APWU: WARNING! USPS Voluntary Early Retirement has Potential Side Effects

01/11/2018 – The Voluntary Early Retirement (VER) recently announced for eligible Clerk Craft employees by the Postal Service has generated many questions from the members of the APWU. The Postal Service published a list of 93 questions and answers shared with our members in an earlier Web article. Many are asking, “Should I accept early-out […]

Pennsylvania mail carrier waives hearing on charge of inappropriately touching female customer

A Franklin postal carrier accused of inappropriately touching a woman on multiple occasions and breaking into her home during a mail delivery waived his preliminary hearing Wednesday in Venango County Central Court. Terry Duck, 47, of Seneca, was charged with felony counts of burglary and criminal trespass, in addition to two misdemeanor counts of indecent […]

Postal worker discovers ‘community gun’ in Cincinnati OH mailbox

1/10/2018 9 MM handgun located has been connected to several crimes CINCINNATI — A handgun found in a mailbox is believed to be a community gun, according to Cincinnati police. “They leave them there knowing that the next guy behind them may use that gun,” Lt. Col. Paul Neudigate of the Cincinnati Police Department said. […]

Former East Hartford resident sentenced to over 6 Years in prison for robbing Postal Worker

1/9/2018 John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DION EDWARD THOMPSON, 40, formerly of East Hartford, and Colorado Springs, Colorado, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Robert N. Chatigny in Hartford to 78 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for robbing a U.S. Postal […]

Kansas Mailman sentenced for delivering marijuana

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A former postal worker in Johnson County was sentenced Tuesday to five years on federal probation for smuggling marijuana through the mail, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said. Terrell Dewayne Shears, 25, Overland Park, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana. In his plea, he admitted he […]

Search on for Hit-and-Run Driver Who Struck Postal Worker in Norwich CT

1/5/18 NORWICH, CT (WFSB) – Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash in Norwich on Friday morning. A United States Postal Worker was delivering mail when he was struck by a motor vehicle near the intersection of Washington Street and Chelsea Court around 11 a.m., according to police. Police said the vehicle was heading southbound toward […]

USPS offering Voluntary Early Out Retirement to Postal Clerks, Mail Handlers

The Postal Service will extend voluntary early retirement (VER) offers to eligible mail handlers and clerks, beginning Jan. 8. The offers will contain three retirement-effective dates from which eligible employees may choose: Jan. 31, Feb. 28 and March 31. While USPS has been taking aggressive steps to cut costs and increase efficiencies, additional operational changes […]

USPS saves Christmas with last minute holiday deliveries

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) – With Christmas under 24 hours away the United States Postal Service was hard at work sunday making last minute deliveries. The Eastern Maine Carrier Annex had almost 1,500 packages, cards and letters to bring to customers hoping to get their parcels before St. Nick’s arrival. “Most of us are guilty of being […]

Atlanta postmaster replaced amid late mail delivery complaints

12/12/17 ATLANTA (CBS46) – We’re learning some things have changed at the post office, while others remain the same. You may remember, when CBS46 first started investigating why mail delivery seems to always be behind schedule in Metro Atlanta, we tried tracking down Atlanta postmaster, Omar Coleman, at his office. Instead of answering our questions, […]