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Michigan APWU Local 300 President Charged With One Count of Embezzling $6,720

USPS Building Database of Postal Employees Health Information

 The Postal Service is seeking to provide a new wellness benefit to its employees and their dependents by offering USPS Health Connect  Comments (Count)


Former Postal Supervisor heads to federal prison for theft

A former supervisor with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has been ordered to federal prison following his conviction of theft of money from the government, .  Comments (Count)


USPS reverses Craft Determination decision for SPSS operations from Mail Handlers to Clerk Craft

On August 7, 2015, the USPS notified the NPMHU of their decision to reverse the craft determination for operation of the Small Parcel Sorting System (SPSS).   (8/8/15) Comments (Count)


Video: How Amazon Convinced USPS to Work on Sundays - Or How another competitor profits off of USPS The U.S. Postal Service has become an extension of Amazon and is courting other e-commerce giants    Comments (Count)


Postal Inspector Supervisor pleads guilty to stealing Playboys, pills, drug trafficking

A U.S. supervisory postal inspector once named a federal employee of the year pleaded guilty y to stealing mail containing prescription Comments (Count)


Rural Carrier arrested after trespassing, wearing resident’s high-heel boots

Dover police said they arrested a postal worker after a resident saw the trespasser in her home on a surveillance video walking through the house and wearing her woman's high heel boots. Comments (Count)



USPS new Delivery Management System (DMS) tracks location of letter carriers

Should a carrier deviate from his or her designated geographic zone during street delivery, an alert is sent to the supervisor in an email or text message.  Comments (Count)


USPS Issues Primary Craft Determination: Mail Handlers to Perform Duties Associated with SPSS Operation Union received the Postal Service’s determination of craft jurisdiction for employees operating the Small Parcel Sorter System (SPSS)

OIG: USPS $498 million Mobile Delivery Devices (MDD) not performing as expected

MDDs are single devices intended to support multiple requirements — such as Sunday delivery and dynamic routing — report scan data faster, and support future software enhancements. When the Postal Service cannot provide real-time delivery information to its customers, it can lose customers and its brand and reputation can suffer. Comments (Count)


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
Washington State Letter Carrier saves mail before truck goes up in flames A letter carrier saved the mail in her truck after it caught fire

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.

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  (5/17/15)   Comments (Count).


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)


Pacific Area Cancels Most Involuntary Reassignments

Area postal officials have issued the Region written and verbal notice canceling most of the “excessing” impacts scheduled for implementation in California in April and July of this year  Comments (Count)


Updated: Wednesday | September 2, 2015  


PhysicalAddress.com Launches Virtual Mail Service that Brings Postal Mail to the Cloud - PhysicalAddress.com is a USPS-certified Commercial Mail Receiving Agency that gives postal mail a digital life.  (9/2/15)
NAPUS: Final Hurdle Cleared to Form New Postal Organization - There now are three membership categories: Active—Postmasters, PMRs, managers, supervisors and any other EAS employee employed by the Postal Service.  (9/2/15)
Video: Richmond VA man on a mission to find his missing mail - Search for missing mail reveals serious problems with Sandston postal facility  (9/2/15)
APWU outlines disbursement of $56 Million Global Settlement Payout - The APWU reached a $56 million settlement with the USPS on Dec. 5 to resolve a long-standing dispute over postmasters and supervisors in small offices performing bargaining unit work.   (8/31/15) Comments (Count)
USPS awards contract for Extended Capacity Delivery Vehicles valued at $351 Million - Replacing USPS fleet could reach $10 billion over the next few years. At least 4,500 vehicles purchased  (8/28/15) Comments (Count)
Video: Amazon Prime packages found lined up underneath cluster mailboxes angers residents - A delivery snafu with the U.S. Postal Service this weekend had one neighborhood confused as to what happened with their packages and when they saw where the boxes were, some got pretty irritated.  (8/31/15) Comments (Count)
Why Mailbox Access is reserved for USPS and not other delivery companies - In his recent Office of Inspector General blog article, “Rethinking Mailbox Access,” UPS executive Keith Kellison proposes giving other delivery companies access to your mailbox. If delivery companies want to discuss stuffing your mailbox with their packages, then that discussion needs to start with why mailboxes are reserved for the Postal Service in the first place.   (8/31/15) Comments (Count)
Video: FedEx says it was USPS driver not us caught throwing fragile packages on camera - A delivery driver was caught on camera tossing wedding gifts at a Chicago home.  (9/1/15)
Senator Sanders urges Postmaster General to reinstate overnight mail delivery - Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) sent a letter today to Postmaster General Megan Brennan urging the Postal Service to reinstate overnight mail delivery standards in light of a recent report finding significant delays in the delivery of mail.    (8/26/15) Comments (Count)
USPS kicks off Q4 2015 with boosts in shipping revenue, employee workhours increase  (8/25/15)
APWU files National Dispute over primary duties of Small Parcel Sorting System (SPSS) The APWU maintains that the SPSS is involved in mail processing and/or distribution of mail and this work and the essential allied work is the work of the Clerk Craft.   (8/25/15) Comments (Count)

USPS responds to Washington wildfires

The record-breaking wildfires roiling Washington state prompted about a dozen Post Offices to adjust operations last week   (8/26/15)

Video: Pecos TX Postmaster Accused of Racial Discrimination

A group of U.S. Postal Service mail carriers accused a Pecos postmaster of racial discrimination, civil rights advocates and union leaders said.  (8/25/15) Comments (Count)






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September 2, 2015

USPS: Understanding FERS-RAE and FERS-FRAE

Maryland Postal Worker Pleads Guilty to Embezzling $92,148


September 1, 2015

Louisiana Postal Worker Indicted for Theft of Mail and Postal Funds

USPS now hiring non-career employees in most parts of Texas

Woodstock Post Office is Short-Staffed and Under Pressure


Standard Mail Flats: Ending the Controversy Without Fixing the Problem


August 31, 2015

USPS: Trail of mail fell off trash truck on way to Rumpke dump

Man's effort restores glory to flag display at Millvale post office

31% of Federal Employees are Veterans - but many do not stay long

Downtown post office in North Platte closes

Video: Mystery shopper scams using USPS money orders on the rise


August 30, 2015

NRLCA: No National Count of All Mail for Rural Carrier Routes in September

Aspen Mailman Who Made News With Golden Retriever Sidekick Retires

Postal Worker Wins $4 Million Lotto the Day After Getting Married


August 29, 2015

Three-Alarm Fire at Dallas Bulk Mail Facility

Postal carrier claims dog's owner waved her onto property before attack, sues for $310,000

Napans (California) reject alternative locations for downtown post office


August 28, 2015

Richmond, CA post office temporarily closed due to mold found in basement

Pharmacists say USPS mail center closure causing delayed delivery of medication

Postal Service truck slams into laundromat

Man arrested for assault and pushing Postal Worker down flight of steps in Harrisburg PA

Video: Woman says post office didn’t know her street exists

Hidden Treasures: The New Deal post office art of Palm Beach County

USPS wants to go high-tech without losing jobs

NJ police say heroin-using postal carrier had 1,000 undelivered pieces of mail in car

Crozet Post Office Dealing With Decrease in Electricity

The Delivery Revolution in Your Neighborhood

Post Office Delays? We Want to Hear From You


August 27, 2015

Gyrocopter pilot’s new campaign: Push Congress to sign no-lobbying pledge PRC denies USPS request to reclassify first class mail parcels USPS: New online rules for overseas parcels Letter: A Few Bad Postal Workers Do Not Represent The Whole Retirement pre-funding puts Postal Service in red APWU: Subcontractors Seek Exemption that Threatens Safety on the Roads

NY man uses jack to lift mail truck off brother’s chest

Motorist sues Postal Service, driver over alleged injuries after accident


August 26, 2015

Former U.S.postal exec gets CEO gig at Sarasota business

TSP’s F Fund Spikes Amid Market Turbulence

Postmaster threatened by callers

Postal Service data shows decline in vacant Detroit addresses

Postman Rovella's long career is in the bag

Postmaster threatened by callers

Canada: Postal Workers Upset About Location of New Super Mailbox

Police work with USPS to investigate mail and parcel thefts

The mail keeps arriving late, and it isn't even meeting the Postal Service's lower standards

USPS Official: First Priority With Internet of Things is Cost Cutting

Postal driver charged after hitting cop training for charity ride

Mail delivery restored after Postal Service tried to have cluster boxes installed


August 25, 2015

Ex-Postal Service Employee Indicted for Workers Comp Fraud

Postal Truck hits off duty police officer riding bicycle

Video: Kurten, TX Residents Frustrated After Post Office Abruptly Closes

Video: Post office holds couple’s mail after chihuahua complaint


August 24, 2015

USPS Third-quarter report highlights new vehicles, equipment The Postal Service has approved investments of more than $1.5 billion since last October, Chief Financial Officer Joe Corbett reports in his latest “Dollars and Change. 


APWU, USPS Resolve Dispute Over Commercial Driver’s License Training (CDL) The APWU and USPS agreed on a Memorandum of Understanding re: Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Training for Automotive Mechanics and Technicians on Aug 18, Motor Vehicle Service Craft Director Michael O. Foster has announced. 


USPS looking to rent package-delivery vans for holiday season The US Postal Service has issued a solicitation seeking contractors to rent vans and minivans for use in delivering packages during holiday season. Last year USPS spent approximately $712,000 to rent the same type of vehicles  Comments (Count)


Congressman takes complaints of slow mail delivery to U.S. postmaster; days later, his town hall invites get delayed Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska recently sent a letter to the U.S. postmaster sharing Nebraskans’ grievances over slow mail delivery, including overdue charges because of late credit card payments and delayed arrival of prescription drugs.Then, just days later, Fortenberry found himself with a major snail mail gripe of his own. Comments (Count)


USPS PROPOSES ACCOUNTING CHANGE THAT MAY EFFECT THE FINANCIAL EVALUATION OF THE IMPACT ASSOCIATED WITH POStPLAN On August 12, the Postal Service asked the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) to begin a proceeding to change the way in which the agency accounts for certain costs associated with POStPlan-impacted small and rural post offices. 

Post office property needs a cleanup

Postal Service to deliver Amazon packages on Sundays, holidays

USPS officials to gather comments on proposed closure of Corpus Christi center


August 23, 2015

Former oil industry manager finds peace as a letter carrier

Postal service in NY stamped with rash of carrier crimes


August 22, 2015

Kurten TX Post Office closed after building deemed uninhabitable

USPS restricts mail services in new neighborhood

Packages could one day be delivered by unicycle drones

Beverly Hills Post Office 90210 service disrupted again

NALC: 6th Contract COLA: $0


August 21, 2015

Senator Heitkamp Urges Study of Rural Postal Service and High-Speed Internet Access - Cuts to the U.S. Postal Service Have Disproportionately Hurt North Dakota’s Rural Communities, Where Reliable Mail and Internet Are Critical Comments (Count)


Postal Carrier Required To Remove Rebel Flag From SUV After Resident Complains - After a resident submitted a complaint, a postal carrier oin North Carolina is no longer flying a small Confederate battle flag while delivering mail,    Comments (Count)


USPS reviews 5,000 more post offices for reduced hours

Post office where brown recluse spiders found is reopening

Minnesota postal worker allegedly stealing mail

Fairbanks Mail Clerk Indicted for Stealing Mail

82 yr. old former Alabama attorney pulled gun on postal worker, used racial slur after road rage


Video: Armed man robs Northeast Philadelphia post office

Michigan APWU Local 300 President Charged With One Count of Embezzling $6720

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