Arbitrators Selected for Determining Letter Carriers New Contract

 From National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Bulletin (PDF) Bloch Chosen Neutral Arbitrator For Determining Next Contract Fall Dates Scheduled for Hearing Testimony; Final Decision Anticipated in Mid-November The NALC and Postal Service have jointly selected noted arbitrator Richard Bloch to serve as the third, and neutral, arbitrator for the binding interest arbitration to determine […]

USPS: Star Wars Stamp Sheet Available for Pre-Order

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Can’t wait? The U.S. Postal Service announced customers may pre-order the set of 15 Star Wars stamps today. The stamps will officially go on sale Friday, May 25, following a special dedication ceremony at Star Wars Celebration IV, the biggest Star Wars event in the galaxy, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. […]

Mail Remains Most Secure Way To Send Share Information

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Mail remains the safest way to communicate and share information, and represents the smallest threat to identity theft. “The President’s Identity Theft Task Force,” released today by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), is a strategic plan for government agencies to follow in efforts to combat […]

USPS Commemorative Stamp Honoring Slaves To Be Issued in 2008

From PostalReporter reader:  In his April 17th testimony to Congress, President Burrus asked for a more appropriate image on a commemorative stamp honoring slaves.  see testimony-PDF  What do your readers think?  Can they come up with a more appropriate image? Excerpt from Burrus testimony  For many years, I have been advocating that the Postal Service […]

USPS Drop Twin Falls, ID Consolidation Plans

Idaho Senator Larry Craig’s Press Release: Mail Processing Will Remain in Twin Falls  Delegation opposed move, fearing disruption in timely delivery TWIN FALLS, ID – The U.S. Postal Service has dropped plans to shift some mail processing functions from Twin Falls to Boise following opposition expressed by Idaho’s Congressional Delegation. Senators Mike Crapo and Larry […]

USPS Board of Governors to Meet May 1-2

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Board of Governors of the U.S. Postal Service will meet in Washington, D.C., at Postal Service Headquarters, 475 L’Enfant Plaza, SW, on May 1-2, 2007. The public is welcome to observe the Board’s open session, scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. on May 2 in the Ben Franklin Room on the […]

Beaumont Remote Encoding Center to Close in November 2007

From Postal Reporter reader: NEWS RELEASE FROM U.S. POSTAL SERVICE: Technology Enhancements Prompt Postal Service To Close Remote Encoding Center (BEAUMONT, TX) —The U.S. Postal Service today announced that the Beaumont Remote Encoding Center (REC) will be closed as part the next phase of a nationwide consolidation plan. The facility, located at 750 Pearl Street […]

Senator Collins Introduces Postal Resolution Reaffirming Protections of Sealed Mail

April 17, 2007 – Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) today introduced a bipartisan amendment reaffirming that both federal law and the Constitution protect sealed domestic mail from being searched. The amendment is in response to a signing statement that the White House issued in conjunction with the signing of the Collins-Carper postal […]

USPS OIG in Seattle Looking for Work

From PostalReporter reader and Union official: “The USPS OIG Special Agent in Seattle looking for employees with certain traits to investigate. Wow! A rumor can get you in trouble now. “ In August 2006 a USPS Office of Inspector General (OIG) Special Agent  sent a letter to each post office in the Seattle District (PDF). […]