USPS OIG: What Can the Postal Service Do to Retain Noncareer Employees?

June 10, 2016 Employee turnover costs the Postal Service thousands of dollars per employee. Retaining employees within the organization eliminates the administrative costs of hiring new employees, training, and the impacts on performance associated with learning a new job. Although turnover cannot always be avoided, the Postal Service can reduce it by doing the right […]

Minnesota Postal Employee sentenced for mail theft

Ashley Marie Bothum, a postal support employee (PSE) formerly of Karlstad, Minn., was sentenced in United States District Court at Fergus Falls, Minn., on Tuesday, March 15 for mail theft. Bothum was employed by the US Postal Service from December 2014 to July 2015, and worked at various locations including Karlstad, Newfolden, Lake Bronson, and […]

Jury Finds Oklahoma City Postal Employee Guilty on 17 Counts of Mail Theft

Jury Finds Oklahoma City Postal Support Employee Guilty of 17 Counts of Theft of Mail Oklahoma City, Oklahoma –  On Thursday, December 3, 2015, a federal jury found JEFFREY LEMON, JR., 30, from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, guilty on 17 counts of theft of mail matter by a postal service employee, announced Sanford C. Coats, United States […]

Video: Postal Worker who admitted to stealing gift cards, cash is still on the job

(MyFoxBoston.com) — A [postal support employee-pse] worker at the Clinton Post Office was arrested Monday and charged with stealing mail. Duane Anderson, Jr. of Lancaster, a 22-year-old part time desk clerk, was arrested at the post office after investigators set up a sting. This all started when people in Clinton realized their mail was missing […]

NAPUS: Part time postmasters will earn $15.63 per hour to equal pay of Postal Support Employees

From NAPUS: I am pleased to announce an agreement with the postal service that recognizes the unfair starting wage differential of many of our PTPO Postmasters. The attached is a letter dated October 16, 2015 from the Postmaster General (Megan Brennan): Pay Adjustment PTPMs To summarize the above, if you are a PTPO Postmaster that […]

Postal Support Employee charged with mail theft

WICHITA, KS–Maria S. Alvidrez, 30, Plains, was charged Tuesday with two counts of theft of mail  according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom. Alvidrez was employed as a Postal Support Employee (PSE)  at the post office in Kismet. Alvidrez, hired in 2015, allegedly committed the crimes between April and May 2015. If convicted, […]

New Jersey Postal Worker Charged With Stolen Identity Refund Fraud

Postal Support Employee (PSE) filed 13 fraudulent Form 1040s NEWARK, N.J. – A former postal worker who allegedly used stolen identities to assist in the filing of fraudulent tax returns to generate false U.S. Treasury checks was charged today for his involvement in the scam, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Luis Martin, 24, of […]

Michigan Postal Support Employee charged with embezzlement of $61,000

Dominique C. Garrett, a 24 year-old Postal Support Employee (PSE) at the Saline, Michigan Post Office, has been charged with misappropriation of  over $61,000 in postal funds.. The initial complaint ,filed back in January, contends Garrett stole the money between April-December 2014. In November 2014, postal officials noticed “irregularities” with bank deposits at the Saline […]

Postal Worker to be sentenced after pleading guilty to mail theft

1.12.2015 EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A western Illinois postal worker will be sentenced next week after admitting in federal court that she stole mail including a debit card she used. Thirty-one-year-old Abra Albrecht’s was to have been sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in East St. Louis, but a scheduling conflict pushed the […]

USPS, APWU Contract Talks begin in mid-February

Gearing Up and Gettin’ Down (to Business) by Tony D. McKinnon Sr., APWU Industrial Relations Director Negotiations for the next collective bargaining agreement (CBA) are scheduled to begin in mid-February, and the Industrial Relations Department has been busy researching material and developing strategies for contract talks. Our goal will be to keep contract language that […]