Amazon Now Hiring for Over 120,000 Jobs in the U.S. This Holiday Season

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 12, 2017– Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced it is creating more than 120,000 positions this season across its U.S. network of fulfillment centers, sortation centers and customer service sites. Last year, thousands of holiday positions were transitioned to regular, full-time roles after the holidays and the company expects to continue that trend this year. […]

NARFE Applauds House Passage of TSP Modernization Act

10/11/2017 Alexandria, VA – The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) applauds passage of the TSP Modernization Act of 2017, H.R. 3031, by the House of Representatives today. The legislation would provide much needed and long overdue flexible withdrawal options for Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) participants. NARFE President Richard G. Thissen issued the […]

NARFE: COLA Announcement Reinforces Need for a New COLA Formula

10/13/2017 Alexandria, VA – The cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) to federal civilian retirement annuities and Social Security benefits will be 2.0 percent in 2018, pursuant to the latest consumer price data released this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Richard Thissen, president of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE), issued the […]

GOP candidate arrested for mailing pipe bomb package that exploded and injured pregnant postal worker

A former Republican political candidate in Indiana who authored a right-wing blog was arrested this week for allegedly mailing a pipe bomb and a threatening letter containing a bullet to two of his political opponents. The pipe bomb exploded at a post office, leaving a pregnant postal worker with “cuts, abrasions and bruises to her head, legs, […]

Virginia Postal Employee Sentenced for Stealing Items from the Mail

10/13/2017 Roanoke, VIRGINIA – A former employee of the United States Postal Service was sentenced yesterday in federal court for stealing items from the mail, including cash, Acting United States Attorney Rick A. Mountcastle announced. Michelle Spinner, 56, of Big Island, Virginia, was sentenced yesterday to a period of probation of two years and ordered […]

Ohio postal worker indicted for receiving methamphetamine

10/13/2017 A U.S. Postal Service letter carrier and a Euclid man were indicted for a conspiracy in which they received more than two kilograms of methamphetamine from California, U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman said. Marquacia Deshawn Morris, 26, of Woodmere, and Devon Williams, 23, of Euclid, were indicted on one count of conspiracy to possess with […]

USPS reveals African American History and Culture Forever Stamp

U.S. Postal Service recognizes the richness of the African American experience with issuance of Celebrating African American History and Culture Forever stamp 10/13/2017 WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service today issued the Celebrating African American History and Culture commemorative Forever stamp as a special tribute to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and […]

USPS reports impact on operations due to California wildfires

The Pacific Area and the Bay Valley District report the following impacts to operations due to wildfires in the area The following offices are closed and customer are being served through the Alternate Location identified below.  The locations are: Oct. 13, 2017, 2:30 p.m. ET California wildfires Bay Valley Oakland, San Jose, Napa, Berkley, Carmel, […]