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U.S. Postal Service Celebrates Riding the Rails

The U.S. Postal Service will commemorate the history and romance of train travel by unveiling Railroad Stations Forever stamps at the spectacular art deco Union Terminal in Cincinnati ...
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PRC Invites Stakeholder Consultation Regarding Study on First-Class Service Standards

The Committee directs the PRC to analyze the feasibility of restoring service standards for market-dominant products that were in effect on July 1, 2012, including an examination of the resources and structural and operational changes needed, and the impacts on market growth and revenue ...
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Postal customer relations coordinators have a new place in USPS

The coordinators now report to the Customer Experience organization, under the chief customer and marketing officer ...
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Collector concerned after handgun goes missing from Atlanta USPS distribution center

A metro Atlanta gun collector, who wants to be called Anthony for safety reasons, said he hopes his weapon isn’t being used to commit a crime ...
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Bank expert says USPS security gaps help check fraud run rampant

“You have clear weak points with the U.S. Postal Service and mailboxes are being compromised. Mail is being fished out of them,” she said ...
2023-02-08 at 5.59 PM

Ketchum’s postal woes continue, this time with Amazon packages piling up

The Ketchum Post Office is once again a topic of controversy among community leaders and members of the public, as an alleged change in service between UPS and Amazon has led to a massive backlog of packages at the post office ...
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USPS mail thefts and robberies – 02/08/23

Postal worker robberies and other mail thefts are becoming a daily event.  These are the ones I found today ...
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US DEPARTMENT OF LABOR CITES US POSTAL SERVICE FOR FAILING TO PROVIDE RUNNING WATER, USABLE BATHROOM AT VA FACILITY FOR MORE THAN A MONTH

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration opened an inspection at the U.S. Postal Service’s Chesapeake facility on Aug. 30, 2022, responding to an allegation that the employer did not provide potable water to the facility or an operating bathroom ...
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USPS Skateboard Stamps To Debut at PHXAM 2023

The U.S. Postal Service will hold a dedication ceremony for four new stamps celebrating the Art of the Skateboard at Cowtown’s 21st annual Phoenix Am contest ...
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Major businesses led by Etsy and eBay praise USPS’s shift to electric delivery fleet

Etsy and eBay are among the largest e-commerce marketplaces in the country. The USPS is central to their business and to millions of small sellers who run their shops on these platforms.  ...
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U.S. Postal Service to Issue Toni Morrison Forever Stamp

The U.S. Postal Service will honor author Toni Morrison with a Forever stamp. Known for such books as “The Bluest Eye,” “Song of Solomon” and “Beloved,” Morrison was the rare author who achieved both bestseller status and critical success ...
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TSP Update – New statements, higher limits

Participants may now set aside up to $22,500 in traditional tax-deferred or Roth contributions, up from a limit of $20,500 in 2022. Those 50 and older may set aside up to an additional $7,500 in “catch-up” contributions, up from $6,500 in 2022 ...
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Chicago PD investigating after apparent stolen US Postal Service property found in vacant hotel room

CPD said officers were responding to a call at the Virgin Hotels on Wabash Avenue in the Loop, when they discovered various electronic items and postal property in a vacant room ...
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Dept. of Labor – Celebrating 30 Years of the Family and Medical Leave Act

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has been the cornerstone of the Department of Labor’s efforts to promote work-life balance since it became law in 1993.  ...
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Celebrating Commemorative Stamps

Overseeing the nation’s commemorative stamp program is an honor and a privilege. We have recently issued a preview of our 2023 collection, and I couldn’t be prouder of the effort and the result ...
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Mailin’ it podcast – A Day in the Life: Mail Carrier

In this episode of Mailin’ It, we chat with Davita Lawrence, one of the many Postal employees who helps to make sure mail gets delivered to every address across the nation ...
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USPS delivery delays – 02/07/23

Delayed mail and short staffing are causing USPS customer complaints all over the country ...
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Detective: Scammers selling counterfeit stamps

Stark said local residents and municipalities have recently fallen prey to this scam. One specific website — https://www.stampsshop.net — was used by a Northumberland businessman who alerted the Northumberland County District Attorney’s Office ...
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Activists demand more protections for Chicago postal workers after recent attacks

CHICAGO - Activists are calling for change after they said postal workers are being beaten, robbed and killed in Chicago ...
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A Senator Is Once Again Trying to Keep TSP Investments Out of China

The TSP Fiduciary Security Act would require the agency that administers the federal government’s 401(k)-style retirement savings program to consider national security issues as part of its decision-making process ...
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Net-to-bank and allotment changes reactivated within LiteBlue

As of Monday, Feb. 6, the implementation of MFA reached a participation threshold across the organization warranting reactivation of net-to-bank and allotment transactions within PostalEASE for all employees ...
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The USPS Eagle spins S&DCs to postal employees

The Postal Service has yet to produce any data supporting these claims, and about the only data it has provided show that the plan, rather than reducing transportations costs, will drive them up by requiring more routes. ...
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