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 […]

USPS proposes alternative pricing system to postage price cap

USPS is offering comments on the 10-year pricing system review being conducted by the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC). Under a 2006 postal law, the PRC must review the system used for regulating rates and classes for market-dominant products, including First-Class Mail, USPS Marketing Mail and other mail categories. The goal is to determine if the […]

Robert Panara: Teacher and Pioneer of Deaf Studies to be Immortalized on a Stamp

3/15/2017 The Postal Service’s 16th stamp in the Distinguished Americans series honors Robert Panara (1920-2014), an influential teacher and a pioneer in the field of Deaf Studies. He inspired generations of students with his powerful use of American Sign Language to convey works of literature. At age 10, Panara was profoundly deafened after contracting spinal […]

APWU: Final Payment of $56 million Global Settlement Remedy Agreement in Checks this Week

note: Arbitrator Shyam Das ruled that APWU members are entitled to retroactive pay for time postmasters or supervisors performed craft duties in excess of limits outlined in the Collective Bargaining Agreement. 03/09/2017 – The Postal Service is distributing the final payment of the 1.6.b Global Settlement to over 13,000 active employees and retirees this week. […]

USPS: Clothes encounters – The list: 5 postal fashion statements

To celebrate the new stamps honoring Oscar de la Renta, “The list” looks at five fashion statements from postal history. 1. First uniforms. Letter carrier uniforms were authorized in 1868 — a single-breasted coat, pants, vest, cap and cape, all in cadet grey. 2. Women’s uniforms. Before specially tailored clothing was introduced in the 1960s, […]

USPS Forever Stamps Celebrates Posters of the Work Projects Administration

HYDE PARK, NY — The U.S. Postal Service today dedicated the visually striking posters of the Work Projects Administration (WPA) as a booklet of 10 designs and 20 Forever stamps during a first-day-of-issue ceremony at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, NY. The posters were created by Depression-era artists employed […]

USPS: Nebraska Statehood Forever Stamp Issued Today

Stamp Image Photographed by Nebraskan Native LINCOLN, NE — The U.S. Postal Service celebrated the 150th anniversary of Nebraska statehood today by issuing a Forever stamp depicting a photograph taken on the banks of the Platte River as sandhill cranes flew low overhead at sunset. Nicknamed the Cornhusker State, the 37th state admitted to the […]