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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)


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.  


APWU, USPS sign agreement to hire retirees as Holiday Clerk Assistants - 50-Mile Limit - Minimizing Excessing Memo Extended - Two Related MOUs and Maintenance-Specific Step 4 Settlement Facilitate Extension  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 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)


OIG cites late mail, letter carriers wasting time as reasons in $7.4m extra workhours cost for USPS Southern California District - OIG observed city carriers at 21 of the 30 delivery units 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 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 9,000 vehicles purchased   Comments (Count)


Michigan APWU Local 300 President Charged With One Count of Embezzling $6,720

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)


Former Postal Supervisor heads to federal prison for theft -A former supervisor with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has been ordered to federal prison following his conviction of theft of money from the government, .  Comments (Count)


Video: Last Man Standing – Politics paralyzes USPS Board of Governors - Several ideas have surfaced to improve the postal service’s bottom line, but the board which oversees its operations is essentially paralyzed. The problem is political. 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)


New FEHB option available to employees this year

You’ll have a new option when choosing your health coverage during this year’s open season: Self Plus One.  Comments (Count)


USPS reverses Craft Determination decision for SPSS operations from Mail Handlers to Clerk Craft

On August 7, 2015, the USPS notified the NPMHU of their decision to reverse the craft determination for operation of the Small Parcel Sorting System (SPSS).   (8/8/15) Comments (Count)


Video: How Amazon Convinced USPS to Work on Sundays - Or How another competitor profits off of USPS The U.S. Postal Service has become an extension of Amazon and is courting other e-commerce giants    Comments (Count)


Postal Inspector Supervisor pleads guilty to stealing Playboys, pills, drug trafficking

A U.S. supervisory postal inspector once named a federal employee of the year pleaded guilty y to stealing mail containing prescription 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)


USPS Issues Primary Craft Determination: Mail Handlers to Perform Duties Associated with SPSS Operation Union received the Postal Service’s determination of craft jurisdiction for employees operating the Small Parcel Sorter System (SPSS)

OIG: USPS $498 million Mobile Delivery Devices (MDD) not performing as expected

MDDs are single devices intended to support multiple requirements — such as Sunday delivery and dynamic routing — report scan data faster, and support future software enhancements. When the Postal Service cannot provide real-time delivery information to its customers, it can lose customers and its brand and reputation can suffer. Comments (Count)


Updated: Tuesday | October 13, 2015  


Clinton joins Culinary, APWU unions protesting Trump hotel, APWU presidents endorse Sanders More than 500 workers from the Culinary Union, the American Postal Workers Union and the Trump International Hotel lined up on Fashion Show Drive in Las Vegas, NV to protest the hotel’s no-union policy.  (10/13/15) Comments (Count)
USPS Retirees Self Plus One Coverage Information from OPM - The Office Of Personnel Management (OPM) released the following information regarding the new Self Plus One (SPO) health coverage.  (10/13/15)
Senator Tester responds to GAO report on USPS delivery performance Montanans tell me that there are serious delays in mail delivery, and yet time and time again the USPS tells me they’re doing great,” Tester said. (10/10/15) Comments (Count)
Former Letter Carrier Admits to Receiving Thousands in Bogus Travel Expenses for OWCP Medical Care - Letter carrier pleaded guilty to a scheme to fraudulently receive reimbursement for travel expenses for medical care related to injuries sustained on the job. (10/10/15)
USPS Motor Vehicle Service Driver Seeks $1 Million in Sex Harassment Suit - A U.S. Postal Service employee is seeking $1 million in damages after alleging that she was sexually harassed by her former married boyfriend, who was her supervisor in the office where she worked. (10/7/15) Comments (Count)
Video: California mailman placed on leave after giving folks the finger  - Man claims 26 yr mailman became so angry that he raised his middle finger in the man's direction. (10/7/15) Comments (Count)

Letter Carrier retires from route he served since 1978

"I'll miss the people a lot," French said. "I'll miss the people here in the office. I'll miss seeing kids grow up and go to college. "It's been fun. I've enjoyed it quite a bit."  (10/8/15) Comments (Count)

APWU, USPS Agree to Extend 50-Mile Limit on Excessing

The APWU and USPS agreed to extend the 50-mile limit on excessing in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) (10/7/15) Comments (Count)

Senator Carper on GAO Report: My Postal Reform Bill would require improvements to mail delivery performance nationwide - Senators Respond to GAO Report on U.S. Postal Service Delivery Performance Measurement (10/6/15) Comments (Count)

GAO: USPS, PRC Needs to Make Delivery Performance Information More Complete, Useful, and Transparent - USPS’s and PRC’s reports on delivery performance are not as useful as they could be for effective oversight because they do not include sufficient analysis to hold USPS accountable for meeting its statutory mission to provide service in all areas of the nation. USPS has stated that such analysis would be costly, even though it could not provide specific cost estimates. The mail could be taking even longer than reported (10/5/15) Comments (Count)

USPS OIG: Are Letter Carriers Correctly Reporting Package Deliveries? - The Postal Service’s goal is to provide world class visibility for its products and service. However, customers across the country are posting comments to social media sites about their experiences with Postal Service carriers. (10/5/15) Comments (Count)
Update: FMLA Claim Postal Worker’s 4th Pregnancy was too much for Norwalk Ohio Post Office - TEs, CCAs and PSEs may be separated “for lack of work or for just cause.”  Being over the cap doesn’t qualify as either. (10/5/15) Comments (Count)

FMLA Claim – Postal Worker’s 4th Pregnancy was too much for Norwalk Ohio Post Office - A PostalReporter reader questions the decision in this case. The reader also raises an overlooked question about the appointment of rural letter carriers and city carrier assistants.  (9/28/15)  Comments (Count)






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October 13,  2015

Video: USPS contract driver hauling mail crashes, truck engulfed in flames

Canceled contract leaves residents of Alaska town in mail limbo

New PSE clerks welcomed to Atlanta, Burden post offices

Chicago developer buys massive Milwaukee downtown post office building

OIG Report: USPS Should Focus on Commercial Possibilities of 3D Printing

Robots Helping to Deliver Your Mail


October 12,  2015

Waterspout strikes U.S. Mail tractor-trailer on Sunshine Skyway Bridge

Return to sender, address unknown: USPS v. SCE and the high cost of undeliverable mail

Amazon Takes on Uber Over the Future of Delivery

Mayors continue fight for Pocatello mail center

Georgia: Shabby post office grounds draw complaints from residents


October 11,  2015

Lower gas prices means no benefits increase next year for Federal Retirees

How prefunding retiree health benefits impacts the Postal Service's bottom line — and how Brookings got it wrong

Structural concerns close southwest Iowa post office

Federal Hill mailbox set on fire in Baltimore

Are FedEx And UPS Padding Profits? Or Just Ticking Off Customers?


October 10,  2015

USPS contract driver sentenced to probation for mail theft

Video: Wisconsin letter carrier accused of stealing thousands of mail

Bloomingburg NY postal employee accused of groping co-worker

The Rising Cost of Free Returns


October  9,  2015

Postal worker who landed gyrocopter at Capitol rejects deal to plead guilty to felony

How prefunding retiree health benefits impacts the Postal Service's bottom line — and how Brookings got it wrong
Baltimore mailbox set on fire
Curbside mailboxes in Greater Cleveland offer style, creativity (photos)
Do thieves have the master key to your mailbox?
Postal employees fall to internal phishing sting


October  8,  2015

USPS deals with unprecedented flooding in South Carolina

Video: Police looking for mail thieves caught on-camera in Connecticut

Postal carrier sentenced to probation for throwing away mail

FedEx hikes fuel surcharges again


Judge Ridicules USPS Change-of-Address Regulations

Post office makes situation worse for nation's newspapers

U.S. Postal Service’s Future Remains Uncertain


Video: Police looking for mail thieves caught on-camera in Connecticut

Postal carrier sentenced to probation for throwing away mail

Cleveland police investigating after back window of postal truck shatters


October  7,  2015

Video: USPS Contract Driver’s body found inside overturned truck in Illinois

Postal Service Releases 2015 Holiday Shipping Deadlines

USPS Recommended Holiday Mailing Dates to Diplomatic, Military Service Members


Why sell off the Postal Service if it’s still making money?
The Postal Pulse results are out (sort of)
Feds fight postal worker's hit-run tickets in Monroe
Canada Post Charged With Unlawful Election Advertising


October  6,  2015

Amazon Prime is wreaking havoc in college mailrooms

Feds fight postal worker's hit-run tickets in Monroe

Elderly woman sues over letter carrier who attacked her

Wyandotte post office to shut down, move to smaller location


October  5,  2015

Quad/Graphics Streamlines Organizational Structure to better serve marketers and publishers

What happened in Petworth? A DC Suspension Story

Longtime customers recall their encounters retiring postal worker Bob Delvishio


October  4,  2015

Video: Mail caught on camera tossing package with rare china

Geneva, Illinois mail carriers honor colleague with procession following his route

You can’t send mail right now to Ireland---here’s why


October  3,  2015

Battle brewing over USPS delivery times

USPS is profitable, lean, mean
Release of "Peanuts" stamp coincides with strip's debut in Morning Call
Amazon Has Found a New Way to Deliver Packages
Wyandotte, MI post office to shut down, move to smaller location within city
No discontinuances, but more post office suspensions and relocations

An Post advises customers not to send mail due to strike


October  2,  2015

Photo: This Post Office in the Galapagos Is Actually Just a Barrel

Hackers access data via Experian of 15 million T-Mobile clients

Retirement Savings in TSP Have a Bad Month, Again

Video: Postal Inspectors investigate racist postcards mailed in Milwaukee


October  1,  2015

APWU, Federal, Civil Rights Groups Oppose Nominees to USPS Board of Governors - APWU, Federal Unions and Civil Rights groups sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid expressing opposition to USPS Board of Governors nominees —particularly James Miller III and Mickey Barnett. Don’t Put Privatizer And Payday Lender Lobbyist On The USPS Board of Governors    Comments (Count)


Pennsylvania letter carrier sues USPS, NALC alleging termination after probationary period ended - A Cumberland County resident is suing the U.S. Postal Service claiming that she was unjustly fired and that the union that represented her allegedly refused to back her claim. But there is one little problem with her claim.   Comments (Count)

OPM Notifying Victims of Recent Cyber Intrusion

USPS: Rural Carrier Guarantee Period

USPS: Equipment Maintenance Allowance Schedule for Rural Routes

Video: Mail Truck Overturns, Causes Traffic Mess in Texas

Blountville, TN postmaster arrested

Alaska: Island post office closed for a week as PM is stranded

Wife says carrier 'stressed' about money before theft of 2,129 pieces of mail


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