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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)


One Map to Show Where USPS Will Cut 7,000 Jobs

A Government Executive analysis of postal estimates show the consolidation plan will result in a net job loss — jobs lost at each facility minus those being relocated to existing plants — of 7,320.  (9/8/14) Comments (Count)


USPS Graphic: City letter carriers returning after 5 p.m. -This graphic covers the percentage of city letter carriers returning after 5 p.m. nationwide in FY 2014 (October to April)  Comments (Count)


New USPS OIG poster encourages postal employees to help with misconduct - The new poster encourages employees to help the Office of Inspector General (OIG)  


USPS seeking Reduction in Force (RIF) Administrator

USPS created news position to develop and implement policies and procedures governing the conduct of all reduction-in-force activities  Comments (Count)


USPS to assign duties of National Recycling Program to mail handlers, custodians - According to USPS the National Recycling Program involves backhauling recyclables from Associate Offices (AOs) to its servicing Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC).   Comments (Count)

DOL sues USPS on whistleblower retaliation against 35+ years postal worker

"The Postal Service not only disciplined this long-term employee for reporting unsafe working conditions,  NDC managers referred to the more than

35 yrs BEM Maintenance employee variously as a disgruntled, drug user, dangerous, unstable, and “a terrorist." .  Comments (Count) 


Appeals Court upholds firing of Postal Manager with 44 years of service

The proposed removal was based on charges including a failure to report an accident (dog bite) and multiple failures to perform assigned duties.  Comments (Count)  

USPS to resume consolidations next year for up to 82 facilities

The Postal Service will continue the network rationalization of its mail processing operations next year,  Comments (Count)


Editorial: USPS Gearing Up for Contract Talks

management is signaling probable targets for hard bargaining. On the bargaining table will likely be health benefits, pay, leave, holidays and work flexibility . Comments (Count)  

GAO: USPS conversion from door-to- door to less costly delivery could yield large savings  .Comments (Count)


USPS Fights Federal Agency and Foreign Business in latest Trademark cases USPS files petition to protect its brand and files protest against federal agency’s attempt to register “post office”  Comments (Count)

Editorial: Traps in the Pittman vs. USPS EEO Settlement

by Don Cheney - Buried in the Release are some severe consequences to be aware of  


OIG: USPS does not track sales or know how many historic properties it owns

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Appeals Court Upholds Demotion Of Postal Manager Claiming Whistleblower Retaliation   Comments (Count)

DOL Accuses USPS of Destroying Evidence in Whistleblower Case

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Editorial: USPS New Night Rider Policy

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OIG: USPS misclassified $$$millions of operating expenses as training

potentially impacting the Postal Service’s ability to make informed financial decisions (9/23/14) Comments (Count)

Postal Rates in 2015 Could Rise or Fall -- or Do Both
Deadtree Edition - The 4.3% exigent increase that was implemented in January is the source of the unusual uncertainty. That surcharge is supposed to disappear after it yields the U.S. Postal Service an additional $3.2 billion, presumably in mid-2015.The three-judge panel considering an appeal of the exigency case seems unlikely either to eliminate the rate hike or to make it permanent, according to Stephen Kearney, executive director of the Alliance for Nonprofit Mailers. But based on the judges’ comments and questions during recent oral arguments, his reading of the tea leaves foresees a decent chance the judges will remand the case to the Postal Regulatory Commission with orders to revise it. (9/23/14) Comments (Count)

APWU Wins Major Victory on Staffing ‘POStPlan’ Post Offices

The ruling and MOU establish a minimum of 3,000 new Level 6 career jobs in six-hour offices and Level 18 offices. Positions in the six-hour offices must be staffed with full-time employees. The ruling and MOU also establish more than 6,000 new Level 6 non-career jobs in four-hour offices, to be filled by Postal Support Employees (PSEs). The union expects thousands of additional new career jobs to be created as the process unfolds. NAPUS: Decision is Reached on POStPlan Arbitration Clearly this will have an impact on PMRs in 4-hour RMPOs, vacant 6-hour RMPOs and 6-hour Postmaster positions in the future.(9/22/14) Comments (Count)

NPMHU Challenges Planned Closures and Consolidations via National Level Grievance The National Postal Mail Handlers Union has initiated a Step 4 grievance concerning violations arising from the Postal Service's plans to close or consolidate approximately 82 facilities starting in January 2015. (9/22/14) Comments (Count)

NLRB adopts get-tough remedy for USPS response to union information requests -The NLRB adopted a get-tough remedy last week involving information requests . (9/22/14)

Cleveland USPS VMF manager gets 46 months in prison for taking bribes

The former manager of the U.S. Postal Service’s Vehicle Maintenance Facility in Cleveland was sentenced to nearly four years in prison for taking cash bribes in exchange for awarding business and contracts from the Postal Service  (9/22/14)

Congressman confirms, USPS denies closure of downtown Texas post office

The U.S. Postal Service is planning to shut down the Downtown Bryan Post Office due to declining revenues, according to U.S. Rep. Bill Flores, R-Bryan, though his offices were not made aware of a timeline.But officials from Post Office Operations in Houston insist the office will remain open for now.The supervisor asked to see the letter given to The Eagle, and once handed to him refused to give back the letter, despite being asked to do so by a reporter twice. He also refused to give his name and title for the record, though he was wearing a name tag that identified him as Mark Kasner   (9/21/14) Comments (Count)

Video: Union, along with community protest USPS relocating Florence, SC processing facility -“Having to move to Columbia and work and try to commute back to Florence would just not be reasonable…that’s just too far,” mentioned Nate Walker, State President for the American Postal Workers Union. "If you are a veteran who gets their medicine through the mail through the VA it's going to be delayed, if you are a lawyer who gets his check through the mail, it's going to be delayed. The Pee Dee deserves to get their mail on time just like Charleston, Columbia and Greenville,” added Isaac Nixon, President of the Florence APWU chapter.
California: APWU protests USPS mail processing plant relocation from Industry to Santa Ana - The union members, chanting that Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe wanted to “destroy” the postal service, said they came to send a message to Donahoe, who they say was supposed to tour the facility but canceled at the last minute.  (9/19/14) Comments (Count)

Video: Houston Postal worker rescued from flooded mail truck by co-worker

A letter carrier postal worker was stuck inside a mail truck in the middle of an intersection, with flood waters covering the tires of the vehicle and nearly reaching the hood. While numerous drivers passed her by, a fellow postal worker came to her aid. (9/19/14) Comments (Count)

Video: OSHA citation upheld finding USPS at fault in Missouri mailman’s heat death in 2012 - “The court found that the message to employees from top management down to supervisors was clear –heat is not an excuse for poor performance. This culture must change,” The Postal Service will pay a penalty of $70,000. (9/19/14) Comments (Count)
McConnell, Whitfield, and Barr Meet with PMG to discuss consolidation of Kentucky mail facilities - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (KY), joined Representatives Ed Whitfield (KY-01) and Andy Barr (KY-06) today in meeting with Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe to discuss important postal issues related the consolidation of the mail processing facilities in Lexington and Paducah  (9/18/14) Comments (Count)

Video: Postal worker shot with BB gun in Southwest Philadelphia

Police say a female postal worker was delivering mail when she was shot twice with a BB gun in Southwest Philadelphia.  (9/19/14) Comments (Count)

APWU: Maintenance Craft Defeats Improper Excessing

The APWU and USPS settled an important dispute, Maintenance Craft Director Steve Raymer has announced, stipulating that the Postal Service cannot declare an installation “non-maintenance capable” and use the designation to justify excessing Maintenance Craft employees (9/19/14) Comments (Count)

Video: A Special Delivery for a Hero Mail Carrier

On Wednesday, September 18th,Stephanie Cooper, Eli – her one year old son, and Christopher Brown –their mailman, join “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” to talk about how Christopher miraculously saved Eli’s life.   (9/18/14)

NAPS Update: USPS Plant Moratorium Misses the Continuing Resolution Train

Hopes for a delay in the closure of 82 mail processing plants dimmed this week as Congressional lawmakers refrained from including the delay in a government catchall spending bill. NAPS joined with NAPUS in urging the PRC to reject USPS’s suggestion that the PRC, in assessing USPS costs, regard employee benefits as unnecessary and only required by law (9/18/14) Comments (Count) -

House resolution ignores provision addressing USPS consolidation plan -Lawmakers in the House debated the continuing resolution, which would fund agencies and avoid a government shutdown until Dec. 11, at length on Tuesday  (9/17/14)

USPS Dispatching ‘Pink’ Vehicles to Help Sell One Billionth Breast Cancer Research Stamp - and to raise awareness - Since its inception in 1998, the semi-postal BCR stamp has raised more than $79 million for research from the sale of 975 million stamps sold.  (9/18/14)

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September 23, 2014

Wisconsin man charged after dispute with postal carrier over postage due


September 22, 2014

USPS PS Form 3972, absence analysis, revised to reflect 2015 leave year

USPS: New Stamp ordering system deployed nationwide

Two Men Arrested After Picking Up 10-Pound Package of Pot at Post Office

Wish we could return this Bronx post office sale to sender

Postman gets six years for child molestation


September 21, 2014

FedEx warehouse workers in Canada join union in North America first

71-year-old part time postal worker not ready to quit working

Real estate appraiser says community mailboxes decrease home value

Bountiful, UT postal employee honored by postmaster general


September 20, 2014

Looks like Wilt Chamberlain is finally getting his stamp

USPS seeks employees for holiday ad campaign

Through Rain and Snow and Sleet, Should Nonprofits Back Up the USPS?

Retiring postmaster will miss seeing everyone


September 19, 2014

Video: Fraud ring caught stealing from mail boxes in Georgia


September 18, 2014

Getting your postal mail in the evening in West Seattle lately? Here’s why

Last night, our U.S. Postal Service mail arrived at 6:30 pm. A few nights earlier, it arrived after 8 pm. Several WSB readers have e-mailed mentioning the same thing, and wondering why they’re getting deliveries so much later than before. Today, we have the answer. Comments (Count)


Louisiana Postal Employee busted for taking marijuana from packages

A seven-year city letter carrier  is behind bars after narcotics agents caught him removing  a large amount of marijuana from packages at the post office., The agents also found multiple weapons and thousands in cash at his home.  Comments (Count)


Video: Everett, WA Mailman caught on camera sideswiping car, driving off

For months an Everett, WA couple have been tangled in government red tape until local TV got involved and started to investigate.  Comments (Count)


Video: A Special Delivery for a Hero Mail Carrier

Postal Service cancels switch to cluster mailboxes in Lead-Deadwood, SD

Man hits Postal truck with BB gun, claims he was aiming for beer

Man upset about postage due faces disorderly conduct charge

Historically Speaking: Waiting for the mail

Ellen DeGeneres to honor postal hero Chris Brown today


September 17, 2014

NAPUS: USPS Strives to be Dominant Player in the Package Business

Donahoe said the agency is making good progress with its package business. He stressed the importance of competitive pricing. “Our people do a great job delivering,” he said. “We’ll be doing a lot of different things in the package world, but that’s what the market demands. We want to be ahead of it. We’ve got the network, people, product, visibility—everything to be the dominant player in that area. That will be our future.”


UPS hiring over 90,000 temp workers, adding thousands of vehicles, aircraft for Holiday delivery surge UPS faced criticism last Christmas when a surge in online shopping and a harsh winter caught the company off guard, leading to huge delays that frustrated customers and ran up costs. FedEx hiring more than 50,000 temporary workers for holiday season


Video: Mail store in Virginia leaves doors unlocked, letters and packages exposed -Boxes of packages and letters were in plain view of the strip mall’s busy sidewalk off of Manchester Boulevard. Normally, you need a key to get into a secure mailbox, but not on Tuesday. 


NY firefighter starts trial for allegedly racist road rage attack on postal worker

A Brooklyn judge is weighing whether a 300-pound New York City firefighter is a racist brute or merely a bully.


Kentucky Postal Worker Arrested for Terroristic Threatening, Mail Theft, Menacing - A U.S. Postal Service employee from Greenville has been arrested for menacing, theft of mail matter and terroristic threatening.


USPS tests Spanish-language greeting cards

USPS: 2014 Holiday Shipping Dates

FedEx to Increase Shipping Rates in January


September 16, 2014

Cold case: Man pleads guilty in 1992 D.C. murder of postal worker

Prosecutors say a man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the 1992 shooting death of a DC mail carrier 


USPS Network Rationalization 24-Hour Mail Processing Plan

An overview of the new 24-hour mail processing plan    Comments (Count)


USPS one of top agencies with high reversal rates for dismissed EEOC discrimination complaints - In the equal employment opportunity (EEO) process for federal employees and applicants for federal employment, federal agencies initially process complaints of employment discrimination. In doing so, agencies may dismiss complaints without investigation on a variety of procedural grounds  Comments (Count)


NAPUS Works to Adjust to a Changing Postal Environment

Report from NAPUS 2014 national convention- The Postal Service is revamping Postmaster training. It will include a classroom, face-to-face component.  Comments (Count)


Court supervision ends for man who killed postal worker in 2001

USPS recruiting more city carrier assistants

APWU: $686 Cost-of-Living Raise in Paychecks Dated Sept. 26


September 15, 2014

USPS OIG seek suppliers for conducting neuroscience research

The Office of the (OIG) of the U.S. Postal Service is requesting information via Federal Business Opportunities on suggested methodologies for conducting neuroscience research to understand the human response to and effectiveness of physical communications. Comments (Count)


APWU: Rank and File Bargaining Advisory Committee Appointed

With contract negotiations set to begin early next year, APWU President Mark Dimondstein has announced the names of union members who will serve on the Rank and File Bargaining Advisory Committee  Comments (Count)


Farmington Post Office building gets cleaned up, charges dropped against postmaster

PRC: Protecting the public's interest: a model

Egypt's Suez Canal Stamp Features Panama Canal Instead

US Postal Services Confront Ever-Deepening Survival Abyss

St. Louis Mail Handlers Local President found guilty of embezzling over $40,000

Deputy Postmaster General delivers some answers about the postal service

Companies looking to same-day shipping to gain market share


September 14, 2014

UPDATED: USPS notified APWU and Mail Handlers of its plan for involuntary reassignments in January 2015 - Over 200 clerks and mail handlers may be excessed in  Pacific Area covering California and Hawaii. USPS notifies Local APWU of its plan to involuntary reassign Postal Clerks in January 2015 -" ...full-time clerks are going to be involuntarily reassigned (Excessed) from the craft and/or installation..." Comments (Count)


Residents say non-career postal carriers deliver more panic than mail

Flores acknowledges delivery failings because of reliance on backup carriers, not just at the complex, but everywhere.The problem, he said, is that the Postal Service has to hire non-career carriers to help fill gaps in staffing. Mail is delivered six days a week, but most carriers don’t work every day, he said. .  Comments (Count)


Video: USPS police dodge charger gets customized

Rate Cut Has Shippers Switching To USPS

Man accused of flashing mail carrier in New Orleans City Park

FOIA request reveals sales for Inverted Jenny stamp fell well below expectations

Massachusetts letter carrier honored for rescuing truck driver in crash

Endangered Species Semipostal Stamp Bill Headed to the President for Signature


September 13, 2014

Cherrybell Post Office processing center to close in April

Kentucky postal worker sentenced to prison on federal drug and theft charges

Boca Raton, FL Letter Carrier Charged With Molesting Child

North Carolina town bans curbside mailboxes in historic district

Woman shoots at ex-boyfriend in Palestine post office

Alert postal carrier credited with saving woman's life

Post office finds woman's sister's remains

'Hooded Bandit' bank robbery suspect embezzled $122K from USPS as a window clerk in the '90s


September 12, 2014

160 House Members Urge USPS Plant Closure Moratorium

A large body of Members of the House of Representatives -- 160 strong -- today called upon House appropriations leaders to include in the stopgap funding bill a one-year moratorium on the closure of the 82 mail processing facilities that are slated for consolidation by USPS, beginning January 2015. The 82 plants are located in 37 states. Comments (Count)


Did USPS forget to tell business customers about switch to cluster mailboxes?

No next day delivery, or in this case no mail delivery for months, to some business owners in Old Town Bluffton. Concerned neighbors reached out to NEWS 3 to get some answers on why they haven’t received main since June. 


Video: Postal customer spent 8 months trying to get his claim for missing mail approved

OSHA announces new requirements for reporting severe injuries

Video: Postal Inspector’s Office investigating mysterious mailers


September 11, 2014

Postal Unions and 21st Century Coalition Send Joint Letter to Senate Committee
On September 9, 2014, the NPMHU, APWU, NALC and NRLCA, along with a business coalition that employs over 7.5 American workers in the mailing industry, wrote a joint letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee requesting that the Committee place language in the appropriations bill freezing for one year the USPS plan (January 2015) to consolidate or close 82 mail processing plants. Why can’t Congress get anything done on postal reform? Comments (Count)


USPS COO says 66 per cent of overnight delivery and service standards will be preserved - “Our future network will preserve approximately 66 percent of current overnight delivery volumes, and Overnight Service Standards will remain available to commercial mail properly prepared, containerized and entered by critical entry times.”  Comments (Count)


Video: Strangest Things Sent In The Mail

Ripley disqualified 26 items (mostly because the post office bagged them as protection—complete with apology letters) = 13% of total. "We want to give a lot of credit to the U.S. Postal Service," Meyer said. "They delivered some very strange and sometimes very fragile items a long way with a 99 percent success rate."  


Senator Casey Calls on PMG to Keep Erie, PA Mail Processing Facility Open

Senator Bob Casey  joined the Erie City and County Councils in urging  USPS to keep Erie, PA Processing and Distribution Facility (P&DF) open. The Erie City Council passed a resolution last week  and the Erie County Council passed a similar resolution this week in support of keeping the Erie P&DF open and fully operational.   Comments (Count)


Senate hearing scheduled for reappointment of USPS Board of Governors chairman- Mickey D. Barnett, whose term expired December 8, 2013, is the current chairman of the USPS Board of Governors. Barnett was first appointed to the USPS Board of Governors by President George W. Bush on Aug. 17, 2006. Comments (Count)

Drunk driver runs stop sign, hits postal carrier in Tennessee

Postal vehicle overturns on loose gravel

IRS Can Now Withdraw Money from Your TSP Account to Collect on Tax Debts

USPS Offering Reward After Armed Robbery In Hartford

Pennsylvania Postal Employee Charged with Stealing Cash, Gift Card from Mail

Dog attacks mailman in Springfield

Where have all the mailboxes gone?


September 10, 2014

PMG Optimistic About Mailing Industry Opportunities Amid Stronger Economic Conditions - The Postal Service is currently enabling a smarter delivery system through technology investments that include geo-fencing — creating a digital address — for every delivery location in America, and providing letter carriers with greatly enhanced mobile delivery devices. These investments provide better delivery accuracy and visibility, and enable enhanced product and delivery offerings — such as package redirect and Priority Mail features that include free insurance, tracking and date-specified delivery. APWU: PMG ‘Wanted’ in Salt Lake City  Comments (Count)



KUTV Video: PMG Pat Donahoe talks about future of the mail in Salt Lake City

Post Master General Patrick R. Donahoe stopped by the studio to talk about the future of mail and how Utah will play its part.   Comments (Count)


USPS agrees to resume delivery to Brooklyn residents with low mail slots

USPS officials apologized for the unfortunate situation and guaranteed that the matter had been resolved. They stated that mail would be delivered to all residents in the community regardless of mail slot locations. Comments (Count)


Northrop Grumman Escapes False Claims Act Suit Over Botched $874M USPS FSS Order - A Virginia federal judge has agreed to dismiss a False Claims Act suit accusing Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. of misleading the U.S. Postal Service and failing to meet benchmarks in delivering mail-sorting machines worth $874 million.   Comments (Count)


Video: Arizona Postal worker saves woman from flooded vehicle

Monday morning, as the US postal carrier approached 17th & Treat, he saw it: a ferocious flood carrying a car.   Comments (Count)


OPM: Agencies can honor federal employees with flag who died in line of duty

The Office of Personnel management issued a final rule that will allow recognizing certain Federal civilian employees who die of injuries incurred in connection with their employment for their duty and sacrifice.


USPS Slashes Rates, But Can it Handle the Surge?

UPS and FedEx Rate Hikes Threaten Free Shipping and Lost Business

USPS: Postal facilities must fly Flags at half-staff on Patriots Day to remember 9/11

Canyon Post Office on Slow Road to Closure

Inspectors say kids are buying synthetic drugs online, receiving them by mail

Postal inspectors warn of 'mystery shopper scam'


September 09, 2014

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. The objective is to provide a new rolling chassis that will seamlessly mate with the existing body while capturing advances in vehicle technologies that have been developed in the last 20 years maintaining the existing vehicle payload requirement.   Comments (Count)


Over 12,000 Post Offices receiving new equipment to improve package scanning - The Delivery Sortation System (DSS) allows offices and other delivery units to efficiently capture arrival at unit scans on packages, and it tells the operator which route the package belongs on.  Comments (Count)


USPS stops delivering to Brooklyn residents because “mailbox is not in guideline” The residents were told by their local carrier that the mail slots on their doors were too low and that they would need new doors or be forced to affix outside mailboxes on their homes or rails. The letter from the post office said their "mailbox is not in guideline of USPS."   Comments (Count)


Grand Jury declines to indict Letter Carrier charged with animal cruelty

A grand jury has declined to indict a North Texas mail carrier charged with animal cruelty after a pet dog on his route with injured and had to be euthanized.


Florida Rural Carrier Associate charged in missing mail case

Alabama rural carrier jailed after delivering mail under the influence

Ex-Idaho City Postmaster Pleads Guilty to Theft

USPS Denies Insurance Claim for Damaged Package


September 08, 2014

One Map to Show Where USPS Will Cut 7,000 Jobs

A Government Executive analysis of postal estimates show the consolidation plan will result in a net job loss — jobs lost at each facility minus those being relocated to existing plants — of 7,320.   Comments (Count)


Carper, Coburn Call on Senate Appropriations Committee to Oppose Proposed Moratorium; Support Comprehensive Postal Reform - Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Ranking Member Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) sent a letter to Senate Appropriations Committee late Friday to caution the Members about implementing a moratorium on postal facility closures and urge support for the bipartisan, comprehensive the Postal Reform Act of 2014, which was passed out of committee earlier this year.   Comments (Count)


USPS testing grocery deliveries in San Francisco

The two-month test, which began in August, is being conducted in San Francisco with Amazon. Customers can order groceries through the Amazon Fresh service and the Postal Service will deliver them early the next day, between 3 a.m. and 7 a.m.  Comments (Count)


Northern California residents questioning USPS plan to move mail sorting to Oregon - the roughly 100 people who showed up for a recent town hall meeting in Eureka, CA thought the notion of Humboldt county mail being sorted in Medford, and then being sent right back to Humboldt for delivery, was not just inefficient but could have unforeseen consequences.  Comments (Count)


South Carolina Postal Worker’s 50-year career wins stamp of approval

When Otis Barr first joined the ranks of the U.S. Postal Service, ZIP codes were just a year old, first-class stamps were 5 cents and he was earning $2.64 an hour as a part-time flexible clerk in manual operations.  Comments (Count)


The Postal Service rolls the delivery dice

Congress’s plan to get nothing done

Retirement Claims Backlog Dips in August

Mississippi father, son plead guilty on charge of  conspiracy to steal USPS equipment

Photo: A picture-perfect Post Office in Seaside, Florida

OIG: What is the number one idea you have to raise USPS revenue?

Direct Mail Remains Impactful

Inside the Retirement Community for Mail Carriers


September 07, 2014

USPS Graphic: City letter carriers returning after 5 p.m.

This graphic covers the percentage of city letter carriers returning after 5 p.m. nationwide in FY 2014 (October to April)   Comments (Count)


Video: USPS Package Delivery Fail

USPS cutting rates to win e-commerce business

USPS's big delivery edge: no parking tickets

Knightdale, NC preps for switch to central mailboxes

AmazonFresh tries using the US Postal Service to deliver its groceries


September 06, 2014

Illinois Postal Workers save child from sexual predator

Peoria, IL Branch 31 letter carrier Cristy Perfetti, who has carried mail for 22 years, was returning from her route one day in May of 2013. As she parked her truck at the post office loading dock, she saw a disturbing scene. A man was walking with a 10-year-old boy through the post office parking lot, and the boy looked frightened and kept looking in her direction. Comments (Count)


Postal Unions Hold Joint Webinar on USPS Plant Consolidations

The four postal unions held a joint webinar on Aug. 28 for union members at the 82 sites where plants are scheduled for consolidation or closure beginning in January 2015. The occasion marked the first time the four unions have engaged in joint training at the national level. More than Half of Senate Now Backs Call to Stop USPS Consolidations || Connecticut Senators, APWU Denounce USPS Consolidations   Comments (Count)


Man wanted $50 and police in attempted robbery of North Carolina post office


September 05, 2014

USPS workshare partner expanding to East Coast with lease of 16,000 sq. ft mail center in Burlington, NJ - ODMS is part of USPS's Work Share Program, a program that provides mailers and presort bureaus with significant discounts for preparing mail according to strict USPS specifications. This involves physically trucking the mail across the country to its nearest Network Distribution Center (NDC) or Sectional Center Facility (SCF). This allows the mail to bypass many of the postal processing facilities,   Comments (Count)


One USPS Station Manager pleads guilty, another Station Manager sentenced in Bribe Scheme - Former USPS Station Manager pleaded guilty today to bribery in connection with a scheme to obtain U.S. Postal Service contracts in exchange for bribe payments. Another former USPS Station Manager was sentenced to 20 months in prison for the same bribery scheme.    Comments (Count)


Video: Mailman Parks In Handicap Spot

When a disabled Vietnam Vet was trying to get to a chiropractor appointment. When he got to the strip mall someone had already taken the handicap parking spot. But it wasn't a person who needed it--it was a postal worker picking up mail at The UPS Store.  Comments (Count)


USPS update on Napa and Vallejo delivery and retail operations

USPS to expand products eligible for free Package Pickup on September 7th

Amazon, U.S. mail test grocery deliveries around San Francisco

Heroic Greer postman invited to appear on Ellen DeGeneres Show

Postal Places: A look at USPS places across the country!


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