PMG Pat Donahoe’s Thanksgiving message to postal employees

From USPS News Link: The season is upon us when we take the time to reflect on the many things for which we are grateful: our family and friends; our co-workers; our jobs; our health and the freedoms we enjoy in America. Too often, we get caught up in the pace of everyday life and […]

USPS: Holiday postmarks begin Nov. 29

The Postal Service will offer four holiday postmarks for First-Class Mail this year. The postmarks, which will be available from Nov. 29 through Jan. 2, feature images from the new Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer stamps. The nation will be divided into four areas, with one postmark assigned to each section. To see a map that […]

USPS OIG says 31% of postal contract drivers did not always have a valid security clearance

USPS OIG: Security Clearances for Postal Service Contract Drivers This report presents the results of our self-initiated audit of Security Clearances for U.S. Postal Service Contract Drivers (Project Number 14YG008HR000). Our objectives were to determine whether Postal Service officials issued security clearances to contract drivers in accordance with policy and assess controls over the contract […]

Ohio Letter Carrier with 55 yrs. service in serious condition after getting hit by car

A well-known Springfield postal worker who has walked the downtown delivery route for more than 30 years is in serious condition Monday after he was struck by a car last week. Cephas “Smokey” Stover, 76, of Springfield remained in Miami Valley Hospital on Monday morning. He has worked for the post office since 1958. Shannon […]

Video: Snow Delays Mail Delivery in Hard Hit Areas, Across Western New York

11-23-2014 – BUFFALO, N.Y. – Last week’s early blast of winter weather hampered mail delivery in hard hit areas and other parts of Western New York, but the postal service is working to get things back to normal. Staff worked this weekend to catch up on sorting, and there was even limited delivery Sunday in […]

USPS Played Cat And Mouse With Cyber Attacker

Postal Service takes restrained, methodical approach to cyberattack. Was this the right strategy When US Postal Service (USPS) officials received word about a major network intrusion earlier this year, one of its first instructions was to take no immediate action. In an effort to prevent the intruders from knowing they had been discovered, the postal […]

New Postmaster General’s Goal: Act Like Private Sector

Note: The following are excerpts from an article by the Wall Street Journal. Megan J. Brennan Sees ‘Plenty of Upside’ for Financially Strapped Postal Service Ms. Brennan, who has spent nearly three decades at the agency since her yearlong stint as a letter carrier, is on deck to become the nation’s first woman postmaster general. […]

The Missouri Letter Carrier turned FedEx driver who sued and won

Reggie Gray thought working for FedEx was his ticket to a better life. 11-20-2014- It turned out to be anything but: His years as a driver for FedEx Ground ended with him filing for bankruptcy and taking the company to court. Gray is one of the thousands of FedEx  drivers who have sued the company […]

Lufkin mail carrier shot, Dallas USPS investigating

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -The Lufkin Police Department confirms a woman was shot Saturday while delivering mail on Sayers Street in Lufkin. They say the Dallas U.S. Postal Service is investigating the incident. The victim says she cannot release any information about what happened, but her injuries are not life threatening.

NY letter carrier arrested for DWI after hitting postal truck at post office

November 22, 2014 – Utica, NY – A letter carrier was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated on Saturday in Utica, NY, police said. On Saturday, November 22 around 5:00 p.m., Utica Police Department officers were called to the Pitcher St. station of the U.S. Postal service for an accident. The UPD Officer spoke […]