Update: DC postal manager, two letter carriers charged with running marijuana distribution scheme

The acting manager of two post offices in Washington, DC and two letter carriers have been arrested for accepting the money and using the mail service as a pot distribution center. Deenvaughn Rowe, the acting manager of the Lamond Riggs and River Terrace post offices in Northeast DC, and letter carriers Kendra Brantley and Alicia […]

USPS Orders an Additional 3,339 Extended Capacity Delivery Vehicles

USPS  Extended Capacity Delivery Vehicles Last year USPS signed a contract worth over $250 million to  purchase 9,113 2016 Ram ProMaster 2500 commercial vans as extended capacity delivery vehicles.  The contract  was awarded  to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles LLC (FCA). The purchase was separate from the pending  USPS Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV) contract and contract […]

USPS non-career turnover rates nearly 40 per cent

According to documents submitted to the Postal Regulatory Commission: The Postal Service stated its FY 2015 performance target for average annual turnover rate of non-career employees was 20 percent, and its FY 2015 performance target for average annual turnover rate of external hires was 4.5 percent. However, the average annual turnover rate of non-career employees […]

House Appropriations Committee Approves Amendment To Restore Postal Service Standards

The House Appropriations Committee approved an amendment to restore postal service standards on June 17, in a bipartisan vote, 26-23. Six Republicans joined all of the committee’s Democrats to endorse the measure, which was introduced by Rep. Chakah Fattah (D-PA). The legislation would rescind the lower service standards the USPS implemented on Jan. 5 – which have […]