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50-year Youngstown Postal Service worker honored for service
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2 men beat postal worker unconscious after he told them they’d have to wait for their mail, police say
"...mail carrier told the business owner and his brother they’d have to wait and then they started to assault him, authorities told KTVT-TV (Channel 11). Chris and Jonathan Allahverdi were arrested..."
Postal Service, Nat'l Assn. of Letter Carrier's 'Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive' is Saturday
"...These unscrupulous accounting tactics are also admitted by the USPS in a disclaimer near the end of the press release that states that controllable income “is not calculated and presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (GAAP) within the meaning of applicable SEC rules.” That’s right. By any legitimate standard, these reports are not considered accurate or acceptable..."
Postal Service puts in extra effort to find flying monkeys
"...I did overhear Postmaster Blanchard say this to a dance organizer: “I don’t think I’ve ever said Flying Monkeys and Munchkins ever, in my entire life, as much as I did in one day by telephone.” So the costumes arrived, the show went on, and the U.S. Postal Service received an enthusiastic and heartfelt thank you in the program..."
USPS, VA shuffle chairs of IT executives
"...will focus on everything from business analytics to cybersecurity to improving the Postal Service’s infrastructure around intelligent mail and payment technologies. In her previous role, Seaver oversaw operations in eight districts stretching from Baltimore to Atlanta..."
Arvada police: Postal service mailbox exploded by pipe bomb
"...police received several 911 calls around 2:30 a.m. from residents in the area who heard a loud explosion. Responding officers found nothing and cleared the reports before the destroyed box was found about five hours later...."
Postal worker, juvenile shot in SE DC
APWU Contract Arbitration Update
"...congressionally-manufactured financial crisis and the 2008 economic meltdown. “Not surprisingly, as management proceeds with their case, they are pleading poverty and trying to devalue the work APWU members perform. This is an attempt to justify their call for more concessions from the workers. The Postal Service’s demands, including a new, lower-tier career workforce, elimination of cost-of-living allowances, and weakening the no-layoff clause are insulting and outrageous. “The arbitration panel should reject the Postal Service’s demands and grant the APWU’s proposals,” Dimondstein said. ..."
'Inverted Jenny' stamp stolen in 1955 resurfaces
"...valuable "inverted Jenny" stamp has surfaced six decades after it was stolen from a collectors' convention. The stamp — one of the world's most famous pieces of postage — was among four of its kind taken from a 1955 collectors' convention..."
World Postal Code Now Provides Important Contact Info of Most Countries Online
"... WorldPostalCode is a web-based resource, which provides postal codes of a long list of countries at the website. This is what the experts working for the service tell about it: "If you have ever tried to find the postal code of any state or city, then you shouldn't be explained, how complicated the process is. With World Postal Code, this will no longer be a problem..."
Car in Solon crash filled with USPS mailbags, packages, IDs
"...During the investigation of the accident occurring on Carter Street, officers discovered USPS mailbags, miscellaneous letters and packages, other individuals ID’s and debit cards all in and around Kilfoyle’s vehicle, according to the police...."
Postal Service to Drop Stamp Prices For the First Time in Nearly a Century
Two Tuscaloosa postal workers plead guilty to delivering pot for cash
"...Lyle Jones, 36, a postal carrier, and Lenard Pompey, 39, a postal supervisor, entered their guilty pleas to bribery and conspiracy to distribute marijuana before U.S. District Judge Madeline H. Haikala during a hearing in Birmingham. The judge set Jones' sentencing for June 15, according to court records..."
Feds investigate if deaths are connected to leaching methane
"... This site is considered a brownfield. Brownfields are former industrial or commercial sites where future use is affected by environmental contamination. Brownfield sites are converted into usable space..."
Postal Workers Union Files Dispute Over MVS Pay Irregularities
"...When the Level 8 PSE Tractor Trailer Operators who received pay exceptions are converted to career Level 7 Motor Vehicle Operators, where there are no pay exceptions, they suffer a significant drop in pay. “This is one example of why we should have an all-career workforce,” said MVS Craft Director Michael O. Foster. The conversions have triggered other problems..."
Huff to USPS: ‘Stop this Reckless Consolidation’
"... Huffman called USPS’ consolidation plan “reckless,” saying the proposed legislation would add a much-needed level of oversight and make sure future consolidation plans “are based on data and the unique priorities of our local communities...."
'White House Run' app: Build the perfect candidate
‘Postal Workers Earn the Right To Be Justly Compensated For Our Service, Hard Work’
"...“Postal workers earn the right to be justly compensated for our service and hard work,” Dimondstein declared. “The economic lot of workers should be constantly improving, and those improvements should be passed on from generation to generation. We earn the right to be provided a safe workplace, free of harassment and discrimination, and, after concluding our careers, to enjoy a secure and dignified retirement.” APWU members want a workforce where all members make decent wages and get solid benefits..."
Amazon Unexpectedly Hikes USPS Shipping Rates on Wednesday
"...Amazon sellers were initially greeted with a message that said "for the time being," Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express rates would remain at 2015 levels. It appeared to be against USPS rules to make such statements..."
Postal inspectors canvass neighborhood, seek answers after shooting
$25,000 Reward Offered
"...A Louisville mail carrier was shot in the face Wednesday morning on Dearborn Avenue in west Louisville. "I was talking to the mailman and then a few minutes later, I heard six gunshots and I ran outside," said neighbor Janice Lewis..."
USPS Records First Profit in Five Years as Obama Calls for Shedding 12K Postal Jobs.
"...President Obama still proposed the agency slash 12,000 employees in his fiscal 2017 budget. USPS posted a net income of $307 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2016, the first such gain since the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011. ..."
Online Sellers Continue to Have Problems with USPS Changes
"...understanding the change only applies to Commercial Base rates. Sellers who expect to get the lower rate at their local Post Office are disappointed to learn it's only available through online postage providers (but, not the USPS's own Click N Ship site - another wrinkle). And that leads to a yet another challenge sellers are facing: because FCPS for packages between 13 - 16 ounces is not available at the Post Office window, some postal clerks are rejecting packages that sellers drop off with Commercial Base rate labels affixed..."
APWU Contract Arbitration to Begin Feb. 17
"... Management wants to gut the COLA for current workers and is seeking a new tier in the career workforce that would earn no COLAs; have virtually no protection against layoffs, and face a reduction in annual leave and sick leave. (The APWU currently has a three-tier workforce, consisting of pre-2010 career employees; post-2010 career employees – who earn lower pay..."
eBay Unprepared for One Key USPS Rate Change
"...good news for online sellers who ship packages weighing between 13 oz. and 15.99 oz. However, eBay's system has not updated those particular rates for sellers using its shipping labels to print postage. The USPS is now extending First Class Package Service (FCPS) beyond the previous 13-ounce limit to 15.99, resulting in savings for shippers..."
Drug shipment seized, ICE and marijuana seized, two arrested
"...Burns said information gained by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service was key to the seizure and making the arrest. He said arrests were made after Robinson and Oates picked up a package containing the drugs at the Leighton post office. ..."
USPS provides answers for slump in area mail service
St. Johns County man says getting mail means making a 40-mile round-trip
"...said he learned that delivery wouldn’t begin until a certain percentage of the more than 30 home lots were occupied. Mogle is the second homeowner to buy and occupy a property. Because of the Postal Service’s occupancy rule, he had to go to a location in Jacksonville to pick up his mail, he said. “I know what’s right and what’s wrong, and this is totally wrong. ... The post office is supposed to deliver my mail, period,” Mogle said..."
Grand Rapids postal carrier chases down package thieves
Postal Service unveils its new stamps for 2016
"...The Postal Service is providing a preview of its 2016 stamp program that is sure to attract the interest of fans of Sarah Vaughan, Star Trek, NASA’s New Horizons mission, Trucks, Shirley Temple, flowers, soda fountain fans and the holidays — just to name a small handful..."
South Florida P&DC goes for $5.8 million more than the USPS sold it for, just two months ago
"...The City of Pembroke Pines thus made a quick and hefty profit of $5.7 million, pretty much at the expense of the Postal Service. One has to wonder why CBRE, the Postal Service’s exclusive real estate agent, wasn’t able to get more for the property. How was the City of Pembroke Pines able to find a buyer willing to pay $5.8 million more than the City had paid the Postal Service, just two months earlier? ...Postal Service has maintained a retail post office on the property by leasing space from the City of Pembroke Pines ..."
US Postal Service to hoverboards: You're grounded
US Intel: ISIS May Have Passport Printing Machine, Blank Passports
"...“Since more than 17 months [have] passed since Raqqa and Deir ez-Zour fell to ISIS, it is possible that individuals from Syria with passports ‘issued’ in these ISIS controlled cities or who had passport blanks, may have traveled to the U.S.,” the report says ..."
Postal Worker Honored For 50 Years Of Service
NPMHU Prevails in First Phase of National Arbitration Challenging Proposed Closings and Consolidations
"...The NPMHU has prevailed in the first phase of its National arbitration against the Postal Service challenging many of the proposed closings and consolidations of mail processing plants under the Area Mail Processing guidelines found in Handbook PO-408..."
IG Taps Valbridge To Bring Transparency to USPS' Real Estate Portfolio
"...Valbridge's award of this contract follows a series of reports by the OIG this past year that have identified what the OIG perceives to be failures by the Postal Service to properly manage its real estate holdings. Earlier this month, a report by the OIG determined that the Postal Service did not know how many vacant properties it owned or leased..."
Federal employees must now be extra careful about what they tweet at work
American Postal Workers Union Executive Board Endorses Bernie Sanders for President
"...The American Postal Workers Union announced today that its National Executive Board has voted to endorse Bernie Sanders for president. The vote follows Sanders’ rousing speech to more than 2,000 activists at the union’s All-Craft Conference, held in Las Vegas, in late October, where he displayed a deep understanding of postal issues and workers’ concerns..."
Postal Police Officer Shot by Fake Cops in Newark: Sources
What is the eligibility for the Special Retirement Supplement?
Colorado secretary of state warns against mailing ballots
"...Williams says that several county clerks have expressed concern that the U.S. Postal Service didn't deliver their ballots in a timely manner. So he suggests voters either drop off their ballots with their county clerk or use another county drop-off location..."
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