USPS: Combination Carrier-Clerk Duty Assignment Cancelled

Tarzana, CA Postmaster Shawn White has notified Local APWU President Richard “Ski” Kwiatkowski that the Combination Carrier-Clerk duty assignment posted on July 27, 2010 has been cancelled: “This is to inform you that the combination bid assignment #70445772 has been cancelled and will not be re-posted at this time.” Previous article posted July 28, 2010: […]

Postal Clerk Gets Prison For Embezzling $240,000

DES MOINES, Iowa — A postal clerk from Indianola has been sentenced to a year in prison after pleading guilty to embezzling more than $240,000. The U.S. attorney says 47-year-old Kimberly Sue Nordhagen was sentenced Friday after admitting to converting Postal Service money orders and cash transactions to her own use. Nordhagen, who worked at […]

USPS OIG Audit Report – Flats Sequencing System: Program Status and Projected Cash Flow

This report discusses the Flats Sequencing System (FSS) program status and its projected financial impact and addresses both operational and financial risks (Project Number 09YG052DA000). The objective of this audit was to assess procedures for reporting of FSS performance and program savings shortfalls. See Appendix A for additional information about this audit. In December 2006, […]

Two Congressional Panels Approve Bills to Continue Six-Day Mail Delivery

Two Congressional Panels Support Six-Day Service APWU Web News Article 074-2010, July 30, 2010 Two congressional panels voted on July 29 to approve spending bills that would require the Postal Service to continue to provide mail delivery six days per week. The two bills — one in the Senate and one in the House — […]

PMG Potter’s Response To White House On Pilot Test For Five-Day Delivery

Excerpts from PMG John Potter letter regarding Pilot test on Five-Day Delivery: From an operational standpoint a pilot test conducted on a regional basis would increase some of our costs in the short term. For example, we either would have to make manual changes to mail processing sorting schemes and payroll or utilize information technology […]

Georgia Congressman Says Moving Columbus To Macon Will Cause Mail Delivery Delays

Rep. Sandford D. Bishop Jr., D-Ga. , issued the following press release: July 29 2010 Washington, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-2) today sent a letter to the Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Representative Edolphus “Ed” Towns (NY-10), regarding the U.S. Postal Service operations transfer from the Columbus […]

Rep. Chaffetz Introduces Bill Designating 12 Postal Holidays To Reduce USPS Operating Costs

Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) issued the following press release: Washington, DC—Today Congressman Chaffetz introduced HR 5919. This bill would grant USPS Postmaster General the authority to implement up to twelve “postal holidays” per year in order to reduce USPS operating costs. The Postmaster General would select days in which delivered mail volume is historically lower […]

APWU: Arbitrator Denies Union’s Challenge To USPS Two-Tour Initiative

Arbitrator Issues Decision in Dispute Over Two-Tour Initiative Arbitrator Das denied the union’s grievance challenging the Postal Service’s two-tour initiative. Das accepted the Postal Service’s argument that “Article 3 of the National Agreement grants the Postal Service the authority to unilaterally adopt and implement the … initiatives at issue, without further bargaining with the Union.” […]

USPS Freezes Hiring, Promotions at Headquarters, Areas and Districts

From the National League of Postmasters: We are in receipt of a July 28, 2010, letter from Postal HQ stating effective immediately, all hiring, promotions and placement of non-bargaining employees at Headquarters, Areas and Districts are suspended until further notice. Selections received by COB 07/30/2010, will be processed by HR Shared Services but the postings […]