APWU: OSHA Slams USPS for Safety Violations

Agency Finds ‘Willful, Serious’ Hazards The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has charged the USPS with a series of citations in multiple cities for “willful and serious” safety violations. As of mid-June, OSHA had issued citations to the Postal Service at 12 facilities, and ordered it to pay fines of more than $2 million. […]

APWU: Unemployment Compensation And The National Reassessment Process

Injured employees who undergo the National Reassessment Process (NRP) and are told by the Postal Service either that there is only partial day work available or that there is no work available, should consider filing for unemployment compensation. This temporary financial assistance can serve as an important monetary bridge during the time that an employee […]

Hayward Letter Carriers Met, Married and Retire While Working at Same Post Office

HAYWARD — It was a match made in Hayward’s Post Office more than 30 years ago. Ron McMahan spied Peggy standing at the time clock, ready to begin work. “Would you go out sometime?” he asked. “I would if someone asked me. You can call me,” she replied. “That stopped him for a moment,” Peggy […]

PRC Report Finds $50 Billion Discrepancy In USPS Payment Of Retirement Benefits

Washington, DC – The Postal Regulatory Commission today submitted to Congress, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the United States Postal Service, an independent actuarial report on the allocation of the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) benefits paid to former Post Office Department employees. The Postal Service asked for an independent review of current […]

U.S. Postal Service Named ‘Most Trusted Government Agency’

WASHINGTON — When it comes to safeguarding personal information, Americans continue to trust the U.S. Postal Service above all other government agencies. For the sixth consecutive year, the Postal Service has been named the “Most Trusted Government Agency” by the premier privacy trust study in America. More than 87 percent of the 9,000 Americans surveyed […]

USPS OIG: Former Postal Marketing Exec Robert Bernstock misused staff, contractors

From the Federal Times The U.S. Postal Service’s former top marketing executive repeatedly used government staff — and at least two business associates he hired with sole-source contracts — to manage his personal finances and outside business interests, according to a new report. Robert Bernstock, who resigned June 4, admitted to Office of Inspector General […]

OSHA Fines USPS $210,000 At Eagan Facility

According to the Star Tribune The U.S. Postal Service “knowingly put its workers in harm’s way” at its Eagan processing center by exposing employees to the potential for electrical shock, prompting federal officials to levy $210,000 in fines, U.S. officials announced Tuesday. The allegations from the Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) contend […]

USPS OIG Asks: Should Stamp Vending Machines Be Brought Back?

For decades, the Postal Service offered vending machine service to supplement its retail operations. Vending machines meet the needs of customers who want to purchase a single stamp without waiting in line. While the lack of stamp vending machines has resulted in widespread customer frustration and a surprising number of newspaper articles, the problems are […]