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Friday, November 30, 2007

November 30, 2007

Nov. 30, 2007:   Royal Oak postal employee robbed at gunpoint   "... The two men popped up near the docking ramp in the back of the facility, located on West Second Street, and pointed guns at the man ..."    [Reference:]

Nov. 30, 2007:   
Is Netflix Costing the Post Office Millions?
A New Audit Suggests That the Postal Service Is Undercharging the DVD Service
  "... The mailers the customers use to return DVDs to the companies often jam in the Postal Service's automatic mail sorters. So instead, 70 percent or so of the DVDs need to be sorted by hand, costing the Postal Service roughly $21 million in extra labor costs each year. ..."    [Reference:]

Nov. 30, 2007:   RETURN TO SENDER: mail center complaints surface
Efficiency of LMU Mail Center in question.
  "... USPS regarding his missing mail. "I have found documentation of them handing it over to LMU, but LMU says they have no records of it. I've done my research. I've called the head of the Westchester office and they have been more helpful than LMU," said Morales. ..."    [Reference:]

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Nov. 28, 2007: Santa Letters, APWU, USPS BlackBerry

۞ Nov. 28, 2007:   Postal Service has tips for sending letters to Santa   "... Many children eager for Christmas may have already written their letters to Santa. But where to send those letters? ..."    [Reference:]

Nov. 28, 2007:   [APWU] Burrus Issues Stinging Rebuke
To USPS Inspector General:
Audit ‘Lacks Relevance, Ignores Legislative Mandate’ to Bargain
  "... The APWU president also criticized the Inspector General for the OIG’s failure to address billions of dollars granted to major mailers in excessive worksharing discounts. “Despite the enormity of this loss of revenue, your office has failed to document and analyze this egregious violation of the integrity and accountability of the Postal Service.” ..."    [Reference:]

Nov. 28, 2007:    AT&T Delivers 5,400 BlackBerry's to USPS Employees  "... deploying 5,400 BlackBerry devices, equipped with specialized mobile applications, to United States Postal Service (USPS) employees. ..."    [Reference:]

Thursday, November 22, 2007

November 22, 2007

Nov. 22, 2007:   Lawyers prompt Postal Service to tighten its Santa letter rules   "... On the advice of his legal counsel, Santa Claus is changing the way he does business. ..."    [Reference:]

Nov. 22, 2007:   Postal services   "... The US Postal Service is offering an online card and postage service enabling customers to purchase and send holiday cards from their home computer ..."    [Reference:]

Nov. 22, 2007:   NCED by the numbers   "... 1969 — USPS began training operations in Norman on top two floors of OU’s Couch Tower with a staff of 50. They served 7,000 students in three training programs with a $4 million budget. ..."    [ ]

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

November 20, 2007

Nov. 20, 2007:    APWU-Backed Bill Introduced in Congress: Legislation Would Compel USPS to Bargain Over Subcontracting   "... “The requirement to bargain will enhance our ability to oppose wasteful, inefficient and detrimental subcontracting,” he said. “Too often contracting out ends up costing the Postal Service more than if the work were performed by postal employees, and too often subcontracting is ineffective and the contractors’ service to the public is poor.” ..."    [Reference:]

Nov. 20, 2007:   AF postal squadron ready for for the coming holiday crush   "... The Air Force’s 2nd Air Postal Squadron handles all mail sent to and from the States to military members and their families in Europe. The center also processes mail sent from Europe downrange. ..."    [Reference:]

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

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November 14, 2007

Nov. 14, 2007:   Job security still eludes some postal employees   "... "They (the Postal Service) say we have too many employees," American Postal Workers Union Local No. 469 President Angela Walters said by phone Tuesday. ..."    [Reference:]

Nov. 14, 2007:   Postal Service chili champion delivers a winner   "... Scott Crumrine may work in the U.S. Postal Service's maintenance division, but he "delivered" for the agency a couple of weeks ago.

Not mail -- but award-winning chili. ..."    [Reference:]

Nov. 14, 2007:   UPDATED MAIL HANDLER WAGE CHARTS   "... The second of six general wage increases to be paid to all mail handlers under the 2006 National Agreement will be implemented effective November 24, 2007, and will be reflected in paychecks on December 14, 2007 (PP25-2007). ..."    [Reference:]

Nov. 7, 2007:   Panama City post office investigation under way   "... City’s postmaster has been replaced temporarily, pending the outcome of an investigation into the post office. The Office of Inspector General for the Postal Service began an investigation into the local office this week, said OIG Spokesman Dan Mihalko. ..."    [Reference:]

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Nov. 8, 2007

Nov. 8, 2007: Slain deputy had left postal service at 55 to begin second career "... After retiring from the postal service, Rein decided to try for a badge and uniform. "He got very high marks at the academy," Meyers said of Rein, whom she described as a 5-foot 7-inch "little strong guy." Rein served as a Broward deputy from 1987 to 2000; the department lured him out of his second retirement in 2003. ..." [Reference:]

Nov. 8, 2007: Rillito postal worker wins national award "... The Benjamin Award is a yearly award the U.S. Postal Service gives to employees who create the most outreach programs and news coverage. ..." [Reference:]

Nov. 8, 2007: Decatur Postal worker gets into the Halloween spirit "... Past postmasters frowned on Halloween costumes, but Horton said Roy Hill has been more flexible in letting him enjoy the festivities of the day. ..." [Reference:]

Monday, November 5, 2007

YokweOnline : Marshall Islands: Return to Domestic Mail Services a "Great Victory"

Marshall Islands: Return to Domestic Mail Service ... In September 2005, the United States Postal Service announced the change from domestic to international designation for the Republic of the Marshall Islands and Federated States of Micronesia, Within six months of implementation, the private sector, which relies heavily on letter and package service from the United States, reported that the loss of domestic services was causing severe hardship and confusion. ... [Reference:] Editor Note: For you military folks at the Kwajalien Reagan Test Site on Kwaj, this is a great thing for the holiday mailing season.

Posted by Kwaj Cat

Design your own stamps

You can design your own official postal postage stamps!!... Wow! here's something you might not know. You can create your own official photo stamps. Imagine sending your holiday cards and gifts with your own official stamps online. Wouldn't Mom & Dad be proud to see your picture on a stamp. USPS has given approval for a product that lets customers design their own stamps. Visit at the sub domain ... {Reference:]

What Postal stamps would you like to see? ... we would like to see Family Guy, Tom Perkins, David Hyde Pierce, Fred Thompson, Gas Prices, Adrian Peterson, New England Patriots, Postal Workers, Union, ... [Reference:]

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Nov. 4, 2007

Video Catches Brothers Faking a Robbery ... the brothers are contract drivers for the Postal Service. The elder brother told authorities he was robbed Monday while loading up his truck behind post office in Danville, a hamlet of fewer than 400 people about 100 miles south of Atlanta. ... [Reference:]