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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Postal Service quietly names new chief information officer

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..."    


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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Arvada police: Postal service mailbox exploded by pipe bomb

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...."    


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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Postal worker, juvenile shot in Southeast D.C

Postal worker, juvenile shot in SE DC

"...According to a D.C. police spokesperson, the postal worker, a man, was in uniform when he was found with gunshot wounds in the 1500 block of Galen Street around 5:20 p.m..."    


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Monday, April 18, 2016

APWU Contract Arbitration Update

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. ..."    


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'Inverted Jenny' stamp stolen in 1955 resurfaces

'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..."    


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Thursday, April 14, 2016

World Postal Code Now Provides Important Contact Info of Most Countries Online

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..."    


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Friday, April 8, 2016

Car in Solon crash filled with USPS mailbags, packages, IDs

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...."    


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Postal Service to Drop Stamp Prices For the First Time in Nearly a Century

Postal Service to Drop Stamp Prices For the First Time in Nearly a Century

"...The U.S. Postal Service is lowering the price of postage stamps for the first time in 97 years, the agency announced Thursday..."    


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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Two Tuscaloosa postal workers plead guilty to delivering pot for cash

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..."    


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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Postal employee deaths at Pontiac facility raise questions

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..."    


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Friday, March 4, 2016

Postal Workers Union Files Dispute Over MVS Pay Irregularities

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..."    


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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Huff to USPS: ‘Stop this Reckless Consolidation’

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...."    


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Build the perfect candidate ...there is an app for that

'White House Run' app: Build the perfect candidate

"...Reuters White House Run is a 2016 presidential election simulation rooted in a data story. Create an avatar and "build the perfect candidate" to compete with your friends ..."    


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Friday, February 26, 2016

APWU Contract Negotiations (Arbitration) Update

‘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..."    


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Amazon Unexpectedly Hikes USPS Shipping Rates on Wednesday

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..."    


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Friday, February 12, 2016

Postal inspectors canvass neighborhood, seek answers after shooting

Postal inspectors canvass neighborhood, seek answers after shooting

"...As the victim, who has been with the postal service for three years, recovers, postal inspectors are hoping they can get some answers to solve the case..."    


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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Postal Service mail carrier shot in the face in west Louisville

$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..."    


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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Obama Calls for Shedding 12K Postal Jobs. Will the Postal Service offer Buyouts and early retirements in response?

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. ..."    


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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Online Sellers Continue to Have Problems with USPS Changes

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..."    


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Thursday, January 21, 2016

APWU Contract Update: Arbitration to Begin Feb. 17

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..."    


This Article is From: contractnegotiations.blogspot.com
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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

eBay Unprepared for One Key USPS Rate Change

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..."    


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Friday, January 15, 2016

Drug shipment seized at Leighton post office in Alabama, meth and marijuana seized, two arrested

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. ..."    


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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

USPS provides answers for slump in area mail service

USPS provides answers for slump in area mail service

"...LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Residents have complained about the unreliable postal service in Moss Bluff and Lake Charles for months..."    


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Monday, January 11, 2016

USPS Ranked Most Favorable Federal Agency

USPS Ranked Most Favorable Federal Agency

"...The top 5 rated agencies include the USPS, National Park Service, Center for Disease Control, NASA and the FBI...."    


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Saturday, January 9, 2016

St. Johns County man says getting mail means making a 40-mile round-trip

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..."    


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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Grand Rapids postal carrier chases down package thieves

Grand Rapids postal carrier chases down package thieves

"...Louie Kunst was delivering packages in the Heritage Hill area when he noticed three teenagers walking down the sidewalk..."    


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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Postal Service unveils its new stamps for 2016

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..."    


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Monday, December 21, 2015

South Florida P&DC goes for $5.8 million more than the USPS sold it for, just two months ago

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 ..."    


This Article is From: www.savethepostoffice.com
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Thursday, December 17, 2015

US Postal Service to hoverboards: You're grounded

US Postal Service to hoverboards: You're grounded

"...USPS is limiting shipping options for self-balancing scooters due to safety concerns after reports that some hoverboards have caught fire...."    


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Friday, December 11, 2015

ISIS May Have Passport Machine, Blank Passports

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 ..."    


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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Postal Worker Honored For 50 Years Of Service

Postal Worker Honored For 50 Years Of Service

"...Richard McDonald celebrated his golden anniversary Wednesday at the Belle Meade post office where he delivers mail. When he started, stamps were..."    


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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Mail Handlers union fighting hard to protect America's Mail Processing Infrastructure

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..."    


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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

IG Taps Valbridge To Bring Transparency to USPS' Real Estate Portfolio

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..."    


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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Federal employees must now be extra careful about what they tweet at work

Federal employees must now be extra careful about what they tweet at work

"...Outside of work hours, employees may identify their political views on Facebook in the appropriate field and even post photos of themselves with candidates for office..."    


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Friday, November 13, 2015

American Postal Workers Union Executive Board Endorses Bernie Sanders for President

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..."    


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Postal Police Officer Shot by Fake Cops in Newark: Sources

Postal Police Officer Shot by Fake Cops in Newark: Sources

"...police impersonators got out of their car, a white Ford Crown Victoria, and attempted to rob the officer. The sources say that the officer reached for his gun and..."    


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Sunday, November 1, 2015

What is the eligibility for the Special Retirement Supplement?

What is the eligibility for the Special Retirement Supplement?

"...you are eligible for what is known as the Special Retirement Supplement or the Annuity Supplement if: you have..."    


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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Delay of Mail: CO. Government Discourages Voters From Using the Mail

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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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Canada’s Postal Agency Puts Restructuring Plans on Hold

Canada’s Postal Agency Puts Restructuring Plans on Hold

"...Canada’s government-owned postal agency said Monday it has put a temporary halt to plans to phase out door-to-door mail delivery in urban areas, about a week before a new Liberal government that promised to restore regular mail service comes to power..."    


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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

As private Post Offices fail at vital mission, privatization continues

Private post office rises in place of shuttered facility

"...A private post office — the U.S. Postal Service-contracted post office closed about three weeks ago amid an investigation into complaints of slow mail delivery — will be up and running as soon..."    


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Sunday, October 4, 2015

NPMHU Sues Postal Service Over SPSS Reversal

NPMHU Sues Postal Service Over SPSS Reversal

"...Late Thursday, August 13, 2015, the NPMHU National Office filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Postal Service, claiming that the USPS breached its binding contractual obligations when it unilaterally announced a reversal of its earlier determination that the primary craft for operating the Small Parcel Sorting System is the Mail Handler craft. The NPMHU is seeking a declaration that the Postal Service has breached the tripartite agreement on jurisdictional craft assignments, as well as injunctive and monetary relief to remedy this breach. The APWU also has been named in the suit, as a required party to any litigation on this subject. ..."    


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Friday, October 2, 2015

Head Of Local Post Office Shows Up At Guy’s Door To Personally Apologize For USPS Package Tracking Mix-Up

Head Of Local Post Office Shows Up At Guy’s Door To Personally Apologize For USPS Package Tracking Mix-Up

"...there’s a happy ending in this case at least: Tony says the new postmaster in charge of his local office showed up on Wednesday to personally apologize to him for the mix-up..."    


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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

USPS to Gain Large Fleet of 2016 Ram ProMaster Vans

USPS to Gain Large Fleet of 2016 Ram ProMaster Vans

"...Last year, the U.S. Postal Service processed 155.4 billion pieces of mail, and it did so with a fleet of over 211,000 vehicles. Now, the USPS is upgrading its fleet with 9,113 model-year 2016 Ram ProMaster 2500 cargo vans, which should be suitable alternatives for delivering larger packages that the current Long Life Vehicle (LLV) can't handle..."    


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USPS Says It Tried To Deliver My Package, But Home Security Video Shows Otherwise

USPS Says It Tried To Deliver My Package, But Home Security Video Shows Otherwise

"...waiting around at home all day, only to check the tracking later and find that a carrier attempted delivery when you finally left the house. That’s what happened to Consumerist reader Tony — only he had video to prove that no one from USPS ever showed up, despite what the tracking information said online..."    


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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Settlers Bay contract post office being investigated, mail removed

Postal Service investigating Settlers Bay office

"...complaints of slow mail delivery at the Settlers Bay contract post office, a situation that came to a head on Saturday when local residents found the office had been closed...."    


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Saturday, September 19, 2015

New Hampshire Postal Workers Union has endorsed Bernie Sanders!

New Hampshire Postal Workers Union has endorsed Bernie Sanders!

"...New Hampshire Postal Workers Union has endorsed Bernie Sanders!..."    


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