USPS OIG: What Can the Postal Service Do to Retain Noncareer Employees?

June 10, 2016 Employee turnover costs the Postal Service thousands of dollars per employee. Retaining employees within the organization eliminates the administrative costs of hiring new employees, training, and the impacts on performance associated with learning a new job. Although turnover cannot always be avoided, the Postal Service can reduce it by doing the right […]

OIG: USPS $498 million Mobile Delivery Devices (MDD) not performing as expected

The following is from an audit by the USPS OIG on “Mobile Delivery Device (MDD) Deployment and Functionality” July 8, 2015 – Mobile Delivery Devices (MDD) are new handheld scanners that allow U.S. Postal Service letter carriers to track package delivery in real-time. Package visibility is essential for the Postal Service to be competitive and […]

Obama, GOP pushing cuts to Workers’ Comp for Federal and Postal Workers

According to the Washington Post: President Obama’s administration, with support from House Republicans, is pushing reductions to workers’ compensation for federal employees — to the consternation of fellow Democrats and his union allies. Like the Obama administration, Rep. Tim Walberg (Mich.), the Republican chairman of a House Education and the Workforce subcommittee, cited “concerns” that […]

Baltimore letter carriers keep mail moving during recent unrest in city

May 8,2015 Postal Service employees in Baltimore say they were proud to keep the mail moving despite recent unrest in the city. “I came to work to deliver to my customers because it’s my duty to provide them service,” said Letter Carrier Britt Danik, who works at Druid Station, located in one of the neighborhoods […]

Rural mail carrier (RCA) ejected from mail truck after colliding with SUV in Pennsylvania

April 27, 2015 Two people, including a mail carrier (rural carrier associate [RCA])  , were injured when a mail truck and an SUV collided in Washington County Monday, emergency officials said. Samantha Mueller, 30, of Canonsburg told police she was driving her mail truck along the shoulder of the 1800 block of Route 980 in […]

Video: Mail Carrier Hailed As Hero For Helping Toddler

Mail Carrier Hailed As Hero For Helping Toddler WILKES-BARRE — Wilkes-Barre police took custody of a toddler after finding the child alone inside a Hazle Street apartment Friday morning. Officers said the toddler was bruised and wearing only a dirty diaper, alone in a filthy place, with a space heater on. A mail carrier walking […]

USPS: From the top – Letter carrier donates roofs to neighbors in need

Pocatello, ID, Letter Carrier Brett Hochhalter regularly passes homes in need of repair on his route. At least once a year, he does something about it. Hochhalter, who owns a contracting business on the side, donates at least one free roof a year to homeowners who need them. The company’s employees do the work with […]

Postal Service exploring possible redesign of uniforms

The Postal Service is testing redesigned uniforms with a focus on evaluating the performance, functionality and safety features of various winter gear. Approximately 2,000 employees are participating in cold-weather apparel tests in Boston, Houston, Milwaukee and Pittsburgh. USPS hopes to test warm-weather apparel in other cities in the spring. “Uniforms are a marker of personal, […]

Two Georgia drug dealers get prison for armed robbery spree targeting letter carriers

ATLANTA, GA – William Wilkins and Michael Fairnot-Woods have been sentenced to 18 years and 15 years in federal prison, respectively, for their roles in an armed robbery spree that targeted U.S. Postal Service letters carriers in Decatur and Lithonia, Georgia.  The robberies were part of a scheme to steal a rival drug dealer’s marijuana […]