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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)

 

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 PostalReporter.com 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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June 14, 2016

AARP offering discounted memberships to all Postal Employees, regardless of age

AARP membership benefits include travel and dining Comments (Count)

 

Postal Employees to get Postal Pulse results for their area in the mail

All employees will soon receive a postcard at home that lists the Postal Pulse results for their district, area and headquarters’ function.

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USPS: 450 mailbox thefts in Bakersfield CA since April 1

One customer reported her neighborhood was recently targeted, says her mailbox was stolen from again overnight. Comments (Count)

 

Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing, Destroying Postal Truck in Dallas

As the man started driving off, the letter carrier jumped into passenger side window, a confrontation ensued. Just as the man was about to pull onto street, the letter carrier fell from truck into parking lot.  Comments (Count)

 

Man arrested for assault of a U.S. Postal Carrier

USPS OIG: The Cost of Counterfeits

APWU updated brochure dispels common misconceptions about the Postal Service

Video: Mailbox Break-ins Have Tracy CA Residents Demanding Change

A Brief History of Children Sent Through the Mail

This huge USPS shop in Washington DC had a historic purpose

Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court stumbles over the Venice Post Office
Dallas man accused of punching letter carrier in the face
Postal employees using fans to cool off
Mongolia is changing all its addresses to three-word phrases

 

June 13, 2016

Pottsville mail carrier hits 50th year on job

Drug Trafficking Allegations Against FedEx Head to Trial

Mail theft continues in Northwest Bakersfield

 

June 12, 2016

Gyro flying mailman Doug Hughes starts 4 month prison sentence June 14th

Former rural carrier Douglas Hughes of Ruskin, Fla., was sentenced in April 2016  to 120 days in jail on a federal charge stemming from the April 15, 2015, incident in which he flew a gyrocopter into Washington, D.C., and landed on the West Front lawn of the Capitol. Hughes pled guilty on Nov. 20, 2015  Doug Hughes reports to Miami prison to do harder time than he expected for gyrocopter protest  Comments (Count)

 

 

President Obama orders Flags to half-staff as mark of respect for Orlando shooting victims

As a mark of respect for the victims of the act of hatred and terror perpetrated on Sunday, June 12, 2016, in Orlando, Florida Comments (Count)

 

Texas chiropractor who treated postal workers gets 14 years in prison for $17 million FECA referral kickback scam - The chiropractor was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison for receiving over $17 million in kickbacks in exchange for referring patients covered by the federal worker’s compensation program (FECA program)   Comments (Count)

 

 

Two New York men charged with $250,000 theft using altered USPS money orders

The money orders were altered by the pasting of photocopied larger-dollar amounts over the smaller-dollar amounts printed on actual USPS Money Orders.   Comments (Count)

 

USPS to issue Jaime Escalante forever stamp

Rockland Maine postal worker retiring after 40 years

 

June 11, 2016

Survey paints dismal picture of worker morale at Metroplex Mail Distribution Center in Pontiac Mich

This is the same facility where 5 workers died on the job in 14 months, the latest happening in October of 2015. All the workers died of natural causes. Comments (Count)

 

Some Sun City Mail Carriers Deliver on Bicycles

 

June 10, 2016

USPS OIG: What Can the Postal Service Do to Retain Noncareer Employees?

The objective of the audit is to assess noncareer employee retention and identify ways to increase it.  Comments (Count

 

Video: Cleveland Tenn postal worker celebrates 50 years on the job

The 78-year-old man hopes to increase his nest egg a bit and has no plans of retiring any time soon. Jackson Postal Worker Honored for 50 Years of Federal Service

 

Postal Service commemorates two most important Muslim Festivals

Video: Woman catches thieves stealing mail on surveillance camera

Mail thieves stealing from boxes at night

USPS Rates Up on Aug. 28? Promotions for 2017

 

June 9, 2016

House Committee Adopts Amendment to Restore Postal Service Standards, Approves Budget Bill

The House Appropriations Committee overwhelmingly approved an amendment on June 9 to restore the USPS service standards that were in place on July 1, 2012.  Comments (Count)

 

NALC endorses Hillary Clinton for president

Fredric Rolando, president of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), released the following statement regarding the NALC Executive Council’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton for president of the United States Comments (Count)

 

Reminder: Special health benefit enrollment underway for some non career employees

Feds Hacked in OPM Breach Could Still Receive More Benefits

You May Soon Be Able to Check Your Snail Mail via Email

Queens postal worker who tossed 1,000 letters gets probation

Recalling the history of stamp positioning

Survey Shows Rapid Growth in Online Shopping

NZ Post's new electric delivery vehicle

Postal News Recap: USPS truck rentals $140 million, NALC endorses, mailman confronted

Caught on camera: Mailman confronted over missing gift card

Westbrookville wins battle to keep post office

 

June 8, 2016

Video: Semi truck loses load of mail in Renton WA

Waterloo: Two homes and a USPS truck hit by gunfire

 

June 7, 2016

USPS Awards Mail Hauling Vehicle Rentals and Leases Contract worth up to $140 million over 7 yrs

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has a requirement to contracts for the rental and leasing of various types and capacities of motor vehicles primarily for the purpose of mail transportation. Comments (Count)

 

Bremerton WA letter carrier refuses to enter ‘legal’ marijuana shops to deliver mail

Pacific Cannabis Co. and The Reef — say they’ve had trouble getting mail delivered to their shops in the past month, since a new U.S. Postal Service worker took over the route. Comments (Count)

 

Video: Amazon Contracts For Its Own Fast Delivery From Distribution Center

If Amazon.com had its way, every shopper would shop online, and then have that order filled and packaged at fulfillment centers like one in Crafton PA with products to be delivered to your doorstep by Amazon deliverers, instead of the traditional U.S. Postal Service, UPS, or FedEx delivery.  Comments (Count)

 

USPS: “Point of View” video addresses customer complaint resolutions

The Postal Service is committed to resolving customer complaints, Consumer and Industry Affairs VP Jim Nemec says in his latest “Point of View” video.  Comments (Count)

 

Rare, missing stamp returned to owner

USPS reminds employees that some activities are prohibited on USPS property

Two post offices slated for closure will remain open

2017 Postal Promotions Get Out of the Gate Early

Beloved letter carrier retires

Wrongfully arrested postal worker 'curious' what cop was drinking

Missouri Postal Worker retires after 32 years with the Carthage Post Office

 

June 6, 2016

A battle is taking shape over home-delivery of groceries

USPS OIG: Our Spring Semiannual Report to Congress

Letter Carrier gets 5 yrs prison for role in drug trafficking thru mail

$3.5 Million ID Theft Conspiracy Stretched from Mailboxes to Car Lots

Pier jumping: Unique mail boat on Geneva Lake turns 100

Postal worker plans to sue city over false arrest in Brooklyn

 

June 5, 2016

NZ Post's new electric delivery vehicle

Wal-Mart to test last-mile delivery service with Uber, Lyft

 

June 4, 2016

Tuscaloosa AL Men Indicted for Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana through the U.S. Mail

Video: More complaints about no mail delivery in Ballard WA

Three Men Charged with Armed Robbery of West Haven CT Post Office

Video: Chesterfield VA community says mail carrier is delivering frustrations

Surveillance video captures woman steal package from Phoenix porch

 

June 3, 2016

Are Payday Reforms Meaningful? Is Postal Banking a Solution?

Feds: Mail fraud schemes scammed seniors

California letter carrier to Walk/Run 100th Rock ‘n’ Roll Event in San Diego

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    Missing a letter? Feds probe N.J. postal worker found hoarding mail

     

    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)

     

    More questions raised about OPM’s response to breaches of background, personnel records

     

    May 26,  2016

    APWU Joins Allies to ‘Take On Wall Street’

    USPS to issue Pets forever stamps

    Postal Service to issue Vintage Soda Fountain Stamps

    Alert Postal Worker help authorities uncovered identify theft scam

    Video: Arizona mail carrier indicted for mail theft

    Video: Dallas postal workers worried about increase in loose dog attacks

    Louisiana Postal Worker Pleads Guilty to Theft of Mail

    Postal Worker escapes serious injury after collision with truck hauling propane gas


     

    May 25,  2016

    These updates, along with the Union’s magazine and monthly bulletins, will keep mail handlers throughout the country informed and involved in the issues raised during this round of bargaining. As expected, a lot happened during the final days of this year’s regular bargaining period. The Postal Service and NPMHU negotiated right up until the clock struck midnight on Friday, May 20  Comments (Count)

     

    After nearly a year of procedural wrangling, 10 days of testimony and more than 140 exhibits, the National Labor Relations Board hearing on charges that the Postal Service illegally subcontracted work to Staples ended   Comments (Count)

     

    Youngstown OH Postal Worker honored for 50 years of service

    Thomas began his career with the Postal Service following his honorable discharge from the Army in 1966. He began working in Washington, D.C., where he earned just $2.95 per hour at the time, and later transferred to his hometown of Youngstown in 1970. Thomas talked about the changes to the industry since he began the job. He said when he first started, there were no mail delivery vehicles. He would ride a bus to his route and walk the entire way, twice a day.  Comments (Count)

     

    Mailers Want a Quick-Fix Reform Bill, But Will USPS Go Along?

    Adjusted Hours at Barker Post Office Stir Concern

    Residents, businesses to see mail delivery changes this summer

     

    May 24,  2016

    Ex-Minneapolis postal worker admits she stole $150K in gift cards

    Video: Spartanburg SC postal worker saves man from getting scammed

    Video: Fresno thieves using stolen info from card skimming scam to buy postage stamps

    Man Accused Of Blowing Up Colorado Mailbox To Appear In Court

    Will Amazon’s Transportation Fleet Bring Down Hammer On FedEx, UPS?

    Is the United States Post Office kidding us

    Wal-Mart takes on Amazon Prime with new ‘ShippingPass’

    Video: Laredo TX Post Office Finds Sixty-Three Pounds of Heroin in mail package

    Video: Family, friends, and USPS coworkers lay Nebraska shooting victims to rest

    Video: Man accused of using counterfeit USPS master key to break into mailboxes

     

    May 23,  2016

    Supreme Court rules in favor of former Colorado postmaster in discrimination lawsuit

    The Supreme Court is making it easier for federal workers to file employment discrimination lawsuits after quitting their jobs over conditions they consider intolerable.  Comments (Count)

     

    California Congressman questions PMG on mail delivery problems in Los Angeles County

    Congressman questioned “Postmaster General Megan Brennan about multiple issues with mail delivery and mail theft experienced by his constituents in California’s 33rd District.  Comments (Count)

     

    Woman arrested after video shows theft of packages

    Georgia man charged in mailbox thefts, kidnapping

     

    May 22,  2016

    USPS OIG: Have You Been Affected by International Mail Processed at the Queens P&DC?

    Project: Timeliness of Mail Processing at the Queens New York Processing and Distribution Center  Comments (Count)

     

    Video: Third arrest made in armed robbery of postal worker

    Video: The Troubled Path of the U.S. Postal Service
    Modernizing the money order

    First Woman Appointed as Postmaster of Norfolk

    Postal Views Podcast #42 (Postal Military Memorial)

     

    May 21,  2016

    USPS, NALC, Mail Handlers Unions Continue Negotiations

    USPS, NALC, Mail Handlers Unions Continue Negotiations NALC: Contract negotiations update – Bargaining to continue beyond midnight deadline ||| Mail Handlers, USPS Contract Negotiations Extended  Comments (Count)

     

    Post office, apartment officials in dispute over package delivery at apartment complex
    Alaska PO closes because its sole employee is on maternity leave

     

    May 20,  2016

    USPS, Mail Handlers Memorandum addresses bidding procedures during ongoing negotiations

    Video: Police – Theft suspect caused crash speeding away from allegations of stealing packages

    Postal worker charged with indecent touching of three women in Bethlehem

    USPS reports increase in mailbox break-ins in San Antonio area

    Postal Service Has Replaced 600 Mailbox Locks in West Hollywood

    USPS found a package with ammo. Suspect was nabbed after asking why it wasn’t delivered
    Making No Cents: U.S. Postal Service’s Bad Business Model

    UPS boss embraces technology — but with a different vision than Amazon

     

    May 19,  2016

    Vigil held for Georgia postal worker killed over weekend following accident

    A vigil was held Wednesday night for a postal worker killed over the weekend in Newton County. The Rural Carrier was thrown from her truck when it was hit from behind as she pulled back onto the road after a delivery.

     

    Video: Family and friends remember slain Nebraska postal workers as best friends

    The family of Norma Voges say they will never get over what happened to her, but they will get through it. "I don't think they honesty knew the trouble they were going to face. They went out together. They were best friends." Comments (Count)

     

    Congressman urges Postmaster General to release stamp commemorating patriotism of Japanese Americans during WWII

    Residents in northeast Washington question if their missing mail was tossed down drains

    NY postal worker admits to keeping more than 700 pieces of mail for herself

     

    May 18,  2016

    Postal Worker Spots iPad Scam
    USPS Truck Gets Stuck in Falls Church VA Backyard

    Video: Mail Delivery halted to some customers because letter carrier afraid of snakes

     

    May 17,  2016

    Federal Disability Retirement benefits for Postal Employees: 5 Lessons Learned

    The following lessons will hopefully provide some guidance for Postal employees seeking to file for Postal Disability Retirement benefits through the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Court: Disabled Postal Worker Must Pay Income Tax on Worker’s Comp benefits Comments (Count)

     

    USPS seeks rate hike for first class mail parcels effective August 2016

    USPS has filed  a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) to establish the 2017 Promotional Program in addition to adjusting certain prices in the First-Class Mail Parcels product.  Comments (Count)

     

    NALC: Contract talks intensify in final week of 2011 National Agreement

    The full negotiating teams of the National Association of Letter Carriers and the U.S. Postal Service convened this morning in a downtown Washington, DC Comments (Count)

     

    Video: Stinky situation! Postal Employee dumps mail into sewer in Washington DC

    It appears a postal worker last week was tired of delivering the mail, and decided to pull up to a D.C. Water catch basin  and dump mail into the sewer system.  Comments (Count)

     

    Grand Alliance Holds Hearing on Future of Postal Service; Takes Stand Against Privatization

    APWU: Raises to be Applied to PSE Exception Pay in Motor Vehicle Craft

    EEOC Issues Final Rules on Employer Wellness Programs

    Arkansas postal worker finds kids alone, covered in feces

    Marijuana by mail on the rise in Austin

    USPS OIG: Revenue Forgone

    USPS OIG: How Good is Business Mail Acceptance?

    Senator asks ‘What on earth did you think would happen?’ as contractor hired for national security work abruptly goes out of business

    Video: Postal worker fights with NJ woman – Was she racist, rude or right?

     

    May 16,  2016

    Three Postal Workers found dead in possible murder-suicide

    The Lincoln, Nebraska Police Department issued the following press release surrounding the deaths of three postal workers  Comments (Count)

     

    OIG recommends USPS monitor management performing craft work and vacancies

    The Postal Service did not effectively manage workhours for postmasters and supervisors performing bargaining unit work to ensure they complied with the agreement and controlled costs.  Comments (Count)

     

    Video of getaway car in robbery of postal worker

    Video: Brazen burglars steal mail using master key in Pasadena condo complex 

    Video: Suspected Thieves Use Key to Clean Out Mailboxes in Sherman Oaks CA

    GSA says cyber ‘mistake’ was ‘no breach'; others investigate

    NALC: Thank you for helping to Stamp Out Hunger

    USPS Picks Up  Food to stamp out hunger

     

    May 15,  2016

    Australia Post could abandon plan to charge customers up to $9 fee for uncollected parcels

     

    May 14,  2016

    Montana Postal Worker charged with theft of postal funds

    Tiffin OH Food Drive dedicated to letter carrier

    Postal Views Podcast #41 (Postal Banking)

     

    May 13,  2016

    Video: Postal Worker Attacked, Beaten Unconscious In Arlington Texas

    A postal worker is recovering on Friday night after Arlington Police said he was attacked and beaten unconscious while delivery mail. Comments (Count)

     

    USPS Linda Malone named Area VP Capital Metro Area; Cintron and Cronkhite

    Postmaster General and CEO Megan J. Brennan announced the appointment of Linda M. Malone as Vice President, Area Operations, Capital Metro Area   Comments (Count)

     

    Video: Florida Mail carrier, boyfriend accused of stealing credit cards

    A U.S. Postal Service mail carrier and her boyfriend were arrested Thursday on allegations that they stole numerous credit cards and used them in various transactions.   Comments (Count)

     

    Iowa Postmaster indicted on misappropriation charges

    Amazon.com Inc. Prepares to Take 1-Hour Delivery Mainstream

    UPS My Choice Service Enables Users To Track Location Of Their Delivery On Live Map 

    Car Crashes Into Fulshear Post Office

     

    May 12,  2016

    Video: USPS ‘doing well,’ loss of $2 billion a congressional ‘hoax’ – Union boss

    The US Postal Service has been hamstrung by Congress and the agency is not getting a single dime of taxpayer money despite losing $2 billion last year. But it’s not all bad news: Comments (Count)

     

    Controversial Charges dismissed against NY Letter Carrier arrested on-duty

    Glen Grays was cuffed and put in the back of the unmarked vehicle, which then drove away — leaving the postal van unattended. Grays was charged with disorderly conduct and issued a summons to appear in court. Brooklyn postal worker Glen Grays speaks about his NYPD arrest, charges being dropped  Comments (Count)

     

    Video: Retired postal worker hikes Appalachian Trail

    A retired Tyler postal worker is taking the journey of a lifetime. Bobby Abel is hiking the Appalachian Trail one month a year. Right now, he’s in the middle of his second leg, hiking from Virginia to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.  Comments (Count)

     

    NYC postal worker arrested for throwing out four bags of mail after one month on the job

    Postal Worker sentenced to 12 months probation for mail theft

    Tennessee Mail Carrier Sentenced For Narcotics Conspiracy

    Wheeler OR Post Office closed indefinitely

    Video: Historic Auburn CA Post Office May Soon Close Its Doors

    Video: Mail Thefts Soar As Thieves Target Mailboxes, Post Office Drop-Offs

    Wal-Mart testing 2 day shipping subscription service to rival Amazon Prime

    Video: No mail delivery in Seattle neighborhood for 3 years

    Kentucky mail carrier injured in garage fire

    FedEx and UPS to increase surcharges for oversized packages

    Joplin's new postmaster speeds up service

     

    May 11,  2016

    Postal Service Releases Annual Dog Attack City Rankings

    The Postal Service announced that 6,549 employees were attacked by dogs last year as it released its annual top dog attack city rankings.   Comments (Count)

     

    OSHA issues final rule to ‘nudge’ employers to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses

    Structural issues temporarily close Raymond post office

    Reward up to $25K offered to find men who robbed Pompano Beach postal worker

    USPS calls on Congress to fix its ‘fundamental financial challenges’

    Going long with your parcel traffic? FedEx and UPS will want more money

    eBay Extends Drop Off Service to 1,600 FedEx Stores

    Going long with your parcel traffic? FedEx and UPS will want more money

    Small child doing well after being hit by postal truck in Euless, TX

     

    May 10,  2016

    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), an increase of $788 million or 4.7 percent over the same period last year. The increase was primarily due to an 11.4 percent increase in Shipping and Package volume and pricing strategies. NALC: USPS $1.833 billion YTD operating profit  Comments (Count)

     

    House Oversight Hearing to Examine USPS need for postal reform legislation

    Reward Offered In Pompano Beach Postal Worker Robbery

    Is your mailman (unwittingly) a drug dealer?

     

    May 9,  2016

    Will USPS get tangled up in possible investigation of Amazon’s Prime Delivery practices

    Amazon has come under fire for being selective on which areas are eligible for its 'Prime Free Same-Day delivery'. Comments (Count)

     

    USPS OIG investigating arrest of on-duty letter carrier for possible federal violations

    NALC is troubled by this incident,” NALC President Fredric Rolando told The Washington Post. “We trust that the police department will investigate this matter thoroughly and expeditiously, and that any necessary actions will be taken.”  Comments (Count)

     

    USPS OIG using ‘Birkman Method’ for improving staff people skills

    According to PostalReporter reader: The USPS OIG Chief Data Office is conducting some touchy-feely seminars this month for their staff using the Birkman Method., a workplace psychological assessment. I wonder what your readers think of this Birkman Certified Organization Development Initiative?   Comments (Count)

     

    Cluster Mailboxes stolen from Neighborhood in San Antonio TX

    USPS fences off post office property in downtown Berkeley CA

    Postal Truck Hits Child in Euless

    Mail Carrier caught on video driving on wrong side of road in Charlotte County FL

    New Jersey firefighters free trapped letter carrier from flipped mail truck

    USPS to resume mail delivery to Pittsburgh street deemed too hazardous

    USPS: Tuesday’s ‘Jeopardy!’ Includes 2016 Stamp Category

    Man crashes into downtown Elgin post office

    USPS OIG: New York Morgan Processing and Distribution Center Efficiency

    USPS OIG: So Trendy

    Postal News Recap: NALC Food Drive, USPS Ads, APWU Contract, Mail Scam and more

     

    May 8,  2016

    Letter Carriers’ ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ Food Drive May 14, 2016

    Minnesota Post Office bombing still a mystery 40 years later

    Halted community mailbox program cost Canada Post $76 million

    Post office hour cuts taking toll

    Postal Service rep says no new post office for Royse City

    Post office lost painting of man's beloved, late wife

     

    May 7,  2016

    Louisiana postal employee pleads guilty to stealing gift cards

    Texas contract postal center closes abruptly, leaving hundreds without mail

    Postal Views Podcast #40 (USPS Biting Back)

    Our nation's drug problem is also a postal service problem

    Mailman who ruined Christmas can't even get to court on time

    25,000 and Counting: The Ultimate Post Office Photo Collection

    Rural Carriers Receive Million Mile Awards

     

    May 6,  2016

    APWU Contract Arbitration Hearings Conclude, Decision Expected in 30 to 60 Days

    Arbitration hearings on the APWU Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Postal Service have concluded and the union expects a decision in 30 to 60 days, President Mark Dimondstein has announced. Comments (Count)

     

    Video: U.S. Postal Service Tractor-Trailer Jackknifes, Blocks Interstate 95 in NE Philadelphia

    Video: Michigan bulk mailer charged with scamming USPS out of more than $400K

    Chicago woman shot by home invader wearing postal uniform

     

     

    May 5,  2016

    Senator Heitkamp’s Fix My Mail Survey Inspires USPS Customer Service Program in North Dakota

    U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp today announced that the U.S. Postal Service, inspired by Heitkamp’s Fix My Mail initiative and survey, is launching a new customer service program U.S. Rep. Grace Meng works to Improve Mail Delivery in Queens

     

    Video: Women Wearing Postal Uniforms Part of Clever Identity Theft Scheme

    the women making huge purchases, authorities say, are pulling an incredible ruse that’s already damaged hundreds of lives across South Florida. Comments (Count)

     

    Georgia man awarded $5.7 million in crash suit involving postal worker

    Man Narrowly Avoids Awning Collapse At La Mirada, CA Post Office

    OIG: Should the Postal Service Have Fewer Leased Trailers?

    USPS touts supply chain diversity as secret to customer service

     

    May 4,  2016

    OSHA proposes $120,000 in penalties for USPS workers continued exposure to equipment hazards at Virginia mail center  - OSHA opened an inspection on Oct. 27, 2015, after a complaint alleged hazards involving power industrial equipment at the facility. Inspectors issued citations after they found several repeatt violations   Comments (Count)

     

    Postal Inspectors Arrest Woman for Allegedly Pepper Spraying California Mail Carrier

    Postal Inspectors this morning arrested a Monrovia woman on federal charges of assaulting a mail carrier, who allegedly was subjected to racial epithets and then pepper sprayed in the face.   Comments (Count)

     

    NAPUS Call for Post Office Hour Reduction Moratorium Justified by Recent GAO Report

    Over the past 18 months, NAPUS has raised concerns about the lack of data to indicate the amount of money the U.S. Postal Service saved as a result of reduced post office hours and post office re-classifications. GAO questions USPS cost savings on POStPlan, USPS questions GAO's tone  Comments (Count)

     

    PRC Examines USPS 2015 Performance Goals and 2016 Performance Plan

    The Commission’s review finds that the Postal Service FY 2015 Report and FY 2016 Plan failed to meet three of four goals established, and partially met the fourth goal. Comments (Count)

     

    Ex-postal worker in Suffolk gets 13 months for $157,000 in workers' comp fraud

    Post man says farewell after 30 years on the job

    Cobb County couple: Is the post office forging signatures?

    Another rash of mailbox thefts in a northwest Bakersfield

    Postal Service puts in extra effort to find flying monkeys

    Audio: 'Neither Snow Nor Rain' Celebrates History Of U.S. Postal Service

     

    May 3,  2016

    USPS hires former FBI officer as new Information Technology vice president

    Jeffrey C. Johnson has joined USPS as Information Technology vice president,. Johnson previously served as chief technology officer for the FBI Comments (Count)

     

    NY Postmaster Relief charged with stealing nearly $20,000

    APWU: Corrections Continue on $56 Million Settlement

    New Jersey Letter Carrier Pleads Guilty In Scheme To Steal And Cash Hundreds Of Postal Money Orders

    North Carolina post office under investigation for alleged employee theft

    Australia Post to charge customers up to $9 fee for uncollected parcels

     

    May 2,  2016

    USPS Study: Direct Mail Plays Critical Role in Reaching Millennial Voters

    Contrary to common assumptions about digitally connected millennials, a new joint survey demonstrates that young voters pay close attention to political mail  Comments (Count)

     

    Update: Houston letter carrier still in hospital after being hit by street racers

    The victim's son tells abc13 she had to be cut from the wreckage.

     

    USPS seeking nominees for its ‘Engagement Leader of the Year’ Awards

    The Postal Service has created an award to honor leaders who are involved, enthusiastic and committed to improving their workplace environments. Comments (Count)

     

    TSP Funds Grow for Second Month in a Row

    Ex-postal worker fraudulently received $157,000 in workers comp after claiming off-duty injury was on the job

    ACORN Canada and CUPW Come Together to Replace Predatory Lending with Postal Banking

    Should We Bring Back The Postal Banking System?

    Arrest made in death of retired postal worker in Gulfport

    USPS OIG: Scanning the Horizon

    Video: Mail Truck on Fire in Massachusetts

    Residents demand speeding crackdown after drag racers hit postal truck

     

    May 1,  2016

    Video: Houston letter carrier in critical condition after being hit by alleged street racers

    A postal worker was taken to the hospital Saturday after her mail truck was hit by two drivers allegedly speed racing. Comments (Count)

     

    Postal truck flips on side after getting rear-ended in Highgate VT

    Modesto mail carrier thwarts rock-throwing thief, saves wedding

    Mail delivery suspended after pit bulls bite mailman

    Woman arrested for using counterfeit mailbox key

    Sinkhole punctures Indiana post office parking lot

     

     

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