USPS: Hatch Act’s social media guidelines explained

1/10/2018 You’ve heard of the Hatch Act, but how much do you know about it? If you’re unfamiliar with the law, here’s a quick primer — including do’s and don’ts when it comes to social media usage. • First things first: The Hatch Act exists to protect you. The law, which dates to 1939, aims […]

Massachusetts Postal Employee pleads guilty to embezzling over $22,000

1/8/18 BOSTON – A former postal employee pleaded guilty today to embezzling over $22,000 from the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). Dennis Reis, 37, of Taunton, pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement and theft of public money, property or records before U.S. District Court Judge Denise J. Casper, who scheduled sentencing for April 25, 2018. […]

User error by supervisor leaves Houston-area USPS employees underpaid

12/27/17 HOUSTON – Some United States Postal Service employees in the Houston area, saddled with 14-hour days and seven-day workweeks over the last month because of the holidays, have been underpaid thousands of dollars, Channel 2 Investigates has learned. “Every week they say: ‘Next Friday, next Friday, next Friday,’,” one veteran letter carrier said. He […]

USPS carrier caught throwing package, swearing at teenager

DAVENPORT, Fla. — A USPS carrier is not only tossing packages on tape, but a homeowner says she’s delivering bad behavior. Back in September, Lynda Burton began noticing her packages were showing up broken, damaged and sometimes even opened. That inspired her to install a RING doorbell to capture carriers on film. “I wanted to […]

Former Rochester NY postal employee sentenced for stealing smartphones from the mail

12/7/17 ROCHESTER, N.Y. — U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Bobby Bullard, Jr., 35, of Rochester, NY, who was convicted of theft by government employee, was sentenced to 90 days in jail and one year supervised release by U.S. District Judge David G. Larimer. The defendant was also ordered to pay $648 […]

USPS to deliver early in the morning, later in the evening during holidays

and Seven Days a Week With the holidays in full swing, the Postal Service is delivering more cards, letters, and packages every day. This means our customers will start to see postal employees delivering packages earlier in the morning, later in the evening, and on Sundays. “The Postal Service is well prepared to meet our […]

Postal Employee claims USPS is faking package deliveries in Herriman UT due to holiday understaffing

12/1/17 HERRIMAN, Utah — A Postal Service employee claims a Utah Post Office is faking package deliveries and falling short on mail distribution, and they say it’s because of understaffing during the holidays. It’s the thick of holiday season deliveries, as postal workers rushed from house to house in Herriman on Friday carrying packages to […]

NALC: Letter Carriers Back Pay update

From NALC 12/1/17 Active letter carriers All active career letter carriers received their back pay in today’s paycheck. This payment covers the period of time from Sept. 3, 2016, through August 18, 2017. During this period, career letter carriers received three wage increases: a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) of $21 annually, effective Sept. 3, 2016; a […]

Woman says postal employee forcefully threw packages onto her porch

11/27/17 Greece, N.Y. – An internal investigation is underway after a woman claims a USPS worker mishandled her mail packages Monday morning. Daneane Nucci says she saw it happen in real time while she was at work. She uses a security app that tracks when people walk towards her front door. In the video, Nucci […]

South Carolina Postal Employee has accumulated over 3,000 hours of sick leave

11/27/17 They call her the “iron woman.” Yolanda Habal, a custodian at the Greenville, SC, Main Post Office, has accumulated more than 3,000 hours of sick leave. USPS recently recognized Habal for this achievement. “The attainment of this award puts Yolanda in an elite group,” said Postmaster Stephanie Banks. “Her reliability, dependability and strong work […]