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Two Men Charged in Robbery and Shooting of Postal Truck Driver in Georgia -  Comments (Count)
USPS lost over $1 billion with prefunding for Jan 2014; operations income $122 million without - . Comments (Count)

North Dakota Senator Asks GAO to Conduct Study on USPS Service Standards

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USPS Jobs among list of occupations with bleak future

Overall employment of Postal Service workers is projected to decline 28 percent from 2012 to 2022. Automated sorting systems, cluster mailboxes, and tight budgets will adversely affect employment.   Comments (Count)


Appeals Court Upholds Demotion Of Postal Manager Claiming Whistleblower Retaliation   Comments (Count)

DOL Accuses USPS of Destroying Evidence in Whistleblower Case

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UPS sued for overcharging customers and Fedex sued for shipping untaxed cigarettes - Comments (Count)
Postal worker catches twin baby boys tossed from a burning third-floor apartment in Bronx  Comments (Count)

Video: Santa’s Sleigh Delayed After Snags at UPS, FedEx

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PRC Approves USPS Request for Exigent Rate Increase; Rejects Permanent Price Increases -  Comments (Count

Editorial: USPS New Night Rider Policy

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Congresswoman Norton Seeks Answers From PMG On Postal Employees Delivering Mail After Dark -

Inspector general to probe late mail delivery

 Lose a Life to Save a Dollar’  |

Video: USPS Criticized Over Third Mailman Murder Since 2010

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Amazon and USPS Now Delivering Packages on Sunday

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Postal Clerks Suspended For Not Asking Hazmat Question About Perfume?

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Edmond Walker Class Action EEO Against USPS Settled for $17.25 million

current and former employees in permanent rehabilitation assignments during the period March 24, 2000 to December 31, 2012.   Comments (Count)

 

  LATEST POSTAL NEWS  

 
Postal Workers to Protest Privatization At More than 50 Staples Stores in 27 States on April 24 - Thousands of members of the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) and community activists will engage in National Day of Action on Thursday, April 24, to protest the Postal Service’s sweetheart deal with Staples that is moving mail service into Staples stores Union Blasts Staples-Run Postal Outlets(4/23/14) Comments (Count)

Video: Postmaster General discusses the future of the Postal Service

Now there are new strategies and new partnerships in place to keep the US Postal Service going. Video: Stabilizing the U.S. Postal Service  (4/23/14) Comments (Count)

Senators say USPS mPOS devices will improve customer service in 6 North Dakota locations - Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp announced that USPS will this week bring Mobile Point of Sale (mPOS) devices to six locations in North Dakota. (4/22/14) Comments (Count)

Video: Postal Workers show support for mail carrier who died after house fire

Mail carriers and other postal workers showed their support for a colleague who died after a house fire, at a memorial service on Monday. Authorities said 13-year mail carrier died from carbon monoxide poisoning last week after a fire at her home. (4/22/14) Comments (Count)

USPS Scheme Overturned- ‘Rescoring’ of Promotion Exams Violated Contract, Arbitrator Rules - An outrageous management ploy was overturned on April 16, when an arbitrator ruled [PDF] that the USPS violated the contract when it retroactively changed the passing score on promotion eligibility exams in the summer of 2009, Maintenance Craft Director Steve Raymer has announced. (4/21/14) Comments (Count)

OIG: USPS does not track sales or know how many historic properties it owns

The U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued two reports on the U.S. Postal Service’s contract with CBRE Group, Inc. This report, which addresses the Postal Service’s historic properties, is the third in a series evaluating Postal Service real estate management.   (4/21/14) Comments (Count)

OIG White Paper: A strong Social Media strategy could help USPS remain competitive in digital age -A strong social media strategy could help the Postal Service remain competitive in the digital age by better responding to changing communication needs, improving the customer experience, creating value through social commerce, and cutting costs.  (4/21/14) Comments (Count)

Kentucky postal employee gets prison for destroying, hiding 45,000 pieces of mail - Former postal worker  admitted to storing at least 44,900 pieces of mail at his deceased mother's home and at rented storage facilities.  (4/22/14) Comments (Count)
Postal Service overhaul remains tenuous as Issa considers plans for new bill
Washington Post- Rep. Darrell Issa may introduce a U.S. Postal Service overhaul bill next week that more closely tracks with a White House plan, a move that the California Republican hopes will help rally more Democrats, congressional aides say. With the clock ticking on his tenure as chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committe e, Issa may introduce the bill as soon as next week, when Congress returns from its break.  Senate postal bill would cut workers comp for feds across the government | Postal Service overhaul expected to appeal to Dems (4/21/14) Comments (Count)
USPS clarifies policy regarding salary protection for EAS employees impacted by DUO and POStPlan-  This memo addresses and clarifies Postal Service policy regarding salary protection for non bargaining employees impacted by Delivery Unit Optimization (DUO) and POStPlan. (4/21/14) Comments (Count)

Video: Kentucky Postal Worker Caught On Camera Throwing Packages

The postal worker was caught throwing packages on the homeowner’s drive-way Saturday morning. In the video, you can hear the packages hit the ground. -  (4/21/14) Comments (Count)

How Are BAIN Capital, The Staples CEO, and The USPS All Connected?

New Hampshire Labor News - Senator Bernie Sanders told me and other union members last weekend that if conservative ideologues get control of our government, then the Postal Service would be privatized in five minutes. This privatization will put all postal employees’ jobs/retirements in peril and eliminate our country’s most trusted government service that millions of people depend on. It seems like the USPS – Staples partnership may be the first step toward that outcome.   (4/19/14) Comments (Count)

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4/24/14

$10,000 offered for info in Milwaukee post office robbery
Fire Rips Through New Jersey Post Office

Video: Post Office Lazy Mailman Special Handling in Raleigh NC 27609

 

4/23/14

APWU Nurses Approve Contract

The US Healthcare System vs The US Postal Service

Police: Alert mail carrier, neighbor help stop burglaries

Ohio man accused of groping postal carrier

Video: Pittsburgh Residents Tired Of Mail Mix-Ups

APWU: Questions and Answers on Filling Residual Vacancies

Owner fined $3,000 after dog bites PA mailman

 

4/22/14

East St. Louis Post Office Supervisor Pleads Guilty To Stealing Packages

USPS implements new Policies and procedures for deaf and hearing-impaired

USPS responds to letter to editor at eCommerceBytes on tracking

4/21/14

Postal Service Officially Reveals Harvey Milk Stamp Image

Man charged after hit-and-run involving postal worker’s vehicle

Newspaper Industry Takes It on the Chin, Again

Traditional mail remains popular, especially in wealthier home

Rolando: Postal Service isn't as wasteful as critics say -- it's a national treasure

Bamboozled: Postal customer says he didn't get what he paid for with EDDM, wants to set up a sting 

 

4/20/14

Yesteryears: When it came to making post office a welcoming place, veteran clerk delivered
TV Review: ‘Signed, Sealed’ delivers a sweet message

 

4/19/14

Video: Protesters use postcards to oppose Postal Service’s use of private trucking

To Increase Productivity, UPS Monitors Drivers' Every Move

Video: Rural Postal Problem – 17 families without mail service in Salina, Kansas

Video: Thieves Targeting South Florida Mailboxes for Tax Refunds

Gasoline reported stolen from postal vans in Paris, Texas

Rutland Residents Fight Reduction in Post Office Hours

Canada: Letter carriers ponder life off route 

 

4/18/14

USPS responds to erroneous report that it hoards ammunition

USPS responds to report(s) that it is stocking up on ammunition. This subject matter has taken on a life of its own. Earlier this year USPS posted a notice on the Federal Business Opportunities website.  The notice simply said that  the "United States Postal Service intends to solicit proposals for assorted small arms ammunition." Comments (Count)

 

Anchorage Postal Worker Charged With $334K Workers Comp Fraud

Mississippi Postal Support Employee Indicted for stealing $7,000 in postal funds

Montana postal contractor gets probation for failing to deposit $70K in employee benefit plan

Kentucky postal worker pleads guilty to federal drug and theft charges

Video: Mail Pallets Fall Off Truck In Hollywood

 

4/17/14

New York Congressman to introduce Bill to Force USPS to Halt Sales of Historic Post Offices  - Today the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) issued a scathing report on the actions and processes employed by the United States Postal Service (USPS) in selling off their inventory of historic post offices across the country, and made several recommendations to improve the process. One of key recommendations of the report, which was mandated by Congressman José E. Serrano in a recent appropriations bill, called on the USPS to halt all sales of historic properties until the Postal Service has adequately implemented the recommendations in the report. Our historic post offices should not be for sale, period!  | Advisory Council says USPS should suspend any further actions on Historic Post Offices - The report results from congressional concerns that the USPS may not be fully meeting the requirements of Section 106 and other sections of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) when closing and disposing of historic post offices.  Comments (Count)

 

Minnesota woman sentenced to prison AGAIN for post office bomb threats

The woman pleaded guilty in November 2013. In her plea agreement, she admitted sending the letters to Minnesota post offices. In 2010, she was sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison for threatening to bomb Minnesota post offices.  Comments (Count)

 

USPS cancels $3.05 million deal to sell the Half Moon Bay post office

The U.S. Postal Service has canceled a $3.05 million deal to sell the Half Moon Bay branch office to a local art dealer, halting the sale just days before it was to be completed.Postal officials explained they had a change of heart over plans to downsize and rent out a smaller space in the large Half Moon Bay building. Instead they intend to keep the facility along Stone Pine Road as the central distribution hub for the Coastside.  Comments (Count)

 

Video: APWU President and Ed Schultz discuss impact of USPS -Staples deal

A new partnership between the U.S. Postal Service and corporate giant Staples could be detrimental to union workers. Ed Schultz and Mark Dimondstein discuss the impact. A New Postal Union Leader Really Doesn't Want Mail Sent From Staples | Postal Union Fights Staples Partnership: 'A Big Step Toward Privatization'   Comments (Count)

 

PostalReporter NewsBits – April 17, 2014

Pennsylvania Postmaster Sentenced to House Arrest for theft of $13,255

West Virginia letter carrier rescues woman from creek

California’s only river route floats Delta mail carrier’s boat
Dickinson County residents want mail service restored

Suspect sought in Milwaukee post office robbery

Scammers using fake USPS emails to steal personal information

Nerves on edge in Chattanooga as mystery box stirs fear 

Is 5-Day Delivery USPS's Way of Saying It's Giving Up on Mail?

South Carolina postal employees intercept mail from fraudulent work-at-home scam

Photo: USPS truck promoting Mail Boxes in DC 1916

 

4/16/14

USPS wants to mine and sell data about your mail

 The United States Postal Service is looking to get in on the big-data-for-profit game played by tech giants like Facebook and Google, and begin mining and selling private data gathered from personal mail sent from and received by Americans everywhere.  Comments (Count)

 

Panic at the Post Office as Hundreds fail to file tax returns on time

Many expected post offices to stay open until midnight, rather than close at 5pm  Comments (Count)

 

NNA, mailers group says PRC erred by allowing postal rate increase

Retired postal worker picks $1M winner

Man Finally Receives Postcard Sent in 1940

Florida Postal Clerk admits stealing gift cards from mail

A Post Office Lifer's 7-Point Survival Plan for USPS
Mail Stolen From Postal Boxes On Long Island

Florida letter carrier robbed while delivering mail
Winter postal woes tip of iceberg, residents of Chicago neighborhood say

NY mailman finds man and woman dead in bathtub

 

4/15/14

Postal Unions Alliance sends letter to Issa opposing Obama’s postal reform proposals - The presidents of the four postal employee unions—NALC, APWU, NRLCA and NPMHU—wrote a letter to House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) to share the unions’ views on President Obama’s budget proposals for 2015 - APWU: Postal Unions Write to House Committee Leaders   Comments (Count)

 

Wisconsin Rural Carrier sentenced to probation for mail theft

One of the victims spoke on the impact of the mail theft. ..The woman explained that she lost her only daughter.  Many of the letters of condolence or sympathy cards that arrived at her home had been opened and resealed, and some cards or letters intended for her that were intercepted by the rural carrier were never delivered. Florida Postal Clerk admits stealing gift cards from mail Comments (Count)

 

Congresswoman Calls on PMG to Correct Problems With New Address Recognition System on Guam - In the wake of numerous complaints from both island residents and businesses, Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo has written to the U.S. Postmaster General calling on him to correct the problems with the Postal Service’s new address recognition system now in effect on Guam.The computerized system now in place has resulted in the return of numerous letters, bills and other documents because the system does not recognize the addresses. Comments (Count)

 

USPS testing same-day delivery service in New York

USPS receives this amount of tax dollars

Global Piracy and Counterfeiting Consultants Offers Assistance to USPS to Stop Delivery of Chinese Counterfeit Drugs

PHOTOS: Car knocks over post office van

Pa. man sues U.S. Govt. over accident with USPS worker

USPS Plans to Open Hubs to Retailers Competing with Amazon

When a mail carrier spends too much time on the cellphone

Mysterious postcard becomes window into past

Postal service might end in one Cape community 

Crime alert: Don't click on e-mail about a package for you

Post offices: No extended hours for April 15's Tax Day 

 

4/14/14

USPS: Travel card payments are employees’ responsibility

Out of half-a-million employees, the actions of a few bad apples can make life difficult for everyone — including the vast majority of employees who have USPS individually billed travel cards and use them responsibly and only for travel-related business purposes.  Comments (Count)

 

Man sentenced to 24 years for assaulting and robbing postal worker.

Chicago Airport backlog causing delays in mail sent to service members overseas

Deadly Letters: Connecticut Woman, 94, An Unlikely Victim Of 2001 Anthrax Mail Attacks

Southern California letter carrier arrested for Workers’ Comp fraud

Pit bull attacks prompt debate over breed's safety

Second suspect under arrest in Virginia mailbox break-in case
Why not add banking to the postal service?
Netflix Postal Advantage Comes to an End

Guam: Many Complain of Returned Mail After USPS Stops Manual Sorting at Barrigada Main Facility

 

 

 

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