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USPS will no longer require ‘scheme qualifications’ on postal clerk bid duty assignments

This is due to the continuing reduction in mail volumes requiring manual scheme knowledge. Furthermore, eliminating scheme qualifications on Clerk bid duty assignments will reduce the substantial annual costs for scheme training. Comments (Count)

 

USPS, Shame on you!

Shame on you, Mr. Postmaster General  Comments (Count)

 

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.  Comments (Count)

 

ABM Security challenging USPS $250 million contracts awarded to Command Security Corporation - CSC’s record of integrity and business ethics should render the company ineligible for award of the USPS contract.  (FAA).  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)

 

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

 

USPS Re-Issues Policy on Oakland Postal Employees Calling 911 in Emergency

The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit had confirmed that the policy at the Oakland distribution facility does in fact dictate that in the event of a medical emergency, an employee must find a supervisor, who must contact the postal police and ask them to call 911.  Comments (Count)

 

USPS explanation of the Network Rationalization Service Standard Impacts . Video: USPS to Begin Cuts in Service Monday  Comments (Count)
Senator Sanders: New PMG pursued damaging proposals to cut services and eliminate jobs - “Despite increased revenues and some very positive trends, Postal Service management seems hell-bent on slowing down mail delivery    Comments (Count)

Updated:  Tuesday | March 31, 2015  

LATEST POSTAL NEWS

Federal Court dismisses twenty-one year old lawsuit against NALC

If readers may recall David Noble was employed at  NALC headquarters from 1981 to 1993 as an assistant to the late NALC President Vincent R. Sombrotto. Noble’s job ended at  NALC headquarters reportedly after he complained that the officers breached their fiduciary duties under federal law.   (3/31/15) Comments (Count)

Deceptive Study on USPS so-called "unfair competitive advantage" Financed by UPS

UPS has advocated privatization of the Postal Service for more than 30 years,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein. “So it’s not surprising that the company would make these wild claims.   (3/30/15) Comments (Count)

APWU files National Dispute over USPS removing scheme qualifications

The APWU takes the position that the notification dated February 20,2015 is a unilateral action in violation of the 2010-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement.   (3/28/15) Comments (Count)

PMG Brennan discusses Postal Pulse survey and USPS growth initiatives

In the March Edition of Postmaster General Megan Brennan’s “Business Focus,” the PMG discusses how the Postal Pulse survey will help improve USPS workplaces. The Postal Pulse features shorter questions that will allow USPS to better leverage employees’ feedback.    (3/27/15)

USPS delays implementation of price changes scheduled for April 26

The USPS Board of Governors decided today to delay the implementation of new market-dominant and competitive rates and classification changes until all of our proposed market-dominant changes are approved by the PRC.   (3/27/15) Comments (Count)

USPS officials confirm mail delays starting in April due to consolidation

US Representative Rick Nolan says the Postal Service is using its “manufactured financial problems as an excuse to cut one day service to three to four day service.” Rep. Nolan adds the Duluth facility, and others, set for consolidation, are among the most productive.   (3/27/15) Comments (Count)

Two Georgia drug dealers get prison for armed robbery spree targeting letter carriers

Two drug dealers have been sentenced to prison for their roles in an armed robbery spree that targeted U.S. Postal Service letters carriers in Decatur and Lithonia, Georgia.    (3/27/15) Comments (Count)

House passes budget targeting postal, federal workers

The measure passed 219-208. All but 26 Republicans voted YES; every Democrat voted NO. On Wednesday evening, March 25, the House of Representatives approved a budget bill that targets the earned health and retirement benefits of postal and federal employees.  (3/26/15) Comments (Count)

2015 USPS Plant Consolidation Schedule Updated March 27, 2015

List of postal facilities that have changed move date. South Bend, IN, Houston, TX, Central Massachusetts, Norfolk, VA and Augusta, GA  (3/27/15)

USPS operating profit $1.4 billion for first five months of FY 2015

For the month of February 2015, the Postal Service had a $76 million operating profit, down slightly from the results for the same month last year, but a higher result than planned. Workhours and  numbers for career employees and non-career employees  were up.  (3/25/15) Comments (Count)

Missouri Postal Workers indicted for throwing away mail, stealing $5,000

During their investigation, postal inspectors installed a covert camera in letter carrier's delivery vehicle. The letter carrier was observed on video drinking five to eight beers each day while delivering his route. The other employee was also caught on camera stealing.  (3/26/15) Comments (Count)

USPS: March 31 is deadline for postal employees to sign up for free credit-monitoring service

The U.S. Postal Service is offering all current, some retired and former postal employees an Equifax credit-monitoring service for one (1) year.  USPS is offering the  credit-monitoring services after a data breach compromised employees’ personal information   (3/26/15)

Rep. Huffman to New Postmaster General: Don’t Close Petaluma and Eureka Mail Processing Center

“I continue to be frustrated with the USPS’s refusal to provide my office with requested information and the lack of interest in fully explaining these changes to the public,” Huffman wrote. “I do not believe it is wise to move forward with a plan to consolidate operations without knowing the full financial and service impact of such a change, and I ask that you halt this change until your analysis is complete and the public has had time to review the new data and provide comments.”   (3/25/15) Comments (Count)

APWU update on disbursement of $56 Million Global Settlement Remedy

APWU Clerk Craft Director Clint Burelson has updated union members on progress toward disbursing a $56 million settlement that was signed Dec. 5, 2014, to resolve disputes over postmasters and supervisors in small offices performing bargaining unit work.  (3/25/15)

Video: Convicted sex offender, mail carrier taken off school’s delivery route

A convicted sex offender and mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service has been reassigned after concerns that he was going to deliver to local schools.  Registered sex offender will continue to deliver mail despite complaints (3/25/15) Comments (Count)

 

US Supreme Court revives pregnant worker’s discrimination case against United Parcel Service

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with a former driver for UPS Inc by giving her another chance to argue that the package delivery company discriminated against her when it refused to lighten her work duties while she was pregnant.  (3/25/15)

USPS Proposes “Forever” Status for Five Additional First-Class Stamp Categories

The Postal Service seeks to eliminate the need for customers and the Postal Service to acquire and distribute new denominated stamps in anticipation of price changes affecting these stamp types, each time a price change occurs. (3/25/15) Comments (Count)

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March 31,  2015

Rural mail carrier has been making her rounds for 47 years

Cape Girardeau: Mail-processing change could create delays, postal employees say

Congressman speaks out against USPS plans to close Eureka's processing center

 

March 30,  2015

Maya Angelou Stamp Dedication to Feature PMG, Oprah Winfrey, Ambassador Andrew Young and other Notables

USPS OIG: Mail Left in Mail Transport Equipment Dispatched to Dallas, TX MTESC

Postal Contract Employee sentenced for stealing nearly $478,000 in USPS equipment

EEOC to Study Workplace Harassment

Maryland Postal Worker sentenced for seven-year disability scam

Residents in Flatbush fed up with mail delivery issues

 

March 29,  2015

Car Collides with Postal Truck in Oceanside NY

Postal Service launches new search tool for lost mail

The USPS and PRC ponder the meaning of "post office": The appeal on the Careywood, Idaho CPO

USPS Eliminates First Class domestic and international Mail and Ordinary Parcel Pricing Choices From the Online Customer Postage Price Calculator

Opinion: Get Ready, New Canaan, For the Pop-Up Post Office

 

March 28,  2015

Postal truck burns in Colorado Springs

Berkeley post office: Judge asks USPS to rescind documents
Online scammer sent empty boxes to victims
 
Michigan letter carrier injured in accident

USPS Changes Will Upend Delivery Service in NE Georgia

APWU: Arbitrator Sustains Grievance on Motor Vehicle Craft Subcontracting

 

March 27,  2015

PRC Evaluates USPS Performance in 2014 Annual Compliance Determination

Suspicious letter sickens woman, prompts Hazmat scare at St. Mary's post office

Mail delivery seem slower than usual? You're not alone

New York City Carrier Assistant pleads guilty to throwing away mail

More mail box thefts in California
Calls for a US stamp to commemorate the 1916 Easter Rising

 

March 26,  2015

The mail must go through … the fence? Truck crashes, no one hurt

Chagrin Falls postal supervisor indicted for embezzling $11,000

 

March 25,  2015

PRC rejects USPS request for Negotiated Service Agreement (NSA) with Discover

The Postal Service was seeking to add a new negotiated service agreement (NSA) with Discover Financial Services (Discover) to the market dominant product list. Discover threatened to shift from mail to digital alternatives if NSA is not approved.  Comments (Count)

 

Police seek owner of pricey jewelry left in mailbox

 

March 24,  2015

Video: Chicago Mailman shot to death on his way to work

A 27-year-old letter carrier was shot to death early Tuesday morning in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. Friends, relatives gather to remember slain mail carrier   Comments (Count)

 

USPS Station Manager sentenced to prison in bribe scheme

Station Manager Received over $500k in Bribes for Inflated Invoices for Landscaping and Cleaning Services  (3/24/15)

 

Woman arrested after police discover other people's mail in her posession
 Columbus Man Sentenced For Attacking Postal Worker, Stealing Package Full Of Pot
Woman arrested after police discover other people's mail in her possession

Wisconsin postal contractor convicted of stealing gift cards, cash

 

March 23,  2015

Nonprofit Mailers Scramble, Again, to Fight Postal-Rate Increases

Vehicle Crashes Into Hedgesville Post Office

Careywood Post Office Appealing Closure

USPS Delivery Truck Involved in Crash That Killed Motorcyclist

Network Consolidation: It Takes Two … Phases

Postal Service looks to repurpose Stewart sort center

Body of man found at Morristown Post Office

Video: Postal Worker caught on camera throwing fragile packages on customer’s porch

 

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