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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Will President Obama Save America's Postal Service Network?

How Obama Can Help Rescue the Postal Service Right Now
"...Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe, who is retiring in February (the Board of Governors already chose his replacement, key deputy Megan Brennan), has proposed the elimination of nearly one-third of its workforce by 2015, the sharpest drop-off in employment in USPS history. He has stuck to this plan despite resistance from Congress. “Innovation” for Donahoe translates into mail processing center closures, reduced hours, repeated attempts to end Saturday delivery and partial privatization through partnerships with retail outlets like Staples. Lower service standards scheduled to take place on January 5 will practically eliminate overnight mail and tee up the closures of 82 more mail processing plants...."    

This Article is From: www.thefiscaltimes.com
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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Postal Service is warning patrons of a malicious email

Postal Service is warning patrons of a malicious email

The postal service is warning customers to be on the alert for a malicious email. The email contains a link, that when opened, will install a virus that can steal any personal information found on your computer. Do not open the email, simply delete it.

The following is the alert posted by the Postal Service:

"BEWARE OF SPAM!
BOGUS E-MAILS SENT TO POSTAL CUSTOMERS

Some postal customers are receiving bogus e-mails about a package delivery or online postage charges. The e-mails contain a link or attachment that, when opened, installs a malicious virus that can steal personal information from your PC. The e-mails claim to be from the U.S. Postal Service and contain fraudulent information about an attempted or intercepted package delivery or online postage charges. You are instructed to click on a link , open the attachment, or print the label. But Postal Inspectors warn: D on't do it ! Like most viruses sent by e-mail, clicking on the link or opening the attachment will activate a virus that can steal information— su ch as your user name, password, and financial account information. What to do? Simply delete the message without taking any further action. The Postal Inspection Service is working hard to resolve the issue and shut down the malicious program. If you have questions about a delivery or wish to report spam, please call 1- 800 - ASK -USPS or email spam@uspis.gov . "

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Monday, December 22, 2014

As mail processing plants close, mail delivery after 5 p.m. is becoming an increasing problem

Residents are getting more nighttime visits from postal carriers

"...An audit published earlier this year by the Postal Service said that mail delivery after 5 p.m. is becoming an increasing problem in some parts of the country and cited staffing shortages as the main reason...."    


This Article is From: www.latimes.com
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Friday, December 19, 2014

FedEx Driver Shot While Driving Truck: No Arrest Yet

No arrests yet after FedEx driver is shot in his truck

"...Police said the shooter was a man between 35 and 40 years old, wearing a Dallas Cowboys jacket, and driving a gray or silver 2002 Chrysler Town & Country minivan with Tennessee license plate 633-YKY...."    


This Article is From: wreg.com
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Congressman Jason Chaffetz: Postal reform will be a major focus of his tenure as chairman

Jason Chaffetz promises less personal Oversight

Congressman Jason Chaffetz
Congressman Jason Chaffetz
"...Postal reform — a longtime oversight issue — will also be a major focus of his tenure as chairman, Chaffetz said. Chaffetz said he wants to avoid the personal attacks members have engaged in during testy exchanges during committee hearings. Issa was famously criticized for having the microphone turned off when Cummings..."    

This Article is From: www.politico.com
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Sen. Carper: those who opposed him would bear the blame for the consolidations.

How a Major Postal Overhaul Nearly Made Its Way Into the CRomnibus

"...When the lawmakers at last week’s meeting told Carper it was too late to move forward with such a sweeping bill and said they should instead focus on preventing the facility closures, an aide said Carper rejected the proposal...."    


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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Maintenance Craft Wins $8.64 Million Remedy for Improper Subcontracting

Maintenance Craft Wins $8.64 Million Remedy for Improper Subcontracting

"...After the 2010 ruling, the Postal Service engaged in its “normal pattern” of “delay and obfuscate,” asserting that no monetary remedy was appropriate and refusing to supply the union with information necessary to determine a monetary remedy, Raymer said...."    


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Friday, December 12, 2014

Postal Change of Address: Tips on submitting an Official online 'Change of Address' with the Postal Service

Postal Change of Address: Tips on submitting an Official online 'Change of Address' with the Postal Service

Example
"...The Postal Service does offer a legitimate Change of Address service online, to include the form you need to complete this action. However, there are many sites that offer or claim to offer the same Change of Address service for a larger fee. Please note that we offer examples such as screen capture images..."    

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Report: Postal Service would lose money if it abandoned mail processing

Report: USPS would lose money if it abandoned mail processing

"...In the report, Panzar found that if the Postal Service would completely abandon mail processing, there will be an overall loss in both efficiency and profits. "The Postal Service is made worse off..."    


This Article is From: www.fiercegovernment.com
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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Postal Facility closures could cause substantial adverse employment and economic impacts, lost tax revenues to the federal, or state and local governments

Report: Tucson would lose $49M in postal consolidation

"...The institute’s analysis concluded that the “USPS figures on ‘savings’ do not account for the substantial adverse employment and economic impacts on Arizona or the lost tax revenues to the federal, or state and local governments.”..."    


This Article is From: tucson.com
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Friday, December 5, 2014

Video: Concerned Senators Call for a Moratorium on Postal Plant Closures

Senators Call for a Moratorium on Plant Closures

C-SPAN2
"...Three champions of a strong, public Postal Service gave impassioned speeches against the consolidation of mail processing plants on the floor of the Senate on Dec. 4. Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) called for a moratorium on plant closures...."    

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Missouri senators weigh in on U.S. Postal Service consolidations

Missouri senators weigh in on U.S. Postal Service consolidations

"..."There is no reason that the USPS cannot delay its consolidations to provide time for the public to see and comment on the service standard worksheets," the senators wrote in the letter. "It is only fair to allow the process to unfold in this way, and the USPS gains little by deciding to continue the consolidation process on its current, arbitrary timeline." ..."    


This Article is From: www.semissourian.com
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

USPS 911 Call Delayed Up to 50 Minutes; Employee Dies

APWU Demands Info on Emergency Procedures

"...“According to the USPS, this chain of events wasn’t a mistake. It was a policy,” the television report noted. “Employees are routinely instructed not to call 911, but to alert a supervisor first.” The Postal Service’s written policy says, “Only the Postal Police are to initiate the 911 procedure.”..."    


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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Lawsuit against the Postal Service over sale of the Berkeley Main Post Office

National Trust joins Berkeley in suit against Postal Service

"...The suit complains that the Postal Service has failed to comply with federal historic preservation laws prior to entering into a contract for sale of the building. The National Trust’s complaint is..."    


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Friday, November 21, 2014

Staples To Close More Stores Than Originally Planned

Staples To Close More Stores Than Originally Planned

Stop Staples
"...Staples also said that it has closed 127 stores in North America so far this year and now expects to close about 170 stores during 2014. This is an increase from its previous guidance of 140 store closures in 2014. The company’s total revenue fell 2.5 percent..."    

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New Revelations on USPS Cyber Security Breach

Follow-Up Statement to APWU Members from President Mark Dimondstein

"... Unfortunately, it appears the breach was worse than originally thought. Apparently, information regarding OWCP records that were shared with the Department of Labor exposed medical records, bank account and routing information for tens of thousands of employees and retirees. The Postal Service plans to issue follow-up letters to those impacted by the latest findings shortly.
..."    


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Monday, November 17, 2014

Will the destruction of the Postal Service end with retirement of PMG Donahoe?

The Postmaster General Hangs Up His Mail Bag, With a Parting Shot at Congress

"...Donahoe pushed to close smaller, less trafficked post offices and mail distribution centers. He enticed older postal employees to retire by offering buyouts to tens of thousands of them (postal employment has dropped from 620,000 to 490,000 on this watch)..."    


This Article is From: time.com
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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Postal Service Contractor injured as Parcel Belt Dumper falls

Contractor critically injured after accident at USPS distribution center

"...MacGregor said a contractor was repairing a piece of machinery that loads packages onto a conveyor belt when a hydraulic line burst, causing the machine to fall onto him. Officials compared the machine the victim was working on to a dump truck...."    


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Friday, November 14, 2014

Postmaster General Donahoe to Retire

Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe to retire

"...Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe will retire Feb. 1 ...The board named Postal Service veteran Megan Brennan as the new postmaster general...."    


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Postmaster General Donahoe Stepping Down Feb. 1

Postmaster General Donahoe Says He'll Retire Feb. 1 After Leading Troubled Agency for 4 Years

"...Postmaster General Donahoe says he'll retire Feb. 1 after leading troubled agency for 4 years...."    


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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Postal Service should cancel AMP Phase 2 Events to prevent postal network destruction

Unions Fight Postal Service Plans To Shutter 82 Facilities, Lower Mail Standards

"...According to the postal service, the plant consolidations would most affect first-class mail. Personal letters, bills and greeting cards..."    


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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Union wants to know why it took so long for USPS to notify union / employees of data breach

Union Accuses USPS of Illegally Keeping Its Data Breach a Secret

"...The American Postal Workers Union have sent an official complaint to the National Labor Relations Board, alleging that it was illegally kept in the dark about the major data breach revealed this week. Postal Service workers found out that hackers had stolen 800,000 employees personal data, including Social Security numbers, at the same time as the rest of the country, and their union leaders are not happy about it...."    


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Monday, November 10, 2014

Data of more than 800,000 postal employees allegedly breached by Chinese government hackers

China suspected of breaching U.S. Postal Service computer networks

The intrusion was discovered in mid-September

USPS Employee Data Breach
"...The compromised data included names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, addresses, dates of employment and other information, officials said. Every employee from the letter carrier to the postmaster general was exposed...."    

This Article is From: www.washingtonpost.com
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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Despite Legislative Clarity, Postal Service to eliminate intra-plant overnight commitment for collection mail

Phase II of Network Rationalization Resumes January 2015

"...Phase 2 was originally scheduled to begin February 1, 2014 with the adoption of First Class service standards that would eliminate the intra ‐ plant overnight commitment for collection mail (a mailer presort delivery option would be preserved)...."    


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12 Pounds of Marijuana Intercepted That Was being Sent via the U.S. Postal Service

U.S. Postal Service, Police Intercept 12 Pounds Marijuana; Man Charged

"...Clifton Knight of Hartford was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell and possession of over 4 ounces of marijuana after authorities intercepted two packages containing a total of 12 pounds of marijuana being sent through the United States Postal Service..."    


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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Postal Service network infrastructure destruction to begin in 2015

U.S. Postal Service to restart consolidation of Oshtemo Township and other mail distribution centers

"...Postal workers petitioned legislators to fight facility closures, and the moratorium was requested by Congress and granted, Todd said. But the decision-making ultimately falls with USPS leadership in Washington, D.C., and it is moving forward...."    


This Article is From: www.mlive.com
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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Postal Service continues to slow mail delivery standards as it prepares for consolidation and/or closure of 82 more processing facilities in 2015

USPS continues to modify delivery standards

"...Some standard mail has been increased from three to four days. Besides the changes to the delivery standards, the report also describes changes to operations that USPS has made since 2012, such as shutting down several processing facilities and shifting long-distance transportation of some mail from air transportation to surface transportation, and how these changes have affected the delivery time. ..."    


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Sunday, October 26, 2014

The postal worker vote is a huge grouping of votes that can make a difference. Vote for those that are standing up for postal workers and those that are trying to halt facility closures

Get involved before it is too late – Election Day is around the corner!

"...We are asking all members of Congress to join with a majority of the Senate and over 160 House members in urging the Appropriations Committee to place a 1-year moratorium on this wrong-headed scheme by the PMG to drastically slow down Americas mail. While our lawmakers are home, we need to deliver the message that Congress can and must act to stop these imminent, reckless, and irreversible cuts to America’s mail!..."    


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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Lack of Service Standard Change Information in Postal Service Area Mail Processing Feasibility Studies

To view the Performance Audit Report in full, cut, copy and paste the following link to your browser: https://www.uspsoig.gov/sites/default/files/document-library-files/2014/no-ma-15-001.pdf

USPS Phase 2 Consolidations Failed to Inform Stakeholders of Results
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This Article is From: https://www.uspsoig.gov/sites/default/files/document-library-files/2014/no-ma-15-001.pdf
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

What Happens if You do Not Have a Beneficiary Form on File?

What Happens if You do Not Have a Beneficiary Form on File?

Many people, over time, forget about updating their important beneficiary forms. Everyone should visit your postal records and verify that your beneficiary forms are up to date. If not, we suggest that you submit you do so as soon as possible.

If you do not have a valid beneficiary form on file, benefits will be paid in the order of precedence as noted on the beneficiary form—check each form for the exact wording that would apply. For example, this is the order of precedence from the TSP-3, Thrift Savings Plan Designation of Beneficiary:

1. To your widow or widower.
2. If none, to your child or children equally, and descendants of deceased children by representation.
3. If none, to your parents equally or to the surviving parent.
4. If none, to the appointed executor or administrator of your estate.
5. If none, to your next of kin who is entitled to your estate under the laws of the state in which you resided at the time of your death.   


Source: liteblue.usps.gov


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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Staples: Latest Retailer Affected By A Payment Card Data Breach

Staples Becomes The Latest Retailer Affected By A Payment Card Data Breach

Read More on Staples
Read More on Staples
"...Today, it appears you may be able to add Staples to the growing list of retailers who have discovered fraudulent activity related to a data breach in their stores. In Staples’ case, however, the company is currently investigating a “potential issue” in select locations in the Northeastern U.S. The news was first reported by Brian Krebs, the security expert who broke the story of Target’s credit card breach which ended up affecting up to 110 million consumers..."    

This Article is From: techcrunch.com
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Monday, October 20, 2014

Unified message to PMG Donahoe and the Board of Governors: Stop Delaying America’s Mail!

National Day of Action; Friday November 14, 2014

Stop Purposely Delaying the Mail!
Stop Purposely Delaying the Mail!
"...Together, the four postal unions have united forces to protect service, fight for our livelihoods, and defend our great national treasure, the U.S. Postal Service. ..."    

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Print a 2014 North Pole Postmark for your Santa letters

Print a 2014 North Pole Postmark for your Santa letters
  Feel free to cut, copy and paste the 2014 North Pole Christmas Postmark and Cancellation for your Christmas letters and other Christmas craft ideas. Merry Christmas! Visit the 2014 North Pole Postmark site.
 

This Article is From: rocket-city.us
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Monday, October 13, 2014

Mailman 1946 Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, Postal Worker's Daily Routine

"Designed to show primary grade pupils how the United States post office system operates. Follows both a city and a rural mailman on their appointed rounds and explains graphically to children how postmen sort mail and deliver it. Also the great social responsibility of Uncle Sam's letter carriers."

Public domain film from the Prelinger Archive, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise reduction applied. The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original).

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Where do employees with "priority consideration" due to facility closures fall into this "pecking order"?

‘Pecking Order’ Set for Filling New Positions in POStPlan Offices

"...The APWU and USPS have agreed on a “pecking order” for filling newly created positions in POStPlan Installations. A recent arbitration award will result in the creation of 9,000 new Clerk Craft jobs in six-hour and four-hour offices affected by the POStPlan. The pecking order is based on the arbitration award and the subsequent Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). ..."    


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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Union Challenges Planned Closures and Consolidations via National Level Grievance

NPMHU Challenges Planned Closures and Consolidations via National Level Grievance

"...The National Postal Mail Handlers Union has initiated a Step 4 grievance concerning violations arising from the Postal Service's plans to close or consolidate approximately 82 facilities starting in January 2015. In particular, the NPMHU believes that the Postal Service's decision to close or consolidate these facilities is a violation of Handbook P0-408, Area Mail Processing (AMP) Guidelines, which is incorporated into the National Agreement through Article 19...."    


This Article is From: National Postal Mail Handlers Union
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Miami Postal Carrier Robbed at Gunpoint for cluster box keys (video)

Miami Postal Worker Robbed at Gunpoint

"...The crime was quick as two men, one of whom was armed, approached the letter carrier and demanded the keys to open mailboxes in apartment complexes...."    


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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Hefty Back Tax Bill For Postal Workers (Scranton)

Hefty Back Tax Bill For Postal Workers

"...Many employees of the U.S. Postal Service are getting quite a surprise right now: notices that they owe taxes that were supposed to be taken out of paychecks but weren’t...."    


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Monday, October 6, 2014

The Second Amendment at the post office: The Right to Carry (Bonidy v. United States)

Bonidy v. United States: The Second Amendment at the post office

"...By definition, persons who have been issued a concealed carry permit have been authorized to carry a handgun for lawful protection almost everywhere in a state. They do not become more dangerous when they set foot in a post office. Nor does the licensed carry of a firearm impose any greater risk than does carrying in other public places...."    


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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

As Postal Service destroys the U.S. mail network, great real estate deals abound (41 properties for sale)

USPS Properties For Sale

"...The USPS expressly reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to reject any or all expressions of interest or offers to purchase the property (the “Property”), and/or terminate discussions with any entity at any time with or without notice. The USPS shall have no legal commitment or obligation to any entity reviewing the marketing materials or making an offer to purchase the Property unless and until written agreement(s) for the purchase of the Property have been fully executed, delivered and approved by the USPS, and any conditions to the USPS's obligations have been satisfied or waived...."    


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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Thank goodness Issa's chances for his postal destruction proposals appear to fade

Hopes dimming for postal service reform

"...Issa said last week that Senate Democrats might be willing to deal on postal reform if they lose control of the chamber in November. But for now, he added that he didn’t think that his favored proposal would even make it through the House, despite estimating that 90 percent of GOP lawmakers supported it.

“Zero Democrats are willing to do it,” Issa said. “And candidly, 90 percent of Republicans doesn’t get us to 218.”..."    


This Article is From: thehill.com
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Monday, September 29, 2014

Non full-time USPS worker faces 114 felonies for mail theft

USPS worker faces 114 felonies for mail theft

"...said Osburn is assigned to the Rose City Park Post Office, did not have a dedicated route, and is not a full-time employee...."    


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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

UPS Shooting In Birmingham Kills 3, Including Gunman

UPS Shooting In Birmingham Kills 3, Including Gunman

"...BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The man who killed two former co-workers and then himself at a UPS shipping center Tuesday had told some people that he was having problems at work but never suggested the situation might turn violent, his pastor said...."    


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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Postal Service forced to hire or convert thousands of employees to full-time after violating agreemnet

APWU Wins Major Victory on Staffing ‘POStPlan’ Offices

"...The APWU has won a major victory on staffing in post offices affected by the “POStPlan” – a victory that will result in the creation of at least 9,000 new Clerk Craft jobs within 90 days.

In a ruling dated Sept. 5, Arbitrator Stephen B. Goldberg concluded that jobs in four- and six-hour post offices must be assigned to clerks – not Part-Time Postmasters or Postmaster Reliefs (PMRs). A Sept. 22 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlines procedures for implementing the award.

The ruling and MOU establish a minimum of 3,000 new Level 6 career jobs in six-hour offices and Level 18 offices. Positions in the six-hour offices must be staffed with full-time employees. The ruling and MOU also establish more than 6,000 new Level 6 non-career jobs in four-hour offices, to be filled by Postal Support Employees (PSEs). The union expects thousands of additional new career jobs to be created as the process unfolds...."    




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Monday, September 22, 2014

Late mail deliveries perplex Postal Service customers

Getting your postal mail in the evening in West Seattle lately? Here’s why

"...Last night, our U.S. Postal Service mail arrived at 6:30 pm. A few nights earlier, it arrived after 8 pm. Several WSB readers have e-mailed mentioning the same thing, and wondering why they’re getting deliveries so much later than before. ..."    


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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Postal Service postpones forced shift to centralized mailbox locations (cluster boxes) in Deadwood and Lead

USPS postpones mail delivery changes in Lead, Deadwood

"...The U.S. Postal Service announced Thursday that it’s postponing plans to discontinue home delivery service to 533 addresses in Lead and 218 in Deadwood, switching to centralized mailbox locations next month...."    


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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Towns across the nation are concerned about the destruction of the USPS mail processing network

Petition Seeks to Save E. 38th St. Post Office

"..."I'm doing this not just for myself, I'm doing it for my family, I'm doing it for my neighbors, and I'm doing it for my city," said concerned Erie resident, Jason Brendel, of a petition he's helping spotlight online. "Because I believe that the more people we have working, the better."

The petition has hundreds of signatures, and simply asks for support in keeping the post office open. The petition can be viewed HERE in Erie. ..."    


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Sunday, September 14, 2014

What kind of a safety and economic firestorm would this have caused with all the low-placed mail containers in post offices and processing plants?

U.S. Postal Service agrees to resume delivery to homes with low mail slots "...post office sent letters to area households, outlining the draconian demands and saying the change was needed to prevent injury to the carrier. Postal regulations call for mail slots to be at least 30 inches above the base of the door..."    

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Postal Pete

Postal Pete: Great Jeep Prices for Postal Delivery

Postal Pete
Postal Pete
"...You just can't beat Postal Pete for Jeep prices. Postal Pete is Postal Employee friendly...."    

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Union Busting Congress and Privateers helped create a financial disaster with the U.S. Postal Service

Save the Postal Service

"...“Nutty” is the new normal in our nation’s capital and Exhibit A is how Congress — with its union-busting mentality — helped create a financial disaster with the U.S. Postal Service and refuses to enact legislation that can provide a fix...."    


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Friday, September 5, 2014

Postal Service has fouled in Post Office relocation process. Will State Officials and Unions take action to repair the damage done?

IG: USPS not following proper process for post office relocation

"...The IG reviewed 33 of 114 relocation project from fiscal 2011 through 2013 and found that 25 new site selections weren't announced until after the public comment and appeals period ended. And two of the site selections had no announcement dates...."    


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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Get ready for the destruction of the Postal Service unless our elected congress steps up to halt plant closures

Reid joins effort to stop postal closures

"...The Postal Service said this summer that it would start consolidating as many as 82 processing facilities at the beginning of 2015, on top of the 141 the agency has already shut down in recent years...."    


This Article is From: thehill.com
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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Charges dropped against 3 individuals fighting against the destruction of the Postal Service

Charges dropped against 3 ‘postal protectors’

"...“Postal management is tearing apart the infrastructure of the public postal service,” said Partridge, a retired letter carrier. Vowing further direct actions, Partridge declared that “we plan to escalate this fight to save our national treasure.”..."    


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Monday, September 1, 2014

Postal reform proposals drawing consumer anger

Postal reform bill seeks to save agency money: 2 proposals drawing consumer anger

"..."Buried in the bill is a section that would create cluster mail boxes for all neighborhoods, and that's just not a practical solution," said local Rep. Susan Davis...."    


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Friday, August 29, 2014

Project Wing: Google Testing Drone Delivery - Here's How It Works

Inside Google's Secret Drone-Delivery Program

Project Wing
Click Image to See Video
"...Now, Google will begin growing the program in an ultimate push to create a service that will deliver things people want quickly via small, fast “self-flying vehicles,” as they like to call them. ..."    

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Postmaster General Donahoe Wants To Cut Postal Services, Like Residential Mailboxes and Saturday Delivery

Postal Service Changes Coming to Neighborhoods

"...“Eventually we will go to five-day mail delivery,” said Donahoe. He says by cutting back on one day of delivery, the Postal Service can save billions of dollars, but that’s not all. “We’re looking at changes with mailboxes,” said Donahoe, “some more flexibility in terms of what we do with centralized boxes.” Source: http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Postal-Service-Changes-Coming-to-Neighborhoods-272963671.html#ixzz3BfRGp3pA Follow us: @nbcsandiego on Twitter | NBCSanDiego on Facebook ..."    


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Friday, August 22, 2014

UPS data breach compromises credit, debit cards used in 51 stores

UPS data breach compromises credit, debit cards used in 51 stores

"...A spokeswoman for UPS says the information includes names, card numbers and postal and email addresses from about 100,000 transactions..."    


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Thursday, August 21, 2014

USPS delivery management system (DMS): Keeping Postal Delivery Employees Fenced-In

Postal Service geo-fence tech promising, but not quite ready

"...Geo-fence technology leverages global positioning system signals to create virtual geographic zones that ensure delivery personnel stay on schedule and on their routes...."    


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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Mail processing facility consolidation schedule released (phase-two)

Postal Service releases schedule of plant consolidations set for 2015

"...The Postal Service has released a schedule showing when the phase-two mail processing plants will be consolidated next year. The spreadsheet shows the date on which each type of mail will be relocated from a closing facility to a gaining facility...."    


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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

20Stamps will turn your photos into real postage stamps

20Stamps App Will Turn Photos Into Real US Postage Stamps

20Stamps app
20Stamps app
"...20Stamps - the world’s first app to turn your favorite photos into real US postage stamps...."    

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Postal Shooting: Albuquerque co-workers wrestle the shooter to the ground when the gun was fired.

Albuquerque postal service employee fires gun at work, arrested

"...One employee who contacted News 13 on Monday says he saw it all happen and watched his co-workers wrestle the shooter to the ground when the gun was fired. Customers say the news is disturbing. “There’s some kind of an dynamic that’s happening within the U.S. Postal Service that leads people to that,” said Rush...."    


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Monday, August 18, 2014

Alleged post office delays draw attention; Postal Service says its not so

Alleged post office delays draw attention; local facility to receive cuts after Jan.

"...Allegations of intentional delays at the Cape Girardeau mail processing facility prompted a letter from U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt on Thursday to postmaster general Patrick Donahoe. ..."    


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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Don’t buy school supplies at Staples!



Don’t buy school supplies at Staples

Don't Buy From Staples
"...If it is allowed to continue, the Staples deal will replace public post offices with private, for-profit companies whose decisions will be motivated solely by the bottom line. And it will replace good, stable jobs our communities need with low-pay, high-turnover, part-time positions that hurt our economy. That would be bad news for workers, consumers and the American people. ..."    

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Postal Service would have posted a net income of $10 million in quarter ending June, 30 2014 if not for...

Postal Service reports $2 billion loss

"...The USPS' financial filings said the adjustment to workers' compensation expense -- an exercise that is on paper rather than a reflection of actual costs -- counted as a $540 million expense. The agency's retiree commitments for the quarter totaled $1.43 billion. Without those two expenses the agency would have posted a net income of $10 million. ..."    


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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Joan Tittle: Stamp Collector

Meet a Postal Service groupie, the woman who will collect every stamp

"...Tittle is a stamp collector, though collector is too dull a word to describe her pursuit. A few years after she retired from being a high school gym teacher in 1993, she began traveling around the country attending as many “first day of issue” ceremonies as possible. Civil War stamps, Kwanzaa stamps, Joe DiMaggio stamps — she wants them all. And not just the stamps. Tittle collects the souvenir envelopes the stamps come in..."    


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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Is Your State Senator Stepping Up To Save Your Postal Infrastructure or Silently Allowing Its Destruction?

The Senate Can Help Stop Service Cuts and Plant Closures
"...A move by the USPS that will slow America’s mail service and that threatens tens of thousands of jobs requires an urgent response, said APWU President Mark Dimondstein. On June 30, the USPS announced its intention to close and consolidate 82 mail processing facilities in 37 states throughout the country beginning in January 2015. On Aug. 1, the USPS posted a notice in Federal Register announcing that the consolidations will eliminate overnight mail delivery..."    

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Help!! Send this message NOW to stop the slowing of the mail and the destruction of the Postal Service. We need your help please.

Send your senators a message now to help save the Postal Service

"...While the Postmaster moves forward with his disastrous scheme to dismantle the postal network, Congress has the power to undo his plans -- but they need to hear from us!

Work is underway in the Senate to prevent USPS from going forward with its decision to close and consolidate 82 mail processing facilities nationwide. Send your senators a message today in support of Senator Tester's letter urging swift action on postal closures!..."    


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Friday, July 25, 2014

Amazon Sunday Delivery Facts

Amazon Sunday delivery: Key facts to know as USPS rolls out service nationally
Amazon Prime"...The Sunday work is performed primarily by “non-career employees,” which is lingo for part-time employees. A U.S. Postal spokesman said these employees most likely would not receive as many hours as they do if it were not for Sunday delivery. Because of this, you will often see them not in uniform...."    


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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

It's time to ‘Dump the Postmaster General!’


The Postmaster General
The Postmaster General (USPS)
It's time to ‘Dump the Postmaster General!’
"...After noting that some have called Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe’s actions criminal, and a clear violation of the law that created and maintains the Postal Service as a fundamental right of the people, APWU President Mark Dimondstein called the PMG “Wall Street’s Trojan Horse, the privatizer from within.”..."    

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

“This attempt at trickery shows that the ‘Don’t Buy Staples’ movement is having an effect.”

Statement by Mark Dimondstein President, American Postal Workers Union on Staples Announcement on ‘Pilot Program’ Performing USPS Work

"...A Staples announcement on July 14 indicating that the company is terminating its no-bid deal with the U.S. Postal Service and replacing it with an “approved shipper” program is a ruse. Staples and the USPS are changing the name of the program, without addressing the fundamental concerns of postal workers and postal customers. If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it’s a duck.

The Staples announcement and a letter from the USPS dated July 7 make it clear: They intend to continue to privatize postal retail operations, replace living-wage Postal Service jobs with low-wage Staples jobs, and compromise the safety and security of the mail...."    


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Friday, July 11, 2014

Former Shelby County postal worker from Birmingham area sentenced for money order "kiting scheme"

Money order scheme gets former Shelby County postal worker home detention and probation

"...36, of Birmingham, was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Court Judge Virginia Hopkins to five years of probation, including six months home detention, for his guilty plea to six counts of theft of U.S. Postal Service money orders and one count of theft of government property. ..."    


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Thursday, July 10, 2014

How much can the Postal Service offer as an early retirement incentive (VSIP)? Lump-sum payments up to $25,000 as an incentive to voluntarily separate

How much can the Postal Service offer in an early retirement incentive (VSIP)? $25,000

"...The Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment Authority, also known as buyout authority, allows agencies that are downsizing or restructuring to offer employees lump-sum payments up to $25,000 as an incentive to voluntarily separate. When authorized by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), an agency may offer VSIP to employees who are in surplus positions or have skills that are no longer needed in the workforce who volunteer to separate by resignation, optional retirement, or by voluntary early retirement, if approved. By allowing employees to volunteer to leave the Government, agencies can minimize or avoid involuntary separations through the use of costly and disruptive reductions in force (RIFs). Agencies such as the Department of Defense that have been granted agency-specific VSIP authority are not required to seek OPM approval for their use of this option...."    


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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Are Postal Mail Service Standard Changes and Mail Processing Plant Closures Deteriorating Customer Satisfaction?

Rating the U.S. Postal Service on Customer Satisfaction

"...measures for Priority Mail, Express Mail and Parcel Select," but that the agency did not meet any of those goals in fiscal 2013. ..."    


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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Postal Early Retirement 2014 ... With Incentives buyout for Postmasters

Postal Service offers postmasters early retirements ahead of RIFs

"...The Postal Service is offering buyouts and early retirement options to more than 3,000 postmasters before it proceeds with a reduction-in-force (RIF) in early 2015...."    


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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

American Postal Workers to Launch Vigorous Campaign Against Plant Closures, Consolidations

APWU to Launch Vigorous Campaign Against Plant Closures, Consolidations

"...“I believe the decision to resume plant closures is a purposeful attack by the Postmaster General, who is retaliating because he could not get five-day delivery. He’s also frustrated by the union’s powerful campaign against the deal between the USPS and Staples,” Szeredy said.

Ignoring the Possibilities

The Postal Service claims the plant closures will generate $750 million in annual savings. “Yet he is ignoring a report by the USPS Office of Inspector General that says the Postal Service could generate $9 billion by offering basic financial services without any cuts to traditional postal service,” Szeredy said. “Something is wrong with this mentality.”

“The Postmaster General also neglects to mention that the USPS earned a profit from operations in fiscal year 2013 and in the first two quarters of 2014,” she added.

Donahoe claims that there have been steep declines in first-class mail, Szeredy pointed out, “yet he fails to tell the public that the USPS has already given away 60 percent of first-class mail processing to Pitney Bowes and other pre-mail sort houses.”..."    




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Monday, June 30, 2014

PMG: Mail processing plant closures announced again

Plant closures on again

After recently announcing a two year moratorium on plant closures, the PMG has recanted that idea and has again announced a return to shuttering hundreds of much needed mail processing facilities. The PMG cited a three year decline in first class mail volume as well as exigent price increases or a lack thereof as the reasoning. In a short video to employees, the PMG OFFERED NO DETAILS on what impacts the new closures will have on employees. It appears the postal service is unsure of what it is going to do, but they are going to do it anyway. Stay tuned for an update when more details are available.    

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

'Must See' Video on Postal Privatization and the 'Staples' Store Deal

The Video the PMG Doesn't Want You to See
"...The Postal Service’s propaganda machine has been working overtime in recent months, with workers forced to watch videos featuring Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe spewing falsehoods about “the state of the business” and the deal with Staples. APWU President Mark Dimondstein takes on the PMG’s claims in a new video that every postal worker should see. But while management can require employees to view his message while they’re on the clock, the union can’t. So make sure your co-workers hear the truth! Please show the video in swing rooms, cafeterias, at union events, and wherever postal employees get together...."    

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Monday, June 9, 2014

Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe supports agenda to fund roads for cut to five-day delivery

USPS supports five-day delivery swap with highway fund boost

"...a budget accounting trick that would finance road projects by preventing a future bailout of the U.S. Postal Service. But the top postal official says he couldn’t be more pleased. “We not only need five-day delivery,” Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said..."    


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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Revised Annuity Employees (RAE), a new code on PS 50 Forms

New Code on Form 50 Reflects Bigger Deduction for Retirement
"...The new designation reflects that the employees were hired as career employees on or after Jan. 1, 2013, and are covered under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) as Revised Annuity Employees (RAE). In accordance with the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012, career employees hired on or after Jan. 1, 2013, pay more for their retirement benefits than their predecessors. ..."    

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

APWU NBA challenged the re-election of Robert Sulentic to Staples’ board of directors

Staples Execs Get an Earful at Annual Shareholders’ Meeting

"...APWU National Business Agent Shirley Taylor challenged the re-election of Robert Sulentic to Staples’ board of directors, noting that he has an apparent conflict of interest. Sulentic is also CEO of CBRE, the giant real estate firm that holds an exclusive contract to sell post offices and other USPS facilities...."    


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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Article: House plan would steal from the broke U.S. Postal Service to pay for road and transit projects

Postal Service Funds Would Go to Highways Under House GOP Proposal

"...House Republicans are constructing a proposal to keep thousands of road and transit projects from grinding to a halt this summer by transferring funds into the nation's nearly depleted Highway Trust Fund from the already money-losing U.S. Postal Service...."    


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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Contrary to the wishes of the citizens the Postal Service serves, House Committee Passes Destructive Issa Bill

Committee Passes Controversial Issa Bill

"...May 21, 2014 - The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee members passed the latest postal bill offered by Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA), which would end “door delivery” for 15 million postal customers. The vote, which passed along party lines 18-13, occurred less than 48 hours after it was introduced." title="Committee Passes Controversial Issa Bill ..."    


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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

FedEx Rate Hike: An example of why privatizing the Postal Service would cost you

FedEx Hike in Ground Rates Could Boost Business for U.S. Postal Service

"...FedEx Corp.’s recent decision to incorporate package size in the pricing of its ground service will result in a significant boost in shipping costs – but it could also open up competitive opportunities for the U.S. Postal Service...."    


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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Other unions joining the fight against privatization of public services

‘Stop Staples’ Campaign Gathers Momentum

"...The American Federation of Teachers Michigan (AFT Michigan) voted at its convention on May 17 to endorse the boycott. Citing “a common battle against privatization” of public services, delegates voted unanimously to take their business elsewhere. “Members of our union want safe, secure, high-quality service when we go to the post office – not a low-wage, high turnover operation where employees have little or no training and no qualifications to handle sensitive letters and packages,” said David Hecker, president of AFT Michigan. “And nobody understands better than teachers, staff, and faculty how much we all have to lose when essential public services – like schools and post offices – are put in the hands of private companies with lower standards.”..."    


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Thursday, May 15, 2014

World War II-era letter turned up in the mail again recently

Mail mystery: Muskegon post office looking for family to open World War II-era letter

"...There was a more recent postmark on the letter -- from Minneapolis 2013 – printed over the old. "We think somebody put it back into the mail stream," Rowe said. A vintage sealing material..."    


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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Why is the Postal Service downplaying an operating profit since October 2012?

USPS Reports $1 Billion Operating Profit in First Half of Fiscal Year

So Why is Postal Management Cutting Service?

"...The positive balance sheet continues the steady progress in the finances of the Postal Service, which has been operating at a profit since October 2012. A dramatic increase in online shopping has sparked an explosion in package volume and revenue, while a gradually rebounding economy has stabilized letter revenue.

“All of this good news exposes an ugly truth,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein. “Postal management’s zeal for cutting service and outsourcing operations in a thinly-veiled attempt at piecemeal privatization.”..."    


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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Consideration on Issa's destructive postal bill is put on hold indefinitely

Consideration of Postal Bill Postponed "...May 7, 2014 - Consideration by a House Committee of a new postal bill sponsored by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) , which was scheduled for May 7, has been postponed indefinitely. "We must remain vigilant," said APWU President Mark Dimondstein. "The bill proposed by Rep. Issa is extremely detrimental to the Postal Service, to postal workers and to the people of the country." For more information about the bill, click here...."    

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Monday, May 5, 2014

Google Launches 'Google Shopping Express' as an Inexpensive Delivery Service in LA & NYC

Google Launches Delivery Service in LA & NYC

"...Customers can sign up for a six-month trial for free, unlimited deliveries. Otherwise, there is a $4.99 per store fee. There’s no minimum purchase and Google says it will not raise item prices. Orders can be placed online or via mobile apps...."    


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Sunday, May 4, 2014

The Dismantling of the U.S. Postal Service

Deride and Conquer: Dismantling the USPS

"...assault on government control last attempted by private carriers in the mid-1840s, the Postal Service's detractors have mounted a new, more promising offensive in the present era. To their credit, they have enjoyed some success by redefining the terms of engagement, and by reconstituting the nature and mission of the US postal system from its historical role as a civil service entity to a Frankenstein-like corporate/government hybrid with most of the downsides, and few of the advantages of both...."    


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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Shooting at FedEx facility in suburban Atlanta

'Rambo' gunman injures 6 at FedEx facility, kills self

"...KENNESAW, Ga. -- A package handler decked out "Rambo-style," with an assault rifle and bullets strapped to his chest, opened fire on fellow employees at a FedEx facility in suburban Atlanta early Tuesday, wounding six people -- three critically -- before killing himself...."    


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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Too many craft employees were passing Exam 955; USPS Scheme Overturned

‘Rescoring’ of Promotion Exams Violated Contract, Arbitrator Rules

Exam 955
"...The rescoring occurred after the Postal Service concluded that too many bargaining unit members were passing the exam, despite repeated assurances to the union during bargaining that the test had been validated and studied extensively...."    

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Every Door Direct Mail (EDDM) doesn't work so well for one customer

Bamboozled: Postal service customer says he didn't get what he paid for, wants to set up a sting

"...Aleman contacted his lawyer, whose office is on the route that should have received the post cards. The lawyer and his secretary said they never received the card, Aleman said. Aleman tried a second mailing to a different route March 10. It went to 647 addresses..."    


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Sunday, April 13, 2014

FedEx California Accident Update: "no evidence" of a pre-collision fire, contrary to a witness report, authorities said on Sunday.

'No evidence' of pre-collision fire in deadly California crash: NTSB

"...An investigation into the northern California crash between a FedEx truck and bus that killed 10 people last week has turned up "no evidence" of a pre-collision fire, contrary to a witness report, authorities said on Sunday...."    


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Drug smuggler used postal service to smuggle drugs through express mail wrapped in children's bedding

Police arrest Yonkers man who smuggled drugs using postal service and stored it in Bronx day care centers and other places

"...Juan Valdez, 45, was busted Thursday on a slew of charges. He's accused of moving drugs through express mail wrapped in children's bedding. He used various locations, including Bronx day care centers, to stash the drugs, cops said...."    


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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Postal Service changes delivery standards in spite of Postal Regulatory Commission advisory opinion

Goldway Says USPS Dissed Mailers With Load Leveling

"...“We had a situation where the USPS wanted to change delivery standards for certain types of mail and delay them, and they asked us about it and it was determined that most thought it needed more study. But the Postal Service issued an announcement that they were going to go national with this program anyway,” Goldway told attendees..."    


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Was FedEx truck on fire before crash?

NTSB: FedEx truck didn't appear to brake before crash

"...Also, the truck was already on fire before the deadly crash, witnesses told two California TV stations. Bonnie and Joe Duran, who were driving in a Nissan Altima in front of the bus, told KNBC-TV Los Angeles they saw flames behind the cab of the truck before it crossed the median..."    


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Friday, April 11, 2014

Postal Service 'mail standard service change' for DSCF Standard Mail

News Byte: USPS Standard Mail Load Leveling Begins

"... the Postal Service is extending what was a three-day delivery expectation to a four-day delivery expectation. This change is designed to allow a more balanced distribution of DSCF Standard Mail across delivery days...."    


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What caused FedEx truck to cross median causing explosion killing up to 10?

Answers sought after fiery wreck kills 10

"...At least 10 people are dead after a FedEx truck slammed into a charter bus full of high schoolers in Northern California on Thursday afternoon. The investigation is underway as to what caused the fatal accident...."    


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Accident involving FedEx truck and bus kills at least nine

9 killed when truck, bus carrying students collide head-on

"...At least nine people died Thursday when a bus carrying Los Angeles-area high school students for a tour of Humboldt State University was struck head-on by a FedEx truck..."    


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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Civic leaders want answers on botched mailing

Juniper Park Civic Association says U.S. Postal Service destroyed or failed to mail hundreds of its magazines

"...The civic group mailed out over 1,000 copies of the magazine but many were never delivered or destroyed. They want postal service officials to investigate...."    


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Saturday, April 5, 2014

The U.S. Mail Is Being Used As A Huge Drug Dealer

Holder: Postal Service Mail Used For ‘Shocking’ Amount Of Drug Dealing

"...Attorney General Eric Holder told a Senate committee on Thursday that there is a “shocking” number of people who are using the U.S. Postal Service to send illegal drugs around the country...."    


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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Postal Service has no place to park after it rented its garage space to another delivery agency, says article

Postal trucks hog parking spots in Murray Hill

"...For weeks, streets near the Post Office’s East 36th Street truck facility have been clogged with delivery trucks that have no official place to park after the cash-strapped agency rented some of its garage space to another delivery agency...."    


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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Maintenance Craft PSE Conversion to Career - Steps Outlined

Maintenance Memo Outlines Steps For PSE Conversion to Career

"...A March 28 agreement with the USPS [PDF] outlines the procedure for the conversion of Maintenance Craft Postal Support Employees to career, Maintenance Craft Director Steve Raymer has announced...."    


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Friday, March 28, 2014

2 Time Purple Heart Vet Claims Corruption After Firing At Fayetteville, Tennessee Post Office

Former War Vet Turned Mail Carrier Claims Post Office Corruption After Firing

Karah Adams
Karah Adams
"...a cover to get rid of her after she wouldn’t go along with post office corruption she called “blatant.” “A lot of stuff that goes on in the Fayetteville Post Office, it is intimidation and harassment at its best,” said Adams. “I did my job and I did it well.”..."    

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Postal Buyout 2015? - PMG Says the USPS will not offer early retirement or buyout incentives

USPS Slashing 10,000 Jobs in 2015

"...USPS will not offer early retirement or buyout incentives, Patrick Donahoe said at the National Postal Forum, instead relying exclusively on not filling positions after employees separate from the agency. ..."    


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Fact Check: How accurate are statements by the PMG and the Post Office as a whole? You decide. The article referenced above claims the USPS will be reducing employee numbers by "relying exclusively on not filling positions after employees separate from the agency." So in a fact check on this statement we find this announcement not long after the aforementioned article: Post Office Hiring in Memphis. An additional check on the USPS careers site identifies hiring in many crafts, albeit it is obvious the postal service is attempting to shift to a more non-career workforce to replace employees. Giving the PMG partial credit in his statement, the article does mention '2015', so maybe beefing up the workforce in '2014' will lend accuracy to the statement of reductions in '2015'. (LOL)


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Sanctity of the Mail: President Jimmy Carter Puts His Trust in The United States Postal Service For Secure Communication

Carter says he hand-writes letters to avoid US surveillance

"...Former US President Jimmy Carter has said he hand-writes letters to foreign and US leaders in an effort to evade what he described as pervasive US electronic surveillance...."    


This Article is From: www.bbc.com

The U.S. Mail is the most secure communication standard that exist. Sanctity of the mail is taken very seriously by postal employees.

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