Issues arise in Richmond VA area as USPS faces rapidly changing mail arena

5/27/17 Mail deliveries made at night and at different times of the day. Mail not delivered at all in some instances. Mail tampered with. Mis-delivered mail. Spotty service. Richmond-area residents have a lot to say about their mail service. For all of the complaints, many people say they have no problems. Some wonder if the […]

Video: Madison County AL mail carrier accused of feeding dog meatballs with nails

MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) – Some homeowners in Madison County say their mail carrier fed meatballs with nails in them to their dog. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is investigating, as is the U.S. Postal Service. The homeowners say they saw the mail carrier throw out something on two separate occasions near the mailbox off […]

USPS contract truck crash sends boxes of medical supplies into river

5/27/17 LEVENWORTH, Wash. – The Washington State Patrol is asking the public to report any shipping packages found along Peshastin Creek from milepost 184 to US 97 downstream to the Wenatchee River. Around 8:30 a.m. Saturday a Postal Express truck was involved in a collision on US 97, six miles southeast of Leavenworth. .  source: […]

Mail Handlers Issues Statement on Trump White House Budget

National Postal Mail Handlers Union (NPMHU) Trump and Congress Take Aim at Federal and Postal Employees 5/27/17 The last few days have seen a litany of proposals, both from the White House controlled by Donald Trump and from a Congress controlled by a Republican majority, that are aimed at the benefits of federal and postal […]

APWU: White House 2018 Budget Proposal Targets Postal Workers and Postal Services

05/26/2017 – This week the White House released their budget proposal for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, as they do every fiscal year. There are a number of disturbing provisions which will directly affect postal workers and postal services for the American people. The White House’s budget proposes $46 billion in “savings” to the Postal Service […]

OIG Testifies that USPS Should Require Advance Electronic Customs Data

USPS Office Inspector General Audit Finds Significant Failures in Postal Service Screening of Inbound International Mail WASHINGTON, D.C – Today, before a hearing of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (PSI) chaired by Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), Acting Postal Service Inspector General Tammy Whitcomb criticized the Postal Service for failing to request advance customs data […]

NAPS: Trump Budget Would Reduce Postal Paychecks, Retirement Benefits

National Association of Postal Supervisors (NAPS) Leg/Reg Update : 5/25/17 The Fiscal Year 2018 budget sent to Congress by President Trump earlier this week proposes legislative changes that would impose dramatic cuts in federal retirement benefits for current and future retirees and potentially erode the current size of postal employee paychecks.  It also would provide […]

NARFE Reaction to President Trump’s First Budget

An Egregious, Unprecedented Attack on Federal Employees and Retirees Alexandria, VA – The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) expressed outrage following the release of President Trump’s first budget request to Congress. NARFE President Richard G. Thissen issued the following statement: “President Trump’s first full budget is nothing short of an egregious, unprecedented […]

NALC Response to Trump 2018 Federal Budget

On May 23, the White House released its Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposal as a follow up to the “skinny budget” released in March. The $4.094 trillion request, titled “A New Foundation for American Greatness,” proposes job-killing delivery service cuts at the U.S. Postal Service and calls for massive federal spending reductions over 10 years, including […]

Postmasters : 2018 Trump Budget Targets Retirees and Adopts Obama Postal Proposals

Fiscal Year 2018 Trump Budget Targets Retirees and Adopts Obama Postal Proposals 05/24/17 – As anticipated, President Trump’s just-unveiled fiscal year 2018 budget levies significant additional costs on current federal and postal employees, while also reducing the value of their retirement benefits. In addition, the budget suggests a number of postal reform proposals previously made […]