1/9/2017)






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January 18 2017

Trump eyes 10 percent spending cuts, 20 percent slash of federal workers

EEOC Seeks Public Input on Proposed Enforcement Guidance on Harassment under Federal Employment Laws

APWU: Contract Negotiation Updates for IT, Mail Transport and Mail Hauling groups

January 17 2017

Ohio letter carrier hanging it up after nearly 50 years

Viewer Video shows man using counterfeit master key to steal mail from San Jose CA apartment complex

January 16 2017

Federal Judge reject Berkeley’s request to dismiss USPS lawsuit in Fight Over Downtown Post Office

USPS to close some DC post offices and suspend delivery for inauguration

Mail Thieves Strike Oakley Neighborhood

PRC Issues Annual Report to the President and Congress (PDF)

January 13 2017

Trial closes for Pittsburgh postmaster
Michigan mail carrier accused of stealing nearly $70,000 in checks
Prosecutors: Two postal workers charged with distributing marijuana through mail in West Philly
Bakersfield residents frustrated by continued mail thefts
Postal worker assaulted delivering mail in Johnson City, TX
Maryland retiree discovers bottle bomb in mailbox
Mail thieves steal from hundreds at Nevada trailer park

January 12 2017

The FSS: A Hopeless Case

Florida postal worker guilty of stealing over $2 million in Social Security checks

Postal workers fight ice, snow to deliver mail in storm

Man claims postal truck hit him, knocked him unconscious while on his bicycle

Armed Robberies of Delivery Drivers a Growing Problem in Chicago

Mail carrier fainted when arrested, taken for evaluation

Is your mail late? USPS struggling to drive in this snow

Vandals set San Benito postal mailbox on fire

January 11 2017

Pittsburgh postmaster denies allegations at trial

Is your mail late? USPS is struggling to drive in Idaho snow
Vandals set San Benito TX postal mailbox on fire
Amazon’s aggressive warehouse and shipping strategy is paying off
Heartless postal worker busted for stealing cash, kid’s letter to Santa

January 10 2017

Man Who Wrote Over $100,000 of Bad Checks at Texas Post Offices Sentenced to 5 Years in Federal Prison

January 9 2017

President John F Kennedy Forever Stamp to be Dedicated on Presidents Day

North Carolina rural carrier charged with selling prescription pills on job

January 7 2017

Fellow employees testify at trial for suspended Pittsburgh postmaster

Mailman builds a ramp so an old dog can still greet him Mail delivery issues hitting Columbus neighborhood

USPS at CES? Why the national mail carrier is at the world's biggest tech expo

January 6 2017

Post Office Steps Up Security After Rash Of Delivery Truck Robberies in Chicago

The GOP War With The Federal Workforce Will Hurt Black Workers The Most

Could a Privatized USPS Follow on Cancelled Staples Contract?

Amazon wins patent for subterranean package delivery network

Vehicle Crashes Into Lansing Post Office - Again!

Runaway dogs lead to mysterious investigation involving mailman in NJ

Amazon pushes the envelope with patent for underground delivery system

January 5 2017

Postal Inspectors hit the streets to help letter carriers   The Postal Inspection Service has a message for the nation’s letter carriers and rural carriers: We’re here to help.   

APWU: The USPS and Staples Deal is Over! Postal management informed the APWU in writing that the Approved Shipper program in Staples stores will be shut down by the end of February 2017  

Postal Supervisor pleads guilty to importing anabolic steroids by mail An employee of the United States Postal Service (USPS) pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Boston in connection with purchasing and importing anabolic steroids.

USPS: Lunar New Year Stamp Rings in 2017

Postal Inspectors hit the streets to help letter carriers

Video: Investigation begins after East Texas mail theft caught on camera

Texas postal worker faces five years in prison for working as a personal trainer while collecting workers comp

January 4 2017

Cedar Park neighborhood mailboxes broken into 3 times in 3 months

Woman expecting toy shipment gets seven pounds of marijuana in the mail
Postal carrier walks twelve miles a day

Residents angry over poor service from Bexley, Ohio post office
David Roth hangs up mailbag after 34 years

Postal truck driver robbed in south Chicago

Wake Forest mail carrier talks about saving packages from her burning truck


January 3 2017

Drone Package Delivery Faces Complex Logistical Hurdles
Kentucky carrier retires after 40 years with USPS

January 2 2017

USPS expands Surface Visibility (SV) program

The program is part of the Postal Service's broader efforts to better use technology   


USPS gears up for another busy year

The start of 2017 marks the beginning of what promises to be another busy year for the Postal Service 

Part I: 2016 Postal News Recap

USPS reopens post office in Louisiana after historic flood


January 1 2017

Missouri letter carrier seriously hurt when mail truck is rear-ended

New Jersey man punched postal clerk in the face on Christmas Eve

Video: Mail carrier tries to save packages from being stolen

Video: Mail carrier robbed at gunpoint in NE Baltimore MD

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