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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
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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
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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
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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
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Friday, November 22, 2013

Celebrate the Holy Day of Gingerbread House

USPS ad for ‘holiday stamps’ omits Christmas — includes Kwanzaa, Hanukkah
2013 Christmas Stamp
"..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
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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
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Monday, November 18, 2013

Holiday Gift Idea: Melissa & Doug Stamp and Sort Mailbox

"...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
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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..."    

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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...."    
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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...."    

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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. ..."    

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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. ..."    

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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..."    

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