Staples To Close More Stores Than Originally Planned
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Staples To Close More Stores Than Originally Planned
Follow-Up Statement to APWU Members from President Mark Dimondstein
"... Unfortunately, it appears the breach was worse than originally thought. Apparently, information regarding OWCP records that were shared with the Department of Labor exposed medical records, bank account and routing information for tens of thousands of employees and retirees. The Postal Service plans to issue follow-up letters to those impacted by the latest findings shortly.
The Postmaster General Hangs Up His Mail Bag, With a Parting Shot at Congress
"...Donahoe pushed to close smaller, less trafficked post offices and mail distribution centers. He enticed older postal employees to retire by offering buyouts to tens of thousands of them (postal employment has dropped from 620,000 to 490,000 on this watch)..."
Contractor critically injured after accident at USPS distribution center
"...MacGregor said a contractor was repairing a piece of machinery that loads packages onto a conveyor belt when a hydraulic line burst, causing the machine to fall onto him. Officials compared the machine the victim was working on to a dump truck...."
Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe to retire
Postmaster General Donahoe Says He'll Retire Feb. 1 After Leading Troubled Agency for 4 Years
Unions Fight Postal Service Plans To Shutter 82 Facilities, Lower Mail Standards
Union Accuses USPS of Illegally Keeping Its Data Breach a Secret
"...The American Postal Workers Union have sent an official complaint to the National Labor Relations Board, alleging that it was illegally kept in the dark about the major data breach revealed this week. Postal Service workers found out that hackers had stolen 800,000 employees personal data, including Social Security numbers, at the same time as the rest of the country, and their union leaders are not happy about it...."
China suspected of breaching U.S. Postal Service computer networks
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Phase II of Network Rationalization Resumes January 2015
"...Phase 2 was originally scheduled to begin February 1, 2014 with the adoption of First Class service standards that would eliminate the intra ‐ plant overnight commitment for collection mail (a mailer presort delivery option would be preserved)...."
U.S. Postal Service, Police Intercept 12 Pounds Marijuana; Man Charged
"...Clifton Knight of Hartford was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell and possession of over 4 ounces of marijuana after authorities intercepted two packages containing a total of 12 pounds of marijuana being sent through the United States Postal Service..."
U.S. Postal Service to restart consolidation of Oshtemo Township and other mail distribution centers
"...Postal workers petitioned legislators to fight facility closures, and the moratorium was requested by Congress and granted, Todd said. But the decision-making ultimately falls with USPS leadership in Washington, D.C., and it is moving forward...."
USPS continues to modify delivery standards
"...Some standard mail has been increased from three to four days. Besides the changes to the delivery standards, the report also describes changes to operations that USPS has made since 2012, such as shutting down several processing facilities and shifting long-distance transportation of some mail from air transportation to surface transportation, and how these changes have affected the delivery time. ..."
Get involved before it is too late – Election Day is around the corner!
"...We are asking all members of Congress to join with a majority of the Senate and over 160 House members in urging the Appropriations Committee to place a 1-year moratorium on this wrong-headed scheme by the PMG to drastically slow down Americas mail. While our lawmakers are home, we need to deliver the message that Congress can and must act to stop these imminent, reckless, and irreversible cuts to America’s mail!..."
To view the Performance Audit Report in full, cut, copy and paste the following link to your browser: https://www.uspsoig.gov/sites/default/files/document-library-files/2014/no-ma-15-001.pdf
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1. To your widow or widower.
2. If none, to your child or children equally, and descendants of deceased children by representation.
3. If none, to your parents equally or to the surviving parent.
4. If none, to the appointed executor or administrator of your estate.
5. If none, to your next of kin who is entitled to your estate under the laws of the state in which you resided at the time of your death.
Staples Becomes The Latest Retailer Affected By A Payment Card Data Breach
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National Day of Action; Friday November 14, 2014
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Print a 2014 North Pole Postmark for your Santa letters
Feel free to cut, copy and paste the 2014 North Pole Christmas Postmark and Cancellation for your Christmas letters and other Christmas craft ideas. Merry Christmas! Visit the 2014 North Pole Postmark site.
This Article is From: rocket-city.us
"Designed to show primary grade pupils how the United States post office system operates. Follows both a city and a rural mailman on their appointed rounds and explains graphically to children how postmen sort mail and deliver it. Also the great social responsibility of Uncle Sam's letter carriers."
Public domain film from the Prelinger Archive, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise reduction applied. The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original).
‘Pecking Order’ Set for Filling New Positions in POStPlan Offices
"...The APWU and USPS have agreed on a “pecking order” for filling newly created positions in POStPlan Installations. A recent arbitration award will result in the creation of 9,000 new Clerk Craft jobs in six-hour and four-hour offices affected by the POStPlan. The pecking order is based on the arbitration award and the subsequent Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). ..."
NPMHU Challenges Planned Closures and Consolidations via National Level Grievance
"...The National Postal Mail Handlers Union has initiated a Step 4 grievance concerning violations arising from the Postal Service's plans to close or consolidate approximately 82 facilities starting in January 2015. In particular, the NPMHU believes that the Postal Service's decision to close or consolidate these facilities is a violation of Handbook P0-408, Area Mail Processing (AMP) Guidelines, which is incorporated into the National Agreement through Article 19...."
Miami Postal Worker Robbed at Gunpoint
Hefty Back Tax Bill For Postal Workers
Bonidy v. United States: The Second Amendment at the post office
"...By definition, persons who have been issued a concealed carry permit have been authorized to carry a handgun for lawful protection almost everywhere in a state. They do not become more dangerous when they set foot in a post office. Nor does the licensed carry of a firearm impose any greater risk than does carrying in other public places...."
USPS Properties For Sale
"...The USPS expressly reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to reject any or all expressions of interest or offers to purchase the property (the “Property”), and/or terminate discussions with any entity at any time with or without notice. The USPS shall have no legal commitment or obligation to any entity reviewing the marketing materials or making an offer to purchase the Property unless and until written agreement(s) for the purchase of the Property have been fully executed, delivered and approved by the USPS, and any conditions to the USPS's obligations have been satisfied or waived...."
Hopes dimming for postal service reform
"...Issa said last week that Senate Democrats might be willing to deal on postal reform if they lose control of the chamber in November. But for now, he added that he didn’t think that his favored proposal would even make it through the House, despite estimating that 90 percent of GOP lawmakers supported it.
“Zero Democrats are willing to do it,” Issa said. “And candidly, 90 percent of Republicans doesn’t get us to 218.”..."
USPS worker faces 114 felonies for mail theft
UPS Shooting In Birmingham Kills 3, Including Gunman
"...BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The man who killed two former co-workers and then himself at a UPS shipping center Tuesday had told some people that he was having problems at work but never suggested the situation might turn violent, his pastor said...."
APWU Wins Major Victory on Staffing ‘POStPlan’ Offices
"...The APWU has won a major victory on staffing in post offices affected by the “POStPlan” – a victory that will result in the creation of at least 9,000 new Clerk Craft jobs within 90 days.
In a ruling dated Sept. 5, Arbitrator Stephen B. Goldberg concluded that jobs in four- and six-hour post offices must be assigned to clerks – not Part-Time Postmasters or Postmaster Reliefs (PMRs). A Sept. 22 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlines procedures for implementing the award.
The ruling and MOU establish a minimum of 3,000 new Level 6 career jobs in six-hour offices and Level 18 offices. Positions in the six-hour offices must be staffed with full-time employees. The ruling and MOU also establish more than 6,000 new Level 6 non-career jobs in four-hour offices, to be filled by Postal Support Employees (PSEs). The union expects thousands of additional new career jobs to be created as the process unfolds...."
Getting your postal mail in the evening in West Seattle lately? Here’s why
"...Last night, our U.S. Postal Service mail arrived at 6:30 pm. A few nights earlier, it arrived after 8 pm. Several WSB readers have e-mailed mentioning the same thing, and wondering why they’re getting deliveries so much later than before. ..."
USPS postpones mail delivery changes in Lead, Deadwood
"...The U.S. Postal Service announced Thursday that it’s postponing plans to discontinue home delivery service to 533 addresses in Lead and 218 in Deadwood, switching to centralized mailbox locations next month...."
Petition Seeks to Save E. 38th St. Post Office
"..."I'm doing this not just for myself, I'm doing it for my family, I'm doing it for my neighbors, and I'm doing it for my city," said concerned Erie resident, Jason Brendel, of a petition he's helping spotlight online. "Because I believe that the more people we have working, the better."
The petition has hundreds of signatures, and simply asks for support in keeping the post office open. The petition can be viewed HERE in Erie. ..."
U.S. Postal Service agrees to resume delivery to homes with low mail slots
"...post office sent letters to area households, outlining the draconian demands and saying the change was needed to prevent injury to the carrier. Postal regulations call for mail slots to be at least 30 inches above the base of the door..."
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Save the Postal Service
"...“Nutty” is the new normal in our nation’s capital and Exhibit A is how Congress — with its union-busting mentality — helped create a financial disaster with the U.S. Postal Service and refuses to enact legislation that can provide a fix...."
IG: USPS not following proper process for post office relocation
"...The IG reviewed 33 of 114 relocation project from fiscal 2011 through 2013 and found that 25 new site selections weren't announced until after the public comment and appeals period ended. And two of the site selections had no announcement dates...."
Reid joins effort to stop postal closures
"...The Postal Service said this summer that it would start consolidating as many as 82 processing facilities at the beginning of 2015, on top of the 141 the agency has already shut down in recent years...."
Charges dropped against 3 ‘postal protectors’
"...“Postal management is tearing apart the infrastructure of the public postal service,” said Partridge, a retired letter carrier. Vowing further direct actions, Partridge declared that “we plan to escalate this fight to save our national treasure.”..."
Postal reform bill seeks to save agency money: 2 proposals drawing consumer anger
Inside Google's Secret Drone-Delivery Program
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Postal Service Changes Coming to Neighborhoods
"...“Eventually we will go to five-day mail delivery,” said Donahoe. He says by cutting back on one day of delivery, the Postal Service can save billions of dollars, but that’s not all. “We’re looking at changes with mailboxes,” said Donahoe, “some more flexibility in terms of what we do with centralized boxes.” Source: http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Postal-Service-Changes-Coming-to-Neighborhoods-272963671.html#ixzz3BfRGp3pA Follow us: @nbcsandiego on Twitter | NBCSanDiego on Facebook ..."
UPS data breach compromises credit, debit cards used in 51 stores
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