McALLEN, Texas – A former U.S. Postal Service (USPS) carrier has been ordered to federal prison for receiving bribe money in exchange for providing addresses of postal ballot recipients, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez. Noe Olvera, a 44-year-old resident of Mission, pleaded guilty March 7, 2017, admitting he accepted $1,000 for providing the addresses […]
Delivering democracy Postal Service employees across the nation are expressing pride in the important role the mail played in this year’s elections. USPS has delivered more than 276 million pieces of Election Mail, including ballots, registration information and voters’ guides. Several states are reporting record numbers of vote-by-mail ballots. “People depend on us,” said Berwyn, […]
The federal civil service was created to operate independently of the political class and smoothly in spite of the upheaval caused by elections. In practice, lawmakers control just about every aspect of federal employees’ jobs. The day-to-day functions of federal workers remain largely without political influence, but from pay to agency budgets, lawmakers impact the […]
Durango, CO – Patrick O’Leary expected to vote in the Nov. 4 election. But when six ballots arrived at his East Fifth Avenue apartment in the past week, the Durango resident was puzzled.
Not at the office During the upcoming election season, remember to review provisions of the Hatch Act. It applies to all postal employees — including telecommuters. The Hatch Act prohibits employees from engaging in political activity while on duty, in any government office, wearing an official uniform or using a government vehicle. That means no […]
Effective October 7, 2013, the Postal Service™ will revise Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®) 703.8 to require that the balloting materials for all types of ballots, whether disseminated in hardcopy or electronically, must indicate in a prominent location the proper amount of First-Class Mail® postage that must be […]
US Postal Service Press Release: WASHINGTON – With more than 25 million ballots expected to be mailed this fall, the U.S. Postal Service is encouraging voters to mail early this election season. To ensure the timely delivery of mailed ballots, voters in the contiguous United States are asked to mail completed absentee ballots at least […]
The union that represents some postal workers had to extend elections and offer replacement ballots after the originals were apparently lost in the mail. The American Postal Workers Union of the AFL-CIO gave a Thursday deadline for union members to request replacement ballots for the election of union officers. My Fox NY