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USPS, Shame on you!

Shame on you, Mr. Postmaster General  Comments (Count)


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)
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)

Updated:  Saturday | March 28, 2015  


APWU files National Dispute over USPS removing scheme qualifications

The APWU takes the position that the notification dated February 20,2015 is a unilateral action in violation of the 2010-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement.   (3/28/15) Comments (Count)

USPS delays implementation of price changes scheduled for April 26

The USPS Board of Governors decided today to delay the implementation of new market-dominant and competitive rates and classification changes until all of our proposed market-dominant changes are approved by the PRC.   (3/27/15) Comments (Count)

USPS officials confirm mail delays starting in April due to consolidation

US Representative Rick Nolan says the Postal Service is using its “manufactured financial problems as an excuse to cut one day service to three to four day service.” Rep. Nolan adds the Duluth facility, and others, set for consolidation, are among the most productive.   (3/27/15) Comments (Count)

Two Georgia drug dealers get prison for armed robbery spree targeting letter carriers

Two drug dealers have been sentenced to prison for their roles in an armed robbery spree that targeted U.S. Postal Service letters carriers in Decatur and Lithonia, Georgia.    (3/27/15) Comments (Count)

House passes budget targeting postal, federal workers

The measure passed 219-208. All but 26 Republicans voted YES; every Democrat voted NO. On Wednesday evening, March 25, the House of Representatives approved a budget bill that targets the earned health and retirement benefits of postal and federal employees.  (3/26/15) Comments (Count)

2015 USPS Plant Consolidation Schedule Updated March 27, 2015

List of postal facilities that have changed move date. South Bend, IN, Houston, TX, Central Massachusetts, Norfolk, VA and Augusta, GA  (3/27/15)

USPS operating profit $1.4 billion for first five months of FY 2015

For the month of February 2015, the Postal Service had a $76 million operating profit, down slightly from the results for the same month last year, but a higher result than planned. Workhours and  numbers for career employees and non-career employees  were up.  (3/25/15) Comments (Count)

Missouri Postal Workers indicted for throwing away mail, stealing $5,000

During their investigation, postal inspectors installed a covert camera in letter carrier's delivery vehicle. The letter carrier was observed on video drinking five to eight beers each day while delivering his route. The other employee was also caught on camera stealing.  (3/26/15) Comments (Count)

USPS: March 31 is deadline for postal employees to sign up for free credit-monitoring service

The U.S. Postal Service is offering all current, some retired and former postal employees an Equifax credit-monitoring service for one (1) year.  USPS is offering the  credit-monitoring services after a data breach compromised employees’ personal information   (3/26/15)

Rep. Huffman to New Postmaster General: Don’t Close Petaluma and Eureka Mail Processing Center

“I continue to be frustrated with the USPS’s refusal to provide my office with requested information and the lack of interest in fully explaining these changes to the public,” Huffman wrote. “I do not believe it is wise to move forward with a plan to consolidate operations without knowing the full financial and service impact of such a change, and I ask that you halt this change until your analysis is complete and the public has had time to review the new data and provide comments.”   (3/25/15) Comments (Count)

APWU update on disbursement of $56 Million Global Settlement Remedy

APWU Clerk Craft Director Clint Burelson has updated union members on progress toward disbursing a $56 million settlement that was signed Dec. 5, 2014, to resolve disputes over postmasters and supervisors in small offices performing bargaining unit work.  (3/25/15)

Video: Convicted sex offender, mail carrier taken off school’s delivery route

A convicted sex offender and mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service has been reassigned after concerns that he was going to deliver to local schools.  Registered sex offender will continue to deliver mail despite complaints (3/25/15) Comments (Count)


US Supreme Court revives pregnant worker’s discrimination case against United Parcel Service

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with a former driver for UPS Inc by giving her another chance to argue that the package delivery company discriminated against her when it refused to lighten her work duties while she was pregnant.  (3/25/15)

USPS Proposes “Forever” Status for Five Additional First-Class Stamp Categories

The Postal Service seeks to eliminate the need for customers and the Postal Service to acquire and distribute new denominated stamps in anticipation of price changes affecting these stamp types, each time a price change occurs. (3/25/15) Comments (Count)

PRC rejects USPS request for Negotiated Service Agreement (NSA) with Discover

The Postal Service was seeking to add a new negotiated service agreement (NSA) with Discover Financial Services (Discover) to the market dominant product list. Discover threatened to shift from mail to digital alternatives if NSA is not approved. (3/25/15) Comments (Count)

Video: Chicago Mailman shot to death on his way to work

A 27-year-old letter carrier was shot to death early Tuesday morning in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. Friends, relatives gather to remember slain mail carrier  (3/24/15) Comments (Count)

USPS Station Manager sentenced to prison in bribe scheme

Station Manager Received over $500k in Bribes for Inflated Invoices for Landscaping and Cleaning Services  (3/24/15)

APWU: Setting the Record Straight on USPS phony financial crisis, privatization threat

Three in-depth flyers and a brochure just published by the APWU dispel common misconceptions about the Postal Service. APWU: Sticker Day Set for Thursday, March 26 (3/23/15) Comments (Count)

Epic Fail for the Postal Service: The wrong model and the wrong BOG

In 2001 Postmaster General Bill Henderson submitted the first blueprints for a transformation of the Postal Service into a sleeker, more efficient business entity.  To justify the transformation, the rhetoric has repeated one mantra: the problem with the Postal Service is its outmoded and defective business model.   (3/23/15) Comments (Count)

USPS expands deployment of new Retail Systems Software (RSS)

The Postal Service is deploying new software to make it easier for employees to serve customers at retail locations. More than 17,700 sites will receive the new Retail Systems Software (RSS), which replaces Point of Sale (POS)    (3/23/15) Comments (Count)

USPS will no longer require ‘scheme qualifications’ on postal clerk bid duty assignments

This is due to the continuing reduction in mail volumes requiring manual scheme knowledge. Furthermore, eliminating scheme qualifications on Clerk bid duty assignments will reduce the substantial annual costs for scheme training.   (3/18/15) Comments (Count)

Pacific Area Cancels Most Involuntary Reassignments

Area postal officials have issued the Region written and verbal notice canceling most of the “excessing” impacts scheduled for implementation in California in April and July of this year (3/16/15) Comments (Count)

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March 28,  2015

Berkeley post office: Judge asks USPS to rescind documents
Online scammer sent empty boxes to victims
Michigan letter carrier injured in accident

USPS Changes Will Upend Delivery Service in NE Georgia

APWU: Arbitrator Sustains Grievance on Motor Vehicle Craft Subcontracting


March 27,  2015

PRC Evaluates USPS Performance in 2014 Annual Compliance Determination

Suspicious letter sickens woman, prompts Hazmat scare at St. Mary's post office

Mail delivery seem slower than usual? You're not alone

New York City Carrier Assistant pleads guilty to throwing away mail

More mail box thefts in California
Calls for a US stamp to commemorate the 1916 Easter Rising


March 26,  2015

The mail must go through … the fence? Truck crashes, no one hurt

Chagrin Falls postal supervisor indicted for embezzling $11,000


March 25,  2015

Police seek owner of pricey jewelry left in mailbox


March 24,  2015

Woman arrested after police discover other people's mail in her posession
 Columbus Man Sentenced For Attacking Postal Worker, Stealing Package Full Of Pot
Woman arrested after police discover other people's mail in her possession

Wisconsin postal contractor convicted of stealing gift cards, cash


March 23,  2015

Nonprofit Mailers Scramble, Again, to Fight Postal-Rate Increases

Vehicle Crashes Into Hedgesville Post Office

Careywood Post Office Appealing Closure

USPS Delivery Truck Involved in Crash That Killed Motorcyclist

Network Consolidation: It Takes Two … Phases

Postal Service looks to repurpose Stewart sort center

Body of man found at Morristown Post Office

Video: Postal Worker caught on camera throwing fragile packages on customer’s porch


March 22,  2015

Indiana postal worker accused of throwing away mail

Twenty years later: Montclair, NJ looks back at Watchung Plaza Post Office shooting

Alabama carrier, 60, jailed on child porn charge after taking computer for repairs

Michigan: Kalamazoo Mail Plant To Close, Expect More Delays

Eugene Postal Worker Reaches Settlement in Dog Attack Case

Patrons Plead for Post Office


March 21,  2015

Video: Tucson to get cluster mailboxes with improved security that thwart thieves

2 sought in postal carrier robberies in Coral Springs, Tamarac


March 20,  2015

Congresswoman Barbara Lee introduces bill to halt sale and consolidation of Historic US Postal facilities

The Moratorium on US Historic Postal Buildings Act would prevent USPS from selling any facility


USPS OIG Audit Report: 911 Emergency Services Policy

"According to district and information technology managers, it is not possible to dial 911 from some telephones within the Bay-Valley District facility."  


2015 USPS Plant Consolidation Schedule Updated March 20, 2015

Man Convicted in 2013 Holiday Shooting , Robbery of Massachusetts Letter Carrier

Pennsylvania Letter Carrier admits to stealing from mail

Who Remembers the Nationwide Postal Wildcat Strike of 1970 (and Why Does That Matter)?

Amazon gets FAA approval to test drones

Amazon launches one-hour delivery service in Baltimore

Postal Inspectors Offer Reward For Armed Robber

Iowa mail carrier sentenced for tossing mail off a bridge

Fighting For A Post Office

Video: Detroit postal worker beat up, hospitalized after trying to break up fight

Suspect arrested in Georgia postal robbery


March 19,  2015

LaFayette GA Postal worker charged with stealing post office keys, trying to make copies

USPS expands grocery delivery test

Video: Oklahoma letter carrier accused of stealing mail from elderly residents

Car slams into Woodlawn VA Post Office, causes extensive damage
Timely Mail, Sunday Packages: Can Burlington's Acting Postmaster Deliver?

Mail woes continue in New Jersey town

Texas postal worker indicted on drug delivery charge


House budget ‘plan’? Cut letter carrier pay (again)

NALC Legislative News - The federal spending plan for Fiscal Year 2016 released by the House of Representatives on Tuesday once again aims to cut letter carriers’ pay.   Comments (Count)


Postal Service reissues Policy on Workplace Harassment

This policy: Reaffirms the Postal Service’s commitment to pro­viding a work environment free of harassment.  Comments (Count)


Who Owns the Postal Service?

Who is the post office designed to serve?  What is the system’s ultimate function? These questions are fundamental to the future and the fate of the post office, the postal network, and postal services in this country. Comments (Count)


PRC Again Remands Price Adjustments Back To USPS: Standard Mail, Periodicals, and Package Services Products Affected - For the second time in this case, the Postal Regulatory Commission returned a Postal Service proposal to adjust rates for Standard Mail, Periodicals, and Package Services.


Postal Unions notified letter addressed to President Obama tested positive for cyanide

Late Tuesday afternoon, the Postal Service was made aware of a suspicious parcel addressed to the President of the United States (POTUS). Upon opening the package a sealed container containing a liquid was discovered.  NALC: Employee safety paramount following suspicious letter report  Comments (Count)


Chief Marketing Officer Manabe to leave Postal Service

Nagisa Manabe, chief marketing officer for the United States Postal Service and supervisor of the stamp program, told associates she plans to leave. Comments (Count)


USPS expands test of larger mailboxes

The Postal Service has expanded its test of larger mailboxes to rural and suburban communities in California, Colorado and North Dakota  Comments (Count)


Video: Letter Carrier and Customers Protect Mail From Burning LLV

Video: Postal Worker Robbed In Valdosta GA

Vandals damage 17 postal vehicles in Omaha NE

Rules Tightened on Low-Cost Marketing Parcels

Soldiers build postal capacity from ground up in Iraq

Postal Service Looks to Improve on 9 Miles Per Gallon

Letter Containing Cyanide Mailed to White House

USPS Worker Who Stole Victoria Secret Coupons Sentenced

April Postal Increases Worry Nonprofit Magazine Publishers

Tallying Postal Service Complaints in Greenburgh, New York

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