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USPS to hire annuitants from various crafts for holidays

USPS reports $552 million net loss without prefunding for FY 2016 Third Quarter

The U.S. Postal Service reported operating revenue of $16.6 billion for the third quarter APWU: USPS  || NALC statement || Senator Carper Statement ||  USPS counts on 'broad bipartisan support' for reform amid losses  Comments (Count)



USPS to spend nearly $120 million to build or modify mail, vehicle facilities

USPS to build new Processing & Distribution Center (P&DC) and a new Vehicle Maintenance Facility (VMF) in Portland Oregon. USPS is also modifying several mail facilities on the East Coast.  Comments (Count)



USPS Flats Sequencing System (FSS) locations and number of machines

List of the most current FSS locations and Map of 47 FSS Sites and Number of Machines Comments (Count)


McConnell EEO Class Action case challenging USPS NRP still in limbo - Don’t expect for McConnell…et al  vs USPS to be settled anytime soon  Comments (Count)


USPS: Shirley Temple Becomes the 20th Inductee in the Legends of Hollywood Stamp Series



Updated: Friday | September 30, 2016


Special Delivery: Mail Carrier Gives Kidney To Montpelier Woman

A Montpelier woman has a new lease on life after receiving a kidney transplant from her postal carrier. (9/3016)  

Carlotta Calif Post Office infested with black widow spiders

Officials are investigating an apparent infestation of poisonous black widow spiders at the Carlotta Post Office.  (9/3016)  


Video: Letter Carrier getting criticism for doing nothing after tripping over woman being kidnapped

A California letter carrier in the surveillance video is being criticized (9/3016)  Comments (Count)


USPS OIG: Postal Service Workplace Violence Program

The U.S. Postal Service has an obligation to ensure the safety of its employees by creating and maintaining a violence-free work environment. (9/29/16)  Comments (Count)

Postal Employees will pay average of 11.7 percent more for health insurance premiums

Postal employees are encouraged to review their Plan brochures for information about how their plan changes for 2017 as soon as the brochures are posted (9/28/16)  Comments (Count)

USPS awards $93 million contract for construction of mail processing, maintenance facilities in Portland Oregon - USPS has awarded a contract for the performance of design and construction of a new  P&DC and a new VMF (9/27/16)  Comments (Count)

Another postal truck on fire in Florida

Another postal truck (LLV) on fire in Madeira Beach, Florida  (9/27/16)

Video: USPS promises to move mailbox for Nacogdoches TX disabled veteran

The thought of crossing FM 1638 to get mail brings up horrible images of a bad outcome waiting to happen for disabled veteran (9/27/16)  

Deadline Nears In APWU National Officers Election

Time is running out for union members to vote in the APWU National Officers election. (9/27/16)

Michigan State Representative Introduces Legislation Aimed At Protecting Mail Carriers, Others From Dangerous Dogs - Bill creates avenue to declare a dog dangerous, require owner compliance (9/25/16)  Comments (Count)

Video: Mississippi Postmaster shot in the arm during attempted robbery

Postmaster was reportedly wounded in the arm as she fled the Randolph Post Office during an attempted robbery. (9/24/16)  Comments (Count)

UPS Testing Drones for Use in Its Package Delivery System

UPS has partnered with robot-maker CyPhy Works to test the use of drones  (9/23/16)  Comments (Count)

Feds announce actions to dismantle global mass mailing fraud schemes targeting elderly, vulnerable victims  Justice Department and Law Enforcement Partners Announce Civil and Criminal Actions to Dismantle Global Network of Mass Mailing Fraud Schemes Targeting Elderly and Vulnerable Victims  (9/22/16)  

Massachusetts Postal Employee Charged with Viewing Child Pornography on USPS Computers

A Postal electronic technician was charged in connection with viewing child pornography on USPS computers.   (9/22/16)  Comments (Count)

USPS Hiring 200+ Seasonal Employees in Phoenix AZ

USPS is now accepting online applications for more than 200 seasonal, non-career employees to work in Phoenix.  (9/22/16)  

USPS awards $37 million in contracts for “next generation delivery vehicle” prototypes

USPS Statement on Next Generation Delivery Vehicles Prototype Selection and Request for Proposal for Commercial Off-the-Shelf Delivery Vehicles USPS Awards NGDV Prototype Contract to VT Hackney – Workhorse Group Team ||  USPS Awards Spartan Motors’ Utilimaster Prototype Contract for Next Generation Delivery Vehicle Program (9/17/16)


NAPUS: USPS Clarifies Post Office Evaluations Policy

The following information was received from Postal Service clarifying PMG, Megan Brennan’s announcement at the National convention regarding implementing Post Office evaluations.  (9/21/16)  Comments (Count)


OSHA fines USPS facility in Missouri $87,297 for failure to maintain working fire extinguishers

Investigating grease fire at maintenance facility, OSHA finds US Postal facility failed to maintain working fire extinguishers   (9/21/16)  Comments (Count)







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September 30, 2016

USPS debuts first Halloween-themed stamps

Video: After USPS Raises Suspicions, Large Marijuana Grow In Lincoln CA Busted

Former contract mail carrier admits to mail theft

Syringes found in Lowell mail drop box 

Driver ejected from mail truck in Parma crash


September 29, 2016

BCA says 5% of 50 million Jack-o’-lantern stamps delivered to USPS may be defective

USPS Will Continue Dabbling in Grocery Deliveries

Sullivan County postal worker takes plea deal in hidden mail case

Group is fishing out checks from USPS mailboxes in Queens 


September 28, 2016

Postmaster Killed in Leavenworth County KS car wreck

Former Buffalo, NY Letter Carrier Sentenced For Stealing $1,729.21 From The Mail

USPS program continues to teach students on how to lead postal workforce

Date Meets Zip Code Event at Fillmore CA Post Office

Postal Service Health Benefits and the FEHBP 

Destroyed mailboxes replaced with new, higher security locks

Post office evacuated after e-cigarette explodes 

Postal Savings Bank of China IPO Goes Poorly


September 27, 2016

Former Washington State Postmaster Arrested For Mail Theft

Report: Three-Quarters of Customers Broadcast Their Frustrations When They Receive a Damaged Package

Senator calls for investigation of USPS mail surveillance
FedEx expects e-commerce delivery volume to surge on Mondays

FedEx dim weight changes mean more rate pain ahead- UPS to follow suit?
Get ready for a new USPS mail truck, maybe from a company you don't know


September 26, 2016

Texas postal worker killed in Sunday crash

California Man Throws Trash Can Through Post Office Window
Get ready for a new USPS mail truck, maybe from a company you don't know

September 25, 2016

Video: Mailbox thieves strike neighborhood in Arizona


September 24, 2016

Demolition project damages post office

Best leading economic indicators these days? FedEx and UPS

Woman escapes Injury after Crashing Car Through Brick Wall of Post Office

My Day With USPS

Postal workers' excess travel wastes millions


September 23, 2016

California mail thieves strike again, USPS installing new mailboxes

Mold causes post office to temporarily close in Seaton, Illinois

Smithsonian Postal Museum Features America's Mailing Industry

53rd Postmaster of Boston Sworn in at State House

Lawmakers, clerks exploring solutions to vote-by-mail postmark issues
When Will We Realize Email Isn't Private?


September 22, 2016

Local Letter Carrier Honored for Saving Boy

Post office stops delivery to neighborhood after damage from hurricane

USPS Board of Governors “Temporary Emergency Committee” to Meet Sept. 27

Chicago postal worker charged with delivering drugs

Mandatory cluster mailboxes too easily burglarized

Post Office custodian celebrates 25 years

How would Donald Trump manage federal employees?
You’ve Got Election Mail - Inside the postal service's mission to make sure campaigns keep sending you mail


September 21, 2016

Alabama postal supervisor, letter carrier sentenced for Bribery and Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana

A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced a U.S. Postal Service supervisor to 6 months’ home detention and a Postal carrier to 12 months’ probation for accepting cash to deliver marijuana   Comments (Count)


Former Michigan letter carrier pleads guilty to stealing mail

Elderly woman escapes serious injury after crashing car into Idaho post office
Ohio postal worker questioned in mail theft case resigns

Mother says postal worker's carelessness caused injuries

September 20, 2016

Postal Worker Told to Remove Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ Sign

The OSC told the postmaster that the sign’s display by an employee violated the Hatch Act . Comments (Count)


New Jersey Letter Carrier Sentenced in $200,000 Postal Money Orders Scheme

Letter Carrier Sentenced To One Year In Prison For Scheme To Steal And Cash Hundreds Of Postal Money Orders Comments (Count)


USPS not happy with OIG’s report claiming Mail Processing changes increased delayed mail

The Postal Service takes issue with the audit report’s content, analysis and tone, specifically the inaccurate findings that do not correctly reflect the benefits of Network Rationalization.  Comments (Count)


Video: Guns stolen from the United States Post Office

Postal Service Previews Select 2017 Stamps

FedEx to Increase Shipping Rates after holidays for Express, Ground and Freight Services

USPS Has Achieved Just a Fraction of Its Projected Savings From Slowing Mail Delivery

Mail truck damaged by fire in South Carolina
Miamisburg, OH postal worker questioned in mail theft case has resigned
Residents at Pensacola apartment go months without receiving mail


September 19, 2016

NALC wins Arbitration case on USPS ‘Work and Time Standards’ Video Recording

Important NALC win: National-level arbitration case decided on ‘Work and Time Standards Video Recording’  Comments (Count)


The future is here: how autonomous drones will revolutionize postal sorting

In a first for the industry, the Unmanned Life and Prime Competence joint initiative will introduce a combination of drones and autonomous ground vehicles to be used indoors for postal sorting. Comments (Count)


Letter: Postal workers kept it together after 9/11

NALC: Latest retiree, FECA COLA projections released

APWU: Vote in Election of National Union Officers
After years of effort, U.S. Diwali stamp finally a reality
Can Fedex Deliver


September 18, 2016

Queens post office worker steals retired cop’s wallet containing $250
Late or lost mail just part of the Postal Service’s problem
Postal service plays 'hard to get' on info


September 17, 2016

Video: Philadelphia PA Postal worker hailed a hero after saving co-workers life

A postal worker in Philadelphia is being called a hero after he saved his co-worker's life.


Pennsylvania man fined nearly $800 for threatening to kill Lansdale postmaster and her family

OPM Wants to Boost Death Benefits For Feds By $90K

USPS alters First Day Cover servicing policy
James Hautman wins fifth duck stamp art contest


September 16, 2016

Video: Suspects Beat Pittsburgh Letter Carrier With Baseball Bat, Broke Mail Truck’s Windows

A postal employee making his rounds in Carnegie Borough was attacked by two men Thursday afternoon, when one of the suspects slammed him over the back with an aluminum baseball bat.


USPS holding “Job Fairs” to fill 625 holiday positions in Ohio

The Postal Service is holding job fairs to fill temporary holiday positions


Florida Post Office closed by Hurricane Hermine set to re-open

More Cluster Mailbox Thefts in San Antonio

How The Postal Service Regained Customers' Trust After Throwing Packages


September 15, 2016

USPS Introduces 6 month pilot test for Priority Mail Flat Rate Precious Cargo Boxes

A series of blue foam dots are the Postal Service’s secret to transporting valuable items.


Postal Service Health Benefits and the FEHBP: The Urgent Case for Getting Reform Right

Postal Service Reform Act (H.R. 5714) proposes shifting postal retirees’ primary health care coverage from the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) to Medicare. Proponents call this a consensus proposal for integrating the FEHBP with Medicare. It is not.


UPS To Hire About 95,000 For Holiday Season

Seasonal and part-time positions often an entry point to UPS careers


Massachusetts Letter Carrier Sentenced for Worker’s Compensation Fraud

The Post Office Costs Taxpayers Nothing, and Gives Us So Much in Return

Democrats Go Postal With probably the worst idea ever

Man Mailed Dead Skunks, Raccoon To Rival For Job, Police Say

Postal Rate Forecast for 2017

PO Box service canceled for hundreds in Palm Springs

SF: Postal Thieves pilfering mail with Master Key


September 14, 2016

Video: Postal Employees overwhelmed with amount of mailbox vandalism calls in San Antonio

New York Postmaster Relief pleads guilty to stealing nearly $20,000

Louisiana USPS contract carrier pleads guilty to stealing from mail

Postal worker suspected of hoarding mail in Oklahoma

A Post Office change of address form could put you at risk for idenity theft


September 13, 2016

USPS Supervisor program celebrates latest graduates

Forty employees completed the New Supervisor Program recently, becoming the latest graduates of an initiative that is helping USPS cultivate its next generation of leaders.


Postal Museum Launches “America’s Mailing Industry” Virtual Exhibition

Partnership Between the U.S. Postal Service and Private Industry Is Explored


Video: Federal authorities uncover another case of mail handler theft in Charlotte NC

Federal authorities have uncovered a second case of a mail handler allegedly stealing from letters and packages at a postal facility in the Charlotte area.


Video: Federal authorities uncover another case of mail handler theft in Charlotte NC

USPS Urges Voters to Mail Ballots Early

Can Robots Replace Thousands of US Postal Service Employees?

Excited mailman attempts to deliver mail during intense storm

Mail Cluster Break Ins Reported in NW Fresno

Cummings and Chaffetz to Speak at Postal Reform Lunch Event

Power outage at White Plains mail facility causes delays


September 12, 2016

Security Officers to Strike Monday at Postal Service Distribution Center in Eagan MN
Security officers at the Office of the Inspector General for the United States Postal Service in Eagan are planning a one-day strike Monday. The security workers agreed on a contract before Labor Day but now accuse their employer of backing out and cutting their pay. After security contractor reneges, officers at Eagan postal facility strike  Comments (Count)


The Anthrax Letters That Terrorized a Nation Are Now Decontaminated and on Public View

Online Shopping: Great For Rural People, Less Great For Delivery Services

After a cruise, junk mail makes unscheduled stops
Task force says Canada Post needs fixing; daily delivery in question
Retired Connecticut postal employee faces 30 months for killing hawks


September 11, 2016

Veteran's pain pills intercepted by mail thieves

Video: Residents in Albuquerque confused as mailbox units stolen overnight


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