Florida Postal Worker Charged With Stealing From Customers

A $9,000 Rolex watch among items stolen from customers A Homosassa Post Office worker was arrested on Jan. 27 following complaints from several postal patrons their property had been stolen or was missing. The arrest wrapped up the investigation of three separate incidents reported to the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office. In one incident, a Sheriff’s […]

OIG: What can the Postal Service do to reduce workers’ compensation costs?

The USPS Office Of Inspector General asked readers the following question: What can the Postal Service do to reduce workers’ compensation costs? In fiscal year 2009, the Postal Service workers’ compensation expense was approximately $2.2 billion, an 81 percent increase from $1.2 billion in FY 2008. These costs include $55 million in DOL administrative fees […]

Postal Service’s Flat Sequencing System won’t need breaks

The U.S. Postal Service’s new mail-sorting machine is about the size of 14 double-decker buses —- and it’s fast. It can do the job of 26 humans working at full-bore. Unlike its fleshy counterparts, it will work nonstop 17-hour shifts and won’t ever get paper cuts or carpal tunnel syndrome. It’s part of a $1.5 […]

’60 Minutes’ To Feature Story On Closure Of Post Office In Mansfield, Ohio

’60 Minutes’ visits Mansfield post office – Show drawn to city to tell story of Lincoln branch’s closing The Emmy-award winning show “60 Minutes” spent Thursday and Friday at sites throughout Richland County, including five Mansfield post offices and AngelWoods Hideaway Bed and Breakfast, in Lucas. “We’re doing a story about the U.S. Postal Service, […]

NY Postman Charged With Stealing 7,000 Coupons And Selling Them On eBay

Citing pressure from an impending foreclosure, a Queens postal worker stole thousands of retail-store coupons before they were mailed out — and sold them at a discount on eBay, cops said yesterday. Thomas Tang, 38, of Baldwin, Long Island, allegedly pilfered more than 7,000 coupons from JCPenney, Kohl’s and Lowe’s and sold them in batches […]

USPS Puts Hold On Proposal To Expand Ability To Subcontract Rural Routes

The U.S. Postal Service has withdrawn a proposal that “would have expanded its ability to subcontract rural routes to contract delivery service,” according to an announcement this week by the National Rural Letters Carriers’ Association. The decision “came after extensive discussions” between the NRLCA and Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe, as well as other postal officials, […]

Parker, Florida Post Office Moving Letter Carriers To Another Facility

PARKER — Letter carriers will stop working out of the Parker Post Office location sometime in March, postal officials confirmed Thursday. The president of the American Postal Workers Union 1414, Dee Carr, said the Parker facility, officially referred to as the Eastside Station, will lose its letter carriers to the Sherman Avenue location in March. […]

Congressman Rahall Calls On PRC To Review USPS’s Process For Consolidating Mail Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.) today appealed to the U.S. Postal Regulatory Commission to review the Postal Service’s process for consolidating and suspending mail services in southern West Virginia. “The people of southern West Virginia deserve regular and effective mail services like everyone else,” Rahall wrote in letters to the Commission. “I […]