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2015 USPS Plant Consolidation Schedule Updated October 31, 2014

A lot of changes in this update of USPS Plant Consolidation Schedule. Some dates for closing plants have been moved up or back by several months Comments (Count)

 

APWU: Penalty Overtime Exclusion Period, New Leave Year

 

Famous Postal Workers- includes former heavyweight champion and Olympian

The Postal Service’s Union-Busting Law Firm

With negotiations for a new contract set to begin on Feb. 19, 2015, it’s worth noting that in the past, when talks have ended in arbitration, the USPS has used the anti-union law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius to represent management’s interests.  Comments (Count)

 

Newspaper Subscribers May Be the Unseen Victims in USPS Plant Closings

Blue Wheels: Life of a City Carrier Assistant (CCA)

Blue Wheels: Life of a City Carrier Assistant (CCA) .  Comments (Count)

 

US Postal Management's Dysfunctional and Failing Culture

The “crisis” surrounding the Postal Service is in some ways much more complex


NALC and USPS new agreement allows hiring retirees to work as ‘Holiday Carrier Assistants’- The NALC and USPS have entered into the Memorandum of Understanding Re: Holiday Carrier Assistants – 2014 . NALC and USPS agree to new joint route adjustment process Comments (Count)

USPS's latest solution for aging Long Life Vehicles--keep body, replace frame

USPS would like to retain the best qualities of the current right hand drive long Life Vehicle (LLV) without having to redevelop what has been proven to work. (9/9/14) Comments (Count)

 

Video: OSHA citation upheld finding USPS at fault in Missouri mailman’s heat death in 2012 - “ The Postal Service will pay a penalty of $70,000.  Comments (Count)

One Map to Show Where USPS Will Cut 7,000 Jobs

A Government Executive analysis of postal estimates show the consolidation plan will result in a net job loss — jobs lost at each facility minus those being relocated to existing plants — of 7,320.  (9/8/14) Comments (Count)

 

USPS Graphic: City letter carriers returning after 5 p.m. -This graphic covers the percentage of city letter carriers returning after 5 p.m. nationwide in FY 2014 (October to April)  Comments (Count)

 

  LATEST POSTAL NEWS

OnTrac, USPS launch last-mile delivery service

Western regional parcel carrier OnTrac launched a delivery service in conjunction with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) that offers large-volume retailers a fourth major business-to-consumer option in a region covering 70 million consumers.  (11/22/14)  Comments (Count)

Video: OIG Audit – San Francisco postal distribution center ‘inefficient’ and ‘overstaffed’- A new audit from the US Postal Service Office of Inspector General says the San Francisco Processing and Distribution Center is inefficient and overstaffed. The report, released Thursday, calls for the center to drastically reduce work hours for hundreds of employees to save millions of dollars.  (11/21/14)  Comments (Count)
Letter Carrier Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Plotting Robbery of Postal Contract Driver - a former United Stated Postal Service employee, has been sentenced to federal prison for participating in a conspiracy that culminated in the robbery and shooting of a postal truck driver on December 20, 2013, in Conley, Ga   (11/21/14)  Comments (Count)

Americans Rate Postal Service Highest of 13 Major Agencies

While the U.S. Postal Service has recently withstood a barrage of negative attention, from getting hacked to announcing continued multibillion-dollar deficits, it enjoys the most positive image  (11/21/14)  Comments (Count)

 Carper voices concern on Brennan’s selection as PMG with only 4 of 9 USPS Governors -There are five vacancies on the USPS Board of Governors. By the end of this year it could possibly be EIGHT vacancies due to Senate inaction. Stephen Crawford and James Miller were originally nominated in 2012.  It has been nearly three years since the Board has seated all of its 9 members. PRC is facing the same dilemma.  (11/20/14)   Comments (Count)

APWU: New Revelations on USPS Cyber Security Breach

New revelations about the security breach in the Postal Service’s data systems are raising additional concerns about this very troubling incident. Lawmaker: Delayed notification of postal hacking ‘doesn’t fly’| USPS Data Breach Timeline (11/20/14)  Comments (Count)

Does The USPS ‘Credit Monitoring Program’ provide enough protection for Postal Employees? On November 10, 2014, postal employees were notified of the USPS Data Breach. Now ten (10) days later postal employees are no closer  to finding out what happened, why it happened and why the two month delay (11/20/14)  Comments (Count)

NPMHU: Updated Information on USPS Data Breach

The NPMHU continues to press the Postal Service for answers regarding the recent data breach affecting all postal employees and some postal retirees.  We have requested a meeting to determine what the Postal Service knew, when they knew it, and why the Unions and employees were not notified more promptly.  Postal Service ‘functioning normally’ after cyber breach, official says in testimony for hearing - the agency has yet to find evidence that hackers used the information for identity theft, according to the agency’s head of digital security. Issa did not mention that the hearing is also about mail covers House Oversight Hearing: Examining Data Security at the United States Postal Service - Oversight Committee Chair Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said the Postal Service knew about the hack in September, but waited until late October to confidentially brief the committee. House hearing will press Postal Service for more info on data breach NALC President congratulates incoming Oversight Chairman Chaffetz | Chaffetz succeeds Issa as House Oversight Committee Chairman(11/19/14)  Comments (Count)

Chief Information Security Officer to leave USPS for private sector

Charles "Chuck" McGann, Jr. USPS Manager, Corporate Information Security was responsible for overseeing the information security of one of the largest technology networks maintained by any organization in the world  (11/18/14)  Comments (Count)

Video: Police looking for thief who stole packages from USPS delivery van

Police are looking for a thief who reportedly stole packages from a United States Postal Service van Monday while the USPS employee was walking door-to-door (11/19/14) 

PMG Donahoe, COO Brennan address employees in new video

For the first time in several years, the Postal Service has money to invest in its future, PMG Pat Donahoe says in his latest video message to employees Congress May Have One Month to Save the Postal Service  (11/18/14)  Comments (Count)

NALC files NLRB charge over USPS response to hacking

NALC may seek different or additional remedies than credit monitoring  (11/18/14)  Comments (Count)

NY Congressman Higgins Opposes Reduced USPS Service Standards

“The erosion of service standards is not only bad for customers, US businesses, and hardworking postal workers but it represents a huge step backward in an increasingly competitive delivery industry (11/18/14)  Comments (Count)

Watford City, ND Post Office overwhelmed and understaffed leading into holidays - With the holidays fast approaching, the local Watford City Post Office is feeling the pressure of trying to adequately meet the needs of their customers with an insufficient amount of staffing and an enormous amount of mail volume.  (11/18/14)

Video: USPS.com changes make it easier for customers to use

The Postal Service is changing usps.com to make it easier for customers to use. The changes include simplifying the website’s navigation tools to focus on its most popular pages — such as mailing and shipping,  (11/18/14) 

USPS 911 Policy may have caused critical delays in death of Oakland Postal Worker - (Oakland, CA) No one saw how Macasieb, was injured but coworkers later said they found him lying on his back, barely conscious. According to an internal postal service report, employees didn’t call 911 right away. They proceeded to contact several supervisors and managers who then alerted the onsite postal police department, who finally contacted 911. Details in the report show that up to 53 minutes elapsed from the time Macasieb was found to when emergency medical personnel were contacted. According to the USPS, this chain of events wasn’t a mistake. It was a policy.   (11/17/14)  Comments (Count)

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November 22,  2014

Video: South Carolina Rural Letter Carrier Saves Woman’s Life

Man Wielding Baseball Bat Robs Postal Worker

House chairman says he will focus on mundane task of postal reform

Tucson Postman Recognized for Role in Flood Rescue

Clever mailboxes can be dangerous, Colorado authorities say

 

November 21,  2014

Woman Caught on Tape Stealing Package Delivered to South Philly Home

Drug traffickers target the post office

USPS Letters FROM Santa Program Keeps Children’s Holiday Spirit Alive

Open for business: New center will bring together USPS, entrepreneurs

Topeka postal employee indicted for stealing prescription drugs from US mail

 

November 20,  2014

Vigil planned for Maryland postal carrier slain last year delivering mail in the dark

Mail delivery disrupted throughout Buffalo area

Discover-ed: How Direct Mail Competes With Digital Marketing Channels

Tennessee letter carrier celebrates 50 years of service

OSHA UPDATE: New Reporting Requirements Start January 1

Judge blasts ex-postal worker for stealing pot from the mail

Ohio carrier injured in collision with SUV

Indictment: Kansas postal employee stole drugs from mail

Highway Contract Routes (HCR) Extra Trips in the Greater Indiana District

 

November 19,  2014

Video: Oklahoma news anchor sorts mail for a day

USPS Supervisor escorts carriers delivering to senior housing complex after alleged assault

Postal worker fights arctic air to keep mail on time

Alert postal worker credited for saving home on fire in Louisiana

 

November 18,  2014

Mail Surveillance: The Time for Secrecy Has Passed

USPS worker braves cold temperatures in Louisville, KY

Video: Thieves steal mail from over 40 mailboxes in Lake Forest Park, WA

Video: South Carolina mail carrier saves fallen woman who was outside for 3 days

The UN Has Its Own Postal Service And You Can Buy Its Awesome Stamps

 

November 17,  2014

The Postmaster General Hangs Up His Mail Bag, With a Parting Shot at Congress - Donahoe says he believes it’s time for him to step aside, even if many of the initiatives that started on his watch are still in their early phases. But he’s just not sure he’s got the energy to keep going. “At a certain point in time, it’s time to go,” he says. “Some of these things may take three of four more years. I don’t know if I’ve got enough in the gas tank for three or four more years.”   Comments (Count)

Texas letter carrier delivers soulful musical performances
Postal Service truck traffic destroying quality of life in Portland neighborhood
Understanding USPS Delivery Performance
USPS expects stronger holiday package growth than rivals

List of hacked government agencies grows: State Department, White House, NOAA & USPS

Remote Alaska post offices face reduced hours

New Canaan Post Office: Address Unknown

USPS OIG Audit Report on Contract Postal Units (PDF) -

Gunman tries to rob postal carrier in South Carolina

 

November 16,  2014

USPS awards UPS a $365 million contract for air transportation services

USPS awarded UPS Worldwide Forwarding, Inc., a subsidiary of United Parcel Service (UPS), a contract  for air transportation services, both within and outside the continental United States..

 

USPS holding first online career fair on November 19th

Interested job seekers can get a virtual leg up on others competing in today’s challenging job market by participating in the Postal Service’s first Online Career Fair 

 

New York Postal Worker pleads guilty to attempted eavesdropping on co-workers

Palo Alto customers are asking, 'What's wrong with USPS?

 

November 15,  2014

Postal Workers Stage Protest after denied entry to USPS Board public meeting

Approximately 250 postal workers and supporters protested loudly in the lobby of Postal Service headquarters after they were denied entry to a “public” meeting of the Board of Governors’ on Nov. 14. Video: Postal Workers to Board: Stop Delaying America’s Mail! || Postal Workers Cheer Postmaster General’s Resignation, Call for Moratorium on Closings  Comments (Count)

 

10 Hicksville, NY VMF postal employees in trouble after caught sleeping on job

Special Agents from the USPS Office of Inspector General (OIG)  raided the Hicksville, NY Vehicle Maintenance Facility early Friday morning. The VMF has been under investigation since June 2013 after receiving a tip that night shift workers were sleeping on the job. archive: Postal Worker (VMF) killed while repairing USPS truck in Hicksville, New York   Comments (Count)

 

Contractor critically injured after accident at USPS distribution center in Indiana

Postal Service finds Columbus woman's missing ashes

USPS Employee Arrested for Allegedly Distributing Meth On-Duty

 

November 14,  2014

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 which is a self-destructive path that could put it into a death spiral,” Sanders said.    Comments (Count)

 

USPS Board of Governors Selects Megan Brennan as 74th Postmaster General and CEO - The U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors today announced the appointment of Megan J. Brennan, the current chief operating officer of the Postal Service, as the 74th Postmaster General and CEO Postmaster General Donahoe to Retire February 2015 | NALC statement on PMG retirement; USPS 2014 financial report APWU President Mark Dimondstein Reacts to PMG retirement  Comments (Count)

 

USPS Reports Revenue Increase, Prefunding contributed to $5.5 Billion Loss in Fiscal Year 2014 - Due to a cyber-security intrusion that the U.S. Postal Service announced on Nov. 10, management and external auditors are currently reviewing significant financial applications to confirm that the incident did not compromise the financial data needed to file the Postal Service’s fiscal 2014 Form 10-K. NALC: Poised for Growth – A Look at USPS 2014 Financial Results U.S. Postal Service FY 2014 end of year financial results

Fayetteville police arrest postal worker for stealing mail

FedEx workers at Newark, New Jersey facility vote against joining union

Million mile mailman retires from the Logan USPS

Editorial: Stop helicopter-parenting the Postal Service

 

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