POSTAL NEWS

Why higher US Postal Service rates are here to stay

Why higher US Postal Service rates are here to stay

It’s no secret that the USPS has a monopoly on the delivery of mail, including all correspondence, notices, greeting cards, invitations, bills, payments, promotional material, and so on ...
Feds will charge teen who fatally shot beloved postal worker

Feds will charge teen who fatally shot beloved postal worker

New information has been released in the case involving a teen accused of fatally shooting a beloved Albuquerque postal worker. Police say Xavier Zamora shot and killed Jose Hernandez in April. The case has now turned federal, and KOAT is learning cops were no strangers to the house Zamora lived in ...
Federal employees soon will have more options to withdraw money from their retirement accounts

Federal employees soon will have more options to withdraw money from their retirement accounts

Current and former federal employees and military personnel soon will have more options when it comes to withdrawing money from their retirement accounts ...
USPS Judicial officer to retire after 33 years

USPS Judicial officer to retire after 33 years

Gary Shapiro, the Postal Service’s judicial officer, will retire Friday, May 31, after more than 33 years with the organization ...
Albuquerque post offices still dealing with mice

Albuquerque post offices still dealing with mice

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Union leaders at an Albuquerque post office said that what's happening at the post office and processing plant is a disaster waiting to happen.  ...
U.S. Postal Service driver swept off the road by floodwaters in Fort Calhoun

U.S. Postal Service driver swept off the road by floodwaters in Fort Calhoun

Fort Calhoun Fire used its boat to rescue the letter carrier from his truck after he attempted to drive through floodwaters along County Road P51 near where county roads P49, 51 and P51 meet southeast of Fort Calhoun. The postal truck was swept of the road the water ...
USPS Reviewing Solutions to Reduce Costs, Expand Services

USPS Reviewing Solutions to Reduce Costs, Expand Services

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has recently been put under pressure to improve its financial outlook without compromising its services, a directive that comes on the heels of the USPS’s reported loss of $1.5 billion for the first quarter of the fiscal year 2019 ...
Sheriff's Office identifies husband, wife found dead in Pittsylvania Co. home

Sheriff’s Office identifies husband, wife found dead in Pittsylvania Co. home

After receiving a call from a concerned party requesting a well-being check on their friend around 1 a.m., deputies said they arrived in the 17000 block of Callands Road in Axton on Monday ...
Mother and son plead guilty to murder in death of mail carrier

Mother and son plead guilty to murder in death of mail carrier

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - The mother and son who murdered an Albuquerque mail carrier, burned her body and left her on the mesa, admitted Tuesday to what they did ...
International inquiries - Application updated for U.S. customers

International inquiries – Application updated for U.S. customers

The Postal Service has updated its international inquiries online application to better serve customers ...
Wild and Scenic Rivers stamps debut

Wild and Scenic Rivers stamps debut

During a dedication ceremony for the Wild and Scenic Rivers stamps, USPS leaders and others discussed the organization’s efforts to highlight nature’s beauty and grandeur ...
The Postal Service wants employees to stay safe during hot weather.

The Postal Service wants employees to stay safe during hot weather.

You should hydrate before, during and after work, even if you don’t feel thirsty. Research shows you should drink at least 8 ounces of water every 20 minutes ...
So this is what happened to a truckload of Adams County ballots that went missing last year

So this is what happened to a truckload of Adams County ballots that went missing last year

Remember that time Adams County lost a truck load of ballots? The third-party audit of what happened has been released ...
Perhaps we need the US Postal Service to restore trust in digital communication

Perhaps we need the US Postal Service to restore trust in digital communication

Should the United States Postal Service embrace their founding principles and provide a secure infrastructure in this modern era of digital technology to preserve the integrity and sanctity of communications? ...
Mail carrier alerts 911 about Mattoon house fire

Mail carrier alerts 911 about Mattoon house fire

MATTOON -- Firefighters extinguished a house fire along west Richmond Avenue early Tuesday afternoon after a mail carrier noticed smoke emanating from this structure and called 911 ...
Two Dogs Quarantined After Breaking Through Screen Door, Biting Mailman

Two Dogs Quarantined After Breaking Through Screen Door, Biting Mailman

A pair of dogs were forced to be put in a temporary quarantine after busting through a screen dog and attacking a mailman in Westchester, police said ...
USPS OIG Delivers on Service Outage Probe and Five-Year Strategic Plan

USPS OIG Delivers on Service Outage Probe and Five-Year Strategic Plan

Imagine that you’re in charge of an organization with nationwide reach, one that regularly visits the front doorstep of every street address in America, and one that pledges delivery of service under any kind of condition including snow, rain, heat, and “gloom of night.” ...
Postal Service delivers 81-year-old Christmas card to Billings woman

Postal Service delivers 81-year-old Christmas card to Billings woman

It’s been nearly 50 years since Rosebud resident Clara Barley died. Yet last month, Sandy Jomini received a Christmas card from her late grandmother, finally returned-to-sender after an unsuccessful odyssey through the U.S. Postal Service that began in 1937 ...
Mail truck catches fire in southwest Houston neighborhood (Not an LLV)

Mail truck catches fire in southwest Houston neighborhood (Not an LLV)

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Neighbors in a southwest Houston neighborhood woke up to a shocking scene after witnessing a mail ...
Supreme Court declines to hear Chevron challenge in case involving UPS, Amazon

Supreme Court declines to hear Chevron challenge in case involving UPS, Amazon

Last week, the Supreme Court declined to hear a case in which the plaintiff challenged the Chevrondoctrine—a 35-year old court precedent. The case also involves two of the largest corporations in the United States: Amazon and UPS ...
NALC: How Congress manufactured the postal prefunding crisis

NALC: How Congress manufactured the postal prefunding crisis

The Postal Service faces a manufactured financial crisis as a result of a 2006 congressional mandate to pre-fund future retiree health benefits decades in advance. No other enterprise in the country, private or public, is required to pre-fund such retirement benefits. ...
Postal Bulletin highlights Regulations for Proper Flag Display

Postal Bulletin highlights Regulations for Proper Flag Display

The United States Postal Service® periodically reprints part 47 of the Administrative Support Manual (ASM), so postmasters can ensure that the American flag, the Postal Service™ flag, and the MIA-POW flag are properly displayed ...
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