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Cedartown, GA post office gets in the holiday spirit

Cedartown, GA post office gets in the holiday spirit

In the small North Georgia town of the post office of the town has decided to bring the holiday home for the community ...
Postal regulator urges ‘greater mission clarity’ for USPS in upcoming business plan

Postal regulator urges ‘greater mission clarity’ for USPS in upcoming business plan

Faced with the threat of running out of cash within the next few years, the Postal Service expects to deliver its plan for a long-term business model to Congress later this summer ...
Impact of Prescribed Opioids on Postal Service Employees Under the Federal Workers’ Compensation Program

Impact of Prescribed Opioids on Postal Service Employees Under the Federal Workers’ Compensation Program

Our objective was to determine the impact of opioids being prescribed to U.S. Postal Service employees through the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) program ...
USPS labor update - USPS and APWU to begin arbitration

USPS labor update – USPS and APWU to begin arbitration

The mediation process between the Postal Service and the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) has concluded ...
No Justice for Charles McClean, Killed by a Postal Service Driver

No Justice for Charles McClean, Killed by a Postal Service Driver

One month after a United States Postal Service driver ran down and killed Charles McClean on MacDougal Street in Brooklyn, city and federal officials remain mute and continue to deflect attention away from both the death and how rogue USPS drivers can be reined in ...
Can You Mail CBD? The U.S. Postal Service Weighs in

Can You Mail CBD? The U.S. Postal Service Weighs in

Recently, the United States Postal Service (USPS) published a notice on the correct way to mail cannabidiol (CBD) oil and CBD products. This wasn’t a forward-thinking measure, but rather the result of six months of bureaucratic soul-searching following a federal court ruling to allow such shipments ...
This Is What Happens to Undeliverable Mail with No Return Address

This Is What Happens to Undeliverable Mail with No Return Address

These days, what happens to the undeliverable mail depends a lot on what it is. According to the USPS, local post offices will handle the mail or they will send it to the Mail Recovery Center in Atlanta, Georgia—also known as the post office’s lost and found ...
Postal Worker Buys Lottery Ticket On the Way to Work and It Delivered!

Postal Worker Buys Lottery Ticket On the Way to Work and It Delivered!

GREENSBORO, N.C. — One day you're just heading to work at the post office and hours later you're celebrating $1 million lottery win. Meet U.S. Postal Service worker Cedric McBroom of Greensboro. Tuesday his financial status changed after he did one thing--he bought a scratch-off ticket.And it delivered a $1 million prize.  ...
Amazon says drones will be making deliveries in ‘months’

Amazon says drones will be making deliveries in ‘months’

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Amazon said Wednesday that it plans to use self-piloted drones to deliver packages to shoppers’ home in the coming months ...
Senators introduce legislation to extend availability of alzheimer’s semipostal stamp

Senators introduce legislation to extend availability of alzheimer’s semipostal stamp

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) along with Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V.) reintroduced legislation to authorize the current United States Postal Service (USPS) Alzheimer’s research stamp for an additional six years ...
Ford proposing autonomous mail truck tech to the USPS

Ford proposing autonomous mail truck tech to the USPS

Ford is one of the finalists vying for a $6.3 billion contract to build the next generation U.S. Postal Service delivery truck, and it’s already thinking about taking them to the next level ...
Former Postal Employee Sentenced For Misappropriation of Postal Funds

Former Postal Employee Sentenced For Misappropriation of Postal Funds

NEW ORLEANS –  United States Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that JACQUELINE M. BATISTE a/k/a Jacqueline Batiste Francois, age 48, of New Orleans, Louisiana, was sentenced yesterday for Misappropriation of Postal Funds, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1711 ...
249 Post Offices, Stations, Branches on a Suspension / Discontinuance List for 2019

249 Post Offices, Stations, Branches on a Suspension / Discontinuance List for 2019

State and local presidents have been sent the latest Suspension List for 2019 that was released after Quarter 4 FY 2018 ...
USPS Baited Worker With Hostile Review, NLRB Says

USPS Baited Worker With Hostile Review, NLRB Says

Law360 (June 5, 2019, 4:36 PM EDT) — The U.S. Postal Service violated federal labor law by firing a worker over his exasperated response to a negative performance review given days after his reinstatement following an earlier firing dispute, the National Labor Relations Board said Tuesday ...
Mailman gets probation in sex assault

Mailman gets probation in sex assault

BRIDGEPORT, CT — Over the tearful objections of his victim, a local mailman, accused of sexually assaulting a woman on his route, was granted a special form of probation on Wednesday ...
Why Cleveland Wants to Bring Back Postal Banking

Why Cleveland Wants to Bring Back Postal Banking

In a press conference last week, a group of Cleveland-area elected officials and local labor leaders called on the U.S. Postmaster General to make cities and suburbs in Northeast Ohio the first test case for the system ...
Mail carrier injured in two-car crash in Billings, MT

Mail carrier injured in two-car crash in Billings, MT

The male postal carrier was transported to a local hospital, and the male adult driver of the other vehicle, a white van, was treated at the scene and released, according to police ...
Postal Facts has new tidbits

Postal Facts has new tidbits

Earlier this year, USPS updated the popular website with even more impressive data about operations, stamps and other topics ...
Two Men Wanted In South Side Post Office Robbery

Two Men Wanted In South Side Post Office Robbery

They entered the Stockyard Postal Station, 4101 S. Halsted St., at 11:22 a.m. and asked an employee for a $2 money order, according to Chicago police and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service ...
Local officials offering $10K reward for information about suspected mail thief

Local officials offering $10K reward for information about suspected mail thief

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A Memphis man is suspected of stealing mail from a local apartment complex for the last several months, according to officers ...
USPS mail carrier pepper-sprays friendly dog in Watts, Los Angeles

USPS mail carrier pepper-sprays friendly dog in Watts, Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (FOX 11) - A U.S. Postal Service mail carrier is under fire after she was caught on video pepper-spraying a friendly dog behind a fence of a home in the Watts community of Los Angeles ...
Ellsworth Kelly stamps dedicated

Ellsworth Kelly stamps dedicated

Ellsworth Kelly was hailed as a pioneer of abstraction at the dedication ceremony last week for the new stamps honoring him ...
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