POSTAL NEWS

Postal inspectors in Ohio on lookout for ‘suspicious’ packages to intercept

Postal inspectors in Ohio on lookout for ‘suspicious’ packages to intercept

Postal inspectors cannot open first-class letters and parcels without a search warrant, but they say they are trained to identify common characteristics of suspicious mail and drug-sniffing police dogs assist by providing alerts when they detect the presence or odor of illegal drugs or proceeds ...
NYC, 4 states settle with Postal Service over cigarettes

NYC, 4 states settle with Postal Service over cigarettes

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City and four states that had filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Postal Service announced a settlement Monday in which the agency agreed it would destroy packages of cigarettes sent illegally to the United States from other countries ...
USPS adding multifactor authentication

USPS adding multifactor authentication

The new verification method is called multifactor authentication, or MFA, and it requires users to provide two or more confirmations to sign into an application, an online account or a virtual private network ...
How Amazon Could Speed Up By Dumping USPS

How Amazon Could Speed Up By Dumping USPS

There have been many unhappy customers of Amazon because of delayed delivery by USPS. Amazon’s pride is speed of delivery, and customers are frequently disappointed when USPS delivers 2-3 days after the promised date ...
State reps demand answers after reports of ‘mountain’ of undelivered packages, mail in North Sound

State reps demand answers after reports of ‘mountain’ of undelivered packages, mail in North Sound

With election day Tuesday, widespread reports of postal delays around northwest Washington have prompted state representatives Suzan DelBene and Rick Larsen to call for the USPS to address the mail failures ...
Enabling Mail for People with Disabilities

Enabling Mail for People with Disabilities

Congress recently asked us to review the Postal Service’s procedures for accepting, handling, and delivering Free Matter. We noted that USPS last updated its policy for Free Matter preparation in 2015, but we found that several Free Matter processes could be improved ...
South Carolina Mail Truck Fire - July 30th, 2022

South Carolina Mail Truck Fire – July 30th, 2022

Another mail truck fire, this one in South Carolina ...
Casting call - Postal employees can audition for holiday ads

Casting call – Postal employees can audition for holiday ads

The employee casting website will now be accessible year-round. USPS conducts advertising campaigns throughout the year that need on-screen participation from its workforce. Employee submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis ...
Deputies find 580 pieces of stolen mail, handmade postmaster keys during traffic stop

Deputies find 580 pieces of stolen mail, handmade postmaster keys during traffic stop

SAN ANTONIO - Two women are behind bars accused of stealing hundreds of pieces of mail from a San Antonio apartment complex using handmade thieves tools ...
USPS GREAT AMERICAN MAIL RACE FAMILY BOARD GAME

USPS GREAT AMERICAN MAIL RACE FAMILY BOARD GAME

Stamp your slip whenever you successfully drop off (or steal) a parcel. Probably the only family board game that comes with an official USPS stamp ...
Postal management associations at odds over EAS pay and benefits

Postal management associations at odds over EAS pay and benefits

This third issue has caused the other management association to not act in the best interest of EAS employees, but out of its self-interest. This organization sided with the USPS against issues of fair pay and fringe benefits for EAS employees ...
USPS employees can’t get paid for speaking, writing or teaching

USPS employees can’t get paid for speaking, writing or teaching

The Postal Service is reminding employees that there are rules that govern speaking, writing or teaching about the organization or their official duties ...
Nation’s senior letter carrier, in OKC his entire career, celebrates 70 years on the job

Nation’s senior letter carrier, in OKC his entire career, celebrates 70 years on the job

Johnnie Bell celebrated 70 years of service Friday. Bell has worked in Oklahoma City his entire career. His journey began when he was just 23 ...
Feds take over investigation of mail carrier attack

Feds take over investigation of mail carrier attack

Matthew Harrison is now facing federal charges after he allegedly attacked a mail carrier in Brookline ...
Funeral arrangements, visitation scheduled for 32-year-old postal worker Brad Pennington

Funeral arrangements, visitation scheduled for 32-year-old postal worker Brad Pennington

UTICA, Miss. (WLBT) - Funeral arrangements are now in place for a postal worker who was killed on July 21 during a high-speed chase.  ...
Postal service worker robbed, mail keys taken in downtown Louisville

Postal service worker robbed, mail keys taken in downtown Louisville

A witness told WDRB that the USPS worker was robbed at knifepoint and a master key was taken, which gives postal workers access to locked mailboxes. The robbery occurred near Louisville Slugger Field, according to a witness ...
California Attorney General Announces Settlement with Postal Service to Prevent Transport and Delivery of Illicit Cigarettes

California Attorney General Announces Settlement with Postal Service to Prevent Transport and Delivery of Illicit Cigarettes

As part of today’s settlement, USPS will adopt a number of measures to ensure the transport and delivery of illicit cigarettes are prevented in the future ...
USPS To Hold A Virtual Public Hearing On Next Generation Delivery Vehicles Acquisitions Final Environmental Impact Statement

USPS To Hold A Virtual Public Hearing On Next Generation Delivery Vehicles Acquisitions Final Environmental Impact Statement

The United States Postal Service will host a virtual public hearing regarding intent to prepare a supplement to the Next Generation Delivery Vehicles Acquisitions Final Environmental Impact Statement ...
U.S. Postal Service Employee Indicted on Theft of Postal Money Orders and Wire Fraud

U.S. Postal Service Employee Indicted on Theft of Postal Money Orders and Wire Fraud

BOSTON – A U.S. Postal Service (USPS) employee has been indicted in connection with allegedly embezzling over $96,000 and for fraudulently obtaining unemployment benefits ...
The police say armed men robbed a mail carrier in Little Havana

The police say armed men robbed a mail carrier in Little Havana

Two armed men robbed a mail carrier in Miami's Little Havana neighborhood Thursday afternoon, police said ...
Four Defendants Facing Federal Charges for Mail Theft and Possession of United States Postal Service Keys

Four Defendants Facing Federal Charges for Mail Theft and Possession of United States Postal Service Keys

Greenbelt, Maryland – A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging four defendants with theft of mail matter and the unlawful possession of postal service keys ...
Top sustainability award team dines with DeJoy

Top sustainability award team dines with DeJoy

On July 14, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy broke bread with the top prize winners in the Sustainability Excellence Awards competition, toasting their effort to trim the fat from several routes between Pittsburgh and Washington, DC ...
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