Postal Workers among 28 charged in $9.5 million health care fraud scheme to steal money from OWCP

Twenty-one claimants, four doctors or medical providers, a senior claims examiner at DOL, a claims representative, and a medical provider’s employee were charged in the scheme. All but two defendants have pleaded guilty to their respective roles in the scheme. In total, the defendants were able to collectively fraudulently bill the federal government through the […]

Mail Handlers Union files lawsuit against USPS, APWU over SPSS craft determination reversal

A few days ago (August 11, 2015) the Mail Handlers Union “filed an appeal to arbitration concerning the disputed work on the Small Parcel Sorting System (SPSS), as well as an unfair labor practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).” Now, the NPMHU has filed a federal lawsuit requesting the court to halt […]

USPS, DOL settle cases over heat hazards and retaliation of postal worker who called 911

June 28, 2015 – USPS was seeking to overturn OSHA citation, penalties in heat-related death of Missouri letter carrier and USPS settled case involving postal worker who called 911 and labeled a terrorist. On September 10, 2014, U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) Administrative Law Judge Peggy Ball upheld the willful citation issued […]

Fired Postal Supervisor failed to convince Appeals Court his disability caused fight, settlement of MSPB case

Federal Court rejects  Postal Supervisor’s attempt to reinstate appeal. Postal Supervisor did not present any evidence  to establish that bipolar disorder impaired his decision-making capability. The facts collected from several cases are as follows: June 04, 2015 – On July 7, 2010, Eric Vaughan was removed from his position as Postal Supervisor, Distribution Operations, EAS-17 […]

Ex-Abington PA postal worker admits scamming customers via smartphone

Ex-Abington PA postal worker admits scamming customers via smartphone April 16, 2015 – A Pennsylvania postal worker pleaded guilty Thursday in Montgomery County Court to credit card fraud stemming from his now former employment at the U.S. Post Office in Abington. Rashaad Schell, 25, of the 5500 block of North 3rd Street, pleaded guilty to […]

Pennsylvania Letter Carrier admits to stealing from mail

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A Hanover woman has admitted in federal court that she opened mail and stole cash and gift cards while working for the U.S. Postal Service. Stacie Ann Stevens, 41, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on Thursday to a charge of destruction of mail, according to U.S. Attorney Peter Smith. The […]

DOL wanted injunction against USPS to protect whistleblowers in all postal facilities

In a recent whistleblower lawsuit against USPS, the Department of Labor  (DOL) had requested broad “injunctive relief, nationwide in scope, to vindicate the public interest in promoting safe workplaces and protecting those who dare to advocate for them.”  The DOL proposed injunction included prohibitions: against taking adverse action against any Postal Service employee on account […]

Former NALC steward’s defamation suit claims postmaster, supervisors compared him to violent people

Going Postal: Post Office Worker Sues Colleagues, Claims Defamation of Character A Bolingbrook, Illinois postal worker (also a former NALC  steward) has filed a lawsuit claiming four USPS management officials “disparaged him with libelous comparisons to violent people.” Christopher A. Johnson, a city letter carrier since 2007, filed his defamation of character lawsuit on February […]

Postal Worker to be sentenced after pleading guilty to mail theft

1.12.2015 EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A western Illinois postal worker will be sentenced next week after admitting in federal court that she stole mail including a debit card she used. Thirty-one-year-old Abra Albrecht’s was to have been sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in East St. Louis, but a scheduling conflict pushed the […]

California Postal worker charged with stealing over $9,500 in money order scheme

1.6.2015 -A former Camptonville, Calif postal worker is charged with embezzling more than $9,500 through a money order scheme. A complaint was filed Monday in Yuba County Superior Court charging Trisha Hider-Floyd, 35, with a single felony count. A warrant was issued for her arrest. According to court documents, Hider-Floyd allegedly issued money orders from […]