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Thursday, February 2, 2023

UPS, FedEx, Amazon partner Flytrex | Flytrex Granted FAA Approval for Long-Range Commercial Drone Deliveries

"...in other words, the certification allows companies to launch and operate long-range commercial drone delivery services without a limit on size or scope. Flytrex joins Alphabet’s Wing, UPS Flight Forward, Amazon Prime Air and Zipline as the only firms with such an approval. There are still some restrictions on what Standard Part 135 Air Carriers can do—for example, they must receive authorization for each type of operation they want to conduct. But the certification is considered the most lenient regulatory framework available for drone delivery..."    


This Article is From: www.flyingmag.com

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Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Ring Mailbox Sensor is a battery-powered motion sensor that sends you real-time notifications via the Ring app when your mailbox opens

Article Title: Ring Mailbox Sensor is a battery-powered motion sensor that sends you real-time notifications via the Ring app when your mailbox opens

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Snippet of Article: "...When connected to Ring Bridge, Ring Mailbox Sensor allows you to receive a real-time notification in the Ring app or via connected Alexa-enabled device whenever your Mailbox Sensor detects motion. ..." Reference: Amazon
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APWU: Department of Labor Announces New FECA Procedures for COVID-19 Cases

"...The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) expired on January 27. The APWU has opposed the expiration of those provisions of the act that protected federal workers who contracted COVID-19 (COVID). We are providing the following as information to members on the new procedures for COVID-related workers’ compensation (OWCP) claims through the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA)...."    


This Article is From: apwu.org


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Sunday, January 29, 2023

Alabama civil rights activist's son indicted on voter fraud charges

"...The charges were announced Wednesday by Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill and District Attorney Michael Jackson. Jackson said Turner is accused of running multiple ballots through a voting machine during the May 2022 Democratic primary election. He is also accused of breaking state law as regards using absentee ballots, Jackson said. Turner was seen with a "stack" of absentee ballot material at the post office, he said. ..."    


This Article is From: www.foxnews.com

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Friday, January 27, 2023

Alabama | Huntsville postal employee indicted on federal charge for destroying, withholding mail

"The indictment says Alexander Dockery destroyed, detained and delayed letters, postcards, packages and other mail... Dockery’s arraignment is set for Feb. 9. "    


This Article is From: www.waaytv.com


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Thursday, January 26, 2023

Woman pleads guilty for past mailing of ricin to President Donald Trump

"A Canadian-French dual national has pleaded guilty to charges that she mailed threatening letters containing the poison ricin to then-President Donald Trump, as well as eight Texas law enforcement officers, in 2020. Pascale Cecile Veronique Ferrier, 55, faces over 21 years in prison if a judge agrees to accept the terms of her plea... There is no place for political violence in our country...'We hope this resolution will serve as a warning that using our mail system to send a toxic substance and other threats of this type will cost you your freedom for many years.'"    


This Article is From: www.yahoo.com

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Saturday, January 21, 2023

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Package includes: 5 sets of reflective mailbox numbers, It includes 3" numbers 3 set, 4" numbers 2 set, each set contains 10 numbers, from 0 to 9, 50 numbers in total Thin die cut reflective numbers give the appearance of being expertly painted, make your house can be easily found by friends or post man, driver. Numbers Will Reflect At Night When Light Hits Them (The reflection effect depends on the brightness of the light) Durable in any weather : Our decals are made for outdoor use. Waterproof and resists heat or cold. Applications: these numbers can be applied to any smooth, clean and dry surface, can be applied as a mark or sign for mailbox or door or streets, outdoor billboard phone number, car body decoration number and so on 【100% Refund 】If you have any dissatisfaction, please contact us. All our efforts are only for your smile! Please trust your feelings. Just add them to your shopping cart!    


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Friday, January 20, 2023

FEHB and Medicare Webinar to be held Jan. 26, 2023

"Postal Service employees can participate in an upcoming webinar to learn about the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program and Medicare.

The session, “Medicare and FEHB,” will be held Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. EST.

Representatives from GEHA, a not-for-profit provider of health plans for federal employees, will conduct the webinar and explain how Medicare works with FEHB plans, including information on Medicare parts A, B, C and D.

Participants must register before the event on the webinar website. After signing up, directions will be emailed to each registrant.

Following the session, registrants will receive an email with a link to an archived recording, along with the slides shown.

Participation is voluntary. Nonexempt employees may only participate off the clock or during authorized breaks.

For more information, contact the USPS Health and Wellness team at healthandwellness@usps.gov."    


This Article is From: usps.com

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Tuesday, January 17, 2023

New Yorkers should be vigilant amid 'rise' in mail theft, AG says. How to protect yourself

"...New Yorkers should be on the defensive against mail theft amid recent rises in stolen mail, including checks and credit cards..."    


This Article is From: www.lohud.com

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Monday, January 16, 2023

A gilded route | MN carrier happy to take the high road

"...Daniel Nerka knows he’s got it good. “Can’t get any better than delivering on the Hill,” the St. Paul, MN, letter carrier said. Nerka is referring to Cathedral Hill..."    


This Article is From: USPS News Link


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Thursday, January 12, 2023

Cyber incident hits UK postal service, halts overseas mail

"...The British government’s National Cyber Security Center said it’s aware of the incident and is working with Royal Mail and the National Crime Agency “to fully understand the impact.” Services for mail coming into the country are operating with minor delays, Royal Mail said. ..."    


This Article is From: apnews.com

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4-year-old discovered missing after postal carrier finds her sister, Oklahoma cops say

"...A postal carrier spotted a 5-year-old girl outside her home and reported the incident to an Oklahoma police department, then authorities learned the child’s younger sister was missing. A search began for the girl’s sister — Athena Brownfield, 4 — but investigators have been unable to find her, authorities said. “This is a very active and ongoing investigation, and right now our top priority is locating her...."    


This Article is From: www.kansascity.com

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Wednesday, January 11, 2023

$10K reward offered for USPS vehicle stolen in Madison County at the Brownsboro Post Office

"...MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A reward for information about the burglary of the Brownsboro Post Office and theft of a vehicle is being offered by federal officials. ...The number of the stolen vehicle is 0330344. If you have any information about this crime, please contact the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at 1-877-876-2455, section “law enforcement” and reference Case No. 3946263."    


This Article is From: whnt.com

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Friday, January 6, 2023

Be Prepared | How to Order More Free COVID-19 Tests From the Post Office

"...The federal government has resumed sending out free at-home test kits. ...Though the program was paused, the White House reserved a supply of test kits. With COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations rising again, new shipments started going out on Dec. 19. ...For more on COVID-19, learn why the expiration date on your test kit might be wrong."    


This Article is From: www.cnet.com

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Monday, December 26, 2022

USPS Issues Employee Communications Update Regarding PostalEASE Website Fraud

"...Please see the latest information that we just received regarding the PostalEase website fraud. FRAUD ALERT...Letter to be sent to only impacted employees notifying them of their situation and share information and next steps. Please note"    


This Article is From: NPMHU Local 317

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Wednesday, December 21, 2022

FBI reimbursed Twitter for doing its dirty work on users

"FBI paid Twitter $3.4M for doing its dirty work on users, damning email shows...The email notes that the funds will be used by Twitter on “[law enforcement]-related projects” including “LE training, tooling, etc.” The reports by Shellenberger and fellow independent journalists Matt Taibbi and Bari Weiss, have revealed extensive collaboration and employee overlap between Twitter and the FBI, who Taibbi reported last week treated the social media company as a “subsidiary” and repeatedly reported supposed “misinformation.”"    


This Article is From: nypost.com

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Monday, December 19, 2022

Get free at-home COVID-19 tests this winter

"Every U.S. household is now eligible to order four free, at-home COVID-⁠19 tests. The test kits will be delivered by the U.S. Postal Service and can be ordered through their website. ...Orders will ship free starting the week of December 19, 2022. "    


This Article is From: www.boisestate.edu

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Sunday, November 20, 2022

Packages and mail may be delivered at night this holiday season

"...U.S. Postal Service is looking to hire about 28,000 seasonal workers and is installing 137 new package sorting machines in an effort to avoid shipping delays.  But postal worker representatives say Americans could see after-dark or even nighttime deliveries over the holidays...Lawmakers have been trying to implement reform within the mailing agency amid widespread complaints about mail service slowdowns. ...'We need to make sure that the Postal Service is reliable and that people are on deck doing their jobs.'"    


This Article is From: www.cbsnews.com

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Owney the Postal Dog | National Postal Museum

"Owney was a scruffy mutt who became a regular fixture at the Albany, New York, post office in 1888. His owner was likely a postal clerk who let the dog walk him to work. Owney was attracted to the texture or scent of the mailbags and when his master moved away, Owney stayed with his new mail clerk friends. He soon began to follow mailbags, first onto mail wagons and then mail trains. Owney began to ride with the bags on Railway Mail Service (RMS) trains across the state . . . and then the country! The Railway Mail Service clerks adopted Owney as their unofficial mascot. Postal workers and others began to mark Owney’s travels by placing..."    


This Article is From: postalmuseum.si.edu

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Sunday, October 30, 2022

Diesel fuel shortage ominous

"The United States is running short of diesel fuel and the consequences could be grave. Waco economist Ray Perryman says there are only a few weeks' supply left with the nation's 130 refineries going full blast and the truck fleets, trains, ships, farmers and military potentially facing big challenges. "Much of our logistics system relies on diesel and if we get to zero inventory, there will be disruptions," Perryman said. "There's not a good way to deal with a shortage...."    


This Article is From: finance.yahoo.com

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Thursday, October 27, 2022

Alabama: United States Postal Service temporarily suspending operations at the Bluff Park Finance Station in Birmingham

"The United States Postal Service announced it is temporarily suspending operations at the Bluff Park Finance Station in Birmingham due to a safety issue concerning some structural issues in need of repair...."    


This Article is From: abc3340.com

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Tool from the USPS Social Business Intelligence team is using social media information to measure customer service satisfaction

"... tool from the USPS Social Business Intelligence team is using social media information to measure customer service satisfaction.

The social media heat map uses the data visualization program Tableau to geographically display comments left on the organization’s official...Map information can be categorized by customer concern, and those with map access can view results by area, district and ZIP Code. Field managers can use the data as a customer service performance indicator to identify patterns and make operational improvements."    


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Farewell to a giant in retirement reporting | Mike Causey’s life and legacy.

"On Sept. 26, the federal community lost a journalist who had great respect and admiration for federal employees — and in turn, they showed him the same. Mike Causey died at 82 while seated at his desk ...the best dates to retire would not have become an annual ritual for employees nearing the end of their careers."    


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Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Office of Personnel Management hack $63M settlement approved by federal judge

Office of Personnel Management hack $63M settlement approved by federal judge

From the article: "...Following the final fairness hearing, prospective participants will still have until Dec. 23 to join the lawsuit, after which the validity of each claim will be assessed. Assuming there are no appeals, payouts to claimants are expected to take place in the first or second quarter of next year. Under terms of the settlement, each claimant is entitled to a minimum of $700 per claim, up to a maximum of $10,000 per claim. ...Following the breach, OPM contracted with credit monitoring company ID Experts to provide monitoring services to victims of the breach. ...For more information on the settlement or the claims process, please visit www.opmdatabreach.com, which is the website was established consistent with the terms of the settlement agreement. "


Article Reference: www.fedscoop.com
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Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Visit the Federal Soup Forum for Informative Converations and Postal News

"Federal Soup provides federal and postal employees a one-stop resource for information on their career, pay, benefits, financial planning, and retirement options. FedSoup delivers in-depth topic drilldowns, federal employee news, postal employee news, interactive forums, plus opinion and advice from benefits experts. FedSoup is also the portal to weekly issues of Federal Employees News Digest, benefits guides, and the annual Federal Employees Almanac. When feds have questions, Federal Soup has answers."    


This Article is From: forum.federalsoup.com
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Friday, October 21, 2022

2023 COLA Officially Announced at 8.7% for Social Security Benefits

"...While Social Security recipients receive the full adjustment even if they first claimed Social Security during the same calendar year, FERS and CSRS retirees who entered retirement in 2022 will see the upcoming COLA prorated. If you retired in January, your pension will see 11/12ths of the 8.7% or 7.7% increase. Retiring in February would mean 10/12ths of the COLA can be expected, and so on. It is also important to remember that unless you retired under FERS with special provisions or under disability, there is no COLA if you are not yet age 62. If you turned 62 this year, but have been retired the whole year, you can expect the full COLA and not a prorated one. ..."    


This Article is From: stwserve.com
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Monday, October 17, 2022

Saudi Arabia Confirms That Biden Pressured OPEC To Delay Oil Production Cuts Until November Midterms

"Saudi Arabia Confirms That Biden Pressured OPEC To Delay Oil Production Cuts Until November Midterms ...The Saudi Foreign ministry responded on Oct. 12 with a lengthy defense of the decision, resisting pressure amid discussions with the U.S. to delay a decision until November, when it might be too late for the price hike to affect midterm election prospects, according to The Associated Press. “The Government of the Kingdom clarified through its continuous consultation with the U.S. Administration that all economic analyses indicate that postponing the OPEC+ decision for a month, according to what has been suggested, would have had negative economic consequences,” the Saudi Foreign Ministry stated. ..."    


This Article is From: dailycaller.com

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