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USPS Execs Get Pay Increase, Bonuses and PMG, DPMG get new perk for FY2015

Although USPS financials were widely reported in mainstream media and postal related news websites –nothing was reported about USPS executive’s pay or the new policy for PMG and DPMG


Chrysler to Supply 9,113 New 2016 Ram ProMaster Vans to USPS - As PostalReporter reported last month FCA US LLC  will supply 9,113 new 2016 Ram ProMaster 2500 cargo vans to USPS.   Comments (Count)


Video: Pittsburgh postmaster will stand trial on charges of intimidating subordinates Pittsburgh postmaster Daniel P. Davis, accused of intercepting private packages and opening them in a hunt for drugs, will stand trial on charges of intimidating subordinates said to be aware of his allegedly illegal activities, a district judge ruled today.    Comments (Count)


USPS issues Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV) Prototype Request to prequalified suppliers

The first segment of the USPS field-testing will require that letter carriers drive the prototype vehicles over simulated and actual delivery routes. The route testing will include all aspects of the driver’s daily routine   Comments (Count)


EEOC: USPS must provide ‘reasonable accommodation’ to postal employees with diabetes - In 2013, USPS agreed to adhere to provisions by the EEOC regarding reasonable accommodation of diabetic employees. But this EEO case shows not all postal officials got the memo.  Comments (Count)


OPM announces 2016 FEHB Premiums for Postal, Federal Employees - The overall average Postal rate increases shown are based on the Postal contribution for Category 1. The Postal employee groups in Category 1 can change from year to year.  


USPS to begin testing handheld Surface Visibility (SV) mobile scanners The Postal Service will soon begin testing Surface Visibility (SV) mobile devices, new equipment that will help USPS boost efficiency and better serve business customers.    Comments (Count)


USPS Building Database of Postal Employees Health Information - The Postal Service is seeking to provide a new wellness benefit to its employees and their dependents by offering USPS Health Connect  Comments (Count)


USPS new Delivery Management System (DMS) tracks location of letter carriers

Should a carrier deviate from his or her designated geographic zone during street delivery, an alert is sent to the supervisor in an email or text message.  Comments (Count)


OIG cites lack of supervision, letter carriers wasting, late mail for  $7.2m extra workhours cost in USPS San Francisco District - OIG observed city carriers loading mail into vehicles on office time rather than clocking to street time, talking excessively, making multiple trips away from their case.   Comments (Count)


USPS Building Database of Postal Employees Health Information - The Postal Service is seeking to provide a new wellness benefit to its employees and their dependents by offering USPS Health Connect  Comments (Count)


USPS awards contract for Extended Capacity Delivery Vehicles valued at $351 Million - Replacing USPS fleet could reach $10 billion over the next few years. At least 4,500 vehicles purchased  (8/28/15) Comments (Count)


Senator Sanders urges Postmaster General to reinstate overnight mail delivery - Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) sent a letter today to Postmaster General Megan Brennan urging the Postal Service to reinstate overnight mail delivery standards in light of a recent report finding significant delays in the delivery of mail.    (8/26/15) Comments (Count)


APWU files National Dispute over primary duties of Small Parcel Sorting System (SPSS) The APWU maintains that the SPSS is involved in mail processing and/or distribution of mail and this work and the essential allied work is the work of the Clerk Craft.   (8/25/15)

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Congressman takes complaints of slow mail delivery to U.S. postmaster; days later, his town hall invites get delayed Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska recently sent a letter to the U.S. postmaster sharing Nebraskans’ grievances over slow mail delivery, including overdue charges because of late credit card payments and delayed arrival of prescription drugs.Then, just days later, Fortenberry found himself with a major snail mail gripe of his own.   (8/24/15) Comments (Count)


USPS awards LLV maker $257 million contract for Walk In Body Delivery Trucks

USPS has awarded  long-time supplier a contract for over 3,000 Walk In Body Intermediate Delivery Trucks. Comments (Count)


Video: USPS GPS device transmits letter carriers location to supervisors every minute

USPS mail carriers are getting a “panic button” The unofficial U.S. postal creed says neither rain, nor sleet, nor heat, nor gloom of night will keep carriers from their rounds. Thieves and vicious dogs, however, may be another matter. So the Post Office is delivering a solution.  Comments (Count)


Washington State Letter Carrier saves mail before truck goes up in flames A letter carrier saved the mail in her truck after it caught fire


House Oversight Chairman requests info on assets, revenue for USPS “package delivery” products

GOP Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz seeks information from USPS about competitive product assets, revenue, service performance and other materials. Comments (Count)



on his route  Comments (Count)


APWU: Behind the Scenes, Corporations Influence USPS Policy

Many of the most significant changes that have negatively affected the Clerk Craft and the Postal Service are the result of recommendations made by a little-known group that operates behind the scenes at USPS headquarters – the Mailers Technical Advisory Committee, or MTAC  (5/17/15)   Comments (Count).

Major Changes in 2015 USPS Plant Consolidation Schedule Updated April 3, 2015

USPS made last minute “public” changes some facilities; some facilities move dates that were changed just last week has changed again. Approximately TWENTY-ONE (21)  facilities have had their move dates changed to “To Be Determined” (TBD) or “Not Applicable” (N/A) and four (4) facilities move dates changed to an earlier or later date. (4/4/15) 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)


Sen. Tester to incoming PMG Brennan: delivery standards have become a disaster for USPS - Tester meets incoming Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan to discuss strengthening USPS . Tester also concerned about USPS failing to comply with GAO request for data on mail volume. Senator Schumer urges incoming PMG to honor promise to keep Buffalo, NY plant open  Comments (Count)


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December 31,  2015

USPS: Get ready – A look at what’s coming in 2016

It’s going to be another busy year for the Postal Service.  Comments (Count)


New Jersey’s longest-serving mail carrier retires after 52 years

Postal officials say Glanville is the longest-serving city mail carrier in New Jersey. He was honored in a ceremony before he went out for his last day.   Comments (Count)


Postal Service Previews 2016 Stamps

The Postal Service is providing a preview of its 2016 stamp program that is sure to attract the interest of fans of Sarah Vaughan, Star Trek, NASA’s New Horizons mission, Trucks, Shirley Temple, flowers, soda fountain fans and the holidays  


Hundreds in Modesto affected by cluster mailbox break-ins

Postal worker retiring after decades pushing the envelopes

USPS offering reward for information on mailbox vandals


December 30,  2015

Video: Two Years After Slaying, Post Office Adds Carriers to Reduce After-Dark Deliveries

More than 3,000 new postal workers have been hired in the D.C. area recently, as the post office works to reduce the number of late mail deliveries — two years after a mail carrier was murdered working after dark   Comments (Count)


Video: Little girl writes letter to Jesus, postal worker delivers presents on Christmas Eve

A letter which landed in the hands of one postal worker provided for a very special Christmas.  Comments (Count)


St. Louis Postal Workers Claim $1 Million Powerball Prize

Neighbors fed up over not getting mail delivered for days

NYC postal workers busted for stealing gift cards, tossing mail

FedEx grappled with late surge in holiday shipments

Treasure trove of U.S. stamp dies lies behind vault at Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Tale of 2 US postmen: While one plays the Grinch, another subs for Santa
Coalition Pushes Postal Banking
Catalogers Unite on Cheaper Parcel Rates

USPS employee receives award for marrow donation


December 29,  2015

Florida postal worker charged with crashing mail truck while drunk



Police searching for suspect who robbed female postal worker at gunpoint


December 28,  2015

Mail Service Impacted by the Tornadoes

The Postal Service is in recovery phase following a major winter storm that brought ice and snow to the Southwest. Mail Service is impacted at Post Offices in five states   Comments (Count)


USPS officials a no-show for hearing on ballots-postmark problem in Ohio

As more and more states rely on vote-by-mail ballots, more and more cities are forced to confront the issue of the reliability of the Postal Service  Comments (Count)


Video: Ohio man reportedly tries to attack mailman for walking through yards

The Logistics of Returns

USPS has more to worry about than marijuana ads

Postal worker rewarded after career with few accidents

Elderly woman crashes into Campbell post office

Smithsonian pays tribute to ‘Seinfeld,’ other NYC gems


December 27,  2015

Custodian polishing off career with a flourish at Boulder post office

Post Office investigating mail found in Hammond IN trash can


December 26,  2015

Video: For Letter Carrier, Working Christmas More Than Just A Special Delivery

After delivering gifts all night, Santa Claus traded in his sleigh for a U.S. Postal Service van. Video: Mail Carrier delivers packages Santa-style  | Video: Tampa letter carriers hit the streets on Christmas | Video: USPS learns how to adapt to new-age Christmas shopping  | Postal workers deliver last minute packages in Hattiesburg | Santa mailman delivers holiday cheer in Binghamton | Video: Christmas Holiday Train    Comments (Count)


Video: FedEx Customers Furious As Deliveries Fail To Arrive By Christmas

FedEx stores around the country are open on Christmas as the shipping company tries to make up for the fact that it couldn’t make all of its scheduled deliveries in time for the holiday. FedEx admits it has missed thousands of Christmas deliveries to the outrage of parents across America  Comments (Count)


Weirton mail carrier retires after 42 years

ANOTHER VIEW: Thank postal workers by joining the fight to save the Postal Service

U.S. Postal Inspectors Tackle Mail Crimes


December 25,  2015

Video: DC postal workers come together to buy gifts for kids along their routes

U.S. Postal Service workers at the L Street station in Southwest D.C. came together to help buy gifts for kids along their route. Comments (Count)


Late, delayed mail delivery a problem across the Bay Area

Video: post office in Tennessee destroyed by tornado




December 24,  2015

USPS finances for November shows net profit without prefunding

USPS reports a year to date profit of $800 million after two months of the FY 2016.  Comments (Count)


Video: Chicago mailman ‘Mister Bob’ retiring after more than 50 years

The mailman known affectionately as “Mister Bob” is calling it quits next week. Robert Peterson has been making deliveries on Chicago’s North Side for more than 50 years.   Comments (Count)


Video: Albuquerque man tricks thief into stealing box of dog poop

an Albuquerque man has tricked a holiday package thief into stealing a box filled with dog poop.  Comments (Count)


Christmas cards a fading tradition?
Christmas Eve death spurs lawsuit against post office
Investigation continues in case of dumped mail in Indiana
FedEx blamed for some retailers’ holiday delivery delays
Have Bad Handwriting? The U.S. Postal Service Has Your Back

Video: Mail Carriers Stay Positive Through Busy Holiday Season

Video: Muncie postal worker in trouble over stolen gift card

USPS revises policy on Postal Employees use of social media in official capacity

Postal clerk sets gold standard for customer service

Postal worker charged with theft of missing gift card

USPS revises policy on converting Postmaster Relief to Career

Postal Service Is on Track to Gain Larger Share of Holiday Deliveries

Deliveries arriving late, check your porch before bed

Postal Service rushing to make last-minute holiday deliveries

Postal Carriers Working to Make Mail Delivery Deadlines

UPS seen losing, as Amazon, Postal Service Ship More

Gateway's post office elf brightens customers' day

Online shopping keeps Colorado mail carriers busy


December 23,  2015

Video: OWCP reverses decision on postal widow’s death benefits after TV news coverage

More proof that if you have a problem with the USPS or other government agencies, your best bet is to go straight to your local news media.   Comments (Count)


California Postal Service Supervisor Charged with stealing medication from veterans
Postal Service Is on Track to Gain Larger Share of Holiday Deliveries

Misinformation abounds about postal service; culprit is pre-funding
Amazon Seeks to Ease Ties With UPS
Four Ohio postal carriers caught with their hands in delivery bags
Someone Redesigned the USPS Package Delivery Slip, Thank God
Editorial: Thank postal workers by joining the fight to save the Postal Service
Snow not stopping the mail from getting through
What is the End of Life Journey for Postal Service Electronic Equipment?


December 22,  2015

USPS developing “holistic wellness” program for postal employees

Open season has ended, but that doesn’t mean Postal Service employees should stop thinking about their health and wellbeing.  Comments (Count)


Part of USPS website buckles under ‘Unprecedented’ demand

U.S Postal Service’s website slowed to a crawl on Tuesday because of overloading by people looking to track their holiday packages. “     Comments (Count)


Mail truck rolls into pond in Boonton Township NJ

High-volume online shopping is putting a strain on shipping firms and causing delays

United States Postal Service's Operation Santa to Ring the Nasdaq Market Closing Bell

Post Office Working Around the Clock on Busiest Delivery Day

Santa goes postal in Christmas, FL

CPU owner devastated that Postal Service is terminating contract

Amazon Dominated Nearly Everything This Year (Next up, their own private postal service?)

Mail Carriers Watching Out for Suspicious Activity

Postal Views Podcast #21 (Postal C.H.A.O.S. Edition)



December 21,  2015

USPS prepares for busiest delivery day of the year

The Postal Service is prepared to deliver more than 30 million packages across the United States today on the busiest delivery day of the year. Video: On the road with a letter carrier   Comments (Count)


APWU: Clerk Craft Grows for First Time in More than a Decade

For the first time in many years, the number of employees in the Clerk Craft has increased.The job growth continues: More than 1,000 jobs were added between mid-September and late October 2015.   Comments (Count)


Florida postal employee rescues couple from wreck

Vandal breaks into post office, inspectors offer reward

Online shopping providing boost for Postal Service


December 20,  2015

Overturned truck spews mail in San Francisco
Convicted murderer files lawsuit seeking $90K over lost mail
Crash involving postal truck closes Ernest Lyons Bridge in Stuart, FL
Amazon Prime eases rural Alaska's pricey shipping woes


December 19,  2015

APWU: Congress Approves Spending Bill; Fails to Address Epidemic of Delayed Mail

Congress approved an appropriations bill on Dec. 18 to fund the government through 2016, but failed to include a measure that would have restored postal service standards to their pre-January 2015 levels.  Comments (Count)


APWU: Maintenance Division Files Suit to Enforce Arbitration Award on Staffing BMCs

The APWU filed a complaint in federal court on Dec. 11 seeking enforcement of a national arbitration award on staffing at Bulk Mail Centers (BMC)  Comments (Count)


West Virginia Postmaster Relief )PMR) convicted of embezzling nearly $2,000

Mayor Presses Federal and Postal Officials for Action on WeHo Mailbox Thefts
Jobs Outlook: Government Employees and Postal Workers in the Crosshairs
US Postal Service says mailing marijuana ads is illegal



December 18,  2015

American Postal Workers Union Condemns DNC Attack on the Bernie Sanders Campaign

The APWU joins with all fair-minded individuals and organizations in condemning the Democratic National Committee (DNC) attack on the Bernie Sanders campaign for U.S. president. . Comments (Count)


Postal Service must take mail including pot advertisements
Police: 4 men charged in Esopus NY post office robbery

Police: Postal worker stole packages containing prescription drugs


December 17,  2015

Postal Officials Address Continued Unreliable Mail Delivery in Douglas Park VA

Officials said the Postal Service is being hit by a wave of retirements — often leaving less experienced mail carriers who are still getting up to speed on their routes. Owens said USPS is trying out a pilot program to better train new mail carriers. Douglas Park is hilly, with few businesses or large apartment buildings. That means that a mail carrier needs to walk for much of their route, which can be exhausting and makes the route less desirable for experienced letter carriers.  Comments (Count)


Postal Employee gets prison for conspiracy to steal $1.6 million in U.S. Treasury checks

Postal Worker of Providence, was sentenced today to federal prison for his role in a conspiracy to steal U.S. Treasury checks from the mail and either sell them on the street or deposit them in bank accounts...  Comments (Count)


Tampa postal inspector admits to stealing money orders from mail;

A Tampa postal inspector resigned in disgrace in July and admits to embezzling $5,000 in mailed money orders  Comments (Count)


Car crash causes Minot Post Office closur

Video shows package theft in broad daylight


December 16,  2015

Dallas postal worker found dead in car

A Dallas postal worker was found dead late Monday night. U.S. Postal Service spokeswoman Arlene Sanchez said the employee was working at the bulk mail center in West Dallas and had already clocked out for the day.  Comments (Count)


Video: Mail carriers delivering more packages with more security during the holidays

Mail carriers like Ness are rolling through the holidays, expecting to deliver more than 15 billion pieces of mail this season Postal carrier offers glimpse of busy holidays  Comments (Count)


USPS: Flexible Spending Account enrollment

The Postal Service is giving employees extra time to enroll in flexible spending accounts (FSAs).


South Florida P&DC goes for $5.8 million more than the USPS sold it for, just two months ago

3 former Missouri Postal Employees plead guilty to conspiracy charges

USPS to hoverboards: You're grounded

Balsam postmaster told to remove nativity scene



December 15,  2015

APWU: $56 Million Payment Delayed

The Postal Service failed to complete processing of a $56 million payment to clerks in small offices in time for the holidays, the union has learned.   Comments (Count)


Video: Widow of Oakland CA Postal Worker Denied Death Benefits

Twice the federal Office of Workers’ Compensation denied her benefits requests. An East Bay widow whose husband died after he sustained a serious injury at work   Comments (Count)


Video: Massachusetts mailman attacked by violent turkeys every single day

Neither snow nor rain nor roving packs of vicious turkeys can stop this Massachusetts postman from doing his duty.  Comments (Count)


USPS Predicts Monday As Busiest Shipping Day Of Year
Terminal Dues in the Age of Ecommerce
OPM Concludes Postal Notifications to Federal Data Theft Victims

Is About to Take on FedEx and UPS?

Utah residents are tricking would-be thieves with decoy package

Settlers Bay Post Office reopens after sudden shutdown, federal investigation

USPS Investigating Mailbox Thefts in Austin

Homeowner spots package tumbling down steps

UPS, FedEx forced to rent moving trucks as demand skyrockets

Postal Workers in Oakland Prepare for Mad Holiday Rush

Mailer: USPS Failed to Provide Notice of Significant Price Increase (PDF)

Nevada's Bilbray Stands Alone on Postal Service Board


December 14,  2015

USPS prepares for the busiest mailing day of the year

Spokane USPS working overtime to deliver packages

Postal Views Podcast #20 (Postal Employee Engagement Edition)

Ashley Madison blackmailers now sending threats via US postal system

Video: Postal Inspectors looking for suspects stealing credit cards out of mailboxes

Florence SC postal worker saves customer from scammer

Spokane USPS working overtime to deliver package

Nevada's Bilbray Stands Alone on Postal Service Board


December 13,  2015

Updated with Video: Six U.S. Postal Service trucks damaged in New York fire

Fire officials say six U.S. Postal Service trucks were damaged in a fire in a garage of a Manhattan postal facility   Comments (Count)


December 12,  2015

Georgia man shoots gun to warn postal worker not to drive fast
Man arrested after fake bomb sent to Tennessee post office
US, Cuba to renew direct postal service after 52 years
Forest Grove post office back at auction after botched bankruptcy filing
Oshkosh postal clerk sentenced for stealing mail
Postal Service Says It Will Open Second Bethesda Post Office in Yet-to-be-Built Westbard Project


December 11,  2015

USPS: Sunday surge – Seven-day package deliveries boom during holidays

The Postal Service is delivering more holiday packages on Sundays than ever. USPS, which offers year-round Sunday deliveries in several cities, expands the service during the holidays.  Comments (Count)


Postal Workers not included in Executive order allowing Feds Christmas Eve off

President Barack Obama has issued an Executive order excusing executive branch non-Postal Service employees from duty on Thursday, December 24, 2015,  Comments (Count)


Video: Postal Worker caught on camera throwing baby’s first Christmas gift

A viewer in Birmingham submitted surprising video of a United States postal employee throwing a package at her front door.   Comments (Count)


APWU: Contract Update

Our fight for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement has moved to a new phase, APWU President Mark Dimondstein reports.  Comments (Count)


APWU: A Major Milestone Reached – PSE Conversions Top 25,000!

The APWU reached a major milestone in November: More than 25,000 Postal Support Employees (PSEs) – including some from every craft – have been converted to career over the last two years. Comments (Count)


MO mail carrier notices untouched mail, finds farmer stranded for three days

Small companies in Hawaii, elsewhere to get hit by USPS changes

Oregon rural carrier accused of stealing mail, ID theft

A look inside the nation's busiest USPS canceling facility during the holiday season


December 10,  2015

OIG looking to increase revenue by licensing or selling ‘USPS Brand’ valued at $3.6 Billion

The purpose of this solicitation is to award a firm fixed price contract to a supplier who possesses specific subject matter expertise in brand valuation and licensing and who can assist USPS OIG in identifying revenue opportunities by licensing or selling the Postal Service’s brand    Comments (Count)


PRC Seeks Public Comment On Its Role In Post Office Closings

The Postal Regulatory Commission has established Docket No. PI2016-2 to solicit public comment on the scope of its authority over Postal Service determinations to close or consolidate post offices.  Comments (Count)


Postal Worker Honored for 50 Years of Service

A Tennessee letter carrier was honored by the Postal Service after working for 50 years. In this day of change and fast moving careers, it’s not often you hear of someone working for a company for 50 years.   Comments (Count)


Postal Employee Sentenced To 12 Months In Prison For Use Of Mail To Distribute Drugs

December 9,  2015

Video: USPS tests machines, mailboxes for future mail delivery

The United States Postal Service is preparing for the future by testing new machinery and mailboxes during the holiday rush.  Comments (Count)


Video: Stolen mail van recovered; carjacking suspect and mail still missing

Milwaukee police say the mail van that was taken during a carjacking on Wednesday, December 9th has been found

Video: Milwaukee mail carrier carjacked - The victim — a mail carrier, who was terrified when she realized the gunman was going to take her vehicle.   Comments (Count)


Spokane WA Postal Facility Closed Due to Storm Damage

Operations at the Spokane, WA, P&DC have been discontinued  Mail delays likely as wind blows off roof of Spokane Postal Facility

USPS offers discount on greeting, gift cards

Former Postmaster Relief Sentenced For Misappropriation of Postal Funds

Quick-thinking mail carrier saves mail from burning truck


December 8,  2015

USPS: After hitting $1 billion in sales, gears up for holidays

The Postal Service expects to deliver more than 15.5 billion cards, letters, flats, and packages during the 2015 holiday season. In addition, USPS is projecting that approximately 600 million packages will be delivered between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve — an increase of 10.5 percent over last year’s volume  Comments (Count)


Senator Carper on USPS Board of Governors: “Congress Must Act Now to Restore Appropriate Oversight of U.S Postal Service.” Today, due to Congressional inaction, the U.S. Postal Service’s (USPS) Board of Governors has lost another two of its nine Senate-confirmed members, leaving only one appointed official to do the work of managing USPS activity Comments (Count)

Jury Finds Oklahoma City Postal Employee Guilty on 17 Counts of Mail Theft

Procession marks life of Las Vegas mail carrier
More than 80 mailboxes to be removed across Palo Alto
Drug traffickers using mail carriers to deliver drugs during the holidays

Postal Service Informed Delivery Resembles Startup USPS Squashed

North Hollywood Homeless Man Pleads to Racist Attack on Postal Carrier


December 7,  2015

USPS launches rollout of more than 9,000 New extended capacity delivery vehicles

USPS held a ribbon cutting at headquarters last week to launch the rollout of more than 9,000 Ram ProMaster 2500 cargo vans, just in time for the peak holiday season Comments (Count)


Kaiser Permanente to acquire Seattle-based Group Health for $1.8 Billion

The acquisition by Kaiser Permanente affects everyone in Group Health Cooperative. The two health organizations have offered reciprocal services to each other’s health plan members while visiting the other’s service areas for nearly two decades.    Comments (Count)


USPS says it will try to salvage some mail after fire

Postal News Recap – Postal Reform, PostalProud, USPS BOG, Plant Closures, FMLA

A Bill of Rights for the Post Office

Work begins to reopen Settler’s Bay Post Office ‘as quickly as possible
Is there a leak in your paycheck?
Drug traffickers using mail carriers to deliver drugs during the holidays

Post office job surefire way to learn nitty-gritty of rural communities

The USPS will now email you your mail

Post office closure causes frustrations in Fishs Eddy


December 6,  2015

Atlanta Postmaster offers apology for mail delivery issues

Cyber Monday effects go beyond cyberspace; local mail carriers feel brunt a few days later


December 5,  2015

Video: USPS Board Of Governors losing members

Video: Sand Springs thieves break into mail boxes

Linn’s 2015 U.S. stamp popularity poll opens for voting
Amazon rolls out its own fleet of tractor trailers

December 4,  2015

APWU, Mail Handlers win important Arbitration in Fight Against Plant Closures and Consolidations

Arbitrator Shyam Das ruled on Dec. 3, 2015, that the American Postal Workers Union and the National Postal Mail Handlers Union may now go forward with their Step 4 grievances challenging the Postal Service’s decision to close or consolidate approximately 82 mail processing facilities NPMHU Prevails in Challenging Proposed Closings and Consolidations  Comments (Count)


Vermont Congressman pledges fight to retain full service at U.S. Postal Service

Vermont Congressman concerned with future of USPS 6-day deliveries Rep says Congress should stop meddling in agency that’s stabilized   Comments (Count)


Oregon Congressional Delegation Asks USPS: Who Gave You the Right to Ban Weed Ads?

What authority does the Postal Service have to regulate the advertising of legal marijuana, if the ads aren't promising to mail any marijuana?

   Comments (Count)


Hatch Act updates affect postal employees

East York Postal Carrier Saves Child With Autism

Mail box thefts aggravate Stockton residents

Fake Mailman Caught Trying to Steal Packages
Houston residents claim slow mail delivery

Retired Teacher Searches for Art in Post Offices
Why the U.S. Postal Service Has the Best Customer Service in Government
More cluster box burglaries reported in New Mexico


December 3,  2015

Former Indiana APWU Local President avoids prison for embezzling $58,598 in union funds

Vintage photos of Staten Island post offices

Postal carrier in Ann Arbor stole, dumped mail


December 2,  2015

NALC: Postal Unions still negotiating over issues from USPS cyber attack

The recent cyber attacks against Office of Personnel Management and the U.S. Postal Service data systems remain under investigation.

OPM launches website for individuals to self-check if victim of cyber attack -Federal Government has set up a verification center to assist individuals who have lost their PIN code or believe their data may be impacted but have not yet received notification letters. Comments (Count)


Bipartisan Senators Join Bill to Stabilize, Modernize U.S. Postal Service

Today, a bipartisan group of senators joined the effort to fix the serious, but solvable challenges facing the U.S. Postal Service.   Comments (Count)


OPM launches website for individuals to self-check if victim of cyber attack

Federal Government has set up a verification center to assist individuals who have lost their PIN code or believe their data may be impacted but have not yet received notification letters. 

NALC, USPS release joint summary overview of FMLA

Video: Postal inspectors investigating a rash of mail thefts in Bakersfield CA

USPS mail truck catches fire in Easton MD

TSP Funds Mostly Positive in November

Ohio Postal worker pleads guilty to delaying, destroying mail

Staples-Office Depot Merger In Jeopardy As FTC, APWU Suggest Blocking Deal

Amazon's Drones Only Deliver a Message

APWU: ‘Stand Up for Safe Jobs’ Campaign Gains Momentum
NALC: December 2015 transfer opportunities under M-01856
Postal Service to Squander $2 Billion on Vehicles

Fresh delivery, and a new take on postal strategy
Management Alert – ZIP Code Review Process (PDF)
U.S. Postal Service gears up for the most plentiful time of the year

240 Electric Vehicles for Norwegian Postal Service

USPS says no to pot ads in newspapers


December 1,  2015

New initiative ‘Postal Proud’ to emphasize USPS principles

The Postal Service has introduced #PostalProud, an initiative to convey the pride and dedication of its employees.  Comments (Count)


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

Postal Service’s Holiday-Themed Stamps available at

USPS: Educational Stamp Yearbook, Guide to U.S. Stamps, Are Great Holiday Gifts

OIG Taps Valbridge To Bring Transparency to USPS' Real Estate Portfolio

Staples-Office Depot Merger In Jeopardy As FTC, APWU Suggest Blocking Deal
Amazon's Drones Only Deliver a Message

OIG: Our Semiannual Report to Congress – and You
The US Postal Service Is Spying On Us
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