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USPS assures Ohio Rep mail processing standards will improve at Pontiac MI Metroplex mail center Congressional District updating them on his inquiry into the delay of a significant number of absentee ballot deliveries during the 2016 general election.

 

Court: Letter Carrier Suspension After Hitting Boss With Vehicle Isn’t Retaliation

 

Video: Colorado postal worker accused of faking cancer in order to use sick leave A Postal employee is facing a number of fraud charges in connection to allegations that she faked a cancer diagnosis in order to use hundreds of hours of sick time.

 

New Jersey Postal Employee Charged with Using Stolen Identities from Co-Workers and Others The postal custodian has been charged with using the stolen identities of postal employees and others to file fraudulent insurance claims

 

Bipartisan Postal Reform Bill Passes Through Committee Today, with a bipartisan voice vote, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved H.R. 756, the Postal Service Reform Act of 2017, as amended Postmasters: House Oversight & Government Reform Committee Approves Postal Reform Bill

 

Spartan Motors’ Utilimaster Seeks Withdrawal from USPS Next Generation Delivery Vehicle Program as Body Builder - Partners with Prototype Award Participant to Upfit USPS Vehicles with Cargo Management Solutions 

 

Richmond VA Postal Workers receive back pay, Postmaster and 5 postal managers fired                                     Dozens of current and former Richmond (Virginia) mail carriers have received extra payments during the holidays from the U.S. Postal Service.  

 

USPS to spend nearly $120 million to build or modify mail, vehicle facilities

USPS to build new Processing & Distribution Center (P&DC) and a new Vehicle Maintenance Facility (VMF) in Portland Oregon. USPS is also modifying several mail facilities on the East Coast.  Comments (Count)

 

Updated: Thursday July 27, 2017

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APWU: USPS moving ahead with misguided plans to gut workforce by targeting over 12,000 jobs “The Postal Service’s decisions will reduce employees at offices which are already short-staffed and where customers are experiencing poor service,” said Clerk Division Director Clint Burelson. “Delays in the mail will increase and there will be longer lines at post offices.”  (7/27/2017)

 

Congressman’s letter sparks OSHA Investigation into Richmond VA Post Office working conditions Congressman Donald McEachin. “While the air conditioning unit is, unfortunately, still not functioning, my understanding is that steps have been taken to protect workers.” OSHA investigates working conditions at Richmond VA post office after TV report The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has launched an investigation into the working conditions at the Westhampton Station Post Office in Richmond after a CBS 6 investigation.  (7/27/2017)

 

Video: Letter Carrier among 17 Arrested in Major Drug Bust in Connecticut The U.S. government said letter carrier was using his position as a postal employee to receive packages from Puerto Rico and that he would allegedly provide addresses to other suspects in order to send drugs.  (7/27/2017)

 

Postal Workers to stage Charlotte protest over cutbacks U.S. Postal Service workers in Charlotte said they plan to protest cutbacks in personnel on Wednesday that have hurt customer service. A similar protest will take place in Seattle on Wednesday, the 242nd birthday of the Post Office, Wilson said. (7/26/2017)

 

Bill introduced to make federal new hires “at will” employees, limit union official time Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Ind.) finally re-introduced legislation H. R. 3257 that would classify all new federal hires as “at-will” employees. Federal employees could only do union work if they’re designated as performing in a non-duty status. The legislation discourages employees from using government property, such as offices, space or computers, for union work  (7/25/2017)

 

Mail Found Thrown Away In Dumpster In New Rochelle NY Some pieces of mail in New Rochelle never found their way to their destination, ending up instead in a dumpster. (7/26/2017)
Winfield IL neighbors give a surprise send-off for retiring mailman Neighbors in a Winfield subdivision gave their retiring letter carrier Tom Nemec a remarkable gift Monday — the gift of knowing he made a difference and touched more than a few lives (7/26/2017)

 

Video: GAO Lists Key Considerations for Potential Changes to USPS’s Monopolies Narrowing or eliminating USPS's letter delivery and mailbox monopolies would likely have varied effects, according to views provided by postal stakeholders, experts, USPS, and PRC.(7/24/2017)

 

NAPS HQ Addresses USPS Early Out Rumor NAPS HQ has been receiving calls and emails concerning an article that is being attributed to the Federal Times titled “Early-Out Offer For USPS Management Likely Coming September 16th.” (7/22/2017)

 

Massachusetts Postmaster sentenced to probation for embezzling $31,000 The former Postmaster of the U.S. Postal Service Post Offices in Blackstone and Jefferson, Mass., was sentenced today in federal court in Worcester for stealing approximately $31,000 from the U.S. Postal Service.  (7/22/2017)

 

USPS Detroit NDC takes unique approach to reduce ‘missent parcels’ Detroit District’s largest facility has taken a unique approach to slash the percentage of parcels that are processed and dispatched to an incorrect zone. (7/23/2017)
Video: DC postal manager, two letter carriers found guilty of moving marijuana through mail  Three United States Postal Service workers have been found guilty by a jury for moving as much as a half-ton of marijuana through a Northwest D.C. post office.  (7/22/2017)

 

Video: Postal workers find new ways to beat the heat From door to door and mailbox to mailbox, postal workers do their jobs even when the temperatures are scorching.  (7/23/2017)
Film shows how Postal Worker uses marathon racing to combat post-traumatic stress disorder The Los Angeles letter carrier is the subject of “Mile 19,” a recent documentary that shows how he uses marathon racing to combat post-traumatic stress disorder. (7/21/2017)

 

NALC: House committee spending blueprint targets postal employees benefits and USPS “The House budget would unfairly slash the incomes and benefits of federal employees and needlessly expose the Postal Service to crippling service cuts,” NALC President Fredric Rolando said. APWU: House Budget Goes Beyond White House Blueprint (7/21/2017)

 

APWU: Update on the Fight Back Against USPS Reductions in Service and Jobs  Following strong resistance from the APWU – and the National Postal Mail Handlers Union (NPMHU) – USPS management agreed to a five-month delay in implementing forced reassignments and excessing of employees out of their installations. However, this may one be a temporary reprieve (7/21/2017)

 

Video: New Orleans area residents fed up with U.S. Postal Service Some Lakeview residents say they’re fed up with the U.S. Postal Service. They’re turning to surveillance cameras to prove their packages aren’t being delivered on time. (7/21/2017)
USPS Must Face Trial For Lady Liberty Stamp Mix-Up USPS argued that it cannot be held liable for copyright infringement  (7/20/2017)
Wisconsin letter carrier to testify at Senate Hearing on political campaigning by postal workers The letter carrier is from Marshfield and a whistle-blower who will take center stage Wednesday in Washington, D.C., at a hearing on political campaigning by postal workers. He complained that certain postal workers were taking leave without pay to work for union political campaigns and that the absences caused operational problems Postal Workers Campaign Activity while on Leave under Investigation  (7/19/2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 26, 2017

Group protests lack of help for the blind at downtown Portland OR post office

Leading Carrier for the USPS Selects SmartDrive Safety and Analytics Solution

July 25, 2017

Sunday deliveries help overcome US Postal Service shortfalls

July 24, 2017

Virginia postal worker accused of stealing over 50 letters, greeting and gift cards

Man going 100 mph crashes into mail truck injuring letter carrier

 

July 23, 2017

Florida Postal Worker Pleads Guilty to Theft of Mail

After 29 years, San Jose CA letter carrier won’t stop walking, even after retirement

Video: Postal workers find new ways to beat the heat

USPS seeking rural carriers in Omaha Nebraska

July 22, 2017

Video: Mail thieves working harder than usual this summer

July 21, 2017

Massachusetts Letter Carrier Pleads Guilty to Worker’s Compensation Fraud

Portrait of nation’s first Postmaster General back on display at USPS headquarters

Connecticut Postal Clerk pleads guilty to stealing mail

 

July 20, 2017

Illinois Postal Worker Charged With mail theft

Video: Mail truck catches fire along route in Youngstown Ohio

July 19, 2017

Senator McCaskill: We’ve Got to Get Postal Reform Across the Finish Line Senator discusses need to strengthen postal service with Postmaster General

Virginia Postal Worker pleads guilty to stealing mail

Texas man sentenced to 37 months in prison for setting Post Office on fire

Video: Detroit Mailman mails 5-year-old boy $20 for giving him free Kool-Aid from his stand

July 18, 2017

Mail Carrier Caught on Camera Cursing, Throwing Package Banned From Interacting With Public The U.S. Postal Service is taking action after an aggressive incident with a Massachusetts mail carrier.

USPS: Informed Delivery benefitting postal employees Informed Delivery is proving popular with residential consumers, including some who know a thing or two about the mail: Postal Service employees.

Elliot Gruber Named Director of the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum

USPS completes historic solar power generation system at Los Angeles Mail Center

Surveillance video captures mail theft in Rochester NY

USPS to hold Job Fair for city and rural carrier assistants positions in Woodbridge VA

July 17, 2017

Mail Handlers Union secures delay of proposed involuntary reassignments USPS management continues to implement its ill-conceived plans to realign its work force. Their plans involve massive bid reversions and job abolishments in almost every mail processing facility throughout the country.  

USPS retiree to appear on ‘America’s Got Talent’

Ohio mail truck goes up in flames

Squeak thief! Rodent stole woman’s mail for two months, exterminator says

Couple files suit over alleged injuries sustained in collision with postal worker

July 16, 2017

Suspicious powder found in USPS mailbox in Terryville, CT

July 15, 2017

Mailbox Money Order Thefts Traced To Former Florida Postal Worker

Hanging up the satchel: Local postal service workers reflect on service after retirement

How the U.S. Postal Service has helped turn Amazon into a giant by undercharging them by $1.46 a package on postage

Gruber succeeds Kane at National Postal Museum; envisions incredible stamp stories

Post-retirement plans: Former mailman enjoying great outdoors after retiring in 2016

July 14, 2017

Family: West Virginia Postal Worker Dies After Collapsing on Route Family members confirm to 13 News that a loved one who is a postal worker died while delivering mail, after collapsing on a front porch.  USPS seeks to overturn OSHA citation, penalties in heat-related death of Missouri letter carrier || USPS cited by OSHA for heat-related death of Medford, MA. mail carrier

Video: Richmond VA postal workers walk off job after working without Air Conditioning On a day when the heat index soared past 100 degrees, several mail carriers at the Westhampton Station Post Office in Richmond walked off the job

USPS seeking Tractor Trailer drivers in New York area

USPS: Disney Villains take center stage on Forever Stamps

National Health Care Fraud Takedown Results in Charges Against Over 412 Individuals Responsible for $1.3 Billion in Fraud Losses

July 13, 2017

Video: Letter Carriers in Los Angeles neighborhood afraid to deliver mail due to gang violence a long history of gang violence including a shooting on June 27 that almost killed a letter carrier has led to a big change in this neighborhood. 

USPS truck catches fire while making deliveries in California

Mail truck catches fire in Londonderry NH neighborhood

Overturned USPS Tractor Trailer Causes Traffic Nightmare on Northbound State Route 29

Action 9: Some Charlotte neighbors fed up with late, undelivered mail

Postal mail drop boxes remain 'out of order' at Ocala PO

Outbound international mailers brace for mid-year price increase

Property owner claims USPS ‘derelict’ in clean-up issue

July 12, 2017

APWU: Tentative Agreement Reached with Salmon Companies The American Postal Workers Union reached a tentative collective bargaining agreement with Salmon Companies, the largest ground transportation supplier to the United State Postal Service. 

USPS Seeks Nominations for National Employee Engagement Leader of Year The Postal Service is seeking nominations for its second annual Engagement Leader of the Year Awards.  

Virginia Beach post office workers working without AC deserve more than hot air from USPS

Rochester landlord fighting for mail delivery

Postal Service says thieves used fake keys to steal mail in Sacramento

USPS: Artist Andrew Wyeth’s 100th Birthday Commemorated Through Forever Stamps

July 11, 2017

Video: Deputies investigate death of Florida postal worker Manatee County Deputies are investigating the death of a Pinellas County postal worker who was killed on Saturday, they believe the victim's home may have been targeted.

Caught on Cam: Postal Truck Knocks Over Tree That Almost Hits Man in Philadelphia A close call was captured on camera after a U.S. Postal truck knocked over a tree which missed a man by inches

Tennessee postal worker gets probation for embezzling over $7,000

July 10, 2017

Video: Letter Carrier in Rolla MO kills self after taking co-workers hostage The incident started around 1:30 pm Sunday afternoon when an armed postal employee took 3 co-workers hostages after finishing his delivery route.


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