NLRB Slams Postal Service For Failure to Bargain over Employee Data Breach

NLRB Slams Postal Service For Failure to Bargain over Employee Data Breach Complaint over Cyber Intrusion Would Set Precedent 04/08/2015 – In a first-of-its-kind complaint, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has cited the Postal Service for failing to bargain with the APWU over last year’s massive data security breach. The incident, which was revealed […]

NLRB Issues Complaint Against USPS Regarding Massive Data Breach

NRLCA Announces: NLRB Issues Complaint Against United States Postal Service for Failing to Bargain Over and Provide Information to National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association Regarding Massive USPS Data Breach ALEXANDRIA, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued a Complaint against the Postal Service alleging that it violated federal labor law by failing to […]

USPS Data Breach Was For Profit – ‘Health Files’ Fetch Handsome Figures, Indicate Investigators

1.8.15 Stealing of healthcare related information is highly lucrative for the cyber criminals. Incidentally, the data servers of the United States Postal Service (USPS) were illegally tapped into in September, but the information about the crime surfaced in November. The coordinated stealth attack was earlier estimated to have resulted in almost 800,000 USPS employees having […]

USPS data breach also affected workers comp files of 485,000 postal workers

USPS OWCP Medical File Hack Affected Nearly Half a Million Postal Workers. USPS data breach affected bank and/or medical information of postal workers injured on the job. USPS sent out individualized letters to postal employees with specific information about their particular situation. So all letters will not contain the same information. From NextGov Network intruders […]

APWU Payroll Experts Issue a Warning

When management declared an Information Technology (IT) emergency due to a breach of USPS data systems recently, more than 150 systems that USPS programmers develop and administer were taken offline so they could be patched and reconfigured. The programmers – who are APWU members – were on call all hours of the day and night to get the […]

USPS ‘Cyber Intrusion update’ leaves out former employees

USPS Cyber intrusion update does not include former, retired employees or injured on duty employees who are in non-pay status. Former employees doe not have access to the video or any current updates. USPS should have some type of protocol in place to keep former employees abreast of any new or updated information on the […]

Family members of USPS workers comp employees may be affected by data breach

12.18.14 The Mail Handlers Union reported: In a new development on the earlier data breach at the Postal Service, USPS has now sent individual letters to another group of employees who may have had personal information compromised. USPS informed us that a large number of Workers Compensation records were “possibly” compromised, in some cases including […]

USPS workers comp employees medical and bank records may have been compromised

On November 10, 2014 USPS  said workers compensation records of postal employees may have been compromised. On November 20, 2014 APWU said ” Apparently, information regarding OWCP records that were shared with the Department of Labor exposed medical records, bank account and routing information for tens of thousands of employees and retirees. The Postal Service […]

Former USPS cyber security chief joins federal IT contractor

McGann Hire to Strengthen CyberSecurity Expertise McGann retired from USPS  just eight days after it was announced a major cyber intrusion that potentially compromised the data of approximately 800,000 current and former employees. McGann’s departure, however, was not related to the breach and had been planned, according to a senior USPS official. In August a […]

USPS Played Cat And Mouse With Cyber Attacker

Postal Service takes restrained, methodical approach to cyberattack. Was this the right strategy When US Postal Service (USPS) officials received word about a major network intrusion earlier this year, one of its first instructions was to take no immediate action. In an effort to prevent the intruders from knowing they had been discovered, the postal […]