Video: Post office holds couple’s mail after chihuahua complaint

August 24, 2015 HOUSTON (KTRK) –Ginger the Chihuahua may be small, but she’s causing big problems between her owner, Jessica Rocha, and the Post Office. “My dog is defenseless, she’s very nice,” Rocha said. “She likes people.” In June, Rocha received a notice from the Post Office requesting she confine her dog or keep it […]

USPS to reduce staffing (RIF) of Customer Service and Post Office Operations Managers

From National Associations of Postal Supervisors (NAPS) : The Postal Service has released it’s staffing proposal for Manager, Post Officer Operations and Manager, Customer Service Operations along with the timeline outlining the associated Reduction in Force. In addition, the Postal Service has released an analysis of each respective position. This will be updated as we […]

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 […]

NLRB Charges Postal Service with Illegal Surveillance of Staples Protests

12/12/2014 –  The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has charged the USPS with illegally spying on postal employees while they protested outside a Staples store in Atlanta on March 4 and 9, 2014. “Respondent has been interfering with, restraining, and coercing employees in the exercise of the rights guaranteed” in Section 7 of the National […]

OIG finds problems with USPS Amazon Sunday Delivery at 40 of 134 hubs

USPS OIG Report: Sunday Parcel Delivery Service Operational inefficiencies existed during Sunday parcel deliveries in scanning, sorting, vehicle loading, and using the DRT software in street delivery at 40 of 134 hubs we visited in four districts. In October 2013, the U.S. Postal Service entered into a Negotiated Service Agreement (NSA) with Amazon Fulfillment Inc. […]

US Postal Service Poised to Make Devastating Cuts in Service – Postal Workers to Deliver Message – ‘Stop Delaying America’s Mail’ – At 150 Protests in 50 States

APWU Press Release: 11/13/2014 Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe and the USPS Board of Governors, the board that oversees the U.S. Postal Service, are poised to make devastating cuts in service to the American people – cuts so severe that they would forever damage the U.S. Postal Service. On Jan. 5, the USPS is slated to lower […]

Evansville, IN Postal Manager charged with stealing veterans prescription drugs

(October 28, 2014) A grand jury in Indiana has indicted a Manager of District Operations (MDO) at the Evansville, Indiana Mail Processing and Distribution Facility (P&DF) on charges of stealing prescription pain medication addressed to veterans in Indiana and Kentucky. According to a news release issued by  (Acting) U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of […]

US Postal Management’s Dysfunctional and Failing Culture

by: Mark Jamison; A retired Postmaster having served the town and community of Webster, N.C. I worked for the Postal Service for thirty years, the last fourteen as Postmaster of Webster a small town in the mountains of North Carolina. Over the years, I became an increasingly outspoken critic of the Postal Service. While I […]

Postal Service strives to maintain a deep bench for executive jobs

In the face of budget deficits and a shrinking workforce, the U.S. Postal Service is looking to develop its leaders and recruit new talent, according to an agency official. In an interview with Government Executive, USPS Chief Human Resources Officer and Executive Vice President Anthony Vegliante said having a strong workforce succession planning process to […]

USPS OIG: Former Postal Marketing Exec Robert Bernstock misused staff, contractors

From the Federal Times The U.S. Postal Service’s former top marketing executive repeatedly used government staff — and at least two business associates he hired with sole-source contracts — to manage his personal finances and outside business interests, according to a new report. Robert Bernstock, who resigned June 4, admitted to Office of Inspector General […]