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Arbitration Award Announced! We Have a New APWU Contract!
The APWU CBA arbitration award has been issued. Local and state presidents will get a briefing today. National Officers are studying the award before commenting.
USPS, APWU arbitration process concludes || APWU to hold Arbitration Award Town Hall Call – July 21  

 

California Postal Employee charged with stealing, selling at least 6,240 credit cards worth over $3 million

A Santa Ana, CA postal worker who worked for the USPS for more than 20 yrs. appeared in federal court this morning after agreeing to plead guilty to stealing from the mail and selling at least 6,240 credit cards.

 

USPS: Next Generation mailboxes now available

Customers can now purchase bigger mailboxes that accommodate larger packages delivered by USPS. 

 

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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July 02, 2016

Mail Carrier files OSHA complaint over USPS refusal to provide Mosquito repellent

For people who work outside, concern about the mosquito-borne virus is especially high. Take mail carriers, for example. One mail carrier is fighting to make sure they’re provided with mosquito repellent. Comments (Count)

 

Canada Post Expresses Disappointment with Response from the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW)

West Virginia floods affect Post Offices, employees

Doorbell camera captures woman taking mail in Albuquerque

Canada Post workers are officially in a legal strike position

 

July 01, 2016

Author of “How the Post Office Created America” interviewed on NPR’s Marketplace & WYNC

Retiring mail carrier honored by Upper Arlington neighbors

Rural Canada Post carriers getting "paid much less with fewer benefits," says head of postal workers union

Indiana carrier charged with theft, official misconduct

Postal Service apologizes after worker uses pepper spray on family dogs

OIG: Electronic Media Disposal

 

June 30, 2016

APWU Local 480-481 Takes Stand Against Hostile Work Environment

APWU members at the Metroplex Mail Processing and Distribution Center in suburban Detroit are taking a stand against an extremely hostile work environment. “It starts and stops with a complete lack of respect on the workroom floor,” said Roscoe Woods, president  Comments (Count)

 

NARFE to Congress: Retirees Should Not be Responsible for Fixing the Postal Service’s Finances

Although it is a notable improvement over previous postal reform efforts, NARFE opposes the draft bill because it would force eligible postal retirees, their spouses and survivors to enroll in Medicare NAPS Comments on House Postal Reform Bill

 

Postal Service Celebrates Soda Fountain Favorites

Congress tries again: The Postal Service Reform Act of 2016
Court orders USPS to justify lawfulness of three standard clauses in trucking contracts

Thieves steal mail, vandalize boxes in Southern CA town
17 mobile post offices open in West Virginia after severe flooding
What you need to know about the potential Canada Post strike

 

June 29, 2016

Video: Residents of new development in Texas unaware USPS mandated community mailboxes

Residents learned through the post office that USPS will not be delivering mail directly to people’s individual mailboxes.

 

With Amazon in mind, Wal-Mart to offer free shipping for 30 days

Oklahoma postal worker sentenced to prison for stealing money orders

New York postal worker found guilty of over $429,000 Workers’ Comp Fraud

Video: Wedding Invitations Lost By Post Office Begin Showing Up

Former NY mail carrier pleads guilty to stealing from mail

Postal Workers ask Canada Post to extend contract talks

 

June 28, 2016

USPS: Next Generation mailboxes now available

Customers can now purchase bigger mailboxes that accommodate larger packages delivered by USPS.   Comments (Count)

 

As New Postal Reform Bill Progresses in House, Taxpayer and Consumer Groups Voice Skepticism

Indianapolis mailman retiring after 56 years with the U.S. Postal Service

Payday lending isn’t helping the poor. Here’s what migh happen

USPS monitors possible work stoppage at Canada Post

Maryland Man gets 8 Years in prison for bribing Letter Carriers to divert packages containing marijuana

Feds: Man pulls knife on postal workers when caught stealing mail

 

June 27, 2016

Video: Postal Workers picket St Louis Post Office over staffing issue on machines

Union workers picketed outside the downtown Post Office Tuesday. They’re upset that the mail sorting machines, which are supposed to have two workers operating them, are consistently only staffed with one person. Fed Up with Understaffing, Saint Louis Local Pickets Post Office

 

USPS employee identified in iconic World War II photograph on Iwo Jima

The Marine Corps has identified Harold Schultz, a longtime Postal Service employee who died in 1995, as one of the six men in the iconic World War II photograph of the flag-raising on Iwo Jima. 

 

Command Security Corporation resumes USPS $250 million contract for security services

Command Security Corporation was awarded contract for approximately $20 million per year to provide security services at 50 USPS locations in 18 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. 

 

Canada Post warns work stoppage could begin on or after July 2

Mississippi man pleads guilty in powdered letter hoax
Tractor-trailer carrying mail overturns on NY State Thruway

 

June 26, 2016

West Virginia floods disrupt postal operations, close post offices

Should the post office offer banking to survive?

Don’t mess with the postal inspector

Pony Express reenactment arrives in Old Town Sacramento Calif. with 1000 letters  Ten days, three hours and 10 minutes after leaving the starting point in Sacramento, the old town riders from the National Pony Express Association arrived with 1,000 letters at the Patee House Museum.

 

June 25, 2016

Video: Houston family says mail carrier pepper sprayed dogs who posed no threat

A northwest Houston family wants a mail carrier disciplined for spraying their dogs with what appears to be pepper spray even though security video shows the dogs posed no threat. Comments (Count)

 

Ohio postal workers upset at lack of help after cars damaged due to storm

Postal Service releases financial report for May 2016: Shipping services continue to surge

What happens when a bar code isn't covered up?

 

June 24, 2016

Congressman asks PMG for investigation into late and incorrect deliveries in Bethesda MD

Rep. Chris Van Hollen says his office is still receiving complaints about mail service in Bethesda, despite promises from U.S. Postal Service (USPS) officials three months ago that the problems related to late deliveries, deliveries to the wrong address and periods without any deliveries would be fixed. Will federal audit help to figure out mail mess?  Comments (Count)

 

Video: Kentucky postal workers battling heat inside post office, as well as outside

The heat isn’t just a problem for mail carriers working outside. It’s also  a problem inside a local post office. The Avondale Post Office has been without air conditioning since June 15 Comments (Count)

 

Video: Letter Carrier Robbed at Gunpoint in Rancho Cordova CA

On Tuesday, robbers delivered letters and bills into their own hands in Rancho Cordova at gunpoint.  Comments (Count)

 

Video: Westford MA residents upset USPS stopped delivery over dead tree branch

Residents of one Westford neighborhood haven’t received mail for a week. The reason they were given is that a dead tree branch makes the route too dangerous for the postman.  Comments (Count)

 

Video: Postal Workers in personal cars, no uniform causing concern among residents in Texas

‘Rural delivery’ postal routes causing concern among residents  Comments (Count)

 

NLRB Orders USPS to Release More Info on Staples Deal

APWU: ‘Ruling Will Lift the Veil of Secrecy’    Comments (Count)

 

Congressmen request USPS OIG audit of Roanoke VA mail center consolidation into Greensboro NC

Virginia Congressmen Confirm USPS Audit of Roanoke Mail Center Consolidation into Greensboro NC after increase in customer complaints of lost or destroyed mail  Comments (Count)

 

Video: Box damaged, then lost, through United States Postal Service

Former Massachusetts Letter Carrier Pleads Guilty to Worker’s Compensation Fraud

Postal Worker goes beyond call of duty

TSP Tells Feds Not to Panic After Brexit Vote Sends Markets Tumbling

USPS OIG: Are Transportation Costs Correctly Allocated to Products and Services?

USPS OIG: How Do USPS Information Security Standards Compare with NIST Standards?

Berkeley: USPS maintenance workers remove community garden

Comparing Your Income Before and After Retirement

U.S. Postal Service Expands Alternative Energy Use

 

 

June 23, 2016

Sarasota postal customers frustrated with closing of Pinecraft contract Post Office

Retired Postal Carrier Delivered His Own $50,000 Scratch-Off Prize

FedEx Spends Big To Meet Walmart, Amazon Demand

 

June 22, 2016

Video: Customers question Postmaster’s return to Andrews TX post office after complaints

Postmaster Yolanda Bradley of the Andrews Post Office has been back to work following complaints from customers and an investigation from the inspector general.  Comments (Count)

 

APWU Urges Obama to Veto Bill that Would Weaken Truck Safety

The APWU is urging President Obama to veto an appropriations bill if it comes to his desk with a provision that would weaken truck safety regulations.  Comments (Count)

 

California Mail Carrier injured in head-on collision

USPS: Star Trek Forever Stamps to be Dedicated Sept. 2

Pennsylvania Postal Worker Charged With Embezzling $11,611 From Post Office

The PRC’s Public Representative recommends changes for emergency suspensions

Excuse me ma’am, I don’t think you can park there

USPS: Occurrences of mailed children often exaggerated

Inspector General report accuses USPS of selling stamps to Royal Mail below face value

USPS closes Florida community PO on 30 minutes notice
Can Chaffetz fix the Postal Service?
Beloved antique mailbox returned to Long Island town

Car crashes into Coudersport PA Post Office
Car Plows Into Largo FL Post Office
Las Vegas mail carriers braving the heat

 

June 21, 2016

Judge sentences postal worker for stealing sports cards, including a $25,000 LeBron James card

A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced former postal worker who stole and attempted to sell 23 sports trading cards through the Internet, including a LeBron James card.  Comments (Count)

 

Video: Amazon Hires USPS Ultimate Frisbee Team to Speed Deliveries

A customer is surprised to find his Amazon delivery on the sidewalk 

 

Former postal worker accused of brandishing gun at Pittsburgh BMC

A Pittsburgh woman was arrested Monday on charges that she brandished a gun and threatened several employees at the U.S. Post Office's Bulk Mail Center earlier this month. Comments (Count)

 

Americans help letter carriers set record with 24th annual Food Drive results

The annual Letter Carriers’ Food Drive held last month produced record-breaking results! (6/21/16)

 

Postal worker performs CPR on 11-month-old after near-drowning

Police: Mail cart, bins full of mail stolen from post office, found in Annapolis park

A helpful smile at the Albert Lea MN post office

 

June 20, 2016

USPS OIG Audit finds 8,541 packages scanned as “delivered” before the actual delivery occurred at New York Post Office -  USPS OIG responds to a request from Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York to review an insurance claim that was denied because the Product Tracking and Reporting2 (PTR) system showed the mailpiece as delivered. .  Comments (Count)

 

Elizabeth Warren's Fight Against Payday Lenders Comes to the Post Office

Elizabeth Warren has a new crusade, though, and it could fill that vast void: postal banking. Comments (Count)
 

Thieves steal mail out of boxes at South Florida post offices

Work for Uncle Sam? Careful about wading into the 2016 race

Man Arrested After Pot Package From Colorado Mailed To Wrong Virginia Address

USPS OIG: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Demolition of historic Maplewood, NJ, post office resumes this week
Virginia: Ex-postal worker sentenced to probation for $7,500 theft

Video: Cluster mailboxes vandalized in Fresno CA

Car rams Pine Grove Mills post office

 

June 19, 2016

USPS will soon announce results of pilot program for Next Generation Mailbox

Soon, the Postal Service will announce the results of last year’s testing of a new, larger mailbox design that can handle more than 70 percent of the packages sent through the mail.  Comments (Count)

 

Postal Service sells historic building where mailbags were made

Canadians could be faced with a summer postal strike

Northern Iowa city officials looking for mailbox vandals

Mailman fired after Utah woman discovers dumpster of undelivered mail

U.S. ends criminal case accusing FedEx of shipping packages from illegal online pharmacies

String of mailbox break-ins irks Redding CALIF neighborhood

 

June 18, 2016

Amazon cuts shipping fees in threat to Alibaba
How Will the Presidential Election Affect Mail?

 

June 17, 2016

Video: Family of postal worker wants answers after death at Pontiac MI mail center

The family has now hired a lawyer to investigate her death at the Metroplex Mail Distribution Center in Pontiac.  Comments (Count)

 

Two girls receive thousands of birthday cards

Postal service – a family tradition
Video: Downtown Boulder CO post office to lock doors at night due to people using lobby for shelter

 

June 16, 2016

USPS investigating mail carrier claiming anything with Eid Greetings stamp will be “lost or destroyed”

A Woman from California wrote on Facebook that anything with EID Greetings stamp on it will be lost or destroyed in the system  Comments (Count)

 

Nose of the Camel?: USPS Sneaks in a Rate Hike

 

June 15, 2016

House Committee introduces bipartisan discussion draft of postal reform legislation

In releasing the draft, the members issued the following statement: “The Postal Service is in dire financial shape. Without reform now, the problems will only worsen Statement of PMG Megan J. Brennan on House Committee postal reform draft  Comments (Count)

 

Former Michigan NPMHU Stewards Plead Guilty to stealing grievance settlement funds from members

The stewards each pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds Comments (Count)

 

Postal Worker placed on psychiatric hold after allegedly making threats against supervisor

A postal worker was placed in a psychiatric hold at the East Bayshore Road post office in East Palo Alto early Wednesday morning after making threats against his supervisor, police said.   Comments (Count)

 

Private Contractor sentenced to prison for bribing USPS Contracting Official

Contractor admitted that she provided benefits in exchange for USPS official's favorable treatment of her companies on U.S. Postal Service contracts.   Comments (Count)

 

Candidates Nominated for APWU Election of National Officers

Secretary-Treasurer Liz Powell has announced that the following union members have been certified as candidates for election to national office by referendum balloting, as mandated by the APWU Constitution and Bylaws. Comments (Count)

 

Harvey Milk Stamp Inspires Postal Employees LGBT Group & Book

In June 2014, Newark, NJ Postal employee Gregory Huff was an integral part of the team that coordinated a stamp unveiling at the Main Post Office in Newark for the newly released Harvey Milk stamp. While this was a notable accomplishment, Huff felt the need to do more.  

 

Bronx postal worker charged with delivering cocaine on route for drug crew

Rural post offices vanished in 1800s, too

Postal stakeholders file comments for the PRC’s 701 report to the President and Congress

Maryland letter carrier pleads guilty to workers comp fraud

Former Albuquerque postal worker sentenced to probation for theft of postal funds

5 Things You Need to Know About the Thrift Savings Plan

Alert postal carrier helps keep fire from spreading to Liberty home

Rural mail route carrier brings surprises

 

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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  • June 2, 2016

     

    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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