Senator Tester Meets with PMG to find out how USPS is addressing problem of delayed mail

10/5/2017 – Senator Defends Rural Montanans, Holds Postmaster Accountable (U.S. Senate)-Following reports that postal managers intentionally delayed mail in Montana, U.S. Senator Jon Tester met with Postmaster General Megan Brennan in his Washington office to ask her how she was addressing the situation. “The leadership at the Postal Service needs to understand that going back […]

USPS responds to WashPost story about OIG report on Delayed Mail

10/2/2017 USPS Comments on Recent Washington Post Story We consider any allegations of the mishandling of mail (Washington Post article) very seriously. We take issue that the OIG subjectively selected eight plants out of our postal network of more than 250. It also mischaracterized our plants as rural or urban entities. The OIG’s flawed methodology […]

Senators Urge PMG to Implement Formal Training Requirements for Postal Managers after reports of delayed mail

Heitkamp, McCaskill Call for Immediate Action Following Inaccurate Postal Service Reporting of an Estimated Two Billion Pieces of Delayed Mail 9/18/2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) called on U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Postmaster General Megan Brennan to take immediate action to remedy a significant lack of training requirements […]

Senator Tester to USPS: Terminate Faulty Postal Managers, Address Poor Service and Inaccurate Reporting

Tester Demands Accountability After New Reports of Intentional Mail Delays 9/19/2017 (U.S. Senate)-Following reports that 2 billion pieces of mail were delayed in delivery, U.S. Senator Jon Tester has tough words for the U.S. Postal Service. Postal employees have reported that supervisors have been intentionally delaying mail in order to meet arbitrary quotas and goals. […]

OIG Report finds USPS not accurately reporting delayed mail

United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General Audit Report Delayed Mail Validation 8/10/.17 Background The U.S. Postal Service considers mail to be delayed when it is not processed in time to meet the established delivery day. Mail processing facilities are required to complete daily counts and self-report on-hand mail, delayed mail, late arriving mail, […]

USPS responds to “Delayed Postal Delivery Means Wasted Absentee Votes” article

From Forbes: US Postal Service (USPS) consumers are seeing declining service standards. They know their packages don’t arrive on time. What they may not realize, however, is that this may also cost them their vote. 38 states require absentee ballots to be received by election day. However, USPS rules have changed and that first class […]

OIG: Staffing, outdated operating plan created delayed mail at consolidated North Houston P & DC

The North Houston P&DC did not update its official operating plan after the consolidation ended in May 2015. The most recent operating plan was approved in May 2012. This management alert presents the results of our self-initiated review of the Timeliness of Mail Processing at the North Houston, TX, Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC). Our […]

Second NY Mail Carrier pleads guilty to accepting bribes to deliver drug packages

Last month a 16-year veteran New York letter carrier pleaded guilty to his role in a drug distribution ring. Today, a second letter carrier  also admitted to accepting payments to carrying boxes of drugs shipped to specific addresses. her federal charges of accepting bribes to deliver packages after he was implicated in a drug trafficking […]

Ohio letter carrier charged with delaying delivery of mail

Former Postal carrier charged with delaying delivery of mail A federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment charging Keauntee Redfern, 37, of Cleveland, and a former U.S. Mail Postal Carrier, with delaying U.S. Mail, that was entrusted to him for delivery to citizens of Northeast Ohio, said Steven M. Dettelbach, U.S. States Attorney for the Northern […]

APWU: Congress Approves Spending Bill; Fails to Address Epidemic of Delayed Mail

Congress approved an appropriations bill on Dec. 18 to fund the government through 2016, but failed to include a measure that would have restored postal service standards to their pre-January 2015 levels. The primary purpose of an appropriations bill is to fund the government, but budget bills are often amended to include policy provisions, also […]