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Colorful Pay and Holiday Postal Calendar for 2013 (PDF)

Thanks to Jim Edwards, Bloomington IL Area APWU Local 228 for sharing calendar with PostalReporter readers. The easy to read colorful calendar shows paydates, pay periods and holidays.


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Senator Schumer to propose end to restrictions on shipping alcohol through USPS- The end of the law would generate an estimated $225 million of increased annual revenue and benefit the 12,090 postal-service jobs in upstate New York.  Comments (Count)


USPS OIG Some N.J. mail carriers told to report for work during Superstorm Sandy A report by the U.S. Postal Service’s inspector general on the service’s hurricane response said managers at that post office told employees they must report for work on the day the massive, devastating storm hit, despite the fact that the facility was within a mandatory evacuation zone.But the floodwaters rose quickly, trapping several employees at the facility and requiring rescue by the Coast Guard. Comments (Count)

USPS Management Proposing A New Retirement System

Under the Postal Reorganization Act, the Postal Service is obligated to provide wages and benefits comparable to those provided in the private sector. However, Postal Service management believes that the FERS system is more costly and does not compare to retirement benefits provided in the private sector.   Comments (Count)


PMG Tells Senate: USPS in Midst of Financial Disaster, Liquidity Remains Dangerously Low financial condition is so precarious, and the legislative process is so uncertain, we’ve reached the point that we have to consider price increases above the rate of inflation,” said Donahoe. In Senate Testimony, Guffey Blasts Carper-Coburn Postal Reform Bill |



Senator McCaskill Aims for Responsible Postal Reform|


NALC: Few surprises in first of two hearings on S. 1486   Comments (Count)


GAO: USPS Proposed Health Plan Could Improve Financial Condition, but Impact on Medicare and Other Issues Should Be Weighed before Approval The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) would likely realize large financial gains from its proposed health care plan, primarily by increasing retirees’ use of Medicare. Some elements of USPS’s proposal would add uncertainties that could reduce funds available for its employees’ and retirees’ future health care. GAO: USPS Healthcare Plan Would Hurt Medicare, Postal Worker s |USPS Plan to Pull Out of Fed Health Benefits Could Cost Postal Workers USPS Plan: Make Medicare Pay Our Bills  Comments (Count)

Video: Caring California Letter Carrier gets $500 from co-worker via TV show

Kevin Wonten wanted to pay it forward to his long-time friend Frank Betancourt. Both men are veteran letter carriers with the United State Postal Service.   Comments (Count)


PMG Responds to GAO Report On USPS Healthcare Plan

Post and Pa rcel - Without addressing the cost issue in a responsible way, the Postal Service may be unable to afford to provide health care benefits to retirees. Our proposal assures that we will.    Comments (Count)


USPS Seeking National Contract for Rental, Leasing of Minivans & Cargo Vans

According to USPS: Presently, there are not sufficient capital funds to purchase new equipment.  Comments (Count)


USPS Loss For January 2013 $437 Million -- Year To Date loss for FY 2013 $1.7 billion -  USPS reported a net operating loss of $437 million for the month of January 2013.  Comments (Count)


USPS To Close Wichita Remote Encoding Center --797 employees affected

The U.S. Postal Service today announced the Wichita Remote Encoding Center (REC)  will close no sooner than September of 2013, as technology enhancements have made the need for RECs virtually obsolete.   Comments (Count)



USPS to Launch New Product Line of Apparel and Accessories

The agreement leverages Postal Service intellectual property by introducing the Rain Heat & Snow brand of apparel and accessory products.  Comments (Count)


USPS spending $2.2 million to send execs to National Postal Forum

Documents obtained by MacFarlane show the event will cost the agency approximately $2.2 million, including travel and $220,000 for exhibit space. Postal Service Defends Pricey Conference| The National Postal Forum Is NOT a Party | Lawmakers demanding answers over postal conference | Video from KTVU 2: :USPS conference   Comments (Count)


24 Senators Urge USPS not to take any action on eliminating Saturday mail delivery unless authorized by Congress - On February 15, 2013 24 members of the Senate wrote to Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe to express their concerns on USPS' intent to end Saturday mail delivery service in August and its legality.   Comments (Count)











































































December 31, 2013

Ed Show Video : Issa Wants to Hold Hearing after Hearing to attack Government Agencies That Work - Congressman Darrell Issa wants to hold hearing after hearing to attack government agencies that work. Representative Peter Defazio joins Ed to talk about the attack on the United States Postal Service and   Comments (Count)


USPS testing new mobile point-of-sale technology

USPS is testing a new mobile point-of-sale (POS) technology designed to reduce wait-time-in-line for most routine retail transactions  Comments (Count)


Video: 77-year-old Pedestrian hit, killed by mail truck in Michigan

Missouri: The final stamp on Postmaster's 42 year career

Postal vehicle, car collide in New Jersey


December 30, 2013

APWU: UPS Christmas Debacle Shows Why USPS Must Continue As A Public Service - The USPS is under attack by corporate privatizers who want to take over the nation’s mail service, the union president said. “Companies like FedEx and UPS want to get their hands on that $65 billion,” he said, referring to the Postal Service’s annual revenue from the sale of stamps and services. Christmas Delivery Fiasco Shows Why Amazon Wants Its Own UPS | An Unlikely Star of the Holiday-Shipping Season: U.S. Postal Service Comments (Count)


UPS sued for overcharging customers and Fedex sued for shipping untaxed cigarettes - More woes for the shippers-  A complaint was filed against Atlanta-based United Parcel Service Inc., claiming the delivery giant “has for years been systematically overcharging customers.” FedEx’s activity violated various federal and state laws, including an anti-racketeering statute, the complaint said. Comments (Count)


FYI: Senator Signs Agreement to "Opt-Out" Before Retailers Can Track Shoppers Via Smartphones - This is non-postal but readers may find the info useful. Many major retailers use technology that allows them to trace activity in their stores by following Wi-Fi signals from phones. Comments (Count)


eBay Vows to Protect Sellers from Delivery-Related Feedback

New postmaster oversees Louisville, Cedar Creek post offices

Idaho City postmaster accused of stealing mail

Postal LLV burns at NJ post office

Aiken, TX  Post Office to Close

Video: Michigan Postal worker hailed as hero for detecting gas leak

PBS Video: Is the postal service going the way of the pony express?

Stamps 'correcting' famous 1918 mistake turns up in NY


December 29, 2013

Video: Bold Thieves Making Off With Group Mailboxes In Southern California Bold thieves have been stealing mailboxes in the community of Eastvale and officials say the victims of the crime might end up paying for it.  Comments (Count)


Bob Greene: Root for the Postal Service to survive

Inside UPS's pre-Christmas parcel profusion

Letter: FedEx and UPS failed at holiday package delivery: who is going to give oversight and scrutiny?


December 28, 2013

PRC Mark Action's Separate Views On Postal Rate Decision

 It appears likely that financial uncertainty will continue its reign into the foreseeable future. Granting the Postal Service some or all of the pricing relief it seeks in this docket may help in the short term, but does not alter that reality. The Postal Service, regardless of the outcome of this exigent rate request, will face liquidity challenges in the near term.   Comments (Count)


Video: USPS mailbox ripped from sidewalk in Yakima, WA

Bullying at Work: Workplace Mobbing is on the Rise

USPS: Dismounted delivery helps save customer’s life

USPS: 10 Top Stories for 2013 


December 27, 2013

DOL Accuses USPS of Destroying Evidence in Whistleblower Case

 In 2012, the U.S. Department of Labor  sued USPS for retaliating against a Safety Specialist at the Seattle, Washington P&DC. The DOL notification included an “admonishment to refrain from destroying documents or records that might be requested by OSHA. The DOL is accusing USPS for failing to preserve the records as required.  Comments (Count)


Standard Mail slows down: The Postal Service requests an advisory opinion on load leveling DSCF mail - The delivery of a large portion of Standard Mail is about to slow down.  Today the Postal Service submitted a request for an advisory opinion to the Postal Regulatory Commission concerning a change in service standards for DSCF Standard Mail. DSCF discounted mail is mail that’s been presorted and prepared according to postal regulations and then entered at one of the 350 Destination Sectional Center Facilities in the country for delivery within the service area for that particular DSCF. Under current standards, this mail is delivered within three days.  Monday is the expected delivery date for DSCF mail entered on Thursday and Friday, which are two of the three busiest days for such mail.  The Postal Service wants to level the load and more evenly distribute the DSCF mail throughout the week.  Comments (Count)


PMG thanks employees for successful holiday shipping season

I want to especially thank our employees across the country,” said PMG Pat Donahoe. “They made this holiday season a special time to remember for our customers. Major customers told me they were pleased with the levels of high service they received from our employees. The dedication and resolve of our employees is commendable and helps to justify the trust our customers have in our ability to deliver.”  Comments (Count)


Video: West Seattle woman and friends deliver thanks to Postal Workers

2014 Federal Withholding

Two Alabama Postal Employees charged with stealing money orders

USPS HQ Issues Clarification on POStPlan Re-evaluations of Level 18 Offices

Thefts force closure of postal box

The Ample Evidence Behind a Christmas Shipping Surge

Postal workers file complaint over late deliveries


December 26, 2013

Postal carrier works first Christmas, says he enjoys playing Santa

Schumer pushing for legislation to end prohibition-era restriction


December 25, 2013

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

online retailers that guaranteed delivery before Christmas were unable in some cases to fulfill their promise. Amazon, Kohl’s, Groupon and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. were among those that left some customers out of luck. Senator urges UPS to refund customers whose Christmas packages were late | UPS Glitches Could Boost U.S. Delivery Competition Comments (Count)


Video: A behind the scenes look at the busiest shipping day of the year

No sex assault in California postal worker’s death; Authorities talk to person of interest

USPS ‘Santa’ makes surprise deliveries on Christmas morning

UPS backlog means missing Christmas gifts; Amazon responds

Postal carrier, war vet enjoys delivering holiday cheer with mail on Christmas Eve
Bergen County Blue Law won't stop Amazon Sunday delivery

UPS underestimated holiday volume so most packages will be delivered after Christmas


December 24, 2013

Video: Postal workers make a magical delivery to a Tampa family

the postal workers from the Ybor City station wanted to make a difference for one of the families they deliver to each day. "To make Christmas magical for those kids and that family,"  Comments (Count)


PRC Approves USPS Request for Exigent Rate Increase; Rejects Permanent Price Increases - Today the Postal Regulatory Commission issued Order No. 1926 in Docket R2013-11 partially approving a request by the Postal Service for an exigent rate increase to offset losses suffered as a result of the Great Recession of 2008-2009.Why the Postal Exigent Increase Is a Mistake | Mailing Industry Hit by Postal Hike on Christmas Eve | Postal Service rate hike won’t fix long-term woes  The Demise of Direct Mail? PRC Approves 4.3% Exigent Increase | PRC grants rate increase but for less than two years Comments (Count)


USPS fortune-teller and PRC Chairman Goldway listed in Senator Coburn's annual Wastebook - U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK), ranking member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and co-author of the Postal Reform Act of 2013 released his annual oversight report “Wastebook 2013” highlighting 100 examples of wasteful and low-priority spending totaling nearly $30 billion.   Coburn listed the Postal Service's contract with self-styled futurist “Faith Popcorn's Brain Reserve" at number #47 and Postal Regulatory Commission Chairman Ruth Goldway at #54: Comments (Count)


Delivery Gone Wrong: West Virginia Coin Owner & Postal Workers Speak Out     A Bridgeport man was in the giving spirit this Christmas season, when he bought an 1893 gold coin worth over $600 from a Fairmont family. Bob Cline then sold the coin to a man in Washington state, when that man realized he already had that one in his collection he decided to mail it back. But Cline still hasn't received it."He sent it to my address. It was sent delivery confirmation. He said he looked on their and it had been delivered. Well I checked into it and we didn't have it anywhere," said Cline. That delivery confirmation happened about two weeks ago. The post office confirmed that it was a mistake on their part and they're trying to find the package now." We don't want any, even one piece to be delayed or misdelivered. That's unacceptable to us across the board," said Cathy Yarosky, Spokesperson for the Postal Service Comments (Count)


USPS Mail Carriers Rushing to Deliver Packages on Christmas Eve

USPS Controller and VP Tim O’Reilly set to retire Jan. 31 after 38 years of service

USPS: Customers must now ship cremated remains via Priority Mail Express

Burglary reported at Indiana Post Office

Online Sellers Contend with Slow Mail and Snatched Packages

Post offices handle last minute holiday scramble

Thank a postal worker this holiday

Saving the USPS

SUV Driven Through Post Office


December 23, 2013

APWU: Make it a Matter of Record Tell the PRC About Delayed Mail

Businesses, customers and APWU members who have complaints about delayed mail should be sure to let the Postal Regulatory Commission know, says Debby Szeredy, the union’s executive vice president.“ Comments (Count)


Costs of Postal Service insurance proposal to be borne by taxpayers

Congress, special interests and bureaucrats continue finding “creative” ways to subsidize the U.S. Postal Service. Senate Bill 1486 hides the subsidy in health insurance provisions. These sections of the bill grant the postmaster authority to create a new insurance plan for postal employees with taxpayer dollars — a Medicare and taxpayer-funded scheme that subsidizes the postal service. This proposal cherry picks the healthiest postal employees (those still working) and relegates retirees not yet eligible for Medicare to existing plans. This means at least 150,000 postal retirees — roughly 20 percent of the total — get left behind. If 20 percent of a population drives 80 percent of the costs, then the 20 percent offloaded by this shell game will adversely alter the risk pool for all other federal health plans. For some, this could lead to more than a 30 percent increase in insurance costs, a burden borne by taxpayers. Comments (Count)


Find the right stamp sheet at the Post Office? It could get you $15,000

Video: USPS apologizes to Pennsylvania couple for damaged package

Postal van crashes with car in downtown Jacksonville

Video: USPS delivering packages on Sunday and Christmas Day

Video: Woman disguised as postal worker makes off with holiday packages

Postal workers work Sunday to ease holiday rush

USPS Carriers Forge Through Sunday Snow to Deliver Packages

Proposal to Rename Telluride Post Office in honor of Gen. Schwarzkopf Withdrawn

Postal Service takes on Operation Santa


December 22, 2013

Late mail delivery becoming more common

Late delivery has become increasingly more common in the past five years, as postal carriers have retired, technology has sped up some processes but disrupted others and the postal network has been realigned, postal officials say. “If it doesn’t arrive until 8 p.m. or later, we are in for the night and going back out to get the mail is not a real option. Obviously, the mail is there the following day, but so is my busy schedule.” For all the efficiency in processing, it takes longer to transport that mail, Dowdy said. Comments (Count)


Pushing the envelope on Christmas cards; holiday greetings not what they used to be  

Video: Mailman helps catch suspected burglar

Rock Hill family still awaiting answers in murder of postal worker

Video: Overstuffed mailboxes have postal customers concerned


December 21, 2013

Video: New twist on holiday mail theft as thieves steal mobile devices

A lot of people are mailing in their old tablets and other mobile devices to companies in exchange for cash. Bob Smith tried selling his old iPad, but ended up empty handed.  Comments (Count)


Georgia: Postal truck driver in critical condition after being shot and robbed

The contract driver, who has not been identified, was shot and robbed between 7:15 p.m. and 7:45 p.m., according to the postal inspection service’s award notice.....someone went into a restricted area of the Conley Post Office, shot the driver then stole the truck.  Comments (Count)


A Look Back: St. Louis postal clerks wade through mountains of Christmas mail by hand - The pay was good — 65 cents an hour (almost $9 today) — even though the job only lasted three weeks. Post Office officials said they gave preference to unemployed heads of households. They had plenty to choose from. Temporary hires were needed every year to handle mountains of Christmas letters and packages. Sorting was done by hand. At the sorting center, mail went into canvass sacks, then got tossed onto push carts and hauled to trucks and railroad cars.  Comments (Count)

Video: Mail carrier helps good Samaritans find lost elderly woman’s home

Secret post office convenient at Christmas

Odor at Cobalt Post Office Causes 3 More Employees to Fall Ill

Fake postal worker steals packages in Novato


December 20, 2013

Update: Two Men Questioned In letter carrier Shooting In Boston

The suspect continued striking the driver before shooting him in the wrist. After being forced to strip down out of his letter carrier uniform, the victim managed to escape through the rear door. Boston Postal worker shot in mail robbery attempt - A United States Postal Service worker was shot in Dorchester Friday night in a robbery attempt, Boston Police said. The postal worker was shot before 7 p.m. The worker was in the rear of his mail truck when the shooter tried to steal mail and packages, police said. The two then got into a scuffle, and the postal worker was shot in the wrist. After the postal worker jumped from the truck, the shooter then attempted to steal the mail truck but crashed into a snowbank and ran, police said. Letter carrier shot in Dorchester | Robber Shoots Postal Worker | Gloom of night not stopping Quincy, IL letter carriers  Comments (Count)


Video: Philadelphia airport runway littered with holiday mail

"Due to the holidays it possibly could have been Christmas cards in addition to the regular U.S. mail. Christmas cards, Christmas gifts. Possibly money as well as checks inside there," the worker told us.  Comments (Count)


NALC: Update on joint safety and service program

We have been in constant discussions with postal management at Headquarters to further develop the program to identify and address factors that contribute to unsafe work environments for letter carriers, whether during daylight hours or after dark  Comments (Count)


Alaska: Dillingham post office customers frustrated

Letter: For the money, USPS is best delivery service in the nation.

Any Error in Your Mailing Address Could Send Your Package to Post Office Hell

Washington Township mailman charged with theft

South Bend mail center closing on hold

Vehicle hits Chesterland, OH Post Office, causes gas leak

Bonne Terre having postal service problems

Mag publishers await outcome of USPS rate hike request

Video: Connecticut Postal Worker smells chemical odor, passes out

Video: Postal Workers become Santa’s helpers


December 19, 2013

OSHA Cites USPS For Safety Violations In Dothan, AL

OSHA has cited the U.S. Postal Service in Dothan for four safety violations carrying $84,000 in proposed penalties following the agency’s inspection begun in July in response to a complaint. Two of the four are repeat violations carrying  $77,000 in penalties.  Comments (Count)


APWU Files National Grievance Challenging USPS On 'Sales Retention Team' Jobs - The union filed a Step 4 dispute in November, challenging management’s decision to establish Sales Retention Team jobs without assigning the positions to the Clerk Craft and without posting the jobs for bid.   Comments (Count)


OIG says USPS could save $19m annually by automating Rural Carriers Timekeeping Process Carriers manually record their workhours on timecards daily and supervisors manually input carrier route time into a spreadsheet and into the Time and Attendance Collection System. Our objectives were to assess the rural delivery mail count and timekeeping processes. Comments (Count)


OIG: Contractors paid over $15m during period of USPS VMF employees getting bribes,kickbacks,lap dances During fiscal years (FY) 2009 through 2013 OIG investigations closed 11 instances of VMF employees with corrupted interests receiving bribes in exchange for steering work, receiving kickbacks for arranging fraudulent payments to contractors, or concealing personal relationships with a supplier to secure contract work. Comments (Count)


Video: The Ed Show- Fight to save the USPS from extinction

Republicans continue their attempts to destroy the backbone of America, the United States Postal Service. Ed Schultz and APWU President Mark Dimondstein discuss  Comments (Count)


Florida Postal customer's dispute with mail carrier leads to no mail for 26 days    A Brooksville homeowner says the post office refused to deliver his mail for more than two weeks. The homeowner called on our a local TV station to end what had turned into a standoff between him and the local postmaster. Comments (Count)


Video: Home Security Cameras Catch Grinches Stealing Packages Off Front Porches

Perhaps he lowest of the low actually struck before the holidays when a man sent a toddler to snatch a package from a porch. Once the little girl delivered the box, the man placed both stolen loot and child in the same stroller before making a getaway.  Comments (Count)


Photo: Postal Workers 365 days a year – Because the mail never stops

Postal Service delivers packages on two Sundays to handle holiday rush

Video: Store named ‘Goin’ Postal’ stirs bad memories in Royal Oak, MI

Canada wants to eliminate my job as a letter carrier. Here's why you should care

Amarillo: 2 Plead Guilty to Failing to Deliver Mail

Mail carrier dumps mail along route

Federal Workers Should Benefit from Flexible Spending Account Changes, Lawmakers Say

FedEx CEO says drones unlikely to make big impact

MO: Water bills were reportedly misplaced by post office

San Francisco Mail carrier robbed

December 18, 2013

USPS Customer Services Manager arrested for robbing post office

The manager knocked on the door of the Washington Heights office after 5 p.m. Tuesday and told two women who were inside closing up that she needed to use the bathroom, cops said. The manager doesn’t work in the office but knew the two employees, who were counting money, police said. Once inside, she pulled out a blue ceramic knife and started to tie up a 60-year-old woman in packaging tape, cops said. The woman, as she was being bound, yelled to her 59-year-old coworker, “Call 911! Call 911!,” cops said. The manager fled after snatching up about $2,000 that the women had been counting at the time, police said. New York Postal Supervisor accused of robbing co-workers at knifepoint  - Two of the victims were tied up and robbed at knifepoint, while a third person was robbed without being bound, one source said.  Comments (Count)


USPS hires woman with criminal record as PMR at North Carolina Post Office

U.S. Postal Service officials refuse to answer questions about a convicted criminal recently hired to oversee an Anson County post office. Officials confirmed Wednesday that the woman was hired as the Postmaster-Relief in November. The move comes less than 10 months after she pleaded guilty to multiple counts of financial card fraud and forced to pay back nearly $3,000 in embezzled funds. 

PR note: Contrary to popular belief people with criminal records are not precluded from getting hired at city, state or federal level jobs.  Comments (Count)


Postal worker catches twin baby boys tossed from a burning third-floor apartment in Bronx - Neighbor Jermaine Shirley, 30, says he was heading to work when he smelled smoke and acted on instinct, rushing around back to catch Israel and Ishmael Codner from their father who dangled them over the fire escape.  Comments (Count)


Michigan Letter Carrier Attacked By Armed Robbers While Delivering Mail at 7:15 pm - Clarification: Police say 7:15pm, news media cite 7:20pm as the time of robbery. The postal worker told police he was walking back to his mail truck when he was approached by a man who then brandished a handgun.  According to police, the gunman forced the worker to the ground and took the vehicle’s keys so he could open the rear door to the mail truck  San Francisco Mail carrier robbed  Comments (Count)


APWU: Using Postal Drivers Can Save Money, Secure Jobs

A recent test in Louisville KY shows that the USPS can save money and preserve postal jobs by combining truck routes currently run by contractors with routes run by Postal Vehicle Service employees. APWU President Mark Dimondstein will appear on The Ed Show on MSNBC tonight, Dec. 18, at 5 p.m. EST  Comments (Count)


Counterfeit check ring stole $6 million in checks from USPS mail processing center - The joint investigation, led by the Attorney General’s Organized Crime Section, along with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General, revealed an alleged theft of more than $6 million of business checks from a U.S. Postal Service processing and distribution center in Philadelphia  Comments (Count)


Harland Clarke Holdings Corp. to Acquire Valassis

In 2012 the Postal Service entered into a negotiated service agreement (NSA) with Valassis    Comments (Count)


Thanks to a group of dedicated postal workers, Santa replies to Morrisville letter writers

Video: Canada Post blames tablets for mail decline

Cutting hours at post offices in rural Wisconsin communities will continue for another year

Bronx money order thieves nabbed in Rockland

Louisiana  man convicted of robbing, assaulting USPS contract driver

Video: USPS Investigating Dallas Branch PO after hundreds of Christmas cards missing

Relocation, relocation, relocation: The new M.O. for closing post offices

The Incompetent Bell Gardens Postal Sorting Office is Losing L.A.'s Mail 

Video: Postal deliveries pile up in O’Fallon, Mo.

Postal Service Price Hikes? Return to Sender

Virginia letter carrier pleads guilty to stealing gift cards, drugs
Modesto post office murals shipped to Virginia

Indiana Postal Worker Charged With Theft


December 17, 2013

Senator Carper Delays Markup of Postal Reform Bill Until January - Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Tom Carper said he plans to delay until January his panel’s markup of legislation that’s intended to shore up the financially ailing U.S. Postal Service.Trying to clear a way for postal legislation | Postal unions cold to Carper proposal for Saturday mail delivery compromise  | Postal Reform Bill — “Wait Til Next Year!” -NAPUS - During fall hearings on S. 1486, both Senators recognized the imperfections in the bill and pledged to collaborate on a managers’ amendment to address the problems; however, a number of key disagreements between the Senators could not be resolved by Tuesday afternoon. Senate Panel Postpones Consideration of Postal Bill - APWU -  “We’re pleased that Sen. Carper has postponed a committee vote on the bill,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein. “But our fight is not over. Volume drop could end Saturday mail delivery Comments (Count) 


USPS cited by OSHA after heat-related death of Medford, MA. mail carrier

OSHA's investigation found that the Postal Service exposed workers to the recognized hazard of working in excessive heat by failing to implement an adequate heat stress management program that would have addressed and informed mail carriers of how to identify, prevent and report symptoms of heat-related illnesses. Comments (Count)


Is Congressman Issa applauding Canada Post's new tiered pricing structure?

Congressman Darrell Issa Still Wants To Gut The USPS And ‘Applauds’ The Destruction of CANADA POST - New Hampshire Letter Carrier Bill Brickley points out that while congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA)  is applauding Canada Post's plan to end door-to-door delivery within the next five years --he fails to mention Canada Post is planning on raising rates.   Comments (Count)


Michigan Postal worker robbed while out delivering packages

USPS Renews Contract with Lexicon Technologies for maintenance of intelligent mail devices

APWU Amended Complaint To PRC Alleges Network Consolidation Causing Significant Mail Delays

Lebanon postal worker appears in court

Video: USPS Second Holiday Ad

The cheapest overnight shipping for Christmas? USPS
NY letter carrier accused of dumping mail along route

Video: Storm leaves slick conditions for postal workers

Postal Employee Suspended for Mail Theft

The plot to kill the U.S. Postal Service


December 16, 2013

Video: Postal Service works on Sunday to clear holiday backlog

For the first time ever, post offices in Dallas, Forth Worth, and Arlington were open and processing mail on a Sunday Post Office is Processing 600 Million Pieces of Mail Today| Chicago: Shopping season sees Sunday USPS deliveries | Hotline: Postal Avalanche: What is going on with the Postal Service?  Comments (Count)


Seven arrested at USPS protest in Oregon

Shippers jam Portland post offices

Houston: USPS mail carrier robbed by two armed suspects

Citing dangerous pit bull, post office suspends delivery to Concord’s Cornell Street


December 15, 2013

USPS Pilot Test To Outsource Sorting of "Non-Machineable Outside Parcels" To UPS -

Carol Stream, South Suburban and the NDC will be sending their Non-Machineable Outside to UPS for sorting. Last night two UPS managers watched the Mailhandlers scanning and labeling the parcels.  Comments (Count)


CPWU: National Day For Letter Carriers To Report Delivery In the Dark Hazards
We will publicize reports from across the nation. The more carriers who participate on Dec. 21st, the more carriers will participate in the future.  Comments (Count)


Grassroots Movement Asks For Christmas Cards In Support of Maintaining Strong USPS - Last year Save Our Post Office gathered thousands of Christmas Cards, letters, and postcards in support of maintaining a strong postal service. The cards and letters were then forwarded to Congress


Missouri APWU Local Files Complaint With USPS OIG Regarding Express Mail Fraud

Express mail is being scanned as "Undeliverable as Addressed" when the mail never even left the processing plant. The attempt isn't made, but the Product & Tracking Information shows it was undeliverable. Comments (Count)


Rep. Grace Meng Calls on USPS to Repair Historic Flushing Post Office

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) today called on the United States Postal Service (USPS) to restore the exterior of the Flushing Post Office, most of which has fallen into a state of disrepair.In a letter to Frank Calabrese, Manager of the USPS’s Triboro District, Meng called the neglect of the iconic building unacceptable, and urged that the front of the historic facility be expeditiously repaired.  Comments (Count)


Adweek: Amazon’s (Still Illegal) Drone Spot Is One of Last Week’s Top Ads

The Bezos-owned Washington Post reports that, due to current laws, the video couldn't even be filmed in the United States, as commercial drones are not yet legal. The shooting locale has yet to be disclosed. Comments (Count)


Video: Humor – How To Remove Snow From Mailboxes

Missouri: Woman devastated after UPS puts package in trash

Postal Marines Provide Morale Boost with Mail Call

Residents report late mail deliveries

Monday starts Postal Service's busiest week

Canada Post Office Innovates While U.S.P.S. Waits for Congress


December 14, 2013

NAPS: Four Ways the Budget Deal Will Impact Postal Employees

The bipartisan budget agreement, approved by the House of Representatives on Thursday and expected to be considered by the Senate this coming week, will affect postal employees in at least four ways. Comments (Count)


New Jersey woman charged with assaulting, harassing mailman while intoxicated

Reminder: and the US Postal Service aren't the same thing

Getting the mail after dinner? You're not alone

Postal inspectors seek public's help in capturing Vallejo mail thieves

With holiday mail rush in full swing, Janesville postal worker makes the magic happen

U.S. Post Office Ads Have Never Really Delivered the Goods

TIME: Finally We Can Learn Something From Canada

Monday is expected to be busiest mailing day of the year


December 13, 2013

New Jersey USPS Mail Facility fire is second in 3 years

Some packages were damaged in a fire at a large U.S. Postal Service facility in Jersey City. Fire broke out at same facility in 2010.  Comments (Count)


NAPUS: Postal Markup “Take 3″, and Bitter-Sweet Budget Agreement
Next week, the Senate intends to break for the year; so, Chairman Carper and Ranking Republican Tom Coburn (R-OK) need to resolve multiple outstanding issues between now and Monday, in order for the bill to move forward.   Comments (Count)


That's No Postal Truck: 3 Charged with Mail Tampering in Davidsonville

Video: Police Say Woman Armed With Screwdriver Broke Into Mailboxes, Took Mail

Snow-delayed mail has Corvallis postal customers fuming

Burglar lures elderly woman out of house by posing as postal worker


December 12, 2013

USPS investigating new method for bundling flats without human intervention based on “Smart Stack”   USPS goal is to develop a fully automated, or ”hands free”, system for processing flats. The vast majority of flats arrive at USPS locations in bundles. Processing bundles is a labor intensive and costly operation.  Comments (Count)


Congressman Issa Applauds Canada Post for ending door-to-door Mail Delivery
The vast majority of American homes do not receive expensive to-the-door delivery, but instead receive less expensive curbside or centralized delivery. Canada Post’s Plan To End Door to Door Delivery, Raise Rates, Downsize  Comments (Count)


Florida Letter Carrier took $33K from customers to allegedly pay for Girlfriend's Expenses - A letter carrier is facing theft charges after allegedly asking people along his route to borrow money for reasons that police said later turned out to be untrue. The letter carrier was arrested November 12 and is facing charges of Grand Theft, Petit Theft and Organized Fraud. Comments (Count)


USPS Contract Driver Found Not Guilty Of Assaulting Vermont Postmaster

Hartford Village Postmaster accused a contracted mail carrier of hitting her in the head with a hand-held mail scanner  Comments (Count)


USPS names Sheila Meyers Acting VP, Government Relations and Public Policy Prior to her new appointment, Meyers served as manager, Government Liaison, where she worked as the Postal Service’s primary contact with the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Comments (Count)

USPS offering Made in America: Building a Nation and 1963 March on Washington T-shirts

Video: Postal Inspectors Arrest Senator’s Chief Of Staff

CFO Joe Corbett: USPS financial numbers improve, legislation still needed

Former Postmaster General Jack Potter Elected to VSE Board of Directors

UPS Works to Catch Up on Delayed Deliveries

The Postal Service tries to pull a fast one in Harlem

Video: Police search for suspect in Florida postal worker robbery

Oregon Letter Carrier Admits to Theft of U.S. Mail
Hazmat teams called after postal worker falls ill
U.S. Postal Service expects busiest mailing, delivery days next week
USPS shifts into high gear for holiday shipping season


December 11, 2013

Video: Why the Postmaster General Says He's an Optimist Despite Red Ink

In an interview with Wall Street Journal, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe spoke on several different topics, including privatization, labor costs, the future of mail service, package-delivery drones, cost controls, new revenue, labor changes and legislation hopes. Comments (Count)


APWU Calls on PRC To Investigate Delayed Mail

Mail processing plants are being consolidated all over the country, she said, and have adversely affected the mail service in a very drastic way.  The APWU has received reports of lengthy mail delays and of what appear to be management attempts to hide the delays, Szeredy told the panel. . Comments (Count)


Postal services resume at Moore, OK post office after tornado

Slow Deliveries Worry Columbus Residents

Canada's postal service to phase out home delivery within 5 year

Pit Bull Thwarts Mail Delivery for Over a Year on NH Street

Video: A look into Boise’s mail processing plant


December 10, 2013

OIG Rejects Postmasters excuse for lack of Interaction with Small Businesses to Generate Revenue Postmasters are to conduct a certain number of activities — face-to-face meetings with a business customer or a group of customers about Postal Service products and services — each year (Business Connect) . These targets vary by Post Office level, with those postmasters at Level 18–22 offices expected to conduct two activities per month and those at Level 23 and higher offices expected to conduct three activities per month. Postmasters surveyed said that they do not have the time. The OIG disagreed. Comments (Count)


Milton Ashburn30-Year Tennessee Rural mail carrier drives a million miles accident-free - Milton Ashburn remembers his first Thanksgiving as a mail carrier .. It was shortly after he took over the route in November of 1983.“The day before Thanksgiving, I pulled up to this lady’s mailbox. She had her flag up, so I stopped,” Ashburn recalls. “I opened it up and there was a plate with foil over it with turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn and rolls. I never will forget that.” Now 30 years later, Ashburn has traveled more than a million miles without being involved in an accident, serving people along the route who have become like a family to him. Recently, Ashburn was presented the Million Mile Award, making him one of only a handful of route drivers in the state to receive the award for driving accident-free. With more than 5,000 drivers in Tennessee, Ashburn considers this a pretty big accomplishment. Comments (Count)

Mail Carrier Thwarts Theft Of Packages

Postal Worker arrested on mail theft charges

Texas actress pleads guilty for ricin-laced letter sent to Obama

Video: Tylenol, cocaine mixture found in parking lot at Wichita, KS post office turns your Instagram Photos into Invitations, Announcements, Holiday Cards


December 09, 2013

NALC: Budget negotiators reject Saturday delivery cut, unfairly target future federal employees - “Thanks to the thousands of dedicated letter carriers, citizens and small-business owners who raised their voices in opposition to this misguided proposal to slash delivery service,” Rolando said, “Congress will not unwisely weaken the Postal Service or undermine our last-mile delivery network. Budget Deal Asks New Feds to Contribute More to Pensions - New federal employees and military retirees would have to contribute more to their pensions under the bipartisan deal the congressional budget conference committee unveiled Tuesday evening.  NALC: Budget Talks Threaten USPS Jobs and Pay Right now, Congress is considering a budget deal that could both threaten the future of the U.S. Postal Service by ending Saturday delivery and cutting letter carriers’ pay by increasing pension contributions APWU: Budget Negotiators Threaten Postal, Federal Pay, Benefits | NAPS Statement on Budget Committee Proposals Cutting Federal Retirement Benefits | Congress prepares to stick it to federal workers again | Feds' Tension Over Possible Pension Changes Escalates  Comments (Count)


New Mail-Sorting Process Causing Unnecessary Delays in Ketchikan, AK

In a letter to U.S. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe, U.S. Senator Mark Begich (D-AK) said the decision to change how Ketchikan mail is sorted was made several months ago with apparently no public notice. “It is my understanding that in theory the USPS planned to have Ketchikan mail sent to Juneau in the evening, sorted, and then returned the next morning for delivery,” said Sen. Begich. “Unfortunately, it does not appear that those responsible for the decision had an adequate understanding of the weather in Southeast Alaska, which can cause flight delays and cancellations during much of the year, nor did they take into account the possibility of mechanical breakdowns of aircraft used by the USPS contractor  Comments (Count)


Postal carrier ejected from truck after collision with 13-year-old driver

A postal carrier was injured Monday when she was thrown from her truck during a collision with a pick-up driven by a 13-year-old boy, police said  Comments (Count)


NALC announces creation of network to address safety issues

This nationwide network will identify the cause of these issues in each office and address them based on the facts and needs of each office. While there are common causes of some problems, the causes of safety issues often differ from office to office, so the solutions will differ as well.  Comments (Count)


USPS says impact of recession necessitates above-inflation price rise

The US Postal Service has insisted it should be able to break its annual price cap to combat the effects of the “Great Recession” on its mail volumes. The world’s largest postal service is currently seeking regulatory approval for a 6.5% increase to its retail stamp prices for First Class Mail, and a 5.9% increase for its business mail rates. The rate rise, which is well about the rate of inflation on which its annual price cap is based, aims to raise an additional $2bn in revenue to help the Postal Service cope with its current financial crisis. USPS has said it will not need to implement the “exigent” rate increase if Congress passes comprehensive postal reform laws by the end of this month. Last month major USPS customers called on regulators to reject the exigent rate rise, stating that the primary cause of mail volume losses in the United States has been the diversion of communications to the Internet. USPS Deputy PMG Ron Stroman responds to Post and Parcel article Comments (Count)


Mail carriers struggle to make their appointed rounds

FORT WORTH — Cathy Pepper is fed up with mail that is being delivered late — sometimes after dark — or that is sometimes placed in the wrong mailbox. Pepper and her neighbors are concerned that mail carriers can’t read house numbers or the addresses on packages. A letter first goes to the Keller post office then goes to the North Texas Mail Processing Center in Coppell .Then, the letter goes to a secondary processing center in Fort Worth before it is sent back to Keller, where it is sorted again and sent out with a carrier to be delivered, Bolen said. When someone is used to getting their mail at 10 or 11 in the morning, it is being delivered later in the afternoon,” he said. Comments (Count)


Book: The Street Life of a Mail Lady Unfolds In ‘Postal Blue Image’

Mail Carriers Keep Working Through Winter Weather

They'll go postal in Brooklyn if post offices close

Postal Service Woes Threaten To Limit ‘Operation Santa’ Effort

Video: Animal attacks on mail carriers prompt more curbside service in Wichita, KS

Tip leads to recovery of suspected stolen mail

Amazon, Postal Service May Want to Think About a Merger

Postal News site caught stealing news from female website owner


December 08, 2013

NALC: Cluster & Employee rights when USPS solicits customers to change to centralized delivery

Berkeley making the rounds to save its historic post office

Looking forward: Ten reasons to think twice about Metro Post
The spies who never came in from the cold: is the government tracking your mail?

Video: Holiday Rush – USPS Announces Sunday Processing, Deliveries

Postal News site caught stealing news


December 07, 2013

Video: In Alabama town, snail mail comes by boat

Video: Texas Postal workers stick to routine amid wintry mix

(US)PS I love you: It's time to save this institution

Post office to process mail, deliver packages in northern Ohio next two Sundays


December 06, 2013

Editorial: Last Chance Agreements

by J.R. Pritchett - Only a small percentage of employees who agree to an LCA are able to avoid the inevitable discipline that will come later, and/or survive past the LCA’s imposed terms and deadlines. Last Chance Agreements are merely traps that ensure that management will just fire you later rather than sooner. Comments (Count)


Video: Houston homeowner questions Postal Worker's handling of Christmas package - A north Houston man is upset after his security camera captured a post office worker literally throwing his package into his yard.Comments (Count)


Postal Unions concerned about postal workers' safety

The NALC, which represented Barnette but did not count him as a member, said it is not blaming USPS policies for his death. But Jim Sauder, chief of staff to NALC president Fred Rolando, said a trend toward later hours raises concerns. Sauder said mail delivery has always involved work after dark, but he said reports of carriers still on the street at 9 p.m. are worrisome." It can be unsafe to deliver in certain parts of the country after dark," Sauder said. It isn't just a matter of crime, he said, but accidents that occur as a result of low light. Video: Florida Postal Workers voice concerns about delivering mail at night  Comments (Count)


USPS Ousted from Two Brooklyn Post Offices

USPS is actively hunting for new space to house two post offices located in central Brooklyn after landlords terminated their leases, officials said Thursday." It's not like we want to vacate the areas, we know how important it is to keep those operations as close to where they are right now. We are vacating both of those properties because we have to," USPS official Frank Calabrese said. "The landlord will not renew our leases so we have to find alternate access." Comments (Count)


Avon, CT Postal Employee Charged With Voyeurism

The employee allegedly use a cell phone to record a co-worker in a common work area at the post office.  There were no other victims, the release states.  Comments (Count)


USPS: Flags at half-staff until Dec. 9 to honor Nelson Mandela

FedEx Ground to Increase 2014 Shipping Rates by 4.9%

Retirement Claims Processed Nosedives in November

Ask The Expert: Early retirement eligibility?


December 05, 2013

Three Chicago Letter Carriers Attacked on Same Day, Union Fears Problem is Worsening An attempted robbery on a postal worker in Humboldt Park last week has the letter carriers union worried that attacks are on the rise — particularly since the assault was one of three that happened in the city within a couple hours.In last week's Humboldt Park attack a postal worker was standing near her truck about 4:30 p.m. Friday when a man approached with an object in his pocket that he claimed was a gun. He asked her for all the checks she had and when she insisted she had none, he grew frustrated and pushed her down to the ground. Two Men Charged With Stealing Mail From Postal Truck  Comments (Count)


Nickelodeon And USPS Team Up For ‘SpongeBob Mailpants’ Letter Writing Program - an educational letter-writing program that uses SpongeBob SquarePants to show kids the fun of writing, sending and receiving mail this holiday season Comments (Count)

Wisconsin postal worker gets probation for stealing prescription drugs from mail

Video: After 3 Weeks, USPS Finally Delivers Man’s Cremated Remains

Juneau postal clerks brought in to help with Skagway mail

Ohio man arrested after confessing to setting off blast at Falls post office

Pathways to postal reform


December 04, 2013

NALC and USPS agree to new MOU on CCAs Temporary Assignments to Other Post Offices -  NALC and the Postal Service have agreed on a new memorandum of understanding, Re: City Carrier Assistants – Temporary Assignments to Other Post Offices (M-01827), that defines the process for temporarily assigning city carrier assistants (CCAs) to other post offices.

USPS and NALC Agree On New MOU For Signing Overtime Lists - New Memorandum of Understanding: NALC and the Postal Service have agreed on a new memorandum Re: Signing Overtime Lists , which allows the installation head and branch president or their designees to mutually elect to develop a process Comments (Count)


Video: Why are Terre Haute, IN residents getting mail delivered after dark

Several News 10 viewers sent e-mails, and phone calls to the newsroom asking why they were getting their mail after dark. News 10 confirmed some letter carriers are working later hours, after seeing one driver on Terre Haute's south side Tuesday around 6:30 P.M. Hands-free lights show the way for after-dark mail deliveries in Williamsport  | USPS Investigating Delay In Service For Bexley, OH Residents  Comments (Count)


New Route to Stop Sale of Berkeley, Calif., Post Office

Residential use and many other private functions would be banned by the action, which requires City Council approval. Proponents believe this would dissuade the federal agency from disposing of the facility, given that it would likely reduce the price the building might fetch in a sale. "A building that was built for the public should stay for the public," said Berkeley Councilmember Jesse Arreguín, the proposal's sponsor. Even if a sale goes through, the measure would ensure the 57,000-square-foot facility stays open to the community, he said, although his top priority is to keep it a post office.  Comments (Count)


Video: Sen. Tammy Baldwin talks postal reform at Quad/Graphics

Video: USPS Under Fire, Accused Of Losing Man’s Cremated Remains

What Royal Mail's Record Profit Means for Future USPS Privatization

Police seek community help to solve postal worker's killing

Sen. Baldwin says bulk mailing rate amendment will help printing firms

Post office becomes hub after tornado

Downtown Fort Worth Post Office Closer to Moving

Postmaster Pleads Guilty to Embezzling More Than $13K from Rural Valley, Pa., PO

New York Man Pleads Guilty To Embezzling $33,072.68 From USPS

$50K Reward Offered in Robbery of El Cajon, CA Letter Carrier

Postal contractor jailed for stealing pain-killers intended for military veterans

Orlando post offices to offer Sunday hours

Parking Troubles Patrons at New Santa Monica Post Office



December 03, 2013

PRC Ruling: One More Week To Prove USPS is Violating Service Standards

The PRC Order requires the APWU to describe the violations and the evidence it intends to demand from the Postal Service to prove those violations “with greater specificity.” APWU Executive Vice President Debby Szeredy called on locals to provide evidence of management’s failure to meet service standards. “Please send information as quickly as possible,” she said, “so that we can demonstrate the disastrous effect consolidation is having on mail service.” PRC Dismisses Part Of APWU Complaint On USPS Service Standards -The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) has dismissed a complaint filed by the APWU alleging that the USPS is failing to comply with its own service standards and is depriving individuals, small businesses and organizations of the service they are entitled to by law APWU to Conduct Test Mailing to Examine Postal Delays  Comments (Count)


USPS Waives Gift Card Activation Fees?

all $3.95, $4.95 and $5.95 American Express gift card activation fees will be waived at post office in Wisconsin  Comments (Count)


Video: USPS continues to throw Imagination Library books in trash

New books meant for Tennessee children are being thrown away by local post offices for the second time. Back in February, 6 News first reported the problem of books provided by Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library returned to the United States Postal Service ending up in the trash.    Comments (Count)


Decision on Postal Rate Hike Could Be A Holiday Downer

With time running out to get the PRC to reject the proposal, the MPA and a dozen other postal-dependent media organizations argue in a filing that the 2007-2009 recession--the basis of the USPS call for an exigent increase--was not the main cause of declining mail volume. (Due to a regulation, the USPS cannot base an exigent increase on the continuing effects of electronic diversion.) "You could drive a mail truck through the holes in the Postal Service's arguments," said Jim Cregan, evp of government affairs for the MPA. "This has left the USPS with too little mail to cover the costs of its network. The Postal Service must face the facts and right-size its operations, not drive even more volume away by raising prices so drastically on its remaining customers." Comments (Count)


Why I did it and what’s at stake: Shining the light on NSAs |

Amazon’s Drone Delivery Idea Faces Hurdles

Post Offices Open Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve But Most Will Close At Noon

USPS facilities to fly flags at half-staff on Dec.7th for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

USPS Rolls Out Same-Day Delivery Service in New York

Inspector general seeks public opinion on Harry Potter stamps

A gallery of vintage post offices and mail carriers

Why increasing feds’ retirement contributions may not help cut the deficit

Will budget committee target feds’ retirement contributions?

Keeping Postage Public


December 02, 2013

PMG reports on USPS 2013 successes

USPS continues to work with Congress, Donahoe reports, particularly on reforming retiree health benefits. He says a revamped plan would reduce retirees’ annual premiums, save money for USPS  Comments (Count)


USPS Accuses PRC Of Overstepping Its Authority In Rate Case Decision
Although the Postal Service is complying with the Commission’s directive, it believes that the Commission’s finding – that the Full-Service IMb requirement, by changing the basic characteristics of the mailing, constitutes the redefinition of a rate cell – oversteps its authority  Comments (Count)


Video: Amazon  unveils futuristic plan -Delivery by drone

Bezos played a Prime Air demo video for the 60 Minutes team that showed how his octocopters will pick up packages in small yellow buckets at Amazon’s fulfillment centers and whiz through the air to deliver items to individual customers 30 minutes after they hit the “buy” button online at Congress members push privacy bills in response to Amazon delivery drones Comments (Count)


UPS Praises Postal Service's Improvements, But Not Its Rate Hikes

The Postal Service’s request for “exigent” rate increases on “Market-Dominant” mail is “an unsustainable business model which can only lead to continued postal deficits and more requests to exceed the rate cap,” UPS wrote in a filing last week with the Postal Regulatory Commission. Instead, USPS’s “Competitive” products should bear a larger share of the agency’s institutional costs, according to UPS, which is a major competitor, customer, and vendor of the Postal Service.UPS’s filing doesn’t seem to be the work of a company that, as some conspiracy theorists claim, secretly wants to take over the Postal Service.Comments (Count)


Danville, VA Postal Station closed after failing safety and health inspection

The rooms hadn’t been painted since the 1970s, so post office officials believe lead-based paint was used.   Comments (Count)


USPS Sued For Copyright Infringement Over Statue Of Liberty Stamp

In 2011, USPS issued a stamp featuring a photo of a Las Vegas casino’s replica Statue of Liberty rather than the original in New York harbour. Now the sculptor is suing USPS.   Comments (Count)


USPS to Postal Employees: Federal Standards of Ethical Conduct during holidays

Video: USPS Holiday Important Dates 2013

Illinois Rural Carrier/Mayor seriously injured in crash

TSP Makes Mostly Modest Gains in November

Non-Profit Group Offers USPS Operation Santa branch locations and tips for volunteers


December 01, 2013

Editorial: USPS New Night Rider Policy

Due to some ill conceived policies and boneheaded decisions by national and regional management, it is now routine for us to work well beyond nightfall. Visit a Post Office after sunset and you will see the darkened parking lot a beehive of activity, as carriers unload their trucks and wheel in the returning equipment, in the dark. Video: Postal Workers attend funeral for Tyson Jerome Barnette in uniform | Postal workers call on USPS to end delivery after dark Video: Killer Remains At Large After Postal Worker Fatally Shot In Landover  Comments (Count)


Video: Family tied up and terrorized inside home by man posing as postal worker

Mailers fight against postal rate hike

Troubled postal service is branching out

North Carolina postal worker injured in accident