USPS Initiative focuses on employee wellness

If you began the new year resolving to get healthy, good news: USPS wants to help. The Postal Service recently introduced a “holistic wellness” program to help employees focus on their wellbeing year-round. The effort, which Chief Human Resources Officer Jeff Williamson discussed in a recent video, encourages employees to get the most out of […]

Postal Employees stop money order scam

Mt. Pleasant, SC, Retail Associate Daniel Richardson knew what to do when a woman recently tried to cash an altered money order for $1,000. Earlier, Richardson had read a Postal Inspection Service warning about money order counterfeiters operating in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. Richardson asked the woman to step out of line. He […]

USPS rang in Lunar New Year by issuing Year of the Monkey stamp

New Forever Stamp Celebrates Lunar New Year – Stamp Recognizes Year of the Monkey 2/5/16 NEW YORK CITY — The U.S. Postal Service rang in the Lunar New Year by issuing the Year of the Monkey Forever stamp today. The official first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony took place in the D’Angelo Center at St. John’s University – […]

Man who wore “Inspector Clouseau” mask while robbing 2 Post Offices gets prison

The bandit who wore an a plastic mask resembling “Inspector Clouseau” from the “Pink Panther” movies while robbing a bank and two post offices is now headed to prison. 2/5/16  PHILADELPHIA – Blair Thomas, Jr., 30, of Lansdowne, PA, was sentenced today to 384 months in prison for robbing a bank, attempting to rob postal […]

USPS to Implement Flats Postal Automated Redirection Systems

Postal Employee Impact Expected at CFS Sites 02/05/2016 – In a letter dated Jan. 29, 2016 the Postal Service notified the APWU that it plans to activate Flats Postal Automated Redirection Systems (FPARS) in 17 locations where there are Central Forwarding System (CFS) sites. Deployment of the new equipment is expected to impact employees in some […]

Ohio letter carrier charged with workers compensation fraud

A letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service has been charged with defrauding the Department of Labor, law enforcement officials said. Douglas A. Joachim, 51, of Wadsworth, concealed and falsified his medical condition and physical abilities to the Labor Department’s worker’s compensation program. He is employed as a letter carrier and, on numerous occasions, was […]

Sacramento resident catches fake postal worker on video

Sacramento Police are looking for a man impersonating a postal worker, and stealing mail from homes in north Sacramento. According to U.S. Postal Inspector Jeff Fitch, a resident at a home along Del Paso Boulevard. and Palo Verde Avenue recorded surveillance video showing what appears to be a postal worker coming to the resident’s mailbox. He then pretends […]

New bill would allow mailing publications with marijuana ads through USPS

February 4, 2016  Wyden, Merkley, Blumenauer, Bonamici Introduce Bill Allowing Written Marijuana Ads in States Where Marijuana is Legal Washington, D.C. – Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley joined with Reps. Earl Blumenauer and Suzanne Bonamici today to introduce a bill that would allow publications in Oregon and other states where marijuana is legal to mail […]