Three Louisiana Postal Employees Sentenced For Making False FEMA Claim And Delay Of Mail

Press Release from the United States Attorney’s Office in Louisiana: BATON ROUGE, LA – United States Attorney David R. Dugas announced that three Louisiana residents were sentenced Friday, May 29, 2009, in federal court by United States District Court Judge James Brady on charges of making false writings and documents, delay of mail, and making […]

Union Battles USPS Over Ergonomic Hazards

According to Greg Bell, APWU Director Industrial Relations Locally Filed Osha Complaints and a National Unfair Labor Practice Charge are among the actions taken by the APWU in our ongoing battle with the Postal Service over ergonomic hazards on the Delivery Bar Code Sorter (DBCS). In a March 25, 2009, letter to local presidents [PDF], […]

Postal Union Officials Charged With Embezzlement, Theft

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Labor-Management Standards recent criminal enforcement data: On June 8, 2009, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas, Brian Brownlee, former Vice-President of American Postal Workers Union (APWU) 2nd District (located in Hot Springs, Ark.), pled guilty to embezzling union funds in the amount of […]

NALC: FERS Sick-Leave Credit Bill Passes House

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a bill to allow government employees within the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) to credit unused sick leave toward time-in-service pension calculations. The sick-leave language was added to the Disabled Military Retiree Relief Act of 2009, which the House approved June 25 by a unanimous, 404-0 vote. The […]

MSPB Reverses Discipline Of Postal Supervisor And Sustains Demotion

(Georgia) The Postal Service demoted Linda Parker from the position of Supervisor, Customer Services, EAS-17, to the position of PTF Clerk, PS-05, effective October 25, 2008.  The Supervisor was charged with unsatisfactory performance and failure to follow instructions with respect to two specifications. The first concerned instructions from Parker’s supervisor to “perform a full office […]

FERS Sick Leave Credit Bill Still Alive

 House Approves Bill That Includes FERS Sick Leave Credit  H.R. 2990 (Disabled Military Retiree Relief Act of 2009) would ‘provide that federal employees receive credit for unused sick leave when determining annuity if they have not been paid for those days.  The bill also enables federal employees to deposit refunds of retirement deductions with interest […]

USPS Reports Financial Loss For May 2009

The U.S. Postal Service filed its May 2009 (unaudited) preliminary financial report today with the Postal Regulatory Commission. USPS reported a net income loss of $677 million (April 2009 was $385 million). The year-to-date deficit currently stands at approximately $3.4 billion. Mail volume was down across all classes with an overall total decrease of 19.9%. […]