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USPS updates notifications to APWU and Mail Handlers on involuntary reassignments in 2015 - USPS has updated notifications to APWU and NPMHU of its intent to involuntarily reassign Clerks, Maintenance, Motor Vehicle Service (MVS) and Mail Handlers in the Pacific Area  Comments (Count)


USPS seeks to overturn OSHA citation, penalties in heat-related death of Missouri letter carrier - USPS is asking a federal court to review and set aside the final order of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC)  Comments (Count)


Hackers may have postal employees’ OWCP medical records dating back to 1980

Potential victims include current and former postal employees who filed injury compensation claims between November 1980 and August 2012. USPS data breach also affected workers comp files of 485,000 postal workers - USPS data breach affected bank and medical information of nearly a million current and former postal workers injured on the job  Comments (Count)


NALC and USPS new agreement allows hiring retirees to work as ‘Holiday Carrier Assistants’- The NALC and USPS have entered into the Memorandum of Understanding Re: Holiday Carrier Assistants – 2014 . NALC and USPS agree to new joint route adjustment process Comments (Count)


Oakland APWU Local Strikes Back at Abusive Postal Supervisor

The APWU Oakland Local #78 took the unusual step of launching an office-wide petition against Tour 1 Postal Supervisor. The petition, which has more than 100 signatures, details years of unacceptable conduct.  Comments (Count)


USPS gets approval for ‘customized delivery’ market test of groceries, other prepackaged goods - On September 23, 2014, the Postal Service filed a notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) announcing its intent to conduct a market test of an experimental product called Customized Delivery. Customized Delivery is a package delivery service offering that will provide customers with delivery of groceries and other prepackaged goods, primarily during a 3 a.m. to 7 a.m. delivery window.   Comments (Count)


USPS's latest solution for aging Long Life Vehicles--keep body, replace frame

USPS would like to retain the best qualities of the current right hand drive long Life Vehicle (LLV) without having to redevelop what has been proven to work. (9/9/14) Comments (Count)


Video: 15,000 postal service jobs could disappear

Republican attack against the United States Postal Service grows, as the do-nothing Congress down make your mail delivery significantly slower. Ed Schultz and Sen. Bernie Sanders discuss Comments (Count)


Issa Postal Reform bill discussion allows residents to pay ‘fee’ to continue door to door delivery - National Association of Postal Supervisors - The draft also permits the Postal Service to reduce the delivery of first class mail to five days per week. Requires the Postal Service to deliver of packages six days per week until December 31, 2018. Obama administration’s 2015 Budget Policy recommendations for USPS updated 4-22-14  - Issa Prepares Postal Reform "Lite" - Rep. Darrell Issa (D-CA), chair of the House oversight committee, is drafting a new stripped-down postal bill that he says tracks the Obama Administration’s primary proposals for overhauling the Postal Service.  (It doesn’t, at least not entirely.)  Comments (Count)


USPS Records FY 2014 Second Quarter Loss of $1.9 Billion

Some comments in recent news reports suggest that all we need from Congress is help with restructuring our retiree health benefit plan,” said Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President Joseph Corbett. “Nothing can be further from the truth. Our liabilities exceed our assets by $42 billion and we have a need for more than $10 billion to invest in new delivery vehicles, package sortation equipment, and other deferred investments. USPS Reports $1 Billion Operating Profit in First Half of Fiscal Year - So Why is Postal Management Cutting Service? | NALC Rolando: Results reconfirm the steady improvement in USPS’ finances ||  Comments (Count)


USPS seeking Reduction in Force (RIF) Administrator

USPS created news position to develop and implement policies and procedures governing the conduct of all reduction-in-force activities  Comments (Count)


CBRE CEO also serves on Board of Staples

Buried in the story is an interesting fact that no one seems to have noted before: CBRE CEO Robert Sulentic also serves on the board of Staples, a position for which he received $300,000 in 2011. “Asked whether he had played a role in the retailer’s USPS pilot program, a USPS spokesperson answered that the program ‘was solicited publicly through a [Request for Proposals].’  CBRE answered, ‘Mr. Sulentic is not involved in the day-to-day management of Staples,’ and referred questions regarding Staples’ programs to Staples   Comments (Count)


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)



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)


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)


(Pittman) Edmond Walker Class Action EEO Against USPS Settled for $17.25 million

current and former employees in permanent rehabilitation assignments during the period March 24, 2000 to December 31, 2012.   Comments (Count)



January 31,  2015

USPS OIG evaluation of Window Retail Customer Service

Between FYs 2012 and 2013, an increasing number of customers expressed dissatisfaction with the service they receive at retail facilities. While the Postal Service’s goal is 90 percent customer satisfaction, we found that more than 20 percent of its customers in FY 2013 responded to the POS survey that they have been treated “worse than other retailers” when visiting Postal Service retail counters. Dissatisfied customers exist, in part, because procedures for improving customer service are not functioning as intended.  Comments (Count)


2015 USPS Plant Consolidation Schedule Updated January 30, 2015

Video: Man collapses after minor crash involving USPS truck in Florida

USPS promotes products and services to over 100 federal agencies

Colorado letter carrier saves life of postal customer

Evidence clears postal worker in Christmas Day killing

Two Tulsa letter carriers receive Postmaster General’s Hero Award

USPS Says It Is Addressing Delivery Delays In Nyack NY

Two charged in Alaska post office burglary

One hurt when SUV hits postal truck in Washington state

Philomont Postmaster Retires After 50 Years


January 30,  2015

Postal worker robbed at gunpoint in Peoria

SUV crashes through Saginaw post office wall after two-vehicle crash

USPS Truck Crashes Into Home in Virginia Beach

Former Lancaster letter carrier to become USPS Postmaster General

Rolando: News misses nuance on USPS

Harris Retires From Post Office After 27 Years

New USPS boss faces old problems


January 29,  2015

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)


Shrinking First-Class Mail a Big Joke to Postal Service

Apparently, the reduction in first-class mail volume is hilarious to USPS management. Last week, The Onion, a satirical news site, published an article about a new line of commemorative stamps honoring “Americans who still use the US Postal Service,” mocking those who “still” send birthday cards or pay bills by mail.  Comments (Count)


USPS: Elizabeth Johnson named acting vice president, Corporate Communications - She will lead efforts to help the Postal Service communicate about important activities internally and externally.    Comments (Count)


CSI: Postal Inspection Service’s Forensic division celebrates 75 years

Digging out: USPS operations have resumed in most Northeast locations

Texas owner of private postal center pleads guilty to defrauding customers

Staples Masquerades as Quill — Boycott, Too!

Video: Your outgoing mail may not be making it to the post office

Kale, courts and confusion reign around sale of Berkeley post office


January 28,  2015

New House Resolution Takes Aim at Delayed Mail

- Just weeks into the 114th Congress, a new bipartisan coalition of eight U.S. representatives is taking a stand for prompt, reliable mail service. Congressman introduces bipartisan resolution to return USPS to prior service standards Comments (Count)


Estimating the value of the U.S. Postal Service brand =$3.6 billion

Woman chases postal worker

Mail Delivery Resumes Today After Blizzard of 2015

UPS Sorry About That Driver Who Peed on House After Throwing Package

Editorial: Postal Service goes wrong way

Three-vehicle crash involved postal truck in Ohio

Man hit by postal truck in Delaware dies of injuries

Video: Truck loaded with mail crashes on Virginia highway, driver charged

Video: Man’s fruit package rots after being delivered late by postal service

Video: Mail carriers enjoy rare day off thanks to Blizzard of 2015



January 27,  2015

Retired postal worker gives a different view of outgoing PMG Patrick Donahoe

As some one who actually knows Pat Donahoe personally, and worked with him several years in the late 80s and early 90s, I can say with certainty that you are completely mistaken about Mr. Donahoe’s abilities to run this organization  Comments (Count)


USPS suspends mail delivery, retail operations in several states due to Winter Storm Juno - The line of impact includes facilities from the New Jersey shore all the way to Maine’s Downeast region, and includes the cities of New York City, Boston, Providence, Hartford and Portland. Postal Service ends one-day storm shut down 


California Postal Worker injured in 4-vehicle crash

USPS: On alert – Timely information helps customers during bad weather

Madison postal worker sentenced for stealing mail

Iowa Postmaster Admits Stealing VA Medication from Veteran


January 26,  2015

Senator Stabenow Introduces Measure to Stop U.S. Postal Service Facilities

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today introduced an amendment that would stop the U.S. Postal Service from continuing the closure of facilities for two years, preventing delays in services that will impact Michigan families and small businesses  Senator McCaskill: If USPS is privatized Rural America will pay a very heavy price   Comments (Count)


With a ‘Golden Parachute’ in Hand, Donahoe Opposes Retirement for Young Workers - When Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe retires at the end of the week, he’ll get a retirement package of more than $4 million. Not bad for a “civil servant.” But in his controversial farewell address to reporters at the National Press Club on Jan. 6, Donahoe made clear that he doesn’t think the union’s newest members deserve any postal retirement at all.   Comments (Count)


Letter Carrier wounds Postal Worker wife, kills Postal Supervisor in murder-suicide - On January 24, 2015,  at 7:00 PM the Stanislaus County sheriff’s dispatch received a call from a male who said he had shot two people. The male immediately hung up the phone. Comments (Count)


USPS files to increase some Shipping Prices

With affordable shipping options and improved tracking, the Postal Service hopes to attract new business customers and become their delivery platform of choice. In FY 2014, Postal Service Shipping and Package Services volume grew by 300 million pieces, an increase of 8.1 percent over the previous year. Comments (Count)


Special delivery: Congresswoman, a postal retiree, praises USPS

Congresswoman started USPS career as a letter carrier and later worked in human resources management - Many Postal Service retirees begin new careers after leaving USPS, and Brenda Lawrence is no different — although her new job is unique. Lawrence took office this month as U.S. House of Representatives member.    Comments (Count)


Video: The Police Force Behind the USPS

The List‘s Brien McElhatten discovered a little known police force that keep it all running smoothly and safely. Comments (Count)


Flashback: USPS saves the day in rollout of Social Security Act

As with the Affordable Care Act, the Social Security Act’s rollout had been anything but smooth. The newly created Social Security Board had faced the daunting task of enrolling 26 million workers in less than a year—without the benefit of computers. But the board persevered and turned to another government agency that ended up saving the day—the U.S. Postal Service.  Comments (Count)


Chattanooga, TN letter carrier celebrates 50 years of service

Postal worker keeps Crossville woman from falling victim to scam

Catalogs, After Years of Declines, Are Revamped for Changing Times

Postal carrier Charlie hangs up mail bag, parks truck

USPS OIG: Efficiency Review of the Chicago Network Distribution Center (PDF

UK: Post Office Launches Offensive on Banking Industry

China's Postal Bank Said to Plan $1 Billion Pre-IPO Sale

How Canada Post is Picking Locations for Community Mailboxes in London

Unfair burden hurts profitable Postal Service

Missoula post office alters delivery standards, could delay mail

New mailbox setup an issue for proposed south Forsyth subdivision

Postal Worker sentenced to probation for stealing $20 from mail



January 25,  2015

UPS Prepared Too Well for Holiday Rush and Paid the Price


January 24,  2015

Former Maryland Postal Employee sentenced for stealing over 20,000 pieces of mail - Letter carrier also stole USPS property along with passports, credit cards, gift cards, jewelry and much more.   Comments (Count)

Postal Inspectors, police still searching for suspects in beating of Springfield, MA mail carrier

Armed robbery reported at Taylor Ridge, IL Post Office

Paris, TX Postal Truck Lost in Fire

The USPS claims the historic Berkeley Post Office is no longer for sale

USPS considers raising international rates

North East mail carrier honored for aiding sick man


January 23,  2015

2015 USPS Plant Consolidation Schedule Updated January 23, 2015

List of postal facilities that have completed mail moves and consolidations.  There are date changes for de-activation of some facilities. Comments (Count)


NAPUS, LEAGUE OF POSTMASTERS PROPOSED CONSOLIDATION MOVES FORWARD - The proposed consolidation of NAPUS and the League of Postmasters has progressed to written submission for the new organization with a new name.

Postal Service 1st quarter financial results release date announced

USPS Board of Governors Temporary Emergency Committee to meet Feb. 6

Elk Grove, CA cluster mailbox break-ins on upswing

Hashknife Pony Express keeps history alive with mail delivery

Postal Service sues to create new product for DVD mailings

Postal worker arrested for stockpiling mail at girlfriend’s home

NALC and USPS settle case over maximization

USPS: Grateful Dead shows mail is alive

New Jersey motorist blinded by sun crashes into LLV injuring letter carrier

Army Vet mailing Christmas money to son in Air Force claims postal worker stole $150

Postal worker receives surprise retirement party from tenants


January 21,  2015

USPS revises Rehabilitation Program- Handbook EL-505, Injury Compensation

Ex-postal worker ‘got lazy,’ failed to deliver 1,000 pieces of mail

New sick leave plan may spotlight fed benefits

Brooklyn residents get mail delivery back

Mail theft causes more serious crimes, including identity theft

J.C. Penney is resurrecting its ‘Big Book’ mail order catalog


January 20,  2015

Infographic: The USPS Long Life Vehicle

Considering the amount of wear and tear these trucks endure, the LLV really is an amazing testament to the durability of American engineering. USPS seeking suppliers for Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV) The purpose of this RFI is to inform prospective suppliers on the USPS’s preliminary/draft specifications and plans for acquisition of NGDV fleet replacements  Comments (Count)


2015 USPS Plant Consolidation Schedule Updated January 20, 2015

USPS Network Rationalization Consolidation Phase II-2015. List of postal facilities that have completed mail moves and consolidations.


USPS testing next generation mailbox

The Postal Service is testing new, larger mailbox designs that can handle more than 70 percent of the packages sent through the mail.  Comments (Count)


Local-to-local mail delivery now takes two days instead of one

Monhegan postal service is more than mail, islanders say

2015 Proposed Postal Price Increases

Brace yourselves: Congress preps civil service reform

Video: Thieves waiting for packages left on your doorstep

The Way We Were…and Are Not

Disabled Seymour resident petitions for post office access

Familiar White Postal Service Trucks Too Small For Increasing Amount Of Parcels Being Mailed

Woman admitted stealing money from Coffeeville, AL post office

USPS has cut short an agency review it was conducting for wide-ranging strategic communications assistance


January 19,  2015

Postal Unions, Allies Launch ‘Campaign for Postal Banking’

A coalition of consumer organizations, financial reform groups, faith-based organizations and workers’ representatives – including the APWU and the other postal unions – announced the formation of the Campaign for Postal Banking on Jan. 19. The coalition is calling on the U.S. Postal Service to expand access to affordable financial services.  Comments (Count)


USPS seeking supplier to provide Parcel Dimensional Scanner (PDS)

USPS is pursuing an initiative to identity revenue discrepancies for shortpaid and underpaid packages.Comments (Count)


Not so distressed at the Postal Service - Timothy O’Malley, Executive VP for the NALC

US Postal Service asks for nearly maximum rate increase possible for periodicals

Deciding the future of the US Postal Service

January 18,  2015

Postal Service withholds information about Tacoma mail carrier charged with assault, harassment


January 17,  2015

Sen. Bernie Sanders proposes legislation for a two year moratorium on Postal Service cuts - U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) yesterday proposed legislation to impose a two-year moratorium on U.S. Postal Service plans to eliminate up to 15,000 decent-paying jobs, close more mail-sorting plants and end overnight delivery of first-class mail and periodicals. Comments (Count)


Senator Feinstein's Husband Stands To Profit From USPS Real Estate Deals

A love letter: The U.S. Postal Service delivers under tough conditions

Mail just got slower; here's how it matters

January 16,  2015

USPS updates notifications to APWU and Mail Handlers on involuntary reassignments in 2015 - USPS has updated notifications to APWU and NPMHU of its intent to involuntarily reassign Clerks, Maintenance, Motor Vehicle Service (MVS) and Mail Handlers in the Pacific Area  Comments (Count)


PMG Donahoe: ‘Stop Staples’ Campaign is Taking a Toll

Outgoing Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe made headlines when he blamed postal unions and big mailers for the Postal Service’s problems in a recent farewell address, but he made a few other surprising comments as well.  Comments (Count)


USPS Employee Resource Management VP Fernandez to retire

Employee Resource Management VP Fernandez to complete 37-year career


USPS awards contract for maintenance management worth up to $450 million -The contract was awarded to Jones Lang LaSalle Americas (JLL), located in Chicago, IL. The initial contract is for a two (2)-year base period and up to four (4) – two (2) year renewal option periods. The initial contract is estimated at $45,000,000 per year


Coalition looking to spread awareness of Postal Service consolidations

Former Postal Employee Indicted on Identity Theft, Fraud Charges

USPS More Forthcoming, but Post Office's Future Still Up in the Air

Rolando Responds to 'Fixing The Post Office' Opinion Column

Kansas postal worker indicted for theft of mail


January 15,  2015

USPS Raising Rates, Imposing New FSS Rules, And Perhaps Inviting a Legal Challenge - Deadtree Edition Only the Postal Service's Board of Governors can file for a rate change, but Congress has failed to fill so many positions on the board that it no longer has a quorum. Until more governors are approved, a Temporary Emergency Committee of the remaining governors is acting in place of the board. A legal challenge to the emergency committee's authority to raise rates might delay implementation, if not block them altogether. It would be a sweet irony if the inaction of Congress -- where a majority of members seem OK with jacking up the postage paid by business mailers -- blocked USPS from rate increases that would fall disproportionately on business and institutional mailers.

USPS files request with PRC to increase prices for Mailing Services products

USPS filed notice Jan. 15 with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) of a price increase for Mailing Services products based upon Consumer Price Index (CPI) cap authority. Postal Service Files Market Dominant Price Change - Proposes an Additional $0.9 Billion in Annualized Contributions  Comments (Count)


Issa’s portrait to be replaced with photos of postal workers

House committee rooms are typically adorned with portraits of former chairmen. But former Oversig ht Chairman Darrell Issa’s portrait will be stashed away in a conference room, away from public view.  Comments (Count)


President Obama Updates Federal Leave Policies for Childbirth, Adoption and Foster care - Obama’s Memorandum is “bringing the federal government’s paid leave policies closer in line with those of industry-leading companies” that will ensure that “most federal employees have access to at least 6 weeks of paid sick leave when a new child arrives by allowing new parents to advance sick leave. Comments (Count)


Postal Service change leaves some Portland boxes empty

Washington Postmaster retires after 34 years

Shots Fired at Little Rock Postal Worker, 16-Year-Old Arrested

Congressman Nolan: Stop Consolidation of Mail Processing Center in Duluth


    Mail carrier charged in political flier dumping

    Residents Of Brooklyn Building Upset Fuming After Change Of Address Leaves Them With No Mail

    New oversight chairman's first act?: Removing Issa's portrait

    Postal Inspection Service Offering Reward For Information In Indiana Post Office Burglary


    January 14,  2015

    Workplace Harassment Still a Major Problem Experts Tell EEOC at Meeting

    USPS November 2014 results: $689 million YTD operating profit

    Gas leak prompts evacuation at Toledo Main Post Office

    January 13,  2015

    APWU: USPS Service Cuts Disrupt Postal Workers’ Lives

    When postal officials lowered “service standards” on Jan. 5, they didn’t just slow down America’s mail: They set in motion a process that is causing serious disruption in the lives of thousands of hard-working postal employees. As management reconfigures mail processing, they are also causing massive reassignments and shift changes for workers.  Comments (Count)


    USPS Network Rationalization Phase 2 FAQS for Mailers

    How much mail will be delivered overnight once Phase 2 is implemented? Current estimates indicate approximately 25% of the Single Piece First-Class Mail volume is expected to be delivered overnight. Overall 13%.  Comments (Count)



    USPS will find talent in unlikely places through employee engagement. When the personnel are afforded two-way communication to complete the feedback loop, craft and management, will better understand the impacts on the job, and connect it to profitability, and morale. Time to fix whatever needs fixing deep inside liteblue, then spin, and construct the perfect spider web resilient enough to take down the biggest competitor.   Comments (Count)


    OPM says security glitch on web portal exposed some retirees personal info

    The U.S. Office of Personnel Management confirmed that a web site glitch exposed some retirees’ personal information to other retirees Monday Comments (Count)


    Postal Service worker ID’d as suspect in Lake Forest mail theft investigation

    Former Indiana APWU local president faces embezzlement charge

    Special interests deliver obstacles to fixing the Postal Service

    CPI rate increase looks likely as exigent rate increase comes to an end

    Postal master keys lost, customers urged to check mail daily

    Ruth Goldway: Postal Service cuts ill-considered

    USPS Board of Governors Temporary Emergency Committee changed January 7th meeting

    UPS Store Opens in 'Postal Desert'

    New US Postal Service standards to add delivery time to mail

    McCoy: Trouble ahead for the post office



    January 12,  2015

    APWU: New MOU to Create Hundreds of Career Jobs in Level 4 POStPlan Offices - The specific numbers and offices have not yet been identified, APWU President Mark Dimondstein said in announcing the Dec. 31, 2014, agreement,  Comments (Count)


    USPS Corporate Communications VP Mitzi Betman to retire on Friday

    Mitzi Betman is retiring from USPS after almost 34 years. Her last day will be Friday, Jan. 16.  Comments (Count)


    Sunday deliveries bring changes and challenges to United States Postal workers - During the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday season, the US Postal Service partnered with Amazon to bring customers deliveries all 7 days of the week. After seeing a lot of success, the practice is continuing into 2015.But for those in the postal business, it’s a big change from everything they’ve ever known. .  Comments (Count)


    Shrewsbury postal workers say their lives are in limbo

    Fayetteville postal workers protest downtown facility closure

    Postal Worker (PSE) to be sentenced after pleading guilty to mail theft

    6 Bethpage postal workers plead not guilty in marijuana case

    Hillsdale residents will see no changes with USPS Consolidation plan

    How the new service standards may slow down much more mail than the USPS is saying

    You Won't Believe What This Fortune Teller Predicts for Publishing in 2015!

    41 years ago: Postal Service should modernize

    Oneida man arrested for robbing postal carrier


    January 11,  2015

    Did USPS OIG Agents go too far by setting Up Sham Fishing Trip, posing as rehab specialist to catch letter carrier on OWCP? - A federal judge in Portland, OR chided government agents Friday for running a series of elaborate ruses to catch a U.S. mail carrier they accuse of fraudulently obtaining workers' compensation benefits. Agents went so far as to set up a phony business to lure their target into a 7 ½ -hour deep-sea fishing expedition. They also duped the letter carrier into an interview with an undercover agent posing as a vocational rehabilitation specialist. The letter carrier's lawyer said, "This was not a valid undercover operation. his is the government lying about who they were." The Assistant U.S. Attorney described the methods, however sneaky, as legal and constitutional. . Comments (Count)


    USPS OIG: Suitability of Rail Transportation Suggest It is Time to Use Rail Again

    January 10  2015

    NALC: Door delivery resolution reintroduced in House

    The resolution will be identical to H.Res. 711, which was introduced last August during the 113th Congress and which ended up with 75 sponsors from both parties. Reps. Davis, King, and Joyce Re-Introduce Resolution to Ensure Door Delivery of Mail  Comments (Count)


    California postal worker offers to pay back alleged embezzlement of $9,500

    Mailers Just Don’t Get It?!?! Joe Schick Responds to the Departing PMG


    January 09  2015

    OIG: Postal Service, Customers Would Suffer if Mail Processing Were Privatized

     A little-noticed OIG report bolsters the union’s position that mail processing plants are crucial to Postal Service operations and should not be privatized.  Comments (Count)


    USPS Service Standards Map effective January 1, 2015

    Customers can enter their own ZIP Code and see that the blue overnight area is gone. The blue area shrunk in half after 2012. Now it is completely gone. 2015 USPS Plant Consolidation Schedule Updated January 9, 2015  Comments (Count)


    Man killed in head-on crash with USPS Truck in Huntington Park, CA

    Update: Over 3,000 pieces of mail found deceased letter carrier's former property

    Video: Saving the U.S. Postal Service – The Ed Show

    Man’s Identity Stolen When Mail Is Fraudulently Forwarded

    Letter Carrier ejected from vehicle in two-car crash

    Bel Air MD mail carrier retires after 40 years

    USPS Data Breach Was For Profit – ‘Health Files’ Fetch Handsome Figures

    Massachusetts postal workers brace for job cuts

    Postal worker pleads guilty to outburst at beauty salon

    Jackman postal worker rescues two horses

    Bel Air MD mail carrier retires after 40 years

    Postal Service just misses recovering cash scammed from elderly man


    January 08  2015

    USPS seeks to overturn OSHA citation, penalties in heat-related death of Missouri letter carrier - USPS is asking a federal court to review and set aside the final order of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC)  Comments (Count)


    Anchorage postal worker trying to “impress” employer gets probation for throwing away mail

    Video: Letter Carriers Brave Below Zero Temps

    Odor forces change in post office lobby hours


    January 07  2015

    6-day resolution re-introduced as Congress convenes

    The 114th Congress was sworn in on Tuesday, and in the House of Representatives, Reps. Sam Graves (R-MO) and Gerry Connolly (D-VA) wasted no time in renewing their commitment to preserving six-day mail delivery by quickly introducing H.Res. 12. Comments (Count)


    OPM seeks auto-enrollment of some federal employees, retirees into Health Care Program - OPM seeks auto-enrollment of federal employees, retirees failing to make an enrollment election in Federal Employees Health Plan (FEHB) during a certain time frame.  Comments (Count)


    Video: Houston USPS workers not getting paid on time

    Employees of a mail processing facility at the center of customer complaints say mail delivery isn’t the only being delayed   Comments (Count)


    Video: Postal truck involved in 3-car crash

    The impact of the crash flipped the mail truck on its side and ripped out the engine.


    USPS Expands Same-Day Deliveries to DC

    EEOC to Probe Persistent Problem of ‘Workplace Harassment’ at Jan. 14 public meeting

    Attack, robbery of postal truck driver gets two men nearly 20 years in prison

    New Postal Service Delivery Standards May Slow Payments to Collectors

    Postal workers intercept 19-pound shipment of pot


    D.C. man fights USPS over lost pair of $677 shoes


    January 06  2015

    PMG blames unions and mailers for USPS’ stalled progress

    In his farewell speech at the National Press Club PMG suggested that union and mailer groups’ “shortsightedness and myopia” have impeded efforts in Congress to modernize USPS .PMG also said “In today’s world, does it really make sense to offer the promise of a government pension to a 22-year-old who is just entering the workforce? And how reliable is that promise?”   APWU President Reacts to PMG’s Remarks at National Press Club and his ‘Verbal Attack’ on APWU - PMG: Unfortunately, the APWU approach is to try to keep all of our transactions in Post Offices.It’s an example of the arrow, near-sighted view winning over the broader, long-term strategy. Unfortunately, it’s now tougher for us to find retail partners. APWU: Donahoe has outsourced work and sent its customers to private companies such as Staples, which uses poorly paid and largely untrained workers. The APWU has opposed the no-bid deal with Staples and cuts in service, and for this Donahoe calls us “narrow-minded.” Postmaster General addresses National Press Club for the last time -Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe was the featured speaker at the January 6, 2015 National Press Club Newsmakers news conference in Washington, DC. Speaking to reporters collectively for the last time prior to his retirement, Donahoe praised postal employees for their hard-work and accomplishments   Comments (Count)


    U.S. Postal Service Delivers Record Holiday Season

    The U.S. Postal Service exceeded its holiday delivery projections this season, delivering approximately 524 million packages in December  Comments (Count)


    USPS Awards Two Contracts Worth Up to $250 Million for Company to provide security services

    Missouri postal worker in critical condition after being hit by car

    Working in the cold: Follow Eau Claire employees who brave bitter conditions

    Man injured after crashing into Hammond post office

    Michiganders can expect mail delays from planned closures, postal unions warn

    Postal Service Announces RIF Effective Date Change, Career PTF Assignment Option for Remaining Impacted POStPlan Postmasters


    January 05  2015

    APWU: Dimondstein Statement on USPS Lowering Mail Delivery Service Standards This Week - Beginning this week, these questions will be asked by millions of Americans who will wonder why their prescription drugs, their church bulletin, their paycheck, and other important correspondence haven’t been delivered.  Comments (Count)


    OIG: Could flexible workplace policies help USPS adapt to its new environment? The Postal Service is focused on workforce flexibility, using lower paid employees to supplement its career workforce. It should also focus on workplace flexibility policies that improve work-life balance. Comments (Count)


    Former CBS reporter sues USPS and others over claims of hacking computer

    Funeral Service Held for Texas Postal Worker Killed in Fishing Accident

    Postal Regulatory Commission designates Tony Hammond as Vice Chairman

    PA: Longtime Erie Postal Worker Says Farewell After 37 Years

    NALC Rolando: The wrong fix for the U.S. Postal Service

    Dead Tree Edition: Ten Words That Summarize What Happened to Publishing in 2014


    January 04  2015

    Mail truck catches fire on I-80 in Pennsylvania
    Mail delivery changes leave some subdivisions in a bind


    January 03  2015

    USPS explanation of the Network Rationalization Service Standard Impacts reported several days ago that as it stands now most of the plants are scheduled for closure/consolidation starting in April and not January 2015. In fact, there are no plants scheduled for closure in January 2015. USPS has now confirmed what reported several days ago.USPS had already started the process of closure/consolidations of plants. Video: USPS to Begin Cuts in Service Monday  Comments (Count)


    Postmaster theft trial continued to February


    Rural letter carrier writes book of experiences


    January 02  2015

    Hackers may have postal employees’ OWCP medical records dating back to 1980

    Potential victims include current and former postal employees who filed injury compensation claims between November 1980 and August 2012. USPS data breach also affected workers comp files of 485,000 postal workers - USPS data breach affected bank and medical information of nearly a million current and former postal workers injured on the job  Comments (Count)


    Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe to Discuss Challenges Facing USPS at National Press Club - On Jan. 5, the United States Postal Service will lower standards for mail delivery across the nation. Mail will take longer to reach its final destination. Comments (Count)


    82-year-old Lansing postman retires

    Postal Driver Celebrates 88th Birthday

    Welcome to 2015: The year ahead will bring new PMG, other milestones

    Branson, MO postal worker charged with forging mail-in subscriptions to get back at co-worker

    TSP Falls in December, With Most Funds in the Red

    Red flags raised in north Forsyth over mailbox shift Cluster setup not ready, yet service stopped

    Where have all the blue boxes gone?

    Video: 1,000 baseball, football cards lost in mail – USPS won’t pay insurance

    Burglars hit Gold Bar,WA Post Office twice over holidays, loot PO Boxes


    January 01  2015

    Video: USPS Personnel Files Litter Street Near Plant Fire in Ohio

    Documents found contained what appears to be the names, addresses and social security numbers from personnel files of Postal Employees. Cleanup Crews Remove Debris From Burned Post Office Comments (Count)


    Berkeley renews fight to preserve historic post office

    Postal Service Ramps Up Address Quality Monitoring

    Driver, 74, cited after smashing into post office

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