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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Area postal plant could be closed


"...The cost-saving measure comes as the Postal Service is taking a hard look at its operations. Mail volume -- and revenue -- is down. Nine billion fewer pieces of mail were sent from this time a year ago, Sawtelle said...."    



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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Customize your stamps with PhotoStamps from Stamps.com


"...From logos to product introductions, special events to memorable corporate gifts, personal events, holidays, PhotoStamps will build your brand with every piece of mail you send. PhotoStamps from Stamps.com are valid U.S. Postage, based on a technology called PC Postage. ..."    



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Monday, November 24, 2008

536 Chattanooga USPS Employees Seek New Jobs


"...with new technology improvements, postal computers are currently able to read and process 95 percent of the mail electronically...."    



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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Obama economic plan calls for 2.5M jobs by 2011


"...With many Americans "lying awake at night wondering if next week's paycheck will cover next month's bills," Obama said it was necessary to move swiftly to bring the economy back to full health...."    



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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Cambridge Post Office re-dedication ceremony

Cambridge remembers veteran who blazed a trail

"...“To have the post office now named after my grandfather is surreal.” Officials first named the post office at 770 Mass. Ave. after the longtime Cambridge resident in 1992. Merriman died in 1989..."    



This Article is From: www.wickedlocal.com

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Benjamin Colmenares, 87, was world traveler with a big heart


"...After a life at sea, Colmenares went to work for the U.S. Postal Service in Puerto Rico, where he met Marshall Burgess. The two men formed a lifelong friendship sealed with card playing and dominoes...."    



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Postal worker recognized for heroic actions


"...BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A Baton Rouge postal worker at the local Woodlawn station got a surprise Wednesday in the form of a warm thank you from the U.S. Postal Service, its employees, and EMS...."    



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History of the United States Postal Systems


"...On July 26, 1775, members of the Second Continental Congress, meeting in Philadelphia, agreed ". . . that a Postmaster General be appointed for the United States, who shall hold his office at Philadelphia, and shall be allowed a salary of 1,000 dollars per annum..."    



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US Postal Service To Honor Colfax Mail Carrier Hero


"...Colfax, NC -- The U.S. Postal Service will recognize its very own hero, Rural Carrier Associate Charles "Tony" Hood, for his extraordinary efforts..."    



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Postal Worker Charged with Smoking Crack


"...postal worker from Milwaukee is accused of smoking crack cocaine in her mail truck and delivering the drug to her adult daughter...."    



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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Mail Handler NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

"...opportunity for regular craft members of the National Postal Mail Handlers Union, and members of their immediate families, to apply for scholarship assistance from the NPMHU Arthur S. Vallone National Scholarship Program. ..."  
Source: www.npmhu.org


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INAUGURATION DAY COMMEMORATIVE - A collectible stamped envelope


"...USPS Stamp Services is developing an official commemorative souvenir to mark the upcoming inauguration of Barack Obama as America’s 44th President...."    



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Postal Service cuts jobs, hours in Wausau


"...The facility employs temporary workers who could lose their jobs if full-time employees are transferred to the facility, Vande Streek said. Nationwide, the Postal Service employs 685,000 permanent workers, he said...."    



This Article is From: www.wausaudailyherald.com

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[Postmaster General] Golden parachute - Opinion

Opinion: Golden Parachute

"... a $72,240 (nearly 39 percent) raise for Postmaster General John Potter...."    



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Monday, November 17, 2008

Liberia, Chad issue stamps commemorating Barack Obama


"...first postage stamps commemorating Barack Obama as the 44th president..."    



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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Postal Change of address online


"...The USPS will allow you to change your address here..."    



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Postal job scams


"...some private companies victimize job seekers by claiming to have an association with the U.S. Postal Service or by offering training that is little help in taking the postal service employment exam..."    



This Article is From: www.latimes.com

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

USPS: No Layoffs Here


"...“A news story currently in wide circulation is reporting that the Postal Service will soon layoff 40,000 employees. This story is not accurate. ..."    



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What needs a bailout: The post office

But not the kind AIG and the banks are getting

"...Postal officials to ask the federal government for a bailout. But that would mean waiting in line behind AIG, countless banks and the Big Three auto makers, and that could be a long wait indeed...."    



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Postal Service laying off 40,000 is "inaccurate"


"...40,000 layoffs at the United States Postal Service is just that, a rumor...."    



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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

To Postal Workers, No Mail Is ‘Junk’

With revenues falling, the post office owes its future to stuff we throw out

"...89 percent of consumers say in polls that they'd prefer not to receive direct-marketing mail; 44 percent of it is never opened. That's why 19 state legislatures have debated Do Not Mail lists,..."    



This Article is From: www.newsweek.com

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Is Postal Paper Dust Causing Respiratory Problems?

Sorting Through a Sickness

"...CHICAGO (WLS) -- Nationwide, hundreds of postal employees say they're ill with what they call severe, mysterious, respiratory problems. Many of them are right here in the Chicago area...."    



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Rare Stamp Nearly Sets Record at Auction


"...A three-cent stamp issued in 1868 and depicting George Washington was sold to an anonymous telephone bidder for $1,035,000 ..."    



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Sunday, November 9, 2008

Postal worker sent home for wearing Obama T-shirt


"...A U.S. Postal worker says he was sent home Saturday after refusing to take off a Barack Obama T-shirt...."    



This Article is From: www.wlbt.com

Further Reading: Even though Senators McCain and Obama will still be Presidential candidates until January 6, 2009, we do not believe that wearing their campaign t-shirts or displaying their pictures after Election Day is activity directed at the success of their candidacies. Accordingly, the Hatch Act does not prohibit a federal employee from doing so, even while on duty or in the federal workplace.
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Saturday, November 8, 2008

Government job sites a rich source of job openings


"...The government isn't providing just a bailout in these troubled economic times -- it might be a safe haven for people worried about job security...."    



This Article is From: www.businessweek.com

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Thursday, November 6, 2008

FTC charges GA marketers with operating postal job scheme


"...As stated in the complaint, consumers are also told that, for a fee ranging from $120 to $140, they will receive materials that will help them pass the postal exam, and that if they pass they’ll be hired by the USPS. The materials they receive include a book recounting the history of the postal service, exam instructions, and some “practice exams,” but nothing about exam dates or job openings...."    



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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Postal Service Geographic Information System

GIS Gives United States Postal Service a Crime-Fighting Edge

"...GIS maps show where suspicious activities may be occurring and link transactional data to reveal potential criminal patterns. Mapping and analysis also help USPS managers..."    



This Article is From: www.amerisurv.com

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Monday, November 3, 2008

A look back at Sturgis 2006: American Motorcycles First-Day-of-Issue - August 7, 2006


"...rolled out of the Black Hills of South Dakota, Aug. 7, to kick-start the nation's premier motorcycle event - the 66th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally...."    



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Take a look at the "Runaway LLV" video over at "Your Postal Blog"


Click on over to Your Postal Blog and take a look at the Runaway LLV video at    



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Postal worker loses job over illegal disclosure


"...According to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Fazzary illegally told someone that their post office box was being monitored by the postmaster during an ongoing investigation...."    



This Article is From: www.stargazette.com

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Postal workers must not be made the scapegoat for losing political campaigns


"...Postal workers are honest, public servants who have no motive for delaying mail -- and would never risk their jobs by doing this. We are proud to protect the sanctity of the mail and serve the American public with every piece every day. I will point out to you that in many nation surveys the American public has voted that the Postal Service is the most trusted federal agency of all. Of that we are very proud.

Postal workers must not be made the scapegoat for losing political campaigns. We are not thieves but American citizens who are proud of their service every day...."    



This Article is From: weblogs.sun-sentinel.com

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Sunday, November 2, 2008

USPS Proposed Revisions to ELM Sections 512, 513 and 515 Appealed to Arbitration


"...The proposed revisions to subchapters 512 and 513 involve completion of PS Form 3971 through the Interactive Voice Response system (IVR) and the Enterprise Resource Management System (eRMD). Proposed changes to subchapter 515 involve the forwarding of documentation related to a request for FMLA to the FMLA Coordinator. The APWU's position is that Article 10, Section 2.A. of the CBA prohibits changes to ELM Chapter 510 that affect wages, hours or working conditions for the life of the Agreement...."    



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