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House passes budget targeting postal, federal workers

the House of Representatives approved a budget bill that targets the earned health and retirement benefits of postal and federal employees. Comments (Count)

 

APWU files National Dispute over USPS removing scheme qualifications

The APWU takes the position that the notification dated February 20,2015 is a unilateral action in violation of the 2010-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement.  Comments (Count)

 

USPS will no longer require ‘scheme qualifications’ on postal clerk bid duty assignments

This is due to the continuing reduction in mail volumes requiring manual scheme knowledge. Furthermore, eliminating scheme qualifications on Clerk bid duty assignments will reduce the substantial annual costs for scheme training. Comments (Count)

 

USPS, Shame on you!

Shame on you, Mr. Postmaster General  Comments (Count)

 

USPS OIG evaluation of Window Retail Customer Service

Between FYs 2012 and 2013, an increasing number of customers expressed dissatisfaction with the service they receive at retail facilities.  Comments (Count)

 

ABM Security challenging USPS $250 million contracts awarded to Command Security Corporation - CSC’s record of integrity and business ethics should render the company ineligible for award of the USPS contract.  (FAA).  Comments (Count)

 

USPS seeks to overturn OSHA citation, penalties in heat-related death of Missouri letter carrier - USPS is asking a federal court to review and set aside the final order of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC)  Comments (Count)

 

USPS awards contract for maintenance management worth up to $450 million -The contract was awarded to Jones Lang LaSalle Americas (JLL), located in Chicago, IL. The initial contract is for a two (2)-year base period and up to four (4) – two (2) year renewal option periods. The initial contract is estimated at $45,000,000 per year

 

USPS Re-Issues Policy on Oakland Postal Employees Calling 911 in Emergency

The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit had confirmed that the policy at the Oakland distribution facility does in fact dictate that in the event of a medical emergency, an employee must find a supervisor, who must contact the postal police and ask them to call 911.  Comments (Count)

 

Updated:  Wednesday | April 8, 2015  

LATEST POSTAL NEWS

NLRB Slams Postal Service For Failure to Bargain over Employee Data Breach

In a first-of-its-kind complaint, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has cited the Postal Service for failing to bargain with the APWU over last year’s massive data security breach. (4/8/15) Comments (Count)

USPS maintenance mechanic charged with stealing 5 big screen TVs from Kansas City mail center

A  Kansas City, Kansas USPS maintenance mechanic was indicted on federal theft charges Wednesday.  (4/8/15) Comments (Count)

Update: USPS Elimination of Scheme requirements on Clerk bids is Modified (Slightly)

The USPS has doubled-down on abolishing scheme requirements on future clerk duty assignments. It made two minor concessions, however . The effective date was changed from March 7 to March 23, 2015 and existing duty assignments (4/7/15) Comments (Count)

APWU: Workers Memorial Day is April 28

In 2014, at least seven postal workers lost their lives on the job and tens of thousands more were sickened or injured. Four letter carriers were killed in motor vehicle accidents and falls. .(4/7/15) Comments (Count)

APWU: Your Post Office Gets Zero Tax Dollars

On April 15, APWU members will greet last-minute tax filers and reporters at post offices around the country with a message many of them haven’t heard before: The Postal Service gets zero tax dollars.(4/7/15) Comments (Count)

Video: Only in Arizona will you find USPS mail delivery by mule

There’s no argument that the Grand Canyon is one of the most intriguing parts of the world, but very few know that tucked away in the area is a small tribe called the Havasupai tribe. Not only is this the smallest Indian nations in the United States, it’s also the only place in the nation where mail is delivered by mules. (4/7/15) Comments (Count)

USPS mail processing center in St Louis again cited by OSHA for fire extinguisher, electrical violations

"Employers that are cited for so many safety violations repeatedly demonstrate a lack of commitment to employee safety and health."  (4/6/15) Comments (Count)

Major Changes in 2015 USPS Plant Consolidation Schedule Updated April 3, 2015

USPS made last minute “public” changes some facilities; some facilities move dates that were changed just last week has changed again. Approximately TWENTY-ONE (21)  facilities have had their move dates changed to “To Be Determined” (TBD) or “Not Applicable” (N/A) and four (4) facilities move dates changed to an earlier or later date. (4/4/15) Comments (Count)

Michigan Postal Support Employee charged with embezzlement of $61,000

Postal Support Employee (PSE) at the Saline, Michigan Post Office, has been charged with misappropriation of  over $61,000 in postal funds.. The initial complaint ,filed back in January, contends Garrett stole the money between April-December 2014. In November 2014, postal officials noticed “irregularities” with bank deposits  (4/3/15) Comments (Count)

USPS: From the top – Letter carrier donates roofs to neighbors in need

Pocatello, ID, Letter Carrier Brett Hochhalter regularly passes homes in need of repair on his route. At least once a year, he does something about it.   (4/3/15)

Postal Service exploring possible redesign of uniforms

The Postal Service is testing redesigned uniforms with a focus on evaluating the performance, functionality and safety features of various winter gear.   (4/1/15) Comments (Count)

Postal Service cited for electrical hazards at Chicago mail facility

The U.S. Postal Service is facing more than $60,000 in fines after being cited by OSHA for electrical hazards at a distribution center in the North Side Lincoln Park neighborhood.  (4/1/15) Comments (Count)

USPS to consolidate over 30 postal plants in April - Offering Voluntary Early Retirement?

April will be a very busy month for USPS consolidating and/or closing facilities as part of its Network Rationalization Phase 2. USPS will allow employees at the CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO mail center to opt for retirement.  (4/1/15) Comments (Count)

APWU: RMSS arbitration remedy settled for $2 million

Employees entitled to remedy are those Maintenance Craft employees who had their eligible MSS (RMSS) rating changed to ineligible on or about August of 2009. (4/1/15) Comments (Count)

USPS: ELM Revision – Recognition and Awards

Effective April 2, 2015, the Postal Service™ is revising the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM) subchap­ter 490 to update information relevant to awards for noncareer employees.  (4/1/15)

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April 8,  2015

Descendants of Lee’s Surrender Dedicate Civil War Stamps 150 years to the Minute at Historic Appomattox Site

PRC Chief Robert Taub on the Near Future of the Postal Service

Audit shows mail delivery failed to keep up as Bakken, ND boomed
Man charged with sexually assaulting letter carrier

Postal Service wants a new high-tech, flexible fleet

Stolen Mail Case Affected Residents on 20 Different Wallingford Streets

Five Ways the Postal Service Could Save Money With Google Glass-Type Eyewear

Mailbox change for two streets riles Stanford officials

 

April 7,  2015

FedEx set to compete in Europe with $4.8 Billion TNT Express bid

USPS: Maya Angelou Receives Stamping Ovation

Missouri rural mail carrier arrested on felony drug charge

Video: FedEx Driver Arrested on DUI with Injury Charge after Crash

Nonprofit Mailers: Counting the Days to 2015 Rates

USPS OIG Report on Augmented Reality and the Postal Service (PDF)

Heartly retires from Richfield post office

CCA pleads not guilty to 'deserted' Jennings MO  mail

 

April 6,  2015

USPS mail center in Honolulu uses video monitor to engage employees

Alas, poor post office: Newsweek broods on the demise of the Postal Service

Are Postal Rates Headed Up, Down, Or All Around?

Protesters Urge Obama to require corporations with federal contracts to disclose political spending

In Cost-Cutting Move, Postal Service Scraps Most Next-Day Local Letter Delivery

Maya Angelou's new stamp uses a quote that may not be entirely hers

 

April 5,  2015

Video: Toddler struck, killed by Postal Service truck in Porterville California

 

April 4,  2015

Feds: CCA 'deserted' Jennings MO mail

Postal Worker Retires After 30 Years of Service

Rep argues Careywood post office appeal should carry on

Grand Rapids post office collection times to be earlier

Paducah processing center closing, USPS consolidating

Mayors do not want downtown Post Office to move

 

April 3,  2015

Reality check: Visiting the mailbox still popular among many, poll finds

Gallup: Four in Ten Americans Look Forward to Checking Mail

USPS Kicks-Off National Card and Letter Writing Month with Cool Stamps

Ozarks: Post office consolidations slow delivery of Times

USPS Delays Parcel Price Increase, As Major Carriers Weigh Price-Through

USPS OIG Report on North Dakota Postal Service Operations (PDF)

 

April 2,  2015

PRC Releases Its Analysis of USPS Financial Health: Report Highlights Continuing Losses

USPS: Tools and resources available for retirement planning

Pedestrian Struck, Killed by USPS Tractor-Trailer on Long Island Expressway

Former Rural Carrier pleads guilty to stealing mail from Rogersville MO residents

USPS logs first operational profit in six years

Portland revives talks to move Pearl District post office, free 14 acres for development

Massachusetts mail carrier accused of stealing thousands along her routes gets one year probation

 

April 1,  2015

Video: Congressman Steve King delivers mail

U.S. Representative Steve King, is getting an inside look at the Mason City Post Office, and he’s joining in on the route as well. He was invited by Herb Copley, who is a letter carrier and the Vice President of the Iowa State  Comments (Count)

 

Mapping by mail – Project uses Post Offices to trace American history

Video: Legal notices go missing in Hancock County mail

Minnesota AG sues over deceptive magazine and newspaper “Renewal Notices”

 

March 31,  2015

Federal Court dismisses twenty-one year old lawsuit against NALC

If readers may recall David Noble was employed at  NALC headquarters from 1981 to 1993 as an assistant to the late NALC President Vincent R. Sombrotto. Noble’s job ended at  NALC headquarters reportedly after he complained that the officers breached their fiduciary duties under federal law.  Comments (Count)

 

Video: USPS National Recycling Operation

Rural mail carrier has been making her rounds for 47 years

Cape Girardeau: Mail-processing change could create delays, postal employees say

Congressman speaks out against USPS plans to close Eureka's processing center

 

March 30,  2015

Deceptive Study on USPS so-called "unfair competitive advantage" Financed by UPS

UPS has advocated privatization of the Postal Service for more than 30 years,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein. “So it’s not surprising that the company would make these wild claims.  Comments (Count)

 

Maya Angelou Stamp Dedication to Feature PMG, Oprah Winfrey, Ambassador Andrew Young and other Notables

USPS OIG: Mail Left in Mail Transport Equipment Dispatched to Dallas, TX MTESC

Postal Contract Employee sentenced for stealing nearly $478,000 in USPS equipment

EEOC to Study Workplace Harassment

Maryland Postal Worker sentenced for seven-year disability scam

Residents in Flatbush fed up with mail delivery issues

 

 

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