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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Postal Service unveils its new stamps for 2016

Postal Service unveils its new stamps for 2016

"...The Postal Service is providing a preview of its 2016 stamp program that is sure to attract the interest of fans of Sarah Vaughan, Star Trek, NASA’s New Horizons mission, Trucks, Shirley Temple, flowers, soda fountain fans and the holidays — just to name a small handful..."    


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Monday, December 21, 2015

South Florida P&DC goes for $5.8 million more than the USPS sold it for, just two months ago

South Florida P&DC goes for $5.8 million more than the USPS sold it for, just two months ago

"...The City of Pembroke Pines thus made a quick and hefty profit of $5.7 million, pretty much at the expense of the Postal Service. One has to wonder why CBRE, the Postal Service’s exclusive real estate agent, wasn’t able to get more for the property. How was the City of Pembroke Pines able to find a buyer willing to pay $5.8 million more than the City had paid the Postal Service, just two months earlier? ...Postal Service has maintained a retail post office on the property by leasing space from the City of Pembroke Pines ..."    


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Thursday, December 17, 2015

US Postal Service to hoverboards: You're grounded

US Postal Service to hoverboards: You're grounded

"...USPS is limiting shipping options for self-balancing scooters due to safety concerns after reports that some hoverboards have caught fire...."    


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Friday, December 11, 2015

ISIS May Have Passport Machine, Blank Passports

US Intel: ISIS May Have Passport Printing Machine, Blank Passports

"...“Since more than 17 months [have] passed since Raqqa and Deir ez-Zour fell to ISIS, it is possible that individuals from Syria with passports ‘issued’ in these ISIS controlled cities or who had passport blanks, may have traveled to the U.S.,” the report says ..."    


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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Postal Worker Honored For 50 Years Of Service

Postal Worker Honored For 50 Years Of Service

"...Richard McDonald celebrated his golden anniversary Wednesday at the Belle Meade post office where he delivers mail. When he started, stamps were..."    


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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Mail Handlers union fighting hard to protect America's Mail Processing Infrastructure

NPMHU Prevails in First Phase of National Arbitration Challenging Proposed Closings and Consolidations

"...The NPMHU has prevailed in the first phase of its National arbitration against the Postal Service challenging many of the proposed closings and consolidations of mail processing plants under the Area Mail Processing guidelines found in Handbook PO-408..."    


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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

IG Taps Valbridge To Bring Transparency to USPS' Real Estate Portfolio

IG Taps Valbridge To Bring Transparency to USPS' Real Estate Portfolio

"...Valbridge's award of this contract follows a series of reports by the OIG this past year that have identified what the OIG perceives to be failures by the Postal Service to properly manage its real estate holdings. Earlier this month, a report by the OIG determined that the Postal Service did not know how many vacant properties it owned or leased..."    


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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Federal employees must now be extra careful about what they tweet at work

Federal employees must now be extra careful about what they tweet at work

"...Outside of work hours, employees may identify their political views on Facebook in the appropriate field and even post photos of themselves with candidates for office..."    


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Friday, November 13, 2015

American Postal Workers Union Executive Board Endorses Bernie Sanders for President

American Postal Workers Union Executive Board Endorses Bernie Sanders for President

"...The American Postal Workers Union announced today that its National Executive Board has voted to endorse Bernie Sanders for president. The vote follows Sanders’ rousing speech to more than 2,000 activists at the union’s All-Craft Conference, held in Las Vegas, in late October, where he displayed a deep understanding of postal issues and workers’ concerns..."    


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Postal Police Officer Shot by Fake Cops in Newark: Sources

Postal Police Officer Shot by Fake Cops in Newark: Sources

"...police impersonators got out of their car, a white Ford Crown Victoria, and attempted to rob the officer. The sources say that the officer reached for his gun and..."    


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Sunday, November 1, 2015

What is the eligibility for the Special Retirement Supplement?

What is the eligibility for the Special Retirement Supplement?

"...you are eligible for what is known as the Special Retirement Supplement or the Annuity Supplement if: you have..."    


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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Delay of Mail: CO. Government Discourages Voters From Using the Mail

Colorado secretary of state warns against mailing ballots

"...Williams says that several county clerks have expressed concern that the U.S. Postal Service didn't deliver their ballots in a timely manner. So he suggests voters either drop off their ballots with their county clerk or use another county drop-off location..."    


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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Canada’s Postal Agency Puts Restructuring Plans on Hold

Canada’s Postal Agency Puts Restructuring Plans on Hold

"...Canada’s government-owned postal agency said Monday it has put a temporary halt to plans to phase out door-to-door mail delivery in urban areas, about a week before a new Liberal government that promised to restore regular mail service comes to power..."    


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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

As private Post Offices fail at vital mission, privatization continues

Private post office rises in place of shuttered facility

"...A private post office — the U.S. Postal Service-contracted post office closed about three weeks ago amid an investigation into complaints of slow mail delivery — will be up and running as soon..."    


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Sunday, October 4, 2015

NPMHU Sues Postal Service Over SPSS Reversal

NPMHU Sues Postal Service Over SPSS Reversal

"...Late Thursday, August 13, 2015, the NPMHU National Office filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Postal Service, claiming that the USPS breached its binding contractual obligations when it unilaterally announced a reversal of its earlier determination that the primary craft for operating the Small Parcel Sorting System is the Mail Handler craft. The NPMHU is seeking a declaration that the Postal Service has breached the tripartite agreement on jurisdictional craft assignments, as well as injunctive and monetary relief to remedy this breach. The APWU also has been named in the suit, as a required party to any litigation on this subject. ..."    


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Friday, October 2, 2015

Head Of Local Post Office Shows Up At Guy’s Door To Personally Apologize For USPS Package Tracking Mix-Up

Head Of Local Post Office Shows Up At Guy’s Door To Personally Apologize For USPS Package Tracking Mix-Up

"...there’s a happy ending in this case at least: Tony says the new postmaster in charge of his local office showed up on Wednesday to personally apologize to him for the mix-up..."    


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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

USPS to Gain Large Fleet of 2016 Ram ProMaster Vans

USPS to Gain Large Fleet of 2016 Ram ProMaster Vans

"...Last year, the U.S. Postal Service processed 155.4 billion pieces of mail, and it did so with a fleet of over 211,000 vehicles. Now, the USPS is upgrading its fleet with 9,113 model-year 2016 Ram ProMaster 2500 cargo vans, which should be suitable alternatives for delivering larger packages that the current Long Life Vehicle (LLV) can't handle..."    


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USPS Says It Tried To Deliver My Package, But Home Security Video Shows Otherwise

USPS Says It Tried To Deliver My Package, But Home Security Video Shows Otherwise

"...waiting around at home all day, only to check the tracking later and find that a carrier attempted delivery when you finally left the house. That’s what happened to Consumerist reader Tony — only he had video to prove that no one from USPS ever showed up, despite what the tracking information said online..."    


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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Settlers Bay contract post office being investigated, mail removed

Postal Service investigating Settlers Bay office

"...complaints of slow mail delivery at the Settlers Bay contract post office, a situation that came to a head on Saturday when local residents found the office had been closed...."    


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Saturday, September 19, 2015

New Hampshire Postal Workers Union has endorsed Bernie Sanders!

New Hampshire Postal Workers Union has endorsed Bernie Sanders!

"...New Hampshire Postal Workers Union has endorsed Bernie Sanders!..."    


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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Service Standards: Will the court represent the people or stand by the PRC

APWU Goes to Court Over Service Standards

"...To avoid addressing the complaint, the PRC concluded that service regulations are unenforceable. Contrary to all past pronouncements, the commission declared that service standards couldn’t be “violated” in any legally meaningful sense. “This is an unauthorized revision of the law,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein, noting that the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA) addresses USPS service standards. “Until the commission’s rule of unenforceability is corrected..."    


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Saturday, September 12, 2015

High Package Volumes Are Jamming USPS's Southern Area

High Package Volumes Are Jamming USPS's Southern Area

"...It delivers 15% more packages on average than the rest of the country; one route in Texas last year delivered twice its expected volume...."    


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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

NLRB Strikes Major Blow to USPS-Staples Deal

NLRB Strikes Major Blow to USPS-Staples Deal

Proposed Remedy Would Restore Work to APWU Bargaining Unit

"...In a major blow to the Postal Service’s deal with Staples, Region 5 of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a complaint on June 26 charging that the USPS illegally subcontracted work to the office-supply chain and ordering the agency to return the work that existed on July 31, 2014, to the APWU bargaining unit...."    


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10 mobile tools that will bring the post office to the phone, according to the USPS OIG

10 mobile tools that will bring the post office to the phone, according to the USPS OIG

"...In anticipation of a second wave of digital disruption, the U.S. Postal Service's Inspector General released a report outlining 10 mobile-focused efforts..."    


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Sunday, September 6, 2015

Royal Mail: Criminal gangs infiltrated postal delivery services to intercept drugs, say officials

Criminal gangs infiltrated postal delivery services to intercept drugs, say officials

"...Subcontracted drivers working for Parcelforce – the parcel delivery arm of the Royal Mail – are under investigation after delivery vans were suspected to have stopped outside addresses without dropping off packages, said officials at the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)..."    


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Saturday, September 5, 2015

Bernie Sanders has implored PMG Brennan to end organizational changes that have delayed the delivery of mail

Is Bernie Sanders Holding Back the Postal Board of Governors?

"...Sanders had implored Brennan to end organizational changes that had slowed the delivery of mail. Yet last December, the board of governors called upon a federal statute to establish a temporary emergency committee with special powers to make decisions in the absence of a quorum ..."    


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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Bomb squad destroys packages addressed to 'specific young women' at Murrysville post office

Bomb squad destroys packages addressed to 'specific young women' at Murrysville post office

"...Police said the packages were all addressed to specific female recipients. The postal service has been tracking packages to those people recently..."    


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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Alabama Postal Worker indicted for role in tax fraud scheme

U.S. Postal Worker indicted for role in tax fraud scheme

"...Alabama town of Seale, has been indicted by a Montgomery grand jury on one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States, 14 counts of mail fraud, 14 counts of aggravated identity theft and 14 counts of embezzling mail..."    


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Friday, August 21, 2015

Postal Service still turning a profit, despite recent dip

USPS still turning a profit, despite recent dip

"...a $1.2 billion controllable operating profit for the year. “This quarter is generally, from my understanding, on track with what we expected,” said Sarah Ninivaggi, USPS public relations representative. “We’re still on track to see a controllable income for the year.”..."    


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USPS email use on the Ashley Madison site to be investigated by 'internal' watchdog

U.S. Postal Service to review government email use for Ashley Madison site

"...The U.S. Postal Service and its internal watchdog plan to review whether or not some of the agency’s employees may have violated federal policies by using their government email on the infidelity website Ashley Madison..."    


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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

New standards for curbside mailboxes

Postal Service finalizes new standards for curbside mailboxes

"...Under the new rule, new locking and non-locking curbside mailboxes must be able to accommodate the insertion or removal of a new minimum-sized mail item 7 inches high by 13 inches wide by 16 inches deep..."    


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Sunday, August 9, 2015

Worker hit by truck at postal service processing center

Worker hit by truck at postal service processing center

"...Wallingford facility on Saturday afternoon when he was knocked down and run over by a truck trying to back up to a loading dock..."    


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Sunday, July 26, 2015

10 fascinating facts on the Postal Service’s birthday

10 fascinating facts on the Postal Service’s birthday

"...On July 26, 1775, the Continental Congress created the Post Office, naming Benjamin Franklin as the first Postmaster General. Here’s a look at 10 fascinating facts about a unique American institution...."    


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Friday, July 17, 2015

Service deteriorates as feds dismantle Postal Service

Service deteriorates as feds dismantle USPS

"...USPS administration decided unilaterally to change delivery standards and at the same time close many of the large processing centers in the best postal service in the world...."    


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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Another good bill introduced to save the USPS but will it result in legislation?

Senators Introduce Rural Postal Bill

"...The Rural Postal Act of 2015, introduced by Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) on July 9, aims to improve mail service by restoring stronger service standards and placing a two-year moratorium on the closure of additional mail processing plants. It also would make the requirement for six-day mail delivery..."    


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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Bernie Sanders wants to help save the Postal Service and your future

Sanders courting postal worker endorsement

"...Bernie Sanders has been an outspoken champion of postal customers, postal workers and the public Postal Service — demanding expanded services for all Americans, an end to mail delays, and an end to the closure of postal facilities,” Dimondstein said in a statement...."    


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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Bernie Sanders is unquestionably a friend of postal workers

Hillary Clinton to huddle privately with top labor leaders

"...“It’s a meet and greet, he’s an important candidate,” Dimondstein said of Bernie Sanders. “He’s not in the pocket of the corporations, and wants corporate money out of politics. We hope to hear from him, to go into some of what his platform and program is, and how it relates to working folks. I have not officially endorsed Bernie, but I’m happy to be a co-host so he can meet with other labor leaders.” He said he is expecting a group of between 30 and 40 labor leaders to attend..."    


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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Was Aspen Postal Worker Planning to Go Postal?

Was Postal Worker Mauro Pennini Planning to Go Postal?

"..Specifically, Pennini was told not to contact, stalk, harass or injure any member of this trio — but on June 8, he sent one of them a text message anyhow. Shortly thereafter, Pennini was arrested by members of the Aspen Police Department at the post office, located at a benign sounding address: 235 Puppy Smith Street..."    


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Police: Aspen mail sorter had pistol at post office

Police: Aspen mail sorter had pistol at post office

"...(Officer Kirk) Wheatley opened the pack and observed a Sig Sauer semi-automatic handgun in the pocket,” the report says. “Wheatley later confirmed the pistol to be fully loaded with 14 rounds of live ammunition, was accompanied with 28 additional rounds of ammunition, two sets of handcuffs, three folding knives and one multi-tool.” Pennini is out of jail on bond..."    


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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Landrith: U.S. Postal Service standards keep declining

Landrith: U.S. Postal Service standards keep declining

"...Recently, a bipartisan group of senators, including Gary Peters, D-Bloomfield Township, met with Postmaster General Megan Brennan to discuss a long list of Postal Service complaints. At the top of the list was lagging delivery times that are continuing to get worse. As part of the evaluation process, Peters and the group maintain that declining postal standards and the consolidation of mail processing facilities is negatively impacting rural communities across their states..."    


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Monday, June 22, 2015

Update: Florida postal worker who landed a gyrocopter at the U.S. Capitol

Gyrocopter pilot says no plea deal if prosecutors insist on long prison term

"...The Florida postal worker who landed a gyrocopter at the U.S. Capitol this spring said Monday that he opposes any plea deal with prosecutors that requires a prison term of “several years,” saying his actions were a “pure act of civil disobedience.”..."    


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Thursday, June 18, 2015

House Appropriations Committee Approval of Amendment to Restore Postal Service Standards an 'Important Step Forward'

House Appropriations Committee Approval of Amendment to Restore Postal Service Standards an 'Important Step Forward'

"...Today’s vote by the House Appropriations Committee to approve an amendment to restore postal service standards is an important step forward for postal employees and our customers – large and small. The bipartisan vote was 26-23. Postal workers have been fighting the drastic cuts in service that USPS management implemented unilaterally..."    


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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Former postal supervisor investigated for mail theft strikes deal, may not serve jail time

Former postal supervisor investigated for mail theft strikes deal, may not serve jail time

"...the plea agreement states that because Galapo has accepted responsibility for her actions and saved the government the time and expense of a trial by pleading guilty, probation will be recommended to the judge..."    


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Friday, June 12, 2015

Postal Service needs to be more transparent about plant closures, IG says

USPS needs to be more transparent about plant closures, IG says

"...Guidelines don't include a time frame for implementing the consolidation of any given mail processing facility that's on the chopping block. Because of that, any feasibility study that was done to determine if the facility should be closed could be outdated by the time USPS actually starts the closing process...."    


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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Attempted delivery of letters urging campaign finance reform may cost man his job

Doug Hughes: Postal Service Firing Me, but Letters Will Get to Congress (Updated)

"...“He alleges a “coordinated effort at the top to really nail me,” despite the lack of property damage, injury or intent to do either with his protest. The letters Hughes carried may still reach Congress, with the help of a 70-year-old man named Joe Lane. Beginning on June 10, the Connecticut-based thriller writer will walk the halls of Capitol office buildings hand-delivering Hughes’ letters to members of Congress. ... urgent need to reform our campaign finance laws. ..."    


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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Postal Service announces that consolidation activities will resume in 2016

Mail processing plant consolidations to resume in 2016

"...The decision to defer the next phase of the initiative was based upon operational considerations, and was made to ensure that the Postal Service will continue to provide prompt, reliable and predictable service consistent with the published service standards. The planned consolidation activities will resume in 2016..."    


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Friday, May 29, 2015

Postal Service Demands Cuts in Pay, Benefits, Job Security From Workers

USPS Demands Cuts in Pay, Benefits, Job Security

2015 APWU Contract Negotiations
How does the Postal Service reward workers?
"...05/28/2015 - Contract negotiations between the American Postal Workers Union and the U.S. Postal Service ended without an agreement on May 27. The USPS scuttled any prospect of reaching a deal by insisting on severe cuts in pay and benefits, despite the fact that progress had been made on many non-economic issues, President Mark Dimondstein reported. “Management’s economic demands and proposed changes to the workforce structure were completely unacceptable,” he said...."    

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Common Sense Prevails As Postal Service Mail Processing Plant Closures and Consolidations Put On Hold

Nearly all remaining closures and consolidations put on hold

"...With the exception of the Houston P&DC and Queens P&DC, the USPS has suspended all remaining closures and consolidations to a date to be determined. ..."    


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Monday, May 25, 2015

USPS plan to replace LLV fleet "all at once" makes no sense

USPS Plan to Replace Entire Truck Fleet at Once Under Fire

"...The USPS "also chose to not refurbish the vehicles, which would have cost about $3.5 billion." The latter option would have added as much as 15 years to the life of the vehicles...."    


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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Postal Service and workers' representatives too far apart on wages and benefits to reach contract negotiation

Contract Talks Extended One Week to Focus on Economic Package

"...Postal Management scuttled the prospect of reaching a deal before the deadline by insisting on a permanent, new lower pay scale and reduced benefits for future career employees as well as givebacks in pay and benefits for current career workers..."    


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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The mail has been slowing down, and in some cases, by a lot

New USPS service performance reports show significant delays in delivering the mail

"...The Postal Service has released its service performance reports for the second quarter of the fiscal year, January 1 to March 31, 2015. They show that it's not just your imagination — the mail has been slowing down, and in some cases, by a lot. The reports can be found on the..."    


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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

America's mail processing facilities still being closed in spite of outrage

Congressional Delegation "Outraged" USPS To Close Stamford, Wallingford Facilities Early

"..."We remain committed both to reversing this decision, preventing further closures, and to ensuring that Connecticut residents do not experience delays in mail delivery," the statement reads...."    


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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Confusion over plan for Petaluma mail facility

Confusion over plan for Petaluma mail facility

"...“We will not be closing that facility this year,” said Ruiz. “The center will still be used for all incoming mail to Petaluma, as well as all parcels. No jobs will be lost.” ..."    


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Monday, April 27, 2015

Union discovers irregularities in postal employees "ring times"

USPS investigating happenings at Arsenal branch post office

"...Tony Boyd, president of the union's local chapter said he knows two postal employees are on administrative leave after he and a union steward brought irregularities in postal employees "ring times" to the attention of the local postmaster and regional director...."    


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Saturday, April 18, 2015

When Complement Managers Make Contact, Union Calls Foul

When Complement Managers Make Contact, Union Calls Foul

"...Everything from the bogus figures in the reports – that haven’t changed since they were first issued two to three (some four) years ago – is wrong. The numbers weren’t correct then, and couldn’t possibly be correct now. The misrepresented findings are clearly “rationalized.”

Management is using AMPs to rationalize their actions, with little basis in fact. They are moving equipment, knowing there is no place to reassign all of the impacted employees. Postal workers are constantly bombarded with realigned schedules and tour changes.

A few years back, management decided to practically eliminate Tour 2 in most plants, and forced employees on standby time, so work could be saved for the evening. Now, we have “four walls,” 24-hour clock, and employees are being moved back on Tour 2 with plans to work around the clock. Go figure...."    


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Postal Service lack of customer service angers tax filers

Dayton tax filers upset USPS didn’t stay open

"...there was no one available to cancel their return so that it is postmarked on April 15. According to one witness, some people were ringing a bell and banging on the counter at the customer service desk. ..."    


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Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Mailman is an American Patriot: Doug Hughes' "Freedom Flight" spotlights Corruption in Washington DC that has has robbed the US citizens of a representative government that is our birthright.

Secret Service Well Aware of Doug Hughes "Freedom Flight"

He Was Visited By Secret Service Agents About His Plan Last Year
"...Hughes wrote about the planned gyrocopter flight on his website, The Democracy Club:
'Let me say first – this is a non-violent demonstration. I have no intention of hurting anyone – I have taken every precaution to prevent any injury to anyone, including me. There is no way I can prevent over-reaction by the authorities, but I have given them as much information and advance warning as my fuel supply allows. When I took off, I was over an hour away from the no-fly zone.

The demonstration is about restoring democracy. Corruption in Washington DC has robbed the US citizens of the representative government that is our birthright. Polls show that the public is aware of the problem and VERY concerned, but they are largely uninformed that there is a solution and there are organizations prepared to make reform a reality'
..."    

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Why a Small Amount of USPS Packages May Have Been Delayed

Why Your USPS Packages May Have Been Delayed

"...A spokesperson for the USPS Southern Area provided the following response to our inquiry about the OIG audit report on the Dallas, TX MTESC: "You asked whether shippers or other customers should know anything about this matter. I would like to stress that this was a localized event, limited to the Dallas MTESC, and is not representative of the country as a whole. ..."    


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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Postal Service in North Dakota rarely met national service standards in recent years

Audit shows U.S. Postal Service couldn't keep up with Bakken boom

"...Postal Service compensation, established through union negotiations, is not always competitive..."    


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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Birmingham, AL: Two men identifying themselves as postal workers attack and rob woman

Woman held at gunpoint during home invasion

"...Police say the men identified themselves as postal workers. After the victim opened her front door, the men reportedly forced their way into the apartment. That's when one of two men threw the woman to the ground and pointed a gun at her. ..."    


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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Martín Ramírez honored with U.S. Postal Service stamps

U.S. Postal Service releases Limited Edition Forever stamps featuring work of Mexican artist Martín Ramírez

Martín Ramírez Stamps
U.S. Postal Service image
"...The U.S. Postal Service is honoring the work of Mexican artist Martín Ramírez by placing five of his drawings and collages on Limited Edition Forever stamps..."    

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The "Mailbox Access Rule" Defined

Mailbox Access Rule

A federal statute that restricts mailboxes to properly paid U.S. Mail. In 1934, Congress enacted a law known as the “mailbox restriction” that prohibits anyone from placing mailable matter without postage into any mailbox.    


Glossary of Postal Terms. Publication 32. United States Postal Service. July 2013. Web. 24 March 2015.
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Epic fail of postal management, universal service and America's vital postal infrastructure continues

Epic Fail for the Postal Service: The wrong model and the wrong BOG

"...From top to bottom, the management culture of the Postal Service is seriously problematic, and it has rightly come in for significant criticism. I’ve discussed the issue in several posts, here and here, and there are no end of articles about the subject, like this one by Jess Stoner that details the abuses that everyday postal workers encounter from local managers. Steven Musacco's "Beyond Going Postal: Shifting from Workplace Tragedies and Toxic Work Environments to a Safe and Healthy Organization describes the long history of a failing postal management culture..."    


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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Cyanide laced envelope thwarted from White House delivery

Envelope sent to white house tests positive for cyanide

"... According to the Secret Services, an envelope sent to the White House has been tested positive for cyanide. ..."    


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Closure of Pocatello Mail Processing Center Concerns Residents

Mayor Holds 11th Hour Town Hall to Reverse USPS Plant Closure
"... There is still a little time before the Flandro Drive Processing Plant closes for good. Mayor Blad listed the phone numbers and addresses that residents can call or write to appeal to them to change the post office’s mind.

Postal Board of Governors:
475 L’Enfant Plaza SW
Washington, DC 20260
Phone: 202-268-4800

Postmaster General:
475 L’Enfant Plaza SW
Washington, DC 20260
Phone: 202-268-4264

President of the United States:
1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20500
Phone: 202-456-1414 ..."
   

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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Federal Express Corp. top-ranked contractor of the U.S. Postal Service

Salmon Cos. No. 3 On List of Top USPS Contractors

"... Salmon Cos. of North Little Rock, the mail hauler long known as Pat Salmon & Sons, was the third-largest contractor ..."    


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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Hidden spy camera found at Golden Post Office

Mysterious spy cameras collecting data at post offices

"...Within an hour of FOX31 Denver discovering a hidden camera, which was positioned to capture and record the license plates and facial features of customers leaving a Golden Post Office, the device was ..."    


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Friday, March 6, 2015

We need Congress to stop cuts to service, closures and consolidation of processing facilities and restore the overnight service standard

America needs Congress to act now for real reform of Postal Service

"...What America needs is real postal reform and we need Congress to act now. We need Congress to stop cuts to service, closures and consolidation of processing facilities and restore the overnight service standard. Congress must repeal the mandate to pre-fund future retiree health benefits and return pension over-payments back to the USPS. Reform must include maintaining six-day delivery as well as home delivery. Postal reform must preserve the collective-bargaining process. Collective-bargaining has been in effect since the creation of USPS and ensures good, working-class jobs that support thousands of American workers and their families. ..."    


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Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Constitution and The Post Office

A big day in the history of the United States Postal Service

"... The Articles of Confederation, which preceded the Constitution, also made it clear that the government “shall also have the sole and exclusive right and power of … establishing or regulating post offices from one State to another, throughout all the United States, and exacting such postage on the papers passing through the same as may be requisite to defray the expenses of the said office.” ..."    


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Friday, February 27, 2015

Roanoke Mail Processing to move, but some jobs to remain out of necessity

About 200 US Postal Service jobs moving from Roanoke to Greensboro

"...will affect 105 clerks, 70 mail handlers and 25 maintenance workers. Some employees will remain in Roanoke, where packages and express and priority mail will still be handled...."    


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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Disposable Camera Captures Its Own Trip Across the United States

Disposable Camera Captures Its Own Trip Across the United States

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"...Five years ago, web designer Matthew McVickar decided to give one lucky disposable camera a free vacation, sending it through the mail from Cape Cod, Massachusetts to Honolulu, Hawaii with the instructions “Take a photo before you pass it on!”. When he got the camera back, there were seven photographs taken by various workers in the United States Postal Service that show the cameras journey (and the inner workings of the USPS!). ..."    

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Photos: Disposable Camera Sent Via Postal Service Provides Pictures During Travels

Disposable Camera Sent Via Snail Mail

Photo courtesy of uncustomary.org
Photo courtesy of uncustomary.org
"... sent a disposable camera through the mail in a way that allowed postal workers to document its journey. I decided I would finally do it myself, and fashioned a camera to some cardboard with tape and the appropriate cut outs. I sent it out to my friend Olivia in Chicago and waited. ..."    

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Redding mail processing plant scheduled to close April 18

Amendment to keep mail processing centers open fails

"...The Redding plant, whose date keeps getting pushed back, is now scheduled to close April 18...."    


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Postal Service Mail Sorting to be removed from Erie mail processing facility but facility will remain open

Postal Service moves to close Erie mail-sorting facility

"...The building will remain open, housing garage facilities, bulk mail receiving and a retail postal location. What's changing is that most of the sorting would be moved to Pittsburgh or Rochester, N.Y., Kelly said. ..."    


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Friday, February 13, 2015

Postal Service dealing with national computer outage since yesterday

Postal Service dealing with national computer outage — hackers not involved

"...Delancey said the outage is not the result of a cyber attack. She could not immediately provide details on the hardware installation that triggered the problems. The Postal Service fell victim to a cyber attack last year..."    


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Mail sorting to end at toledo facility, but will still need truck drivers, mail handlers, retail clerks, and custodial staff

U.S. Postal Service will end sorting operation in Toledo

"...Delivery trucks will then run to Toledo’s main post office, Mr. Van Allen said, and from there the mail will be transferred into other trucks for local delivery as occurred before. Toledo’s main post office will still need truck drivers, mail handlers, retail clerks, and custodial staff, he said. ..."    


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Who says the Postal Service is Broke: New vehicle contract could be worth $5 billion+

Postal Service Seeks to Retire the Old Mail Truck

"...The proposal is for some 180,000 “next-generation delivery vehicles,” which would over time replace the 163,000 right-hand-drive, light-duty mail-delivery trucks now in use. The service says the trucks would ideally cost between $25,000 and $35,000. ..."    


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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

SEEING DOUBLE -- Post office twins provide stellar service with a smile

SEEING DOUBLE -- Post office twins provide stellar service with a smile

"...'They take care of the customer. They are two of the most pleasant people I ever met. They greet everybody. They're friendly and very knowledgeable. If they don't know the answer, they go get it. They don't leave a customer upset. They take care of the problems. I don't have to worry about the window with those two and Judy Hooper and Paul Russomanno.' ..."    


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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Major U.S. utility company, found that 91 percent of customers choose to receive their statements by mail

Can the Postal Service cling to hope that people still want paper bills?

"...“Research shows that consumers value the physical mail-piece as a record-keeping tool and reminder to pay,” the report said. “In general, customers value having options for bill delivery and payment.” ..."    


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Monday, February 9, 2015

Help Please: Young 'Bubby Everson' wants mail while dealing with health issues

Boy facing health issues wants birthday mail

Bubby Everson wants mail
..."What Bubby Everson really wants is mail. People across the country are starting to deliver, according to dad Thomas Everson....If you'd like to send Bubby a letter, the address is: Bubby Everson, P.O. Box 1142 Graham, WA 98338..."    

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Turning point in relations between federal unions and the GOP?

End of 40 years of war in sight?

"... Over the past four decades, many feds have come to see Republicans as anti-government, anti-bureaucrats out to get them, and you can see why. On the other hand, it seems that Democratic politicians have realized they have a permanent hall pass with many feds, and most unions. They can support sequestration and three years of a pay freeze then ..."    


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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Postal Service saw an operating profit of $1.1 billion in the first quarter of fiscal 2015

In the black? Postal Service has a 'fantastic quarter'

"...The Postal Service saw an operating profit of $1.1 billion in the first quarter of fiscal 2015, fueled by record numbers of package deliveries, according to financial information released by the agency Feb. 6. ..."    


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Monday, February 2, 2015

Mail seem slow? Postal service change is likely the cause

Mail seem slow? Postal service change is likely the cause

"...If you’ve recently suspected that letters and bills have been bit slower in arriving in your mailbox, you’re not imagining it...."    


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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Inspector General: Postal Service hasn't analyzed impact of closing and consolidating processing plants or informed stakeholders of changes to the consolidation plan

USPS plant closures would halt under Keystone XL bill rider

"...The USPS inspector general says, in an Oct. 6 memo, that the Postal Service hasn't analyzed the impact of closing and consolidating processing plants or informed stakeholders of changes to the consolidation plan. ..."    


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Monday, January 26, 2015

Amendment would re-establish overnight delivery standards for first-class mail

Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow trying to stop closures that could slow down Michigan mail

"...The amendment she introduced and joined 12 other senators in authoring would also re-establish overnight delivery standards for first-class mail. ..."    


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Friday, January 23, 2015

Postal Service Delays Scheduled Consolidations at Some Facilities, Leaves Most Facilities Clueless With No Information

USPS Delays Scheduled Consolidations at Many Facilities

"...When the U.S. Postal Service announced it would shutter 82 mail processing facilities in 2015, it planned to start closing many of the plants in January. But for at least 10 of the facilities, USPS has now moved back that timetable to April or later. ..."    


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Monday, January 19, 2015

Postal Service problems noted in rural areas after changes

U.S. Postal Service: Problems noted in rural areas

"...It happens to be the first invoice I pay every month, and according to my records, it had been mailed Jan. 2. In a phone call to the headquarters in Great Falls, they said they had received my check a day after they had mailed me the notice. Where had this check been for 10 days?..."    


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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

One passenger dead after smoke fills L'Enfant Plaza metro station in downtown Washington

1 dead after smoke shuts down D.C. metro station

"...The buildings largely house private businesses, but the U.S. Postal Service is also headquartered at L'Enfant Plaza...."    


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Sunday, January 11, 2015

IG pushes Postal Service to create a more flexible workplace

IG pushes USPS to create a more flexible workplace

"...the following efforts: Establish annualized work hours, as opposed to a standard 40-hour workweek. Create work or job sharing processes, allowing more collaboration between employees and the ability for some employees to cover absences of others. Allow employes to self-schedule or trade shifts. Establish a roster of supplemental employees, or recalled retirees, to be used during peak times of year and absences. Allow employees to maintain reduced work hours in order to deal with issues in their personal life. ..."    


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Friday, January 9, 2015

Postal worker pleads guilty to harassment for outburst at Financial District beauty salon

Postal worker pleads guilty to harassment for outburst at Financial District beauty salon

"...failed to unknot her hair quickly enough during the appointment she had while wearing her U.S. Postal Service uniform..."    


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Houston postal service workers not getting paid on time

Houston USPS workers not getting paid on time

"...Houston post office employees say they are not getting paid on time. It's happening at a Houston mail processing facility that has been the center of customer complaints about slow mail delivery. ..."    


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‘Snail mail’ is about to get even slower

‘Snail mail’ is about to get even slower (Opinion)

"...On Jan. 4, the U.S. Postal Service postmaster general virtually eliminated the overnight delivery standard for first class mail...."    


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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Two sentenced for robbing and shooting a postal employee

2 sentenced for robbing, shooting postal employee

"...Charles Jackson and Kendrick Watkins were convicted in August of robbing the truck in Conley shortly before Christmas in 2013, the time of year when postal volume is at its highest. They conspired with a third defendant, former postal employee Latonya Evans, to plan the robbery; Evans gave Jackson and Watkins non-public information to help them commit the crime...."    


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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Postal Service does not plan to update its impact studies before the consolidation plan begins

Postal Service poised to begin controversial plant closures next week

"...The Postal Service said it could not complete the statutorily required analyses because it had not yet finalized its new processing guidelines, which will scale back delivery standards starting on Monday. The agency does not plan to update its impact studies before the consolidation plan begins, Ninivaggi said. ..."    


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