USPS says network back to normal after outage

Postal Service Back to Normal After Electronic Glitch Fixed The U.S. Postal Service says it’s fixed the electronic glitch that had disrupted some services — and that everything is back to normal. Spokesman David Partenheimer says in an email that the agency’s communication network was restored Friday night. “Postal Service back up,” he says. A […]

USPS network outage affecting some post offices

USPS network outage Some Post Offices currently are experiencing system outages. Service is expected to return later today. USPS Outage message for large customers — 11 a.m. Feb. 13, 2015 Some Postal Service information technology applications continue to be non-functional today following yesterday’s unplanned network outage. The outage has resulted in postal email being down […]

Video: U.S. Postal Museum Features Stories of Slave-Carried Mail

U.S. Postal Museum Features Stories of Slave-Carried Mail Before the introduction of home mail delivery, slaves often carried letters to and from the post office. Slave-carried mail is usually identified by a notation—called an endorsement—that also served as a travel pass. These mail messengers could be an important source of news if they overheard discussions […]

West Virginia USPS contract station clerk convicted of stealing money

Morgantown woman convicted of stealing government money CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA Samantha Christopher, 35, of Morgantown, West Virginia, was convicted in federal court today of misappropriating government money, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced. An investigation by the United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General revealed that throughout late 2013 and 2014, Christopher […]

NALC joins ‘Grand Alliance’ to Save Our Public Postal Service

February 12, 2015 The NALC has joined a wide range of progressive national organizations in a coalition known as “A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service.” The alliance’s stated goal is to fight for the protection and enhancement of a vibrant USPS, both now and for generations to come. It is made up […]

Video: downtown Toledo postal sorting facility closing in April

Video: downtown Toledo postal sorting facility closing in April The downtown Toledo postal sorting facility will be closing in April. It’s located on Saint Claire near Newton and Collingwood. Some union members received a notice in the mail Wednesday telling them it would be closing in 60 days. Toledo (OH) News, Weather and Sports […]

64 National Organizations Launch ‘Grand Alliance’ to Save Our Public Postal Service

Danny Glover Releases Video: ‘Our Postal Service’ On Feb. 12, 2015, more than 60 national organizations joined forces to launch A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service. The debut of the Alliance included the premiere of a video featuring actor-activist Danny Glover, the creation of a new website, and many messages on social […]

USPS Contracting Officer and Contractor Charged with Bribery Scheme in Connection with Awarding of Mail Delivery Contracts

A former U.S. Postal Service contracting officer, along with a mail delivery contractor, were indicted today for engaging in a scheme to defraud the Postal Service through bribery and kickbacks in connection with the awarding of contracts to deliver the mail. Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney […]

Meadows introduces the ‘Eliminating Pornography From Agencies Act’

Congressman introduces bill to ban federal employees from watching porn at work February 11, 2015 Washington, DC— Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC) introduced the Eliminating Pornography from Agencies Act on Wednesday, which would prohibit federal employees from accessing pornographic or explicit material on government computers and devices. Last year, an Inspector General report revealed that one […]