USPS Resolves Dispute With Unions Over Computer Security Rules

According to an APWU article: APWU initiated a national dispute in 2006 over the Postal Service’s revisions to the AS-805 handbook governing Information Security. The revised handbook restricted employees from bringing personal information resources (e.g. laptops, notebooks, PDAs, handheld computers and USB port devices such as flash memory sticks) into postal facilities. The union expressed concerned […]

Bush Nominates PRC Public Affairs Director to Serve As Commissioner

President George W. Bush announced today his intention to nominate Nanci E. Langley, of Virginia, to be “Commissioner of the Postal Regulatory Commission for the remainder of a six-year term expiring 11/22/12. Ms. Langley currently serves as Director of the Office of Public Affairs & Government Relations at the Postal Regulatory Commission. Prior to this, she […]

Proposed FMLA Rule Changes Would Be Major Defeat For Workers

Editorial By Postal Worker Dan Sullivan The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is proposing revised regulations governing the Family and Medical Leave Act which would give employers formidable new weapons to use against the very workers the law was designed to protect. The new rules, if adopted, will require employees and doctors to provide more […]

USPS Selects Former Halliburton Executive As New CIO

USPS Press Release Postmaster General Jack Potter announced two new officer selections today. Ross Philo was named Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) and George Wright was named Vice President, Information Technology Operations. “The long-term success of the Postal Service as we work to grow our business in an extremely competitive marketplace is […]

Postal Union Officer Pleads Guilty To Embezzlement

Press Release from The United States Attorney,Middle District of Alabama MONTGOMERY, ALA. – A former Dothan, Alabama United States postal union secretary-treasurer, Bridgett Cardall Hooks, age 35, has pleaded guilty to embezzlement of the union’s funds, Leura G. Canary, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama, announced today. In a hearing before United […]

USPS Seeks Vendors For National Video Surveillance System

From FedBizOpps:  This Request for Proposal outlines the functional and performance requirements for TCP/IP-based video surveillance systems to be installed in a number of United States Postal Service facilities nation-wide.  These systems will be managed by the Joint Criminal Investigative System Program Group (CISP) comprised of representatives of the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) […]