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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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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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November 20,  2015

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.  Comments (Count)


How to lose $5 billion - The USPS has more troubles than long queues
Mail Delivery Danger Zones
Long Beach Man Arrested for Altering Purchased Money Orders
Pottstown Police announce conviction in mail carrier assault

After Sale, What Comes Next for the Bronx General Post Office?

Postal Service Sends Its Holiday Card Early

Mail Carrier Hospitalized After Collision

Video: Suspect In Custody For Northeast Philly Post Office Robbery


November 19,  2015

Video: How customers in Duluth MN are adjusting to USPS mail delivery delays - Benson's papers, which are delivered by the US Postal Service, face delayed delivery times and pushed up deadlines which he says have cost him subscribers. Some customers in Jackson WY notice mail delivery delays  The payroll stubs were stamped Oct. 26, shipped as U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail. But the envelope, sent from a sister store in Seattle, didn’t reach Jackson until Nov. 11   Comments (Count)

Anchorage mail carrier stole drugs from mail
No Mail Delivery in Much of Eastern Washington Wednesday
eBay scammer steals identity of OIG agent investigating him


November 18,  2015

Update: Question – Should USPS hire Postal Supervisors off the street?

The reader found three more EAS jobs posted and (again) career postal employees are ineligible to apply. Is USPS having difficulty in finding career postal employees interested in being promoted?   Comments (Count)


NY Postmaster with 30+ years service convicted of stealing over $6,000 from USPS

Postmaster pled guilty and was sentenced in federal court for embezzling money orders and cash Comments (Count)


New mission won’t save U.S. Postal Service

USPS Proposes New Print Technology Promo for 2016


November 17,  2015

Postal Supervisors are Co-Workers court claims in dismissing TE’s sexual harassment lawsuit

In a weird twist, the court viewed Postal Supervisor as merely a “co-worker” rather than her boss, which reduced the Postal Service’s potential liability.  Comments (Count)


Nine New Jersey Postal Workers Indicted on Charges of Unemployment Benefits Fraud

Nine U.S. Postal Workers Indicted on Charges they Stole Nearly $50,000 by Fraudulently Collecting Unemployment Benefits While Employed   Comments (Count)


Survey: Bipartisan Majority Favors Giving US Postal Service More Freedom to Act Like a Business

The coming changes to the U.S. Postal Service will affect millions of citizens, not to mention thousands of federal employees. Now, regular Americans are weighing in on USPS reform.  Comments (Count)


Alabama Mail Carrier Pleads Guilty to Accepting Bribes to Deliver Drug Packages

Store Coming to Lakewood's Historic Post Office

Family wants jail time after postal worker's traffic death

Man reports mail theft after encountering fake postal worker was misunderstanding



November 16,  2015

Postal Workers among 28 charged in $9.5 million massive health care fraud scheme to steal money from OWCP

The criminal felony Information filed today charges 21 claimants, four doctors or medical providers, a senior claims examiner at DOL, a claims representative, and a medical provider’s employee in the scheme. Comments (Count)


APWU: USPS Financial Reports of Losses Are ‘Essentially a Fraud’

The Postal Service’s latest financial report, which showed an operating profit of $1.2 billion, is good news, said APWU President Mark Dimondstein. The Postal Service continues to show a net loss of $5.1 billion, “but that’s essentially a fraud,” Dimondstein said.  Comments (Count)


APWU: 13,386 Postal Employees to receive $56 Million Settlement Payout before Christmas

The Postal Service has notified APWU Clerk Craft officers that employees who are eligible for a portion of a $56 million monetary settlement are expected to receive payment prior to Christmas. However, our message is: Don’t spend it before you get it!   Comments (Count)


Video: TV Station looks into delayed mail complaints at North Houston post office
Measure to Measure: Data, management, and the reliability of the mail

New Mexico post offices overwhelmed with passport requests

Postal banking would defeat predatory lending for good

More than just window dressing: Front clerk at Brainerd Post office retires after 22 year

A New Social Engineering Mission Won't Save the Postal Service

Delivery economy: Receiving parcels evolving for consumers as volume expands

Brooking's Paper On the Postal Service Gets the Facts Wrong

Measure to Measure: Data, management and the reliability of the mail


November 15,  2015

Video: Las Vegas Mail Carrier killed in 3-vehicle crash

A 62-year-old U.S Postal Service carrier died in a three-vehicle crash  Saturday afternoon, Las Vegas police said Video: Postal Worker/Retired Vet killed in crash was planning to retire soon ||  Family wants jail time after postal worker's traffic death Comments (Count)


New Mexico post offices overwhelmed with passport requests


November 14,  2015

Senator, Presidential Candidate Rand Paul Suggests Doing Away With The Postal Service

Paul would pare down the federal government so much that he might even do away with the U.S. Postal Service. Comments (Count)


USPS to Implement Sweeping Regulatory Change with Projected $55 Million Impact Leaving Less than 2 Months to Comply

Senator Murphy calls on USPS to find new location for Oxford CT Post Office ASAP

Modesto police, Postal Service see rise in mail theft

 Man crashes car into Placentia post office

Maine book dealer latest to receive an upright Jenny Invert pane

Portland proposes $6.5 million for USPS relocation to Troutdale

Constitution-loving Rand Paul wants to kill the postal service

APWU Motion to Request Info on Statistical Design Plan (PDF)

Main ABQ post office: No available passport appointments until 2016


November 13,  2015

USPS FY2015 $5.1 Billion Loss Due to Prefunding Healthcare

The net loss is largely due to certain statutorily mandated payments over which the Postal Service has no control. NALC President: USPS $1.2 billion in annual operating profits is terrific news  | USPS Form 10-K (PDF)  Comments (Count)


Federal jury awards $150,000 to disabled letter carrier who sued Postal Service

A federal jury has found that the U.S. Postal Service failed to provide a postal worker in Auburn with reasonable accommodation for his disabilities  Comments (Count)


Legal Case: Federal Court Decision on Injured Postal Worker’s Restoration Benefits

The appellant was a San Juan, Puerto Rican postal clerk complaining about his restoration benefits after being on OWCP compensation for many years.  The court said that the time spent receiving OWCP benefits does not earn retirement annuity credit.  Comments (Count)


Letter Carriers to receive 1% wage increase; CCAs to receive two on November 14th

The paycheck boost, which will take effect Nov. 14, is the third under the terms of the 2011-2016 National Agreement between NALC and the USPS  Comments (Count)


Alabama Postal Worker Pleads Guilty for Involvement in $1.5 million Stolen Identity Tax Refund Fraud Ring

Postal News Recap – Postmaster gets 1 day jail, APWU backs Sanders, mail delivery halted

USPS Contract Driver Charged With Stealing U.S. Mail


November 12,  2015

Video: Frustration mounts as lines at Las Vegas post office stretch over two hours

Video: Tennessee homeowner says postal worker manhandled his mail

Video: Santa Fe woman says USPS worker drove through her yard

Off-duty postal police officer wounded in shooting in Newark


November 11,  2015

APWU Executive Board Endorses Bernie Sanders for President

The APWU National Executive Board voted on Nov. 5 to endorse Bernie Sanders for president. “Politics as usual has not worked,” said President Mark Dimondstein. “Enough is enough!”  Comments (Count)


Transgender postal employees at center of controversy over restroom at Pittsburgh post office

In June 2015 OSHA issued ‘A Guide to Restroom Access for Transgender Workers’  with little fanfare. This issue should have received wide media coverage so workers nationwide would know of the new policy on use of restroom facilities.  Comments (Count)


Corrected ‘mistake’ stamps could net Waterville bookstore owner up to $60,000

Video: USPS temporarily stops delivering mail to neighborhood because of ‘aggressive dog’


November 10,  2015

Is USPS moving mail processing back to Duluth MN?

The postal service moved mail processing from the facility on W. Michigan Street in Duluth, MN to St. Paul, MN earlier this year.  However, according to media reports the move added several days to mail delivery times. Comments (Count)


Ohio postmaster to spend one day in jail for misuse of USPS gas card

A postal worker will spend a day in jail after pleading guilty to using a government credit card to put gas in her personal car  (11/10/15) Comments (Count)


Missouri Postal Worker pleads guilty to stealing over $5,000

Caught on cam: mailman ‘air-mails’ package

Video: Residents of California community upset at USPS for lack of action on protecting their mail

Video: USPS worker fired after THROWING $199 package of delicate electronics from customer’s driveway

Japan: Fed up postal worker stashed 29,000 undelivered items at her home


November 9,  2015

Bernie Sanders' passion for the prosaic - or why the Post Office is part of what makes America great

Sanders’s crusade to save the struggling U.S. Postal Service from extinction, which long predates his campaign for the Democratic nomination, is a powerful emblem of what he says can work in government as he fights against big banks, for a higher minimum wage and for more taxes on wealthy households and corporations.  Comments (Count)


Youngstown mail-processing center still processing

Warning: FEHB ‘Self-Plus One’ option can cost more than family coverage

Four suspects arrested in Southern California on charges of mail, identity theft

Tractor-trailer crashes in front of post office

Trailblazing mailwoman to movie stars

Postal worker recalls exhausting rescue mission

Postal Views Podcast #16 (2015 NALC Heroes Award Dinner)

A postal trove of undelivered letters from the 17th century


November 8,  2015

Alaska contract Post office investigation still unresolved

Colorado postal worker admits to stealing computer
What the US government doesn’t like about Japan’s post offices
Confusing regulations stymie postmark hand-back service
Fourth Dayton area postal worked charged with illegal conduct this year


November 7,  2015

Former Ohio postmaster relief, indicted on theft charge
Postal Service’s ‘Priority’ Should Be Delivering Mail

Congressman Blum spends the day as a postal carrier

November 6,  2015

APWU Files Unfair Labor Practice Charge in Response to ‘Stay Survey’

The American Postal Workers Union has filed an unfair labor practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in response to the “Stay Survey  Comments (Count)


Video: USPS Worker Throws Greensboro, NC Man’s Package To Front Door

Sacramento couple sentenced for 2012 burglary of postal vehicle

Postal worker who landed gyrocopter outside Capitol will plead guilty



November 5,  2015

USPS Expects to Deliver More than 15 Billion Pieces of Holiday Mail, Packages This Year

Additionally, the Postal Service plans to hire 30,000 employees for the 2015 holiday season to meet the needs of its customers. Comments (Count)


Senator Thomas Carper: “Reforming the Postal Service”

VIDEO: Woman says postal worker damaged her package

Video: Racy flyers showing nude women OK in U.S. mail?

Video: Absentee voters miss mark: Why the mail may be to blame

Video: Former Pennsylvania Postal Employee Pleads Guilty To Stealing Cash

Video: Indiana carrier accused of stealing prescriptions out of mail

Postal Employee thinks his son is taking him to Niagara Falls, Watch son spring a big surprise

Former APWU steward sworn in as new postmaster of St. Helena, CA

Kenya Post bets on buses to roll up revenue

New postmaster takes over at Olive Hill

Posey Co. postal carrier accused of stealing prescriptions out of the mail

Amazon Prime Offering Midnight Delivery For Call of Duty: Black Ops 3

Moscow creates vast new bank from Post Office

Postal worker claims NYPD beat, harassed him for unwittingly giving directions to cop killer

Shares in Japan Post Surge After IPO Raises $12 Billion


November 4,  2015

APWU: NLRB Calls Interference on Staples

The APWU won an important legal victory on Nov. 4 when the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled unanimously that Staples cannot intervene in hearings on charges that the USPS illegally subcontracted work to the office-supply chain.  Comments (Count)


Ohio Mail Carrier/Vietnam vet has bullet removed after nearly 50 years

Lodged in his body for 49 years, it was a grim souvenir of the combat wound he suffered in South Vietnam. The bullet itself has never caused health problems. But when he scheduled back surgery, the doctor asked him if he wanted to keep it following removal.  Comments (Count)


Illinois Mail Carrier Pleads Guilty to Workers Comp Fraud

Two West Virginia Postmaster Reliefs charged with stealing funds from USPS

How the Postal Service Thinks It Can Predict the Next Cyber Breach

Postal worker fed up with rude customers
Brookings paper on the Postal Service gets the facts wrong
Police Investigating Reports Of Mail Tampering In Massachusetts town


November  3,  2015

USPS Mocked for Asking Movie Bloggers to Plug Peanuts Stamps

California Post Office finds mural of Pre-WWII missing for decades in basement

Long Island Postal Workers Rally Against Cuts To Benefits, Wages
Police Investigating Reports Of Mail Tampering In Ashland
Postal Service advised to turn competitors into partners


November  2,  2015

California Letter Carrier dies from injuries suffered on the job in 2004

Haynes died Oct. 17 at the Care Meridian facility in Fairfax from injuries he suffered on the job with the U.S. Postal Service in 2004. Comments (Count)


APWU: USPS, Staples Produce a Mound of Documents

After months of refusing to provide documents subpoenaed by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the APWU, the USPS and Staples produced a mound of paperwork on Oct. 20, less than two weeks before a hearing scheduled for Nov. 2.   Comments (Count)


USPS partnership with bipartisan political consultants group could boost revenue

Political campaigns across the nation will learn how to better use the mail under a new partnership between a top trade association and USPS.  Comments (Count)


Postal News Recap – USPS health care, mail delays, theft, fehb, owcp, osha, new rates

Postal workers decry cuts in service, wages at Melville rally

UPS Deploys 18 New Zero Emission Electric Trucks In Texas

Retiring Post Office Clerk Honored by Local Business Organization

Yuma: Landscapers hired to clean up post office after community concerns

Postal Views Podcast #15 (USPS Military Veterans Edition)


November  1,  2015

How a USPS customer should NOT be treated

A  Jacksonville, Florida postal customer shares with the treatment she received from Postal Supervisor while picking up an express mail package at the post office.   Comments (Count)


NALC, USPS health care funding proposal would switch postal retirees to Medicare

 Representatives from the Letter Carriers union and the U.S. Postal Service have agreed on a proposal to fund health care for workers and retirees, National Association of Letter Carriers President Fredric Rolando says  Comments (Count)


Video: USPS Driving Fail – Postal Worker Backs Vehicle into Power Pole

Walmart Wants to Use Delivery Drones, Our Skepticism Reaches a New High

PRC Invites Public Comments on Postal Service Metrics

UPS retirees brace for pension cuts


October 31,  2015

Video: Last route for Michigan mail carrier after 52 years

A man who has worked as a letter carrier for more than five decades in West Michigan retired Friday Comments (Count)


Richmond's historic Saunders Station post office sold, finally

Maryland letter carrier sent to hospital after getting rear-ended

Car rear-ends mail truck in Fredonia, NY - Carrier taken to hospital

Contract Workers Are Suing Amazon

Police search for men who robbed USPS mail carrier in SW Oklahoma City


October 30,  2015

USPS: OPM online tool can help employees choose health plan

Video: Thief steals packages moments after family gets home


October 29,  2015

USPS: Domestic and International Price Change Effective January 2016

This week, the final rule domestic and international competitive services price change Federal Register Notices for the January 2016 price change were posted on the Federal Register web site.   Comments (Count)


Ohio postmaster gets 10 months for stealing over $57,000 from USPS, customers

The former postmaster of the Gates Mills Post Office was sentenced to 10 months in prison and ordered to repay approximately $57,000 that she stole   Comments (Count)


October 28,  2015

Video: Mail Delivery Halted Over Mailbox Height Rule

After 25 years of service, postmaster says mailboxes are now too short. An entire neighborhood could soon lose mail service if they don’t change their mailboxes Comments (Count)


Mail Handlers Prepares for National Negotiations

USPS to Launch Online Health Records Database

USPS Southern Area VP Jo Ann Feindt to retire

USPS Urges Coloradoans To Return Ballots Now

Mailman injured in vehicle collision

Canada Post suspending controversial community mailboxes program

South Carolina man to buy 1,666 stamps in honor of late wife

Peoria man sentenced in armed robbery of postal worker
Wal-Mart seeks to test drones for home delivery, pickup

Pocatello delegation meets with USPS operations management team in Washington

Canonsburg investigation launches federal probe into forged U.S. postal money orders
UPS CFO: We're ready for peak season and we will deliver
Mayors Blad, England discuss mail concerns in Washington, D.C.

The Dark Side of Italy's Postal Privatization


October 27,  2015

OSHA proposes $46,600 in penalties for USPS exposing mail carrier to excessive heat

Iowa postal facility exposes mail carrier to excessive heat, proposes $46,600 in penalties  Comments (Count)


Colorado voters urged to drop off — not mail ballots for upcoming election

New York Postal Worker pleads guilty in Operation Santa case

Contract postal unit employee gets probation for stealing over $10,000 in postal money orders

Could the Next Generation Delivery Vehicle be the next USPS mail truck?

Postal Banks Are People’s Banks: 6 Things You Need To Know About Postal Banking

Few tears shed over halt to Canada Post's "community" mailbox rollout

Canada Post suspends community mailbox program
Fannie Allison's 'angel' wears a postal service uniform

Napa post office is now earthquake time capsule

No mail for weeks confounds Clifton residents


October 26,  2015

Question: Should USPS hire Postal Supervisors off the street?

A reader would like feedback on USPS hiring Postal Supervisors without prior postal job experience (or a non-career job applicant).  Comments (Count)


Video: Postal Worker who hit woman says he was stressed out about workload

The city carrier assistant was delivering packages Sunday night when he allegedly hit the woman. Police find 25 oz bottle of beer in postal vehicle driven by the City Carrier Assistant. Cops: postal worker fled scene after striking woman with mail truck

Police say a postal worker took of his shirt and fled from the scene after the mail truck he was driving struck a woman Sunday.Comments (Count)


When Titans collide: UPS petitions the PRC to change USPS costing methodologies

The United Parcel Service is very concerned that you might be paying too much for a postage stamp. If you’re wondering why UPS would be worried about something like that, it has to do with the way postal rates are set. UPS believes that market-dominant products — First Class mail, Standard mail, and periodicals — are covering more than their fair share of the Postal Service’s operating costs, while competitive products — Priority and most shipping services — are not paying enough. Hmmm...UPS talking about customers paying too much? UPS to pay $4.2 million for false delivery claims  Comments (Count)


Texas postal employee resigns following investigation into mail strewn on road

WikiLeaks founder recommends journalists use postal services to thwart government spying

How Could Mail Processing Be More Efficient at the New York Morgan Facility?



October 25,  2015

USPS Gets Patent Board to cancel patent of company suing for infringement fees

The US Patent Trial and Appeal Board ruled this month USPS has proven a Company’s patent for an automated system that processes returned and undeliverable mail should be canceled.   Comments (Count)


Graphic: USPS Tops List of Whistleblower Retaliation Complaints

USPS tops the list for whistleblower retaliation complaints. According to the,chart  Comments (Count)


With Mailbox Thefts at 16 West Hollywood Buildings and Counting, More Action Is Needed
Private post office could replace abruptly closed Settlers Bay AK PO


October 24,  2015

Sanders, Warren Oblivious: USPS Should Stick to Delivering Mail

USPS OIG Report: Optimization of Passport Facilities

Alton IL post office work still on hold

USPS Denies It Has Missing Damaged Package, Still Turns Down Customer's Insurance Claim After Finding it

Future of Clarksburg WV post office still in limbo after public comment period passes


October 23,  2015

USPS Hiring Career, CCAs and Holiday Help in Northern California

While the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is looking to hire up to 30,000 seasonal workers nationwide for the holiday period, there are specific job openings at many locations in Northern California. 


Video: Colorado Letter Carriers say they’re overworked: USPS says they’re hiring staff

The United States Postal Service says it is hiring additional carriers to handle a big increase in business, but some carriers and rural carrier associates say it’s not happening fast enough  Comments (Count)


Video: USPS gives bizarre reason for denying insurance claim

Robinson was surprised that her claim was denied – and even more surprised by the reasoning. Comments (Count)


USPS Hiring Career, CCAs and Holiday Help in Northern California

New Geometric Snowflakes Stamps Add Festive Look to Mailing Holiday Greetings and Packages


October 22,  2015

Massachusetts postal employees help sick co-worker

Suspect attempts to attack Phoenix postal worker delivering mail
Bernie's Brilliant Idea: Postal Banking
Iron Mountain, MI, Processing and Distribution Facility Consolidation
Postal Service gives thumbs-down to new zip codes for Flanders, Riverside and Northampton hamlets
Amazon assembling executive team to support rollout of shipping network

The Life and Death of an Amazon Warehouse Temp


October 22,  2015

Massachusetts postal employees help sick co-worker

Suspect attempts to attack Phoenix postal worker delivering mail
Bernie's Brilliant Idea: Postal Banking
Iron Mountain, MI, Processing and Distribution Facility Consolidation
Postal Service gives thumbs-down to new zip codes for Flanders, Riverside and Northampton hamlets
Amazon assembling executive team to support rollout of shipping network

The Life and Death of an Amazon Warehouse Temp


October 21,  2015

UPS to pay $4.2 million for false delivery claims

UPS has agreed to pay in excess of $4.2 million dollars to  resolve allegations that it routinely falsified delivery records regarding state and city government packages for years. Earlier this year, UPS settled similar allegations with the federal government. UPS agrees to pay Feds over allegations of falsifying ‘Next Day Air’ delivery times (10/21/15) Comments (Count)


Did yesterday's election just kill mass conversion to cluster boxes in Canada?

Bernie Sanders' Highly Sensible Plan to Turn Post Offices Into Banks

USPS Looking for Holiday Workers

Officials Tour Pocatello USPS Processing Center With Plans to Reopen


October 20,  2015

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)


APWU: Arbitrator Hammers USPS in Maintenance Staffing Case

The APWU won an important grievance involving Maintenance Craft staffing at Bulk Mail Centers on Oct. 19, when Arbitrator Ira Jaffe issued a stinging rebuke to the Postal Service.  Comments (Count)


Former Maryland Letter Carrier sentenced to prison for Drug Trafficking and Bribery

Video: Oklahoma Mail Carrier Accused Of Stealing Money, Gift Cards

Video: Oregon Letter Carriers Honored for Stopping Thief

Video: Mail Carrier gets help from bystanders after driving into ditch

Video: Thieves Rig Mailboxes Across Eagle Rock, CA

Former Maryland Letter Carrier sentenced to prison for Drug Trafficking and Bribery

USPS announces new Vice President of Corporate Communications

Video: Neighborhood outraged over mailbox keys

Arlington residents on alert after mail thefts


October 19,  2015

Video: Hero Mail Carrier Honored with Congressional Certificate

Arlington residents on alert, after rash of mailbox thefts and car prowls


October 18,  2015

APWU: Don’t Post Health Records Online

The APWU is discouraging union members from participating in a voluntary program established by the Postal Service that creates an online database of their health records . Comments (Count)


Plainfield post office goes pink for breast cancer awareness

October 17,  2015

USPS Offer to APWU Retirees for Holiday Clerk Assistant

A USPS letter soliciting APWU retirees  to be a Holiday Clerk Assistant.  APWU, USPS signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) last month to reemploy retirees as Holiday Clerk Assistants during the “peak” season. Note: Many retirees may welcome returning to USPS for 6 weeks. However, some readers are saying that they never got the notice. USPS sent out the notie more than likely to the last known address of the retiree--which may not be valid. USPS did not post this notice on its website for postal retirees....WHY??  Comments (Count)


USPS Offer to Retired City Carriers for Holiday City Carrier Assistant

A USPS letter soliciting a retired city carrier to be a Holiday City Carrier Assistant.  At $16.07/hr their pay is slightly more than a regular CCA, which is $15.63/hr.  Holiday CCAs are limited to working 28 days from December 5th to January 1st. Comments (Count)


Town asks for federal help with mail problem


October 16,  2015

USPS to Raise Shipping Services Rates 9.5% After Holiday Season

First Price Increase In Three Years for Commercial Priority Mail Scheduled for January 2016 · No Increase in Shipping Prices Until After the Holiday Season .  Comments (Count)


USPS: Four health plan types available during open season

Ingomar Post Office is hub of community activity


October 15,  2015

Video: Headlamp bearing letter carriers deliver late into the night in Thornton CO neighborhood

For a variety of reasons, several letter carriers were out delivering mail well past 10:00 Tuesday night. Comments (Count)


‘It Was Electric’ : Bernie Sanders Addresses APWU Conference

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders thrilled APWU members attending the union’s All-Craft Conference in Las Vegas. APWU members attending the All-Craft Conference in Las Vegas made an advisory vote for the APWU National Executive Board to endorse Bernie Sanders for President  Clinton joins Culinary, APWU unions protesting Trump hotel, APWU presidents endorse Sanders Comments (Count)



Thomas Bulger, 76, is longest serving Letter Carrier in Ohio with 57 yrs

In 1957, when a movie ticket cost 50 cents, Elvis rocked the jailhouse and Sputnik went to space, 18-year-old Thomas Bulger started working for the U.S. Postal Service.Fifty-seven years later, he still does. He's 76 and has the most years with the Postal Service of all active letter carriers in Ohio   Comments (Count)


Two NY Mail Carriers Charged with Bribery in Connection with Narcotics Trafficking Operations

These defendants were willing to allow drug dealers to turn the U.S. Mail into their own personal narcotics delivery service,”  Comments (Count)


Video: USPS disagrees with GAO Report that delivery performance data is incomplete

Using the Census to analyze USPS on-time performance



October 14,  2015

Mail missing after postal truck hit by waterspout crossing Sunshine Skyway - A waterspout roared across the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in Manatee County over the weekend, destroying a U.S. Postal Service truck in its path. Some flat mail flew out of the truck; the Postal Service says no packages were missing. As much of it as possible was retrieved, and is being salvaged and dried out. However, some mail was unable to be retrieved from the Bay.  Comments (Count)


Mail Carrier tops CareerCast’s 2015 list of most endangered jobs  - Mail carrier, meter reader, farmer, and newspaper reporter top CareerCast's 2015 list of the most endangered jobs.   Comments (Count)

Letter carrier finds 2 shot dead in southeast Memphis

Suspect wanted for stealing mail in Bakersfield, CA

Theft prompts mail stoppage at Ft. Indy

Mail delays unacceptable

Controversy Erupts Over Mail Truck Fire Video

Pennsylvania Postal Employee Charged With Mail Theft

Thieves target mailboxes in Taos, NM

Wyoming: Postal Service Suspends Mail Delivery In Cole Creek Area
Mail truck's weather encounter leaves senders in a fog

How can the Postal Service simplify pricing for letters and flats?

Canada: Retired Postal Worker Killed by Mailbox


October 13,  2015

Pitney Bowes to pay USPS $9.4 million for claiming discounted postage rates it was not entitled - Pitney Bowes in 2010 paid out $4.2 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by fraudulently obtaining discount postage rates

USPS Retirees Self Plus One Coverage Information from OPM - The Office Of Personnel Management (OPM) released the following information regarding the new Self Plus One (SPO) health coverage. 

Clinton joins Culinary, APWU unions protesting Trump hotel, APWU presidents endorse Sanders More than 500 workers from the Culinary Union, the American Postal Workers Union and the Trump International Hotel lined up on Fashion Show Drive in Las Vegas, NV to protest the hotel’s no-union policy.   Comments (Count)

Video: USPS contract driver hauling mail crashes, truck engulfed in flames

Canceled contract leaves residents of Alaska town in mail limbo

New PSE clerks welcomed to Atlanta, Burden post offices

Chicago developer buys massive Milwaukee downtown post office building

OIG Report: USPS Should Focus on Commercial Possibilities of 3D Printing

Robots Helping to Deliver Your Mail



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