Man’s Identity Stolen When Mail Is Fraudulently Forwarded

1/9/2015 – A resident reported to Wheaton police that someone filled out a fraudulent change of address form and had his mail forwarded to Miami, FL, reports said. Police said the resident received a notice from the U.S. Postal Service security division confirming a recent “change of address” request. The resident was advised that the […]

Bel Air MD mail carrier retires after 40 years

Mail carrier Dennis Schultz, who retired Jan. 2 after nearly 41 years with the Postal Service, was lauded by his colleagues and family for going “above and beyond” for the downtown Bel Air customers he has served since 1981, but Schultz just sees it as providing good customer service. “He gives customer service beyond what […]

2015 USPS Plant Consolidation Schedule Updated January 9, 2015

1.9.15 – 2015 USPS Plant Consolidation Schedule Updated January 9, 2015. The list of postal facilities below show the most recent changes . Nearly all of the remaining postal facilities show N/A= not applicable for processing Delivery Point Sequence (DPS) letters and flats mail in activating facilites.. USPS Plant Consolidation Schedule Updated January 9, 2015 […]

USPS Data Breach Was For Profit – ‘Health Files’ Fetch Handsome Figures, Indicate Investigators

1.8.15 Stealing of healthcare related information is highly lucrative for the cyber criminals. Incidentally, the data servers of the United States Postal Service (USPS) were illegally tapped into in September, but the information about the crime surfaced in November. The coordinated stealth attack was earlier estimated to have resulted in almost 800,000 USPS employees having […]

OIG: Postal Service, Customers Would Suffer if Mail Processing Were Privatized

01/08/2015 – A little-noticed OIG report bolsters the union’s position that mail processing plants are crucial to Postal Service operations and should not be privatized. Many Americans view the Postal Service as having only two components: those who deliver mail and those who assist you at the window, the Dec. 8 report notes.  Some have […]

USPS Service Standards Map effective January 1, 2015

1.8.15 – USPS service standards map – The Postal Service published the new First Class Mail service standard in map format.: Service Standards Maps [Market Dominant products]. The blue overnight delivery areas are completely gone.  Is a picture worth a thousand words? Customers can enter their own ZIP Code and see that the blue overnight area […]

Video: Letter Carriers Brave Below Zero Temps

Letter Carriers Brave Below Zero Temps 1.7.15 – When the mercury falls below zero, it can prove especially challenging for anyone who has to work outside. That is especially true for mail carriers in Northcentral Wisconsin, who still need to deliver on time no matter what the weather. Postal worker Ben Kovar says he spends […]