Chaffetz calls Postmaster General’s retirement package ‘ridiculous’

Rep. Jason Chaffetz called the $5.5 million retirement package for outgoing Postmaster General John Potter absurd and unfair in the wake of the United States Postal Service’s announcement that it had lost $8.5 billion this year. “That was ridiculous,” Chaffetz said in a phone interview with The Daily Caller. “It doesn’t seem fair to anybody.” […]

Postal Employee Gets 30-Months In Prison For Stealing 11,000 Packages

An overnight mail handler, who stole more than 11,000 packages over two years before he was caught by federal agents, received the maximum sentence under the guidelines for his crimes Monday. David Schmauder, a 48-year-old former U.S. Postal Service employee, pleaded guilty to two felony counts of theft by mail in federal court in August. […]

NALC: Proposed Federal Pay Freeze Does Not Include Postal Workers

The National Association Of Letter  Carriers released the following statement: Proposed federal pay freeze: President Barack Obama announced on Monday a plan to freeze federal employees’ pay for two years, calling the measure necessary to help reduce the federal deficit. Postal workers, however, are paid by the self-sustaining U.S. Postal Service, and so they are […]

Contract Talks Approach Deadline; USPS Extends Bidding

Union and management representatives continued bargaining Nov. 30, and will meet again on Dec. 1 — the day the contract is set to expire. “The final days of contract negotiations are always the toughest, and that’s where we’re at,” APWU President Cliff Guffey said. “But we are determined to meet the challenge and negotiate a […]

Wisconsin Postal Worker Charged With Theft From Mail

Madison, Wisconsin — A federal grand jury in the Western District of Wisconsin, sitting in Madison, returned the following indictments today. You are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. Theresa L. Kuehl, 42, Neillsville, Wis., is charged with theft from an […]

National Deficit Commission Proposed Big Hits on Feds and Postal Workers, Retirees

Archived National Association of Postal Supervisors Legislative Report Deficit Commission Proposes Big Hits on Feds and Postal Workers, Retirees The co-chairs of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility on Wednesday released their recommendations for significant savings in federal spending. As feared, the proposals would bring significant pain to the active and retired federal and postal […]

Congressman Blasts Process for Moving Oshkosh Postal Facility, Requests Audit

Press Release from Rep. Tom Petri, Representing Wisconsin’s 6th District For Immediate Release: November 29, 2010 With the U.S. Postal Service considering closing the Oshkosh Processing and Distribution Center and consolidating the work in Green Bay, Rep. Tom Petri has sent a strongly-worded letter to Post Office Inspector General David Williams calling for an audit. […]

OSHA levies $46,200 in proposed penalties against U. S. Postal Service in Des Moines, Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited the U.S. Postal Service Processing and Distribution Center in Des Moines for two alleged serious and one alleged repeat violation of federal workplace safety standards for failing to properly train workers on powered industrial truck hazards. Proposed fines total […]

APWU Contract Negotiations Resume

APWU Web News Contract negotiations between the APWU and the Postal Service resumed Nov. 29, with a Dec. 1 deadline fast approaching. Talks will continue on Nov. 30. The union and management discussed returning subcontracted work to USPS employees and issues related to workforce structure, as well as pay and benefits. “The APWU is seeking […]

USPS news Release: Getting Ready for the Most Wonderful Time of Year

U.S. Postal Service Delivers the Holidays WASHINGTON — Neither rain nor snow nor heat nor gloom of night will keep the Postal Service from doing what it does best — delivering the holidays. Between now and Christmas Eve, the Postal Service will deliver 15.8 billion cards, letters and packages across the country and around the […]