PMG: What can USPS do to maintain and grow the mail’s value?

GROWING THE MAIL – PMG PROMOTES NEW IDEAS, ‘RELENTLESS’ CUSTOMER SERVICE What can the Postal Service do to maintain and grow the mail’s value? PMG Pat Donahoe offers some suggestions in his latest video to employees. He says that delivery is “at the heart of what we do,” adding USPS will continue its “relentless” pursuit […]

USPS Expands Greeting Card Line

The Postal Service has added nearly 200 selections to its Greeting Card Program this month. The Postal Service’s Greeting Card Program, available at 1,500 participating Post Offices nationwide, has added nearly 200 selections to its product line this month. Now it’s easier and more affordable than ever for customers to find the perfect card. From […]

Arbitrator Rules USPS Violated Contract By Subcontracting Installation Of Postal Equipment

From Gary Kloepfer. Assistant Director, American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO This is a summary of Regular Panel Arbitrator Leroy R. Bartman in case H00T-1H-C-03081013 regarding the Postal Service’s purchase of a Low Cost Tray Sorter which was installed by the manufacturer. The arbitrator ruled the Postal Service violated the Collective Bargaining Agreement and ordered the […]

Postal Service sends out 2,400 Reduction-in-force notices

Federal Times – More than 2,400 U.S. Postal Service management-level employees could lose their jobs or end up in new positions under a reduction in force set to conclude by early September. The RIF is part of a nationwide reorganization aimed at streamlining the ranks of postmasters, front-line supervisors and administrators by 7,500 positions.  Federal […]

Impact of USPS Administrative job cuts varies by organization

 At Federal Times’ request, the Postal Service provided a breakout of the impact on area offices, district offices and headquarters and HQ-related field units… The chart includes the initial number of positions, the projected level after the redesign takes effect and the difference between the two figures. Asked why  HQ and its field units are […]

USPS Award 11 Contracts For Logistical Services, Maintenance and Electrical Products

CSC Wins $42 Million U.S. Postal Service Logistics Contract FALLS CHURCH, Va. – CSC (NYSE: CSC) announced today that the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) awarded the company a contract to provide management, operational and logistical support for its mail transport repair facility located near Los Angeles, Calif. The contract, which has a three-year base and […]

Editorial: USPS Memorial Day

From birth dates to death dates when we think of Memorial Day most of us think about our military veterans who have given their lives in defense of America. Of equal importance is the Workers Memorial Day celebrated one month earlier. Today, I would ask that you also think about this day with high regard […]

Texas letter carrier gets prison and must pay $244,320 for theft of mail

Dallas, Texas letter carrier pleaded guilty  to 86 Treasury checks from the mail at the Juanita Craft Station, with an intended loss of of $323,742. The following is a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas: DALLAS, Texas — At a sentencing hearing held yesterday afternoon, Tobian McRuffin, of Glenn […]

Former Oklahoma Postmaster Gets Prison And Ordered To Pay USPS $643,604 For Embezzlement

Former Elgin, OK Postmaster must pay the U.S. Postal Service $643,604.49 and IRS $129,061.66 for a total of $771,666.15. The former Postmaster was sentenced to 37 months in federal prison for theft of public funds from the United States Postal Service and for filing a false tax return. The following is a press release from […]

OPM Memo: Recredit of Sick Leave for Re-employed FERS Retirees

The following is a Memo released by the Office Of Personnel Management (OPM) Recredit of Sick Leave for Re-employed FERS Annuitants Who Retire Between October 28, 2009, and December 31, 2013 The U.S. Office of Personnel Management has been asked whether employees covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) who retire between October 28, […]