OPM IG Releases Study On USPS OIG’s Proposals to Change USPS Funding of Retiree Benefits

Press Release from the OPM Office Of Inspector General Study of the Risks and Consequences of the USPS OIG’s Proposals to Change USPS’s Funding of Retiree Benefits: Shifting Costs from USPS Ratepayers to Taxpayers’ Washington, DC – (Feb. 28, 2011) Today, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Office of the Inspector General (OPM OIG), […]

Postal Worker Fired For Excessive Use Of Military Leave Wins Partial Court Victory…AGAIN!

Sidenote: Richard Erickson has “served in the military for over two decades, during which time he achieved the highest rank possible for a non-commissioned officer [Sergeant Major], and was awarded the Silver Star and the Army Commendation Medal for Valor.” source: Erickson v. U.S. Postal Service, MSPB Docket No. AT-3443-07-0016-I-2 (Initial Decision, Sept. 26, 2007). […]

OMB Director Will Not Testify At House Subcommittee Hearing On USPS Woes

The Honorable Jacob J. Lew,  Director, Office of Management and Budget according to the press release was invited to testify at the “Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and Labor Policy  hearing on March 2, 2011. The hearing titled  “Pushing the Envelope: The Looming Crisis at USPS”  will  examine the fiscal situation of the […]

APWU Members To Protest At White House Regarding Protection of USPS on March 7th

Regarding the Protection of the United States Postal Service   WE have a Permit for Monday March 7th from 1:30PM -3:30 PM to demonstrate our concerns: “Regarding the Protection of the United States Postal Service.”   We are to be at the Center Portion of the White House Sidewalk at said time.   Please show your […]

Editorial: Not all post offices should pay their way

In an editorial by the Concord (New Hampshire) Monitor they wrote: The postal service has since the 1980s operated as an “independent establishment of the executive branch” and, as such, is expected to be self-supporting. For the most part, it is. But in exchange for its monopoly on first and third-class mail, it is charged […]

Blind Postal Mail Processing Clerk Determined To Lead Normal Life

Despite pressure from the USPS to retire, that wasn’t an option for Frank Facio, a 29 -year San Diego, CA Postal Employee and Delivery Bar Code Sorter (DBCS) machine clerk: It is a challenge for every postal employee to run mail-processing machines safely and efficiently on a daily basis. For San Diego Area Local member […]

After More Than 100 years Historic New Jersey Post Office Set To Close

Emergency Suspension of Johnsonburg Post Office In Frelinghuysen Township After more than 100 years at its present location, the historic Johnsonburg Post Office is set to close its doors in mid-March. A meeting has been scheduled with the United States Postal Service with regard to the closing of the Johnsonburg Post Office on Friday, March […]

Former Maryland Letter Carrier Convicted Of Destroying Mail

The following is a press release from U.S. Attorney’s Office, Maryland Greenbelt, Maryland – A federal jury convicted Warren Christopher Bradford, age 41, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, late yesterday of destroying mail he was entrusted to deliver as a Postal Service letter carrier. The conviction was announced by United States Attorney for the District of […]

APWU:The Battle in Wisconsin: ‘Are We Next?’

An Urgent Video Message  From APWU President Cliff Guffey “I want to make sure that every APWU member understands the importance of what is happening in Wisconsin,” says union President Cliff Guffey in a video message. The nurses, teachers, firefighters and police of Wisconsin are fighting for the fundamental right to have a voice at […]

House Subcommittee Hearing: Pushing the Envelope -The Looming Crisis at USPS

The Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and Labor Policy will hold a hearing on March 2, 2011. The hearing titled  “Pushing the Envelope: The Looming Crisis at USPS”  will  examine the fiscal situation of the Postal Service and potential areas for postal reform.   Congressman Dennis Ross (R-Fl) is chairman. Date: Wednesday March 2nd, […]