Former Postmaster Wins Hostile Workplace Lawsuit -But No Money

A  jury found the Postal Service liable for creating a retaliatory hostile work environment, but awarded no compensatory damages.The Court also considered the issue of whether any equitable relief, such as back pay, should be awarded. The Court determined that former Nazareth, PA Postmaster did not prove any loss in wages or benefits resulting from […]

USPS Wants To Automate Road Tests

 From FedBizOpp via PostalReporter reader: The United States Postal Service (USPS) administers and maintains a number of pre-hire and post-training examinations for purposes of evaluating applicants and employees’ job-related qualifications and training. Included among those examinations are three that require examiners to observe examinees performing specific job-related activities and record observed behaviors:  the Initial Road […]

Breast Cancer Research Semipostal Stamp Extended to 2011

USPS issued the following press release:  A four-year extension of the Breast Cancer Research (BCRS) semipostal stamp has been approved beyond Dec. 31, 2007. Legislation passed recently by Congress and signed by President George W. Bush granted the extension. Since the stamp first went on sale in 1998, the Postal Service has sold more than […]

Photo: Sunflower Alabama Post Office

Post Office: Sunflower, Alabama 36581. The Post Office is open Monday-Friday, 3 hours per day. According to notes under the photo on Flickr: The USPS tried to close down this office in the 1990’s but the community rallied behind it and thwarted closure. It sits about 1 mile east of US 43 on Sunflower Road in the […]

Postmasters: Lieberman Endorsement of McCain Could Have Repercussions

According to National Association of Postmasters of the United States (NAPUS) : On Monday, Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-CT), the 2000 Democratic VP nominee, endorsed Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) for President. The Lieberman endorsement is an attempt to bolster McCain’s sagging support among GOP stalwarts and to energize independent New Hampshire voters. A NH loss would be fatal […]

Postal Service Updates Its Transformation Plan

“The Strategic Transformation Plan 2006-2010, the Postal Service roadmap for the future, has been updated to reflect changes from last year’s passage of the Postal Act of 2006. The law makes a number of changes to postal oversight and regulation, but does not alter the Postal Service’s mission – providing trusted, affordable and universal service.” […]

Appeals Court: Evidence of Disability for Disability Retirement

From reader: A very important precedent has been issued regarding evidence of disability for disability retirement. Both OPM and MSPB were sharply rebuked for requiring objective evidence of disability. Objective evidence is difficult to get in many psychiatric cases. The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled that medical evidence could not be […]

NALC’S Young: Good Cop/Bad Cop – Right Here In The USPS

MESSAGE from National Association Of Letter Carriers’ President WILLIAM H. YOUNG  You can’t pick up a newspaper these days or turn on the news without finding another report of law enforcement abuse. Unauthorized surveillance, illegal searches, suspension of civil liberties, beatings—all the way from wiretaps to water-boarding. Call that the Bad Cop side. Of course, […]