POSTAL NEWS

Family of postmasters recognized for service

Family of postmasters recognized for service

The town recently inducted William H. Phillips and his descendants into the Rocheport Hall of Fame. From 1854-1956, Phillips or a member of his family served as the town’s postmaster ...
Mail carrier’s heat-related death prompts bill to require air conditioning in U.S. Postal Service mail trucks

Mail carrier’s heat-related death prompts bill to require air conditioning in U.S. Postal Service mail trucks

Seven months after a mail carrier’s heat-related death in Woodland Hills, U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas introduced a bill Friday that if enacted would require all U.S. Postal Service delivery vehicles to be equipped with air conditioning within three years ...
Man attacked postal worker after fatal crash in January

Man attacked postal worker after fatal crash in January

EVERETT — Immediately after a postal truck hit and killed a woman crossing an intersection in January, a man attacked the driver and took his keys, Everett police said ...
Postal Service reminds employees to remove MTE labels

Postal Service reminds employees to remove MTE labels

Postal Service™ employees are responsible for removing all labels and tags from sacks, trays, and tubs when they empty the mail. The Mail Transport Equipment Service Centers do not remove labels or processing tags from Mail Transport Equipment (MTE) ...
USPS still seeking nominees for the Postmaster General Heroes’ Program

USPS still seeking nominees for the Postmaster General Heroes’ Program

USPS is seeking nominees for the Postmaster General Heroes’ Program, which honors employees who go above and beyond the call of duty ...
Cactus Flowers Stamp booklet to be released Feb. 15

Cactus Flowers Stamp booklet to be released Feb. 15

The organization’s newest stamps celebrate the beauty of cacti, flowering perennial succulents that are abundant in the Southwest and other parts of the world ...
USPS ELM Revision: Uniform Requirements

USPS ELM Revision: Uniform Requirements

Effective February 14, 2019, the Postal Service™ is revising the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM), sections 932.11g and 932.22b, to reflect changes in uniform requirements ...
USPS ELM Revision: Drivers’ Phone Use Policy

USPS ELM Revision: Drivers’ Phone Use Policy

Effective February 14, 2019, the Postal Service™ is revising the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM), section 831.332, to include the policy that Postal Service employees must not use a cell phone while driving on duty ...
91-year-old mailman retires after 69 years with perfect record

91-year-old mailman retires after 69 years with perfect record

RICHFIELD, Utah (ABC4 News) - A 91-year-old Richfield mailman is retiring with a perfect record after more than 69 years ...
Transportation Companies Dominate 2018 List of Top U.S. Postal Service Suppliers

Transportation Companies Dominate 2018 List of Top U.S. Postal Service Suppliers

Husch Blackwell announced today the publication of its Top 150 U.S. Postal Service Suppliers list, an annual look at the companies with the largest supplier relationships with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS).  ...
Sickness blamed for no home mail delivery in Dayton area

Sickness blamed for no home mail delivery in Dayton area

Some people in the Dayton area say they are not getting mail delivered to their homes ...
USPS reminds employees that they must follow federal privacy rules

USPS reminds employees that they must follow federal privacy rules

To conduct its business, USPS must collect various types of personally identifiable information about customers, employees and other individuals ...
Mail thieves would face state penalties under Michigan Senate bills

Mail thieves would face state penalties under Michigan Senate bills

Swiping mail or packages from the rightful owner would be a misdemeanor or felony at the state level under a bill currently being considered by the Senate ...
USPS to observe Presidents Day on Monday, Feb. 18,2019

USPS to observe Presidents Day on Monday, Feb. 18,2019

Presidents Day will be observed Monday, Feb. 18, this year ...
Wind causes heavy damage to Derry post office

Wind causes heavy damage to Derry post office

Heavy wind caused serious damage to the post office in Derry Borough on Tuesday morning ...
Pittsburgh Woman Stole Mail by Signing Fictitious Name on Return Receipt

Pittsburgh Woman Stole Mail by Signing Fictitious Name on Return Receipt

PITTSBURGH, PA- A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of mail theft, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today ...
Baltimore Postmaster Makes History As First African American Woman To Hold The Position

Baltimore Postmaster Makes History As First African American Woman To Hold The Position

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Legretta Rawlins started her career with the United States Postal Service in Washington. Through her journey, she found herself in New Mexico, Texas and North Carolina ...
Justices to consider ability of government to challenge patents in administrative process

Justices to consider ability of government to challenge patents in administrative process

Return Mail is a simple statutory case asking the justices to resolve another of the seemingly endless flow of drafting problems arising out of Congress’ 2011 patent-reform bill, the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (usually called the AIA) ...
2019 Update - Wounded Warrior Leave

2019 Update – Wounded Warrior Leave

02/11/2019 - Consistent with the requirements of the Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act of 2015, the Postal Service allows veteran employees who meet the eligibility requirements to take Wounded Warrior Leave. This is a specific type of leave, which provides veteran employees with no loss in pay, for undergoing medical treatment for a service-related disability rated at 30% or more ...
PRC to Host Off-The-Record Technical Conference

PRC to Host Off-The-Record Technical Conference

Postal Service representatives are expected to discuss matters on the technical, policy, or   strategic aspects related to competitive Inbound Letter Post Small Packets and Bulky Letters and Inbound Competitive Registered Mail services ...
Bunch defendant pleads guilty to assaulting postal employee

Bunch defendant pleads guilty to assaulting postal employee

A Bunch man pleaded guilty in Eastern District Court last week to assaulting a postal worker with a knife ...
Wichita truck driver for post office pleads guilty to stealing mail

Wichita truck driver for post office pleads guilty to stealing mail

A former contract truck driver for the post office in Rose Hill, Kansas, pleaded guilty Tuesday to stealing items from the mail, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said ...
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