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Senator Tester to USPS: Terminate Faulty Postal Managers, Address Poor Service and Inaccurate Reporting Tester Demands Accountability After New Reports of Intentional Mail Delays Senators Urge PMG to Implement Formal Training Requirements for Postal Managers after reports of delayed mail
USPS Now Hiring for Full-Time and Temporary Positions Across the Country The U.S. Postal Service is now accepting applications for a variety of full-time and temporary job Post Office positions across the country. The Postal Service plans to fill these full-time, part-time, career, non-career positions soon.

 

Updated: USPS Retirees Wanted for Holiday Clerk Assistants The following is updated information on USPS hiring retirees and Holiday Clerks for the upcoming "peak season" ... The pay rate is slightly higher than previously reported.

 

USPS to hire postal retirees from various crafts for “peak” holiday season USPS is planning to hire annuitants from various crafts for “the peak” holiday season

 

OPM announce dates for 2017 FEHB Open Season The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) officially announced the dates for the 2017 FEHB Open Season

 

Video: Ohio postal carrier’s comments recorded by security camera lead to TV investigation

 

Hidden cameras show convicted postal manager, carriers dealing marijuana, counting cash in DC

 

Court: Letter Carrier Suspension After Hitting Boss With Vehicle Isn’t Retaliation

 

Video: Colorado postal worker accused of faking cancer in order to use sick leave A Postal employee is facing a number of fraud charges in connection to allegations that she faked a cancer diagnosis in order to use hundreds of hours of sick time.

 

New Jersey Postal Employee Charged with Using Stolen Identities from Co-Workers and Others The postal custodian has been charged with using the stolen identities of postal employees and others to file fraudulent insurance claims

 

Updated: Monday October 16, 2017

LATEST POSTAL NEWS

GOP candidate arrested for mailing pipe bomb package that exploded and injured pregnant postal worker A former Republican political candidate in Indiana who authored a right-wing blog was arrested this week for allegedly mailing a pipe bomb  (10/15/2017)
NARFE: COLA Announcement Reinforces Need for a New COLA Formula The cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) to federal civilian retirement annuities and Social Security benefits will be 2.0 percent in 2018 (10/16/2017)
USPS reports impact on operations due to California wildfires The Pacific Area and the Bay Valley District report the following impacts to operations due to wildfires in the area (10/13/2017)
Postal Employees can now receive membership discount at 24 Hour Fitness Gym Postal Service employees can now receive discounted memberships to 24 Hour Fitness, a gym chain with more than 400 locations across the nation.  (10/13/2017)
2018 Social Security COLA will be 2.0%: Not Enough to Offset Medicare Part B Premiums The Social Security Administration announced Friday that next year’s Social Security cost of living adjustment (COLA) will be 2.0%.  (10/13/2017)
USPS responds to California wildfires The Postal Service is continuing to move the mail in Northern California, where wildfires have claimed more than 20 lives and damaged approximately 2,000 homes and businesses.  (10/12/2017)
Drone captures Letter Carrier delivering mail in California neighborhood destroyed by fire a letter carrier delivering mail to addresses where only charred foundations remain.  (10/11/2017)
USPS reclaims 30 infringing domain names related to change of address service According to the US Postal Service, the domain names, which all contained the words ‘US postal address’, prefixed by the word ‘change’, were “confusingly similar” to its trademark for US Postal. (10/11/2017)
Four Postal Workers among 13 indicted in $150,000 bank fraud conspiracy A federal grand jury has charged 13 individuals with conspiracy to commit bank fraud and bank fraud in an 18-count superseding indictment  (10/12/2017)
USPS New Electric Mail Truck? The first photos of a prototype mail delivery truck The US Postal Service Is Building a Self-Driving Mail Truck (10/9/2017)
USPS raises shipping prices 3.9%, first class letter goes to 50¢ January 21 2018 The United States Postal Service filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) today of price changes to take effect Jan. 21, 2018  (10/6/2017)
USPS testing Next Generation Delivery Vehicle Prototype in Arizona, Detroit and Northern Virginia the next generation delivery vehicle (NGDV), the new right-hand drive delivery vehicle that will eventually replace the current aging fleet.  (10/5/2017)
Ohio Congressman, NALC Recognize Dayton Letter Carrier’s Heroism Congressman Mike Turner (OH-10) presented Letter Carrier of Dayton, Ohio with a Certificate of Congressional Recognition (10/5/2017)
USPS Hired Employee (s) to Monitor and Review Social Media for the “Social Media Advisory Panel” A few months ago USPS posted a job announcement for a SOCIAL CARE ANALYST, EAS-19, in WASHINGTON DC  (10/2/2017)
OPM Announces 2018 Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program Premiums The Federal Benefits Open Season, which runs from November 13 to December 11, 2017 NARFE: FEHB Program Premium Increase Highlights Need for COLA Reform  (10/4/2017)

 

 

 

 

 

October 16, 2017

Amazon to Add 120,000 Jobs This Holiday Season

October 15, 2017

Finding comfort in routine, Northern California wildfire evacuees pick up the mail

October 14, 2017

Virginia Postal Employee Sentenced for Stealing Items from the Mail

Ohio postal worker indicted for receiving methamphetamine

October 13, 2017

APWU: 2017 Penalty Overtime Exclusion Period

USPS reveals African American History and Culture Forever Stamp

U.S. Postal Service Worker Dies After Crash In Greensboro NC

Police: Tweens steal packages from postal truck

Police make arrest in East Chicago post office pipe bomb explosion

October 12, 2017

USPS: Vietnam War soldier’s lost letters returned

Letters Could Save Kauai Post Office

USPS closes Oxford pepper-spraying dog investigation

Drug Shipments Raise Concerns About Postal Employee Safety

October 11, 2017

Mail delivery stops for street after residents of one house cause problem, neighbors say

House Approves TSP Modernization Bill

This Is the World’s Most Unusual Post Office - On a remote island in the Galápagos, tourists become mail carriers

Amazon is exploring ways to deliver items to your car trunk and the inside of your home

Texas based operator of physical therapy clinics indicted for workers comp fraud - clients were primarily postal service employees

Greenpoint mailman pleads not guilty to stealing packages and $10K worth of stamps

October 10, 2017

US Postal Inspection Service Arrests Man For Theft Of Four Generators From USPS

Former New York Postal Worker sentenced for stealing gift cards, $10,000 in money orders

USPS releases recommended military mailing dates for 2017 holidays

Postal vehicle crashes, overturns injuring driver near high school in Maryland

Fired Florida postal worker gets house arrest for taking bribes to deliver marijuana packages

Colorado students sending encouraging artwork to postal employees in Houston

October 09, 2017

U.S. mail carriers emerge as heroes in Puerto Rico recovery

This mailwoman saved an elderly woman’s life

Vintage photos trace the unsung genius of the Post Office

USPS Honors Beloved Children's Book With New 'Snowy Day' Stamps

October 08, 2017

SUV crashes into Umatilla post office

Delray Beach postmaster refuses to discuss mail delivery issues throughout area

October 07, 2017

Judge orders former Virginia postal worker to repay $2,600 stolen from the mail

Brooklyn residents not receiving mail due to dispute over broken mailboxes

California man gets prison for conspiring to obtain mail by fraud

October 06, 2017

Health plans: Pain in butt or pain in wallet? Your call!

Gunnison Mail Carrier Puts Down His Bag

Postal Workers Wear Pink to Support Breast Cancer Awareness

October 05, 2017

Senator Tester Meets with PMG to find out how USPS is addressing problem of delayed mail Senator Defends Rural Montanans, Holds Postmaster Accountable 

USPS and Canada Post Preview The History of Hockey Joint-Issuance Stamps

National Postal Museum to Open Art Exhibition Celebrating Beautiful Blooms on Stamps

 Fairfield, ME man accused of stealing blank postal money orders while installing tile at post office

Dayton postal worker honored in Washington

Post office extensively damaged by car crash

Letter carrier attacked in attempted robbery in Naperville, IL

Letter: Too hot at Crystal Lake IL post office

Amazon Is Testing Its Own Delivery Service to Rival FedEx and UPS


October 04, 2017

USPS seeking input from postal community on how to deal with overweight parcels The Postal Service is contemplating amendment of the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®), to address the challenges presented by overweight parcels that make their way into the postal network.

USPS new benefit allow employees to upload tax info directly to third-party tax preparation services The Postal Service implemented modifications to System of Records (SOR) 100.400 to reflect a new benefit to allow employees, who voluntarily elect to be able to automatically upload information from their individual W-2 and 1095-C forms directly to a third-party tax preparation service. 

Five plead guilty to stealing credit cards from Georgia airport, mail facility

Postal couple Retire After Combined 71 Years of Service at Deep River CT Post Office

Postal Service to Dedicate Christmas Carols Forever Stamps

Fort Mill citizens meet with USPS over ongoing mail problems

Too hot at Crystal Lake post office

Walmart acquires New York-based Parcel to compete with Amazon on rapid package delivery

October 03, 2017

Postal Manager gets 8 Years for directing a federal corruption and drug distribution scheme A former USPS station manager was sentenced  for his role directing a bribery and drug scheme 

Bulk Mailer Sentenced to 2 Years in Federal Prison for Defrauding USPS of Nearly $750,000 Bulk Mailer Sentenced to 2 Years in Federal Prison for Defrauding USPS of Nearly $750,000 

Las Vegas gunman worked as a letter carrier from 1976-1978 The Las Vegas gunman who killed nearly 60 people at a country music festival worked as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service Vegas shooting: APWU officers and members in Las Vegas for conferences and training

USPS Informed Delivery receives praise from customers

Mail Carrier’s truck catches fire in Horry County South Carolina

USPS to Dedicate Forever Stamps Honoring Diversity in Children’s Books

October 02, 2017

USPS awards over $214 million contract for cargo vans The U.S. Postal Service established an Indefinite Delivery, Definite Quantity (IDDQ) contract(s) for the purchase of over 2, 000 Cargo Vans 

USPS: Inability to make mandated retiree health benefit payments won’t impede operations The Postal Service did not make mandated end-of-year payments to prefund retiree health benefits, but will continue to provide benefits to employees and suppliers. 

USPS responds to WashPost story about OIG report on Delayed Mail USPS Comments on Recent Washington Post Story We consider any allegations of the mishandling of mail (Washington Post article) very seriously. 

Postmasters: House to Consider Cuts to Retirement and Health Benefits This Week During the latter part of this week, the House of Representatives will vote on a budget bill (H.Con.Res. 71) that would, in part, require the Oversight and Government Reform Committee to slash postal and federal benefits

West Virginia postal worker pleads guilty to stealing pain pills from the mail

USPS: All incoming mail available to Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands

USPS to issue Alzheimer Semipostal Stamp in November

Vets furious over Clinton Hill post office's tattered flags

Amazon takes new steps to deter porch pirates 

October 01, 2017

Oklahoma Postal Worker Sentenced To 36 Months Probation For Embezzlement Of Mail

Postal Service vehicle catches fire in downtown Cleveland


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