Bill introduced to make federal new hires “at will” employees, limit union official time

7/25/17 Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Ind.) finally re-introduced legislation H. R. 3257 that would classify all new federal hires as “at-will” employees. The harshest provisions would target new hires, but other provisions in the PAGE Act would impact current employees and senior executives. Immediate suspensions Agency heads could choose to immediately suspend a current employee for misconduct […]

Virginia postal worker accused of stealing over 50 letters, greeting and gift cards

7/24/17 Virginia Beach, VA — A postal worker has been indicted, accused of stealing and destroying mail. Thomas Graves was indicted on July 20th, 2017. Court records state that in April of this year he allegedly stole 4 Target gift cards that were mailed from inside the lobby of a post office in Virginia Beach. […]

Video: Mail carrier accused of destroying fence and leaving the scene in Houston

Mail carrier accused of running down fence in W. Houston neighborhood 7/24/17 HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — One mail carrier in a west Houston neighborhood is accused of delivering damage instead of letters and packages. A postal office worker was caught on camera driving straight over a fence and then backing up and leaving the scene. […]

Washington, D.C. Post Office Manager and Two Letter Carriers Found Guilty of Bribery and Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana

US Department of Justice Press Release: 7/24/17 A U.S. Postal Service (USPS) post office manager and two letter carriers were convicted Friday after a week-long jury trial in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on one count each of conspiracy to commit bribery, bribery and conspiracy to distribute marijuana as a result […]

Video: GAO Lists Key Considerations for Potential Changes to USPS’s Monopolies

VIDEO: The Watchdog Report Podcast Goes on Location to Discuss the U.S. Postal Service’s Monopolies What GAO Found 7/24/17 – The value of the U.S. Postal Service’s (USPS) letter delivery and mailbox monopolies was $5.45 billion in fiscal year 2015, according to the most recent estimate prepared by the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC), the regulator […]

Man going 100 mph crashes into mail truck injuring letter carrier

7/23/17 CHICOPEE – A man accused of driving about 100 miles an hour on Granby Road and running a red light has been arrested after allegedly causing a three-car crash Saturday. Jonathan Cotto, 24, of 355 High St., New Britain, Connecticut, was arrested immediately after the 5;15 p.m. crash. Cotto is being accused of speeding […]

Florida Postal Worker Pleads Guilty to Theft of Mail

A former United States postal worker has pled guilty to theft of mail she obtained from her delivery route in Hillsboro Beach, Florida. Acting U.S. Attorney Benjamin G. Greenberg of the Southern District of Florida and Special Agent in Charge Maximo Eamiguel, United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General (USPS-OIG), Southern Area Field Office, […]

Video: Postal workers find new ways to beat the heat

7/21/17 JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT)–This hot weather makes you want to stay inside all day. But for some folks, their jobs require them to be outside. From door to door and mailbox to mailbox, postal workers do their jobs even when the temperatures are scorching. “It can be tiresome,” local mail carrier Shawn Vansell said.”It definitely […]

USPS Detroit NDC takes unique approach to reduce ‘missent parcels’

Team approach Plant reduces ‘missent parcels’ 7/21/17 Detroit District’s largest facility has taken a unique approach to slash the percentage of parcels that are processed and dispatched to an incorrect zone. Through the efforts of a special team of managers and employees, the Detroit Network Distribution Center has reduced these “missent parcels” by 55 percent, […]