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17 states ask Supreme Court to protect postal worker’s right to honor the Sabbath

17 states ask Supreme Court to protect postal worker’s right to honor the Sabbath

The attorneys general of 17 states are asking the Supreme Court to take up the civil rights lawsuit of an evangelical Christian postal worker in Pennsylvania who quit the U.S. Postal Service after it refused to accommodate his wish not to work on the Sunday Sabbath ...
NALC: USPS expands Wounded Warriors Leave

NALC: USPS expands Wounded Warriors Leave

USPS recently updated the Wound Warriors Leave policy effective January 5, 2019. Eligible military veterans will be credited with 104 hours of Wounded Warriors Leave each leave year going forward ...
Despite finding no discrimination, court holds USPS liable for retaliation

Despite finding no discrimination, court holds USPS liable for retaliation

The firing of a long-time postal police worker for sleeping on the job was retaliation for her discrimination complaint, the 1st U.S. Circuit Court has ruled (Anderson v. Brennan, Postmaster General, Nos. 17-2162, 17-2170 (1st Cir., Dec. 14, 2018)) ...
Belgrade, Maine postal workers praised for pulling driver from burning tanker truck

Belgrade, Maine postal workers praised for pulling driver from burning tanker truck

BELGRADE — Flames were already pouring out the back of the overturned, fuel-filled tanker truck when mail carriers Nick Claudel and Joe Arsenault and their fellow co-workers evacuated the nearby Belgrade post office on Jan. 2 ...
U.S. Postal Service to Dedicate Cactus Flowers Forever stamps

U.S. Postal Service to Dedicate Cactus Flowers Forever stamps

The U.S. Postal Service will celebrate the beauty of cactus flowers with 10 new stamp designs. The first-day-of-issue event for the Cactus Flowers Forever stamps is free and open to the public ...
NPMHU: Impact of Federal Government Shutdown on Mail Handlers (and all Postal Workers)

NPMHU: Impact of Federal Government Shutdown on Mail Handlers (and all Postal Workers)

As all Mail Handlers know, the U.S. Postal Service remains open and operational during the Federal Government shutdown that started on December 22, 2018.  Here is a listing of other federal agencies or services of most interest to Mail Handlers ...
USPS passport services continue during federal government shutdown

USPS passport services continue during federal government shutdown

USPS passport facilities can continue to provide services to customers as normal during the federal government shutdown ...
Postal carrier arrested for DWI has history of bad driving

Postal carrier arrested for DWI has history of bad driving

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) - How did a postal carrier recently arrested for drunk driving in a postal truck, still have a job? That's what KRQE News 13 started asking after looking into his driving history.  ...
Delivering Security: Inside the law enforcement agency older than the US government

Delivering Security: Inside the law enforcement agency older than the US government

Older than the entirety of the Department of Justice and predating the Federal Bureau of Investigations by over 100 years, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service is one of the oldest — and most rarely talked about — law enforcement entities in the United States government ...
USPS worker electrocuted at Shannon Street post office in Monroe La.

USPS worker electrocuted at Shannon Street post office in Monroe La.

A United States Postal Service employee was electrocuted Tuesday at the post office on Shannon Street in Monroe.  ...
Police officer pulls mail carrier from burning truck

Police officer pulls mail carrier from burning truck

Police in Lancaster County say icy roads are to blame for a fiery crash between a police vehicle and a mail truck ...
Box of roosters at post office leads to cockfighting charges

Box of roosters at post office leads to cockfighting charges

“We got a call from a person saying there’s roosters crowing in the post office in Hazleton,” said Harvey, who charged Martinez. On the suspicion the birds were used for cockfighting, Harvey and another humane officer went to the post office to investigate, finding the birds were boxed and bound for Juncos, Puerto Rico ...
USPS Inspection service : Postal Email Scam Alert

USPS Inspection service : Postal Email Scam Alert

EMAIL SCAM ALERT: We're getting reports of ppl receiving emails that appear to be sent from the #USPS ...
USPS tests fingerprinting services with FBI

USPS tests fingerprinting services with FBI

USPS is working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation to test fingerprinting services at two Washington, DC, Post Offices ...
Parcel carriers shone during peak delivery period, firm’s data shows

Parcel carriers shone during peak delivery period, firm’s data shows

The nation’s three major parcel delivery carriers posted stellar peak-season performances, aided by perhaps the strongest collaborative effort from their customers since e-commerce became a staple of holiday shopping and shipping, according to data from ShipMatrix, a unit of consultancy SJ Consulting ...
USPS Video: The Future Delivered

USPS Video: The Future Delivered

The future only happens with people who really know how to deliver it. The United States Postal Service makes more e-commerce deliveries to homes than anyone else in the country ...
Amazon deliveries causing package pile-ups, long lines at tiny post offices

Amazon deliveries causing package pile-ups, long lines at tiny post offices

In “end-of-the-pavement” communities like Crested Butte, the once-simple practice of picking up mail has turned into day-long waits and lost packages ...
Postal Inspection Service accepting applications

Postal Inspection Service accepting applications

The agency will accept applications for postal inspector positions from Monday, Jan. 7, at 10 a.m. CST through Saturday, Jan. 12, at 10 a.m. CST ...
Family Of Postal Worker Shot In Elk Grove Village Meets Family Who Helped Save His Life

Family Of Postal Worker Shot In Elk Grove Village Meets Family Who Helped Save His Life

CHICAGO (CBS) — A postal worker is in the hospital with a long recovery ahead, but his father is out thanking the woman who helped save his son’s life minutes after he’d been shot by a convicted felon ...
The FSS Slows, and the Red Ink Flows

The FSS Slows, and the Red Ink Flows

For the third year in a row, productivity of the U.S. Postal Service's Flats Sequencing System declined in 2018 – with no end in sight to the money-losing machines’ troubles ...
Congressman to introduce bill that would require U.S. Postal Service to have AC in mail trucks

Congressman to introduce bill that would require U.S. Postal Service to have AC in mail trucks

Six months after a mail carrier died in her truck on a searing day in the San Fernando Valley, Rep. Tony Cárdenas said he plans to introduce a bill in the coming weeks that if successful would ensure that all U.S. Postal Service delivery vehicles have air-conditioning ...
2018 Postal Vehicle fires

2018 Postal Vehicle fires

These are stats for postal vehicle fires so far in 2018.  Keep in mind if it wasn't reported to the ...
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