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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)


Quad Graphics: Recent USPS Hiring Practices Make No Sense

If you've seen the recent Dead Tree posting related to USPS' hiring binge, it should cause you to ask, "Why would any company that is losing total volume each year and has supposedly consolidated more than 300 facilities in the last couple years need to hire 125,000 new workers    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)


USPS drops plan to outsource sorting of “Non-Machineable Outside Parcels (NMO) ” To UPS

In a memorandum to all Local Presidents, NPMHU President Paul Hogrogian and CAD Manager T.J. Branch disseminated information relative to the NPMHU's National-level grievance over the possible subcontracting of sorting and processing Non-Machinable Outside (NMO) parcels.   Comments (Count)



USPS workforce at lowest level in nearly 50 years, over 258,000 less employees in 7 years - The USPS FY 2015 annual report released on November 13, 2015 contained several interesting issues which has not been covered by mainstream media. One issue was the Postal Executive pay raises, bonuses and perk(s) that covered a few days ago. .  Comments (Count)


Trucks on fire: USPS Long Life Vehicles outlive their lifespan - Save The Post Office - Most LLVs are Right Hand Delivery (RHD) vehicles that were purchased between 1987 and 1994.  They weren’t built to last forever.  In fact, they were designed to go for 24 years, and many of them are already well past their expected lifespan.   Comments (Count)


New Jersey’s longest-serving mail carrier retires after 52 years - Postal officials say Glanville is the longest-serving city mail carrier in New Jersey. He was honored in a ceremony before he went out for his last day.   Comments (Count)


USPS Execs Get Pay Increase, Bonuses and PMG, DPMG get new perk for FY2015

Although USPS financials were widely reported in mainstream media and postal related news websites –nothing was reported about USPS executive’s pay or the new policy for PMG and DPMG


Will USPS resume Network Rationalization Consolidations/Closures Schedule in 2016?

After USPS consolidated and/or closed mail processing facilities service standards were not met in the second quarter of fiscal year 2015 (January through March), despite the fact that the standards were lowered.   Comments (Count)


Chrysler to Supply 9,113 New 2016 Ram ProMaster Vans to USPS - As PostalReporter reported last month FCA US LLC  will supply 9,113 new 2016 Ram ProMaster 2500 cargo vans to USPS.   Comments (Count)


Video: Pittsburgh postmaster will stand trial on charges of intimidating subordinates Pittsburgh postmaster Daniel P. Davis, accused of intercepting private packages and opening them in a hunt for drugs, will stand trial on charges of intimidating subordinates said to be aware of his allegedly illegal activities, a district judge ruled today.    Comments (Count)


USPS issues Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV) Prototype Request to prequalified suppliers

The first segment of the USPS field-testing will require that letter carriers drive the prototype vehicles over simulated and actual delivery routes. The route testing will include all aspects of the driver’s daily routine   Comments (Count)


EEOC: USPS must provide ‘reasonable accommodation’ to postal employees with diabetes - In 2013, USPS agreed to adhere to provisions by the EEOC regarding reasonable accommodation of diabetic employees. But this EEO case shows not all postal officials got the memo.  Comments (Count)


OPM announces 2016 FEHB Premiums for Postal, Federal Employees - The overall average Postal rate increases shown are based on the Postal contribution for Category 1. The Postal employee groups in Category 1 can change from year to year.  


USPS to begin testing handheld Surface Visibility (SV) mobile scanners The Postal Service will soon begin testing Surface Visibility (SV) mobile devices, new equipment that will help USPS boost efficiency and better serve business customers.    Comments (Count)


USPS Building Database of Postal Employees Health Information - The Postal Service is seeking to provide a new wellness benefit to its employees and their dependents by offering USPS Health Connect  Comments (Count)


USPS new Delivery Management System (DMS) tracks location of letter carriers

Should a carrier deviate from his or her designated geographic zone during street delivery, an alert is sent to the supervisor in an email or text message.  Comments (Count)


OIG cites lack of supervision, letter carriers wasting, late mail for  $7.2m extra workhours cost in USPS San Francisco District - OIG observed city carriers loading mail into vehicles on office time rather than clocking to street time, talking excessively, making multiple trips away from their case.   Comments (Count)


USPS Building Database of Postal Employees Health Information - The Postal Service is seeking to provide a new wellness benefit to its employees and their dependents by offering USPS Health Connect  Comments (Count)


USPS awards contract for Extended Capacity Delivery Vehicles valued at $351 Million - Replacing USPS fleet could reach $10 billion over the next few years. At least 4,500 vehicles purchased  (8/28/15) Comments (Count)


Senator Sanders urges Postmaster General to reinstate overnight mail delivery - Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) sent a letter today to Postmaster General Megan Brennan urging the Postal Service to reinstate overnight mail delivery standards in light of a recent report finding significant delays in the delivery of mail.    (8/26/15) Comments (Count)


APWU files National Dispute over primary duties of Small Parcel Sorting System (SPSS) The APWU maintains that the SPSS is involved in mail processing and/or distribution of mail and this work and the essential allied work is the work of the Clerk Craft.   (8/25/15)

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April 30,  2016

'New Yorker' gets a lot of things wrong about the USPS

How Will the Presidential Election Affect Mail?

Postal Views Podcast #39 (USPS Neighborhood Hunger)


April 29,  2016

UPS boosts last-mile deliveries instead of paying USPS as earnings rise

United Parcel Service Inc. reported 10% growth in quarterly income, helped by efforts to boost efficiency and lessen its costs delivering online orders to U.S. homes.  (4/29/16) Comments (Count)


Video: Cape Coral FL businesses tell post office: End late deliveries!

Post office pulls off Tax Day miracle for Buffalo Grove woman

Three Connecticut Residents Charged with Cashing over $300,000 in Stolen Postal Money Orders

Postal workers forced to find parking

NJ Letter Carrier Admits Role In Stealing over $400,000 in Tax Refund Checks

A Day in the Life of a Postal Worker

Amazon Stock Soars With Latest Earnings Report


April 28,  2016

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   Comments (Count)


Former Illinois letter carrier pleads guilty to mail theft

NALC CCA Resource Guide Now Available Online

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

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)


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   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. 


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.   Comments (Count)


'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

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.”   Comments (Count)


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

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   Comments (Count)


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

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.  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   Comments (Count)


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


April 12,  2016

Georgia Postal Employee killed in wreck with logging truck

Georgia State Patrol is still investigating what caused the death of a postal employee on Highway 27 at Collard Valley Road on the Cedartown bypass earlier this afternoon. Log Truck Ran Red Light   Comments (Count)


Postal police evict Berkeley Post Office occupiers

Connecticut mail carrier accused of trafficking marijuana on route

Seventh National Parks centennial stamp features Glacier Bay National Park

NY State Police, US Postal Inspection Service arrest 22, seize drugs, weapons and cash in ‘Operation Pandora’s Box’

Senator Carper Reiterates Need for Congress to Pass Postal Reform


April 11,  2016

OSHA proposes $88,000 in penalties at USPS Urbandale, Iowa mail facility

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration said in a news release Monday that the citations follow an October 2015 OSHA investigation of a complaint.  Comments (Count)


Indiana Postal Employee accused of using heroin at work

Beginning in early March, 2016 the United States Postal Inspector General’s Office began an investigation into the suspected drug use of a postal employee, while on duty.  Comments (Count)


An 80-year-old woman threatens to blow up the Chagrin Falls, OH Post Office

USPS Previews 6th of 16 Stamps Celebrating National Park Service Centennial

Can USPS Price Increase Rollback Get EDDM Moving Again?

Houstonians offer their 2 cents on stamp price decrease
Editorial: Another blow to USPS
Germans to build own unique electric vans for postal service


April 10,  2016

Hands, heads and robots work in sync at Amazon warehouses


April 9,  2016

Video: Army veteran wins lawsuit against USPS to get career status back

A Marietta, GA  Army veteran says she was forced to go to court to get her job back when she returned from serving her country.


Video: Wanted suspect accused of ‘fishing’ $23,000 worth of checks from U.S. mailboxes

Same-day service: How does Amazon do that?

Postal Views Podcast #36 (USPS: Open Mic)

Broom Guy welcomed back to post offices


April 8,  2016

Kristin Seaver named USPS CIO, Kevin L. McAdams Acting Capital Metro Area VP

USPS announced two key officer appointments this week to fill critical roles with the organization.


Man sentenced for assaulting and robbing South Carolina mail carrier

USPS: Carlsbad Caverns is 5th stamp celebrated in National Parks series

Forced USPS Price Reduction Begins This Weekend

Car in Ohio crash filled with USPS mailbags, packages, IDs, debit cards

Video: Victims of mail theft say broken boxes aren’t getting fixed

New York letter carrier pleads guilty in mail theft case

Inspectors Look Into Possible Mail Theft At South Tulsa Post Office

Video: Postal inspectors seize large amount of stolen mail in Albuquerque hotel


April 7,  2016

Former postal workers blame Congress for collapse of service

As a former insider, Bunch has a more informed perspective on mail delivery issues than many. For some good reasons, he places the blame for current delivery problems squarely on Congress..


Video: Apartment manager – I caught mail man throwing letters in the trash

Pitney Bowes: US Businesses to Benefit from Historic Postal Rate Reduction

Robots set to aid postal workers with parcel deliveries in Germany

Albuquerque: Postal inspectors seize large amount of stolen mail

Edgartown selectmen tackle 'horrific' post office closure

Osage Postmaster living her dream


April 6,  2016

USPS Previews 3rd of 16 Stamps Celebrating National Park Service’s Centennial

APWU: Legislative Director John Marcotte Appointed Health Plan Director

DOL investigating Richmond VA local postal union election
Vehicle crashes into Arkansas PO
FedEx May Not Lose To Amazon, The Competitor; But Has Surely Lost Amazon, The Customer



April 5,  2016

Illinois postal worker needs your help

George Williams a postal worker at the USPS Cardiss Collins PEDC in Chicago, IL. went in for knee surgery in 2015. However due to unknown causes he developed a spinal condition that has left him paralyzed from the waist down. .

Kansas City letter carrier charged with conspiracy to distribute PCP through the mail

Mail carriers are paying for your mail

Former postal worker accused of dumping mail, too "overwhelmed" to deliver

Unhappy Edgartown postal customers trek to Vineyard Haven

Postal Worker Assaulted in Colorado Springs

Buying stamps can be an ordeal at San Antonio post office

Postage Rates to Decrease April 10

OIG: Modernizing the Postal Money Order

OIG: Time for a Money Order Reboot

OIG: Delayed Mail Data in the Enterprise Data


April 4,  2016

Wyoming letter carrier sentenced for selling heroin while on workers comp

The letter carrier  will no longer receive federal workers’ compensation benefits as a result of this felony conviction.


Indianapolis post office boots blind 'Broom Guy' after 60 years

Principled Leadership Needed at the US Postal Service

NALC: April 2016 transfer opportunities under M-01856



April 3,  2016

Drunk driver critically injured in crash with caravan of USPS trucks

The Nissan Maxima collided with a westbound United States Postal Service truck that was being delivered and was one of seven that was traveling in a caravan

The disappearing post offices of the rural south


April 2,  2016

Plainclothes NY cop arrests letter carrier for pot after routine traffic stop - A routine traffic stop in the Bronx led to the arrest of a postal worker caught with marijuana in his car and brass knuckles in his pocket, cops said.About 9 p.m., Friday, plainclothes anti-crime officers pulled over a 2002 Jeep with a defective brake light When the officers approached the car to get more information, they detected a strong smell of pot, officials said.The city letter carrier, who wearing his postal uniform, was charged with possession of a weapon, the brass knuckles, as well as possessing pot   Comments (Count)


Postage Rates Decreasing? April Fools!



April 1,  2016

National Park Service’s 100th Anniversary to be Celebrated on Forever Stamps

Springfield OH postal worker pleads not guilty to stealing mail
Death Halts Knights Ferry Mail Service

Stamping Out Mail Fishing in S. Queens

Penn State's Mike the Mailman calls it quits after 48 years

Northbrook mail carrier is a commercial success



March 31,  2016

USPS Board of Governors nominee is former Mitt Romney adviser, pushed for privatizing Amtrak

Last week NALC reported that "Another Postal Board of Governors nomination announced." The White House nominated Jeffrey A. Rosen to become a member of the Postal Service Board of Governors to serve a term expiring on Dec. 8, 2021. Surprisingly, not one media outlet mentioned Mr. Rosen's background.   Comments (Count)


NYPD Officers Involved In On-Duty Postal Worker’s Arrest Disciplined

The NYPD lieutenant who supervised the cursing plainclothes cops who arrested an on-duty postal worker in Brooklyn earlier this month has been stripped of his badge and gun,   Comments (Count)


USPS Failed to Meet Service Targets in 2015, PRC Report Says

According to the Postal Regulatory Commission’s (PRC) Annual Compliance Determination Report (ACD), the Postal Service failed to meet the majority of service performance targets in fiscal year 2015. , Comments (Count)


Handbook AS-353 Revision: Administrative Support for USPS Health Connec

Montana Postal Worker denies stealing almost $8K from USPS

Is the US Postal Service the Next Target for Corporate Plundering?

OIG: How Inviting is Your Post Office?

PRC Report: USPS “faces significant financial challenges”

New report finds your mail is not being delivered on time

Olympia neighborhood says goodbye to beloved mailman

Amazon's automated warehouses push limits of quick shipping

Final delivery: Pittsfield letter carrier to retire after 30 years walking downtown route


March 30,  2016

PRC Tells the Postal Service to Account for Decline in Flats Service

Indictment: Kansas Postal Clerk Stole over $13,000 from Post Office

Ohio: Police searching for thieves who steal checks from mailboxes

Livermore CA: Mail theft alert issued

USPS responds to PRC report


March 29,  2016

Postal Worker helps Jackson MS police capture robbery suspect
PRC reports “failures in overall service performance” from USPS
Charges to be filed for burning down Pennsylvania Post Office


March 28,  2016

Video: Postal worker speaks out on controversial NYPD arrest caught on video

Postal Worker injured on way to police station when plainclothes cops rear-ends car. The New York Police Department is investigating alleged disorderly conduct after the controversial arrest of a postal worker while he delivered packages on his route,Comments (Count)


EEOC Awards Disabled Vet Postal Employee $120,000

U.S. Postal Service Discriminated against Disabled Veteran Letter Carrier in PTSD case, EEOC Judge Comments (Count)


Kalama WA Post Office to reopen Monday after flood
2 Dead, Venomous Snakes Found in Package at Western PA Post Office


March 27,  2016

Fair Oaks CA neighbors uneasy after confrontation with postman


March 26,  2016

Video: Postal worker struck, killed in Southwest Philadelphia

Police say a 64-year-old man was crossing the street when he was struck by a white 2001 Mitsubishi, operated by an 18-year-old male driver.

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N.J. pair charged with stealing from U.S. Postal Service in $75K gas scam


March 25,  2016

USPS Reports $248 million profit for month of February 2016

According to a report filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission, the U.S. Postal Service reported an operating revenue profit for the month of February 2016 Comments (Count)


Duo Used Fake Cash to Buy Money Orders

Postal worker helps stop woman from being scammed

Postman logs 1 million miles without an accident

22-year-old made $16K/month shipping pot through USPS


March 24,  2016

California Postal Worker, Deputy Sheriff and two others charged in drug trafficking conspiracy

Did California postal carrier club, stab wild turkey to death?

Postal worker helps stop woman from being scammed

Canada: What if it had fallen on top of a child?' Postal worker hurt by falling mailbox

Springfield postal worker accused of stealing mail

Overnight Tech: Netflix scores win over Postal Service

Video: Another Albuquerque mailbox theft caught on camera


March 23,  2016

Update: Husband not a suspect in Nevada carrier's shooting death

Sheriff's deputies investigating the shooting death of a U.S. Postal Service worker in rural Nevada say they don't consider her husband a suspect in what he originally reported was an accident.

Postal Worker shot on-duty in Nevada

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that 26-year-old rural carrier succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained yesterday around 11:30 a.m. Husband of Postal Worker shot and killed on the job questioned  Comments (Count)


Postal Worker struck and killed in parking lot of Kearny NJ distribution center

The 54-year-old postal worker was struck by a 2012 Nissan NV driven by a co-worker at the facility. Police back at NJ postal facility to probe crash that killed worker; OSHA notified | Postal Service offering co-workers counseling after clerk is killed in parking lot accident   Comments (Count)


Former Virginia postal clerk pleads guilty to stealing $7,000 and other mail

USPS IG report on 2016 political mailings

USPS Fails in Bid to Raise Prices on Netflix

Gas leak temporarily evacuates Omaha's main post office
Unusual letter arrives at Athol MA post office
Imagining a green, sustainable US Postal Service


March 22,  2016

Video: NYPD arrests on-duty letter carrier for shouting at them — leaves mail truck unattended

Top NYPD brass should deliver a strong rebuke to four plainclothes officers and a lieutenant who cuffed an on-duty postal worker last week because he shouted at them, One officer can be heard telling the letter carrier to "stop resisting" as he is being handcuffed. "I'm not resisting," the letter carrier in a frustrated tone. "Yes, you are," the officer says. "Stop resisting." A second officer says to the letter carrier, "You're going to get hurt unless you give me your f***ing hand." Comments (Count)


Grand Alliance Baltimore Hearing on USPS: Will Slow Mail Affect U.S. Elections?

On Wed., March 23, A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service, a coalition of more than 130 national and local organizations, will convene the first of five hearings in Baltimore, MD. on "U.S. Postal Service: Will Slow Mail Affect U.S. Elections?" APWU: ‘Grand Alliance’ Holds Field Hearing in Baltimore  Comments (Count)


Video: Off-duty correction officer in Waterbury assaults mailman, yells racial remarks

An off-duty correction officer was arrested and charged after assaulting a mailman. According to police, when officers arrived they found the 24-year-old mailman lying on the ground with a large bruise above his eyebrow.  Comments (Count)


OPM: Federal Employees Life Insurance (FEGLI) Open Season Guidance

As the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced last year the Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) will have a life insurance Open Season.


Minnesota Postal Employee sentenced for mail theft

Post Offices in San Francisco improve dismal recycling rates

USPS semi crashes on I-4 West in Florida


March 21,  2016

USPS confirm plant consolidations on hold until update of Area Mail Processing studies

USPS Commits to Take Fresh Look at Postal Plans Plans to Consolidate Postal Facilities Remain in “Deferred Status”  Comments (Count)


Supreme Court Rejects Appeal Over Ban on Guns at Post Offices

The Supreme Court won’t hear a dispute over a U.S. Postal Service regulation that bans guns from post office property and adjacent parking lots.   Comments (Count)


U.S. Postmaster General Unveils Digital Strategy to Support Mailing Industry at National Postal Forum

Mail preview app to launch nationally in 2017; Postal Service to seek approval for “third ounce free” for commercial customers  Comments (Count)


Packages Make Postal Service Sing a New Tune

Fairbanks: Ex-postal worker heads to prison for stealing medication

Postmaster General to Address Postal Forum at Opryland Hotel

Postal Service can't deliver long-term stable jobs

Mike the Mailman Receives Congratulatory Letter From President Obama

Residents fight Westbrookville post office closing

Postal Views Podcast #33 (Postal Focus March 2016)


March 20,  2016

Mail complaints are getting Congressional attention

NALC:  Jeffrey A. Rosen  nominated to become member of USPS Board of Governors to a term expiring Dec. 8, 2021


March 19,  2016

Vermont Rural Carrier Saves Life While Delivering Mail

Alaska postal worker sentenced to prison for stealing medication

Slow Delivery Could Cost the Postal Service Millions This Election Season

FedEx Hints At Increasing Shipping Rates

Postal Inspectors looking into alleged assault of Oak Harbor mail carrier
Police blow up ‘suspicious’ package left at Maricopa Post Office


March 18,  2016

Postal Employee Indicted For Theft Of More Than $2 Million In Social Security Checks

Man pleads guilty to attempting to rob post office in New Orleans

Postal banking didn't work in 1910 - and it won't now

Postal employee to be honored for heroism

Mail theft becoming more common in the Sacramento area

Postal worker injured after falling into manhole

FedEx is not afraid of Amazon's delivery ambitions


March 17,  2016

APWU, USPS Resolve Dispute Over PSE Transfers in MVS Craft

NAPUS honors Senator Heitkamp with award for protecting rural mail service

USPS Resumes Direct Mail Service to Cuba

Ohio postal employee charged with opening mail that contained Oxycodone

First Flight for Direct Postal Service with USA Arrives in Cuba
FedEx: It Would Take Amazon Way Too Much Money And Time To Compete With Us
FedEx Rides Online Shopping to Beat Wall Street Forecasts
APWU: Staples Rings NASDAQ Bell, Protesters ‘Ruin Their Day’
Postal Supervisor, letter carrier admit to bribery and conspiracy to distribute pot


March 16,  2016

USPS Mail Contractor’s request for ’14-hour rule’ exemption is denied again

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announces that it has denied the National Star Route Mail Contractors Association application to exempt its contract carrier members from the “14-hour rule” of the Agency's hours-of-service (HOS) regulations. USPS was also denied its request several times over the years to exempt contract drivers from the 14 hour rule.  Comments (Count)


San Angelo Mail Carrier Stars in National USPS Commercial

USPS workers stop elderly man from throwing away part of his life savings


March 15,  2016

OIG: Staffing, outdated operating plan created delayed mail at consolidated North Houston P & DC

The North Houston P&DC had difficulties processing mail on time. After the North Houston P&DC began processing mail from the Beaumont and Houston P&DCs, it became the largest Postal Service processing facility in terms of volume nationwide (see Table 1). However, prior to these changes, North Houston P&DC management did not fully understand all operational impacts of the consolidations,    Comments (Count)


Pittsburgh Postmaster accused of intimidating employees wants case thrown out

The charges stemmed from a federal investigation into allegations that Mr. Davis was illegally opening mail without permission.   Comments (Count)


OIG: USPS compound drug related costs increased by millions due to Department of Labor

Management reiterated the DOL is the sole administrator of the FECA; therefore, they have no authority to impose administrative controls on the claims process. In addition, they stated the concern is more than just costs; they are also concerned about the health and safety of Postal Service employees. We also estimate that if the DOL does not implement best practices to control compound drug costs, the Postal Service’s costs and the related administrative fees could accumulate to over $1.2 billion and over $60.3 million, respectively, over the next 3 years.   Comments (Count)


Former Kansas City postal employee sentenced for multiple thefts

Modesto-area mail thieves may be using counterfeit keys

Making the Postal Service—and Its Employees—Better

Postal Worker in Aspen firearm case deported back to UK

Neighbors celebrate mailbox’s return with wine and festivities

What Amazon Logistics Means for FedEx, UPS

OIG: Digital Head Count


March 14,  2016

Mail thieves strike across San Diego's East County
Hyattsville MD residents complain of spotty mail delivery
Amazon Confirms Plans For Air Cargo Network
Where are you on the TSP totem pole?


March 13,  2016

Postal News Recap – postal facility deaths, trump bumper sticker, plant consolidation costs

Residents in Bakersfield CA neighborhood catch mail thieves on camera

Postal Views Podcast #32 (1970 Post Office)

2 injured after USPS contract truck slams into south LA burger restaurant


March 12,  2016

OIG audit finds security problems with some of USPS Active Directory Domains

The USPS OIG’s objective was to “determine whether selected domains were configured and managed in accordance with policy and industry best practices. Without proper controls and requirements over the domains, the Postal Service is at an increased risk of unauthorized users gaining access to Postal Service resources.   Comments (Count)


Flooding closes Texas post office


Ex postal worker gets 6 months for $200K workers comp scam

Former Maryland Rural Carrier Charged With Theft

Man is accused of trying to cash $5,000 worth of stolen money orders at a New York post office

Lakeside, OR Board chair files complaint with Postal Service

Fed retirees: Nervous outside the civil service


March 11,  2016

APWU: Contract Arbitration Update

Three more days of hearings in the arbitration for a new contract wrapped up on March 10.  Comments (Count)



Two Postal Worker brothers have accumulated over 4,500 hours of sick leave

Dedication runs in the Pentico family — and brothers Ronald and Ricky each have sizeable sick leave banks to prove it.  Comments (Count)


Starship Technologies introduces delivery robots to United Kingdom

Starship Technologies, a company launched by the former co-founders of Skype, is announcing today that the UK will be the first major country to host trials of its revolutionary self-driving delivery robots,   Comments (Count)


Video: Idaho congressman says USPS does not realize just how slow mail has become in Pocatello

Congressman Mike Simpson (R-ID 2nd District) met with local officials in Pocatello on March 10th. Simpson and local officials discussed the rise in number of inmates and jail overcrowding in the county and what a Ted Cruz presidency would mean for local federal facilities. The local officials biggest complaint was slow mail service since the closure of Pocatello mail processing facility.   Comments (Count)


Video: Idaho congressman says USPS does not realize just how slow mail has become in Pocatello

Congressman Mike Simpson (R-ID 2nd District) met with local officials in Pocatello on March 10th. Simpson and local officials discussed the rise in number of inmates and jail overcrowding in the county and what a Ted Cruz presidency would mean for local federal facilities. The local officials biggest complaint was slow mail service since the closure of Pocatello mail processing facility.  Comments (Count)



Video: Idaho congressman says USPS does not realize just how slow mail has become in Pocatello

Congressman Mike Simpson (R-ID 2nd District) met with local officials in Pocatello on March 10th. Simpson and local officials discussed the rise in number of inmates and jail overcrowding in the county and what a Ted Cruz presidency would mean for local federal facilities. The local officials biggest complaint was slow mail service since the closure of Pocatello mail processing facility.  Comments (Count)



Post Office in North Dakota to replace flagpole after complaint

A customer, who is a ride captain in the North Dakota Patriot Guard, said the post office, which operates on limited hours, was closed at noon and so he took the matter into his own hands. The customer said he raised the flag up the 30-foot flagpole and lowered it to 10 feet from the top.“I raised it to the proper (half-staff) level and she (the Spiritwood postal worker) came in this (Tuesday) morning and put it back down.”  



85-year-old driver could have license revoked for striking post office

Amazon building superfast delivery empire

Man Arrested In 2012 Postal Worker Robbery Case



March 10,  2016

Former letter carrier has treasure trove of historic postcards, rare stamps

Dallas: Have You Seen This Stolen USPS Truck?

85-year-old arrested for hitting, spitting on postal worker



March 9,  2016

Video: APWU demands answers after 5 workers die at Pontiac facility in 14 months

American Postal Workers Union leaders are demanding more answers and further investigation after five US Postal Workers at the mail center in Pontiac have died on the job. More details on Methane Detection System problems at Pontiac mail center

Recently there was a report posted on the internet that dealt with a concern raised by the APWU regarding issues associated with the Methane Detection System in place at the Pontiac MI. Metroplex. Video: Postal employee deaths at Pontiac facility raise questions   Comments (Count)


Video: USPS apologizes after rural carrier leaves letter asking residents to boost mail volume during route count - The USPS is apologizing to a group of its customers in Highlands Ranch after a postal carrier left fliers in homeowner’s mailboxes, asking for them to artificially increase their mail volume   Comments (Count)


Senator McCaskill questions USPS on increased costs after plant consolidations

Senator Claire McCaskill has sent a letter to Postmaster General Megan Brennan requesting documents related to the Phase II Network Rationalization Plan.   Comments (Count)


Video: California Postal Worker on “The Voice”

A 10-year Mail Handler made her first appearance on "The Voice" .   Comments (Count)


Bipartisan group of 33 lawmakers call on USPS for updated plant consolidation plans

Our constituents, many of whom are seniors, veterans, active voters and small business owners, depend upon reliable, timely service, whether it be traditional mail services or package delivery,” the lawmakers wrote in a letter to Postmaster General Megan Brennan. “As such, we find these closures and consolidations and the slowed mail delivery times that accompany them to be of great concern.” Video: Possible closure of Cherrybell mail center has Tucson voters concerned  Comments (Count)


Video: USPS may finally resolve neighborhood’s 5-year mailbox problem after TV station gets involved

.... unlike most of the other streets in this subdivision, this neighborhood never got a cluster box. It was the first street built in the development and the developer went bankrupt without taking care of the mailbox problem.  Comments (Count)


Kent, CT postmaster removed; reason unknown

Large rock falls from Portland overpass onto mail truck driver

Postal Truck Overturns In Collision With Bus In Downtown Los Angeles

Maryland man gets 3 years in prison for bribing postal worker to distribute marijuana via U.S. Mail

California: Duarte post office decreases lobby hours -- people using facility as place to sleep overnight

International team to speak about 17th-century postal discovery

Thieves increasingly target residential mailboxes

Indiana post office closes temporarily over safety concerns


March 8,  2016

Amazon deliveries and at-risk workers lead to more accidents and injuries at the USPS

Last week the Postal Service shared some information with the Postal Regulatory Commission about accidents and safety issues. As one might expect, the increased use of all those recently hired postal workers - 117,000 in 2015 - is leading to more injuries and accidents   Comments (Count)


Donald Trump bumper sticker lands postal worker in hot water

The CCA put a Trump bumper sticker on his car and hung up a newspaper clipping inside his locker at the Leola post office, where he works. The CCA thinks it was his support of Trump, rather than some other candidate, that ticked off his supervisor. The CCA hopes hopes to be naturalized as a citizen in time for the general election so he can vote for Trump  Comments (Count)


APWU: Expect More Attacks on Injured Postal, Federal Workers

Over the last decade, attacks on injured federal employees and postal workers, led primarily by Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) , have been relentless. But she isn’t the only one who has tried to dismantle the comprehensive coverage provided by the Federal Employees Compensation Act (FECA).  Comments (Count)


Canada Post’s Underclass of Women Workers

Postal inspectors offer $50K reward in Spring Creek, TN Post Office robbery

Passing the delivery milestone

Judge gives Lance Armstrong partial win in $100 million lawsuit



March 7,  2016

Five postal employees deaths at Michigan facility prompts safety concerns of methane detection system

This management alert presents a safety concern of the methane detection system observed at the U.S. Postal Service Michigan Metroplex Processing and Distribution Center located in Pontiac, MI. USPS has assured OIG that there is no safety or health problem with the MDS.    Comments (Count)


Fire destroys postal truck, ignites field

A postal truck went up in flames in a Windsor neighborhood early this afternoon, igniting a nearby field before being extinguished. Comments (Count)


California postal worker retires at age 85

After a 26-year career with the USPS, Elmer Canevascini has retired from being a letter carrier.  Comments (Count)


USPS uses new technology to target voters

USPS is using its popular mobile app to show political campaigns how they can use the mail to communicate with voters this election year.     Comments (Count)


Postal News Recap – Postal Employee deaths, harassment, llv fire, mail theft

USPS: Free Tickets Available for Sarah Vaughan First-Day-of-Issue Stamp Ceremony

Gyrocopter pilot refutes U.S. claim that Capitol flight risked midair collision

Ray Tomlinson: He Invented Email. Now Try to Imagine Life Without Him. You Can't
Could Abuse Spell the End of Free USPS Boxes?
OPM Falling Further Behind on Retirement Applications Backlog


March 6,  2016

Postal truck theft leaves Bronx residents without mail


March 5,  2016

First African American Postmaster installed at Selma, AL post office

Postal Officials Assure Bethesda and Chevy Chase MD Residents that Service Problems Will Be Fixed
USPS Contract Driver charged with theft of mail

Texas: Husband and Wife sentenced in Postal Insurance theft scheme

Ohio postal worker indicted for post office theft
Only misdemeanor charges filed in mail theft case


March 4,  2016

USPS reissues policy on “Workplace Harassment”

This policy: Reaffirms the Postal Service’s commitment to providing a work environment free of harassment. Comments (Count)


Ohio Postmaster pleads guilty to stealing $160,419

A former postmaster in Groveport, OH is accused of stealing more than $160,400 in post-office money   Comments (Count)


USPS reissues Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement

Video: Small town Indiana post office suddenly shut down

Iowa postal clerk arrested on theft complaint

NY Postal Employee pleads guilty to stealing $6,500 in gift cards from mail

UPS using alternate package drop locations as e-commerce soars -package may be dropped off at a barber shop

Authorities searching for 5 teens who allegedly assaulted postal worker

Postal Service apologizes for poorly maintained downtown Plant City parking lot

Postal worker honored for helping injured man

Video: Texas mailbox theft victims want lasting solutions

Video: Woman’s cremated remains arrive with large hole in the box



March 3,  2016

Video: Postal worker rescues toddler found wandering in middle of street

USPS to sell envelopes commemorating Broncos' Super Bowl win

Boston teens attack letter carrier

Mail goes up in flames in Auburndale

Des Moines: Late packages and mail never showing up

A piece of America dies, nobody notices

Measuring employee engagement: The Postal Service shares its scores on Postal Pulse


March 2,  2016

USPS GPS tracking of Letter Carrier leads to felony charge for throwing away mail

According to Crane, officials tracked some of Beals' movements that day through what is called a Regional Intelligent Mail Server. The data allegedly showed irregular movements on her route   Comments (Count)


Rep. Huffman Introduces Bipartisan Legislation To End Wrongful Postal Facilities Closures

In a press release issued by Congressmen Jared Huffman’s (D-CA)- office, a bipartisan bill was introduced Tuesday with the goal of stopping the unnecessary shutdowns of mail processing centers all across the country.  Comments (Count)


Dog owner attacks mailman with aluminum bat


March 1,  2016

APWU: USPS testimony addresses plans outsource retail work to Staples

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) hearing on the Postal Service’s deal with Staples continued on Feb. 25 and 26, with APWU Manager of Negotiations Support Phil Tabbita testifying about USPS documents that discuss management’s plans to transfer retail work from post offices  Comments (Count)  to Staples.


USPS names Luke T. Grossman as Finance and Planning VP

Postal manager charged with felony after stealing $700 from envelope

Illinois letter carrier sues couple claiming he was attacked by their dogs

Video: Toledo woman looks for father’s missing remains lost in the mail

Car Hits Elk Grove Post Office

Newtown supervisors offer support to homeowners in dispute with post office over mailboxes

USPS OIG: Boxes, Boxes Everywhere

NALC President  appointed AFL-CIO finance committee vice-chairman

USPS OIG: Management Advisory - Fiscal Year 2015 Statistical Test Review

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