USPS OIG: What Can the Postal Service Do to Retain Noncareer Employees?

June 10, 2016 Employee turnover costs the Postal Service thousands of dollars per employee. Retaining employees within the organization eliminates the administrative costs of hiring new employees, training, and the impacts on performance associated with learning a new job. Although turnover cannot always be avoided, the Postal Service can reduce it by doing the right […]

Video: Florida postal worker accused of stealing mail from his route

5/26/16 OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — A longtime United States Postal Service worker is accused of stealing mail from his route for years. Investigators said they found several hundred pieces of mail, dating back two years, in Victor Sanchez’s garage after receiving a tip earlier this month he was destroying stolen mail. Sanchez, 48, was a rural […]

NAPUS honors Senator Heitkamp with award for protecting rural mail service

Heitkamp Receives National Award for Protecting Rural Mail Service Nearly 400 North Dakotans Have Already Responded to Heitkamp’s Fix My Mail Survey She Launched Last Month Click Here to Take Heitkamp’s Fix My Mail Survey 3/5/16 WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp, a member of the Senate committee overseeing the U.S. Postal Service, was […]

Canada Post’s Underclass of Women Workers

3/8/2016 OTTAWA – On International Women’s Day, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers is drawing attention to the situation of its rural mail carriers, 70% of which are women. Compared to their mostly male letter carrier counterparts in urban areas, rural and suburban mail carriers earn 20% less for doing the same work “We’re working […]

Senator Heitkamp Launches New “Fix My Mail” Survey

Senator Continues Efforts to Make Sure the Voices of North Dakotans are Heard & Improve Rural Mail Delivery 2/23/16 WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp, a member of the Senate committee overseeing the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), today launched a new Fix My Mail survey to gather feedback from North Dakotans about challenges with […]

USPS: 2015 Christmas pay procedures for Rural Carriers

The 2015 Christmas period for rural carriers begins Saturday, December 5, 2015 (Week 2, Pay Period (PP) 26-2015), and ends Friday, December 25, 2015, end of Pay Period 27-2015. During this period, certain timekeeping and pay rules apply. Timekeepers, including Postmasters, supervisors, and other employees responsible for rural carrier time and attendance recording, should become […]

Postal Worker Killed On The Job In Two-Vehicle Accident

U.S. Rural Mail Carrier Killed On The Job In Western Kentucky PRINCETON, KY – A two-vehicle wreck that took a woman’s life near Princeton Monday is under investigation, according to Kentucky State Police. KSP says the wreck happened around 3:21 p.m. Monday on U.S. 62, about a mile west of Princeton. Mail carrier Paula Brown, 50,of Fredonia was stopped on the emergency strip on […]

Sen. Peters Introduces Bill to place moratorium on USPS closures, ensure permanent 6-day delivery

Senator Peters Introduces Bill Supporting Rural Mail Delivery Service Legislation Issues Two-Year Moratorium on Mail Processing Facility Closures, Ensures Permanent Six-Day Delivery, improve postal employees morale Tuesday, July 14, 2015 WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) today joined his colleagues in introducing legislation to improve rural mail service and delivery and provide protections for […]

North Carolina postal worker killed by tree was about to be a grandmother

Funeral set for 10-year North Carolina Rural Carrier tomorrow U.S. mail carrier Lisa Rudisill Wilkerson died Saturday in Denver, N.C. when a large tree fell onto her mail truck during a severe thunderstorm. Wilkerson lived in Sherrill’s Ford and had two children, a son, 19, and a daughter, 22. Her daughter is pregnant with Wilkerson’s […]

New bill exempts Florida Rural Carriers from wearing seat belts while delivering mail

Florida Governor signs bill allowing rural carriers to deliver mail without wearing seat belts May 22, 2015 – Northwest Florida state senator Greg Evers (R-Baker) sponsored a bill last year that would allow rural letter carriers to deliver mail without wearing seat belts. The state’s law requiring motorists to wear seat belts included limited exemptions, […]