USPS creates pickup locations for treasury checks, medications in areas affected by Hurricane Harvey

Treasury checks San Antonio — Hurricane Harvey’s impact on the Texas Gulf Coast resulted in the temporary suspension of mail delivery service, as well as the closure of some postal facilities in the Postal Service’s Rio Grande District. We realize our customers depend on the mail every day and we are working hard to reconnect […]

“Why Did They Shoot Him” – Asked Mother of Injured Charlotte NC Letter Carrier

Postal worker critically shot; USPS offers $50,000 for answers CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A mail carrier was seriously injured after being shot Thursday afternoon in west Charlotte, police said. Ed McDaniels was working his route on Archer Avenue near Clanton Road when the shooting happened, his mother told Channel 9. “I want to know what happened,” […]

Wisconsin Postal Worker charged with mail theft

8/24/2017 MADISON, WIS. — A federal grand jury in the Western District of Wisconsin, sitting in Madison, returned the following indictment today. You are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.  The maximum statutory sentence is prescribed by Congress and is provided […]

USPS to seal or remove collection boxes during Trump visit to New York City

Neighborhood Collection Boxes Receive Temporary Seal / Removal NEW YORK, NY – In the interest of safety and security, postal officials will seal the Postal Service’s collection boxes in relation to the presidential visit, to remain closed until Wednesday, Aug. 16, in New York City. The familiar blue collection boxes will be sealed, and in […]

USPS Reports Fiscal Year 2017 Third Quarter Results

Revenue of $16.7 billion, essentially flat compared to third quarter last year excluding prior year change in accounting estimate Urgent need remains for postal reform legislation and regulatory relief in addition to continuing management initiatives 8/10/17 WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service reported revenue of $16.7 billion for the third quarter of fiscal year 2017 […]

Video: GAO Lists Key Considerations for Potential Changes to USPS’s Monopolies

VIDEO: The Watchdog Report Podcast Goes on Location to Discuss the U.S. Postal Service’s Monopolies What GAO Found 7/24/17 – The value of the U.S. Postal Service’s (USPS) letter delivery and mailbox monopolies was $5.45 billion in fiscal year 2015, according to the most recent estimate prepared by the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC), the regulator […]

Texas Congressman introduces bill to make absentee voting free for voters

Washington, D.C.  – Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, co-chair of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus, introduced H.R. 6494, the Postage Free Ballot Act, that will make mail-in absentee ballots free of charge for voters nationwide. Three years after the Supreme Court tasked Congress to update the 1965 Voting Rights Act, Rep. Veasey remains committed to making […]

USPS: City and Rural Carrier Assistants applaud new training academies

USPS is providing city and rural carrier assistants with improved training, part of a broader effort to strengthen workforce development. The organization has established city carrier assistant (CCA) and rural carrier assistant (RCA) academies in all seven areas. The weeklong academies offer classroom training, followed by on-the-job training. Topics covered range from scanning to safety […]