Tulsa OK Postal Worker Files Suit Against USPS: ‘They Were Punishing Me For My Pregnancy’

TULSA, Oklahoma – A Tulsa woman is suing her employer, the United States Postal Service.| In her lawsuit, Robin Jones claims the USPS broke federal law by failing to accommodate her high-risk pregnancy.Jones works as a custodian at the downtown Tulsa post office. Back in 2014, when she was pregnant with her daughter, the job […]

U.S. Postal Service Releases Annual Dog Attack City Rankings, Los Angeles tops list

LOS ANGELES — The number of postal employees attacked by dogs nationwide reached 6,755 in 2016 — more than 200 higher than the year before. The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) released its annual ranking of top dog attack cities today, highlighted safety initiatives to help protect its employees and offered tips to pet owners. “Even […]

Postal Service Issues New Forever Stamp Celebrating Mississippi Statehood’s 200th Anniversary

Happy Birthday Mississippi! 3/31/17 GULFPORT, MS — The U.S. Postal Service today debuted a Forever stamp at a first-day-of-issue ceremony during the South Mississippi bicentennial celebration at Centennial Plaza commemorating the 200th anniversary of Mississippi statehood. The Mississippi Statehood commemorative Forever stamp is the latest addition to the Postal Service’s Statehood series. The stamp features […]

PRC Report Shows USPS Financial Concerns Persist Despite Improvements in Liquidity

3/31/17 Washington, DC – Today the Postal Regulatory Commission (Commission) released its Financial Analysis report, which analyzes the United States Postal Service’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 overall financial position. In FY 2016, the Postal Service generated an Operating Income of $610 million despite an increase in operating expenses and the expiration of the exigent surcharge […]

Federal Grand Jury Indicts 8 Individuals Charged In $158 Million OWCP Health Care Fraud Scheme

March 24, 2017 DALLAS – An indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Dallas this week, and unsealed today, charges eight individuals with offenses related to their participation in a health care fraud scheme, announced John Parker, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas. The defendants charged are:      Jamshid Noryian, aka “James […]

USPS: We are not “in good financial shape” as Op-ed To The Hill On PRC 10-Year Review claims

3/23/17 While the U.S. Postal Service welcomes constructive dialog surrounding the Postal Regulatory Commission’s (PRC) 10-year review of the pricing system for market-dominant products, we cannot let false and irresponsible claims made by several mailing industry leaders in a recent The Hill op-ed go unchallenged. Although we remain optimistic about our future with continued aggressive […]

NALC recommends PRC eliminating postage price cap on first class mail

3/23/17 NALC submits comments in PRC’s rate-setting review The Postal Regulatory Commission’s (PRC) required 10-year review of the way the U.S. Postal Service sets its prices for postage and postal products is underway, with NALC making an official submission to the agency before the public comment window closed on March 20. Chief among NALC’s recommendations […]

Ex Postal Worker, wife admits scamming USPS, VA out of $1.2 million in benefits

Holland Couple Pleads Guilty In Connection With Fraudulent Receipt Of Over $1,000,000 In Veterans Benefits And Postal Workers Compensation 3/22/17 BUFFALO, N.Y. – Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Richard Klaffka, 59, and his wife, Cathleen Klaffka, 62, both of Holland, NY, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara […]