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USPS to spend nearly $120 million to build or modify mail, vehicle facilities

USPS to build new Processing & Distribution Center (P&DC) and a new Vehicle Maintenance Facility (VMF) in Portland Oregon. USPS is also modifying several mail facilities on the East Coast.  Comments (Count)



USPS Reports FY 2016 Second Quarter Results – Operating Profit $1.8 billion without prefunding

The U.S. Postal Service reported operating revenue of $17.7 billion for the second quarter of fiscal year 2016 (January 1, 2016 - March 31, 2016), .


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 Comments (Count)


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)


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



Updated: Tuesday | August 23, 2016


Roanoke postal customers pan mail service on Inspector General's website

The U.S. Postal Service's Office of Inspector General has opened up a web page for comments about mail service in the Roanoke region. It's part of an audit it's doing regarding the partial consolidation of mail processing operations in Roanoke with the Greensboro mail processing and distribution center. And it's drawing scores of comments from unhappy customers. . (8/21/16) Comments (Count)

USPS has trained over 5,000 “engagement ambassadors” on how to improve workplaces

The Postal Service has shown more than 5,000 managers and supervisors how to improve their workplaces . (8/19/16) Comments (Count)

3 US Postal Service employees arrested, charged with bribery

The acting manager of two post offices in Washington, DC and two letter carriers have been arrested for accepting the money and using the mail service as a pot distribution center. (8/18/16) Comments (Count)


A Victory for Postal Banking

A little over a year ago, United for a Fair Economy released State of the Dream 2015: Underbanked and Overcharged. This groundbreaking report looks at the banking industry from the perspective of low-wage workers and people of color. We are thrilled to be sharing a small victory that has happened partly because of this report and the policy solutions it proposed. (8/18/16) Comments (Count)


Manhole Explosion Sparks Postal Truck Fire in New York

A manhole explosion  late Tuesday night sparked a fire that burned a postal truck  (8/18/16) Comments (Count)


Federal Disability Retirement: Beyond the Subjective/Objective distinction

by Robert R McGill - Never underestimate the power of “the law” – nor of a Federal bureaucracy in attempting to ignore or disregard the mandates of the law. It is incumbent upon the applicant to point out what the law requires, and to admonish the Leviathan of Federal Agencies to follow it – if not at the Initial Stage of the process, then at the Reconsideration Stage; and if not at the Reconsideration Stage, then at an appeal before the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board. For, never send to know for whom the bell of objective evidence tolls; it tolls for thee, in the very subjectivity of being the evidence itself.  (8/18/16)

USPS faces $111,540 in fines after OSHA inspection again finds workplace safety hazards at Silver Spring MD facility - OSHA began the inspection on Feb. 4, 2016, in response to a complaint alleging blocked exits, tripping and fall hazards. )  (8/17/16)

APWU: COLA Increase

Career employees represented by the APWU will receive a one-cent per hour cost-of-living adjustment (COLA)  (8/17/16)






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August 23, 2016

U.S. Postal Service Honors Festival of Diwali with a Forever Stamp

USPS Crackdown Jeopardizes Deliveries to Two Maine Islands

Man charged with felony in hit-and-run that seriously hurt Butte postal service worker
Idaho mail carrier sentenced for stealing mail
Rural Bedford County, Virginia post office is among tiniest in the country
Richmond Post Office Temporarily Closed Due to Mold Issue

CBS2 Demanding Answers: Why Are Lines So Long at Bushwick Post Office? 

Neighborhood surprises mailman after lightning strike fire 

Protein powder causes false alarm at post office

Downtown post office home to rural carrier academy 

Baton Rouge: USPS routes, offices disrupted by floods

Dispute Between State Department and PRC over UPU Congress (PD


August 22, 2016

Mail carrier missed after 3 decades delivering to Branford houses

Special delivery? Florida letter carrier helped distribute drugs, feds say
USPS OIG: Dirty Little Secrets of Advertising


August 21, 2016

Ceremony Held on 30th Anniversary of Edmond Post Office Attack

“Hambone” - The Old-school Mailman Retires

Canada Post workers rally outside office of Liberal Member of Parliament Jim Carr

August 20, 2016

A Mail Boat Stays Afloat 

No Injuries Reported as Car Crashes Into Florida Post Office

Reward offered in 3 West Tennessee post office burglaries


August 19, 2016

Canada Post doesn't answer contract questions

Stolen mail truck recovered in Festus MO
California Congressman Kevin McCarthy to join in fight against mail theft
Antioch resident thanks postal worker who rescued her from rattlesnake in home
Florida: Car Crashes Into Plantation Post Office

Survivors still feel physical, psychological effects 30 years after first 'postal' mass shooting 

Mail Carrier Relives Massacre

Post office caught up in massive California wildfire

Did the USPS Kill Radio Shack?

The Mail Carrier Hall of Shame Inducts a New Member


August 18, 2016

Surprise! Neighbors throw farewell party for beloved mailman

Prattsburgh NY Post Office Closed Indefinitely

Louisiana flood: Where can I pick up my mail?

String of Mail Thefts Shake Malibu

Video: Apartment, condo mailbox broken? Good luck getting it fixed

August 17, 2016

Former Edmond postmaster shares story about massacre 

Woodland Hills Post Office faces wrecking ball of urbanization

Antioch resident thanks postal worker who rescued her from rattlesnake in home

Magazine Readers are Wealthy and Well Educated, USPS Study Finds 

The Postal Service test drives its new Service Performance Measurement System 


August 16, 2016

Video: NALC President Rolando Keynote Address at Union’s 2016 Convention

NALC President Fredric Rolando’s keynote address to the union’s 70th biennial convention, Aug. 15, 2016. 


USPS revenues from package mail continue to grow, along with costs 

'Injured' postal worker seen on vacation at Sea World, Mt. Rushmore 

Fargo, ND USPS Supervisor pleads guilty to stealing $700 from mail envelope

Video: Officials Think Counterfeit Key Could be Behind California Mailbox Break-Ins


August 15, 2016

Utah GOP lawmaker claims USPS practice of delaying postmarks cost him election

Longtime Utah lawmaker Brown sues over his 9-vote primary loss 


Mass-Customized Magazines Now Possible Thanks to Production Inkjet Presses

Kew Gardens Will Keep Post Office
USPS OIG : The Evolving Logistics Landscape and the U.S. Postal Service

USPS OIG: Logistics 2.0 – An Ongoing Revolution

USPS OIG: How Could the Postal Service Make Better Use of the Kaizen Process?

Wildfire burns post office in Northern California town

Why the U.S. Postal Service’s net losses for the year are growing


August 14, 2016

California Man pleads guilty to burglarized post offices, theft of mail, postal keys, identities

San Antonio neighborhood deals with numerous cases of mailbox vandalism


August 13, 2016

Pennsylvania woman claims postal worker caused collision


August 12, 2016

USPS: New 1-Cent Apples Stamp is Always Ripe for Mailing

Trump criticism of Muslim couple inspires Senator’s request for USPS to re-issue Gold Star Mothers stamp

Mailman Helps Fight Flames Until Firefighters Arrive

Motorcyclist files suit for damages after accident with USPS employee

Gilby, ND Post Office indefinitely shuttered over mold worries

California mail theft victims frustrtaed, looking for extra security


The U.S. stamps that prove bold predictions for the future were wrong

Retired Sewickley Valley mail carrier making new kind of delivery

Canadian Postal Workers Stare Down Canada Post

Mail problems continue in South Bay, CA

PA postal employee hospitalized after coming in contact with chlorine pills

House members send mail on taxpayer's dime, vulnerable ones do it much more
Postmaster general visits Bismarck to address mail volume issues

August 11, 2016

Florida man claims Trump campaign mailer was defaced before being delivered

Customer received an unwelcome message Saturday in the mail.


NALC branch officer accused of embezzling $9,000 raised for fight against Muscular Dystrophy

A postal employee is accused of embezzling an estimated $9,000 that had been earmarked for the fight against Muscular Dystrophy 


Video: Nissan Altima in police chase linked to missing Virginia postal worker

Lewis is missing without a trace and the only solid clue of his possible whereabouts came eight days ago. Update: Missing Virginia postal employee found safe


Another Maine Postmaster Relief gets probation for stealing postal funds

West Virginia: USPS driver hospitalized after traffic accident

Royal Mail defined benefit pension scheme faces deep cuts


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