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USPS Resolves Dispute With Unions Over Computer Security Rules


USPS Selects Former Halliburton Executive As New CIO


Proposed FMLA Rule Changes Would Be Major Defeat For Workers


APWU: Proposed FMLA Regulations Threaten Medical Privacy, Other Protections


Bush Administration Seeking Changes To FMLA Regulations


USPS to Add Surcharge for Express Mail Delivery on Sundays and Holidays


Big Pay Increases Approved For Top Postal Service Officers


Letter: Expeditor dies after on the job fall in Denver parking lot


Postal Workforce Stats At A Glance


USPS Retail Cost Cutting (PDF)


Postal Watchdog Files Complaint Over USPS Elimination of Bound Printed Matter Rate -


Former Postal Public Affairs VP Jaffer Starts Own Consulting Business


Former Postmaster Wins Hostile Workplace Lawsuit - But No Money


USPS Wants To Automate Road Tests


Postal Service Updates Its Transformation Plan


EEOC: Postal Worker Has Claim For One-Time Incident of Discriminatory Harassment


Postal Worker Fails to Convince Appeals Court to Overturn APWU-USPS Settlement


Appeals Court: Evidence of Disability for Disability Retirement


NALC’S Young: Good Cop/Bad Cop - Right Here In The USPS


Rollout of PostalPEOPLE Initiative Completed


Mail Handler Fired After Threatening Behavior Towards Co-Workers


Court Upholds Postal Supervisor’s Demotion For Altering Time-Keeping Records


USPS Los Angeles District Gets Approval From OPM to Offer Early Outs


NALC’s Young Urges Support For Harkin Amendment to Labor-HHS Bill


APWU: Casual Issues Disputed At National Level (PDF)


Arbitrator Issues Award in Rural Carriers Contract Case

 click here to read the award (PDF)   | A Short Comparison of USPS Contracts With APWU, NPMHU, NALC and NRLCA  |


PRC Requests Help In Developing Report on Universal Postal Service And Postal Monopoly


Postal Service’s Oldest Employee Still Going Strong At 93


OIG Recommends USPS Increase Postal Employee's Benefit Costs


Canadian Lottery Scheme Using Fake USPS Checks


APWU Questions and Answers on USPS Shared Services


Court To USPS: Retire Not Fire Postal Veteran With PTSD


Bogus USPS Early Out / Buyout Letter Making The Rounds


PMG Potter and USPS Executives Focus On 2008


USPS Threatening To Discipline Employees Over Failure to Pay Local Tax ??


Postal Worker Gets 2 Years for Stealing Over $400,000 In Money Orders


USPS Seeking Info On Automatic Vending Machine Manufacturing


Veterans Preference and the U.S. Postal Service


Supreme Court to Hear Postal Worker’s Retaliation Case


USPS Reports $5.4 Billion Deficit for FY 2007


Appeals Court Overturns Postal Worker’s Conviction for Theft


Fired Postal Worker Featured in Push to Expand Reservist Job Rights


USPS Workforce Size and Employment Categories, 1986-2006


Appeals Court Overturns Postal Worker’s Conviction for Theft


Fired Postal Worker Featured in Push to Expand Reservist Job Rights


USPS Responds to APWU Inquiry Regarding Absences of 3 Days or Less


Letter Carriers Ratify New 5-Year Contract


USPS Offering Cash Prizes in Automated Postal Center Sweepstakes


Postal Inspectors Sue USPS for Overtime Pay


APWU Questions USPS Medical Documentation Requirement for Absences of 3 Days or Less  


Arbitrator Awards $50,000 for Postal Inspectors Misconduct


USPS, Postmasters Reach Agreement on Pay Package


Notice: USPS Revised Rule for Conduct on Postal Property


Mail Handlers Awarded $13.8 Million for Casuals Violation


Company Tests Popcorn Vending Machine at NJ Postal Facility


"Kelly Girl" Arbitration Award to Cost USPS Nearly $20 Million


USPS BOG Chairman Gets Blue-Collar Name Tag


Postal Supervisor Fired For Rewarding Employees Non-Worked OT Loses Appeal


Court Excludes AMS Specialist Position From APWU Bargaining Unit


Flat Sequencing System (FSS) Strategy


USPS: Boston District's New Mystery Shopper Board Game


USPS Performance Scores at Record Levels


USPS Seeks Private Companies For New Priority Mail Care Package Program


Former USPS Contractor Nabbed in NJ Postmasters Scheme


Postal Employees Cry Foul Over Alleged USPS Privacy Violations


Photo: Semi-Automated Postal Robotic Delivery Vehicle


USPS Deployment of Automated Postal Centers Put On Hold


USPS Seeks Vendors for Postal Package Processing System


Video: USPS Infomercial


Postal Supervisor’s Retaliation Lawsuit Dismissed


Video: NALC Branch #709: Reno Picket Against Contracting Out


New CSRS, FERS Retirement System Goes Online in 2008


NALC, NRLCA Presidents Debunk PMG Letter Justifying Contracting Out Mail Delivery


PMG: USPS Strongly Opposes the 'Mail Delivery and Protection Act'


Photo: Postal Window Clerk and A Very Strange Mail Package


OSHA partnership helps reduce ergonomic injuries at USPS


USPS Customer Satisfaction Questionnaire Website Launched


Court Affirms Enforcement of Unfair Labor Charges Against USPS


Senator Collins Introduces Postal Resolution Reaffirming Protections of Sealed Mail


NAPUS: Is Mail Service at Risk?


USPS Awards Contract to Protect Employee Personnel Records


NALC Young: It’s time to stop the ‘run amok’ OIG


Postal Service Awards $874.6 Million Contract for Flat Sequencing System


Unofficial Transcript of NALC Rap Session


Recent EEOC Decisions Involving Postal Employees


Postal Employees Know Your Rights  


Postal Worker Fired After Second Violation of USPS Zero Tolerance Policy


Postal Employees Should Think Twice Before Appealing Case to MSPB

Kenneth Jones vs. US Postal Service, illustrates why postal employees should think twice before appealing their discipline to the Merit Systems Protection Board. 


New Book: Beware of Cat: And Other Encounters of a Letter Carrier

Postal Worker Fired After Second Violation of USPS Zero Tolerance Policy

Bush Plan Would Cut Tax-Free Employer-Provided Health Insurance

MSPB Overturns Postal Worker’s Removal for $45,000 Stamp Stock Shortage

Postage Rate Hike in 2008?

Postal Service: ‘Intelligent Mail’ Fully Operational By 2009

Video: Signed, Sealed and Delivered-  Labor Struggle in the Post Office

USPS: New Postal Law-The Financial Impact

Can Bush Open Mail Without Warrant?

 Former Postal Worker Charged in FEHB Scheme to Defraud USPS and NALC

Un-Merry Christmas
Postal Service Terminates Disabled Iraq War Veteran for Unacceptable Attendance

Letter to the Editor - Mismanagement at Royal Oak Carrier Unit

FedEx and DOT at Stalemate in Dispute Over Disclosure of Postal Contract Data -

USPS, APWU Reach $5.3 Million Agreement in Anthrax Travel Grievance

 Postal Worker Fired for Refusing to Work on DBCS Machine

Postal Nurse Charged With Defrauding USPS

Five-Year Postal Employees Stats At a Glance

Big Win For APWU in MS-47 Maintenance Case - "Custodial Jobs Protected"

Emery Agrees to Pay $10 Million for Submitting Fraudulent Billings to USPS -

USPS to Sell Segway Scooters to General Public

 Former Postmaster jailed for stealing over $50k

Postal Worker Sues USPS – Denied Permission to Work Off-the-Clock?

USPS OIG Paper: Postal Officers Travel Expense Guidelines

USPS Mail Processing Facility Faces $44,250 in Fines for Safety Violations

Man Pleads Guilty in Kickback Scheme to Pay Postal OWCP Specialist

APWU Initiates Dispute Over Changes to USPS Computer Security Rules

Postal Worker Injured in Iraq Wins Job Back Under USERRA

USPS to Conduct Search for Sex Offenders on Postal Payroll







March 31, 2008

Alabama post office robbed

MDA: Letter carriers deliver for three important letters

Postal worker charged in hit-and-run wipeout

March 30, 2008

Postal worker critical after West Side crash

A postal worker is in critical condition Saturday afternoon after he was possibly ejected from his postal truck and hit by another truck on the West Side. The postal worker, who is believed to be a 35-year-old man, was making a U-turn when his truck was hit by another vehicle, according to Harrison District police. The impact from the crash possibly caused the man to be ejected from his truck. He was then apparently hit by another vehicle passing by. |


Missouri Postmaster On Leave During Probe Of Alleged Rules Violations

 For more than a month, Jackson postmaster Mike Heuschober has been on administrative leave while the U.S. Postal Service conducts an investigation of alleged rules violations. The allegations do not include charges of criminal misconduct, said Richard Watkins, spokesman for the Mid America District of the postal service said. "It was an internal matter in terms of regulations, instructions, processing or mail delivery," Watkins said.  |


North Andover residents say post office too slow

Vets' mail was in limbo

March 28, 2008

FMLA: Here We Go Again
Bush Keeps Trying to Chip Away at Workers’ Rights- The headlines last July seemed to say it all: “Labor Department Study Affirms That FMLA Is Working as Intended.” So union activists were dismayed when seven months later the Department of Labor proposed sweeping new regulations for the FMLA. “Business as usual, that’s the only reasonable explanation,” said APWU Legislative Department Director Myke Reid of the more-recent news stories. “It seems like corporate America just won’t give up in its quest to strip workers of their rights."  |


New Campaign and Improved Tools Target Unscheduled Absences  - New software will merge ERMS and TACS, creating a more effective tool to pinpoint recurring patterns of unscheduled absences. Every area in the country will have the new tool by the end of May. New PS Form 3971|


NY Metro Area APWU Joins May Peace Activism In Opposition to War - The New York Metro Area local APWU will observe a "2-minute period of silence at 1:00 AM, 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM" during all three shifts on May 1st, 2008 - International Workers Day - to show their opposition to the Iraq war and occupation and Bush's threats to attack Iran and Syria.  |


Postal Carrier Back On Route Day After Dog Attack
Postal carrier attacked by dog, saved by elderly woman

Retiring postal worker ends service at 79

FBI Focusing on 'About Four' Suspects in 2001 Anthrax Attacks

Mailboxes barricaded for winter
Wyoming: USPS will install cluster boxes in all new developments

USPS reducing Standard Mail barcode discount

Postal Bulletin 3/27/08 Issue


March 27, 2008

Mail handler makes his stand about doing 'right thing'

Dublin: Postal Service not meeting demands

Digital Maps for Valassis

March 26, 2008

Postal Service Can't Account for Millions, Audits Say

The U.S. Postal Service can't account for at least $33.4 million in facilities-repair and vehicle expenses last year because of weak controls and lax oversight, two reports from the agency's inspector general's office said. The Postal Service couldn't assure that any of the $27.6 million in maintenance and repair expenses at facilities examined by auditors were used for that purpose, according to one of the reports posted on the agency's Web site. Some supervisors weren't aware that they were responsible for overseeing expenses, that audit found. Other employees with limited knowledge of the repairs certified that they were properly done by contractors.|


OIG: Review of the Postal Service's Personnel Security Process (PDF) -

Potential Gap: "Postal Service HR personnel do not certify or verify whether contract employees who require basic clearances have met Postal Service security requirements. Allowing contractors to certify that their employees meet Postal Service security requirements and relying on the contracting officer, COR, or designee to verify the data provided by the contractor could expose Postal Service employees, customers, the mail, and critical assets to unnecessary risk. Alternatively, certification or verification by HR or security personnel could help ensure all contract employees meet security requirements and potentially reduce the risk." |

Postal Employee Charged With Disclosing Confidential Information - ..A distribution/window clerk at the Post Office in Watkins Glen, New York was charged with "unlawfully disclosing confidential information coming to him in the course of his employment, namely, the existence of a mail cover, a confidential investigative technique for law enforcement controlled by the United States Postal Service, to the subject of the mail cover."  |


Chicago Postal Worker Dies in Bedford Park crash
A U.S. Postal Service employee died Tuesday night after her truck ran into a tree in Bedford Park, police said.  |

Postal carrier wounded in attempted robbery on route

County Clerk Steamed At Post Office Over Back-up of Certified Mail

Postal Service wants to ax single parcel rate

Postal Service can be maddening

Ex-letter carrier says he hid 18,000 items

Postal Service Moves to Improve Address Quality for Mailing Industry
USPS Truck Crashes; Some Mail Destroyed

March 25, 2008

USPS Emphasizes Responsible Use Of Sick Leave

Last year, 35,000 employees had at least 20 unscheduled absences from work. More than 60 percent of all unscheduled absences are for sickness or injury. Together, they cost USPS $50 million each pay period. To encourage employees to bank their sick leave, USPS is launching a campaign featuring employee testimonials, targeted messages, workroom posters and brochures. The campaign encourages supervisors to more closely monitor sick leave patterns and pay attention to the potential for abuse. |


Postal worker pleads guilty to delaying, hiding mail

1-cent postage increase not likely to make waves
Stamp price hike needn't raise mailing costs
Napa's Post Office in War time

Higher Postage and Lower Response Squeeze Direct Mail

Banking On A Sick Leave Bank

March 24, 2008

PRC Ruling Exposes Unhealthy Relationship Between USPS and Influential Mailers -A recent ruling Postal Regulatory Commission has concluded that a postage rate increase proposed the USPS includes an excessive “workshare” discount, APWU President William Burrus said in a recent update for union members. “The 2008 PRC ruling is Exhibit #1 in exposing the unhealthy relationship between postal management and influential large mailers,” he added. PRC: Postage Hike Exceeds Limit on Worksharing Discounts |


Man crashes into post office twice in one day

Queen Creek upgrades to postal trucks

March 23, 2008

Funding Shortfall Causes Iowa Post Office Closing

During an informational meeting at the Harper Knights of Columbus Hall, Thursday night, Mark Allen, manager of postal operations, said that one reason the Post Office in Harper is being put on emergency suspension is due to a funding shortfall in the entire United States Postal Service. Allen said after the meeting he has put 10 post offices on suspension, and one has reopened. He also said that it is a hard part of his job to suspend a post office.  |


 National Level Grievance Filed On The 2008 Mail Count

"During the February 23 — March 7, 2008, National Mail Count, the Postal Service failed to ensure an even flow of mail on rural routes as required by Article 30, Section 1.A, Article 19 and Section 534 of Handbook P0-603, to the detriment and disadvantage of all bargaining unit employees."  |


Editorial: Important Cases which Impact Disability Retirement Applications

Residents Blame Post Office For Jail Time, Late Fees

Dogs becoming real problem for postal carriers

Portland, USPS discuss sale of distribution center

March 22, 2008

Ex-Postmaster Accused of $100,000-Plus Theft

A felony charge of illegal conversion of postal funds was filed against Julie Rae Cashmore, 46, of Lakewood, authorities said on Friday. Police said she resigned in January from her job as postmaster of the Greenhurst post office, after investigators from the Postal Service inspector general’s office confronted her about the missing money. More than $100,000 in proceeds from the sales of stamps, postage fees and other postal products was stolen over a period of more than a year, Glen A. Diemer, a special agent with the inspector general’s office, said in court papers.  |


Steven Forte Named VP New York Metro Area

Former Postal Worker Implicated In ID Theft Ring

Postal employee taken to hospital after collision in mail truck

Chicago: USPS mailbox blown up on Northwest Side

PRC verifies USPS rate increases

Man attacked postal worker, cops say

March 21, 2008

Editorial: Removal of Stamp Machines A Bad Idea

Removal of the stamp vending machines is one more reminder that the Postal Service, in many ways as government-run monopoly, just doesn’t get it when it comes to serving consumers. When it comes to the U.S. mail, the customer isn’t always right — but the bureaucracy is. |


Ex-postal worker denies $69,000 disability fraud charges

The indictment alleges that Schreiber regularly filed false claims related to workers' compensation payments with the U.S. Department of Labor and lied to her doctors and the Postal Service about her condition. Schreiber received $68,726 in benefits to which she was not entitled and used the mail and wires to carry out the scheme, the prosecution alleged.  |


New Orleans: Gloom of night mail draws complaints

Postal Workers Sickened, Evacuated

Tiny Harper, Iowa, fighting to save post office

Get ready: More US postal changes en route

Postal Service Wins 'Top Perch' Award for CFC

Talks aim to reopen Liberty postal station

Nortel picks up Postal Service extension

March 20, 2008

Injured deer wanders in to Westend post office

March 19, 2008

Texas Post Office Suffers Under Workload

...that higher-ups in the postal service were underfunding employees at several locations, causing backed up lines of customers and ever greater stress among inexperienced employees. "The girl working the counter...the phone was ringing, there was a long line, someone was trying to make deliveries at the back door..Ludwick said that understaffing issues have been a problem in Lakehills and Pipe Creek for a long time, due to high turnover caused by low wages. "They can't keep anybody, and they're always short-staffed," Ludwick said.  | Comments (29)


Another Postal Worker Celebrates 50 Years

Since 1958 Harold Buschmeyer has been delivering mail in Bay County. Buschmeyer works out of the Northside Station Post Office in Panama City. The 80-year old was honored with a proclamation by Panama City Mayor Scott Clemons declaring Tuesday as Harold Buschmeyer Day in Panama City. His co-workers also presented him with a crystal eagle in honor of his services over the years. Bushmeyer says he has no plans whatsoever to retire anytime soon, saying he'll continue to deliver the mail as long as he's able.  | Comments (34)


Former postal supervisor sentenced

Valpak Helps ‘Stamp out Hunger’

Thrift Savings Plan Crackdown Is Working

Letter carrier charged with throwing away mail

Healdsburg downtown post office closure resisted
It’s not nice to fool the Postal Service
The Check's (Almost) In The Mail!


March 18, 2008

Mail delivery doldrums: Makeshift boxes sprout up amid snowbanks
USPS: No material in or on mailboxes without stamps
Postal Service seeks to detain TelAmerica's incoming mail

More than 18,000 sign petition for post office
USPS envelope to honor NFL Star Randy Moss

10-mile trip for mail gets shorter for Davenport dozens

March 17, 2008

USPS Launch Free Recycling Through the Mail Program

The “Mail Back” program helps consumers make more environmentally friendly choices, making it easier for customers to discard used or obsolete small electronics in an environmentally responsible way. Customers use free envelopes found in 1,500 Post Offices to mail back inkjet cartridges, PDAs, Blackberries, digital cameras, iPods and MP3 players – without having to pay for postage. Postage is paid for by Clover Technologies Group.  |


Don't Go Postal

Michigan and Florida Democrats are wise to steer clear of mail-in ballots. A mail-in vote is less secure than a ballot cast in person, and both Michigan and Florida have long histories of both voter fraud and election official incompetence.|


Mail stolen, dumped in Port Angeles
Residents Angry Post Office Fails To Deliver
Mail survives blaze that gutted Broadlands post office

March 16, 2008

 USPS Investigating Loss Of More Than 1,000 Missing Absentee Ballots - Florida Postal officials are investigating the loss of 1,117 absentee ballots in a hotly contested race for a state House seat. The ballots for the March 25 primary in the House District 55 race were delivered to a postal center on Monday, but officials don't know what happened to them after that. The mailings were meant for residents who requested absentee ballots. Replacement ballots have been mailed.|

Spring Brings Hope for a Sunnier Shipping Climate

USPS keeping tabs on suspicious mail

Pitney Bowes Urges Voting by Mail

March 15, 2008

 Editorial: We Pay The Price For A Postal Policy

A U.S. Postal Service policy requires that Staten Island  letter carriers go to full-service gas stations every other time they fill up the tanks of their vehicles in order to make sure fluid levels are checked regularly by station attendants. With some stations charging 30 cents extra per gallon over self-service prices -- and a fleet of 338 mail delivery vehicles on Staten Island -- the USPS could be paying tens of thousands of dollars more per year than if letter carriers pumped their own gas and the USPS checked the oil at its Castleton Corners maintenance yard.  |


APWU: Mail Network Protection Act Steadily Gaining Co-Sponsors

Small Post Offices Priceless To Their Communities

Company to renovate Palatine P&DC for Installation of FSS

Police: Creative thief used change-of-address forms to steal IDs

More pressure for do-not-mail

Postal official: USPS has had no problem with unemployment checks
The Postal Service In The 21st Century


March 14, 2008

OIG: USPS Wasted $17.8 Million Flying Mail On FedEx Planes (PDF) - OIG concluded that "the Pacific Area incurred about $17.8 million in unnecessary costs because they used expensive FedEx transportation to move mail that could have been moved on low-priced surface transportation or on less costly passenger airlines. The Postal Service also paid FedEx to sort mail when they could have avoided those costs by sorting the mail or properly preparing it for transport before giving it to FedEx."|


Ex-mail clerk gets probation for mail theft

Postmaster quits after pot arrests

Post Retirement

Postal Bulletin 3/13/2008

One Person's Junk Mail...

Connecticut: Postal Service Names Manager

USPS Extends Wireless Vehicle Management Contract

Postal Service offers free mail as publicity stunt

March 13, 2008

Editorial: Slow delivery
Blogs, e-mails land feds in trouble
Postal system being blamed for late unemployment checks
What Went Wrong with the Postal Rate Hike?

Former postmaster freed after ruling

Postal Worker  wins $2M


March 12, 2008

New Postal Shipping Rates Set

"Beginning May 12, shippers using Express Mail, Priority Mail and certain parcel services will be able to get discounts for large and medium volume contracts, the agency said Wednesday. Most of the newly announced changes apply to businesses, but flat rate prices for residential and other small customers will still be available, and they will be eligible for a 3 percent discount for buying postage online. Under the new rates, the Express Mail flat-rate envelope will go up a quarter to $16.50.The Priority Mail regular flat-rate box increases to $9.80 from $8.95, and the price for a Priority Mail flat-rate envelope increases to $4.80 from $4.60." USPS to offer price incentives for competitive products starting in May  |


Postal worker charged in stealing Netflix DVDs

Postal Reform: A Rate Hike Every May
Forever Stamp Sales Up Sharply

Nevada postmaster turns comedian

March 11, 2008

Postal Service Freezes Hiring At Headquarters

The U.S. Postal Service is freezing hiring at its headquarters and headquarters field units because of projected financial losses. Postal Service spokesman Gerry McKiernan said the freeze is directly related to rising expenses and expected financial losses in 2008. The Postal Service expects to lose $600 million in fiscal 2008, one year after it lost $5.1 billion. Vegliante said the Postal Service will only consider hiring employees who are vital to continuing successful programs, raising new revenue, cutting costs or filling other critical needs. |


MSPB Upholds Firing of Tucson Postal Plant Manager (PDF)

On April 15, 2005, the Postal Service Removed the EAS-25 Plant Manager from his position based on four charges : (1) Unacceptable conduct (two specifications); (2) improper influencing of employees’ testimonies; (3) appearance of impropriety; and (4) failure to follow proper procedures (two specifications). |


Congressman Introduces Bill For USPS to Continue Availability of Stamp Vending Machines  - Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN) introduced a bill "To provide for the continued availability of automated stamp vending machines at facilities of the United States Postal Service serving underserved communities, and for other purposes." Cohen also said that "Such removal would create longer lines at the Post Office and would adversely affect senior citizens and the physically challenged. While stamps may be purchased via the Internet, many people, especially the poor, do not have easy Internet access."  |

89-Year-Old Postal Worker Honored

Jefferson Lee, 89, was honored Friday for his 50 years of service as a body and fender repairman for the U.S. Postal Service.  |

MSPB Rejects Rural Carrier's Claim of Discarding Mail and Resignation Due to Brain Tumor (PDF) |


March 10, 2008

Legislation would allow more feds to cash out sick leave at retirement

Rep. James Moran, D-Va., introduced a bill today "that would provide employees under the Federal Employees Retirement System with a one-time payment of up to $10,000 for any remaining sick leave at retirement. The benefit also would apply to employees covered under the Foreign Service Pension System and U.S. Postal Service. The bill would enable the government to pay 15 percent of the hourly rate of a retiree's final salary for any sick leave balance of more than 500 hours. Moran said the threshold was put in place to encourage employees to accrue at least 500 hours, or three months, in case of long-term illness or disability." |


Contract Officer-In-Charge Accused of Stealing From Post Office

The busiest little post office in Maine

Mass mailers try to lick postal rates

Iowa: Mail delivery suspended after explosions

Postal Service announces week


March 9, 2008

Contract Carrier Arrested After Stolen Mail and Drugs Found in Home

 Police said several boxes were discovered containing stolen mail belonging to local residents, in addition to more items indicating the sale of meth at the house. The main resident at the address, Marguerite Marsey, 51, is reportedly a U.S. Postal Service subcontractor authorized to deliver mail in rural areas. Marsey was seen driving by the house and was later arrested without incident after deputies stopped her vehicle. More mail belonging to local residents and drugs were allegedly found in the vehicle. |


Mail-In Ballots Considered To Resolve Florida, Michigan Democratic Primary Votes Mess - Political leaders on Sunday debated the idea of again holding votes in Michigan and Florida using a mail-in ballot to resolve the issue of delegates from those states being barred from participating in the nominating process. |


Postal Service Relents; Church Sign Can Stay at Coffee Shop

When the U.S. Postal Service told Michael Snodgrass to remove the church sign above his Damascus coffee shop or lose the contract postal unit inside, he took action. He plastered the cafe door with signs alleging religious persecution, gathered 11 pages of signatures in support of the sign and got dozens of people to complain to the Postal Service.  |


Homewood residents still won't have home mail delivery

Festival, Arizona residents irked by mail woes

March 8, 2008

USPS worker gets award for special delivery

Midpoints: Going Postal

Couple Victimized Hundreds by Stealing Mail

Texas: Neighborhood With No Postal Service

P.O.'d at the P.O.

USPS to announce major shipping news March 11

March 7, 2008

OPM Submits Proposal To Create Short-Term Disability Insurance Program

OPM Director Linda M. Springer today submitted a proposal to both chambers of Congress to establish a short-term disability insurance program to protect federal employees who suffer an injury or illness which temporarily prevents them from performing their normal job duties. OPM would leverage the purchasing power of the 2.6 million Federal employees in the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches, as well as the U.S. Postal Service, to obtain the best coverage at affordable premiums. Under the proposal, participation would be voluntary and insurance premiums would be fully paid by the policy holder.  |


Health Costs: Bad News / Good News

'Do Not Mail' Proposal Hits Postal Resistance

APWU: Union Activists Urged to Fight Proposals to Gut FMLA

Former New Mexico postmaster sentenced for taking $16,000

Omaha teenager pleads guilty to shooting mail carrier


March 6, 2008

Postal Service Feels Weight Of 'Junk Mail'

... do-not-mail lists pending in 18 states, including Maryland -- threatens to reduce deliveries of catalogues and other "junk mail" that make up the largest volume of postal deliveries. Potter said he wants to explore the possibility of renting space in the 37,000 post offices across the country to banks and other commercial interests. He said, however, that legal restrictions governing federal property could get in the way of, say, installing a Starbucks in the local post office. To solve its immediate headaches, the Postal Service will reduce labor costs by cutting overtime and using more seasonal workers, Potter said.  |


Postal officials routinely OK requests to monitor mail

Detroit letter carrier accused of trashing mail from his route
Pedestrian struck and killed by postal truck in NYC
These Ads Send a Message — by Mail, Of Course

March 5, 2008

Postal Supervisor Who Falsified Time Records Pleads Guilty To Disorderly Conduct - Supervisor at Lockport’s post office branch has taken a guilty plea after being accused of falsifying time card records. The Supervisor pleaded guilty Wednesday in Lockport City Court to disorderly conduct, a violation. He had faced six misdemeanor counts of second-degree falsifying business records. |


USPS proposes bundles display addresses face up

Mail theft reported at Sellwood-Westmoreland post office

DMA Report: DM Growth Continues But Slower

UK: We're all poorer for making the Post Office turn a profit

March 4, 2008

U.S. Economic Woes Hit USPS (PDF)

eNAPUS - ...the challenge confronting the USPS is the apparent recession, combined with a steep increase in fuel costs. During the hearing, PMG Potter told the Subcommittee that the USPS and the NALC have agreed to continue discussions about “contract delivery services” through July, and the moratorium on contracting city delivery routers would continue through the same period. He also explained the USPS intends to request proposals to contract-out bulk mail acceptance and processing. Public mandates, market pressures squeeze Postal Service |


Riskier TSP funds post losses for February

Gunman Robs Post Office
Letter Carriers Slipping, Tripping in Ice and Snow
Postal worker pleads guilty to stealing cash from mail
Three postal workers dividing $1M lottery prize
Postal Possibilities

Flexible Flyer


March 3, 2008

US Postal Service plans $1 billion in cost cutting
The U.S. Postal Service plans $1 billion in cost reductions this year to reduce a projected $2 billion loss caused in part by a slowing economy, Postmaster General John Potter said. "We cannot simply wait for a recovery," Potter said in prepared testimony for the U.S. House subcommittee on federal workforce, Postal Service and the District of Columbia. "We are clear in our resolve that it will not come at the expense of service."  |


OPM losing hope for passage of bill allowing annuitant rehiring

The director of the Office of Personnel Management is pessimistic about the chances of getting a key staffing bill passed this year. OPM Director Linda Springer wants agencies to be able to temporarily rehire retired federal employees at their full salaries to help train new federal employees and work on pressing projects. But the American Federation of Government Employees and the National Treasury Employees Union object to the proposal. They worry that agencies would plug work-force gaps with retirees instead of hiring the next generation of employees.  |


To Err Is Not Human for Demoted Postal Supervisor

Court says postal supervisor's demotion was too harsh. The supervisor incorrectly posted 160 hours of annual leave for an employee she was supervising. The employee had not yet earned the leave, never earned it, and later returned the leave pay to the agency. |


Post employment restrictions for USPS employees

The following information represents a sampling of the most frequently asked questions regarding the post-employment restrictions that apply to all former postal employees.  |


Indiana prison inmates will repair postal service transmissions

Indiana inmates will repair transmissions used on postal vehicles under a contract the state has signed, officials said. Inmates at the Pendleton Correctional Facility will repair the transmissions in a contract with Alabama-based Ready-Built Transmission. |


USPS Employee Pleads Guilty to Mail Fraud

Dog attack: Mail carrier gets three new tires

Aliso Viejo residents, officials address proposed postal facility


March 1, 2008

New England Postal Facilities Help Boost EPA Performance Track Program

USPS pushes back Intelligent Mail barcode implementation

Pipe bomb found in Belchertown mailbox

Comcast will charge you $2 to stop sending you junk mail

Sanitary and safety issues close Childwold Post Office

Mother and grandmother retiring from the Elderton Post Office

USPS Seeks to Make Sticky Note Classification Permanent

Would-be robber leaves post office empty-handed

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