Former Maryland Postmaster Pleads Guilty To Stealing More Than $50,000 In Stamps

GREENBELT, MD. — Prosecutors say a former postmaster has pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $60,000 in stamps from the post office where he worked. Fifty-six-year-old Gilbert Ennis of Lanham entered the plea Tuesday. He will be sentenced Dec. 6 and has agreed to pay restitution from his federal retirement account. According to his plea agreement, […]

“Murder By Proxy: How America Went Postal” To Be Shown At U.S. And International Film Festivals

“Murder by Proxy: How America Went Postal” Postal Workers in Florida Can See New Documentary Murder by Proxy: How America Went Postal on a Big Screen Los Angeles, CA – August 30, 2010. A new documentary on violence in the USPS, Murder by Proxy: How America Went Postal, will be screened at two Florida film […]

Former USPS Area Vice President Found Guilty Of Assaulting Postal Manager

Jerry D. Lane, the former USPS Vice President for the Capitol Metro Area, was found guilty on misdemeanor assault charges in Loudoun County, Virginia District Court on August 26, 2010, and given a fine of $300.00. (Lane was arrested on June 2, 2010 according to court records) According to the Washington Post on June 10, […]

Mother Teresa To Be Honored On U.S. Postage Stamp

What: The U.S. Postal Service will pay tribute to Mother Teresa, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for her humanitarian work. Noted for her compassion toward the poor and suffering, Mother Teresa, a diminutive Roman Catholic nun and honorary U.S. citizen, served the sick and destitute of India and the world for nearly […]

Kidnapper of Memphis Mail Carrier Sentenced To 25 Years In Prison

Memphis, TN – On Monday, August 23, 2010, United States District Court Judge Bernice B. Donald sentenced Michael Julian Smith, also known as Michael Walls, age 24, of Memphis, Tennessee, to 25 years incarceration in federal prison with no parole, announced Edward L. Stanton, III, United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee. Smith […]

Will FedEx Target Certain ‘Custom’ers for Rate Increases?

Lower volume customers would receive a “Dear John” letter while higher volume customers would get the message delivered in person by the sales team accompanied by something along the lines of “we’d love to keep your business, but unfortunately not at current margins. We think this proposed pricing is a win/win and still offers lower-than-market […]

Mail Trucking Business Owner Charged With Stealing Funds From USPS

Westmoreland County trucking company owner charged with failing to insure employees; stealing government funds intended to buy insurance HARRISBURG – Attorney General agents have filed criminal charges against a Westmoreland County business owner accused of misappropriating more than $45,000 from the United States Postal Service (USPS). The money was intended to pay for workers compensation […]

Postmasters President: Delivery Unit Optimization Is Being Implemented At Break Neck Speed

From the National League of Postmaster’s President’s Message: Delivery Unit Optimization (DUO) is being implemented at break neck speed and by Tuesday a new Power Point presentation will be on the web site. Review it, learn it and train other Postmasters on it. There are many impacts with DUO; pay, Postmaster level and the future […]

New Book Released By The Only Female Deputy Postmaster General

“Jackie Strange joined the Post Office Department as a temporary clerk in 1946 while still in college. She worked her way up through the system, often as the first women in her managerial positions. Rising from work as a temporary clerk, she was promoted to postmaster, then acting manager of mail operations, followed by a […]

Affordable Mail Alliance Reaches 1,000 Members

Washington, DC – The Affordable Mail Alliance – a growing coalition of non-profits, Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, major trade associations, consumer groups, and citizens representing the vast majority of the mail sent in the United States – today announced the addition of its one thousandth member group. Formed in response to the US Postal […]