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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Postal Inspectors Crack Down On Check Fraud Scheme


"...latest scam is the Mystery Shopper where an individual shops at a store and reports their experience in order to receive a reimbursement check..."    



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Monday, September 28, 2009

USPS rescue plan passes in House


"...The USPS expects the Senate to take up the matter on September 29, according to agency spokesperson Gerry McKiernan. That payment is due September 30...."    



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Friday, September 25, 2009

Incentive Would Offset OWCP Compensation


"...Postal employees on temporary total disability who are interested in applying for the $15,000 incentive should be aware of an opinion issued by the Office of Workers Compensation on Sept. 24:

According to the agency, the incentive would be offset by reduced payment of compensation under the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA). “The $15,000 amount will affect the amount of FECA (Federal Employees’ Compensation Act) compensation a claimant on total disability will be entitled to,” the Division of Federal Employees’ Compensation wrote [PDF].

However, compensation payments based ..."    



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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Union Address Concerns About Incentive Offer


"...To date, fewer than 21,000 employees have applied for the incentive or expressed interest, so there may be no reason for concern; however, in the event that the number of applicants reaches 25,000..."    



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The mailbox is for the mail -- and nothing else?


"...advantages we enjoy is a monopoly on the mailbox. No other courier may use the mailbox for delivery, nor can any other matter without proper postage be put in mailboxes...."    



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NEW YORK MAIL HANDLER’S ATTENTION TO DETAIL PROTECTS REVENUE

NEW YORK MAIL HANDLER’S ATTENTION TO DETAIL PROTECTS REVENUE

"...the mailing was intended for First-Class Mail service, though the postage statement indicated the customer had paid Standard Mail prices. The customer corrected the tray labels and paid the additional postage for the service it had requested. “What may have been an honest mistake could have cost the Postal Service thousands..."    



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Monday, September 21, 2009

Man questioned in shooting of Ohio letter carrier


"...53-year-old Daniel Kondas died Friday. Police in Maple Heights said he was shot in the head while on the job Thursday morning...."    



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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Misuse of mail boxes


Carriers report independent contractors using mailboxes without paying postage. Is the Post Office (USPS) enforcing revenue protection or just letting it slide?    



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Friday, September 18, 2009

CPI-W Increases 0.3 percent for August 2009


"...The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers
(CPI-W) decreased 1.9 percent over the last 12 months to an index
level of 211.156 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index increased
0.3 percent prior to seasonal adjustment...."    



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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

HR 22


"...The House of Representatives voted 388-32 on Sept. 15 to approve a measure that would provide the Postal Service relief for one year from a requirement to prefund retiree healthcare benefits from its operating budget...."    


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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Irrevocability of previously submitted retirement paperwork


A member of the FederalSoup Forum has shared his experience in retracting his postal service retirement paperwork and the impact of the "irrevocability" of such. Click over to the forum and read what he has to say.    



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2009 Early Out Incentive Option


"...Rumor Control...PLEASE READ: Don’t listen to rumors – just get informed. No employee is automatically retired or separated under the early out incentive option. All eligible employees who want to retire or separate MUST “opt in”, on their own, to the one-time incentive. “Opting in” means you accept the offer and make your decision known to the employer. “Opting in” is spelled out in the Early Out FAQS as well as any correspondence mailed to employees’ address of record. There is no automatic opting in by the employer on behalf of employees. This incentive is about personal choice and each eligible employee has the right to accept (opt in) or refute (do nothing) the offer. ..."    


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Monday, September 14, 2009

Incentive Offer Questions


A Federal Soup Community Forum Member brings up some very interesting questions relating to the recent incentive offer. In essence, the member questions what will happen if there are more people that take the offer than the postal service is willing to provide an incentive? Certainly something that makes a person say ...hmmm? Go to the forum and provide your thoughts on this subject and see what others have to say.  Go to page 16 of the post once you click on the link to read the question and scenario please.  


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U.S. Post Office sending farewell

"...Building 3648 was constructed in 1942 and served as a smoke munitions filling plant for the Army Chemical Corps' Huntsville Arsenal, which was adjacent to Redstone Arsenal during 1941-45. It became a post office in 1958. Newly-renovated building 3710 will become the new home for the U.S. Post Office and the Official Mail and Distribution Center. ..."    



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OIG KICKS OFF WORKERS’ COMP FRAUD CAMPAIGN


"...The campaign features a worker bragging about how he makes a “couple of extra bucks” while on workers’ comp, but is “too hurt” to work his postal job. To combat such abuse, the OIG campaign will include a paycheck stuffer with employees’ Sept. 18 pay stubs. A companion poster for workroom floor bulletin boards will follow. The campaign also includes a screensaver available today on all ACE computers...."    



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Friday, September 11, 2009

Remembering September 11, 2001

A great site with many good links on September 11, 2001, attacks.    



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USPS RESELLER PROGRAM BROADENS REACH


"...Resellers have negotiated prices for Express Mail and Priority Mail services with USPS, which allow them to offer USPS shipping services to their customers or their franchisees at prices that are lower than they could get on their own...."    



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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Read the latest 'Incentive Offer' Banter at FederalSoup.com


If you are retiring or contemplating retiring in order to draw the USPS incentive, you will want to visit FederalSoup.com and read what other postal employees have to say.    



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Sorting of large mail will be moved to Birmingham


"...The U.S. Postal Service is planning to move the sorting of Huntsville's large mail, including magazines and 8-by-10-inch envelopes, to Birmingham..."    



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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

USPS, RTD Promote Universal Health Care

Mail Truck, Bus Covered With Political Signs

"...“In my opinion it is a serious violation of the public trust,” said Hine. “When you see something like that you are immediately led to believe that both USPS and RTD are promoting this position as an organization and that is certainly not appropriate for public organizations.”..."    



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USPS Standby Time


"... The Postal Service says it has no choice but to use standby time because of its union contracts. Postal workers suspect otherwise. Some say they believe management wants them to resign in protest; others think the Postal Service will try to eliminate the no-layoff clause in the next round of contract talks slated for next year. “I think they’re trying to prove that they don’t need people..."    



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Sunday, September 6, 2009

Mail Processing Changes in Northern Alabama

"...One source says the change will slow the mail and force Huntsville workers to transfer..."    

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Warren postal carrier accused of hoarding 20,000 pieces of mail


"...The Warren post office had received complaints about undelivered mail along Stempnik's route in the 48091 ZIP code, according to an affidavit attached to a criminal complaint filed against Stempnik...."    



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FedEx & UPS challenged by USPS flat rates


"...the Postal Service is on to something here and might have found a path to increasing its market share taking away some business from its highly successful competitors. ..."    



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OIG Survey

USPS OIG is taking a Nationwide Wage Uniformity Survey. The focus is private-sector comparability in compensation. Please visit the survey and vote in support of "Postal compensation should exceed that of private sector equivalent jobs." We believe the Postal Service needs to attract the best qualified employees to perform the jobs in the most trusted organization in the world. Standards should be high for positions that assist in maintaining national security and communications throughout this great country, as well as the entire world.    


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