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NRLCA membership approves new 3-year contract with USPS

The National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association (NRLCA) membership has ratified a new three-year labor contract with the Postal Service. .  Comments (Count)


USPS: Shirley Temple Becomes the 20th Inductee in the Legends of Hollywood Stamp Series



USPS, NRLCA reach tentative 3-year agreement

USPS and the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association (NRLCA) have reached a tentative agreement on a new three-year labor contract.   Comments (Count)



Postal Supervisors at Pennsylvania USPS facility exchange blows after name-calling - Postal Supervisors come to blows after name-calling, cops say Two U.S. Postal Service supervisors exchanged blows at Allentown, PA facility   Comments (Count)


Mail Carrier attacked by woman, dog

Surveillance video shows a woman and her dog both attacking a postal worker who authorities say was trying to get a parcel accidentally delivered to the woman’s home. New Mexico man charged with striking letter carrier in head with brick  Comments (Count)


25 postal trucks parade past home of NY teen battling cancer

The United State’s Postal Service delivered a dream come true to one of its biggest fans Tuesday morning. Matthew's dream is to be a mailman


Charges dropped against Brooklyn mailman for not delivering 40,000 pieces of mail

Federal prosecutors have dropped criminal charges against Brooklyn, New York  postal worker who was arrested in [2014] after investigators found 2,500 pounds [40,000 pieces] of mail stashed in his home and car.  Comments (Count)



Co-Workers defend Postal Worker indicted on assaulting USPS supervisor

Some postal workers spent Tuesday defending Martin and decrying what they call bad management at the United States Postal Service Office in Downtown Memphis. Video: USPS supervisor attacked; worker found, arrested for assault  Comments (Count)


Updated:  Thursday | April 28, 2016  


USPS ‘Postal Pulse’ Survey Finds Turmoil in Postal Workforce

Survey Says: No Recognition for Good Work; Supervisors Don’t Care for Workers as People; Don’t Feel Job Is Important; Fellow Employees Not Committed to Doing Quality Work. A survey of postal employees conducted last year for the United States Postal Service paints a dire picture of the state of  postal workforce. (4/28/16) Comments (Count)

Senator Wyden Calls for National Vote-By-Mail to Fight Back Against New Barriers to Voting

Wyden Introduces National Vote By Mail, Breaks Down Barriers, More time to resolve registration problems, Makes voting more accessible for working & disabled Americans & seniors  (4/28/16) Comments (Count)

Senator Heitcamp Receives Commitment from PMG to Visit North Dakota to get firsthand look at mail problems

Senator Has Heard from Nearly 500 North Dakotans who Filled Out Survey; Senator Invited Brennan to ND to Hear About Challenges Firsthand  (4/28/16) Comments (Count)

Finland’s Mail Carriers To Start Mowing Lawns, Deliver Meals, home services

Some of Finland’s mail carriers will begin to mow residents’ lawns on a weekly basis starting on May 17th as a way to compensate for a declining demand for postal services  (4/28/16) Comments (Count)

USPS Flats Sequencing System (FSS) locations and number of machines

List of the most current FSS locations and Map of 47 FSS Sites and Number of Machines  (4/27/16) Comments (Count)


Thinking about the future of the post office: An interview with USPS Amanda Weaver

An interview with Amanda Weaver, Market Research Analyst at USPS OIG, Risk Analysis Research Center by Melody Kramer April 26, 2016 Imagine receiving a text message every time a new letter was placed in your mailbox, or your city receiving a notification when there was a new pothole in your neighborhood  (4/27/16) Comments (Count)


Come on Down ! North Carolina letter carrier to appear on Price is Right  today

Some parts of Tuesday, Feb. 2 are still a little blurry for letter carrier, and people can see for themselves the reason why on Thursday, April 28.The Zebulon. NC resident was scheduled to be in Los Angeles for a church conference that week in February, so he did what many people dream of doing and registered for tickets to the CBS game show “The Price is Right.” Fast-forward a few months, and life mostly carries on as normal for Phillips – except for the part about him expecting to receive any day now the five prizes plus cash he won while making it as a finalist on the popular television game show.  (4/27/16)

White-Tailed Deer Jumps Through Window of Downtown Post Office in Kingsport TN

While it is not at all out of the ordinary to see deer in several area neighborhood sub-divisions in Kingsport, it is an extremely uncommon occurrence in the Downtown area.  (4/27/16) Comments (Count)


GOP Congressman requests USPS OIG to intervene in Nebraska mail problems

A constituent told me he had received the invitation to the meeting that same day. Although the invitation had been sent in a timely manner, most people in the community saw it when they returned home from work—after the event. I found the whole thing quite embarrassing.  (4/27/16) Comments (Count)


USPS: Ambassadors to train postal managers across nation to help improve workplace environments

The Postal Service is committed to changing its culture,” said Employee Engagement Executive Director Kelvin Williams. “The ambassadors will help us improve our organization, one workplace at a time.”  (4/25/16) Comments (Count)


Senator McCaskill questions if USPS is undercharging competitors for “Last Mile” delivery

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill today questioned the U.S. Postal Service’s pricing for its “last mile” of delivery in rural areas, and why she believes it may be losing money by under-charging competitors  (4/24/16) Comments (Count)



USPS awards $96 million contract for 3,339 Extended Capacity Delivery Vehicles

Last year USPS signed a contract worth over $250 million to  purchase 9,113 2016 Ram ProMaster 2500 commercial vans as extended capacity delivery vehicles.  The contract  was awarded  to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles LLC (FCA). The purchase was separate from the pending  USPS Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV) contract and contract award for USPS Intermediate Walk-In Body Delivery Trucks.   (4/22/16) Comments (Count)


The Nineteenth-Century Idea that Could Keep the U.S. Postal Service Alive

Why does the U.S.P.S. seem to be so comparatively uncreative? To find out about new initiatives that I might have missed, I called Gary Reblin, the service’s vice-president of new products and innovation,  Reblin told me that, in order to cut costs, he and his colleagues have been looking at closing some post offices and, instead, offering smaller-scale postal services—an app  (4/22/16) Comments (Count)






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April 28,  2016

Former Illinois letter carrier pleads guilty to mail theft

South Orange Calls Meeting with USPS Over Residents’ Complaint

Sleepy Eye Mail Carrier Promoted to Postmaster in Springfield

Royal Mail may ban deliveries over mail snatching cat


April 27,  2016

'Neither Snow nor Rain' showcases colorful history of US Postal Service

Four Ways the USPS Thinks it Could Redefine its Diminishing Role in Your Life

Family Blames USPS Truck for Causing Crash

Drunk mail carrier crashes into sign, registers nearly .30 BAC 

Karpenko, Penner receive appointments in USPS Market and Sales

Senate Committee Approves Jeffrey Rosen nomination to USPS Board, Carper Urges Action by Full Senate

Post Office to Teton park: Your stamp isn't in the mail

Post office mural stands the test of time

Berkeley: Activists celebrate legacy of 17-month post office occupation


April 26,  2016

USPS Recognized as 2016 Top Federal Agency for Supplier Diversity

USPS Can’t Be Sued Over Delayed Wedding Invitations, Judge Says

Video: Man Admits To Blowing Up Mailbox With Pipe Bomb To Impress Girlfriend
Postal Service to Hold Job Fair in Sioux Falls


April 25,  2016

Queens: Cops arraigned in beating of postal worker

USPS, VA Shuffle Chairs of IT Executives

Man accused of 'going postal' at Taunton MA post office

NYPD cop charged in postal worker beating was sued for allegedly whacking man with baton


April 24,  2016

Thieves raiding San Fernando Valley mailboxes prompt USPS to take action
Mary-Anne Penner appointed USPS stamp services director


April 23,  2016

USPS: Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park Stamp 

Video: Problems with mail delivery continue for Orange County FL residents

Video: Mailbox Theft Plagues Vallejo CA Residents


April 22,  2016

Orlando post office CCA accused of stealing checks

USPS Closing Pocahontas Post Office under "emergency suspension" Citing Numerous Safety Concerns

Postal Worker Helps Police Nab Package Thief

USPS: Hundreds of people fishing mail out of collection boxes in NY


April 21,  2016

Video: Postal Worker Sues NYPD For $100 Million After Detectives Allegedly Beat Him

A U.S. postal worker is filing a lawsuit against the NYPD, after two officers were indicted for allegedly assaulting him. NYPD cop charged in postal worker beating was sued for allegedly whacking man with baton ||  Two New York PD detectives indicted for assaulting postal worker   Comments (Count)


Letter Carrier Doug Hughes gets 120 Days in prison for flying Gyrocopter without pilot license

Hughes pled guilty on Nov. 20, 2015, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, to a felony charge of operating as an airman without an airman’s certificate.   Comments (Count)


Senate Committee held hearing today on nomination of Jeffrey Rosen to USPS Board of Governors

Senate Committee moves quickly on nomination of Jeffrey A. Rosen to USPS Board of Governors. Rosen was nominated March 17, 2016.  See USPS Board of Governors nominee is former Mitt Romney adviser, pushed for privatizing Amtrak Comments (Count)


Post Office Robberies

It appears criminals are targeting post offices lately - West Haven CT police investigate armed robbery at post office || Two plead guilty in New York Post Office robbery || Video: Two Charged in Holdup at Mississippi Post Office   Comments (Count)



USPS: Stamp Highlights San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

Two plead guilty in New York Post Office robbery

Video: Two Charged in Holdup at Mississippi Post Office

Letter: Postal service makes do with skeleton crew

The MPA, the Postal Service, and the Battle for Affordable Shipping


April 20,  2016

Video: Veteran Postal Worker Pepper Sprayed Over Traffic Incident in Pasadena CA

A 23-year veteran postal carrier was pepper-sprayed in what Pasadena police were calling a possible road rage attack Comments



Two New York PD detectives indicted for assaulting postal worker

Two New York City Police Department detectives have been indicted by a Queens County grand jury on charges of assaulting postal worker.  Comments (Count)


Video: Postal Workers Honored for Saving Coworker

Detroit: Mail carrier steals cash from letters, uses it to gamble

Man on motorized mountain bike crashes into postal delivery van

Mount Rainier National Park featured in National Park Centennial stamp series


April 19,  2016

McConnell EEO Class Action case challenging USPS NRP still in limbo

Don’t expect for McConnell…et al  vs USPS to be settled anytime soon  Comments (Count)


Good Money After Bad? Mailers Try to Block FSS Expansion

Where the U.S. Postal Service sees an opportunity to expand the Flats Sequencing System to more ZIP codes, mailers see a backdoor rate increase.  Comments (Count)


USPS announces Ed Phelan as Acting Northeast Area VP for retiring Rick Uluski

PMG announced that Richard P. Uluski, Vice President, Area Operations, Northeast Area, plans to retire from USPS Comments (Count)


Here's How USPS Cut $10 Billion in Labor Costs Since 2006

Southampton’s vacant post office sells for $3 million

Postal worker, juvenile shot in SE DC


April 18,  2016

USPS: Shirley Temple Becomes the 20th Inductee in the Legends of Hollywood Stamp Series

OIG: Tis the Season for Political Mail

OIG: Peeling the Onion: The Real Cost of Mail

Why Amazon Still Can't Crack the Grocery Industry

Coachella's Tiny Post Office Struggles

Petition to Reassign Head of Canada Post to Deliver Letters

USPS Works on a Fix to the Package Pickup Problem

Fort Yukon Residents Fly to Fairbanks to Mail Tax Returns After Post Office Closure


April 17,  2016

Postal Views Podcast #37 (USPS: Who Benefits?)

APWU: Union Negotiates New Health Benefits for PSEs

Drones Could Soon Be Delivering Mail in the Land Down Under


April 16,  2016

Miles for Merritt covers route of mail carrier two years after her death in intentionally set fire

To deliver the mail, you have to learn to drive the truck

Postal Service Will Close Collection Boxes Along Boston Marathon Route

Postal worker's fun project: A big rubber-band ball

Stolen in 1955, Famous 'Inverted Jenny' Stamp Resurfaces


April 15,  2016

USPS: Haleakalā National Park celebrated in National Park Stamp Series

'Completely ridiculous' mandate hinders mail delivery to Maine island


April 14,  2016

APWU Wraps Up Opening Round In Contract Arbitration

The Postal Service’s demands, including a new, lower-tier career workforce, elimination of cost-of-living allowances, and weakening the no-layoff clause are insulting and outrageous. Comments (Count)


USPS called out by Senator McCaskill for use of ‘emergency suspension’ to close Post Offices

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill is calling out the U.S. Postal Service for its use of “emergency suspension” authority to close down Missouri post offices  Comments (Count)


Retired USPS Executive Sentenced to Probation

United States Postal Service executive has been sentenced to probation for an offense committed in the Eastern District of Texas. Comments (Count)


Postal Regulatory Commission Seeks Public Comment on Report to President and Congress

USPS Previews 9th of 16 Stamps Celebrating National Park Service’s Centennial

Check was in the mail - for 69 days

Alabama postal employee arrested for distributing drugs at work


April 13,  2016

NRLCA membership approves new 3-year contract with USPS

The National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association (NRLCA) membership has ratified a new three-year labor contract with the Postal Service. .  Comments (Count)


Updated: Postal Worker arrested after bomb threats, carrying grenade while on mail route

A rural carrier who has been working for USPS since May 1979 has been identified.  A postal worker is behind bars Wednesday after allegedly making terroristic threats at the Baxter Post Office Annex  Comments (Count)


Senator Tester urges PMG to abandon USPS consolidation plan

Senator Jon Tester is urging the Postmaster General to abandon the U.S. Postal Service's (USPS) consolidation plan that would shutter mail processing facilities across the nation and likely cost the Postal Service millions of dollars.   Comments (Count)


Video: USPS mail truck stolen in Oakland recovered, mail gone

Someone stole a mail truck in Oakland, and all the mail that was in it, about to be delivered, was also gone. Victims will have to see if anything important never got delivered.  Comments (Count)


USPS Responds to article by Taxpayers Protection Alliance

Other points in Mr. Williams’ column warrant further clarification.  For instance, Mr. Williams worries that taxpayers will be called upon to provide a bailout to return the Postal Service to financial stability. Such an outcome is totally preventable through passage of key legislative reforms and ongoing postal leadership initiatives that will put the Postal Service back on a sustainable financial path.  Comments (Count)


Missouri Postal Worker sentenced for redirecting mail to personal addresses

Mail truck catches fire in downtown Jackson TN

Former 30 year Colorado postal worker faces workers comp fraud charges
Will Publishers Be Ready for the USPS's Data Deluge?

USPS is still working to resolve a situation with lead contamination

The high price of suddenly cheaper postal stamps

Sue Johnson, Longtime Duvall Postal Clerk, Retires After 33 Years

Former South Dakota APWU State Treasurer Who Stole $30,000 Gets One Year Federal Probation


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