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Saturday, August 29, 2020

First day of issue for 400th anniversary Plymouth stamp planned for Sept. 17

"...Entitled “Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor,” the commemorative stamp features original art by Greg Harlin and was designed Greg Breeding. According to the USPS, it conveys “a scene of desolate beauty at the end of the Pilgrims’ long journey to an unfamiliar world.” Since 2013, McKay, Plymouth 400 and Plymouth Rock Stamp Club have worked to convince the Postal Service to include stamps recognizing the founding of Plymouth by English settlers in 1620..."    


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Saturday, August 22, 2020

Violating Hatch Act Leads to 120-Day Suspension

"...It’s that time again: National elections are coming in November. For the federal workforce, this means that the number of employees found in violation of the Hatch Act will go up. Enthusiasm for a candidate or an issue will overcome individuals who never saw, never read about, or do not remember the periodic announcements issued regarding the Hatch Act and the impact it can have on a federal employee..."    


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Internal USPS Documents Show Proof of ‘Steep Declines and Increasing Delays,' NY Rep Says

"...The documents released Saturday are said to be part of a "PMG Briefing," a presentation prepared directly for the Postmaster General just last week. According to the internal report, significant dips in on-time delivery have been recorded by the Postal Service since the start of July but had been steady for several months prior. Maloney says DeJoy did not admit to "sweeping delays and reductions in service caused by his actions and detailed in these new documents." She says the documents contradict representatives on the other side of the aisle that claimed there were "no delays" in mail delivery and "no data" to prove the delays were real..."    


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Friday, August 21, 2020

Alabama experiences some mail, package delays...

"...“Most times, it may be a week to ten days late,” said Richard McBee. “It’s inconsistent and then a lot of times, I get people’s mail that’s not mine.” McBee says the issues are getting worse..."    


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Sen. Coons finds dismantled letter-handling machinery left out in rain at New Castle (Delaware) Mail Processing & Distribution Facility

"..."Right behind me is a sophisticated barcode sorter; this is the sort of automated mail handling equipment that U.S. Post Master General Louis DeJoy has had removed," Coons said Thursday. "This was just removed from this facility Sunday night (August 16, 2020) and put outside, so it's been here for days in the rain. I think it's important that the postmaster general has said he is going to put the brakes on any further changes to service delivery standards to the equipment or handling of mail, but this is physical proof that reversing those changes is going to be expensive and difficult because this equipment isn't serviceable again."..."    


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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

DeJoy Earned Millions From Company With Financial Ties to Postal Service

"...Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, who has come under fire for his continuing financial ties to a company that does business with the Postal Service, received $1.2 million to $7 million in income last year from that firm, according to financial disclosure forms..."    


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Sunday, August 9, 2020

USPS seeks early retirements for non-union postal employees, management hiring freeze

"...USPS said these changes won’t lead to a reduction in force, and that “there are no immediate impacts to USPS employees,” but the agency will request Voluntary Early Retirement Authority from the Office of Personnel Management for employees not represented by a collective bargaining agreement..."    


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Postal Service overhauls leadership as Democrats press for investigation of mail delays

"...Twenty-three postal executives were reassigned or displaced, the new organizational chart shows. Analysts say the structure centralizes power around DeJoy, a former logistics executive..."    


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1929 Ford Model A mail truck at Port of Camas-Washougal's Wheels and Wings event

"...Camas resident Pete Durbin stands next to his 1929 Ford Model A mail truck, which will be entered into the Port of Camas-Washougal's Wheels and Wings event, to be held Aug. 24 at Grove Field. (Doug Flanagan/Post-Record)..."    


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Saturday, August 8, 2020

USPS plans for hiring freezes, early retirements as it continues to lose billions of dollars

"...organizational modifications include a management hiring freeze to “prepare for future changes” and a request for voluntary early retirement authority from the Office of Personnel Management. That authority allows an agency to temporarily lower the age and years of service requirements for retirement, with the goal of encouraging more employees that are on the cusp of retirement to make that transition..."    


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