New York postal worker found guilty of over $429,000 Workers’ Comp Fraud

ALBANY, NEW YORK – A jury today convicted Carol-Lisa Gutman, age 62, of Delmar, New York, of conducting a 15-year fraud scheme in which she received about $429,000 in federal disability benefits. The announcement was made by United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and Eileen Neff, Special Agent in Charge for the Northeast Area of […]

Pennsylvania Postal Worker Charged With Embezzling $11,611 From Post Office

June 22, 2016 WILLIAMSPORT – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced the filing of a Criminal Information yesterday charging Lori Regel-Childs with misappropriation of funds from the U.S. Post Office in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. According U.S. Attorney Peter Smith, Regel-Childs, age 52, allegedly took approximately $11,611 from the South […]

Postal Worker accuses USPS of wrongful termination under FMLA

6/2/2016 PITTSBURGH — A former employee is suing the U.S. Postal Service, citing alleged violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act and wrongful termination. Tiffany Alder filed a complaint on April 26 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against USPS alleging that the former employer allegedly violated the Family […]

OSHA proposes $119,000 in penalties for serious violations at USPS Des Moines mail facility

6/2/2016 OSHA finds USPS Des Moines postal sorting facility located at 2323 Forest Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa failed to train workers in emergency plans, blocked exits and routes, had inoperable fire doors The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Des Moines Area Office cited the postal mail sorting facility for two repeated […]

USPS, Mail Handlers Memorandum addresses bidding procedures during ongoing negotiations

5/19/16 – Memorandum (MOU) Addresses NPMHU Bidding Procedures During Bargaining Postal Employees represented by the NPMHU will be allowed to bid under the new contract, whether or not the parties reach a tentative settlement, extend bargaining, or enter into impasse procedures. Successful bids on or after May 21, 2016 will be counted towards the bid […]

Donald Trump bumper sticker lands postal worker in hot water

3/8/2016 Leola, PA – The 23-year-old Quarryville resident Tomas Strouhal put a Trump bumper sticker on his 2003 Chrysler Sebring and hung up a newspaper clipping inside his locker at the Leola post office, where he works. But Strouhal’s employer took issue with them. Citing the Hatch Act, which governs political activity by federal employees, […]

NY Letter Carrier played in softball leagues after claiming OWCP benefits

2/12/16 SYRACUSE, N.Y. — A woman is accused of collecting more than $94,000 on disability from her job with the U.S. Postal Service while playing in several softball leagues. Lynn M. Allen, 47, of Marcy, was arraigned Friday in federal court in Syracuse, announced U.S. Attorney Richard Hartunian. A five-count indictment charges her with wire […]