OSC Issues Hatch Act Social Media Guidance, Announces Postal Worker Hatch Act Violation Over Social Media Use at Work

OSC Issues Hatch Act Social Media Guidance in User-friendly Format, Announces Postal Service Employee Hatch Act Violation Over Social Media Use at Work FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jill Gerber, (202) 804‐7065,jgerber@osc.gov WASHINGTON, D.C./Feb. 13, 2018 – The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) today issued Hatch Act social media guidance for federal employees in a […]

NALC statement on USPS Q1 financial report for FY 2018

NALC President Fredric Rolando’s statement on the Feb. 9 release of the U.S. Postal Service’s financial statement for the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2018, covering the months of October, November and December of 2017: Today’s financial report for Fiscal Year 2018’s first quarter shows the Postal Service’s underlying business strength while also indicating the […]

USPS FY 2018 first quarter results – Urgent need remains for postal reform legislation

The Postal Service agrees with the PRC’s conclusion that the current consumer price index price cap does not work and needs to be changed because it does not allow USPS to achieve its mission of providing prompt, reliable and efficient universal postal services in a financially sustainable manner. Urgent need remains for postal reform legislation […]

Postal Workers make their way through Southern Tier snow

2/7/18 BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Not everyone had a snow day Wednesday. While there was a lot of focus on clearing the roads, the sidewalks present the biggest challenge for postal workers and delivery personnel. According to the U.S. Postal Service, cars driven by members of U.S.P.S. don’t have four-wheel drive. Postal workers appreciate anyone who […]

Tulsa Postal Supervisor pleads guilty in theft of marijuana from mailed packages

2/5/2018 – A U.S. Postal Service supervisor admitted Monday to participating in a scheme with another employee known as “Chuck the Sniffer” to stealing marijuana from packages at the mail sorting facility in Tulsa. Laura Mae Campbell, 47, of Claremore pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma to one count […]

Postal Employees now have access to discounted Pet insurance

Postal Service employees now have access to discounted pet insurance coverage through Trupanion. The coverage is available for domestic dogs and cats across the United States. Trupanion pays 90 percent of covered veterinary costs associated with sickness or injury. The company offers a variety of coverage and deductible options. The discount is available to employees […]

End of an era: Last Postmaster appointed by a president retires

Samuel J. Mitchell made history last week. Mitchell — the last Postmaster appointed by a president — retired Jan. 31 after 52 years managing the Philo, OH, Post Office. “The Post Office has been a good living and treated me well,” he said. Mitchell became acting Postmaster in 1965 and was appointed Postmaster by President […]

Legendary Performer and Civil Rights Activist Honored on New Forever Stamp

1/30/2018 NEW YORK — The U.S. Postal Service today celebrates the life and legacy of Lena Horne as the 41st honoree in the Black Heritage stamp series during a first-day-of-issue ceremony at Peter Norton Symphony Space. “Today, we honor the 70-year career of a true American legend,” said Deputy Postmaster General Ronald Stroman, who dedicated […]