Another Maine Postmaster Relief gets probation for stealing postal funds

August 8, 2016 Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Jayme L. Temoke, 29, of Lewiston, Maine was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge Jon D. Levy to two years of probation for misappropriation of postal funds.  She was also ordered to pay $4,367 in restitution.  Temoke pleaded guilty […]

Maine Postmaster Relief gets probation for stealing over $1,600

BANGOR, Maine — A Winter Harbor woman was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court to three years probation for stealing more than $1,600 from money order payments while working as a relief postmaster in Sullivan, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.  Sandra Melnick, 53, also was ordered to pay $1,629.55 in restitution, a release issued […]

Wisconsin Postmaster Relief sentenced for stealing $5,755 from post office to support gambling trips

MADISON, WIS. — John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Ruthmarie Haanen, 44, Milltown, Wis., was sentenced yesterday by U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephen L. Crocker to one year of probation for stealing money from the Milltown Post Office while she was a postal employee.   Haanen pleaded guilty to […]

USPS revises policy on converting Postmaster Relief to Career

ELM Revision: Postmaster Relief Conversions to Career Effective December 24, 2015, the Postal Service™ is revising the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM), section 363.1, to modify existing policy requiring a Postmaster Relief (PMR) to be separated before a conversion to a career appointment. There is no longer a need to break service in this […]

Former Postmaster Relief Sentenced For Misappropriation of Postal Funds

BOISE – Virginia Burcham, 43, of Caldwell, Idaho, was sentenced on December 7, 2015, to four years of probation and 200 hours of community service for misappropriating postal funds, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.  Chief U.S. Magistrate Judge Ronald E. Bush also ordered Burcham to pay full restitution to the United States Postal Service […]

Former New York Postmaster Relief Sentenced For Theft Of Money Orders

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – On June 15, 2015, PENNY I. AUERBACH (47), former Postmaster Relief at the Westford Post Office in Otsego County, New York, was sentenced in United States District Court after pleading guilty to one count of stealing money orders and cash from the United States Postal Service and one count of misappropriating […]

USPS Handbook EL-312 Revision: Recruitment

Handbook EL-312 Revision: Recruitment Effective December 11, 2014, the Postal Service™ is revising Handbook EL-312, Employment and Placement, section 234.7, as follows:  The heading for section 234.7 is changed from Temporary Relief Carrier and Postmaster Relief/Leave Replacement to Postmaster Relief (Remotely Managed Post Office).  Previous section 234.71 addressing Temporary Relief Carriers has been deleted. Section […]

PMRs and PMR Annuitants Receive MOU Impact Notice

From the National League of Postmasters: LEAGUE Headquarters received copies of the letters sent to current PMRs and PMR annuitants regarding the recent Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the APWU on the POStPlan arbitration. The notices let both the PMR and the PMR annuitants know that they could still be used in 2-hour offices if […]