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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)


USPS updates notifications to APWU and Mail Handlers on involuntary reassignments in 2015 - USPS has updated notifications to APWU and NPMHU of its intent to involuntarily reassign Clerks, Maintenance, Motor Vehicle Service (MVS) and Mail Handlers in the Pacific Area  Comments (Count)


USPS seeks to overturn OSHA citation, penalties in heat-related death of Missouri letter carrier - USPS is asking a federal court to review and set aside the final order of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC)  Comments (Count)


Hackers may have postal employees’ OWCP medical records dating back to 1980

Potential victims include current and former postal employees who filed injury compensation claims between November 1980 and August 2012. USPS data breach also affected workers comp files of 485,000 postal workers - USPS data breach affected bank and medical information of nearly a million current and former postal workers injured on the job  Comments (Count)


NALC and USPS new agreement allows hiring retirees to work as ‘Holiday Carrier Assistants’- The NALC and USPS have entered into the Memorandum of Understanding Re: Holiday Carrier Assistants – 2014 . NALC and USPS agree to new joint route adjustment process Comments (Count)


Oakland APWU Local Strikes Back at Abusive Postal Supervisor

The APWU Oakland Local #78 took the unusual step of launching an office-wide petition against Tour 1 Postal Supervisor. The petition, which has more than 100 signatures, details years of unacceptable conduct.  Comments (Count)


USPS gets approval for ‘customized delivery’ market test of groceries, other prepackaged goods - On September 23, 2014, the Postal Service filed a notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) announcing its intent to conduct a market test of an experimental product called Customized Delivery. Customized Delivery is a package delivery service offering that will provide customers with delivery of groceries and other prepackaged goods, primarily during a 3 a.m. to 7 a.m. delivery window.   Comments (Count)


USPS's latest solution for aging Long Life Vehicles--keep body, replace frame

USPS would like to retain the best qualities of the current right hand drive long Life Vehicle (LLV) without having to redevelop what has been proven to work. (9/9/14) Comments (Count)


Video: 15,000 postal service jobs could disappear

Republican attack against the United States Postal Service grows, as the do-nothing Congress down make your mail delivery significantly slower. Ed Schultz and Sen. Bernie Sanders discuss Comments (Count)


Issa Postal Reform bill discussion allows residents to pay ‘fee’ to continue door to door delivery - National Association of Postal Supervisors - The draft also permits the Postal Service to reduce the delivery of first class mail to five days per week. Requires the Postal Service to deliver of packages six days per week until December 31, 2018. Obama administration’s 2015 Budget Policy recommendations for USPS updated 4-22-14  - Issa Prepares Postal Reform "Lite" - Rep. Darrell Issa (D-CA), chair of the House oversight committee, is drafting a new stripped-down postal bill that he says tracks the Obama Administration’s primary proposals for overhauling the Postal Service.  (It doesn’t, at least not entirely.)  Comments (Count)


USPS Records FY 2014 Second Quarter Loss of $1.9 Billion

Some comments in recent news reports suggest that all we need from Congress is help with restructuring our retiree health benefit plan,” said Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President Joseph Corbett. “Nothing can be further from the truth. Our liabilities exceed our assets by $42 billion and we have a need for more than $10 billion to invest in new delivery vehicles, package sortation equipment, and other deferred investments. USPS Reports $1 Billion Operating Profit in First Half of Fiscal Year - So Why is Postal Management Cutting Service? | NALC Rolando: Results reconfirm the steady improvement in USPS’ finances ||  Comments (Count)





May 20,  2015

Video: Oklahoma mail carrier caught on tape tossing package

Lance Armstrong: USPS wanted sponsorship of team despite allegations of doping

Postal worker credited in arrest of man charged in Concord bank robbery

Queens postal worker busted for allegedly dumping 2,000 pieces of mail

Congressman Introduces bill to add Gender Equality-Focused Stock under TSP

New USPS Dog Attack List Rekindles Dallas Pit Bull Debate

Video: Mail theft ignored by Postal Service costs Florida woman $1,000


Video: USPS warns Inola, OK neighbors to fix street or lose mail delivery

Talladega, AL police, US Postal Service investigating mail that turned up in dumpster

DM Readers Sound Off on the Digital Postal Service


May 19,  2015

Senator Heitkamp Co-Hosts Discussion to Address Postal Needs of Rural America

Heitkamp co-hosted today’s roundtable discussion with Committee Ranking Member Tom Carper (D-DE), and Committee members Jon Tester (D-MT) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO). Focusing on Rural Postal Issues, Senator McCaskill Co-Hosts Roundtable || Senator Tester hosts roundtable on postal delivery in rural America   Comments (Count).


UPS agrees to pay Feds $25 million over allegations of falsifying ‘Next Day Air’ delivery times

The settlement announced today resolves allegations that from 2004 to 2014, UPS engaged in practices that concealed its failure to comply with its delivery guarantees, thereby depriving federal customers of the ability to request refunds for the late delivery of packages.   Comments (Count).


USPS Launches Watch Us Deliver Campaign

The United States Postal Service launched an integrated marketing campaign today called “Watch Us Deliver,” which highlights recent improvements to Priority Mail™ l   Comments (Count).


Two Postal Employees charged with stealing $1.6 million in U.S. Treasury checks

Four individuals, including two PSE mail processing clerks employed at the Providence Processing and Distribution Center, have been charged for their alleged roles in a conspiracy to steal U.S. Treasury checks from the mail   Comments (Count).


The USPS Facility That Deciphers Your Illegible Writing

Canada Post Refuses to Release Info About Delivery Complaints

New CMO Says Postal Service Has Data Act Together

U.S. lawmakers from Oregon decry mail processing center closures

Springfield mail processing operations on track to start leaving in July

Singapore's postal service reinvents itself for the digital age


May 18,  2015

Virginia Postal Clerk is the Talk of His Town

The Pound post office clerk trekked two-and-a-half miles to work that morning so he could open up and serve customers. Comments (Count)


Postmaster General promotes mail, digital technology at National Postal Forum

Senate Committee to hold roundtable on rural postal issues

Linns: Rate increase delay hits USPS hard

Postal Service Issues Limited Edition Missing Children Stamps

USPS Flag reminder: Always treat U.S. flags with respect

Postmaster pass-down

For Danny Glover, standing with postal workers is personal

Royal Mail to Deliver Bad News on Profits

Midstate mail carrier turns into a life-saver for one older woman

Tampa joins 'I Stand with Postal Workers' national day of action


May 17,  2015

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 PMG’s Mailers’ Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC) Receives USPS Partnership for Growth Award (5/17/15)   Comments (Count).


Video: Police investigating incident that led to short standoff with postal worker

Crash damages Fort Walton Beach FL Post Office

County avoids legal fight with Postal Service over scales

Downtown Milwaukee post office being sold for $12.8 million

Dozens sickened at NJ postal annex amid report of sweet odor

How a drug dealer's IP was found out by package tracking


May 16,  2015

USPS Plant Consolidation Schedule Updated May 15, 2015

Video: A post office may close due to 1980s TV star’s bankruptcy

Houston jury convicts former Postal Supervisor of stealing more than $76,000 from USPS


May 15,  2015

USPS introduces eight-week Management Essentials training for new Postal Managers

The eight-week Management Essentials course is required for new managers in processing, maintenance and customer service operations.     Comments (Count)


Postal Service must do better job in serving rural areas

Rep. Richmond and Mayor Landrieu fight planned shutdown of New Orleans mail processing facility

Writer: Mail carriers not to blame for faulty mail delivery

Ohio Postal Worker killed in crash

Video: Two Virginia mail carriers get probation for dumping over 2,000 pieces of mail


May 14,  2015

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)


First-Class Mail Delivery Slows in First Months of the Year

Newly-released figures from the U.S. Postal Service show drops in on-time delivery for first-class stamped mail for the first three months of this year,   Comments (Count)


Postal Service Releases Top Dog Attack Rankings by City

To kick-off next week as National Dog Bite Prevention Week, the U.S. Postal Service released its top 30 dog attack city rankings and offered tips to reduce dog attacks to letter carriers.   Comments (Count)


Former postmaster gets probation in mail theft case

Lee County letter carrier food drive nets 401,478 pounds

Australia Post hands lifeline to ailing rural and remote post offices

Mail carriers are in Million Mile Club

Hackers posing as USPS to get private information

Seven Totally Bizarre and Effective Things You Can Send Your Enemies as Revenge

Canada: Letter carriers left out in the cold

Crash propels mail truck into house

Video: Florida mail carrier discovers apparent murder-suicide

Brookline MA Man Faces Charges After Threatening to Shoot Mail Carrier

Wal-Mart challenges Amazon with unlimited shipping service for $50 per year


May 13,  2015

Two postal employees arrested at O’Hare for stealing items from packages including narcotics

Illinois: Police arrest second man in armed robbery of postal worker


May 12,  2015

Postal Workers, Customers to Hold Nationwide Protests on May 14

New Reports Reveal Long Delays in Mail Delivery; Reduction in Service Standards and Closure of Mail Sorting Centers Are Hurting Consumers, Seniors, Small Businesses and Workers; Union Call for Expanded Hours, Postal Banking and New Service Video: Postal workers rally to keep post offices open || Maine postal workers set to protest cuts that have slowed regular mail service   Postal Workers, Supporters to Protest in Omaha on Thursday || Postal workers rallying for longer service hours   Comments (Count)


United States Postal Service Price Change Effective May 31, 2015

Here is an overview of some USPS key price changes effective May 31, 2015 -    Comments (Count)


USPS Responds to Newspaper Group’s Concerns and Walks Back Steep Rate Increase

NAA contacted Postal Service officials to express concerns and remind them that, in 2014, USPS lowered rates for High Density Plus mail by 11 percent in an effort to encourage newspapers to keep TMCs in the nation’s postal system and not shift this mail to private delivery.  Comments (Count)


Video: Senator Carper’s Roundtable on Challenges and Opportunities for the Postal Service in a Digital Age - Today, Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) convened a bipartisan briefing that explored the challenges and opportunities facing the Postal Service in the digital age. Members heard from key stakeholders about the hurdles facing the Postal Service in an era dominated by electronic communications.    Comments (Count)

Video: UPDATE – Chattanooga postal worker assaulted

Senators bill will amend FMLA to protect grieving parents from job loss

Video: Postal worker threw out Bed Bath & Beyond ads

Video: Mail truck catches fire along I-76 in Akron, slowing the morning rush

iPostal1: Digital Mailbox Service Changing the Way to Manage Mail

Federal official: Closure of Yantic post office unfounded

DC Court remands barcode case back to PRC

Jim Hightower: Stop Postal executives from destroying our Postal Service

Postal history: Railroad post offices increased postal delivery in California’s Inland Empire

Postal Service Could Save $400 Million on Cheap Gas


May 11,  2015

USPS to issue ‘Missing Children’ Forever Stamp

Affirming its long-standing commitment to help find missing children, the U.S. Postal Service® issues this new stamp to make members of the public more aware of the ways they can assist—and to offer hope to the families of missing children as they continue their search. Senators Grassley, Stabenow Introduce the ‘Foster Youth Stamp Act’  Comments (Count)


USPS delivers frustration, not package or refund

Local View: Postal Service undermines customers’ faith

Killer of West Sacramento postal worker again denied parole


May 10,  2015

Appeals Court rules singing in the post office isn’t a constitutional right

Amazon Fresh grocery delivery quietly expands to New Jersey

Chattanooga postal worker assaulted

The day my Ann Arbor neighborhood mail carrier saved my neighbor’s life


May 9,  2015

eNAPUS: Postal, Federal Employees and Retirees Dodge Budget Bullet

Postmasters, Postal Workers, Retirees and the Federal Community may have evaded an early 2015 attack on federal health and retirement programs. Comments (Count)


Video: Fresno police searching for person who stole USPS truck


May 8,  2015

USPS Reports $1.5 Billion Net Loss in Q2 – $313 million profit without Prefunding

The U.S. Postal Service ended the second quarter of fiscal 2015 (Jan. 1, 2015 – March 31, 2015) with an operating revenue increase of $223 million   NALC President Fredric Rolando’s statement on USPS quarterly report  || USPS financial results: Packages up, mail down in second quarter || APWU: USPS Second Quarter Operating Profit Totals $313 Million  Comments (Count) .



USPS Plant Consolidation Schedule Updated May 8, 2015

USPS announced its latest list of last minute “public” changes to the Phase II-2015 USPS Network Rationalization Consolidation list.  Comments (Count)


NAPUS: Postmasters concerned about USPS elimination of Scheme Qualification from clerk bids

NAPUS  and the LEAGUE recently express our concern upon learning of the elimination of scheme qualification to clerk bid jobs after March 23, 2015.  Comments (Count) .


Video: GATE – The World’s First, True Smart Mailbox

Video: Special Report – TV station investigates business owners mail delivery problems

Auto shop owner charged with giving $$thousands in bribes to USPS VMF Manager

Ohio man indicted for sending letters via USPS purporting to contain anthrax

USPS: Poll ranks mail delivery as top government service

Alan Dershowitz’s brother wins $4.6 million in lawsuit against USPS over wife’s death

As mail delivery dwindles, downtown Houston counts days until post office closes

With future at stake, postal workers fighting for everyone

Fort Yukon postal service spotty

Thieves hit community mailboxes in California town

Portland man found under tarp accused of attacking postal worker, bicyclist


May 7,  2015

Rural US Senators meeting with PMG raises issue of declining mail service standards

Building on her efforts to improve mail delivery and service in rural communities in North Dakota and across the country, U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp brought together the first bipartisan meeting of solely Senators from rural states to speak with the U.S. Postmaster General about the impact that mail processing facility closures and service standard reductions have had on families and communities throughout rural America. Comments (Count) .



Reps. Huffman, Connolly, Takai: USPS Must Invest in Modern and Efficient Delivery Fleet

Congressmen Jared Huffman (D-CA), Gerald Connolly (D-VA), and Mark Takai (D-HI) yesterday sent a letter to the United States Postal Service (USPS) urging an investment in a modern and efficient Postal Service fleet Congressman re-introduces bill to require USPS to upgrade fleet and cut fuel costs || Congressmen Introduce Bill to Modernize USPS vehicle fleet   Comments (Count) .



PRC Approves USPS Price Adjustments for Certain Market Dominant Products

Alaska Postal Employee sentenced to 30 months in prison for $366k OWCP, SSA Fraud

What if the Postal Service Reemerged as a Digital Startup?

Postal Service moves Fayetteville's outgoing mail operations to Charlotte

Dozens of postal carriers kick off largest food drive in the nation

Restoration Hardware Restores Historic Greenwich Post Office

New Postal Rates Approved by PRC (PDF)

Mail Carrier Attacked by Pit Bull

Canada Post launches new online shopping delivery option

Federal funding allows noisy Staten Island post office to skirt city fines

American Flag Flies Upside Down at Dallas Post Office

Letter carrier caravan to kick off food drive in Detroit

Bronx postmaster set to face challenges

Gyrocopter pilot back in court

Really?! The IRS ships documents via UPS instead of USPS

Pot, guns found in LaPlace house after postal tip


May 6,  2015

Video: PMG offers update on new vehicles, other projects in latest message

The Postal Service continues making investments for the future, including plans for new delivery vehicles, PMG Megan Brennan says in her latest video message.  Comments (Count) .



Senate Committee confirms four nominees to USPS Board of Governors

Four Senators (Tester, Peters, Heitkamp and Baldwin) voted against approving Miller. All four now face a full Senate hearing on their nominations. Sen. Tom Carper calls for quick action on fifth nominee.Comments (Count) .


Senator suggests PMG should listen to postal workers – people who know what they’re doing

In lieu of Moran’s upcoming meeting with the new postmaster general for Kansas on Tuesday, Moran said he wanted to hear from mail carriers to find out what they want to see.  Comments (Count) .


Q & A: What happened to mail processing equipment from USPS plant consolidations?

The following is a question from reader: I would like to know what has happened to our mail processing equipment? APC’s and 80lb. hampers have disappeared. Comments (Count) .


Police: USPS employee ‘slapped’ by accused mail thief 

A 35-year-old man is accused of stealing a package from a United State Postal Service mail carrier and then slapping her in the face, police and prosecutors said.  Comments (Count) .



Jackson Mail Now Goes Through Salt Lake City

USPS OIG: Have you ever needed to track down a lost mailpiece?

Shushan folks want their post office back

Residents with busted mailboxes wait on repairs

New Mailing Standards for Domestic Mailing Services Products; Final Rule (PDF)

EEOC: Supreme Court Decision is Step Forward for Victims of Discrimination

New EEOC ACT Digital pilot program allows online interaction with employers, unions

Non-binding budget plan omits retirement contribution hike


May 5,  2015

USPS names Cochrane Acting CMSO, Miskanic Acting CIO

Today, Postmaster General Megan Brennan announced two new detail assignments to the USPS Executive Leadership Team, which consists of eight members. Miskanic is also the USPS official who defended the delay in notifying postal workers of a data breach last year  Comments (Count) .


OPM creates new Advisory Committee for federal retirement plans

The Board shall provide independent advice and recommendations on matters relating to the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund (CSRDF), the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and the Federal Employees’ Retirement System (FERS).  Comments (Count)


Video: Investigating Pocatello, Idaho mail delivery delays

USPS: Rural carrier protects customer from charging dog

Congress Once Again Tries to Save the Postal Service

Iowa City: Downtown businesses could support postal service

Letter: Can service from USPS get any worse in Fargo-Moorhead?

PMG and CFO to Host Web Call on Quarter 2 Results

75-year-old man thrown from motorcycle after hitting USPS vehicle

Vandals break into an estimated 120 post office boxes in 29 Palms

Alabama: 2 elderly women in convertible crash through post office window

82-year-old crashes into San Diego post office

Eau Claire: Postal center closings causing delivery issues


May 4,  2015

OIG: USPS losing nearly $22M a year due to inefficient vehicle maintenance facilities

These conditions occurred because of management’s lack of oversight in monitoring mechanic workhours, as well as not reaching the workhour targets due to administrative and supervisory vacancies. Improving oversight and right sizing staff at vehicle maintenance facilities would increase overall efficiency, Archive: USPS conducting survey for outsourcing part of VMFs workload The Postal Service is interested in identifying qualified and capable service providers to supplement the workload of our Vehicle Maintenance Facility (VMF). This work may consist of preventative maintenance inspection and maintenance repair of the US Postal Fleet as needed.  Comments (Count)


Postal employee killed on Sunday while delivering packages for Amazon

A United States Postal employee was killed Sunday afternoon while delivering packages for Amazon. A spokesperson with the U.S. Postal Service confirms that the employee was killed in an accident involving a postal delivery vehicle.  Comments (Count)


Postal Employee Who Stole Package Of Rare Coins, Other Mail, Gets Probation

USPS issues clarification on global settlement regarding Postmasters performing clerk work

Video: Brown recluse spiders force Fisherville KY Post Office to close temporarily

USPS: Meeting held to discuss future of delivery

USPS opens ‘mega passports office’ in California

In rural North Dakota, mail service is spotty and federal jobs go begging

Letter Carriers' 'Stamp Out Hunger' Food Drive is This Saturday

Has First Class Mail's Plummet Stabilized?


May 3,  2015

Does the Postal Service Have Too Many CCAs?

The agency had 3,300 more CCAs in April than allowed in its labor contract with the National Association of Letter Carriers, a report USPS issued last week indicated. The 2011 contract that created the non-career position capped the number of CCAs in each district at 15% of the total number of full-time career city carriers -- plus another 8,000 nationwide to allow "flexible windows which may be necessary to develop and provide new products and services." Comments (Count)



Postal Service urged to end deal with real estate broker


May 2,  2015

Suspects arrested in fraud, mail

Circus stamps picked as overall favorite, best design for 2014


May 1,  2015

Senate Opposes USPS Service Cuts

APWU Calls Vote ‘Significant Development’ The Senate approved a motion on S. Con. Res. 11 introduced by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) that instructs budget conferees to insist on a deficit-neutral fund to halt mail processing center closures, restore overnight mail delivery, and protect rural services.   Comments (Count)


USPS plant consolidation schedule updated May 1, 2015

USPS announced its latest list of last minute “public” changes to the Phase II-2015 USPS Network Rationalization Consolidation list. Only one plant consolidation was postponed today. Video: Closing of Youngstown USPS processing center put on hold || Mail closure in Tucson could save postal service, but cost region millions  Comments (Count)


Groups pushing USPS to provide broader workplace accommodations for Pregnant postal workers

A coalition of civil rights organizations is pushing the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to provide greater workplace accommodations, such as light duty, for pregnant employees.   Comments (Count)



USPS: Vietnam War veterans invited to stamps ceremony

Dayton postal carrier accused of stealing mail, gift cards

TSP Sees Some Improvement in April

PRC Chief Tells What Will Keep the Postal Service Going

Japan's Postal Workers Team With Apple, IBM to Monitor the Elderly

USPS says Oklahoma district one of the best in the country for mail

Detroit: Postal worker wins $1 million lottery, promptly retires

Car slams through post office window in Hoover


April 30,  2015

Where Americans Still Use the Postal Service the Most, in One Map

The Postal Service can gain great insight on how to best improve and expand its products and services, illuminating some of its core strengths and weaknesses, through a better understanding of why these trends are occurring,” the IG wrote. (4/30/15)

USPS OIG: Declines in Postal Service Mail Volume Vary Widely Across the U.S.  A close look at mail volume data reveals that the Postal Service still has many customers who rely on its services  Comments (Count)


Video: Two Virginia mail carriers admit to dumping thousands of mail pieces

Ridgefield Mail Carriers will be in the Dog House if they hand out a biscuit

Goulds Post Office Armed Robbery Caught on Camera


April 29,  2015

Rep. Buchanan: Manasota Mail Processing Center Will Stay Open in 2015

Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Sarasota, today announced that after months of discussion with the U.S. Postal Service, the Manasota Postal Distribution Center (PDC) will remain open at least through the end of the year.  Comments (Count)


OSHA unveils new It’s The Law poster

To help ensure that workers have a voice in their workplaces and the protection they deserve, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration today unveiled a new version of its “Job Safety and Health – It’s The Law!” poster. The poster informs workers of their rights, and employers of their responsibilities. Comments (Count)


Former Postal Worker under investigation found dead of self-inflicted gunshot wound

Police said that a man that sparked a barricaded gunman situation this afternoon has been found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Investigators say that around 12:30 p.m. U.S. Postal Service investigators along with Mundy Township Police officers arrived at a home on Hill  Comments (Count)


Video: Mail Carrier who helped save shooting victim recounts experience

At 9:30 a.m. on his very first delivery of the morning, mail carrier Scott Gallegos was approached by a woman near Madison Avenue in Carmichael. He heard a knock on the window of his truck. She was covered in blood   Comments (Count)


USPS: National Dog Bite Prevention Week, May 16–22, 2015

Postal Worker accused of destroying, delaying mail

Miami post office robbers sought

Holmes Beach residents, business owners give USPS earful on plan to remove P.O. boxes

Illinois insurance salesman sentenced to 2 years for mail and wire fraud

USPS OIG: Customer Service Operations Efficiency - Chicago District (PDF)

Thief targeting cash mailed inside birthday cards



April 28,  2015

APWU on OIG report of CBRE We need to protect the USPS from corporate pirates

The Inspector General’s report on the Postal Service’s real estate transactions with CBRE is a stinging indictment of the way the USPS has sold off post offices and other facilities USPS OIG: Postal Service could be overpaying an estimated $9.5 million per year on CBRE negotiated leases Under a June 2011 contract, CBRE Group, Inc. (CBRE) is the sole provider of real estate management services for the U.S. Postal Service. These services include marketing and sale of properties and conducting lease negotiations OIG recommends terminating the USPS-CBRE contract and refers cases for criminal investigation | USPS allows real estate contractor to work both sides of the deal, IG says  Comments (Count)


Senator Merkley organizes entire Oregon delegation to demand PMG meeting

At the request of Communities and Postal Workers United, Senator Jeff Merkley (D) organizes entire Oregon delegation to demand PMG meeting about plant closures/consolidations. USPS completed Bend (except DPS letters) and Pendleton CSMPCs consolidation to Portland on April 18, 2015. Eugene P & DF consolidation to Medford and Portland plants schedule has been changed. 


Rural mail carrier (RCA) ejected from mail truck after colliding with SUV in Pennsylvania

Thief targeting cash mailed inside birthday cards

Postal Service Trucks Average 10 Miles Per Gallon

A moving target: Postal inspectors root out liquor by mail

USPS aims to stop theft of transport equipment

Goldway: USPS "short-sighted" over sale of historic central post offices

USPS suspends delivery due to dog, judge files complaint with PRC

Interview With Gyrocopter Pilot: 'It was worth risking my life, my freedom'


April 27,  2015

As USPS slows down mail delivery, some letters are taking even longer to arrive than the new rules allow
Washington Post - The U.S. mail is slowing down. In January, the Postal Service eliminated overnight delivery for local first-class letters that used to arrive the next day. Anywhere from 20 percent to half of the rest of the first-class mail sent every day now takes an extra day of delivery time. Comments (Count)

Video: Letter Carriers’ ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ Food Drive 2015


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