USPS Plant Consolidation Schedule Updated March 20, 2015

Updated 3/20/2015 –  2015 USPS Plant Consolidation Schedule – USPS Network Rationalization Consolidation Phase II-2015. List of postal facilities that have changed move date. Central Mass P&DC to Boston P&DC (ltrs only) and Northwest Boston P&DF to Middlesex Esx P&DC (flts only) changed to original dates of April 18, 2015. April schedule (subject to change) […]

Man Convicted in 2013 Holiday Shooting , Robbery of Massachusetts Letter Carrier

Man Convicted in Holiday Shooting of Dorchester Postal Carrier BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – Following a two-week trial, a federal jury convicted a Dorchester man yesterday in connection with the shooting, robbing, and kidnapping of a U.S. Postal letter carrier days before Christmas in 2013. Keyon Taylor, 22, was found guilty of assault on a federal employee, […]

USPS OIG Audit Report: 911 Emergency Services Policy

This management alert presents concerns with regard to the U.S. Postal Service’s 911 Emergency Services Policy (Project Number 15RG012HR000). The nation’s 911 system, which has become the backbone of emergency reporting and response, was designed to provide a universal, easy-to-remember number for people to use to reach police, fire, or emergency medical assistance. People can […]

Congresswoman Barbara Lee introduces bill to halt sale and consolidation of Historic US Postal facilities

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Calls on Congress to Prevent Sale of Historic US Postal Buildings Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee introduced legislation to halt the sale and consolidation of historic US Postal Service facilities. The Moratorium on US Historic Postal Buildings Act would prevent USPS from selling any facility until all buildings listed or eligible […]

Amazon gets FAA approval to test drones

Amazon Gets Experimental Airworthiness Certificate March 19, 2015 – The Federal Aviation Administration today issued an experimental airworthiness certificate to an Amazon Logistics, Inc. unmanned aircraft (UAS) design that the company will use for research and development and crew training. The FAA typically issues experimental certificates to manufacturers and technology developers to operate a UAS […]

Video: Detroit postal worker beat up, hospitalized after trying to break up fight

A postal worker is in critical condition after trying to do the right thing. He was trying to break up a fight between a bunch of kids when he was attacked. “He’s nice, he’s caring, he’s sweetheart, he do anything for anybody,” said Kanishia Hollins, victim’s granddaughter. It was supposed to be a lucky day. […]

NALC: Employee safety paramount following suspicious letter report

From the National Assoc. of Letter Carriers – 3.19.15 The following Mandatory Safety Talk was provided to the NALC. National business agents have been asked to distribute the information to all branch contacts and to follow up to make sure that the mandatory talks are in fact given. Please advise NALC Director of Safety and […]

Video: Oklahoma letter carrier accused of stealing mail from elderly residents

GUTHRIE, Okla. – An Oklahoma postal carrier is accused of stealing from residents along his rural Logan County route. The victims say while they can’t prove it, they think thefts have been happening on and off again for about a year. Glenn Spunaugle is the one who reported the crime. “Some people were telling us […]

House budget ‘plan’? Cut letter carrier pay (again)

The federal spending plan for Fiscal Year 2016 released by the House of Representatives on Tuesday once again aims to cut letter carriers’ pay. The FY2016 budget measure, released by the House Budget Committee, calls for requiring all federal employees to pay more out of their own pockets toward their retirement benefits. While the House […]

Postal Service reissues Policy on Workplace Harassment

Effective March 10, 2015, the Postal Service™ reissued its Postal Service Policy on Workplace Harassment. This policy: Reaffirms the Postal Service’s commitment to pro­viding a work environment free of harassment. Supersedes MOP HR-06-10-2014, Postal Service Policy on Workplace Harassment. The Postal Service Policy on Workplace Harassment is available on the Postal Service PolicyNet website: Go […]