Postal Supervisor Wins $1.1 Million in Disability Case against USPS over handicap parking space

1/23/2018 – Former USPS Maintenance Supervisor Anthony Sansone, a 30-year veteran of the U.S. Postal Service, was awarded $1,128,774 in damages in a disability discrimination lawsuit brought against USPS. On Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, Senior US District Court Judge Milton Shadur awarded Mr. Sansone $828,744 in lost wages; this is in addition to an earlier […]

USPS Statement on Operations after Government Shutdown

USPS operations will not be interrupted due to the Gov’t shutdown, & all Post Offices will remain open for business as usual. Because we are an independent entity that is funded through the sale of our products & services, & not by tax dollars, USPS will not be impacted. pic.twitter.com/FS7kyvlONV — U.S. Postal Service (@USPS) […]

USPS to Issue Priority Mail Express and Priority Mail Stamps January 21st

1/19/2018 KANSAS CITY, MO — The U.S. Postal Service will issue the new $24.70 Priority Mail Express Sleeping Bear Dunes stamp and the $6.70 Byodo-In Temple Priority Mail stamp Sunday, Jan. 21. A special dedication ceremony will take place at Michigan’s Sleeping Bears Dunes National Lakeshore later in the year. A special dedication ceremony will […]

USPS issues Year of the Dog stamp

HONOLULU — The U.S. Postal Service today dedicated the Year of the Dog Forever stamp, the 11th of 12 stamps in the Celebrating Lunar New Year series during a first-day-of-issue ceremony at the Chinatown Cultural Plaza. Considered the most important holiday of the year for many Asian communities around the world, the Lunar New Year […]

40 USPS trucks in Oakland CA targeted with graffiti

OAKLAND, Calif. (Jana Katsuyama/KTVU) – U.S. Mail trucks in Oakland have been targeted by taggers in recent months, leaving the red, white and blue painted vehicles covered over in graffiti and black letters. “We have to have those repainted and cleaned,” said Jeff Fitch a postal service inspector and spokesman. Fitch says the tagging outside […]

APWU: WARNING! USPS Voluntary Early Retirement has Potential Side Effects

01/11/2018 – The Voluntary Early Retirement (VER) recently announced for eligible Clerk Craft employees by the Postal Service has generated many questions from the members of the APWU. The Postal Service published a list of 93 questions and answers shared with our members in an earlier Web article. Many are asking, “Should I accept early-out […]

Pennsylvania mail carrier waives hearing on charge of inappropriately touching female customer

A Franklin postal carrier accused of inappropriately touching a woman on multiple occasions and breaking into her home during a mail delivery waived his preliminary hearing Wednesday in Venango County Central Court. Terry Duck, 47, of Seneca, was charged with felony counts of burglary and criminal trespass, in addition to two misdemeanor counts of indecent […]

USPS: Hatch Act’s social media guidelines explained

1/10/2018 You’ve heard of the Hatch Act, but how much do you know about it? If you’re unfamiliar with the law, here’s a quick primer — including do’s and don’ts when it comes to social media usage. • First things first: The Hatch Act exists to protect you. The law, which dates to 1939, aims […]

Postal worker discovers ‘community gun’ in Cincinnati OH mailbox

1/10/2018 9 MM handgun located has been connected to several crimes CINCINNATI — A handgun found in a mailbox is believed to be a community gun, according to Cincinnati police. “They leave them there knowing that the next guy behind them may use that gun,” Lt. Col. Paul Neudigate of the Cincinnati Police Department said. […]