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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.  


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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Congressman takes complaints of slow mail delivery to U.S. postmaster; days later, his town hall invites get delayed Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska recently sent a letter to the U.S. postmaster sharing Nebraskans’ grievances over slow mail delivery, including overdue charges because of late credit card payments and delayed arrival of prescription drugs.Then, just days later, Fortenberry found himself with a major snail mail gripe of his own.   (8/24/15) Comments (Count)


USPS awards LLV maker $257 million contract for Walk In Body Delivery Trucks

USPS has awarded  long-time supplier a contract for over 3,000 Walk In Body Intermediate Delivery Trucks. Comments (Count)


Video: USPS GPS device transmits letter carriers location to supervisors every minute

USPS mail carriers are getting a “panic button” The unofficial U.S. postal creed says neither rain, nor sleet, nor heat, nor gloom of night will keep carriers from their rounds. Thieves and vicious dogs, however, may be another matter. So the Post Office is delivering a solution.  Comments (Count)


Washington State Letter Carrier saves mail before truck goes up in flames A letter carrier saved the mail in her truck after it caught fire


House Oversight Chairman requests info on assets, revenue for USPS “package delivery” products

GOP Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz seeks information from USPS about competitive product assets, revenue, service performance and other materials. Comments (Count)



on his route  Comments (Count)


APWU: Behind the Scenes, Corporations Influence USPS Policy

Many of the most significant changes that have negatively affected the Clerk Craft and the Postal Service are the result of recommendations made by a little-known group that operates behind the scenes at USPS headquarters – the Mailers Technical Advisory Committee, or MTAC  (5/17/15)   Comments (Count).

Major Changes in 2015 USPS Plant Consolidation Schedule Updated April 3, 2015

USPS made last minute “public” changes some facilities; some facilities move dates that were changed just last week has changed again. Approximately TWENTY-ONE (21)  facilities have had their move dates changed to “To Be Determined” (TBD) or “Not Applicable” (N/A) and four (4) facilities move dates changed to an earlier or later date. (4/4/15) Comments (Count)


Judge orders Postal Service to pay damages to whistleblower

In 2012, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) sued the United States Postal Service (USPS) for retaliating against a Safety Specialist at the Seattle, Washington Processing & Distribution Center (P&DC) (2/26/15) Comments (Count)


Sen. Tester to incoming PMG Brennan: delivery standards have become a disaster for USPS - Tester meets incoming Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan to discuss strengthening USPS . Tester also concerned about USPS failing to comply with GAO request for data on mail volume. Senator Schumer urges incoming PMG to honor promise to keep Buffalo, NY plant open  Comments (Count)


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September 30, 2015

Charlie Brown Christmas Forever Stamps Kick-Off National Stamp Collecting Month


USPS Ordered to Reduce $7.5M Southern California Edison Fine
Warning: Another Attack On Our Postal Service

St. Petersburg mail carrier (CCA) found with 2,129 pieces of stolen mail

Tax Court Examines Dueling Postmarks

USPS appeals PRC ruling on First Class Mail Parcel

USPS truck involved in crash near Rock Falls

Amazon Flex will pay you $18-$25 per hour to deliver Prime Now packages

The Postal Service is Still Sloppy About Mass Surveillance


September 29, 2015

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.  


OIG : No Driver Needed? USPS could benefit from autonomous vehicle technology - Self-driving vehicles could take on the tasks of loading and unloading goods in warehouses.    Comments (Count)


People Stealing Mail from Postal Service Trucks on Chicago South Side, Police Say - According to a community alert released Tuesday, at least one person has been spotted breaking into parked mail trucks and making off with packages and letters.  Comments (Count)

USPS could save nearly $2 billion by purchasing mixed fleet of off-the-shelf vehicles


USPS OIG FY 2016 Shutdown Plan Per OMB

Penton SmartReach Research shows postal B2B marketers moving to digital marketing solutions


Coming Soon: An open database of every U.S. address


September 28, 2015

FMLA Claim – Postal Worker’s 4th Pregnancy was too much for Norwalk Ohio Post Office - A PostalReporter reader questions the decision in this case. The reader also raises an overlooked question about the appointment of rural letter carriers and city carrier assistants.  Comments (Count)


SEC Charges Former Officers of SMF Energy With Overbilling USPS, others - The Securities and Exchange Commission announced financial fraud charges against four former SMF Energy Corp. officers   Comments (Count)


Photographer Rachel Boillot documents disappearance of the US Postal Service


Editorial: 6-day delivery gets a reprieve

Just when you thought it was safe to go to the corner mailbox

Despite safety, space and structural issues, lease will be renewed for Forest Grove post office

Idaho PMR to plead guilty to theft


September 27, 2015

Video: Grafton MA postal worker accused of stealing hundreds of pieces of mail


September 26, 2015

Video: Postal Worker Jumps In To Halt Pit Bull Attack on UPS Driver - A U.S. postal worker was being hailed as a hero after coming to the rescue of a UPS driver during a pit bull attack Friday.  


Video: 7-year-old girl allegedly pepper sprayed by Oklahoma postal worker - An investigation is underway in Bristow after a 7-year-old was sprayed with pepper spray by a postal worker.

Post office damaged yet again from driver error


September 25, 2015

Former Massachusetts Postal Employee Sentenced for Mail Theft

Two USPS Contract Employees Sentenced For Mail Thefts

Postmaster General Tours Provo Facility

USPS Hiring 900 People Along Front Range for Holiday Season

Jealous Girlfriend Attacked Mail Carrier She Suspected Of Having Affair With Boyfriend


September 24, 2015

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)


New Hampshire postal supervisor recipient of Carnegie Medal for rescuing man from burning vehicle - The medal is awarded to those who risk their lives to an extraordinary degree while saving or attempting to save the lives of others. 


PORTLAND POSTAL PROTESTERS MEET WITH POSTMASTER GENERAL - Postmaster General Megan Brennan met briefly with protesters after giving a speech to a conference of Portland mailers yesterday

Shopify announces Shopify Shipping, partnership with USPS

USPS contract driver involved in deadly South Carolina crash

Ironwood dog, mailman form special relationship

Florida Teen hit by USPS tractor-trailer

Idaho store clerk admits stealing mail from postal contract station
Postal Banking: A Lifesaver for America's Poor

Rural carrier charged with going into homes on route to steal pills
Remains of 92-year-old Holocaust survivor get lost in the mail
Postal Workers barred from seeking council seats

Coppinger put his stamp on post office

China's Postal Savings Bank Said to Near $6.5 Billion Stake Sale

Troutman retires after 20 years with postal service



September 23, 2015

Florida Postal Worker killed after fatally shooting sheriff deputy - A rural carrier associate fatally shot a sheriff's deputy outside a lawyer's office Tuesday and then barricaded himself inside a motel, where he exchanged gunfire with other deputies and was killed, authorities said.   Comments (Count)

Is the Staples-Office Depot deal dead? Shares fall hard and fast - Shares for Office Depot and Staples were falling hard and fast after the New York Post reported that the companies’ deal could fall apart.  Comments (Count)

USPS changing master locks on buildings where mail stolen in Los Angeles area - After a rash of apartment and condo building break-ins and mailbox thefts in Los Angeles, the U.S. Postal Service has begun replacing the master locks to those buildings and mailboxes.    Comments (Count)

Video: Residents of Oregon town say mail delivery stopped without warning

Mail goes missing in San Tan Valley community

Transient charged with assaulting female Hispanic postal worker in California


September 22, 2015

Newspaper group welcomes Senator Carper’s postal reform bill - The National Newspaper Association this week took a big step forward in its decade-long efforts to preserve universal mail service as Sen. Tom Carper, D-DE, introduced the Improving Postal Operations, Service & Transparency Act, iPOST. Dan Blair: New postal bill needs bipartisan support to survive  Comments (Count)

Man shouts 'Hail Isis' at post office

Closure of Settlers Bay PO amid USPS investigation triggers outcry

Murals in downtown St. Louis Post Office offer much value


Video: Missouri family wants answers after father’s remains damaged in the mail


September 21, 2015

Lafayette man admits to shooting at U.S. Postal vehicle

Letter: Curious spending by Postal Service


Pennsylvania school district tries to take post office by legal maneuver of  eminent domain


The Goshen News is switching to postal delivery beginning Monday

Opinion: Your Mail, Your Money or Your Life?


September 20, 2015

OIG: USPS South Florida District officials did not fully comply with Disabled Vets Program - These incidents occurred because the [named redacted] District veterans coordinator worked full time as a safety specialist at the [named redacted] Processing and Distribution Center.  Comments (Count)


USPS: Paul Newman Forever Stamp on Sale

Settlers Bay post office abruptly closes

'Mail kid' idolizes his neighborhood mailman (hand-in-hand, matching outfits)

USPS, EPA Partner for Rain Garden

Postal Views Podcast #10 (The We Control The Brand Edition)


September 19, 2015

California Postal Supervisor investigated for drug thefts from coworkers, veterans - Postal Supervisor was the “point of contact” during the initial investigation by the OIG, according to court records. The role gave her direct, unsupervised access to incoming packages of narcotic medications and knowledge of the surveillance methods investigators put in effect to catch the thief   Comments (Count)


Three New Orleans Area Postal Workers Charged for Theft of Mail


September 18, 2015

USPS lead talks to resume mail service to Cuba this year

Washington and Havana are slated to begin a "pilot program" allowing Cubans and Americans to send mail directly to one another  


Mail carrier refused to deliver to couple's apartment, but won't say why


In defense of the U.S. Postal Service: ‘War on Religion’ claim seems a stretch


September 17, 2015

Senator Carper Introduces Bill in Yet Another Attempt to Save the U.S. Postal Service - The bill includes some familiar provisions from the last effort. It would create a unique Postal Service Health Benefits Program housed within the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program and managed by the Office of Personnel Management. All postal employees and annuitants would be enrolled in that new program. It would also require all Medicare-eligible postal annuitants to receive primary coverage from Medicare parts A, B and D, a USPS-backed proposal the agency has said will help save $33.2 billion in the first five years of implementation. USPS Opposes Latest Postal Reform Bill - Federal Times || The Hill ||  NALC Statement || Full Text of bill (PDF)  Comments (Count)


APWU: Contract Negotiations Update

APWU President Mark Dimondstein has issued the following update on contract negotiations: Comments (Count)

OSHA fines USPS in Greenville, SC nearly $80K for serious safety violations - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued one willful and two serious safety citations to the Postal Service on Sept. 14.    Comments (Count)

USPS OIG finds ‘deplorable’ conditions for customers and employees at New Mexico postal facility - OIG found issues with lighting, electrical wiring, plumbing, and bathroom fixtures; cracked windows; water damage; and a cockroach infestation.  Comments (Count)

OIG: USPS SPSS not meeting performance and economic expectations at West Valley postal facility - The SPSS machine at the West Valley P&DC is not achieving the projected performance and economic goals in support of DRIVE Initiative 43.  Comments (Count)

Video: Woman robbed while checking mail, personal and business info stolen


Pennsylvania PSE Charged With Misappropriation Of Postal Funds

A Sign of Decline — Postal Service Won’t Deliver My Packages in Norwich

USPS OIG turned Pittsburgh Postmaster’s case over to County DA - USPS OIG, presented this case to Detectives with the Allegheny County District Attorney's office. OIG had conducted an investigation into allegations that Postmaster was opening express mail packages at various post offices throughout Allegheny County. (9/16/15) Comments (Count)

September 16, 2015

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 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)


Video: Boy who received thousands of books after mail carrier’s plea shares the wealth


Alibaba Logistics Arm to Work With USPS on Cross-Border E-commerce


USPS: Protecting flanks and gaining new ground

Jamestown fans will miss upbeat, longtime postal clerk

Aspen postal worker pleads guilty in federal court


September 15, 2015

Pittsburgh Postmaster Accused Of Opening Mail, Threatening to Kill Employees - Pittsburgh’s postmaster has been charged with intimidating four subordinates in an effort to cover up his illegal opening of express mail packages  Comments (Count)


California Man gets 4 years in prison for scheme to steal millions of postage stamps


Congress likely to extend Breast Cancer Research semipostal sales to 2019

USPS Stamp Services exploring possibility of soakable stamps
Indiana postal worker honored for delivering help

Video: Residents in Phoenix neighborhood perplexed by lack of mail delivery


Va. Beach woman sentenced for stealing packages off porches

Community commits to beautifying post office

Postal worker honored for delivering help

Scott Walker Details Plan to Curb the Power of Labor Unions

Neighbors perplexed by lack of mail delivery

With safety a 'priority', Somerset post office vacated


September 14, 2015

APWU asks court to overturn PRC dismissal of complaint on USPS noncompliance with service standards - APWU is asking the U.S. Court Of Appeals for the District of Columbia to grant review of the PRC’s order and remand PRC’s order  Comments (Count)


APWU: Exemption sought by subcontractors hauling mail for USPS Jeopardizes Road Safety


UPS expands fleet of hybrid electric delivery trucks

Video: Neighbors say they are fed up with mail mistakes

Aspen man to change plea in post office weapons charges

Finnish post office tests drone for parcel delivery

USPS Saves Soldiers Money


September 13, 2015

Video: USPS Lady Needs Work On Her Throwing Arm

Letter Carrier accidentally throws a bundle of packages and mail in the trash   Comments (Count)


Catalogs' arrival in mailbox begins the countdown to Christmas

Google to test same day grocery delivery 

10 Ways E-Commerce is Reshaping the USPS

UK: The Post Office Strikes Back With Star Wars Stamps

September 12, 2015

USPS Southern Area may need larger delivery vehicles for high package volume - USPS is pushing for increase in package delivery using vehicles equipped for letters and magazines.  Comments (Count)


Postal Unions, Associations among Federal coalition urging Congress not to siphon money from TSP - 15 federal organizations are urging Congress not to use the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), the federal government’s retirement savings program, as a revenue source.   Comments (Count)


Video: Philadelphia resident catches mailman throwing deliveries in the trash - Included the trashed deliveries were coupons many families rely on to save money. Resident says, "I'm sure he makes a **'good salary**' working for the government and just didn't feel like doing his job.  Comments (Count)


NAPUS changes rules to allow all USPS management employees to become members


Retiring letter carrier’s goodbye letter goes viral

Video: Limited mail delivery on Sept. 26 for pope visit in Philadelphia


September 11, 2015

USPS responds to The Daily Caller article “Is the Postal Service Declaring War on Religion?” The Sept. 10 article, “Is the Postal Service Declaring War on Religion?” is incorrect and misleads readers into thinking Post Offices will not be offering religious-themed holiday stamps this year.   Comments (Count)

PRC Chief Taub Talks About a Postal Service at the Crossroads

Postal Service investigates rise in Windward Oahu mail thefts

Orphaned Iowa City post office mural finds new home

Transient residents required to pay for P.O. Box

How a huge, abandoned New York City Post Office turned into Fashion Week headquarters


September 10, 2015

Video: Postmaster saves woman’s baby after she stopped breathing while at post office - [Postmaster] Kayla Coffman’s was sitting in her office with a supervisor when she heard the sound of a very young baby crying outside the door. The next thing she heard was someone yelling that the baby wasn’t breathing. Comments (Count)


Former Letter Carrier Admits to Receiving Over $62,000 in Bogus Travel Expenses for OWCP Medical Care - Maryland letter carrier pleaded guilty today to mail fraud in connection with a scheme to fraudulently receive reimbursement for travel expenses for medical care related to an injury sustained on the job.  Comments (Count)


New Study Highlights Security Risk of Postal Shipments into the U.S - Findings also Reveal Uncollected Duties on Packages into the U.S. are costing the Government More than $1 Billion in Revenue   Comments (Count)

Video: Cluster mailboxes disappear from South Austin TX neighborhood - Homeowners in a South Austin neighborhood as well as employees at the United States Postal Service are left scratching their heads after a group mailbox disappeared entirely overnight.  Comments (Count)


Woman armed with tire iron attempts to rob Milwaukee post office
Rural carrier still hospitalized after wreck near Rantoul, IL

Using the U.S. Census to prevent post office closings

National Postal Museum: The Postal 9/11 Story

USPS truck runs over family dog in Wisconsin

Photo: Mail truck ends up in ditch

Is the Postal Service Declaring War on Religion? (No Christian Christmas stamp this year)

Postal Worker Injured in Head-On Collision


Update: Woman dies from injuries || Video: Pedestrian struck by USPS vehicle in El Paso TX


Police search for suspect who posed as postal worker in home invasion

September 9, 2015

 OIG cites late mail, letter carriers wasting time as reasons in $7.4m extra workhours cost for USPS Southern California District - OIG observed city carriers at 21 of the 30 delivery units loading mail into vehicles on office time rather than clocking to street time, talking excessively, making multiple trips away from their case.  Comments (Count)


Maryland Letter Carrier Killed in Virginia Beach VA Police Shootout - 28-year-old postal carrier of College Park, Maryland, was shot to death Saturday night  by Virginia Beach, VA police officers  Comments (Count)


Lyons Post Office robbed, employee assaulted, investigation ongoing


September 8, 2015

Arizona Congressman to Re-Introduce Bill Preventing Post Office Closures In High-Growth ZIP Codes - Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) is set to introduce legislation to prevent the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) from closing any post office or postal facility that serves a high-growth ZIP code


NAPS: USPS Releases Guidelines Regarding Temporary Involuntary Reassignments -The Postal Service has issued a directive that outlines when temporary involuntary reassignments are to be utilized.


Package delivery bedevils business owner

Vallejo man delivers mail, more\

Post Office incompetence, not cutbacks, delays delivery

Familiar face retires from Northfield post office after 31 years

Postal Views Podcast #8

Man charged with breaking into mail boxes in Homedale, ID

At Labor Day rally, no holiday for politic

OIG compares USPS fleet replacement strategies with foreign posts


Ohio Gov Kasich, a postman's son, should know the USPS is failing rural America


The rural routes: Work unpredictable but rewarding for these mail carriers


UK: Criminal gangs infiltrated postal delivery services to intercept drugs


September 7, 2015

Omaha carrier robbed at gunpoint while trying to deliver package - A U.S. Postal carrier was robbed of a package he was trying to deliver, Omaha police said.


Postal Workers Union fighting to keep jobs


September 6, 2015

N.J. postal worker recognized for saving 93-year-old woman 


September 5, 2015

USPS hiring temporary holiday employees in Alabama District

Louisiana postal worker gets probation for stealing money from USPS post office


September 4, 2015

Is USPS mail delivery policy to universities and colleges unfair to customers?


EMCOR Group awarded contract for repairs to Interior And Exterior of USPS 32,000 Locations


Video: California TV station helps couple after USPS loses package

Edgartown Post Office staffing woes try customer patience


LA gang member check thieves arrested after Santa Barbara crime spree

Residents fed up with letter carrier they say isn't delivering

Texas Man Lands in Federal Prison for Stealing Mail

Video: Postal worker charged with assault, harassment while delivering mail


September 3, 2015

Burglars broke into postal trucks while carriers were delivering mail

Man crashes into Muldoon post office twice leaving hole in the wall

Columbus Postal Worker Accused of Hoarding More Than 13,000 Pieces of Mail - Carrier said he kept the mail over fears he would be punished for returning without it being delivered. Moore says he planned to deliver the piled-up parcels on his off-time.


Man arrested in assault, robbery of Hartford post office employee

Video: USPS uses sting to counter theft of postal pallets

Dallas Postal Distribution Center Getting on Track After Fire

Edgartown Post Office staffing woes try customer patience


September 2, 2015 Launches Virtual Mail Service that Brings Postal Mail to the Cloud - is a USPS-certified Commercial Mail Receiving Agency that gives postal mail a digital life. 


NAPUS: Final Hurdle Cleared to Form New Postal Organization - There now are three membership categories: Active—Postmasters, PMRs, managers, supervisors and any other EAS employee employed by the Postal Service. 


Video: Richmond VA man on a mission to find his missing mail - Search for missing mail reveals serious problems with Sandston postal facility 


USPS dedicates Charlie Brown Christmas Forever stamps Oct. 1

Postal worker, 28, rubbed his crotch on woman during subway ride: cops

USPS: Understanding FERS-RAE and FERS-FRAE

Maryland Postal Worker Pleads Guilty to Embezzling $92,148


September 1, 2015

 Video: FedEx says it was USPS driver not us caught throwing fragile packages on camera - A delivery driver was caught on camera tossing wedding gifts at a Chicago home. 

Louisiana Postal Worker Indicted for Theft of Mail and Postal Funds

USPS now hiring non-career employees in most parts of Texas

Woodstock Post Office is Short-Staffed and Under Pressure


Standard Mail Flats: Ending the Controversy Without Fixing the Problem


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