Friday, October 21, 2016

U.S. Postal Service ‘master key’ stolen, raises concern of mail thefts in Mill Creek area

U.S. Postal Service ‘master key’ stolen, raises concern of mail thefts in Mill Creek area

"...It’s a mail thief’s dream, stealing a Postal Service master key to all the mailboxes and blue collection bins in two zip codes..."   

::► Source: q13fox.com
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Friday, October 7, 2016

Hurricane Matthew: The Jacksonville P&DC and the Jacksonville NDC will shut down operations at...


Postal service prepping for Hurricane Matthew

Photo: www..express.co.uk
"...In anticipation of severe storm conditions upon the arrival of Hurricane Matthew, mail processing plants in Jacksonville (the Jacksonville P&DC and the Jacksonville NDC) will shut down operations at 6:30 a.m., Friday morning, Oct. 7. Both mail processing plants expect to resume full operations at 3 p.m., Saturday afternoon, Oct. 8..."   
::► Source: www.wjhg.com
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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Rat infestation forces post office to stop mail delivery to apartments

Rat infestation forces post office to stop mail delivery to apartments

"...Holes directly under the postal mailboxes show where rats have been nesting. "They have multiple holes up around where we get our mail right next to the trash cans and they've plugged it up multiple times with foam or whatever and they still eat their way through," resident David Bjorklund said..."   

::► Source: kdvr.com
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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Long Career with Postal Service Inspiring a Decatur Man's Music

Long Career with Postal Service Inspiring a Decatur Man's Music

"...Tracy Osborne never knows exactly when inspiration will strike. A postal worker of 28 years, Osborne has learned that all that walking from house-to-house leaves a lot of time for the mind to wander..."   

::► Source: www.wandtv.com
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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Stakeholders Voice Concerns Over Latest Postal Reform Efforts

Stakeholders Voice Concerns Over Latest Postal Reform Efforts

"...expressed skepticism about one of the cornerstones of the bill -- requiring all eligible postal workers and retirees to enter Medicare -- noting 25 percent of those eligible do not currently choose that option. The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association declined to endorse the bill over the provision, saying the 76,000 postal retirees who elected not to enroll in Medicare should not be forced to do so. The Medicare provision could unravel the entire bill..."   

::► Source: www.govexec.com
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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Certain USPS First Class Rates to Rise in August

Certain USPS First Class Rates to Rise in August

"...The USPS got the greenlight to raise certain rates in August, but they only impact First-Class Mail Parcels (FCMP) weighing between 1-3 ounces ..."   

::► Source: www.ecommercebytes.com
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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Postal worker in hospital after being hit by alleged street racers

Postal worker in hospital after being hit by alleged street racers

"...A postal worker was taken to the hospital Saturday after her mail truck was hit by two drivers allegedly speed racing...."   

::► Source: www.khou.com
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Monday, April 11, 2016

Safety agency cites Urbandale postal facility for violations

Safety agency cites Urbandale postal facility for violations

"...A federal safety agency has cited the U.S. Postal Service distribution center in Urbandale for one new and two repeated safety violations...."   

::► Source: www.desmoinesregister.com
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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Ken Christy, a union leader for Postal Service 'brought a smile to everyone he met'

Union leader for Postal Service 'brought a smile to everyone he met'

"...'Ken Christy was one of the strongest voices for working people — he dedicated himself to the men and women who worked for the U.S. Postal Service. He worked hard to represent them at every level,' Durbin said...."   

::► Source: www.chicagotribune.com
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Friday, March 4, 2016

U.S. Postal Service to sell collectible envelopes celebrating Broncos’ Super Bowl win

U.S. Postal Service to sell collectible envelopes celebrating Broncos’ Super Bowl win

"...The envelopes go on sale in the Denver metro area on Saturday. They are licensed and feature a high-quality image of Broncos players, the team’s logo and the 24-10 final score against the Carolina Panthers. “The Post Offices..."   

::► Source: kdvr.com
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Friday, December 4, 2015

Residents claim slow mail delivery

Residents claim slow mail delivery

"...Houston neighborhood mail service has slowed down significantly over the past year or so. “Let me stress this. I receive mail from medical people, like doctors. It’s important and that mail just does not get to me in a week or two," Tavano says. In Houston’s Third Ward, school teacher Leonard Lockett says mail delivery has slowed to a crawl, taking days longer than it use to take to get a letter. “It’s deplorable. I mean, we had a stretch last summer where we went nine days without any mail at all," Lockett says..."   

::► Source: www.click2houston.com
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Friday, November 13, 2015

Mail theft on the rise

Mail theft on the rise

"...“If you have a camera with Night Vision capabilities, or a Hunting Camera, please use it to help catch these thieves,” Oakhurst Post Office Postmaster Irene Holly Baker said. “The problem is so bad we struggle to keep up with the repairs and all the associated reports - sheriff and Postal Inspection Service. The thefts are now occurring every day and night. Let’s work together to put a stop to the outrageous crime of mail theft, and let’s catch these thieves..."   

::► Source: www.sierrastar.com
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Thursday, November 12, 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. “Politics as usual has not worked. It’s time for a political revolution,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein..."   

::► Source: www.apwu.org
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Friday, November 6, 2015

Knik postal investigation still unresolved

Knik postal investigation still unresolved

"...When the Knik contract post office closed without warning in September, about 1600 mailbox – holders in the area were forced to drive into downtown Wasilla to pick up their mail general delivery. Many Knik residents commute to Anchorage for work during the week, so just picking up the mail became a time consuming chore..."   

::► Source: www.alaskapublic.org
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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Workers Comp Fraud Investigations

Workers Comp Fraud Investigations

"...When it comes to workers compensation fraud, however, these law enforcement officers often employ questionable tactics and exercise little fiducial responsibility: They have been cited by the Department of Labor (DOL) for violating federal regulations while conducting fraud investigations involving injured workers. Agents also have been performing claim management functions rather than ascertaining whether crimes occurred. It’s unlawful for investigators to ask physicians about a claimant’s work tolerance limitations. This is a Health Resource Management (HRM) task, not an essential action of an official investigation; therefore, 20 CFR 10.506 applies. The regulation limits employing agencies to written contact with physicians treating injured workers covered by the Federal Employees Compensation Act (FECA). The Employees Compensation Appeal Board (ECAB) found special agents using techniques that prejudice physicians against their patients in an effort to obtain desired medical opinions..."   

::► Source: www.apwu.org
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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Mail delays unacceptable

Mail delays unacceptable

"...The quagmire that is the U.S. Postal Service has grown from annoying to ludicrous here in eastern Idaho, and it’s not an exaggeration to say it has now become a matter of life and death...."   

::► Source: www.idahostatejournal.com
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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

After USPS Phishing Hack, Audit Shows Postal Workers Still Click on Links

After USPS Phishing Hack, Audit Shows Postal Workers Still Click on Links

"...Months after a suspected malicious email attack breached U.S. Postal Service personnel data, a quarter of agency employees fell for a simulated email scheme, according to an internal watchdog..."   

::► Source: www.nextgov.com
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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Improving Postal Operations, Service and Transparency Act of 2015 (iPOST)

Improving Postal Operations, Service and Transparency Act of 2015 (iPOST)

"...While the Carper bill, which is called the Improving Postal Operations, Service and Transparency Act of 2015 (iPOST), addresses numerous important provisions -- many of which have evolved over several years of discussions among various postal stakeholders -- the NPMHU nevertheless views this proposed legislation as a work-in-progress. ..."   

::► Source: www.npmhu.org
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Friday, September 25, 2015

Officials: Pittsburgh postmaster charged with threatening employees is placed on leave

Officials: Pittsburgh postmaster charged with threatening employees placed on leave

"...Employees say the Canonsburg man threatened to retaliate against them if they reported seeing him open parcels and remove the marijuana, cocaine and heroin they contained..."   

::► Source: www.therepublic.com
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Saturday, September 12, 2015

Is The Postal Service Declaring War On Religion?

Is The Postal Service Declaring War On Religion?

"...Don’t expect new Christmas stamps this year because for the first time in decades the U.S. Postal Service won’t issue a new stamp depicting any Christian religious figure or symbol. No baby Jesus. No Mary. And none of the three wise men..."   

::► Source: dailycaller.com
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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Postal Service falls short of slower mail delivery standards

Postal Service falls short of slower mail delivery standards

"...The number of letters delivered late by the United States Postal Service has jumped by nearly 50 percent since the start of the year despite a significant downsizing of the cash-strapped agency. And that's as measured against the agency's own relaxed standards..."   

::► Source: triblive.com
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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Former postal worker and American patriot who landed gyrocopter at Capitol rejects plea deal, will face trial

Man who landed gyrocopter at Capitol rejects plea deal, will face trial

"...Hughes told reporters he was fired from the U.S. Postal Service on July 4. He is applying for food stamps and because of the trial has no job prospects, he said. He has a 12-year-old child at home and his wife, an immigrant from Belarus, does not work, he said...."   

::► Source: www.theglobeandmail.com
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Monday, June 29, 2015

George Winslow, Mail Handler and Child Actor Who Had a Moment With Marilyn, Dies at 69


George Winslow, Child Actor Who Had a Moment With Marilyn, Dies at 69

 George Winslow, seated, and Marilyn Monroe in the film “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.” Credit 20th Century Fox, via Photofest
Credit 20th Century Fox, via Photofest
"...After attending Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Ore., in the 1960s he served with the Navy during the Vietnam War. He later worked as a mail handler for the Postal Service in Northern California. An only child, he never married and leaves no immediate survivors. George Winslow retired from show business in 1958, at the age of 12, and no wonder...."   
::► Source: www.nytimes.com
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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Boston man sentenced to nearly 30 years for robbing, shooting US Postal carrier in 2013

Boston man sentenced to nearly 30 years for robbing, shooting US Postal carrier in 2013

"...In addition to the crimes related to the non-fatal shooting of the postman, Taylor was charged as a "career offender," which carries a 15-year minimum mandatory sentence. "Taylor has been in trouble with the law for crimes of violence since he was fifteen years old. He has been convicted of, among other things, armed robbery, larceny from a person, and assault and battery. ..."   

::► Source: www.masslive.com
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Monday, June 22, 2015

Flooding forces U.S. Postal Service to go old school

Flooding forces U.S. Postal Service to go old school

"...So the U.S. Postal Service is going old-school ­– using a wheelbarrow to deliver mail until the water recedes enough for the bridge to reopen, the sheriff's office said...."   
::► Source: www.9news.com
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Monday, June 8, 2015

Postal retirees may be among those affected by OPM breach

Postal Retirees May be Affected by OPM Data Breach

"...06/08/2015 - Postal retirees may be among those affected by a breach in the computer system of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Retirees Department Director Judy Beard reports. OPM announced June 4 that the records of 4 million current and former federal employees were compromised in a cyber attack the agency discovered in April. Beginning June 8 and continuing through June 19, OPM will notify current and former employees via email that their records may have been compromised. Retirees whose email addresses are not on file with OPM will be contacted by mail. Those affected will be offered credit monitoring for a period of 18 months, OPM said. The union encourages retirees to take advantage of the free credit-monitoring service. For additional information, visit www.opm.gov, or call 844-222-2743..."   
::► Source: www.apwu.org
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Monday, May 11, 2015

Postal Service Operating Profit for First Half of Year Exceeds All of Last Year

Good News Continues as Operating Profit for First Half of Year Exceeds All of Last Year

"...This puts operating profits for the first half of the year over $1.4 billion – more than all of last year’s operating profit. Although the Postal Service sings the blues in press releases and media reports about a “fiscal hole, $90 billion deep,” there were increases in shipping and packaging volume – up 14.4 percent – compared to the same time last year. ..."   

::► Source: www.apwu.org
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Friday, April 3, 2015

3,000 Pieces of Undelivered Mail Found At Dallas Mail Transport Equipment Service Center

3,000 Pieces of Undelivered Mail Found At DFW Postal Facility

"...The mail was discovered in sacks, pouches and pallets at the Dallas Mail Transport Equipment Service Center, which shuffles the containers among 27 processing facilities in other cities..."   

::► Source: www.nbcdfw.com
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Monday, March 9, 2015

Residents Say Postal Service Is Falling Down On Job

Westchester County Residents Say Postal Service Is Falling Down On Job

"... the Netflix DVDs are not all that are late. So are important bills and medicines. “We can’t order medicine through the mail. We can’t rely on bills,” said Scott Scloff of Hartsdale .”And this has been going for about a year, I’d say.” ..."   

::► Source: newyork.cbslocal.com
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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Potential $6 billion Postal Service delivery vehicle contract deal could be one of the biggest fleet purchases ever

U.S. Postal Service to seek bids on next delivery vehicle

"...The agency has scheduled a meeting with potential bidders next week in Washington. It says it will pick vendors this summer to build prototypes, which will undergo tests in 2016 before a contract is awarded in early 2017. ..."   

::► Source: www.autonews.com
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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Postal Mail Processing Network Destruction Continues

Postal Service processing center to close

"...“The reduction in service will cause hardships for the public and small businesses, destroying jobs, and breaking down the efficient and affordable delivery network by driving away mail and revenue,” it continued. ..."   

::► Source: www.tetonvalleynews.net
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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

APWU Wins $56 Million Remedy for Postmasters Performing Craft Work

Union Wins $56 Million Remedy for Postmasters Performing Craft Work

"...The USPS will make payments totaling $56 million to Clerk Craft employees identified by the union as a remedy for past violations. Implementation of this provision of the settlement is expected to take 90 to 120 days. Numerous documents must be requested, provided and review to identify the employees who lost hours due to postmasters and supervisors performing bargaining unit work. ..."   

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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Border drug traffickers shipping via U.S. Postal Service

Border Smugglers Using US Postal Service to Ship Drugs, Court Records Show

"...Authorities along the Texas border have been seeing a trend of drug traffickers shipping their product via mail...."   

::► Source: www.breitbart.com
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Friday, November 28, 2014

Postal Service not pursuing marijuana charges due to "small amount" (586 grams = 20.6705 ounces or 1.29191 pounds)


USPS not pursuing charges following marijuana bust

Google.com
"...The U.S. Postal Service is leaving it up to the Patagonia Marshal’s Office to find out how approximately 586 grams of marijuana was shipped from California to Patagonia without being detected. ...Postal Inspector David Birch said because it was a small amount of marijuana, the USPS has decided to let local authorities prosecute the case. ..."   
::► Source: www.nogalesinternational.com
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Free North Pole Postmark for your Christmas Santa letters and holiday crafts


Free North Pole Postmark for your Christmas Santa letters and holiday crafts

North Pole Postmark
Note: Postmark from site has white background
"...Santa has provided this official looking North Pole Postmark for your Santa letters and other Christmas crafts. Santa offers his official looking custom North Pole cancellation mark to be cut, copied and pasted to be adhered to the letters from Santa. Imagine your children's..."   

::► Source: rocket-city.us
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Friday, November 14, 2014

Postmaster General Donahoe is Out, Megan Brennan Appointed First Female Postmaster General

U.S. Postmaster General Donahoe to retire in February

"...Postmaster General, Patrick Donahoe, who has led the financially troubled U.S. Postal Service for four years, is set to retire in February 2015, clearing the way for the service's first female postmaster general...."   

::► Source: www.reuters.com
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Thursday, November 13, 2014

What litigation might the Postal Service face for violating requirements under the 2006 Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act

Reps. Cummings, Lynch Request Moratorium on USPS Service Cuts

"...A report by the USPS Office of Inspector General found that the Postal Service failed to conduct impact studies for the proposed consolidations and failed to inform stakeholders about anticipated service changes. Both steps are required by the 2006 Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act before the Postal Service can enact the proposed service changes. A report by the Postal Regulatory Commission also found that savings from the proposed cutbacks would be lower than Postal Service projections. ..."   

::► Source: www.apwu.org
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Monday, November 10, 2014

Data breach may have compromised personal information of 500,000 postal employees

U.S. Postal Service reports data breach affecting employees, call center

"...The U.S. Postal Service reported a data breach on Monday that may have compromised personal information about its 500,000 employees as well as data on customers who contacted its call center from January through mid-August...."   

::► Source: www.reuters.com
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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Postal Remittance Mail Processing Protected, but Household Collection (First Class) Mail Will Slow Starting Mid to Late 2015

Latest Postal Survey Trends (Results valid through December 2014)

"...based upon the number of standards that moved both from 2-day to 3-day and from 1-day to 2. There is substantial evidence that remittance performance has been well preserved despite lengthening First Class delivery standards... The second phase of consolidations, scheduled to begin in early February, remain on indefinite hold because of legislative uncertainty.... ."   Latest Postal Survey Trends">

::► Source: www.phoenixhecht.com
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