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 […]

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 […]

USPS Offer to Retired City Carriers for Holiday City Carrier Assistant

From reader: A USPS letter soliciting a retired city carrier to be a Holiday City Carrier Assistant.  At $16.07/hr their pay is slightly more than a regular CCA, which is $15.63/hr.  Holiday CCAs are limited to working 28 days from December 5th to January 1st.  Holiday city carrier assistants are subject to the following: […]

USPS Arizona District strengthens training for City Carrier Assistants (CCAs)

August 4, 2015 Arizona District has strengthened training for city carrier assistants (CCAs), employees who fill in for regular carriers on their routes and perform other mail delivery and collection tasks. The program offers newly hired CCAs hands-on experience before they’re assigned to a unit to deliver mail. “[The curriculum] has greatly improved the retention […]

Video: Postal Worker dies after shooting firework off his chest

July 7, 2015 – COLUMBUS, Texas – Colorado County sheriff’s officials said a Columbus man died after shooting a firework off his chest. Justin Bartek, 30, died at Columbus Community Hospital on Tuesday. “He just had an infectious spirit, whenever you met him you met a friend,” said Erica Jackson. Bartek [a city carrier assistant]  […]

South Dakota postal worker charged with mail theft

South Dakota City Carrier Assistant  (CCA) charged with mail theft June 20, 2015 A postal employee in western South Dakota has been indicted on a mail theft charge. Daniel Newman, a City Carrier Assistant (CCA) hired in 2014 from Rapid City,  South Dakota is accused  of stealing money, gift cards and other items contained in letters, […]

USPS job fairs slated for April 29 – 30 in Ada OK, Landover MD and Minnesota

USPS job fair slated for April 29 at ADA, Oklahoma Post Office – 8 Rural Carrier Associate (RCA) positions immediately available April 20, 2015 ADA, OK — The U.S. Postal Service will sponsor a free Postal Job Fair at the Ada Post Office, 131 E. 12th Ada, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Wednesday, April […]

New York City Carrier Assistant pleads guilty to throwing away mail

Buffalo, N.Y. — U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Brian Jaszczak, 24, of Buffalo, NY, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah J. McCarthy, to a misdemeanor charge of obstruction of the mails. The charge carries a maximum penalty of six months in prison, a fine of $5,000, or both. Assistant U.S. […]

Anchorage postal worker trying to “impress” employer gets probation for throwing away mail

Anchorage postal worker gets probation, fine for throwing away mail January 7, 2015 – A former U.S. Postal Service mail carrier in Anchorage was sentenced in federal court Tuesday to one year of probation for throwing away first-class mail along his route. The U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a news release that 36-year-old Alfonso Pitpit pleaded […]

New York Postal Worker Pilfers Credit Cards for Shopping Spree

Postal Worker Pilfers Credit Cards for Shopping Spree Yvonne Jamison, 38, of Brooklyn, stole cards while employed in Freeport post office 12.15.14 MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the arrest and arraignment today of a Brooklyn employee for the U.S. Postal Service branch in Freeport for stealing seven credit cards to […]