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Trucks on fire: USPS Long Life Vehicles outlive their lifespan - Save The Post Office - Most LLVs are Right Hand Delivery (RHD) vehicles that were purchased between 1987 and 1994.  They weren’t built to last forever.  In fact, they were designed to go for 24 years, and many of them are already well past their expected lifespan.   Comments (Count)

 

New Jersey’s longest-serving mail carrier retires after 52 years - Postal officials say Glanville is the longest-serving city mail carrier in New Jersey. He was honored in a ceremony before he went out for his last day.   Comments (Count)

 

USPS Execs Get Pay Increase, Bonuses and PMG, DPMG get new perk for FY2015

Although USPS financials were widely reported in mainstream media and postal related news websites –nothing was reported about USPS executive’s pay or the new policy for PMG and DPMG

 

Chrysler to Supply 9,113 New 2016 Ram ProMaster Vans to USPS - As PostalReporter reported last month FCA US LLC  will supply 9,113 new 2016 Ram ProMaster 2500 cargo vans to USPS.   Comments (Count)

 

Video: Pittsburgh postmaster will stand trial on charges of intimidating subordinates Pittsburgh postmaster Daniel P. Davis, accused of intercepting private packages and opening them in a hunt for drugs, will stand trial on charges of intimidating subordinates said to be aware of his allegedly illegal activities, a district judge ruled today.    Comments (Count)

 

USPS issues Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV) Prototype Request to prequalified suppliers

The first segment of the USPS field-testing will require that letter carriers drive the prototype vehicles over simulated and actual delivery routes. The route testing will include all aspects of the driver’s daily routine   Comments (Count)

 

EEOC: USPS must provide ‘reasonable accommodation’ to postal employees with diabetes - In 2013, USPS agreed to adhere to provisions by the EEOC regarding reasonable accommodation of diabetic employees. But this EEO case shows not all postal officials got the memo.  Comments (Count)

 

OPM announces 2016 FEHB Premiums for Postal, Federal Employees - The overall average Postal rate increases shown are based on the Postal contribution for Category 1. The Postal employee groups in Category 1 can change from year to year.  

 

USPS to begin testing handheld Surface Visibility (SV) mobile scanners The Postal Service will soon begin testing Surface Visibility (SV) mobile devices, new equipment that will help USPS boost efficiency and better serve business customers.    Comments (Count)

 

USPS Building Database of Postal Employees Health Information - The Postal Service is seeking to provide a new wellness benefit to its employees and their dependents by offering USPS Health Connect  Comments (Count)

 

USPS new Delivery Management System (DMS) tracks location of letter carriers

Should a carrier deviate from his or her designated geographic zone during street delivery, an alert is sent to the supervisor in an email or text message.  Comments (Count)

 

OIG cites lack of supervision, letter carriers wasting, late mail for  $7.2m extra workhours cost in USPS San Francisco District - OIG observed city carriers loading mail into vehicles on office time rather than clocking to street time, talking excessively, making multiple trips away from their case.   Comments (Count)

 

USPS Building Database of Postal Employees Health Information - The Postal Service is seeking to provide a new wellness benefit to its employees and their dependents by offering USPS Health Connect  Comments (Count)

 

USPS awards contract for Extended Capacity Delivery Vehicles valued at $351 Million - Replacing USPS fleet could reach $10 billion over the next few years. At least 4,500 vehicles purchased  (8/28/15) Comments (Count)

 

Senator Sanders urges Postmaster General to reinstate overnight mail delivery - Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) sent a letter today to Postmaster General Megan Brennan urging the Postal Service to reinstate overnight mail delivery standards in light of a recent report finding significant delays in the delivery of mail.    (8/26/15) Comments (Count)

 

APWU files National Dispute over primary duties of Small Parcel Sorting System (SPSS) The APWU maintains that the SPSS is involved in mail processing and/or distribution of mail and this work and the essential allied work is the work of the Clerk Craft.   (8/25/15)

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January 31,  2016

Hillsborough Postal Worker Cancels His Last Letter After 31 Years at the Manville Post Office

Postal Views Podcast #26 (USPS External Customer Voices)

Video: Hillside residents frustrated with months of mail theft

Ohio: K-9 bites suspect after he assaults officer, threatens mail carrier
Postal Worker faces heroin, possible mail theft charges
Residents react after Kansas post office removes 'God Bless America' banner

 

January 30,  2016

Truck carrying mail crashes into house

Armed man disguised as postal worker robs woman in New Orleans

Mail carrier notices fire in apartment, fire in wall behind stove
Will 2016 Be United Parcel Service's Worst Year Yet?

Video: Postal inspector investigating rash of mail theft in South San Jose neighborhood

USPS: Limited enrollment for Self Plus One health coverage begins Feb. 1]

 

January 29,  2016

APWU: Secret Document Exposes USPS Privatization Planning

A document unearthed in proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) reveals why the APWU is adamant that the Postal Service’s deal with Staples – and others like it – must be stopped.  Comments (Count)

 

Postmaster pleads guilty to charge of coverup in missing $53,000

A long-time Postmaster in Mississippi has pleaded guilty to charges he tried to cover up a shortage of U. S. Postal Service funds   Comments (Count)

 

Louisiana post office reopens after curious white powder in envelope causes closure
Your impulse buys are costing Amazon a fortune

Beautiful Flowers Decorate Forever Stamps

Mail thieves target mailboxes in, Manteca CA

Almost 50% of Union Members Worked for Government in 2015

Native American church sues postal service over seizure of 'sacramental' marijuana

Amazon earnings fail to deliver because of delivery costs

CAGW Reacts to Resignation of USPS Inspector General David Williams

Lawmakers consider using postal workers to help in disasters

After a four-year wait, Clarksville residents see signs of post office

 

January 28,  2016

Former Postal Inspector Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison for Possession of Stolen Mail and Marijuana Trafficking

a former supervisory postal inspector who worked at the San Jose Processing and Distribution Center was sentenced today Comments (Count)

 

Video: Newlywed Postal Worker gets wedding ring back after losing it while delivering mail

USPS: Big mailbox breaks record

NY Mail Carrier pleads guilty to accepting bribes in connection to drug trafficking ring

Alabama Woman Sentenced to Prison for Involvement in $24 million Stolen Identity Tax Refund Fraud Ring

Video: USPS offering $50k reward for information on suspect who robbed letter carrier in Ensley, AL

Congressman to deliver mail on Friday

Congress has harmed USPS enough

Google might have drones deliver packages to robots on wheels

Rolando: Unions, postal customers agree on key USPS reform provisions

Flood-damaged Five Points post office fully open for first time since historic storm

Injured customer blames U.S. Postal Service for fall

Pittsburg residents unhappy with removal of 'God Bless America' banner from Post Office

 

January 27,  2016

Video: Thieves causing headaches for Albuquerque postal customers

Man accused of robbing the Allendale SC Post Office at gunpoint

Brighton man pleads guilty to assaulting mailman who kicked at his mother’s dog

 

January 26,  2016

Co-Workers defend Postal Worker indicted on assaulting USPS supervisor

Some postal workers spent Tuesday defending Martin and decrying what they call bad management at the United States Postal Service Office in Downtown Memphis. Video: USPS supervisor attacked; worker found, arrested for assault  Comments (Count)

 

USPS Inspector General David C. Williams announces retirement

Williams was sworn in as Inspector General (IG) for the U.S. Postal Service on August 20, 2003 after the previous IG resigned under a cloud..  Comments (Count)

 

USPS hiring more carriers as “last mile” package delivery continues to grow

USPS releases sketch of man who threw acid on postal worker

Video: 7 injured after car drives into Chesapeake VA post office

Dozens of pieces of mail recovered from NY postal carrier's home
Postal Service worker delivers rooster after it's stranded during blizzard

Meriden, CT Postal Worker Pleads Not Guilty to Charges

 

January 25,  2016

Video: Postal Worker accused of beating female supervisor with chair

A Memphis postal worker has a warrant out for his arrest after he allegedly attacked his work supervisor with a chair. Update: USPS supervisor attacked; worker found, arrested for assault (1/25/16)  Comments (Count)

 

Video: Family remembers postal worker killed by falling tree in Lithonia GA

Family and friends are remembering the mail carrier killed by a falling tree yesterday as a devoted husband and father. Decarlo Allen worked for the U. S. Postal Service for more than 10 years  Comments (Count)

 

All USPS Headquarters facilities in DC area closed due to weather

Due to severe weather that struck the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area over the weekend, all headquarters facilities in the Washington, DC area will be closed Monday  Comments (Count)

 

PMG appoints Sharon D. Owens to new Pricing and Costing VP position

Owens’ previous assignments include serving as Northern Virginia district manager and manager of industry engagement and outreach.   Comments (Count)

 

APWU: Telephone Town Hall - Feb. 9

Small California town mourns loss of postal worker

Seven injured after car drives into Chesapeake post office

Postal worker takes care of rooster during blizzard delay

Congressman backs home mail delivery for Arizona border city

Homeless find refuge from cold at Levittown Post Office

 

January 24,  2016

USPS: Sunday Update for Impacted Operations in the Northeast, Capital Metro, and Eastern Areas

The Postal Service is being impacted by Winter Storm Jonas. All postal operations in these areas have started implementing their recovery plans to resume operations. Postal Service vehicles buried deep in snow   Comments (Count)

 

Utah letter carrier paralyzed after a day at the beach in Hawaii Carrier's Go Fund Me Page

 

January 23,  2016

USPS suspends operations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware – expect mail delays at other post offices

 Mail processing, delivery and retail operations suspended Saturday in Philadelphia, South/Central/Northern New Jersey and Delaware Post Offices  Comments (Count)

 

 

Georgia Postal worker killed after tree hits vehicle

A postal worker was killed Saturday after a tree fell onto his vehicle at a DeKalb County golf course.  Comments (Count)

 

Senator Heitkamp Announces South Fargo ND mail carrier’s contract terminated

News Comes Day After Senator Pressed Head of U.S. Postal Service on Needed Improvements to Chronic Delivery Problems in Fargo & Across ND in a Senate Hearing   Comments (Count)

 

Dallas postal worker admits he threw away 88 pieces of mail

Postal Views Podcast #25 (USPS Internal Customer Voices)

South Fargo Residents Excited to See Real Mail Truck

NRLCA: National Mail Count 2016 is March 12-25

Drunk driver plows into Sitka post office

Postal Carrier Saves Dog

Tennessee mail carrier shaken up, but not injured, when tree falls on delivery truck

California: Elk Grove woman sentenced to prison for role in stolen mail scheme

Iowa: Mail delivery problems ignite outrage

 

 

January 22,  2016

USPS impacted by Winter Storm Jonas in several states, operations suspended

The Postal Service is being impacted by Winter Storm Jonas. Customers can expect suspended/impacted retail and delivery operations   Comments (Count)

 

Senator McCaskill questions whether Postal Service is operating efficiently compared to UPS, FedEx

Senator questions whether Postal Service is operating efficiently compared to UPS, FedEx, has capability for effective rural delivery   Comments (Count)

 

Congressman Ross Introduces Bill to Monitor Federal Employees Use of ‘Official Time’ for Union Activities

Rep. Dennis A. Ross (FL-15) introduced, legislation requiring OPM to submit an annual report to Congress relating to the use of “Official Time” by federal employee. Ross says the government is $18 trillion in debt so by monitoring federal employees "official time" can save possibly taxpayers $157 million.  Comments (Count)

 

 

Video: New Mexico postal worker beaten with brick, left for dead

Police say a Raton United States postal worker was beat and left for dead Wednesday morning by a man using a brick as a weapon.   Comments (Count)

 

 

Video: Mail Theft Caught on Camera Twice in LA Building

 

January 21,  2016

USPS needs legislation now, PMG tells Senate

PMG Megan J. Brennan told congressional leaders Jan. 21 that the Postal Service “[needs] legislation now.”  Comments (Count)

 

Video: Packages, mail go missing from ABQ mailboxes after master key stolen

USPS now accepts Samsung Pay for credit and debit cards transactions

Former Utah postal worker charged with stealing birthday cards containing cash

USPS to issue Richard Allen stamp during Black History Month

USPS revise forms and creates new Management Instruction on ‘Back Pay’

 

January 20,  2016

NY Postal Worker arrested after spending $4,800 at Nordstrom’s using stolen credit card

Postal Worker is a City Carrier Assistant (CCA) hired in 2014    Comments (Count)

 

NALC President scheduled to testify January 21 before Senate Committee hearing on USPS

NALC President Fredric Rolando is scheduled to testify on Thursday, Jan. 21, before the Senate’s Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee during a hearing titled, “Laying Out the Reality of the Postal Service.” Comments (Count)

 

Video: Chicago-area postal worker competing on ‘Survivor: Kaoh Rong’

Darnell Hamilton, one of the newest castaways who will compete for $1 million and the title of Sole Survivor in Survivor: Kaoh Rong    Comments (Count)

 

USPS introduces new PMG award to honor managerial, team efforts in maintaining safe workplaces

The Postal Service is introducing an award to honor leaders and groups that help create and maintain safe workplaces.  Comments (Count)

 

Maine Postmaster Relief gets probation for stealing over $1,600

eMIR, We Have a Problem
Video: Postal workers battle snowy, icy conditions
USPS Backing Down on Saturday Mail Delivery
Pennsylvania town's first female letter carrier retires after 36 years

Amazon Veers Into Labor Law Fight Zone for Hurried Deliveries
Amazon Deal with USPS Gives Sellers Unprecedented Discounts

 

January 19,  2016

USPS drops plan to outsource sorting of “Non-Machineable Outside Parcels (NMO) ” To UPS

In a memorandum to all Local Presidents, NPMHU President Paul Hogrogian and CAD Manager T.J. Branch disseminated information relative to the NPMHU's National-level grievance over the possible subcontracting of sorting and processing Non-Machinable Outside (NMO) parcels.   Comments (Count)

 

Video: San Francisco woman files claim with postal service over missing gift card

The photos show the envelope had been torn open, taped with postal tape and marked with postal stamps. “So it was obvious it had been tampered with. Somebody ripped it out and it’s been stolen,” she said.   Comments (Count)

 

Arkansas postal carrier tells court he kept, burned mail

Video: Vandals break into cluster mailbox in Chico CA

Postal Service Investigating Fraudulent Mail Activity in Whitehall

Amazon Veers Into Labor Law Fight Zone for Hurried Deliveries

Amazon Reveals More Details About Its Drone Delivery Service

Parcel Shipping From China Grows 70% in 2015 as E-Commerce Soars

 

January 18,  2016

Package thefts continue even after the holidays

 

January 17,  2016

Off-duty postal worker robbed, shot, Detroit police say

District Court refuses to reconsider opinion in USPS v. Southern California Edison

 

January 15,  2016

APWU: Initial Payments of $56 Million Settlement included in Jan 15 paychecks

The Postal Service has informed the APWU that initial payments of a $56 million grievance settlement were included in paychecks dated Jan. 15, reports Clerk Craft Director Clint Burelson.  Comments (Count)

 

OPM announces new FEGLI premium rates effective January 1, 2016

OPM has announced new FEGLI premium rates for employees and retirees, effective with the Feb. 1 payment that covers January.  Comments (Count)

 

Police Clear Man Who Left Suspicious Envelopes At Post Office

Catalog merchants shop for discount shipping from the Postal Service

Portland OKs $88 Million Purchase of Pearl District Post Office

IG: Postal cyber response plan fails to address external threats

Mail Issues Plague Complex in Clifton

Tennessee contract carrier stole Christmas gift cards

 

January 14,  2016

USPS: Price changes for several shipping products and services take effect January 17th

Price changes for several shipping products and services will take effect Jan. 17. These changes, which the Postal Service announced last October, include the first price increase for commercial Priority Mail in more than three years.  Comments (Count)

 

 

Wisconsin Postmaster Relief sentenced for stealing $5,755 from post office to support gambling trips

Ohio letter carrier charged with delaying delivery of mail

EEOC issues New ‘Digest Of EEO Law

Senate Committee Hearing Scheduled for Jan. 21: Laying Out the Reality of the United States Postal Service

Thieves Targeting Mailboxes Across Albuquerque

Audit Report: Rock Springs, Wyoming, Customer Service Mail Processing Center Consolidation (PDF)

Former postal employee booked on 45 counts of mail theft

Man leaves behind suspicious envelopes at Miami Beach post office

Workshops on Postal Regulation and Postal Economics (PDF)

Letter: Postal delays caused by management

SUV Crashes Into Post Office

 

January 13,  2016

NAPUS: Social Security Windfall Elimination Provision Reappears on the Legislative Radar

More than 30 years ago, Congress enacted legislation to strengthen the Social Security program, in part, at the expense of Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) annuitants who were eligible for Social Security. One PR reader wrote that he was entitled to $364 but WEP reduced his monthly amount to $164. Another reader was entitled to $529 but WEP and a small income from a business wiped out the entire amount.   Comments (Count)

 

No injuries reported after SUV crashes into Texas post office

Amazon quietly builds its own shipping company

The Problems and Promise of Postal Banking

Lafayette man sentenced to ten years for shooting at postal worker

Springfield postal employees saved colleague's life

eBay Issues Guidance on USPS Rate Hike

 

January 12,  2016

APWU: Clerk Craft Resolves Dispute on Scheme Requirements

 The APWU and USPS reached agreement on disputes involving scheme requirements and dexterity qualifications, Clerk Craft Director Clint Burelson has announced.   Comments (Count)

 

 

APWU: Contract Arbitration to Begin Feb. 17

Arbitration hearings for a new APWU Collective Bargaining Agreement with the U.S. Postal Service will begin on Feb. 17, President Mark Dimondstein has announced.  Comments (Count)

 

Mailer groups urge Senate to vote on USPS Board Of Governors nominees

The letter is urging  Johnson and Carper to press the full Senate to vote on nominees for  USPS Board of Governors Does the USPS even need a board of governors?   Comments (Count)

 

PRC Issues Annual Report to the President and Congress

USPS Truck Overturns in Great Neck NY

Video: USPS provides answers for slump in Lake Charles LA mail service

Video: Tulsa residents fall victim to mail theft

USPS: 2016 Love Stamp Showcases stunning three-dimensional artwork

 

January 11,  2016

Trucks on fire: USPS Long Life Vehicles outlive their lifespan

Save The Post Office - Most LLVs are Right Hand Delivery (RHD) vehicles that were purchased between 1987 and 1994.  They weren’t built to last forever.  In fact, they were designed to go for 24 years, and many of them are already well past their expected lifespan.  Comments (Count)

 

Former letter carrier who stole from union gets probation again for stealing mail

a former NALC officer / letter carrier who got probation for stealing from his own union in 2012, received probation again today for stealing from the U.S. mail   Comments (Count)

 

Police: Angry woman throws trash at postal employees

Parents receive letter from son serving in Iraq ... almost eleven years later

Amazon's delivery ambitions take on delivery giants

Historic post office mural lies hidden under paint

India's postal service seeks to serve as banker

 

January 10,  2016

Sorry folks, post office is closed; sign up front shoulda told ya
More PSEs gaining permanent status at U.S. Postal Service

This Case Could Strike a "Mortal Blow" to Unions

 

January 9,  2016

Sharpsburg Post Office Closed After Car Wreck
Springfield postal workers to be honored for saving colleague's life

Bicyclist Seriously Hurt After Being Hit by Postal Truck in North Lindenhurst, NY
Clemson-Alabama National Championship Envelopes for Sale at Select SC Post Offices
Detroit letter carrier accused of throwing out hundreds of pieces of mail
Canada Post Union: ‘Wore out from long mail routes’

 

January 8,  2016

Second Postal Employee gets prison for conspiracy to steal $1.6 million in U.S. Treasury checks

2nd Former Postal Support Employee (PSE) Sentenced in Mail Theft Conspiracy  Comments (254 Comments

 

Michigan postal worker accused of throwing out, stealing hundreds of pieces of mail

Video: Residents of Texas town say they are tired of fighting USPS for their mail

Blencoe, Iowa regains post office after nearly two years
Mail Theft: A Crime With Serious Consequences
Dumped mail leads to dumped employee

Could Postal Service Engineering Improve its Change Management Process?
How Should Postal Service Mineral Rights Be Managed?

 

January 7,  2016

USPS appoints James P Cochrane chief marketing and sales officer

Mail thefts epidemic, acting postmaster warns

'Emergency suspension' closes the doors to Nemo Post Office

 

 

January 6,  2016

Will USPS resume Network Rationalization Consolidations/Closures Schedule in 2016?

After USPS consolidated and/or closed mail processing facilities service standards were not met in the second quarter of fiscal year 2015 (January through March), despite the fact that the standards were lowered. "During this time, management moved mail and employees to different shifts in order to handle the consolidations/closures and the degraded service standards." Will USPS abandon its plans to resume consolidations?   Comments (Count)

 

USPS transforms ‘mystery shopper’ program

USPS has improved its “mystery shopper” program to simplify the evaluation process and help Post Offices address customer service issues as soon as they occur.

 

Video: Postal vehicle catches fire, mail destroyed in Tyler TX

Folks in a Tyler neighborhood will be missing some mail Tuesday, after a mail truck caught fire.

 

APWU: Sanders’ Antidote to Wall Street Corruption Includes Postal Banking

In a speech given just blocks from Wall Street, Sen. Bernie Sanders promised to implement postal banking as one of the ways to fix the country’s broken and corrupt financial system.

 

Sprint to cut service to USPS smartphones Feb. 28

Sprint will drop service to Postal Service smartphones Feb. 28. Employees with Sprint phones must switch to another approved carrie

 

USPS Postal Bulletin – January 7, 2016

Texas postal employee pulls man from overturned SUV

APWU: National Grievance Numbering System Activated

Post Office offers apology after mailman repeatedly tears up homeowner’s yard

VIDEO: Seniors Occupy Harlem Post Office To Demand Better Service

Video: Postal Worker under investigation after Deer Creek OK mail thefts

Video: Postal vehicle catches fire, mail destroyed in Tyler TX

Postal inspectors investigate daytime vandalism at a California post office

 

January 5,  2016

Former Aspen postal employee sentenced, faces deportation for taking gun to work

The former Aspen postal worker who brought a loaded handgun, a switchblade, extra bullets and two sets of handcuffs into the local facility was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court.  Comments (Count)

 

Video: Grand Rapids mail carrier chases down package thieves

Post office intercepts $500 check on its way to scam artists

Homeless man arrested for building fires inside a Florence, AL post office

FedEx says an unprecedented surge in online shopping caused Christmas delays

Why the post office makes America great

 

January 4,  2016

USPS seeks ideas to improve workplaces

The Postal Service wants to hear your ideas to strengthen employee engagement — and it’s giving you several ways to share your suggestions.  Comments (Count)

 

Top 10 Postal Stories of 2015 from the USPS OIG

Fight to save Postal Service

Nanci E. Langley Elected PRC Vice Chairman

FedEx says an unprecedented surge in online shopping caused Christmas delays

4 charged in connection with Alabama post office burglary

Residents of Stockton neighborhood fed up with cluster box thefts

 

January 3,  2016

Postal Views Podcast #22 (USPS Commencement Edition)

Two men seen on camera going through mailboxes in Edmond

 

January 2,  2016

Video surfaces of teens attacking Baton Rouge mailman

On Friday video surfaced of a fight between a group of teens and a mailman in Baton Rouge which led to one teen being arrested, according to police.   Comments (Count)

 

Video: Utah State Senator’s bill would draft letter carriers to help out in emergency situations and natural disasters - A state lawmaker is proposing a bill that enlists your local postal worker to help out in the case of a natural disaster or an emergency.   Comments (Count)

 

January 1,  2016

 

Georgia mail carrier rescued after vehicle swept away by flooding creek

Athens area flooding traps postal vehicle — An Oglethorpe County mail carrier’s vehicle was swept away by a flooding creek during this week’s torrential rains, but the man was rescued by volunteers and public safety workers    Comments (Count)

 

Video: Mail stolen from two post offices in Katy TX

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