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Thursday, February 25, 2010

COLA Update


"...The CPI-W must rise above 644.303 before another COLA would be due. After the final month of the six-month measuring period, the seventh COLA under the 2006 National Agreement and the Operating Services Agreement..."    postal news



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USPS 2010 Summer Sale


"...Customers must have mailed more than 350,000 Standard Mail pieces in the baseline period of July 1 to Sept. 30, 2009. This covers about 3,525 customers, or 67% of Standard Mailers. Mail service providers (the printers and preparers that physically execute mail and give it to the USPS) are not eligible to aggregate volume on behalf of their customers. ..."    



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Does FedEx Fly US Postal Service Express Mail and Priority Mail?


Wikipedia says, "...In 2001, FedEx Express signed a 7-year contract to transport Express Mail and Priority Mail for the United States Postal Service. This contract allowed FedEx to place drop boxes at every USPS post office, and has recently been extended until September 2013. USPS continues to be the largest customer of FedEx Express. ..."    



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Plane May Have Lost Mail on Flight from Billings to Kalispell


"...A plane contracted by the U.S. Postal Service may have lost up to two bags of priority mail on a flight from Billings to Kalispell, totaling up to roughly 25 pounds of cargo...."    



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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Man Sentenced For Mailing Marijuana

Man Sentenced For Mailing Marijuana To Mercer County Home

"...will spend time behind bars for mailing more than two pounds of marijuana to an ex..."    



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Items stolen from Dale post office


"...US Post Office employees in Dale discovered Tuesday morning some mail and other items were stolen. The post office closed ..."    



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Eastern Carolina Post Office Under Investigation


"...The Postal Service's Office of Inspector General anticipates prosecution and disciplinary action taken once the..."    



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Alleged Ponzi scammer indicted for mail fraud


"...Accused Ponzi artist Richard Elkinson was indicted for mail fraud for allegedly stealing millions of dollars from 130 investors in an investment scheme, according to the US Attorney's Office in Boston...."    



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How a bold eBay scam was tracked to South Florida


"...``Whenever people would complain on eBay, he would continue to put them off and even blame the post office for the delay,'' said U.S. Postal Inspector Richard Koss, who led the investigation after the congressman's letter landed on his desk in Miramar...."    



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Hindus laud US Postal Service for Mother Teresa stamp and urge for Diwali stamp


"...USPS announcement says that Mother Teresa “had been a citizen of India since 1948” and she “served the sick and destitute of India and the world for nearly 50 years”. She is buried in Kolkata (India). ..."    



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January 2010 CPI-W


"...The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) increased for January 2010..."    



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Postal workers angry after dog attack case thrown out


"...action against the owners of two rottweilers which savaged a postman has been dropped. Charges against business tycoon Robert Stewart..."    



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Monday, February 22, 2010

Gun Gang Hits Fulham Post Office


"...Robbers wielding sawn off shotguns raided a Fulham Post Office (Feb 15) and assaulted a member of staff before making off with cash...."    



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Hampshire Collection of United States Postage Stamps


"...On Tuesday, Feb.23, Siegel will auction off the Hampshire Collection of United States stamps. Included in the sale are stamps ranging from the last half of the 19th century to the early 20th century...."    



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Postal worker denied benefits in gift card case


"...State records indicate Julie A. Salisbury was working as a clerk at the Mason City Post Office late last year when officials from Victoria's Secret complained that one person had redeemed an unusually large number of gift cards..."    



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Postal Company halts mail distribution due to discovery of parcel bomb


"...The Israel Postal Company's spokeswoman on Monday announced that the public will not be able to receive mail items at the postal office branches throughout the country, due to a suspicious..."    



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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Thanks to postal service employees


"...I want to express my appreciation to all of our letter carriers who came to work and went out to try to make deliveries in conditions that kept many of their customers home. My appreciation also goes out to those who work in Post Offices and our mail processing facilities. -Dr. Joshua D. Colin..."    



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Friday, February 19, 2010

Postal workers picket outside Industry center


"...picketed Thursday in front of the Industry Processing and Distribution Center. The U.S. Postal Service, under pressure to trim its budget..."    



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Private postal group beefs up service


"...DX Group, the only private postal company not beholden to another carrier for delivery of items, has beefed up its next-day service – SecureDX..."    



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Anthrax Mail Case Closed


"...The letters were sent to lawmakers and news organizations as the nation reeled in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Postal facilities, U.S. Capitol buildings and private offices were shut for inspection and cleaning..."    



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Letter carrier stung by swarm of bees in Phoenix


"...A letter carrier was stung multiple times while on his route. Firefighters say the man..."    



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Fire Damages Letter Carriers Retirement Community

Fire Damages Apartments in Nalcrest

"...Nalcrest is a letter carriers retirement community south of State Road 60. According to its Web site, it has 500 ground-floor, garden-style apartments, arranged in 66 clusters of four to 10 units...."    



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Postal Office Lobby Recycling Effort Expanding


"...A major part of the USPS' drive to "leave a green footprint," the Post Office Box Lobby Recycling program will be expanded to include 8,064 Post Offices nationwide, an increase of 2,435 Post Offices since the project began in 2005. The Post Office Box Lobby Recycling program encourages Post Office..."    



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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Pot charges dropped, political charges still run high


"...After Monday's court hearing, Woerpel, a postal worker known in Hammond circles as "The Mailman," revealed the charges resulted in the U.S. Postal Service suspending him without pay. ..."    



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Postal Rumors- Another Early Retirement Offer?


NEW VERA, ANY CHANCE ??? Who knows! Point your browser to Federal Soup and follow the conversation.    



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Millville crime log includes sweet-toothed thief, attack on postal carrier


"...A U.S. Postal Service carrier reported Thursday that he was assaulted while making a delivery on the 600 block of Dock Street at around 10:30 a.m..."    



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Amy Fox Reports Fake, Armed Post Office Robbery To 911 To Cover Up Her Own ...


"...story was made up to cover up Fox's own year of stealing from the Post Office in question. ..."    



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Postal Service employee accused of embezzling $13,960


"...“The general public can rest assured that the integrity and delivery of their mail remains the highest priority for the Postal Service,” said Gleisner. “Of the thousands of employees who work for the Postal Service, sadly it takes only one or two to tarnish our integrity.”..."    



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Monday, February 15, 2010

Obama: Won’t Cut Postal Service Or Hike Worker Tab

"...President Obama has unveiled a budget for the U.S. Postal Service that would keep six-day mail service and not require increases in worker contributions to health-care coverage, pleasing postal unions that have fought cutbacks at the agency...."    



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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Amy Bishop at time of 1993 mail bomb investigation


"...The woman accused of killing three colleagues at the University of Alabama in Huntsville was a suspect in a 1993 attempted mail bombing, according to a report by The Boston Globe...."    



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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Work Hours Reduction Far Greater Than Mail Volume Decline

Parcel shipping: USPS reports fiscal first quarter loss of $297 million

"...fiscal 2009, USPS said it reduced work hours for the first quarter by more than 28 million, or the equivalent of 15,800 full-time employees. Work-hour reductions are being achieved through continued efficiency improvements and matching workloads to lower mail volumes, and in many categories, the USPS said it has gone beyond savings attributable only to lower volumes. As an example it cited how first quarter volumes declined 8.9 percent, while mail processing hours were driven down by more than 14 percent...."    



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Monday, February 8, 2010

Obama: Postal Privatization a ‘Bad Idea’

"...private companies would not want responsibility for the other services that the Postal Service provides, such as delivering a postcard to a remote area.

The USPS provides universal service, the president said, and private companies would not. ..."    



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Workshare-discount afforded large mailers

A Surprising Example of the Depth of Deception

"...Federal law requires uniform postal rates. No matter where you are mailing to or from, “uniform rates” means that the cost should the same. The workshare-discount charade pretends that the cost that would be incurred by the Postal Service is forgiven if the work is performed prior to depositing it in the mail stream.

But the union’s secretaries affixed a barcode to my letters, and they entered the USPS mail processing system without any responsibility by the Postal Service to perform any sorting other than the walk sequence of the letter carrier. The cost of the work that the APWU secretaries performed is not 10.5 cents, the discount afforded large mailers; it is zero...."    



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Schneider: Former USPS workers say bullying a part of its culture


"...Regarding tensions at the U.S. Postal Service ......"    



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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Post Office Attempting Snowy Deliveries On Saturday


"...a release issued by the US Postal Service, mail carriers will be attempting to make deliveries where (streets) are safe and passable. If carriers do not have access, they may return later in the day to..."    



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Monday, February 1, 2010

Franklin County Mistakenly Sends Drugs In With Taxes


"...Missouri man is answering questions from police after apparently mailing a bag of drugs to the Franklin County Assessor's office along with his tax forms...."    



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Woman gets jail time for mailing drugs to local prison


"...A St. Paul woman is getting jail time for trying to smuggle cocaine into the Stillwater prison using the mail...."    



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Michael Douglas's Son Mailing Meth


"...arrested for mailing 215 grams of methamphetamine to a P.O. box of a government informant...."    



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$50K Reward Offered In Post Office Robbery


"...Inspectors from the U.S. Postal Service are offering a sizeable reward for clues about who robbed a mail truck driver..."    



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Postal worker faces forgery counts


"...A U.S. Postal Service employee was arrested Thursday after federal investigators said she forged hospital excuse slips to justify paid sick days she received...."    



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Postal inspectors intercept second package of pot


"...An Urbana man who's in jail on a cannabis trafficking charge is in more hot water with authorities after a second shipment of cannabis addressed to his home arrived in town this week...."    



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Postal Worker Robbed Of Postal Bags


"...FAYETTE COUNTY, Ga. -- A postal employee was robbed of three postal bags shortly after 7 p.m. Friday in Fayetteville and now a $25,000 reward is being offered for information about the crime...."    



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Galapagos island relies on travelers to deliver the mail


"...Instead of stamps and postmen, the Galapagos isle relies on a barrel and the kindness of travelers to move its mail..."    



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