POSTAL NEWS

USPS, DMV pilot program rides along smoothly

USPS, DMV pilot program rides along smoothly

The Postal Service has extended a pilot program that provides customers at select California Post Offices with state motor vehicles services ...
USPS encourages employees to complete the Postal Pulse survey

USPS encourages employees to complete the Postal Pulse survey

The survey, which began June 14, allows employees to share observations about their work environment. This feedback helps USPS make positive changes and improvements ...
USPS Syncs Service Levels for Package Delivery

USPS Syncs Service Levels for Package Delivery

The U.S. Postal Service is shortening the promised service levels for two of its ground delivery products, syncing them with its First Class Package Service (FCPS), a move the USPS says will drive efficiency by consolidating processing and transportation of volume from all three products ...
Postal Service Starts Summer With Strong Service Performance Across All Mail Categories

Postal Service Starts Summer With Strong Service Performance Across All Mail Categories

WASHINGTON — The United States Postal Service reported new delivery performance metrics for the fiscal third quarter through June 17 showing ongoing strong service performance across First-Class Mail, Marketing Mail and Periodicals ...
The postal service is already one of the US’s main abortion providers

The postal service is already one of the US’s main abortion providers

A December 2021 decision from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to allow mailing abortion pills and the fallout from the US Supreme Court’s decision on June 24 to overturn Roe vs Wade are making the US Postal Service (USPS) a battleground for abortion access ...
Election Mail, Political Mail handling reminder

Election Mail, Political Mail handling reminder

The Postal Service wants employees to remember the differences between Political Mail and Election Mail tags during this year’s election season ...
USPS holds job fairs nationwide as 23% of its workers can now retire

USPS holds job fairs nationwide as 23% of its workers can now retire

The KVUE Defenders previously showed you long lines inside an Austin post office. People who had broken mailboxes waited to get help at the office window. A manager said the post office was short staffed ...
Four Charged in Crime Spree that Stole Vehicles, U.S. Mail and Robbed Postal Service Carriers

Four Charged in Crime Spree that Stole Vehicles, U.S. Mail and Robbed Postal Service Carriers

In addition to the car theft conspiracy, Defendants Rice, Jones and Harris are charged with organizing and engaging in a conspiracy to rob Postal Service carriers, steal Postal Service mail keys and illegally obtain mail from Postal Service collection boxes.  ...
Baton Rouge mail carrier's master key stolen in midday mugging

Baton Rouge mail carrier’s master key stolen in midday mugging

BATON ROUGE - A key that grants unfettered access to an undisclosed number of mailboxes in the Baton Rouge area has been stolen by armed robbers after they followed a letter carrier on his delivery route in Sherwood Meadows.  ...
KY postal facility recycles trash into treasure

KY postal facility recycles trash into treasure

Private shippers would abandon the wooden pallets outside the Kentucky facility, drawing scavengers who would scour the stacks for recyclable items. The unauthorized foragers would often leave their own discards scattered on the access road, creating a driving hazard ...
PRC is examining the USPS check cashing pilot

PRC is examining the USPS check cashing pilot

The @PostalRegulator is examining the USPS check cashing pilot (buy a gift card with a paycheck) to see if it should be classified as a non-postal (prohibited) product ...
He stole, altered and cashed checks from drop boxes. Now he’ll spend 30 months in federal prison.

He stole, altered and cashed checks from drop boxes. Now he’ll spend 30 months in federal prison.

 A Palm Beach man made off with over $36,000 from 15 separate victims in an elaborate scheme involving stealing and “washing” checks, according to federal prosecutors ...
USPS hiring strategy helped reduce overtime last holiday season, IG finds

USPS hiring strategy helped reduce overtime last holiday season, IG finds

The report generally supports the Postal Service’s own year-end findings that it provided a significantly higher level of service this year, compared to the widespread mail and package delays it saw in December 2020 ...
Six current, former U.S. Postal employees accused of collecting fraudulent unemployment benefits, business loans

Six current, former U.S. Postal employees accused of collecting fraudulent unemployment benefits, business loans

The six defendants were charged as part of an investigation by the Illinois Attorney General's Taskforce on Unemployment Benefits Insurance Fraud. They all applied for a variety of government loans and assistance during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Attorney General's office ...
USPS Service Performance During the Fiscal Year 2022 Peak Mailing Season

USPS Service Performance During the Fiscal Year 2022 Peak Mailing Season

During the fiscal year (FY) 2022 peak mailing season, U.S. Postal Service management implemented a new year-round strategy focused on a consistent build-up of employee complement, multi-year leases for facility space, and processing capacity to help ensure a successful peak mailing season ...
Overseas retirees left guessing on cuts to US military mail

Overseas retirees left guessing on cuts to US military mail

Military retirees living overseas believe they may be among those about to lose their government mail privileges, which would leave them reliant on their host nations’ postal services for delivery of benefit checks and medications, several retirees told Stars and Stripes ...
The Official and Final Version of the 2021-2024 APWU-USPS Collective Bargaining Agreement Has Been Published

The Official and Final Version of the 2021-2024 APWU-USPS Collective Bargaining Agreement Has Been Published

The official and final version of the 2021-2024 Collective Bargaining Agreement  has been completed. The linked PDF is being made available for immediate use. The file is fully searchable and bookmarked ...
The Office of Special Counsel announces a settlement over violation of the Hatch Act at the U.S. Postal Service

The Office of Special Counsel announces a settlement over violation of the Hatch Act at the U.S. Postal Service

OSC filed a complaint with the Merit Systems Protection Board for disciplinary action charging a mail carrier in California for violating three provisions of the Hatch Act.  ...
USPS advises employees tread carefully with prospective employers

USPS advises employees tread carefully with prospective employers

Be aware of any potential overlaps between the prospective employer and your current postal job duties. If such a conflict arises, resolve it before negotiating for employment ...
Learn about reasonable accommodations

Learn about reasonable accommodations

The Postal Service, like all federal agencies, must provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities, unless doing so would cause undue hardship for the organization ...
The U.S. Postal Service's Insatiable Appetite for Taxpayers Dollars

The U.S. Postal Service’s Insatiable Appetite for Taxpayers Dollars

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) just got more than $100 billion in taxpayer assistance through the Postal Service Reform Act. It is licking its chops for billions more as Congressional Democrats and the Biden Administration work to serve up a smorgasbord of new programs and funding schemes ...
Mail Carrier Held Up At Gunpoint In HoCo, Keys To Postal Vehicle Taken

Mail Carrier Held Up At Gunpoint In HoCo, Keys To Postal Vehicle Taken

A mail carrier with the U.S. Postal Service reported that while delivering the mail Tuesday afternoon, she was approached by a man who pulled out a gun and demanded she give him her keys ...
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