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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)

 

USPS explanation of the Network Rationalization Service Standard Impacts . Video: USPS to Begin Cuts in Service Monday  Comments (Count)
Senator Sanders: New PMG pursued damaging proposals to cut services and eliminate jobs - “Despite increased revenues and some very positive trends, Postal Service management seems hell-bent on slowing down mail delivery    Comments (Count)

Updated:  Wednesday | March 25, 2015  

LATEST POSTAL NEWS

USPS operating profit $1.4 billion for first five months of FY 2015

For the month of February 2015, the Postal Service had a $76 million operating profit, down slightly from the results for the same month last year, but a higher result than planned. Workhours and  numbers for career employees and non-career employees  were up.  (3/25/15) Comments (Count)

APWU update on disbursement of $56 Million Global Settlement Remedy

APWU Clerk Craft Director Clint Burelson has updated union members on progress toward disbursing a $56 million settlement that was signed Dec. 5, 2014, to resolve disputes over postmasters and supervisors in small offices performing bargaining unit work.  (3/25/15)

US Supreme Court revives pregnant worker’s discrimination case against United Parcel Service

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with a former driver for UPS Inc by giving her another chance to argue that the package delivery company discriminated against her when it refused to lighten her work duties while she was pregnant.  (3/25/15)

USPS Proposes “Forever” Status for Five Additional First-Class Stamp Categories

The Postal Service seeks to eliminate the need for customers and the Postal Service to acquire and distribute new denominated stamps in anticipation of price changes affecting these stamp types, each time a price change occurs. (3/25/15) Comments (Count)

PRC rejects USPS request for Negotiated Service Agreement (NSA) with Discover

The Postal Service was seeking to add a new negotiated service agreement (NSA) with Discover Financial Services (Discover) to the market dominant product list. Discover threatened to shift from mail to digital alternatives if NSA is not approved. (3/25/15) Comments (Count)

Video: Chicago Mailman shot to death on his way to work

A 27-year-old letter carrier was shot to death early Tuesday morning in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. (3/24/15) Comments (Count)

USPS Station Manager sentenced to prison in bribe scheme

Station Manager Received over $500k in Bribes for Inflated Invoices for Landscaping and Cleaning Services  (3/24/15)

APWU: Setting the Record Straight on USPS phony financial crisis, privatization threat

Three in-depth flyers and a brochure just published by the APWU dispel common misconceptions about the Postal Service. APWU: Sticker Day Set for Thursday, March 26 (3/23/15) Comments (Count)

Epic Fail for the Postal Service: The wrong model and the wrong BOG

In 2001 Postmaster General Bill Henderson submitted the first blueprints for a transformation of the Postal Service into a sleeker, more efficient business entity.  To justify the transformation, the rhetoric has repeated one mantra: the problem with the Postal Service is its outmoded and defective business model.   (3/23/15) Comments (Count)

USPS expands deployment of new Retail Systems Software (RSS)

The Postal Service is deploying new software to make it easier for employees to serve customers at retail locations. More than 17,700 sites will receive the new Retail Systems Software (RSS), which replaces Point of Sale (POS)    (3/23/15) Comments (Count)

Congresswoman Barbara Lee introduces bill to halt sale and consolidation of Historic US Postal facilities

The Moratorium on US Historic Postal Buildings Act would prevent USPS from selling any facility   (3/20/15)

USPS OIG Audit Report: 911 Emergency Services Policy

"According to district and information technology managers, it is not possible to dial 911 from some telephones within the Bay-Valley District facility."   (3/20/15)

House budget ‘plan’? Cut letter carrier pay (again)

NALC Legislative News - The federal spending plan for Fiscal Year 2016 released by the House of Representatives on Tuesday once again aims to cut letter carriers’ pay.  (3/18/15) 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.   (3/18/15) Comments (Count)

Postal Service reissues Policy on Workplace Harassment

This policy: Reaffirms the Postal Service’s commitment to pro­viding a work environment free of harassment.  (3/18/15) Comments (Count)

Who Owns the Postal Service?

Who is the post office designed to serve?  What is the system’s ultimate function? These questions are fundamental to the future and the fate of the post office, the postal network, and postal services in this country.  (3/18/15) Comments (Count)

Postal Unions notified letter addressed to President Obama tested positive for cyanide

Late Tuesday afternoon, the Postal Service was made aware of a suspicious parcel addressed to the President of the United States (POTUS). Upon opening the package a sealed container containing a liquid was discovered.  NALC: Employee safety paramount following suspicious letter report (3/18/15) Comments (Count)

Chief Marketing Officer Manabe to leave Postal Service

Nagisa Manabe, chief marketing officer for the United States Postal Service and supervisor of the stamp program, told associates she plans to leave.   (3/18/15) Comments (Count)

PRC Again Remands Price Adjustments Back To USPS: Standard Mail, Periodicals, and Package Services Products Affected - For the second time in this case, the Postal Regulatory Commission returned a Postal Service proposal to adjust rates for Standard Mail, Periodicals, and Package Services.(3/18/15)

USPS expands test of larger mailboxes

The Postal Service has expanded its test of larger mailboxes to rural and suburban communities in California, Colorado and North Dakota (3/18/15) Comments (Count)

Rural mail carrier says losing leg doesn’t slow her down

What some might struggle to do with two legs, Anita Fee can do with one. Working with the U.S. Post Office in the north part of Okaloosa County for nearly 14 years, Fee has been stationed in various positions, but her favorite has been mail carrier.   (3/17/15) Comments (Count)

Postal Worker Airlifted in Serious Condition From Scene of Crash In Illinois

Fire Dept. officials said a female postal worker was driving eastbound on Route 126 when she lost control of the mail truck   (3/17/15) Comments (Count)

President Obama re-nominates five of six for USPS Board of Governors

Obama re-nominates 3 Democrats, 2 Republicans to join 2 Republicans and 1 Democrat on USPS Board Of Governors Victoria Kennedy is not on the list of re-nominations. The BOG will also consist of 8 males out of the 11 members.  (3/17/15) Comments (Count)

Pacific Area Cancels Most Involuntary Reassignments

Area postal officials have issued the Region written and verbal notice canceling most of the “excessing” impacts scheduled for implementation in California in April and July of this year (3/16/15) Comments (Count)

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March 25,  2015

Police seek owner of pricey jewelry left in mailbox

 

March 24,  2015

Woman arrested after police discover other people's mail in her posession
 Columbus Man Sentenced For Attacking Postal Worker, Stealing Package Full Of Pot
Woman arrested after police discover other people's mail in her possession

Wisconsin postal contractor convicted of stealing gift cards, cash

 

March 23,  2015

Nonprofit Mailers Scramble, Again, to Fight Postal-Rate Increases

Vehicle Crashes Into Hedgesville Post Office

Careywood Post Office Appealing Closure

USPS Delivery Truck Involved in Crash That Killed Motorcyclist

Network Consolidation: It Takes Two … Phases

Postal Service looks to repurpose Stewart sort center

Body of man found at Morristown Post Office

Video: Postal Worker caught on camera throwing fragile packages on customer’s porch

 

March 22,  2015

Indiana postal worker accused of throwing away mail

Twenty years later: Montclair, NJ looks back at Watchung Plaza Post Office shooting

Alabama carrier, 60, jailed on child porn charge after taking computer for repairs

Michigan: Kalamazoo Mail Plant To Close, Expect More Delays

Eugene Postal Worker Reaches Settlement in Dog Attack Case

Patrons Plead for Post Office

 

March 21,  2015

Video: Tucson to get cluster mailboxes with improved security that thwart thieves

2 sought in postal carrier robberies in Coral Springs, Tamarac

 

March 20,  2015

2015 USPS Plant Consolidation Schedule Updated March 20, 2015

Man Convicted in 2013 Holiday Shooting , Robbery of Massachusetts Letter Carrier

Pennsylvania Letter Carrier admits to stealing from mail

Who Remembers the Nationwide Postal Wildcat Strike of 1970 (and Why Does That Matter)?

Amazon gets FAA approval to test drones

Amazon launches one-hour delivery service in Baltimore

Postal Inspectors Offer Reward For Armed Robber

Iowa mail carrier sentenced for tossing mail off a bridge

Fighting For A Post Office

Video: Detroit postal worker beat up, hospitalized after trying to break up fight

Suspect arrested in Georgia postal robbery

 

March 19,  2015

LaFayette GA Postal worker charged with stealing post office keys, trying to make copies

USPS expands grocery delivery test

Video: Oklahoma letter carrier accused of stealing mail from elderly residents

Car slams into Woodlawn VA Post Office, causes extensive damage
Timely Mail, Sunday Packages: Can Burlington's Acting Postmaster Deliver?

Mail woes continue in New Jersey town

Texas postal worker indicted on drug delivery charge

 

Video: Letter Carrier and Customers Protect Mail From Burning LLV

Video: Postal Worker Robbed In Valdosta GA

Vandals damage 17 postal vehicles in Omaha NE

Rules Tightened on Low-Cost Marketing Parcels

Soldiers build postal capacity from ground up in Iraq

Postal Service Looks to Improve on 9 Miles Per Gallon

Letter Containing Cyanide Mailed to White House

USPS Worker Who Stole Victoria Secret Coupons Sentenced

April Postal Increases Worry Nonprofit Magazine Publishers

Tallying Postal Service Complaints in Greenburgh, New York

 

Fort Myers residents upset mailboxes moved miles away

Pocatello Mayor Holds 11th Hour Town Hall to Reverse USPS Plant Closure

 

NAPUS: PMG Brennan Pledges to Keep Mail Relevant

Postmaster General Megan Brennan addressed Postmasters at NAPUS’ Leadership Conference Monday, March 16. Attendees warmly welcomed the new PMG. She thanked them for being at the conference and working to advance comprehensive postal reform legislation to ensure the long-term viability of the Postal Service and mailing industry. Comments (Count)

 

Des Moines Post Office faces thousands in fines for safety violations

A post office in central Iowa is facing a sizeable fine for alleged safety violations, according to Scott Allen, spokesman for the U.S. Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA. “OSHA did issue citations to the Des Moines Main Post Office for one repeat and two serious safety violations involving standards for power industrial vehicles and forklifts,” Allen says. “They were fined $49,500.  Comments (Count)

 

An Expanding US Postal Service is Very Possible

The ongoing, preventable plight of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is an important issue for those of us who have observed its steady decline over the last several years due to unimaginative management, huge prepayment obligations imposed by Congress  Comments (Count)

 

Maryland Letter Carriers plead guilty to drug distribution conspiracy and accepting bribes

Former letter carriers pleaded guilty to bribery and drug conspiracy in which they accepted bribes to divert packages of marijuana sent through the mail and deliver the packages to co-conspirators Comments (Count)

 

USPS: Customer Connect program nears $2 billion in revenue

Mail truck catches fire in Coralville Iowa

Fairbanks AK judge won’t sign off on postal worker’s plea deal for stolen prescriptions

Mailbox rivalry goes postal

Jersey City man charged with robbing Bayonne mailman

Lost since 1969: Topsham man’s water bill returned after 46 years in postal limbo

USPS plans to reduce carbon emission by 20% by 2020

Postal truck catches fire in Kirkwood MO

 

Does the new PMG see the glass as half-full?

NALC - You can’t judge a new CEO on the basis of only one week on the job. That would be like judging a book based on its opening chapter or the color of its cover. But I was encouraged by the performance of Megan Brennan during her first week on the job as the 74th postmaster general of the United States—at least in comparison with her predecessor. Three things stand out.  Comments (Count)

 

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