Sprint

    PostalReporter.com - Postal Workers, Postal News, Postal Information News

 

   

Updated: Wednesday | September 17, 2014  

Follow me on Twitter
 

Site Features

Postal news blog
Postal Photos
Postal News
Postal legal cases
About

Postal Topics

USPS's latest solution for aging Long Life Vehicles--keep body, replace frame

USPS would like to retain the best qualities of the current right hand drive long Life Vehicle (LLV) without having to redevelop what has been proven to work. (9/9/14) Comments (Count)

 

One Map to Show Where USPS Will Cut 7,000 Jobs

A Government Executive analysis of postal estimates show the consolidation plan will result in a net job loss — jobs lost at each facility minus those being relocated to existing plants — of 7,320.  (9/8/14) Comments (Count)

 

USPS Graphic: City letter carriers returning after 5 p.m. -This graphic covers the percentage of city letter carriers returning after 5 p.m. nationwide in FY 2014 (October to April)  Comments (Count)

 

New USPS OIG poster encourages postal employees to help with misconduct - The new poster encourages employees to help the Office of Inspector General (OIG)  

 

USPS seeking Reduction in Force (RIF) Administrator

USPS created news position to develop and implement policies and procedures governing the conduct of all reduction-in-force activities  Comments (Count)

 

USPS to assign duties of National Recycling Program to mail handlers, custodians - According to USPS the National Recycling Program involves backhauling recyclables from Associate Offices (AOs) to its servicing Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC).   Comments (Count)

DOL sues USPS on whistleblower retaliation against 35+ years postal worker

"The Postal Service not only disciplined this long-term employee for reporting unsafe working conditions,  NDC managers referred to the more than

35 yrs BEM Maintenance employee variously as a disgruntled, drug user, dangerous, unstable, and “a terrorist." .  Comments (Count) 

 

Appeals Court upholds firing of Postal Manager with 44 years of service

The proposed removal was based on charges including a failure to report an accident (dog bite) and multiple failures to perform assigned duties.  Comments (Count)  

USPS to resume consolidations next year for up to 82 facilities

The Postal Service will continue the network rationalization of its mail processing operations next year,  Comments (Count)

 

Editorial: USPS Gearing Up for Contract Talks

management is signaling probable targets for hard bargaining. On the bargaining table will likely be health benefits, pay, leave, holidays and work flexibility . Comments (Count)  

GAO: USPS conversion from door-to- door to less costly delivery could yield large savings  .Comments (Count)

 

USPS Fights Federal Agency and Foreign Business in latest Trademark cases USPS files petition to protect its brand and files protest against federal agency’s attempt to register “post office”  Comments (Count)

Editorial: Traps in the Pittman vs. USPS EEO Settlement

by Don Cheney - Buried in the Release are some severe consequences to be aware of  

 

OIG: USPS does not track sales or know how many historic properties it owns

 Comments (Count)

 

Appeals Court Upholds Demotion Of Postal Manager Claiming Whistleblower Retaliation   Comments (Count)

DOL Accuses USPS of Destroying Evidence in Whistleblower Case

 Comments (Count)


Editorial: USPS New Night Rider Policy

Comments (Count)

 

  LATEST POSTAL NEWS

House resolution ignores provision addressing USPS consolidation plan

Lawmakers in the House debated the continuing resolution, which would fund agencies and avoid a government shutdown until Dec. 11, at length on Tuesday  (9/17/14)

NAPUS: USPS Strives to be Dominant Player in the Package Business

Donahoe said the agency is making good progress with its package business. He stressed the importance of competitive pricing. “Our people do a great job delivering,” he said. “We’ll be doing a lot of different things in the package world, but that’s what the market demands. We want to be ahead of it. We’ve got the network, people, product, visibility—everything to be the dominant player in that area. That will be our future.” (9/17/14)

UPS hiring over 90,000 temp workers, adding thousands of vehicles, aircraft for Holiday delivery surge UPS faced criticism last Christmas when a surge in online shopping and a harsh winter caught the company off guard, leading to huge delays that frustrated customers and ran up costs. (9/17/14)

Video: Mail store in Virginia leaves doors unlocked, letters and packages exposed -Boxes of packages and letters were in plain view of the strip mall’s busy sidewalk off of Manchester Boulevard. Normally, you need a key to get into a secure mailbox, but not on Tuesday.  (9/17/14)

NY firefighter starts trial for allegedly racist road rage attack on postal worker

A Brooklyn judge is weighing whether a 300-pound New York City firefighter is a racist brute or merely a bully. (9/17/14)

Kentucky Postal Worker Arrested for Terroristic Threatening, Mail Theft, Menacing - A U.S. Postal Service employee from Greenville has been arrested for menacing, theft of mail matter and terroristic threatening.  (9/17/14)

Cold case: Man pleads guilty in 1992 D.C. murder of postal worker

Prosecutors say a man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the 1992 shooting death of a DC mail carrier  (9/16/14)

USPS Network Rationalization 24-Hour Mail Processing Plan

An overview of the new 24-hour mail processing plan   (9/16/14) Comments (Count)

USPS one of top agencies with high reversal rates for dismissed EEOC discrimination complaints - In the equal employment opportunity (EEO) process for federal employees and applicants for federal employment, federal agencies initially process complaints of employment discrimination. In doing so, agencies may dismiss complaints without investigation on a variety of procedural grounds   (9/16/14) Comments (Count)

NAPUS Works to Adjust to a Changing Postal Environment

Report from NAPUS 2014 national convention- The Postal Service is revamping Postmaster training. It will include a classroom, face-to-face component.  (9/16/14) Comments (Count)

USPS OIG seek suppliers for conducting neuroscience research

The Office of the (OIG) of the U.S. Postal Service is requesting information via Federal Business Opportunities on suggested methodologies for conducting neuroscience research to understand the human response to and effectiveness of physical communications.  (9/15/14) Comments (Count)

UPDATED: USPS notified APWU and Mail Handlers of its plan for involuntary reassignments in January 2015 - Over 200 clerks and mail handlers may be excessed in  Pacific Area covering California and Hawaii. USPS notifies Local APWU of its plan to involuntary reassign Postal Clerks in January 2015 -" ...full-time clerks are going to be involuntarily reassigned (Excessed) from the craft and/or installation..." (9/14/14) Comments (Count)

APWU: Rank and File Bargaining Advisory Committee Appointed

With contract negotiations set to begin early next year, APWU President Mark Dimondstein has announced the names of union members who will serve on the Rank and File Bargaining Advisory Committee  (9/15/14) Comments (Count)

Residents say non-career postal carriers deliver more panic than mail

Flores acknowledges delivery failings because of reliance on backup carriers, not just at the complex, but everywhere.The problem, he said, is that the Postal Service has to hire non-career carriers to help fill gaps in staffing. Mail is delivered six days a week, but most carriers don’t work every day, he said. . (9/14/14) Comments (Count)

160 House Members Urge USPS Plant Closure Moratorium

A large body of Members of the House of Representatives -- 160 strong -- today called upon House appropriations leaders to include in the stopgap funding bill a one-year moratorium on the closure of the 82 mail processing facilities that are slated for consolidation by USPS, beginning January 2015. The 82 plants are located in 37 states. (9/12/14) Comments (Count)

 Calendar/ Postal Holidays:

What's New & Updates

 

 

«more postal news archives»

 

 

September 17, 2014

USPS tests Spanish-language greeting cards

USPS: 2014 Holiday Shipping Dates

FedEx to Increase Shipping Rates in January

 

September 16, 2014

Court supervision ends for man who killed postal worker in 2001

USPS recruiting more city carrier assistants

APWU: $686 Cost-of-Living Raise in Paychecks Dated Sept. 26

 

September 15, 2014

Farmington Post Office building gets cleaned up, charges dropped against postmaster

PRC: Protecting the public's interest: a model

Egypt's Suez Canal Stamp Features Panama Canal Instead

US Postal Services Confront Ever-Deepening Survival Abyss

St. Louis Mail Handlers Local President found guilty of embezzling over $40,000

Deputy Postmaster General delivers some answers about the postal service

Companies looking to same-day shipping to gain market share

 

September 14, 2014

Video: USPS police dodge charger gets customized

Rate Cut Has Shippers Switching To USPS

Man accused of flashing mail carrier in New Orleans City Park

FOIA request reveals sales for Inverted Jenny stamp fell well below expectations

Massachusetts letter carrier honored for rescuing truck driver in crash

Endangered Species Semipostal Stamp Bill Headed to the President for Signature

 

September 13, 2014

Cherrybell Post Office processing center to close in April

Kentucky postal worker sentenced to prison on federal drug and theft charges

Boca Raton, FL Letter Carrier Charged With Molesting Child

North Carolina town bans curbside mailboxes in historic district

Woman shoots at ex-boyfriend in Palestine post office

Alert postal carrier credited with saving woman's life

Post office finds woman's sister's remains

'Hooded Bandit' bank robbery suspect embezzled $122K from USPS as a window clerk in the '90s

 

September 12, 2014

Did USPS forget to tell business customers about switch to cluster mailboxes?

No next day delivery, or in this case no mail delivery for months, to some business owners in Old Town Bluffton. Concerned neighbors reached out to NEWS 3 to get some answers on why they haven’t received main since June. 

 

Video: Postal customer spent 8 months trying to get his claim for missing mail approved

OSHA announces new requirements for reporting severe injuries

Video: Postal Inspector’s Office investigating mysterious mailers

 

September 11, 2014

Postal Unions and 21st Century Coalition Send Joint Letter to Senate Committee
On September 9, 2014, the NPMHU, APWU, NALC and NRLCA, along with a business coalition that employs over 7.5 American workers in the mailing industry, wrote a joint letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee requesting that the Committee place language in the appropriations bill freezing for one year the USPS plan (January 2015) to consolidate or close 82 mail processing plants. Why can’t Congress get anything done on postal reform? Comments (Count)

 

USPS COO says 66 per cent of overnight delivery and service standards will be preserved - “Our future network will preserve approximately 66 percent of current overnight delivery volumes, and Overnight Service Standards will remain available to commercial mail properly prepared, containerized and entered by critical entry times.”  Comments (Count)

 

Video: Strangest Things Sent In The Mail

Ripley disqualified 26 items (mostly because the post office bagged them as protection—complete with apology letters) = 13% of total. "We want to give a lot of credit to the U.S. Postal Service," Meyer said. "They delivered some very strange and sometimes very fragile items a long way with a 99 percent success rate."  

 

Senator Casey Calls on PMG to Keep Erie, PA Mail Processing Facility Open

Senator Bob Casey  joined the Erie City and County Councils in urging  USPS to keep Erie, PA Processing and Distribution Facility (P&DF) open. The Erie City Council passed a resolution last week  and the Erie County Council passed a similar resolution this week in support of keeping the Erie P&DF open and fully operational.   Comments (Count)

 

Senate hearing scheduled for reappointment of USPS Board of Governors chairman- Mickey D. Barnett, whose term expired December 8, 2013, is the current chairman of the USPS Board of Governors. Barnett was first appointed to the USPS Board of Governors by President George W. Bush on Aug. 17, 2006. Comments (Count)

Drunk driver runs stop sign, hits postal carrier in Tennessee

Postal vehicle overturns on loose gravel

IRS Can Now Withdraw Money from Your TSP Account to Collect on Tax Debts

USPS Offering Reward After Armed Robbery In Hartford

Pennsylvania Postal Employee Charged with Stealing Cash, Gift Card from Mail

Dog attacks mailman in Springfield

Where have all the mailboxes gone?

 

September 10, 2014

PMG Optimistic About Mailing Industry Opportunities Amid Stronger Economic Conditions - The Postal Service is currently enabling a smarter delivery system through technology investments that include geo-fencing — creating a digital address — for every delivery location in America, and providing letter carriers with greatly enhanced mobile delivery devices. These investments provide better delivery accuracy and visibility, and enable enhanced product and delivery offerings — such as package redirect and Priority Mail features that include free insurance, tracking and date-specified delivery. APWU: PMG ‘Wanted’ in Salt Lake City  Comments (Count)

 

 

KUTV Video: PMG Pat Donahoe talks about future of the mail in Salt Lake City

Post Master General Patrick R. Donahoe stopped by the studio to talk about the future of mail and how Utah will play its part.   Comments (Count)

 

USPS agrees to resume delivery to Brooklyn residents with low mail slots

USPS officials apologized for the unfortunate situation and guaranteed that the matter had been resolved. They stated that mail would be delivered to all residents in the community regardless of mail slot locations. Comments (Count)

 

Northrop Grumman Escapes False Claims Act Suit Over Botched $874M USPS FSS Order - A Virginia federal judge has agreed to dismiss a False Claims Act suit accusing Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. of misleading the U.S. Postal Service and failing to meet benchmarks in delivering mail-sorting machines worth $874 million.   Comments (Count)

 

Video: Arizona Postal worker saves woman from flooded vehicle

Monday morning, as the US postal carrier approached 17th & Treat, he saw it: a ferocious flood carrying a car.   Comments (Count)

 

OPM: Agencies can honor federal employees with flag who died in line of duty

The Office of Personnel management issued a final rule that will allow recognizing certain Federal civilian employees who die of injuries incurred in connection with their employment for their duty and sacrifice.

 

USPS Slashes Rates, But Can it Handle the Surge?

UPS and FedEx Rate Hikes Threaten Free Shipping and Lost Business

USPS: Postal facilities must fly Flags at half-staff on Patriots Day to remember 9/11

Canyon Post Office on Slow Road to Closure

Inspectors say kids are buying synthetic drugs online, receiving them by mail

Postal inspectors warn of 'mystery shopper scam'

 

September 09, 2014

USPS's latest solution for aging Long Life Vehicles--keep body, replace frame

USPS would like to retain the best qualities of the current right hand drive long Life Vehicle (LLV) without having to redevelop what has been proven to work. The objective is to provide a new rolling chassis that will seamlessly mate with the existing body while capturing advances in vehicle technologies that have been developed in the last 20 years maintaining the existing vehicle payload requirement.   Comments (Count)

 

Over 12,000 Post Offices receiving new equipment to improve package scanning - The Delivery Sortation System (DSS) allows offices and other delivery units to efficiently capture arrival at unit scans on packages, and it tells the operator which route the package belongs on.  Comments (Count)

 

USPS stops delivering to Brooklyn residents because “mailbox is not in guideline” The residents were told by their local carrier that the mail slots on their doors were too low and that they would need new doors or be forced to affix outside mailboxes on their homes or rails. The letter from the post office said their "mailbox is not in guideline of USPS."   Comments (Count)

 

Grand Jury declines to indict Letter Carrier charged with animal cruelty

A grand jury has declined to indict a North Texas mail carrier charged with animal cruelty after a pet dog on his route with injured and had to be euthanized.

 

Florida Rural Carrier Associate charged in missing mail case

Alabama rural carrier jailed after delivering mail under the influence

Ex-Idaho City Postmaster Pleads Guilty to Theft

USPS Denies Insurance Claim for Damaged Package

 

September 08, 2014

One Map to Show Where USPS Will Cut 7,000 Jobs

A Government Executive analysis of postal estimates show the consolidation plan will result in a net job loss — jobs lost at each facility minus those being relocated to existing plants — of 7,320.   Comments (Count)

 

Carper, Coburn Call on Senate Appropriations Committee to Oppose Proposed Moratorium; Support Comprehensive Postal Reform - Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Ranking Member Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) sent a letter to Senate Appropriations Committee late Friday to caution the Members about implementing a moratorium on postal facility closures and urge support for the bipartisan, comprehensive the Postal Reform Act of 2014, which was passed out of committee earlier this year.   Comments (Count)

 

USPS testing grocery deliveries in San Francisco

The two-month test, which began in August, is being conducted in San Francisco with Amazon. Customers can order groceries through the Amazon Fresh service and the Postal Service will deliver them early the next day, between 3 a.m. and 7 a.m.  Comments (Count)

 

Northern California residents questioning USPS plan to move mail sorting to Oregon - the roughly 100 people who showed up for a recent town hall meeting in Eureka, CA thought the notion of Humboldt county mail being sorted in Medford, and then being sent right back to Humboldt for delivery, was not just inefficient but could have unforeseen consequences.  Comments (Count)

 

South Carolina Postal Worker’s 50-year career wins stamp of approval

When Otis Barr first joined the ranks of the U.S. Postal Service, ZIP codes were just a year old, first-class stamps were 5 cents and he was earning $2.64 an hour as a part-time flexible clerk in manual operations.  Comments (Count)

 

The Postal Service rolls the delivery dice

Congress’s plan to get nothing done

Retirement Claims Backlog Dips in August

Mississippi father, son plead guilty on charge of  conspiracy to steal USPS equipment

Photo: A picture-perfect Post Office in Seaside, Florida

OIG: What is the number one idea you have to raise USPS revenue?

Direct Mail Remains Impactful

Inside the Retirement Community for Mail Carriers

 

September 07, 2014

USPS Graphic: City letter carriers returning after 5 p.m.

This graphic covers the percentage of city letter carriers returning after 5 p.m. nationwide in FY 2014 (October to April)   Comments (Count)

 

Video: USPS Package Delivery Fail

USPS cutting rates to win e-commerce business

USPS's big delivery edge: no parking tickets

Knightdale, NC preps for switch to central mailboxes

AmazonFresh tries using the US Postal Service to deliver its groceries

 

September 06, 2014

Illinois Postal Workers save child from sexual predator

Peoria, IL Branch 31 letter carrier Cristy Perfetti, who has carried mail for 22 years, was returning from her route one day in May of 2013. As she parked her truck at the post office loading dock, she saw a disturbing scene. A man was walking with a 10-year-old boy through the post office parking lot, and the boy looked frightened and kept looking in her direction. Comments (Count)

 

Postal Unions Hold Joint Webinar on USPS Plant Consolidations

The four postal unions held a joint webinar on Aug. 28 for union members at the 82 sites where plants are scheduled for consolidation or closure beginning in January 2015. The occasion marked the first time the four unions have engaged in joint training at the national level. More than Half of Senate Now Backs Call to Stop USPS Consolidations || Connecticut Senators, APWU Denounce USPS Consolidations   Comments (Count)

 

Man wanted $50 and police in attempted robbery of North Carolina post office

 

September 05, 2014

USPS workshare partner expanding to East Coast with lease of 16,000 sq. ft mail center in Burlington, NJ - ODMS is part of USPS's Work Share Program, a program that provides mailers and presort bureaus with significant discounts for preparing mail according to strict USPS specifications. This involves physically trucking the mail across the country to its nearest Network Distribution Center (NDC) or Sectional Center Facility (SCF). This allows the mail to bypass many of the postal processing facilities,   Comments (Count)

 

One USPS Station Manager pleads guilty, another Station Manager sentenced in Bribe Scheme - Former USPS Station Manager pleaded guilty today to bribery in connection with a scheme to obtain U.S. Postal Service contracts in exchange for bribe payments. Another former USPS Station Manager was sentenced to 20 months in prison for the same bribery scheme.    Comments (Count)

 

Video: Mailman Parks In Handicap Spot

When a disabled Vietnam Vet was trying to get to a chiropractor appointment. When he got to the strip mall someone had already taken the handicap parking spot. But it wasn't a person who needed it--it was a postal worker picking up mail at The UPS Store.  Comments (Count)

 

USPS update on Napa and Vallejo delivery and retail operations

USPS to expand products eligible for free Package Pickup on September 7th

Amazon, U.S. mail test grocery deliveries around San Francisco

Heroic Greer postman invited to appear on Ellen DeGeneres Show

Postal Places: A look at USPS places across the country!

 

postal news website

Advertisements  

“Glenn L. Smith is a former-postal attorney specializing in representing postal employees before the MSPB & EEOC nationwide.”  Visit http://www.uspostallawyer.com

Federal Disability Retirement - Robert R. McGill

California Federal And Postal Attorneys, MSPB, EEOC

The OWCP Attorney
Postal Uniforms

Send Info

click here - to send news, suggestions or press releases

Quick Clicks

* Website Displays Postal Employees Names, Salaries, Position, Date Hired And Work Facility

* 'LiteBlue' Extranet

* Class Action Lawsuits

* eReassign-Transfer
*
Light Duty Request

* PTF Assignment

* Job duties to assist physicians

Support PostalReporter

Amazon Shopping

Discounts

USPS Info

* PS Form 3982

* Sick Leave
*
Annual Leave

* Life Insurance

* Health Benefits
*
USPS Forms
*
PS 3971
 


 

Postal Forums

 * Automation

* Bulk Mail Center

* City Carriers

* Clerk Craft

* EEO Issues

* Injured on Duty
* Mail Handlers
* Maintenance
* Motor Vehicle

* Part-Time Reg.

* PT/FT Flexibles
* Postmasters
* Postal News
* Rural Carriers

* Veterans
*
Window Clerks

 

 Postal Reporter.com - Copyright © 2001-present -All Rights Reserved

PostalReporter.com is not affiliated with the U.S. Postal Service or any other organization. Opinions expressed in articles linked to and from this page are those of the authors. Feature are those of the authors and not PostalReporter.com. Postal Reporter provides postal news, postal resources and other postal information for Postal Workers, Postal Employees and other Postal related communities.