Postal Employee claims USPS is faking package deliveries in Herriman UT due to holiday understaffing

12/1/17 HERRIMAN, Utah — A Postal Service employee claims a Utah Post Office is faking package deliveries and falling short on mail distribution, and they say it’s because of understaffing during the holidays. It’s the thick of holiday season deliveries, as postal workers rushed from house to house in Herriman on Friday carrying packages to […]

APWU Clashes with USPS on New 3971 Language

12/01/2017 – The Postal Service’s Request for or Notification of Absence (Form 3971) has been amended to include a new section applicable to those going on leave without pay (LWOP) for official union business.  This new section states: LWOP – Union Official (Required Certification) By signing this form, I certify this request is not for […]

Montana Postal Employee Gets Prison, Ordered to Pay Almost $1.0 Million for Workers Comp Fraud

11/30/17 GREAT FALLS – The United States Attorney’s Office announced today that Deborah Joy Durand, a 55-year-old resident of Fruitland, Idaho, was sentenced to 15 months in prison, two years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $903,316.48 in restitution and forfeiture.  U.S. District Court Judge Brian Morris Morris presided over the sentencing hearing. At […]

Petersburg VA mail carrier charged after car repossessed with hundreds of pieces of mail inside

11/3017 PETERSBURG, Va. – A Petersburg mail carrier is facing charges after the Inspector General confirms his personal vehicle was repossessed with several hundred of pieces of mail inside. Some of that mail included hundreds of pieces of first class mail, advertisement mail, and Social Security checks of Petersburg residents, according to the Inspector General […]

USPS: No merit to claims of misrepresenting delivery times in Atlanta

The Postal Service takes allegations such as these very seriously. However, the information available to us indicates there is no merit to the claims raised in the article. The Postal Service is committed to upholding the highest ethical standards and vigorously protecting the security and sanctity of the mail. Should any issue arise that may […]

Georgia Postal Worker killed outside post office Identified as 22-year-old mother

11/28/17 DEKALB COUNTY – Authorities say a 22-year-old female postal worker was shot and killed Monday night in DeKalb County. Channel 2 Action News learned the shooting happened at the post office at Wesley Chapel Road and Snap Finger Road in Decatur. The victim was identified as Tyrika Terrell. Investigators told Channel 2’s Tyisha Fernandes […]

USPS supervisor, husband charged with stealing $8,000 watch in mail

DETROIT (WJBK) – A U.S. postal worker and her husband are accused of intercepting thousands of dollars in jewelry and then selling it at a Metro Detroit pawn shop. Kewein Skinner and his wife, Shantaina, were arrested for intercepting a Patek Phillippe watch worth $8,000. According to a federal complaint, Shantaina works as a supervisor […]

Postal Worker shot, killed at Georgia Post Office

11/27/17 DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. – Federal authorities are investigating a deadly shooting at a local post office. Channel 2’s Nefertiti Jaquez learned Monday night a postal worker was seriously wounded when she was shot in the head on the job. She later died. The shooting happened at the post office at Wesley Chapel Road and […]

APWU President: USPS job cuts expected in Albuquerque

11/24/17 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Everyone knows how busy the post office gets around the holidays. However, KRQE News 13 has learned there’s something going on behind closed doors at the U.S. Postal Service that may make things a little worse. “I have encountered long lines at a lot of post offices actually across Albuquerque,” […]

Postal Workers share experience in Hurricane-affected areas

11/24/17 EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Days after Hurricane Irma devastated Puerto Rico and the Carribbean, the United States Postal Service asked for volunteers to assess the damage done to the 130 post offices in the region. East Syracuse Postal Inspector, Matthew Puro, made the trip and says landing in St. Thomas was surreal. “There were […]