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Georgia mail truck fire

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time, and the truck will be transported to the Atlanta Post Office headquarters for further investigation ...
2023-01-27 at 4.32 PM

Chicago group creates Safe Passage route for city postal carriers

CHICAGO - A Chicago group is creating a Safe Passage route for Illinois postal carriers who they say have been victims of violent crimes ...
2023-01-27 at 4.29 PM

Former postal and county worker accused of stealing mail, credit card info

Sharika Prejean is accused of stealing mail while she was working at a post office and also while she was working at the Harris County Clerk's Office ...
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Postal hiring and job fairs – 01/26/23

USPS is hiring across the country. Some locations are having job fairs. Below are those I found today ...
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Postal Worker Robberies and mail theft– 01/26/23

Mail carrier robberies are becoming a daily event.  These are the ones I found today ...
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Nationwide postal delays – 01/26/23

Delayed mail and slow hiring are causing USPS customer complaints all over the country ...
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The S&DC rollout rolls on: Implementation & Impacts of Delivery Network Transformation

The Postal Service is in the process of implementing a large-scale initiative to transform its delivery network by relocating letter carriers from post offices to Sorting & Delivery Centers ...
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Average Time to Deliver Across Postal Network Steady at 2.5 Days

WASHINGTON — The United States Postal Service reported new delivery performance metrics for the third week of the second quarter for fiscal year 2023 showing delivery performance improvements in First-Class Mail and Periodicals ...
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR CITES US POSTAL SERVICE WITH 16 VIOLATIONS FOR ENDANGERING WORKERS AT 3 TENNESSEE FACILITIES, PROPOSES $350K IN PENALTIES

The U.S. Department of Labor has found the U.S. Postal Service exposed workers to struck-by, electrical, crushing, fire and other health hazards at facilities in Columbia, Knoxville and Nashville ...
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Foreign National Pleads Guilty to Mailing Ricin to President of the United States in 2020

“In addition to her intended targets, Pascale Ferrier's reckless actions could have harmed postal employees, first responders, or innocent bystanders,” said David Sundberg, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI Washington Field Office ...
2023-01-26 at 5.50 PM

REP. CALVERT REINTRODUCES BILL TO PROTECT AMERICANS FROM MAIL THEFT

Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-41) reintroduced the Ensuring the Safety Our Mail Act, H.R. 446, which aims to protect Americans from the rise in mail theft by enhancing penalties for convicted mail thieves ...
2023-01-26 at 5.47 PM

Cyclist hospitalized after being struck by USPS truck in Monroe

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a postal carrier struck a cyclist in Monroe on Tuesday night ...
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Chesterfield mail carrier injured in accident at work, goes months without compensation

A Chesterfield mail carrier was injured in an accident on the job but the compensation he received was not nearly enough to cover his expenses. It wasn’t until 8News inquired on his behalf that the U.S. Department of Labor reopened the case ...
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Former Postal Worker Sentenced for Obstruction of Mail

On or about July 1, 2021, HART knowingly and willfully did obstruct and retard the passage of the mail in that he unlawfully secreted, destroyed, detained, and delayed approximately 236 pieces of mail that were recovered from a dumpster in Metairie ...
2023-01-26 at 5.28 PM

When a Teen Stopped Breathing, Letter Carrier Knew What to Do

It was a day like any other. I’d just made my deliveries at an apartment complex in Colorado Springs and was heading to my truck when I realized I had forgotten to scan one package. So, I turned back ...
2023-01-26 at 5.12 PM

Andrews Man Convicted of Robbing and Murdering Postal Carrier, Faces Life Sentence

Rather than deliver the package to Seward’s residence in Andrews, SC, mail carrier Irene Pressley placed a form in Seward’s mailbox stating that the authorized recipient would need to come to the post office to claim the package ...
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Two Central Mass. postal workers charged with theft face sentencing

WORCESTER — A former supervisor at Worcester's main post office on East Central Street, who pleaded guilty to stealing packages that contained drugs, has been scheduled for Feb. 2 ...
2023-01-26 at 4.39 PM

Detroit neighbors step up to help free mail truck driver stuck in the snow

One Farmington Hills neighborhood banded together to go a step beyond and helped a mail truck driver who got stuck ...
2023-01-26 at 4.35 PM

Texas tornado video: Mail carrier rides out storm in his truck

Brian Mead, a mail carrier in Deer Park. Mead was delivering mail when he got caught in Tuesday's tornado ...
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Former U.S. DOS OIG and USPS OIG Official Pleads Guilty to Scheme to Defraud U.S.

Prior to DHS-OIG, he worked at the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General (USPS-OIG). At both agencies, Edwards had access to software systems, including one used for case management and other systems holding sensitive personal identifying information of employees ...
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USPS offers update for employees on payroll deductions

Postal Service employees who have dental or vision insurance through BENEFEDS did not receive a payroll deduction during the Dec. 31, 2022-Jan. 13, 2023, pay period ...
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OPM Has Replaced Its Embattled CFO Following Harassment Report

The Office of Personnel Management has replaced its chief financial officer, less than a week after a government watchdog concluded that he had used racial slurs, sexually harassed female employees and drank during work hours while employed at the Defense Department ...
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