USPS Hired Employee (s) to Monitor and Review Social Media for the “Social Media Advisory Panel”

A few months ago USPS posted a job announcement called SOCIAL CARE ANALYST, EAS-19, in WASHINGTON DC: The job monitors and reviews social media for USPS conversations, mentions and trends; evaluates social media content to identify and track the status of the USPS brand, products, and services online.    A few of the requirements included: […]

USPS responds to WashPost story about OIG report on Delayed Mail

10/2/2017 USPS Comments on Recent Washington Post Story We consider any allegations of the mishandling of mail (Washington Post article) very seriously. We take issue that the OIG subjectively selected eight plants out of our postal network of more than 250. It also mischaracterized our plants as rural or urban entities. The OIG’s flawed methodology […]

USPS: Inability to make mandated retiree health benefit payments won’t impede operations

10/2/2017 Similar to prior years since 2012, USPS did not make mandated end-of-year payments to prefund retiree health benefits. In addition, USPS did not make payments on liabilities to the Federal Employees’ Retirement System and the Civil Service Retirement System. The Postal Service will continue to deliver the mail and will pay employees and suppliers, […]

West Virginia postal worker pleads guilty to stealing pain pills from the mail

Postal worker targeted packages containing oxycodone and hydrocodone 10/2/2017 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A former postal worker who stole oxycodone and hydrocodone pills from packages pleaded guilty today, announced United States Attorney Carol Casto. Brittany Harrison, 31, of Cross Lanes, entered her guilty plea to theft of mail by a postal employee. Harrison was a federal […]

Postmasters: House to Consider Cuts to Retirement and Health Benefits This Week

10/2/2017 During the latter part of this week, the House of Representatives will vote on a budget bill (H.Con.Res. 71) that would, in part, require the Oversight and Government Reform Committee to slash postal and federal benefits by at least $32 billion over the next decade. In addition, the budget bill would move the Postal […]

Oklahoma Postal Worker Sentenced To 36 Months Probation For Embezzlement Of Mail

9/28/2017  MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that LEANDA JOANNE PRATHER, age 37, of Canadian, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 3 years probation for EMBEZZLEMENT OF MAIL BY POSTAL EMPLOYEE, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1709. The Indictment alleged that between on or […]

Man who worked for USPS 6 months, then filed fraudulent OWCP claim pleads guilty

9/28/2017 SACRAMENTO, Calif. —Michael McCree, 65, of Vacaville, CA, pleaded guilty today to one count of mail fraud, United States Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced. According to court documents, McCree worked for the United States Post Office for approximately six months in 1988 and 1989, before he filed a workers’ compensation claim for an alleged […]

Video: Mississippi postal carrier pepper sprays dogs while dropping off package

OXFORD, MS (WMC) – Two Oxford dogs were pepper-sprayed by a United States Postal Service worker. The whole thing was caught on camera, and now the USPS is investigating. The dogs’ owner, Holly, who doesn’t want her last name used, was horrified when she saw the video captured on her home surveillance camera showing the […]

USPS accepting applications for career and non-career jobs across California

9/25/2017 The U.S. Postal Service is now accepting applications for a variety of  Post Office positions needed in California.  The Postal Service plans to fill these part-time, career and non-career positions soon. Salary range for these positions is from $12.00 to $26.98 per hour, with variable work hours and work days, including holidays and weekends.  […]

Appeals Court upholds firing of Postmaster for vulgar, sexual comments and misconduct

Over the next few days, will resume posting of legal cases. The United States Postal Service (USPS) removed an Oregon Postmaster based on a charge of unacceptable conduct, supported by numerous specifications of particular incidents. The Postmaster appealed the removal decision to the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), which upheld the removal. The notice […]