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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)
USPS 911 Policy may have caused critical delays in death of Oakland Postal Worker - (Oakland, CA) No one saw how postal ckerj, was injured but coworkers later said they found him lying on his back, barely conscious.   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)
USPS Q & A on cyber intrusion and employee data compromise -Why were employees not told of the breach immediately after it was discovered? Comments (Count)

 

Updated:  Sunday | March 1, 2015  

LATEST POSTAL NEWS

USPS revising ‘Privacy’ rule to share postal workers employment , wage data with BLS for research

USPS is proposing to modify a General Privacy Act System of Records (SOR) to support the sharing of employment and wage data with the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) for their Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) program.   (3/1/15) Comments (Count)

USPS to replace Voice of the Employee survey with Postal Pulse program

USPS will soon introduce the Postal Pulse, a program that aims to improve postal workplaces by better engaging employees and leveraging their ideas and feedback.  (2/28/15) Comments (Count)

USPS to host informational job fair at plant scheduled for closure in April

The U.S. Postal Service anticipates job openings in Greater Kalamazoo and Southwest Michigan.  (2/28/15) Comments (Count)

Judge orders Postal Service to pay damages to whistleblower

In 2012, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) sued the United States Postal Service (USPS) for retaliating against a Safety Specialist at the Seattle, Washington Processing & Distribution Center (P&DC) (2/26/15) Comments (Count)

2015 USPS Plant Consolidation Schedule Updated February 20, 2015

USPS repeats changes for Fayetteville, NC P & DC and Fayetteville, NC Annex consolidation schedule date “To Be Determined” (TBD) and Beaumont, TX from April to TBD.  Also included is the list of plants scheduled for closure /consolidation in April 2015.  (2/26/15) Comments (Count)

USPS reports $195 Million Operating Profit for January 2015 – YTD $1.325 Billion

First-Class Mail volume was up by 1.4 percent, Shipping & Packages volume was up by 5.4 percent, and Standard Mail volume was down by 3.3 percent (all compared to the same month last year).  (2/26/15) Comments (Count)

USPS Re-Issues 911 Policy

As PostalReporter reported in January, USPS changed its 911 policy at the Oakland mail processing facility after an NBC Bay Area investigation exposed the rules that may have caused critical delays in a life and death situation. NBC Bay Area reports the story that aired February 25, 2015  (2/26/15) Comments (Count)

Did nerve gas sicken Orlando postal worker?

A former U.S. Postal Service supervisor who says he was exposed to toxic chemicals from a package at an Orlando facility in 2011 could lose his fight for answers at a hearing Thursday,   (2/25/15)

Postal Worker convicted of union embezzlement now charged with mail theft

A Westmoreland County postal worker previously convicted of union embezzlement is now charged with mail theft.  (2/25/15)

PRC Approves USPS First-Class Mail Price Adjustments

Today the Postal Regulatory Commission issued Order No. 2365­­­­­­ on Price Adjustments for First-Class Mail finding the Postal Service pricing proposals to be consistent with the Consumer Price Index.  (2/24/15) Comments (Count)

Another Baltimore Postal worker charged with delivering weed packages to same drug dealers

A CCA since 2014 was charged with bribery and participating in a pot-dealing conspiracy—the same conspiracy in which another 21 year city letter carrier, was charged last year. The city letter carrier worked at the same station where a postal manager was convicted last year of  bribery.   (2/24/15) Comments (Count)

Determined South Dakota resident calls foul on Postal Service and wins

A well-researched complaint by a curious Newell resident could save her and some of her neighbors from paying a fee for getting mail. As a result of Anna Hermanson's diligence, the U.S. Postal Service has backtracked on a policy that required some Newell residents without mailboxes to rent a post office box. .   (2/23/15) Comments (Count)

USPS: Some Mail Deliveries may be affected by winter storm in Dallas-Fort Worth area

U.S. Postal Service employees in facilities in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan and Texas Panhandle areas affected by severe winter weather will be working around-the-clock to process and deliver mail. Video: Winter weather causes mail delays, injuries to 6 Nashville carriers  (2/23/15)

What Postal Services Do People Value the Most?

The OIG has conducted a nationally representative quantitative survey on the relative value of some key services provided as part of the universal service obligation (USO).   (2/23/15) Comments (Count)

Contract Negotiations Begin: At Opening Session, APWU Breaks with Tradition

Contract negotiations between the American Postal Workers Union and the U.S. Postal Service got underway on Feb. 19 with a dramatic break with tradition. Joining the APWU at the opening session were actor-activist Danny Glover and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka (2/19/15) Comments (Count)

 

Video: Danny Glover fights to save US Postal Service

U.S. Postal Workers gained a star partner in their fight to save the national mail carrying institution.   (2/19/15) Comments (Count)

 

USPS, Shame on you!

Shame on you, Mr. Postmaster General, for doing everything you can to convince Congress and the media that we are a company on the verge of going broke, with an overpaid workforce and a “failing business model,” as you put it. Shame on you for trying to eliminate Saturday delivery, then agreeing to deliver parcels on Sunday, sending a mixed message to the public and our mailers. Shame on you for telling us on employee videos what a great job we’re doing, then trashing us to everyone else behind our backs.  (2/19/15) Comments (Count)

 

Postal Employee Salary Database Updated 2015

Postal Employees Names, Salaries, Position, Date Hired And Work Facility (2/16/15)

 

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March 1,  2015

200 postal jobs moving from Roanoke VA to Greensboro NC

Video: Taylor Ridge, IL post office armed robbery suspect in custody

 

February 28,  2015

USPS releases 2015 Postal Facts

Mail truck goes up in flames in Belle Meade, TN

California postal workers sentenced in theft of 384 smartphones

USPS Tries to Keep Mail Relevant in a Digital Age

Mail carrier describes delivering mail in winter weather

 

February 27,  2015

U.S. Postal Service searching for the mail truck of the future

Federal Judge Dismisses Injured Postal Worker�s Claim

Man Using Postal Uniform To Steal Mail

Postal workers launch website to keep Ohio centers open

Aspen, Snowmass Village post offices in dire need of workers

Winter storm causes Postal Service delays in north Alabama

KC residents fed up with USPS for moving at snail's pace to reimburse them for damaged mailboxes

Reinventing the Postal Service

Snow damage closes Maine post office

He Tried to Deliver The Mail Through Snow. Honest: A Day's Work

A very special, and sluggish, delivery

Aspen, Snowmass Village post offices in dire need of workers

Postal carrier in Uncasville threw mail in the garbage

Postal Service IG wants more analytics muscle

Truck crashes into Yarmouth post office

 

February 26,  2015

Woman charged with battery after pushing postal worker for late mail

How this winter is challenging your mail carrier

Neighborhood frustrated after three months of no mail delivery

 

February 25,  2015

The Root profiles pioneering mail carrier Mary Fields aka “Stagecoach Mary”

U.S. Postal Service investigates missing mail in Uncasville

Unusual parcel asks postal workers to snap pictures for art project

Newly hired Ohio letter carrier accused of using, selling drugs on the job

How Waffle House Could Replace Your Post Office

 

February 24,  2015

New York state and NYC sue United Parcel Service (UPS) for illegally shipping untaxed cigarettes

Legal battles over Berkeley’s main Post Office continue
Mail theft on the rise in one Seattle neighborhood

The dead letter office endures in the digital age

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