FedEx to slap dimensional pricing on packages handled in concert with USPS

9/20/2017 The companies say dimensional pricing is necessary to properly compensate them for handling lightweight and bulky packages that occupy disproportionate amounts of space aboard an aircraft or ground vehicle. As e-commerce volumes continue to grow, the companies have said they handle a larger proportion of packages with those characteristics, and can no longer price […]

USPS hiring over 1,000 postal employees for year-round help in Colorado

Hiring Spree: Postal Service Looking For Year-Round Help In anticipation of a record holiday mailing season, the Postal Service is hiring more than 1000 employees to work at processing facilities and Post Offices along the Front Range. The open positions include, City Carrier Assistant, Rural Carrier Associate, Assistant Rural Carrier, Mail Handler Assistant, Casual Mail […]

Postal Worker alleges she was terminated by USPS for requesting FMLA pregnancy leave

9/20/2017 SCRANTON – A woman alleges she was terminated from her position with the U.S. Postal Service because she requested leave for her pregnancy. Tyra Johnson filed a complaint on Sept. 4 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania against United States Postal Service alleging violation of the Family and Medical […]

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. […]

Video: Over 80 Texas Neighborhood Associations Working Together to Take On Mailbox Thieves

9/18/2017 SAN ANTONIO – Cluster mailboxes have proven to be a bonanza for thieves, filled with credit cards, blank checks, medications, personal data and more — all for the taking. As president of the Northeast Neighborhood Alliance, John Clamp said the problem is so pervasive, many leaders of more than 80 neighborhood associations have come […]

FedEx to increase Shipping Rates effective January 2018

MEMPHIS, Tenn., September 18, 2017 … FedEx Express, FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight, subsidiaries of FedEx Corp., will increase shipping rates effective January 1, 2018. FedEx Express will increase shipping rates by an average of 4.9% for U.S. domestic, U.S. export and U.S. import services. FedEx One Rate pricing will increase by an average of […]

Togolese National Charged with Identity and Mail Fraud in Massachusetts

9/18/2017 BOSTON – Roukayatou Damerogo, 32, a citizen of the Republic of Togo, residing in East Hartford, Conn., was arrested on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, and charged in federal court in Boston with one count of identity theft and one count of mail fraud. U.S Magistrate Judge David H. Hennessy scheduled a detention and probable […]

Kansas Mail Carrier Sentenced For Stealing Gift Cards from Mail

9/18/2017 WICHITA, KAN. – A former mail carrier in Sheridan County was sentenced Monday to six months in prison for stealing mail he was supposed to deliver, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said. The defendant was ordered to pay $4,000 in restitution. James N. Stephenson, 25, formerly of Hoxie, Kan., and now living in Basehor, Kan., […]