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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:  Wednesday | November 25, 2015  


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)

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)

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)

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  (11/19/15) Comments (Count)

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?  (11/18/15) Comments (Count)

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. (11/17/15) Comments (Count)

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November 25,  2015

Video: Thieves Break Into Coloma Post Office Before Holiday Rush
Thefts From U.S. Postal Service Vans Prompts Community Alert In Chicago

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

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

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

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

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


November 16,  2015

Postal Workers among 28 charged in $9.5 million massive health care fraud scheme to steal money from OWCP

The criminal felony Information filed today charges 21 claimants, four doctors or medical providers, a senior claims examiner at DOL, a claims representative, and a medical provider’s employee in the scheme. Comments (Count)


APWU: USPS Financial Reports of Losses Are ‘Essentially a Fraud’

The Postal Service’s latest financial report, which showed an operating profit of $1.2 billion, is good news, said APWU President Mark Dimondstein. The Postal Service continues to show a net loss of $5.1 billion, “but that’s essentially a fraud,” Dimondstein said.  Comments (Count)


APWU: 13,386 Postal Employees to receive $56 Million Settlement Payout before Christmas

The Postal Service has notified APWU Clerk Craft officers that employees who are eligible for a portion of a $56 million monetary settlement are expected to receive payment prior to Christmas. However, our message is: Don’t spend it before you get it!   Comments (Count)


Video: TV Station looks into delayed mail complaints at North Houston post office
Measure to Measure: Data, management, and the reliability of the mail

New Mexico post offices overwhelmed with passport requests

Postal banking would defeat predatory lending for good

More than just window dressing: Front clerk at Brainerd Post office retires after 22 year

A New Social Engineering Mission Won't Save the Postal Service

Delivery economy: Receiving parcels evolving for consumers as volume expands

Brooking's Paper On the Postal Service Gets the Facts Wrong

Measure to Measure: Data, management and the reliability of the mail


November 15,  2015

Video: Las Vegas Mail Carrier killed in 3-vehicle crash

A 62-year-old U.S Postal Service carrier died in a three-vehicle crash  Saturday afternoon, Las Vegas police said Video: Postal Worker/Retired Vet killed in crash was planning to retire soon ||  Family wants jail time after postal worker's traffic death Comments (Count)


New Mexico post offices overwhelmed with passport requests


November 14,  2015

Senator, Presidential Candidate Rand Paul Suggests Doing Away With The Postal Service

Paul would pare down the federal government so much that he might even do away with the U.S. Postal Service. Comments (Count)


USPS to Implement Sweeping Regulatory Change with Projected $55 Million Impact Leaving Less than 2 Months to Comply

Senator Murphy calls on USPS to find new location for Oxford CT Post Office ASAP

Modesto police, Postal Service see rise in mail theft

 Man crashes car into Placentia post office

Maine book dealer latest to receive an upright Jenny Invert pane

Portland proposes $6.5 million for USPS relocation to Troutdale

Constitution-loving Rand Paul wants to kill the postal service

APWU Motion to Request Info on Statistical Design Plan (PDF)

Main ABQ post office: No available passport appointments until 2016


November 13,  2015

USPS FY2015 $5.1 Billion Loss Due to Prefunding Healthcare

The net loss is largely due to certain statutorily mandated payments over which the Postal Service has no control. NALC President: USPS $1.2 billion in annual operating profits is terrific news  | USPS Form 10-K (PDF)  Comments (Count)


Federal jury awards $150,000 to disabled letter carrier who sued Postal Service

A federal jury has found that the U.S. Postal Service failed to provide a postal worker in Auburn with reasonable accommodation for his disabilities  Comments (Count)


Legal Case: Federal Court Decision on Injured Postal Worker’s Restoration Benefits

The appellant was a San Juan, Puerto Rican postal clerk complaining about his restoration benefits after being on OWCP compensation for many years.  The court said that the time spent receiving OWCP benefits does not earn retirement annuity credit.  Comments (Count)


Letter Carriers to receive 1% wage increase; CCAs to receive two on November 14th

The paycheck boost, which will take effect Nov. 14, is the third under the terms of the 2011-2016 National Agreement between NALC and the USPS  Comments (Count)


Alabama Postal Worker Pleads Guilty for Involvement in $1.5 million Stolen Identity Tax Refund Fraud Ring

Postal News Recap – Postmaster gets 1 day jail, APWU backs Sanders, mail delivery halted

USPS Contract Driver Charged With Stealing U.S. Mail


November 12,  2015

Video: Frustration mounts as lines at Las Vegas post office stretch over two hours

Video: Tennessee homeowner says postal worker manhandled his mail

Video: Santa Fe woman says USPS worker drove through her yard

Off-duty postal police officer wounded in shooting in Newark


November 11,  2015

APWU Executive Board Endorses Bernie Sanders for President

The APWU National Executive Board voted on Nov. 5 to endorse Bernie Sanders for president. “Politics as usual has not worked,” said President Mark Dimondstein. “Enough is enough!”  Comments (Count)


Transgender postal employees at center of controversy over restroom at Pittsburgh post office

In June 2015 OSHA issued ‘A Guide to Restroom Access for Transgender Workers’  with little fanfare. This issue should have received wide media coverage so workers nationwide would know of the new policy on use of restroom facilities.  Comments (Count)


Corrected ‘mistake’ stamps could net Waterville bookstore owner up to $60,000

Video: USPS temporarily stops delivering mail to neighborhood because of ‘aggressive dog’


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