End of an era: Last Postmaster appointed by a president retires

Samuel J. Mitchell made history last week. Mitchell — the last Postmaster appointed by a president — retired Jan. 31 after 52 years managing the Philo, OH, Post Office. “The Post Office has been a good living and treated me well,” he said. Mitchell became acting Postmaster in 1965 and was appointed Postmaster by President […]

Lawmakers call for federal probe of time card fraud by USPS managers in Boston

1/24/2018 BOSTON — A time card scandal at the troubled U.S. Postal Service now involves more than a dozen post offices around Boston, 25 Investigates has learned. Investigative Reporter Eric Rasmussen found the new accusations about time card cheating came from two Massachusetts congressmen and involve a dozen postal facilities in the Greater Boston area. U.S. […]

Louisiana Postal Worker Charged with Workers’ Comp Fraud

1/25/18 U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans, announces the filing of charges against LEXY LOPEZ-BATEMAN, age 40, of Slidell.  According to court documents, LOPEZ-BATEMAN was an employee of the United States Postal Service when she suffered an on-the-job injury in 2015.  She was therefore entitled to workers compensation benefits, including costs of travel to and from […]

St. Louis MO mail carrier says she was bullied at work after injured on duty

“I thought about committing suicide because it had gotten that bad,” she said. ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis mail carrier claims she was bullied on the job for months. Now, she’s on a leave of absence as USPS investigates the allegations. She claims her supervisor called her a poor, sorry mail carrier and took […]

Last USPS ‘Special Delivery Messenger’ at Elmhurst IL post office retires after 53 years

James Balluff was the last of his kind. Balluff retired this month after an almost 53-year career delivering mail — which he spent entirely at the Elmhurst, IL, Post Office. He was the office’s last employee to have the title “special delivery messenger.” The title was given to individuals who were hired for Special Delivery mail, […]

Massachusetts letter carrier fails to deliver 758 pieces of mail

BOSTON – A former Fitchburg postal employee pleaded guilty today in federal court in Worcester to obstruction of mails. Stephen Lehto, 37, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of obstruction of mails. U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge David H. Hennessy scheduled sentencing for April 13, 2018. While working as a postal carrier for the United […]

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. […]