Other Links: USPS Unscheduled Leave Call-In Number     File a mail complaint     USPS Employment Verification

The Latest Postal News

Monday, December 30, 2013

Alabama mail processing plant consolidations causing delayed and late mail; Issue being addressed says Birmingham Postmaster

Birmingham Post Master addresses late mail delivery

"...Allison says over the past few months, even more zip codes have been added to the Birmingham plant. "During the time of the post office right now we've been doing some consolidations. So we've consolidated Huntsville plant into the Birmingham plant here. ..."    


This Article is From: www.abc3340.com
Read our latest posts! .

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Watch UPS Tetris In 24-Hour Holiday Delivery Time-Lapse

Watch UPS Tetris In 24-Hour Holiday Delivery Time-Lapse




Reference: http://www.animalnewyork.com/2013/watch-ups-tetris-24-hour-holiday-delivery-time-lapse/

.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Manhattan post office robbed by postal worker

Postal worker arrested for robbing Manhattan post office at knifepoint

"...pulled a knife on two women who were closing up a Washington Heights post office Tuesday, law enforcement officials say. Sable fled with about $2,000 and was arrested several hours later...."    


This Article is From: www.nydailynews.com
Read our latest posts! .

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

IG says Postal Service not ready for increase in package volume over next 4 years

USPS not ready for increase in package volume over next 4 years, IG says

"...If the Postal Service can't handle the higher volume, it will have long term financial implications as well since potential patrons could choose another delivery source, the report says...."    


This Article is From: www.fiercegovernment.com
Read our latest posts! .

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Postal Service volume so heavy they are even processing mail on Sunday

Postal Service works on Sunday to clear holiday backlog

"...For the first time ever, post offices in Dallas, Forth Worth, and Arlington were open and processing mail on a Sunday...."    


This Article is From: www.wfaa.com
Read our latest posts! .

Thursday, December 12, 2013

NJI Postal Mail Facility Fire; Small Amount of Mail Damaged

Some packages damaged in fire at NJ postal center

"...Postal Service spokesman George Flood says employees were evacuated when the fire began in a mail processing machine at the New Jersey International & Network Distribution Center..."    


This Article is From: www.philly.com
Read our latest posts! .

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Mail sorting delays raise concerns in Alaska community

Mail sorting raises concerns in Alaska community

"...U.S. Postal Service spokesman Ernie Swanson said Ketchikan's sorting equipment gave out and it's not practical to replace it right now...."    


This Article is From: www.newsobserver.com
Read our latest posts! .

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

New Mail-Sorting Process Causing Unnecessary Delays in Alaska

New Mail-Sorting Process Causing Unnecessary Delays in Ketchikan

"... The result is that my office has received numerous complaints from local governments and businesses concerned about timely delivery of bills and receipt of payments for taxes, utilities, goods, and services.” “I would urge you to review the decision to fly Ketchikan-bound mail hundreds of miles from Ketchikan to Juneau and back to Ketchikan..."    


This Article is From: www.sitnews.us
Read our latest posts!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Postal Service expecting a higher than normal mail volume on Mondays...

Holiday Rush: USPS Announces Sunday Processing, Deliveries

"...The USPS is expecting a higher than normal mail volume on Mondays during the holidays “Normally, we do not cancel and process mail on Sundays, but we are expecting our local mail volume to increase from about..."    


This Article is From: fox8.com
Read our latest posts! .

Friday, December 6, 2013

Staffing problems at Skagway post office in Alaska being addressed

Juneau postal clerks brought in to help with Skagway mail

"...sent a couple clerks from Juneau to help ease staffing problems at the Skagway post office...."    


This Article is From: www.adn.com
Read our latest posts! .

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Vote Delayed on Bill That Would Alter Postal Employee Health Care Plan and Other Major Postal Changes

Vote Delayed on Reform Effort

"...provisions in the 2013 Postal Reform Act that would restructure its health care plan, shift to a six-day package / five-day mail delivery model..."    


This Article is From: www.fedweek.com
Read our latest posts! .

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Postal Service puts workers in danger with late deliveries

USPS puts workers in danger

"...The plant closures have resulted in increased travel times, with mail taking longer to get to local post offices and pushing back carrier start times from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Once the mail arrives at local offices, there are now fewer clerks to sort the mail to routes and fewer carriers to cover existing and vacant routes, resulting in many carriers working shifts of more than 12 hours, and well into the evening hours...."    


This Article is From: socialistworker.org
Read our latest posts! .

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Why are postal carriers subjected to "after dark' deliveries in these dangerous times?

Postal Workers Worried About Safety After Dark
"...darkness and later starts – because of slower processing due to facility consolidations – means carriers are on the streets well after dark. “There were several carriers still on the street after 10 o’clock ..."    

This Article is From: cbslocal.com
Read our latest posts! .

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Alabama mail processing plant consolidation allegedly causing mail delays

Mail carriers apologize for late delivery

"...“Our trucks have been late from Birmingham,” Cheatham said. “The Postal Service has consolidated Huntsville and Tuscaloosa in Birmingham, and they haven’t been able to work all the load.” As of 10:45 a.m. Thursday, Cheatham said the Alexander City Post Office had yet to receive its Birmingham mail shipment. ..."    


This Article is From: www.alexcityoutlook.com
Read our latest posts! .

Postal mail carrier shot dead while delivering mail

U.S. Postal Service worker fatally shot in Prince George’s County

"...A U.S. Postal Service mail carrier was shot and killed Saturday night while on his rounds..."    


This Article is From: www.washingtonpost.com
Read our latest posts! .

Texas actress accused of mailing ricin-laced letters gets plea deal

Woman accused of mailing ricin to Obama gets plea deal

"...A Texas actress accused of mailing ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has reached a plea deal with federal..."    


This Article is From: www.chicagotribune.com
Read our latest posts! .

Friday, November 22, 2013

Celebrate the Holy Day of Gingerbread House

USPS ad for ‘holiday stamps’ omits Christmas — includes Kwanzaa, Hanukkah
2013 Christmas Stamp
USPS.com
"..recent U.S. Postal Service advertisement to sell “holiday stamps” curiously omitted a Christmas or Christian-themed message, yet included portrayals of Hanukkah and Kwanzaa....."    

This Article is From: www.washingtontimes.com
Read our latest posts! .

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Stamp collectors and the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee riled over stamp choice

Harry Potter stamp riles Postal Service panel, traditional stamp collectors

"...The dispute caps more than a year of friction between the Postal Service and the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee, named by the postmaster general to help make sure that the Amer­ican experience is properly ­portrayed. ..."    


This Article is From: www.washingtonpost.com
Read our latest posts! .

Monday, November 18, 2013

Holiday Gift Idea: Melissa & Doug Stamp and Sort Mailbox


www.amazon.com
www.amazon.com
"...Get the Melissa & Doug Stamp and Sort MailboxMelissa & Doug Stamp and Sort Mailbox for your younger children. A great learning toy! Enjoy the thrill of receiving personal mail every day with this wooden mailbox activity set. With 6 letters and 6 removable stamps, it’s fun to sort the mail into the mailbox, and then open the door with the wooden key for special delivery. ..."    

This Article is From: www.amazon.com
Read our latest posts! .

Friday, November 15, 2013

Internet is providing increased revenue opportunities for the United States Postal Service

Congressional fiasco is the lone black mark for the Postal Service

"...The Postal Service has an operating profit through the first three quarters of fiscal 2013. The agency — which gets no taxpayer money, instead generating its own revenue by selling stamps — has earned $330 million more this year than..."    

This Article is From: www.mydesert.com Read our latest posts! .

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Who says mail volume is down? USPS expects record holiday for mail

U.S. Postal Service Predicts Record Holiday — FedEx and UPS Will Shine
"...The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) expects to ship 15 billion pieces of mail and packages between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve. USPS management claims this will be a record. The number represents a surge of 12% from last year...."    
This Article is From: 247wallst.com Read our latest posts! .

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Postal Highway Contract Route (HCR) contractors overpaid for fuel to the tune of $61.5 Million, says IG

Postal Service Overpaid Truckers $61.5 Million for Their Gas

"...According to the inspector general, the Postal Service failed to identify fuel overpayments by contractors on Highway Contract Routes (HCR), which covers more than 17,000 drivers...."    

This Article is From: freebeacon.com Read our latest posts! .

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Important dates for the 2013 HQ & Field Consolidation/Closing

Important dates for the 2013 HQ & Field Consolidation/Closing

"...Qualified employee selections will be made during this period for the 10/15 – 10/30 job postings. Job applicants will be informed in the usual manner if they were or were not selected for the position. On November 29, 2013, VER applicants complete the Acknowledgement of Irrevocability and Application for Immediate Retirement, and send to the HRSSC (Human Resources Shared Service Center) per instructions provided in the offering packet. After your forms are received at the HRSSC (must be received no later than 8:30 PM EST on November 29, 2013) you will be mailed additional forms required to complete the retirement process and information needed to schedule your retirement information session. Proof of mailing is recommended (for example, delivery confirmation) when submitting your application within seven (7) days of the irrevocability date. ..."    

This information is From: LiteBlue at https://liteblue.usps.gov/humanresources/organizationalchanges/oc_2013_consolidationclosing_aag.shtml? Read our latest posts! .

Monday, November 4, 2013

Make 'Mad $tacks' off of USPS real estate

Dianne Feinstein Delivers Postal Profits to Hubby

"... in light of the rumored Feinstein & Blum U.S. Postal Service deal — were apparently made in vain. Therefore, I will now urge my grandchildren to comprehensively study just one book, How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie, hire a great photographer for those close-up moments, and prepare to receive unimagined riches. ..."    

This Article is From: townhall.com Read our latest posts! .

Friday, November 1, 2013

2013 North Pole Postmark for you

2013 North Pole Postmark

"...Feel free to copy our 2013 North Pole Postmark and Christmas Cancellation for your..."    

This Article is From: northpolepostmarkcancellation2013.blogspot.com
Read our latest posts! .

Monday, October 28, 2013

Going Postal: U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein's husband sells post offices to his friends, cheap.

Going Postal: U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein's husband sells post offices to his friends, cheap.

Going Postal: U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein's husband sells post offices to his friends, cheap.
Going Postal... (Amazon)
"...Peter Byrne’s e-book, Going Postal: U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein's husband sells post offices to his friends, cheap. National award-winning investigative journalist Peter Byrne reports that the husband of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein of California has been selling post offices at bargain basement prices—often to his own business partners. Richard C. Blum is the chairman of CBRE Group Inc., the largest commercial real estate firm in the world. In 2011, the Postal Service awarded Blum's company an exclusive contract to sell off postal real estate in cities and towns across America. Byrne's in-depth investigation details the many apparent conflicts of interests driving the CBRE deals. It brings to light a scathing government audit of Blum's contract that is being ignored by the Obama administration. The investigation reveals how Senator Feinstein pressured the Postmaster General to stop a postal construction project, and to favor the interests of a developer working with her husband's firm. Byrne explains why the Post Office is not really broke and how powerful forces on Capitol Hill are angling to franchise the U.S. Mail monopoly. We learn that the post office executives in charge of Blum's contract have been up to a financial shenanigans of their own. This is first class investigative reporting on a vital issue of the day that you will not find anywhere else...."    
This Article is From: www.amazon.com Read our latest posts! .

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Rare Opportunity: Only 100 sheets of special 'corrected' 2013 Inverted Jenny stamps printed

Inverted Jenny Stamp - with a possible rare surprise
"...The Postal Service announced that it has additionally printed 100 additional sheets of stamps of the recently issued Inverted Jenny stamp but with the plane flying right-side up. These very limited edition stamps were circulated with the recent issue of the most famous “misprinted” stamp. Customers who have recently purchased the new Inverted Jenny stamp could have a very limited edition of the famous stamp...."    
This Article is From: Inverted Jenny Read our latest posts! .

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Gang member threatened mail carrier for walking in “his alley”

Gang member faces 20-plus years in prison for shooting of North Hill woman

"...pulled a gun on a U.S. Postal Service mail carrier and threatened to shoot him for walking in “his alley.” Police recovered the gun used in that incident, tested it and identified it as the gun used in the woman’s shooting...."    

This Article is From: www.ohio.com Read our latest posts! .

Friday, October 18, 2013

Plan: Make Postal Service look worse than it is. It should appear like “the USPS is obsolete and doomed...

US Postal Service Privatization: The Dark Side

"...A recent article in the Huffington Post discusses an American Enterprise Institute (AEI) plan, written in 2011. According to the article, the AEI plan is to make USPS look worse than it is. It should appear like “the USPS is obsolete and doomed..."    

This Article is From: www.theepochtimes.com Read our latest posts! .

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Meth Mail: drug bust

Otsego woman arrested after U.S. Postal Service finds meth in the mail
Meth
"...from Vallejo, Calif., a known source location for narcotics, the complaint said. After a K-9 inspection revealed the package had narcotics, a federal search warrant was obtained and inspectors found about seven ounces or 200 grams of crystal methamphetamine..."    
This Article is From: www.mlive.com Read our latest posts! .

Friday, October 11, 2013

USPS recommended military mailing dates holiday 2013

USPS recommended military mailing dates holiday 2013

Article Title: USPS recommended military mailing dates holiday 2013

2013 Military Mailing Dates
2013 Holiday Mailing Dates (USPS)
The United States Postal Service has announced the recommended military mailing dates for the 2013 holiday season. You will also find valuable tips for addressing the package properly. You can find this information here.
Reference: USPS

Read our latest posts! .

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

APWU Elects New President

Dimondstein Wins Presidency

"...Mark Dimondstein was elected the new president of the American Postal Workers Union in a hotly-contested race that ended Oct. 7. His “Members First” team won most of the offices they sought, defeating incumbents. ..."    

This Article is From: www.apwu.org Read our latest posts! .

Monday, October 7, 2013

Postal Service selling postal properties through CBRE at far less than assessed values

Nader to Feinstein: Stop the USPS Sell Off

"...Going Postal: U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein’s Husband Sells Post Offices to His Friends, Cheap. In his letter, Nader highlights a number of troubling issues raised by Byrne, including that in the first two years of CBRE’s contract with USPS, it sold 52 postal properties at $66 million less than their assessed value...."    

This Article is From: www.corporatecrimereporter.com Read our latest posts! .

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Postal Service 'issues' $16.7M contract to FedCentric Technologies LLC

FedCentric Technologies LLC is awarded a $16.7M contract with the United States Postal Service

"...The US Postal Service has issued a contract to FedCentric Technologies LLC to deliver a High Density Supercomputing (HDSC©) solution including Silicon Graphics International high density hardware platforms and FedCentric Technologies products & professional services to provide high availability and expanded functionality to the Transactional Record Processor (TRP) system...."    

This Article is From: www.prnewswire.com Read our latest posts! .

Friday, October 4, 2013

Led by Darrell Issa: The destruction of the U.S. Postal service ...and all things governmental

GOP’s newest target: The postal service

"...The government itself wasn't enough. Now, led by Darrell Issa, the right wants to go after your mail delivery ..."    

This Article is From: www.salon.com Read our latest posts! .

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Man in postal worker killings physically restrained and removed from a Memphis courtroom

Outburst at Man's Hearing in Postal Worker Deaths

"...charged with killing two Tennessee postal workers had to be physically restrained and removed from a Memphis courtroom after..."    

This Article is From: abcnews.go.com Read our latest posts! .

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Rain, sleet, snow or government shutdown, the Postal Service continues to deliver mail

USPS, WIC, VA Offices Still Open

"...Offices of the USPS are also operating normally, despite the federal government shutdown...."    

This Article is From: www.staceypageonline.com Read our latest posts! .

Monday, September 30, 2013

PMG working hard to pull postal workers out of Federal Health Benefits Program

USPS says overhauling health benefits key to postal reform

"... However, the Office of Personnel Management is concerned about how the Postal Service's planned exit would affect the FEHBP, which OPM manages. Jonathan Foley, OPM's director of planning and policy analysis, said the overall impact would be about a 2 percent increase in costs per enrollee. But he testified Postal Service's withdrawal from the federal health system would have a larger impact on those plans with a heavy presence of postal employees. ..."    

This Article is From: www.federalnewsradio.com Read our latest posts! .

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Privatizing the Postal Service is not a good idea

Don't privatize USPS yet

"...Although delivering mail may not turn a profit, it is a valuable public service. The Postal Service delivers 40 percent of the world’s cards and letters, according to the Center for American Progress. Sending letters, though less common today, is far from obsolete. Spending a small amount of tax money to keep the postal service afloat is not automatically a bad idea...."    

This Article is From: washingtontimes.com Read our latest posts! .

Friday, September 27, 2013

More Mail Delays

Mail fail: Local newspaper steamed up over USPS delays

"... ongoing cutbacks at the U.S. Postal Service have been delaying the arrival of the paper in subscribers' mailboxes by as much as several days...."    

This Article is From: www.watershedpost.com Read our latest posts! .

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

First class stamps going up, what about standard bulk mail rates?

USPS proposes raising stamp price by 3 cents in new year

"...The United States Postal Service said Wednesday that it has proposed increasing the price of first-class mail to 49 cents from 46 cents, beginning in January..."    

This Article is From: www.nbcnews.com Read our latest posts! .

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

William H. Gross Stamp Gallery at National Postal Museum

Its Main Mission: Forever Stamps

"... the gallery’s 12,000 square feet are devoted to a single object that seems on the brink of extinction: the postage stamp. ..."    

This Article is From: www.nytimes.com Read our latest posts! .

Monday, September 23, 2013

Postal Service says it's broke, but spending $42 million on one facility renovation

What is going on with the U.S. Postal Service? Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe says By mid-October 2013, the Postal Service projects it will have a cash balance on hand of approximately five days of average daily expenses. The aforementioned article claims the Postal Service will be broke by November 2013, yet in one of many examples, evidence seems to run counter to that claim. Specifically, while the USPS is shuttering and consolidating mail processing facilities across the nation, they are at the same time allocating money to renovate and even expand others. For example, Korte is to begin $42 Million design-build construction For a USPS Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC) in Houston. This is after claiming the urgent need to close or consolidate facilities due to excess floor space and mail processing equipment sitting idle too much. This tends to give more validity to the perception that the USPS has manufactured a crisis to assist in lowering wages and benefits of workers, thus making it easier to privatize profitable portions of the USPS.    

This Article is From: Postal Newsgroup Read our latest posts! .

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Tim Costello top 3 'District Manager of Year' (PCC recognition)

Tim Costello
Tim Costello
Postal Customer Council recognizes Tim Costello top 3 'District Manager of Year'
"...This year Timothy R. Costello, District Manager, Alabama District, is the recipient of the "PCC District Manager of the Year" Bronze Award. The Greater Birmingham PCC nominated Costello, citing his "outstanding leadership by example --- critical to the Alabama District, the Postal Service, and its customers." Costello competed with District Managers across the nation...."    
This Article is From: www.wsfa.com Read our latest posts! .

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Early retirement offer for 15,000+ Postal Service managers and supervisors

Postal Service: Almost 16K EAS employees eligible for early-out

"...Under the standard federal package, employees can retire early if they are at least 50 years old with a minimum of 20 years’ service or at any age with at least 25 years’ service...."    

This Article is From: federaltimes.com Read our latest posts! .

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Illicit Marijuana mailers prefer Postal Service Express Mail

Postal investigators target drug trade through U.S. mail

"...a local postal inspector, wrote in a recent court filing that Express Mail, in particular, has been used to ship narcotics. “The use of Express Mail is favored because of the reliability, speed and relatively low cost of this service..."    

This Article is From: theadvocate.com Read our latest posts! .

Thursday, September 12, 2013

AFL-CIO resolves to prevent destruction of the Postal Service

AFL-CIO Adopts Pro-Postal Resolution

"...These destructive bills (H.R. 2748 and S. 1486) also pose a dire threat to the pensions and health benefits of postal employees by interfering with the postal collective bargaining process that has worked so well for more than 40 years.”..."    

This Article is From: www.apwu.org Read our latest posts! .

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Remembering 9/11

Remembering 9/11
National Geographic remembers 9/11    
This Article is From: www.nationalgeographic.com Read our latest posts! .

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

How much of our public domain will turn into private fortunes?

Scam Alert! Press Sleeps Through the Great Post Office Fire Sale

"... History is repeating itself today with the nation's postal service, and much of the press is asleep at the wheel. ..."    

This Article is From: www.alternet.org Read our latest posts! .

Monday, September 9, 2013

Federal jobs: postal work is by far the most dangerous

Most dangerous jobs: Postal work tops list among federal civilian positions

"...For a workforce of about 2.1 million, that works out to roughly one fatality for every 39,000 employees..."    

This Article is From: www.federaltimes.com Read our latest posts! .

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Postal Service early retirement offer may be coming for 1,000's of executives, postmasters, and other managers

Big early-out offer may be coming at USPS

"...The U.S. Postal Service is poised to offer early retirement to thousands of executives, postmasters, and other managers, according to the National Association of Postal Supervisors (NAPS)...."    

This Article is From: www.federaltimes.com Read our latest posts! .

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Have any idea which direction the findings of this 'private-sector' report will lean? Assault on America's working class continues

Postal Service IG Puts Retirement and Leave Benefits Under the Microscope

"...The USPS’ inspector general posted the requests on the FedBizOpps, asking for a supplier with “subject matter expertise” to develop a report that compares the Postal Service’s leave and paid holiday program and retirement benefits to those offered by “major private-sector companies.”..."    

This Article is From: www.govexec.com Read our latest posts! .

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Postal Service claims alleged harassment was not sufficiently severe or pervasive and did not create an abusive working environment

US postal worker claims 'acting manager' repeatedly harassed her

"... In a pre- hearing statement from the post office, the agency states it will prove Colon cannot establish a case of discrimination and that the alleged harassment was not sufficiently severe or pervasive and did not create an abusive working environment...."    

This Article is From: www.wtvm.com Read our latest posts! .

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

More discounts for big mailers

U.S. Postal Service shops around price break on product samples

"...The nation's mail delivery service is offering companies a discount to send consumers product samples through the mail. ..."    

This Article is From: www.washingtontimes.com Read our latest posts! .

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Postal Service pays up after initially denying insurance claim

Local soldier reimbursed after Postal Service denied the claim

"...Initially, the Post Office wouldn't pay Rider's insurance claim for the stolen DVD's, until an investigation was conducted by NewsCenter 16...."    

This Article is From: www.wndu.com Read our latest posts! .

Monday, August 26, 2013

Postal worker killed in accident while pulling into work

US Postal Service worker killed in South Los Angeles rear-end crash "...Investigators say the victim was pulling into work, when he was rear-ended by a 2001 Chevy Monte Carlo that was estimated to be going 95 mph...."    
This Article is From: abclocal.go.com Read our latest posts! .

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Postal Service proposal to shift more costs to postal workers and to weaken Medicare

GAO: USPS Healthcare Plan Would Hurt Medicare, Postal Workers

"...The Postal Service’s proposal to take postal workers out of the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program would weaken Medicare and would result in reduced coverage and increased costs for postal workers. ..."    

This Article is From: www.apwu.org Read our latest posts! .

Friday, August 23, 2013

Postal worker input requested in IG review of employee conference costs and amenities: Were they appropriate?

Inspector general begins probe of Postal Service conferences

"...The Postal Service inspector general’s office has requested input from USPS employees, asking whether they feel conference costs and amenities were appropriate. Postal workers can submit comments through a page on the agency’s Web site...."    

This Article is From: www.washingtonpost.com Read our latest posts! .

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Article: Postal Service cuts are creating a slowed-down mail system

Postal bill draws protests in U.S. cities

"...Issa’s bill comes on top of sweeping postal actions in the last year that have closed 30 percent of mail processing plants; reduced hours by 25 percent to 75 percent in half of all post offices; put 10 percent of post offices up for sale; subcontracted trucking and mail handling; cut thousands of mail routes; and eliminated 60,000 postal jobs. The cuts are creating a slowed-down mail system...."    

This Article is From: www.workers.org Read our latest posts! .

Postal Service wants to remove employees from the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program

USPS Plan to Pull Out of Fed Health Benefits Could Cost Postal Workers

"...it would likely put postal workers at risk of paying higher premiums, incurring more out-of-pocket costs and receiving less insurance coverage for a variety of procedures...."    

This Article is From: www.govexec.com Read our latest posts! .

Monday, August 19, 2013

APWU COLA increase

$937 Cost-of-Living Raise Set for September

"...Career APWU members will receive a $937 annual increase in pay in September, APWU President Cliff Guffey has announced...."    

This Article is From: www.apwu.org Read our latest posts! .

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

UPS cargo plane crashes on approach to Birmingham airport - two dead

UPS jet crashes, 2 dead

"...BIRMINGHAM, Alabama— The pilot and co-pilot of a large UPS cargo plane were killed today when it crashed and burst into flames on approach to the airport in Birmingham, Alabama...."    

This Article is From: www.chicagotribune.com Read our latest posts! .

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

eBay tracking number problem on packages sent via USPS

eBay Aware of Problem with USPS Tracking Numbers

"...eBay is aware of a problem impacting tracking numbers on packages sent via USPS that is causing consternation among buyers and sellers. Last week sellers began reporting that the tracking numbers the postal service issued on their shipments were showing delivery dates from last fall, a glitch in which the USPS or their shipping partners appear to be recycling tracking numbers. ..."    

This Article is From: www.ecommercebytes.com Read our latest posts! .

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Merchants skeptical of Postal Service alcohol delivery concept

U.S. Postal Service Alcohol Delivery Idea Criticized By Merchants "...such an option would likely help boost sales, because craft beer is a luxury item, which people are willing to pay a premium for, even if that includes shipping fees...."    
This Article is From: www.huffingtonpost.com Read our latest posts! .

Friday, August 9, 2013

Carper removes provision from his bill authorizing Postal Service buyout incentives

Senators Introduce Postal Reform Bill With Bipartisan Support
"...The overhaul would place a two-year moratorium on current closures planned for processing plants, as well as the accompanying termination of overnight delivery. Carper opted to strip a provision from his last bill authorizing the Postal Service to offer buyout incentives to employees, aides said, simply because it has the resources to do so without explicit congressional authority<...."    
This Article is From: www.govexec.com Read our latest posts! .

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

IG says Postal Service needs to use social media to improve customer engagement

USPS could better utilize social media to improve customer service, IG says

postal news blog
Postal news blog
"...The Postal Service could better engage customers by utilizing blogs and other social media and analyzing customer comments..."    
This Article is From: www.fiercegovernment.com Read our latest posts! .

Patriots protesting sale of their post office warned ...

Berkeley: Post office warns protest campers

"..."Our plan is to stay here in direct defense of the post office," said retired postal worker David Welsh, who has camped on the steps since July 24. "We're saying this is our public commons. It belongs to the people and should not be sold off to private interests."..."    

This Article is From: www.contracostatimes.com Read our latest posts! .

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Postal bill would put postal retirees in Medicare plans instead of current Federal Employees Health Benefit Plan (FEHBP)

Pension, health care changes key to Senate postal reform plan

"...A new health plan would be created to address the needs of retirees enrolled in Medicare parts A and B. Some of these employees now pay for full Medicare and Federal Employees Health Benefit Plan (FEHBP) coverage. Those postal retirees not enrolled in Medicare would be able to do so without being penalized. ..."    

This Article is From: www.federalnewsradio.com Read our latest posts! .

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Article I, Section 8, Clause 7 of the United States Constitution, known as the Postal Clause [Wikipedia]

Postal Clause

"...The Clause has been construed to give Congress the enumerated power to designate mail routes and construct or designate post offices, with the implied authority to carry, deliver, and regulate the mails of the United States as a whole. An early controversy was whether Congress had the power to actually build post roads and post offices, or merely designate which lands and roads were to be used for this purpose, and to what extent that power could be delegated to the Postmaster General.[5] The U.S. Supreme Court construed the power narrowly during the early part of the 19th century, holding that the power consisted mostly of designation of roads and sites, but gradually gave way later on, allowing appropriation of land for postal purposes.[..."    

This Article is From: wikipedia.org Read our latest posts! .

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Postal Service delivery slowing as mail distribution plants closed and consolidated

USPS addresses delivery complaints

"...After the closure of the East Texas Processing and Distribution Center near Tyler, bulk mailers began reporting the loss of customers related to slow delivery times on time-sensitive material like newspapers and advertisements...."    

This Article is From: www.bullardnews.com Read our latest posts! .

Monday, July 29, 2013

Postal Service offers NFC discounts to marketers

USPS offers NFC discounts

"...Postal Service is offering marketers a 2% discount if they incorporate NFC, 2D barcodes or augmented reality in their direct mail campaigns..."    

This Article is From: www.nfcworld.com Read our latest posts! .

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Issa bill to prohibit negotiating protections against layoffs for postal workers and much more

Oversight Panel Approves Postal Reform Bill Ending Saturday Delivery

"...the revised version would prohibit postal unions and management from negotiating protections against layoffs in future contracts; increase health insurance costs; limit collective-bargaining rights; close post offices, stations, and branches; consolidate plants; and privatize operations...."    

This Article is From: www.govexec.com Read our latest posts! .

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

An Outrage!! Postal Service wants to move mail delivery to 'Cluster Boxes'

GOP's Issa, US Postal Service Plan End to Home Delivery "...the agency is working toward a more "centralized delivery" approach in which residents pick up their mail from a mailbox at the curb or at clusters of mailboxes within their neighborhoods...."    
This Article is From: www.newsmax.com Read our latest posts! .

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Postal Service reorganization causing overtime to soar

Audit criticizes $65,000-plus in overtime for 7 Iowa postal workers

"...the use of overtime at the Urbandale facility as necessary to meet an increased workload created by the Postal Service’s ongoing reorganization...."    

This Article is From: www.desmoinesregister.com Read our latest posts! .

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Royal Mail workers union rejects 8.6 per cent pay offer

Royal Mail union rejects 8.6% pay deal 'laden with conditions'

"..."Only a year ago the government and Moya Greene promised postal workers that their pensions were secure - now they have reneged on their promise and postal workers' pensions are again under attack. For the company to present this as some kind of benefit linked to a pay offer is scandalous. This is daylight robbery of a further £2 billion of pension scheme assets being used to subsidise privatisation.”..."    

This Article is From: www.cipd.co.uk Read our latest posts! .

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Cummings’ bill would grant USPS authority to offer buyout incentives

House Democrat’s New Postal Reform Bill Finds Some Common Ground

"...Cummings’ bill would also grant USPS the authority to offer buyout incentives through 2016 -- providing voluntarily separated employees with $25,000 or an extra one-to-two years of credited service...."    

This Article is From: www.govexec.com Read our latest posts! .

Siemens postal machines unit bidders line up

Bidders line up for Siemens postal machines unit: sources

"...The postal operation, which counts the U.S. Postal Service and Deutsche Post among its customers, has benefited from the growing number of consumers shifting to internet shopping...."    

This Article is From: www.reuters.com Read our latest posts! .

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Postal Service 'right-sizing' damaging customer service

Postal-service staff reductions cut into customer service

"...Though staffing reductions may be necessary to keep the operation afloat, they are not proving popular with customers...."    

This Article is From: www.orlandosentinel.com Read our latest posts! .

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Attacked postal employee clarifies attackers

Yuba City postal worker: 2 charged with assault not involved

"...group of about 10-15 people were present during the attack, but only four participated. Weapons were involved and the postal worker's..."    

This Article is From: www.appeal-democrat.com Read our latest posts! .

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Postal Worker identified in fatal accident

Police ID Postal Worker Killed In Crash On The Job

"...mail truck was slowing down to make a left turn Saturday morning when it was clipped by a pickup truck whose driver was trying to pass the mail truck..."    

This Article is From: baltimore.cbslocal.com Read our latest posts! .

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Mail truck driver dies when truck hits home

Postal worker dies when truck hits home

"...truck went into a business Thursday afternoon in ..."    

This Article is From: www.theindychannel.com Read our latest posts! .

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Postal Overnight Delivery Standards Need To Be Protected!

Rep. DeLauro Introduces Bill To Protect Overnight Delivery Standards

"...“Ending overnight delivery standards – and the subsequent consolidation of processing facilitates – will have a disastrous impact on unemployment. With unemployment high, this is a particularly bad time for the Postal Service to eliminate jobs...."    

This Article is From: www.apwu.org Read our latest posts! .

Friday, June 21, 2013

Postal Service should cut ties with contractor...

IG: Postal Service should consider cutting off Accenture work

"...Accenture “has demonstrated an absence of business ethics, a lack of transparency and insufficient internal controls in its business dealings with the Postal Service,” according to the audit, which also cited..."    

This Article is From: www.federaltimes.com Read our latest posts! .

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Brooklyn postal employee killed

Employee Killed by Postal Service Truck

"...Brooklyn Center officers say a postal service employee was killed after being hit by a Post Office truck...."    

This Article is From: kstp.com Read our latest posts! .

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Postal workers repainting Brooklyn Heights mailboxes after...

USPS only repaints 'defaced' mailboxes after anonymous 'Captain Cleanup' already covered up graffiti

"...The US Postal Service pays no attention when graffiti vandals deface its mailboxes — but when someone goes to tidy them up, they suddenly swoop in and take action, some Brooklyn residents are complaining. ..."    

This Article is From: www.nypost.com Read our latest posts! .

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Rep. Darrell Issa again targets labor, proposing prevention of labor contract no-layoff agreements

Issa proposes new legislation to restructure Postal Service

"...back with new draft legislation that would allow the financially ailing agency to move to five-day delivery and ban it from entering no-layoff agreements with employees. The changes proposed by House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) on Thursday..."    

This Article is From: www.washingtonpost.com Read our latest posts! .

Max Duty Assignment Tool (MDAT) goes live, says APWU

MDAT Computer Program To Win Good Jobs Goes Online

"...A new APWU computer program that will help win good jobs has gone live! The program, known as the Max Duty Assignment Tool (MDAT), will help local unions fight for jobs with better schedules, address excessing issues and retreat rights, and identify part-time flexible hours that justify full-time jobs, Clerk Craft Director Rob Strunk has announced...."    

This Article is From: www.apwu.org Read our latest posts! .

Friday, June 7, 2013

UPS and USPS package scanning leaves alot to be desired

When UPS Teams Up With USPS, Your Package Magically Travels To 29 States And Back-And-Forth Through Time

"...check on the shipping status of her Shutterfly order, only to find that UPS and the U.S. Postal Service had managed to fold space and time, somehow sending her package to 78 different locations in 29 states (and Washington, D.C.), all while going back and forth through time...."    

This Article is From: consumerist.com Read our latest posts! .

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Drug agents check mail to home of...

Drug agents check mail to home of Indians closer Chris Perez; updates with police news conference

"...At a news conference Wednesday, the chief said the operation likely originated with a package that appeared suspicious to postal employees. “They took it from there,” he said...."    

This Article is From: www.ohio.com Read our latest posts! .

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Ricin investigated

New poison letters put ricin under microscope

"...At least 10 ricin-laced or suspected ricin-laced letters have been sent to government officials in recent weeks, including President Barack Obama...."    

This Article is From: www.cnn.com Read our latest posts! .

Monday, May 27, 2013

Birmingham, Alabama former postal employee pleaded guilty in 'package redirect' of guns

Former Birmingham postal worker pleads guilty to redirecting packages, including one that contained 11 handguns

"...entered his guilty plea to one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States and two counts of theft of mail by an officer or employee of the U.S. Postal Service..."    

This Article is From: al.com Read our latest posts! .

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Greensboro / Raleigh North Carolina mail affected by truck fire

Mail truck wrecks, catches fire

"...The tractor-trailer was carrying 12 containers of First-Class and Priority Mail to Greensboro/Raleigh North Carolina. ..."    

This Article is From: www.wave3.com Read our latest posts! .

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Retired postal worker slain

Warwick police: Slain man was retired postal worker

"...in Warwick City Park has been identified as John "Jack" Fay, 66, of Warwick, a retired postal worker who used the City Park bike path as a running trail..."    

This Article is From: providencejournal.com Read our latest posts! .

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Retirement Incentive: First installment payment due May 24

First Installment of Retirement Incentive Due May 24

"...APWU President Cliff Guffey is congratulating APWU retirees and other former employees who will soon receive the first installment of the $15,000 incentive the APWU negotiated last year. The first payment of $10,000 (minus applicable taxes and withholdings) will be available on May 24, 2013. The second installment of $5,000 will be paid on May 23, 2014. ..."    

This Article is From: www.apwu.org Read our latest posts! .

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Mail pot-smuggling scheme busted

Crime boss Vincent Basciano's son busted for alleged pot-smuggling scheme

"...The son of a notorious crime boss was busted Wednesday after an alleged scheme to smuggle $65,000 worth of weed through the U.S. Postal Service went up in smoke, officials said..."    

This Article is From: www.nydailynews.com Read our latest posts! .

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Fourth lottery win for retired postal worker

America's luckiest man? Retired postal worker scoops fourth lottery win

"...Melvyn Wilson, a retired postal worker from Virginia, may just be really skilled at scratch-off games: He has won more than $2 million in less than 10 years...."    

This Article is From: www.nydailynews.com Read our latest posts! .

Monday, May 13, 2013

PMG wants more from mail handlers: reopen contract negotiations

NPMHU Responds to PMG Donahue's Request to Reopen Negotiations

"...President John Hegarty responds to Postmaster General Donahoe’s request to reopen contract negotiations. President Hegarty’s letter reads, in part; “While we are always willing to work with the Postal Service to achieve cost savings, and to find new revenue streams, we cannot accommodate your request to reopen contract negotiations. Mail handlers already have contributed to the recent financial restructuring of the Postal Service..."    

This Article is From: www.npmhu.org Read our latest posts! .

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

What role did Postal Service play in the Amanda Berry story?

McDonalds' new spokesman: Cleveland hero Charles Ramsey talks to Anderson, interview

"...I was on my porch and the mailman put his mail in my mail. I looked at it like here's his mail when he come home. Couple of minutes later, he pulled up. He checked the mailbox, grabbed his paper. Before he went in the house, I said Ariel, here goes your mail. We just had the same conversation when I hand him the mail. He said, they can't get it right. I said, damn postal service. ..."    

This Article is From: www.monstersandcritics.com Read our latest posts! .

Monday, May 6, 2013

Postal Service Extends Health Care to Non-Career Workers

USPS Extends Health Care to Non-Career Workers to Comply With Reform Law

"...The contract -- awarded to UnitedHealthcare -- will last a minimum of three years and could stretch as many as nine years. It is worth an estimated $239 million annually, the Postal Service said...."    

This Article is From: www.govexec.com Read our latest posts! .

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Petition to Save the Postal Service

Sign the Petition to Save the Postal Service

"...The petition advocates re-establishing overnight delivery standards to ensure the timely delivery of mail and to prevent the closure of mail processing plants; opposes the move to five-day delivery, and proposes allowing the USPS to generate more revenue by ending a 2006 ban that prohibits the USPS from offering new products and services...."    

This Article is From: www.apwu.org Read our latest posts! .

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Ricin laced letters investigation leads to another individual being taken into custody

Mississippi man targeted in ricin letters investigation arrested

"...Everett Dutschke, 41, was taken into custody by U.S. marshals at his Tupelo home early Saturday morning without incident, the city's police chief, Tony Carleton, told Reuters...."    

This Article is From: www.reuters.com Read our latest posts! .

Friday, April 26, 2013

Ricin mailing update

Man Named in Ricin Mailing Case Goes Into Hiding

"...A Mississippi man whose home and business were searched as part of an investigation into poisoned letters sent to the president and others has dropped out of sight in order to escape the news media spotlight, but is cooperating with authorities, a friend and his attorney said...."    

This Article is From: abcnews.go.com Read our latest posts! .

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Ricin laced mail investigation shifts toward another individual

Ricin investigation focuses on Mississippi men's online feud

"...The investigation into poisoned letters mailed to President Barack Obama and others has shifted from an Elvis impersonator to his longtime foe..."    

This Article is From: www.foxnews.com Read our latest posts! .

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

$10.5 Billion Postal Contract for FedEx

FedEx Wins $10.5 Billion Postal Contract as UPS Shut Out

"...FedEx Corp. (FDX) won a seven-year contract with the U.S. Postal Service valued at about $10.5 billion to carry mail between U.S. airports, fending off a challenge from United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) ..."    

This Article is From: www.bloomberg.com Read our latest posts! .

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Five people arrested protesting closure of Salem’s mail sorting facility

Five arrested during protest at Salem Post Office

"...Five people protesting the closure of Salem’s mail sorting facility were arrested by police after they refused to leave its work room on Wednesday...."    

This Article is From: www.statesmanjournal.com Read our latest posts! .

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Possible poison ricin letter sent to President has been intercepted

Obama Ricin Letter: Poison-Tainted Mailer To President Intercepted At Screening Facility, Report Says

"...two more poison-tainted letters have emerged, including one to President Barack Obama..."    

This Article is From: www.huffingtonpost.com Read our latest posts! .

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Senate's mail facility closes for ricin investigation

Senate closes mail facility for ricin investigation

"...the Senate's mail facility had received mail that tested positive for ricin and said it was closing the facility for the next two to three days for investigations...."    

This Article is From: news.yahoo.com Read our latest posts! .

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Union Calls on USPS to Postpone Consolidations

‘Congress is Killing the Postal Service’

"...little attention has been paid to other drastic measures the USPS is taking that will significantly delay mail and permanently damage the nation’s mail system,” he remarked after the USPS Board of Governors announced it was backing off plans to end delivery of letters and periodicals on Saturdays. Since 2012, the USPS has closed or consolidated 114 mail processing facilities, one third of the nation’s mail processing capacity. The Postal Service has also reduced hours at approximately 6,500 post offices and plans to cut hours at 6,500 more. Reneging on its commitment to lawmakers, communities, customers and postal workers, the agency announced last month that it was accelerating plans to close even more mail processing facilities. The USPS said it will consolidate 71 plants this year that were originally scheduled for possible closure in 2014...."    

This Article is From: www.apwu.org Read our latest posts! .

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Congress protects the people by preventing the Postal Service from reducing service to five-day delivery

Postal Service withdraws plan to end Saturday mail delivery

"...The postal service’s board of governors made the decision Tuesday, according to a statement from the agency. “The board believes that Congress has left it with no choice..."    

This Article is From: www.washingtonpost.com Read our latest posts! .

Saturday, April 6, 2013

US Postal worker arrested on drug possession and theft charges

Englishtown Police Arrest Postal Employee Under Federal Investigation

"...Thursday as she exited her postal vehicle to begin her mail route. Englishtown police charged Mettrock with possession of six wax folds of heroin, possession of ..."    

This Article is From: patch.com Read our latest posts! .

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Postal Service may hurt its push for reform by antagonizing Congress

"...Congress has long maintained that it has oversight over how frequently the Postal Service delivers the mail, and Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe’s decision to move unilaterally rubbed some lawmakers..."    

This Article is From: thehill.com Read our latest posts! .

Monday, April 1, 2013

Arbitration Award Protects Clerks in Small Offices

Union Wins Huge Arbitration For Clerks in Small Offices

"...“This decision will mean more hours for the clerks who work in small offices and more Clerk Craft jobs,” said APWU President Cliff Guffey. ..."    

This Article is From: www.apwu.org Read our latest posts! .

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Postal Service accelerates contraction

Postal Service Accelerates Partial Closure at 53 Processing Plants

"...the acceleration will harm employees, communities and the Postal Service itself. "The Postal Service is on the brink of cutting service in a way that will permanently damage our treasured institution..."    

This Article is From: www.govexec.com Read our latest posts! .

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

USPS threat to end Saturday delivery runs customers off

Bloomberg Businessweek delivers the bad news to USPS

"...The publication, which is sent to print on Wednesday evening and shipped out by Thursday, is currently geared towards being in the reader’s hands by Saturday at the absolute latest. Once the cutbacks are put in place, that timetable would have become void in certain locations...."    

This Article is From: www.bizjournals.com Read our latest posts! .

Monday, March 25, 2013

More on privatization of the Postal Service

Predictions come true

"...Conspicuously absent from the paper is a proposal that the private entity assuming postal activities will inherit this $55 billion future health care liability with required payments of five billion dollars plus each year over an 11 year period. The paper is also silent on discounts or will the new entity be permitted to charge fixed rates for each class of mail? What about local, state and federal taxes?..."    

This Article is From: burrusjournal.org Read our latest posts! .

Friday, March 22, 2013

Actor John Ratzenberger: USPS Lacks Common Sense

John Ratzenberger: USPS Lacks Common Sense

"...HuffPost Live's Alyona Minkovski sat down Friday with actor John Ratzenberger, famous for his role as mail carrier Cliff Clavin on the television series "Cheers." ..."    

This Article is From: huffingtonpost.com Read our latest posts! .

USPS Properties For Sale

USPS Properties For Sale

"...Postal Service properties listed for sale..."    

This Article is From: uspspropertiesforsale.com Read our latest posts! .

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The USPS would like to focus on cost-cutting its processing and transportation

USPS's Options: a $14B Annual Loss or a $2B Annual Profit

"...the USPS would like to focus on for cost-cutting is processing and transportation, which the agency estimates will account for $3.1 billion in savings. On a slide deck shown by Corbett, this was described as “consolidating excess network capacity.” Practically speaking, this measure entails reducing the 417 mail processing locations the USPS currently has to less than 250 facilities by 2015...."    

This Article is From: www.dmnews.com Read our latest posts! .

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Letter delivered sixty years late

Letter from boot camp in 1953 returned to sender

"...Sixty years later, that letter finally turned up, when the U.S. Postal Service gave it back to Rodgers, who's now living in southwestern Michigan...."    

This Article is From: www.philly.com Read our latest posts! .

Front porch mailbox delivery saved in neighborhood

Post office backs away from curbside edict

"...Vaughan said that those in the neighborhood who have already erected curbside mailboxes can tear them down and revert back to home delivery via front porch mailboxes...."    

This Article is From: normantranscript.com Read our latest posts! .

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Valentine, Texas

Valentine, Texas

"...these distances place Valentine far enough away from any other community that its post office must remain open at six hours a day according to USPS's POStPlan. By the new terminology it becomes a "Part-Time Post Office" (PTPO) that reports to the local postal District (in this case, Rio Grande). ..."    

This Article is From: Going Postal Read our latest posts! .

Well-liked postman retires

Edgmont Township bids farewell to favorite postman after three decades

"...Rick Schaefer, who was raised in Havertown and now lives in West Chester, retired from the U.S. Postal Service last week after 31 years of service. ..."    

This Article is From: www.dailylocal.com Read our latest posts! .

Beverly Hills Post Office to be relocated

USPS Finalizes Decision To Relocate Beverly Hills Post Office

"...After hearing a handful of appeals over the last several months, the United States Postal Service finalized its intentions..."    

This Article is From: bhcourier.com Read our latest posts! .

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

TSP iPhone app warning

TSP iPhone app warning (TSP Funds app)

"...Warning: Apple App store offering TSP App not sanctioned by TSP — A free iPhone App, TSP Funds, currently being offered through the Apple App store..."    

This Article is From: Android and iPhone Apps and News Read our latest posts! .

Monday, March 11, 2013

Repeat safety violations costing USPS money

OSHA Cites Maine, Michigan Facilities For Unsafe Working Conditions

"...OSHA also issued the USPS a repeat citation on Nov. 15, 2012, and fined the agency $25,000 for safety violations at its Romulus MI facility. Electric tow motors were modified without prior written approval by the manufacturer, OSHA said, exposing employees to the potential to be struck by, crushed or caught in the modified tow...."    

This Article is From: www.apwu.org Read our latest posts! .

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

MVS Subcontracting Arbitration Update

Union Wins Motor Vehicle Subcontracting Case

"...“The Postal Service can no longer justify contracting out work that would be less expensive to keep in house on the ground that it has given due consideration to cost as well as the other Article 32.1 or 32.2 factors. To be sure, each of those factors must be considered, but if factors other than cost do not rule out keeping work in house, and the cost of keeping work in house would be less than contracting out, both the text and the bargaining history of the Contracting MOU require that the work be kept in house.”..."    

This Article is From: www.apwu.org Read our latest posts! .