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USPS to spend nearly $120 million to build or modify mail, vehicle facilities

USPS to build new Processing & Distribution Center (P&DC) and a new Vehicle Maintenance Facility (VMF) in Portland Oregon. USPS is also modifying several mail facilities on the East Coast.  Comments (Count)



USPS Reports FY 2016 Second Quarter Results – Operating Profit $1.8 billion without prefunding

The U.S. Postal Service reported operating revenue of $17.7 billion for the second quarter of fiscal year 2016 (January 1, 2016 - March 31, 2016), .


USPS Flats Sequencing System (FSS) locations and number of machines

List of the most current FSS locations and Map of 47 FSS Sites and Number of Machines Comments (Count)


McConnell EEO Class Action case challenging USPS NRP still in limbo - Don’t expect for McConnell…et al  vs USPS to be settled anytime soon  Comments (Count)


NRLCA membership approves new 3-year contract with USPS

The National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association (NRLCA) membership has ratified a new three-year labor contract with the Postal Service. .  Comments (Count)


USPS: Shirley Temple Becomes the 20th Inductee in the Legends of Hollywood Stamp Series



Updated: Sunday | July 24, 2016  


Postal Inspector charged with soliciting prostitute proceeds with attempt to suppress evidence

On Friday July 22, 2016, the city’s police chief testified Friday that upon being pulled over, a federal postal inspector suspected of hiring a prostitute at a Sycamore spa showed officers his government credentials and asked for a “professional courtesy.” (7/23/16) Comments (Count)

Video: Mail carrier arrested, accused of stalking woman on his route

A local woman says she had to get a protection order to keep the family’s mail carrier away, but despite that, the post office didn’t change his route.  (7/23/16) Comments (Count)

New APWU Pay Rates to Take Effect Aug. 6, Retroactive Pay Expected Nov. 4

According to information provided by the Postal Service, the new pay rates under the new APWU-USPS contract will begin on Aug. 6  (7/20/16) Comments (Count)

Attention Postal Employees: Potential USPS PS Form 2488 EEOC Class Action Certification Survey

Attorney Glenn L. Smith, a longtime advertiser is conducting a survey in order “to determine if there are enough postal employees who were asked to sign a PS Form 2488 or to disclose their medical records  (7/21/16)

Keep promises made to Postal retirees

For postal retirees and survivors who are satisfied with their current coverage, that means another $122 per month or more to keep their current health insurance. This flies in the face of fairness and changes the rules for individuals who do not have the ability to increase their income.Why is Congress forcing this additional cost on postal retirees and their survivors? The answer is unconvincing. The proposal has support because the current system, in which postal retirees have the option of declining Medicare and keeping their current health insurance does not save quite as much money for USPS.  (7/20/16) Comments (Count)

NAPUS: Part-Time Postmasters to be assigned to Career Clerk Craft positions

The Postal Service has provided NAPUS  and the LEAGUE sample of letters that will be sent to Part-Time Postmasters that outline policy concerning termination of saved hourly pay and opportunity for Part-time Postmasters in RMPOs  (7/16/16) Comments (Count)

Video: Boy leaves Gatorade, water for mailman during heatwave

Eight year old Carmine McDaniel, a Newport News boy, wanted to help his mailman beat the heat. He left a cooler filled with Gatorade and water on his front porch. In warning about the heat, President Obama praises 8-year-old who left cold drinks for his letter carrier (7/17/16)






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July 24, 2016

Postal workers meet challenge of delivering kids' postcards


July 23, 2016

Adrift for 19 Months: The U.S. Postal Service

Amazon is planning midnight deliveries for a secret product

Postal Views Podcast #44 (USPS Diplomatic Immunity)


July 22, 2016

Man Fatally Struck by Postal Service Vehicle on Long Island

OIG finds maintenance, safety and security issues in post offices leased by USPS

San Antonio: Mail vandals repeatedly targeting the same subdivision

Mail carriers try to beat the heat

Feces-filled envelope addressed to Hillary, went to inspectors

Plaza mailbox saved for another day

Frustrations grow as local post office falls apart

4 keystones of USPS' reform wish list


July 21, 2016

Prison for postal worker who didn't deliver veteran's drugs

Mail mix-up affecting downtown Seattle businesses

Postmaster raises safety concerns about Wilmore routes

Schumer: Prattsburgh needs a post office

Mail thieves hit southwest Reno community

Video: Lost in the Mail

OIG: Riding the Waves of Postal Digital Innovation

Postmaster raises safety concerns about Wilmore routes

NALC: Celebrate ‘Postal Heritage Day’ on July 26

Opening other people's mail brings prison for Muskegon postal worker
GOP Platform Has Some Bad News for Government Employees
Chaffetz Bill Builds Hope for Postal Reform by Year's End


July 20, 2016

Rumors of Demise Greatly Exaggerated?

Speak Now or Hold Your Peace on Low Postal Rates From China


July 19, 2016

Holland Michigan Man Sentenced For Identity And Mail Theft

Video: Hot Jobs – A day in the life of a mail carrier


Trump’s VP Pick Supports Shrinking the Federal Workforce, Cutting Workers' Bargaining Rights

Federal long-term care premiums rising by triple digits


July 18, 2016

U.S. Postal Inspection Service offers reward after armed robbery of Savannah letter carrier

Northampton MA letter carrier gains Instagram fame

Letter 'To Grandma, From Abby' delivered by determined postal worker

USPS OIG: The Social Medium of Mail

USPS OIG: The  Postal Service and Its User Base (PDF)


July 17, 2016

July 13, 2016

Postal Worker at Trenton NJ P&DC alleges supervisor assaulted her at work

A U.S. Postal Service employee in Hamilton has filed an assault charge against her supervisor at the service’s mail processing center  Comments (Count)


Retired postal worker received a package 26 years overdue from his late mother

Video: Neighbors report problems with mail delivery for 2 years


July 12, 2016

NALC: House Oversight Committee advances Postal Service Reform Act of 2016

The following is a statement from National Association of Letter Carriers President Fredric Rolando in response to the legislation: House Committee Passes Two Postal Reform Bills || Senator Carper Commends House Committee for Advancing Bipartisan Bill to Reform U.S. Postal Service


Video: Postal Worker stung 30-50 times by hornets along mail route

A U.S. Postal Service worker is recovering after she was stung dozens of times by hornets along her route 


USPS to deploy new app to monitor all transportation data

USPS will replace TIMESWeb, the application used to monitor highway contract routes and postal vehicle transportation


Idealliance Report Finds ‘Chasm’ Between Industry and the U.S. Postal Service

Idealliance reports that a serious communications gap exists between the U.S. Postal Service and its customers and supply chain partners 


Video: New USPS TV Ad Highlights Business Deliveries

USPS Optimizes Business Operations With Real-Time Visibility and Analytics From Kinetica

Walmart offers free shipping this week as Amazon promotes "Prime Day"
Small towns in Pennsylvania tackling big postal delivery problems

Family says USPS lost their dad's urn
Signs of progress in Canada Post labour dispute, experts say

Attorney: DOJ's Pursuit Of Post Office's Competitors Continues History Of Hypocrisy


July 11, 2016

Canada Post drops lockout threat as talks continue with its workers

The two sides are far apart on two major issues — wages and pensions Comments (Count)


PMG names new Western Area vice president, chief information security officer

Two Postal Service executives received new appointments last week. 


USPS OIG Audit Report: Approved Shippers Pricing and Customer Service

Virginia postal clerk gets 2 years probation for stealing $7,000 in cash from the mail


July 10, 2016

Postal Views Podcast #43 (Real USPS Voices)

Mercedes smashes into Kettering Post Office


July 09, 2016

President Obama orders flags flown at half-staff to honor victims of July 7 shooting in Dallas

U.S. Postal Service Wants To Deliver More Groceries

Rep. Brady sponsors bill to have Coldspring post office renamed for slain mail carrier

Mail theft in Manteca, CA continues

USPS launches tech-savvy customer service pilot program

A Double Take on Postal Delivery Woes


July 08, 2016

House Republicans Block Effort to Deliver Mail Faster and Keep USPS Facilities Open

Two Books Recount How Our Postal System Created a Communications Revolution

APWU: OIG Approved Shipper Report

Indiana post office worker accused of theft


July 07, 2016

Arbitration Award Announced! We Have a New APWU Contract!
The APWU CBA arbitration award has been issued. Local and state presidents will get a briefing today. National Officers are studying the award before commenting.
USPS-APWU Arbitration Decision Puts Moratorium on Plant Consolidations and Outsourcing Retail || USPS, APWU arbitration process concludes || APWU to hold Arbitration Award Town Hall Call – July 21   Comments (Count)


Postal Employees help President Obama celebrate National Park Service’s 100th anniversary

Jeep Crashes Into Meadville Post Office

Downtown Detroit Post Office Closed Because of Power Outage

Bakersfield neighbors on repeated mailbox thefts: 'It's horrible, it's like an assault'

Video: South Nashville neighbors say they deliver each other’s mail due to constant mix-ups

USPS Flooded With False Malware Positives

Video: Postal worker accused of stealing around $2K in gift cards from mail


July 06, 2016

APWU: Arbitrator Issues BMC Staffing Clarification

USPS holding employee contest for most PO Box sales

Car Crashes Into Berkshire County Post Office

An Unhappy Birthday for the USPS

Postal Service brings cosmic convergence

Cope Lawrence Retires From USPS

Firepower for the feds?


July 05, 2016

California Postal Employee charged with stealing, selling at least 6,240 credit cards worth over $3 million

A Santa Ana, CA postal worker who worked for the USPS for more than 20 yrs. appeared in federal court this morning after agreeing to plead guilty to stealing from the mail and selling at least 6,240 credit cards.  Comments (Count)


Democratic Party Platform: Preserve a Public Postal Service

The Democratic National Committee’s Platform Committee has endorsed the public Postal Service and approved measures that were advocated by the APWU.  Comments (Count)


Canada Post issues 72-hour lockout notice to Canadian Union of Postal Workers

Canada Post has notified the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) that it will be changing the terms and conditions of employment for all employees represented by the union Canada Postal Workers’ union refuses arbitration with Canada Post  || Canada Post Prepared to Submit to Binding Arbitration to Resolve Impasse at Negotiations

CUPW Files Unfair Labour Practice Complaint Against Canada Post ||  Canada Post shutting the door on tens of thousands of Canadian workers || USPS continues to monitor potential strike affecting Canada Post  Comments (Count)


Still no charges 18 months after letter carrier theft

There's Inadvertence, and Then There's Postal Inadvertence

How about a USPS stamp series celebrating Post Office murals?


July 04, 2016

Georgia postal worker injured in deadly five car crash


July 03, 2016

Frankfort IL Postmaster Charged with Felony Grooming

The first woman to be the US postmaster general got her start delivering mail 30 years ago
Letter carrier files suit over alleged dog attack
Delivering mail could sometimes prove deadly in Idaho frontier

Former postal worker sentenced to life for murdering his postal worker wife



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