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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)


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)





May 31,  2015

Obama, GOP pushing cuts to Workers’ Comp for Federal and Postal Workers

President Obama’s administration, with support from House Republicans, is pushing reductions to workers’ compensation for federal employees — to the consternation of fellow Democrats and his union allies.   Comments (Count).


Video: Union leader sheds light on delay of postal consolidation plan

Staples settle allegations of violating FMLA for $275,000 in South Carolina


May 30,  2015

Senator Sanders Welcomes USPS Decision to Back Off Self-Defeating Plans to Close Plants This Year

Sanders had led an effort in Congress to keep the Postal Service from closing the plants as part of an ill-considered cost-cutting plan by the money-making mail service. Word of the Postal Service decision came in a low-key formal notification yesterday to members of Congress.    Comments (Count).


Video: Mail Carrier delivers package by throwing it over 12 foot fence – TWICE!

The store was closed so the mail carrier decides to toss the package over a 12 ft. fence. But this is the second time in two weeks that a mail carrier tosses a package over the 12 fence at the same business.  Comments (Count).


Video: Mail found in hoarding situation held as evidence for 4 years

Alert mail carrier honored for helping rescue Swansea couple

Postal Service closes Fort Neal Station


May 29,  2015

New App improves USPS management of over 20 billion stamps

USPS: Long-term care available to postal employees and relatives

Disabled man upset about post office access

Podcast by Postal Employee Ron Williams - SoundCloud

USPS Apologizes for delivery failure in downtown Syracuse

Exigent's Days Numbered - Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers

Amazon expands same-day delivery, offers free shipping on orders over $35

Semiannual Report to Congress - USPS Office of Inspector General

Unscheduled Leave in the Chicago District (PDF) - USPS OIG

Suspects posed as postal workers in frightening home invasion

Post office gives away man's P.O. box by mistake

Mail from Hamilton from April 28 still missing

Mail Carriers Join the Million Mile Club

LGBT Pride Month Annual commemoration begins June 1

Editorial: Fix the Postal Service

Marketing firm buys USPS Change of Address contractor



May 28,  2015

USPS revises poster for Workplace Harassment

USPS provides mail services for the homeless

Accused Drunk Driver Slams Into Felts Mills Post Office

Postal workers, elected officials rally for Duluth mail processing center

Commissioner Goldway issues scathing dissent on PRC's decision to dismiss Careywood appeal

South Carolina Postal Employee indicted for stealing money from the mail

Illinois PMR sentenced to probation, restitution for stealing from USPS

Athens GA female mail carrier frightened by sexual comments made by women while delivering mail

Thieves steal mail from postal truck in Butte

Postal Inspectors to pass out 300,000 flyers in hope of catching postal carrier robbers

Careywood Post Office Closure Appeal Denied



May 27,  2015

APWU: Contract Talks Hit Impasse after USPS Demands Cuts in Pay, Benefits, Job Security

Contract negotiations between the American Postal Workers Union and the U.S. Postal Service ended without an agreement on May 27. The USPS scuttled any prospect of reaching a deal by insisting on severe cuts in pay and benefits, despite the fact that progress had been made on many non-economic issues   Comments (Count).


USPS official statement: Plant consolidations will resume next year Most activities deferred until 2016 Postal Service has decided to defer most of the plant consolidations that were scheduled to take place this summer USPS: Planned Network Consolidation Phase 2 activities will resume in 2016 - The Postal Service has extended the timeline for most of the mail processing consolidating activities originally planned for this summer. note: It looks like USPS is not releasing any "public" statements on the plant consolidations.     Comments (Count).


Senators Tester, Heitkamp request Postal study and improved mail delivery standards

As the U.S. Postal Service continues to face a budgetary shortfall, Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) want better postal data so policymakers can make informed decisions on how to improve service in rural America. 


Mail Plant Closure Moratorium – Postal Activists Declare Victory

 Postal workers and their community allies were jubilant upon hearing of a national moratorium on mail processing plant closures.  Last Friday, the US Postal Service released an update on “network consolidation” which postponed the closure date of the Bend and Eugene/Springfield plants. Comments (Count).


OPM issues Memo on Federal Laws and Policies Prohibiting Marijuana Use

Fake stamp for gyrocopter pilot riles Washington

Are Your Packages Really More Secure With UPS’ New Access Point Service?

Postal workers union pans Office Depot-Staples merger

Archives: Postal Mishap Near Griff's Burger Bar

Postal Worker Who Saved Woman From Shooting Honored

Misdelivered mail: Getting USPS to respond
Video: Postal Worker Who Saved Woman From Shooting Honored

Why turning the Postal Service into a bank isn’t nearly as ridiculous as it sounds

U.S. Postal Service delivery times lag more than expected

Our View: Stopping Saturday mail delivery is a change the USPS should make

Local View: Postal Service undermines customers’ faith

A Plan B for beleaguered USPS

The financial backdrop to Postal Service union talk

Postal workers urge US to halt Staples, Office Depot merger

Postal Truck Strikes and Kills Bronx Woman Lying In Brooklyn Street


May 26,  2015

USPS introduces new site for postal employees to manage their health

Woman fatally hit by mail truck in Brooklyn

Boston: Long-awaited postal service move remains on hold despite Olympics push

USPS Extends Convenience of Forever Stamps to Mailing Postcards and Letters Needing Additional Postage

Mail carriers work hard to deliver mail

Postal Service Reduces Hours in Mount Washington

May 2015 Postal Inspection Service Forfeiture List (PDF)

New Delivery Vehicles Used by New Zealand Post


May 25,  2015

USPS notifies APWU on updates to AMP consolidations and excessing

USPS Pacific Area notified APWU that it has canceled Involuntary Reassignments (excessing) in the Bay Valley and San Diego Districts .USPS Northeast Area also notified APWU of the moratorium on Area Mail Processing (AMP) consolidations for 5 events in Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts  Comments (Count).


An Unbelievable Story from a Former Postal Support Employee (PSE)

Although paid 20 hrs for 88 hours of work--This is far from a lack of work issue. This is all about reprisals and covering up Budgets, Securities and Falsified records to save their own   Comments (Count).


Video: PennySaver lays off workers, shuts down after 50 years without notice

PennySaver USA was acquired by OpenGate Capital in September 2013. Hundreds of PennySaver employees were told Friday they were out of a job — and without any notice.   Comments (Count).


Suspect in Illinois Post Office robbery faces several firearms charge


May 24,  2015

Roswell, NM man in jail after terrorizing mail carrier

Two Texas Postal Workers under investigation over selling lists of mail-in voters


May 23,  2015

USPS settles NLRB complaint over data breach

In a first-of-its-kind complaint, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) cited the Postal Service for failing to bargain with the APWU over last year’s massive data security breach.  Comments (Count).



Postal Disability Retirement: Overcoming the bias against Psychiatric Conditions

by Attorney Robert McGill - For Postal employees, the distinction between physical disabilities and psychiatric conditions often provokes greater concern, because Postal work is considered to be systemically “physical” in nature, and thus a resulting bias prevails because there is an expectation that proof of a more stringent “nexus” between one’s medical condition and the impact upon the positional elements is required.  Is there, then, greater difficulty in proving a psychiatric component in preparing, formulating and filing for Federal Disability Retirement benefits, when it comes to Postal employees?  Comments (Count).


New bill exempts Florida Rural Carriers from wearing seat belts while delivering mail

The state’s law requiring motorists to wear seat belts included limited exemptions. Greg Evers’ bill (SB 160) made an exemption for rural letter carriers   Comments (Count).


LGBT Postal Employees New Online Network

It is an opportunity to network with other LGBT employees as well as find support, news, resources, information about Postal LGBT policies, and LGBT philately.


USPS charge customers new rates before May 31st effective date


May 22,  2015

USPS puts nearly all plants scheduled for consolidation or closure on hold

USPS announced major changes to the Phase II-2015 USPS Network Rationalization Consolidation schedule in its Friday update. USPS has suspended all remaining closures and consolidations from a scheduled move date to "To Be Determined."   Comments (Count).


Is USPS suspending plant consolidations/closures?

***Update: Several Postal Employees respond to "rumor" on USPS plant consolidation - PostalReporter received an unverified "rumor" that USPS has placed a nationwide hold on plant closures a later date. As reported earlier, Senator Tom Carper is holding a roundtable today on rural postal issues. If the rumor is true it may be reported during this meeting. We will see...Remember this is only a rumor.   (5/18/15)   Comments (Count).


Video: One dead, 1 critical and 1500 USPS packages lost in fiery Portland OR crash

The fiery crash Wednesday that killed one man and critically injured a mail truck driver destroyed the vast majority of packages inside the truck. Video: Good Samaritans save postal trucker on fire in deadly NE Portland crash    Comments (Count).



Medal of Honor Recipients to Dedicate Vietnam War Stamps on Memorial Day

New Jersey Postal Worker Charged With Stolen Identity Refund Fraud

Two Virginia postal clerks face charges of stealing money orders


May 21,  2015

Is Check-Cashing Coming to a Post Office Near You?

APWU: A report by the USPS Office of Inspector General (OIG) released May 21 outlines the next steps for implementing postal banking, in which post offices would offer basic financial services – providing affordable banking transactions to every zip code in the US NALC statement on OIG’s report regarding USPS financial services||  USPS OIG: The Road Ahead for Postal Financial Services  Comments (Count).


APWU: Contract Talks Extended, to Focus on Economic Package

The APWU and the U.S. Postal Service agreed to continue bargaining for an additional week after they were unable to reach agreement on economic issues by the May 20 expiration of the current contract. USPS, APWU extend contract talks, Negotiations with NRLCA reach impasse  Comments (Count).


Man high on drugs hijacks postal vehicle after claiming mail carrier poisoned his whiskey

The postal employee, Landon Kucharski told officers he had parked his vehicle and exited it to make a door delivery. Kucharski stated he was confronted by Sage who claimed his whiskey was poisoned by Kucharski. .   Comments (Count).


Gyrocopter flying mailman faces up to 9 1/2 years in prison

Florida mail carrier indicted on Federal Charges For Flying Gyrocopter to U.S. Capitol Grounds. Doug Hughes Faces Up to 9 1/2 Years in Prison for Six Felony and Misdemeanor Offenses .  Comments (Count).


Amazon Prime Now to offer one-hour delivery from local stores in Manhattan NY

Video: Good Samaritans save postal trucker on fire in deadly NE Portland crash

USPS to simplify 20 extra services, effective May 31



May 20,  2015

Video: Oklahoma mail carrier caught on tape tossing package

Lance Armstrong: USPS wanted sponsorship of team despite allegations of doping

Postal worker credited in arrest of man charged in Concord bank robbery

Queens postal worker busted for allegedly dumping 2,000 pieces of mail

Congressman Introduces bill to add Gender Equality-Focused Stock under TSP

New USPS Dog Attack List Rekindles Dallas Pit Bull Debate

Video: Mail theft ignored by Postal Service costs Florida woman $1,000


Video: USPS warns Inola, OK neighbors to fix street or lose mail delivery

Talladega, AL police, US Postal Service investigating mail that turned up in dumpster

DM Readers Sound Off on the Digital Postal Service


May 19,  2015

Senator Heitkamp Co-Hosts Discussion to Address Postal Needs of Rural America

Heitkamp co-hosted today’s roundtable discussion with Committee Ranking Member Tom Carper (D-DE), and Committee members Jon Tester (D-MT) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO). Focusing on Rural Postal Issues, Senator McCaskill Co-Hosts Roundtable || Senator Tester hosts roundtable on postal delivery in rural America   Comments (Count).


UPS agrees to pay Feds $25 million over allegations of falsifying ‘Next Day Air’ delivery times

The settlement announced today resolves allegations that from 2004 to 2014, UPS engaged in practices that concealed its failure to comply with its delivery guarantees, thereby depriving federal customers of the ability to request refunds for the late delivery of packages.   Comments (Count).


USPS Launches Watch Us Deliver Campaign

The United States Postal Service launched an integrated marketing campaign today called “Watch Us Deliver,” which highlights recent improvements to Priority Mail™ l   Comments (Count).


Two Postal Employees charged with stealing $1.6 million in U.S. Treasury checks

Four individuals, including two PSE mail processing clerks employed at the Providence Processing and Distribution Center, have been charged for their alleged roles in a conspiracy to steal U.S. Treasury checks from the mail   Comments (Count).


The USPS Facility That Deciphers Your Illegible Writing

Canada Post Refuses to Release Info About Delivery Complaints

New CMO Says Postal Service Has Data Act Together

U.S. lawmakers from Oregon decry mail processing center closures

Springfield mail processing operations on track to start leaving in July

Singapore's postal service reinvents itself for the digital age


May 18,  2015

Virginia Postal Clerk is the Talk of His Town

The Pound post office clerk trekked two-and-a-half miles to work that morning so he could open up and serve customers. Comments (Count)


Postmaster General promotes mail, digital technology at National Postal Forum

Senate Committee to hold roundtable on rural postal issues

Linns: Rate increase delay hits USPS hard

Postal Service Issues Limited Edition Missing Children Stamps

USPS Flag reminder: Always treat U.S. flags with respect

Postmaster pass-down

For Danny Glover, standing with postal workers is personal

Royal Mail to Deliver Bad News on Profits

Midstate mail carrier turns into a life-saver for one older woman

Tampa joins 'I Stand with Postal Workers' national day of action


May 17,  2015

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 PMG’s Mailers’ Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC) Receives USPS Partnership for Growth Award (5/17/15)   Comments (Count).


Video: Police investigating incident that led to short standoff with postal worker

Crash damages Fort Walton Beach FL Post Office

County avoids legal fight with Postal Service over scales

Downtown Milwaukee post office being sold for $12.8 million

Dozens sickened at NJ postal annex amid report of sweet odor

How a drug dealer's IP was found out by package tracking


May 16,  2015

USPS Plant Consolidation Schedule Updated May 15, 2015

Video: A post office may close due to 1980s TV star’s bankruptcy

Houston jury convicts former Postal Supervisor of stealing more than $76,000 from USPS


May 15,  2015

USPS introduces eight-week Management Essentials training for new Postal Managers

The eight-week Management Essentials course is required for new managers in processing, maintenance and customer service operations.     Comments (Count)


Postal Service must do better job in serving rural areas

Rep. Richmond and Mayor Landrieu fight planned shutdown of New Orleans mail processing facility

Writer: Mail carriers not to blame for faulty mail delivery

Ohio Postal Worker killed in crash

Video: Two Virginia mail carriers get probation for dumping over 2,000 pieces of mail


May 14,  2015

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)


First-Class Mail Delivery Slows in First Months of the Year

Newly-released figures from the U.S. Postal Service show drops in on-time delivery for first-class stamped mail for the first three months of this year,   Comments (Count)


Postal Service Releases Top Dog Attack Rankings by City

To kick-off next week as National Dog Bite Prevention Week, the U.S. Postal Service released its top 30 dog attack city rankings and offered tips to reduce dog attacks to letter carriers.   Comments (Count)


Former postmaster gets probation in mail theft case

Lee County letter carrier food drive nets 401,478 pounds

Australia Post hands lifeline to ailing rural and remote post offices

Mail carriers are in Million Mile Club

Hackers posing as USPS to get private information

Seven Totally Bizarre and Effective Things You Can Send Your Enemies as Revenge

Canada: Letter carriers left out in the cold

Crash propels mail truck into house

Video: Florida mail carrier discovers apparent murder-suicide

Brookline MA Man Faces Charges After Threatening to Shoot Mail Carrier

Wal-Mart challenges Amazon with unlimited shipping service for $50 per year


May 13,  2015

Two postal employees arrested at O’Hare for stealing items from packages including narcotics

Illinois: Police arrest second man in armed robbery of postal worker


May 12,  2015

Postal Workers, Customers to Hold Nationwide Protests on May 14

New Reports Reveal Long Delays in Mail Delivery; Reduction in Service Standards and Closure of Mail Sorting Centers Are Hurting Consumers, Seniors, Small Businesses and Workers; Union Call for Expanded Hours, Postal Banking and New Service Video: Postal workers rally to keep post offices open || Maine postal workers set to protest cuts that have slowed regular mail service   Postal Workers, Supporters to Protest in Omaha on Thursday || Postal workers rallying for longer service hours   Comments (Count)


United States Postal Service Price Change Effective May 31, 2015

Here is an overview of some USPS key price changes effective May 31, 2015 -    Comments (Count)


USPS Responds to Newspaper Group’s Concerns and Walks Back Steep Rate Increase

NAA contacted Postal Service officials to express concerns and remind them that, in 2014, USPS lowered rates for High Density Plus mail by 11 percent in an effort to encourage newspapers to keep TMCs in the nation’s postal system and not shift this mail to private delivery.  Comments (Count)


Video: Senator Carper’s Roundtable on Challenges and Opportunities for the Postal Service in a Digital Age - Today, Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) convened a bipartisan briefing that explored the challenges and opportunities facing the Postal Service in the digital age. Members heard from key stakeholders about the hurdles facing the Postal Service in an era dominated by electronic communications.    Comments (Count)

Video: UPDATE – Chattanooga postal worker assaulted

Senators bill will amend FMLA to protect grieving parents from job loss

Video: Postal worker threw out Bed Bath & Beyond ads

Video: Mail truck catches fire along I-76 in Akron, slowing the morning rush

iPostal1: Digital Mailbox Service Changing the Way to Manage Mail

Federal official: Closure of Yantic post office unfounded

DC Court remands barcode case back to PRC

Jim Hightower: Stop Postal executives from destroying our Postal Service

Postal history: Railroad post offices increased postal delivery in California’s Inland Empire

Postal Service Could Save $400 Million on Cheap Gas


May 11,  2015

USPS to issue ‘Missing Children’ Forever Stamp

Affirming its long-standing commitment to help find missing children, the U.S. Postal Service® issues this new stamp to make members of the public more aware of the ways they can assist—and to offer hope to the families of missing children as they continue their search. Senators Grassley, Stabenow Introduce the ‘Foster Youth Stamp Act’  Comments (Count)


USPS delivers frustration, not package or refund

Local View: Postal Service undermines customers’ faith

Killer of West Sacramento postal worker again denied parole


May 10,  2015

Appeals Court rules singing in the post office isn’t a constitutional right

Amazon Fresh grocery delivery quietly expands to New Jersey

Chattanooga postal worker assaulted

The day my Ann Arbor neighborhood mail carrier saved my neighbor’s life


May 9,  2015

eNAPUS: Postal, Federal Employees and Retirees Dodge Budget Bullet

Postmasters, Postal Workers, Retirees and the Federal Community may have evaded an early 2015 attack on federal health and retirement programs. Comments (Count)


Video: Fresno police searching for person who stole USPS truck


May 8,  2015

USPS Reports $1.5 Billion Net Loss in Q2 – $313 million profit without Prefunding

The U.S. Postal Service ended the second quarter of fiscal 2015 (Jan. 1, 2015 – March 31, 2015) with an operating revenue increase of $223 million   NALC President Fredric Rolando’s statement on USPS quarterly report  || USPS financial results: Packages up, mail down in second quarter || APWU: USPS Second Quarter Operating Profit Totals $313 Million  Comments (Count) .



USPS Plant Consolidation Schedule Updated May 8, 2015

USPS announced its latest list of last minute “public” changes to the Phase II-2015 USPS Network Rationalization Consolidation list.  Comments (Count)


NAPUS: Postmasters concerned about USPS elimination of Scheme Qualification from clerk bids

NAPUS  and the LEAGUE recently express our concern upon learning of the elimination of scheme qualification to clerk bid jobs after March 23, 2015.  Comments (Count) .


Video: GATE – The World’s First, True Smart Mailbox

Video: Special Report – TV station investigates business owners mail delivery problems

Auto shop owner charged with giving $$thousands in bribes to USPS VMF Manager

Ohio man indicted for sending letters via USPS purporting to contain anthrax

USPS: Poll ranks mail delivery as top government service

Alan Dershowitz’s brother wins $4.6 million in lawsuit against USPS over wife’s death

As mail delivery dwindles, downtown Houston counts days until post office closes

With future at stake, postal workers fighting for everyone

Fort Yukon postal service spotty

Thieves hit community mailboxes in California town

Portland man found under tarp accused of attacking postal worker, bicyclist


May 7,  2015

Rural US Senators meeting with PMG raises issue of declining mail service standards

Building on her efforts to improve mail delivery and service in rural communities in North Dakota and across the country, U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp brought together the first bipartisan meeting of solely Senators from rural states to speak with the U.S. Postmaster General about the impact that mail processing facility closures and service standard reductions have had on families and communities throughout rural America. Comments (Count) .



Reps. Huffman, Connolly, Takai: USPS Must Invest in Modern and Efficient Delivery Fleet

Congressmen Jared Huffman (D-CA), Gerald Connolly (D-VA), and Mark Takai (D-HI) yesterday sent a letter to the United States Postal Service (USPS) urging an investment in a modern and efficient Postal Service fleet Congressman re-introduces bill to require USPS to upgrade fleet and cut fuel costs || Congressmen Introduce Bill to Modernize USPS vehicle fleet   Comments (Count) .



PRC Approves USPS Price Adjustments for Certain Market Dominant Products

Alaska Postal Employee sentenced to 30 months in prison for $366k OWCP, SSA Fraud

What if the Postal Service Reemerged as a Digital Startup?

Postal Service moves Fayetteville's outgoing mail operations to Charlotte

Dozens of postal carriers kick off largest food drive in the nation

Restoration Hardware Restores Historic Greenwich Post Office

New Postal Rates Approved by PRC (PDF)

Mail Carrier Attacked by Pit Bull

Canada Post launches new online shopping delivery option

Federal funding allows noisy Staten Island post office to skirt city fines

American Flag Flies Upside Down at Dallas Post Office

Letter carrier caravan to kick off food drive in Detroit

Bronx postmaster set to face challenges

Gyrocopter pilot back in court

Really?! The IRS ships documents via UPS instead of USPS

Pot, guns found in LaPlace house after postal tip


May 6,  2015

Video: PMG offers update on new vehicles, other projects in latest message

The Postal Service continues making investments for the future, including plans for new delivery vehicles, PMG Megan Brennan says in her latest video message.  Comments (Count) .



Senate Committee confirms four nominees to USPS Board of Governors

Four Senators (Tester, Peters, Heitkamp and Baldwin) voted against approving Miller. All four now face a full Senate hearing on their nominations. Sen. Tom Carper calls for quick action on fifth nominee.Comments (Count) .


Senator suggests PMG should listen to postal workers – people who know what they’re doing

In lieu of Moran’s upcoming meeting with the new postmaster general for Kansas on Tuesday, Moran said he wanted to hear from mail carriers to find out what they want to see.  Comments (Count) .


Q & A: What happened to mail processing equipment from USPS plant consolidations?

The following is a question from reader: I would like to know what has happened to our mail processing equipment? APC’s and 80lb. hampers have disappeared. Comments (Count) .


Police: USPS employee ‘slapped’ by accused mail thief 

A 35-year-old man is accused of stealing a package from a United State Postal Service mail carrier and then slapping her in the face, police and prosecutors said.  Comments (Count) .



Jackson Mail Now Goes Through Salt Lake City

USPS OIG: Have you ever needed to track down a lost mailpiece?

Shushan folks want their post office back

Residents with busted mailboxes wait on repairs

New Mailing Standards for Domestic Mailing Services Products; Final Rule (PDF)

EEOC: Supreme Court Decision is Step Forward for Victims of Discrimination

New EEOC ACT Digital pilot program allows online interaction with employers, unions

Non-binding budget plan omits retirement contribution hike


May 5,  2015

USPS names Cochrane Acting CMSO, Miskanic Acting CIO

Today, Postmaster General Megan Brennan announced two new detail assignments to the USPS Executive Leadership Team, which consists of eight members. Miskanic is also the USPS official who defended the delay in notifying postal workers of a data breach last year  Comments (Count) .


OPM creates new Advisory Committee for federal retirement plans

The Board shall provide independent advice and recommendations on matters relating to the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund (CSRDF), the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and the Federal Employees’ Retirement System (FERS).  Comments (Count)


Video: Investigating Pocatello, Idaho mail delivery delays

USPS: Rural carrier protects customer from charging dog

Congress Once Again Tries to Save the Postal Service

Iowa City: Downtown businesses could support postal service

Letter: Can service from USPS get any worse in Fargo-Moorhead?

PMG and CFO to Host Web Call on Quarter 2 Results

75-year-old man thrown from motorcycle after hitting USPS vehicle

Vandals break into an estimated 120 post office boxes in 29 Palms

Alabama: 2 elderly women in convertible crash through post office window

82-year-old crashes into San Diego post office

Eau Claire: Postal center closings causing delivery issues


May 4,  2015

OIG: USPS losing nearly $22M a year due to inefficient vehicle maintenance facilities

These conditions occurred because of management’s lack of oversight in monitoring mechanic workhours, as well as not reaching the workhour targets due to administrative and supervisory vacancies. Improving oversight and right sizing staff at vehicle maintenance facilities would increase overall efficiency, Archive: USPS conducting survey for outsourcing part of VMFs workload The Postal Service is interested in identifying qualified and capable service providers to supplement the workload of our Vehicle Maintenance Facility (VMF). This work may consist of preventative maintenance inspection and maintenance repair of the US Postal Fleet as needed.  Comments (Count)


Postal employee killed on Sunday while delivering packages for Amazon

A United States Postal employee was killed Sunday afternoon while delivering packages for Amazon. A spokesperson with the U.S. Postal Service confirms that the employee was killed in an accident involving a postal delivery vehicle.  Comments (Count)


Postal Employee Who Stole Package Of Rare Coins, Other Mail, Gets Probation

USPS issues clarification on global settlement regarding Postmasters performing clerk work

Video: Brown recluse spiders force Fisherville KY Post Office to close temporarily

USPS: Meeting held to discuss future of delivery

USPS opens ‘mega passports office’ in California

In rural North Dakota, mail service is spotty and federal jobs go begging

Letter Carriers' 'Stamp Out Hunger' Food Drive is This Saturday

Has First Class Mail's Plummet Stabilized?


May 3,  2015

Does the Postal Service Have Too Many CCAs?

The agency had 3,300 more CCAs in April than allowed in its labor contract with the National Association of Letter Carriers, a report USPS issued last week indicated. The 2011 contract that created the non-career position capped the number of CCAs in each district at 15% of the total number of full-time career city carriers -- plus another 8,000 nationwide to allow "flexible windows which may be necessary to develop and provide new products and services." Comments (Count)



Postal Service urged to end deal with real estate broker


May 2,  2015

Suspects arrested in fraud, mail

Circus stamps picked as overall favorite, best design for 2014


May 1,  2015

Senate Opposes USPS Service Cuts

APWU Calls Vote ‘Significant Development’ The Senate approved a motion on S. Con. Res. 11 introduced by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) that instructs budget conferees to insist on a deficit-neutral fund to halt mail processing center closures, restore overnight mail delivery, and protect rural services.   Comments (Count)


USPS plant consolidation schedule updated May 1, 2015

USPS announced its latest list of last minute “public” changes to the Phase II-2015 USPS Network Rationalization Consolidation list. Only one plant consolidation was postponed today. Video: Closing of Youngstown USPS processing center put on hold || Mail closure in Tucson could save postal service, but cost region millions  Comments (Count)


Groups pushing USPS to provide broader workplace accommodations for Pregnant postal workers

A coalition of civil rights organizations is pushing the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to provide greater workplace accommodations, such as light duty, for pregnant employees.   Comments (Count)



USPS: Vietnam War veterans invited to stamps ceremony

Dayton postal carrier accused of stealing mail, gift cards

TSP Sees Some Improvement in April

PRC Chief Tells What Will Keep the Postal Service Going

Japan's Postal Workers Team With Apple, IBM to Monitor the Elderly

USPS says Oklahoma district one of the best in the country for mail

Detroit: Postal worker wins $1 million lottery, promptly retires

Car slams through post office window in Hoover


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