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Texas RCA dies on the route in an accident

Texas RCA dies on the route in an accident

According to a Department of Public Safety report issued late Monday afternoon, Morrison was driving a 2022 Chevrolet SUV northbound on U.S. Highway 283 and crossed the center stripe about 1 p.m. Saturday. The driver attempted to correct the SUV’s path but lost control going to the right ...
Former Cleveland post office employee under investigation for mail theft

Former Cleveland post office employee under investigation for mail theft

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — A former postal service worker in Cleveland is now under investigation for mail theft ...
9-year-old decides to help mail carriers by providing cold drinks all summer long

9-year-old decides to help mail carriers by providing cold drinks all summer long

A 9-year-old girl in Illinois decided to help her mail carrier after seeing him having a particularly rough day of work during brutal heat ...
NALC Statement on Postal Service's 2019 Q3 Financial Report

NALC Statement on Postal Service’s 2019 Q3 Financial Report

The Postal Service’s third quarter financial report shows the need for policymakers to address two public policy issues beyond USPS control—the stamp price rollback and the congressional mandate that USPS pre-fund future retiree health benefits decades into the future ...
Postal worker pilfered seashells, razor blades and clothes from mail, feds say

Postal worker pilfered seashells, razor blades and clothes from mail, feds say

JENISON, Mich. – A U.S. Postal Service employee has been charged with stealing items from the mail, including clothing and razor blades ...
What actually happened when mercury spilled in the Coppell mail center?

What actually happened when mercury spilled in the Coppell mail center?

The spill happened on Aug. 7, 2018. The sender of the package was an unidentified woman who later told postal investigators she found a 25-pound stash of mercury in her outdoor shed, documents show. Then she hooked up with a buyer on the Internet and shipped it to them ...
USPS received a patent for sorting robot inside delivery vehicle

USPS received a patent for sorting robot inside delivery vehicle

The United States Postal Service recently was granted a patent by the US Patent and Trademark office for “Methods and Systems for in-route item sorting and packaging.” ...
Postal Service Sees Dip in Packages for First Time in Nearly a Decade

Postal Service Sees Dip in Packages for First Time in Nearly a Decade

THE NUMBER OF PACKAGES delivered by the U.S. Postal Service dipped in the last three months, the first such decline in nearly a decade ...
USPS finances - Third-quarter results reported

USPS finances – Third-quarter results reported

The Postal Service has reported its financial results for fiscal 2019’s third quarter (April 1-June 30) ...
How Self-Driving Cars Will Benefit the Postal Service

How Self-Driving Cars Will Benefit the Postal Service

For most of its history, the postal service has stayed near the cutting edge of transportation technology. Five years after the B&O became America’s first railroad, the post office awarded the first contract for hauling mail by train ...
Postal Service decision could mean thousands of auto jobs in Flint, Lordstown

Postal Service decision could mean thousands of auto jobs in Flint, Lordstown

A decision expected by year’s end from the U.S. Postal Service could be a big factor in whether thousands of automotive jobs land in Michigan or go somewhere else ...
Former Postal Workers Union Officer Admits Embezzlement

Former Postal Workers Union Officer Admits Embezzlement

CAMDEN, N.J. – A former secretary-treasurer of a U.S. Postal Workers Union today admitted embezzling $34,500 of union funds, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced ...
Ann C. Fisher and Ashley E. Poling Sworn in as Commissioners of the Postal Regulatory Commission

Ann C. Fisher and Ashley E. Poling Sworn in as Commissioners of the Postal Regulatory Commission

Washington, DC – Ann C. Fisher (R) and Ashley E. Poling (D) were confirmed by the Senate and begin their first term as commissioners of the Postal Regulatory Commission (Commission). President Donald J. Trump nominated Fisher and Poling for terms that extend through 2024 ...
USPS OIG - Military and Diplomatic Mail Service

USPS OIG – Military and Diplomatic Mail Service

The Postal Service partners with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and the U.S. Department of State (DoS) to deliver mail to military facilities in the continental U.S. as well as military and DoS diplomatic personnel and their families outside the continental U.S ...
Video highlights Sesame Street stamp event

Video highlights Sesame Street stamp event

The 1-minute, 17-second video features remarks from Ed Wells, senior vice president of international media and education for Sesame Workshop, the organization that produces “Sesame Street.” ...
USPS clarifies acceptable identification forms

USPS clarifies acceptable identification forms

The Postal Service recently updated the list of acceptable forms of identification that customers must show for picking up various types of mail and applying for other services ...
Bush companion now military working dog

Bush companion now military working dog

After former President George H.W. Bush died last year at 94, his devoted service dog, Sully, captured hearts worldwide when he was photographed lying beside Bush’s casket ...
Pay Raises Coming for 130K Postal Employees, Along With Higher Health Care Costs

Pay Raises Coming for 130K Postal Employees, Along With Higher Health Care Costs

A union representing 131,000 employees has ratified its contract with the U.S. Postal Service, providing a 4.2% pay increase for the workers but shifting more of their health care costs onto them.  ...
Colorado Springs mail carrier 'severely injured' after dog attack

Colorado Springs mail carrier ‘severely injured’ after dog attack

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The United States Postal Service confirmed that one of its mail carriers is recovering in the hospital after being attacked by a dog while making a routine delivery in Colorado Springs this week ...
USPS mail truck burnt to a crisp

USPS mail truck burnt to a crisp

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WEAR-TV) — A United States Postal Service mail truck was caught ablaze Thursday afternoon in Escambia County. Escambia ...
Nationwide Review of Voyager Fleet Card Personal Identification Numbers

Nationwide Review of Voyager Fleet Card Personal Identification Numbers

Our objective was to assess the effectiveness of the Postal Service’s management controls for Voyager Fleet Card (Voyager card) Personal Identification Numbers (PINs) nationwide. Voyager Fleet Systems Inc., owned by U.S. Bank, issues the Voyager cards and PINs ...
Postal Inspectors helping combat opioids scourge

Postal Inspectors helping combat opioids scourge

On the day after Christmas in 2017, Wyatt Cox died after overdosing on the drug fentanyl. The loss devastated the 25-year-old Florida man’s family. Investigators soon discovered Cox had received a bottle containing fentanyl in the mail ...
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