Owner Of Houston Pre-sort Company Gets 14 Years For Stealing Millions From USPS

HOUSTON – Neal Lim, former owner of one of the largest mail presort operations in the Houston area has been sentenced to prison for conspiracy to commit mail fraud and possessing and using counterfeit postage meter machines to affix counterfeit postage in his mass mailing businesses, United States Attorney José Angel Moreno and United States […]

NAPS: Issa’s Postal Bill Would Worsen USPS Financial Condition

“Mr. Issa’s legislation also falls short in failing to authorize new avenues of commerce for the Postal Service as part of a broader, realistic business model for the 21st century.” Statement by National Association of Postal Supervisors (NAPS) President Louis Atkins on Postal Reform Legislation: June 30, 2011 The sweeping legislation proposed by Congressman Darrell […]

APWU: Postal Jobs, Pay, Benefits Threatened by Congress

House Resolution 1351 A bill introduced by Rep. Stephen Lynch (MA), the ranking Democrat on the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, would address the cause of the USPS financial crisis without cutting pay and benefits, eliminating collective bargaining rights, or slashing service. H.R. 1351 would: Allow the USPS to use billions of dollars in […]

Video: Issa-The Sanctity Of Unions Must Be Respected

Darrell Issa was very supportive of unions just a short time ago. Now Issa and Florida Freshman Congressman Dennis Ross have lodged an all-out “perceived” war against the Postal Service and postal workers. Both Issa and Ross are aided by the Tea Partyers, who have launched an online petition to support Postal Reform. The United […]

OWCP announces final rule updating procedures for Federal Workers’ Compensation Act claims

Agency issues first major regulation updates since 1999 WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs today released a final rule that revises and modernizes the procedures used in administering claims under the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act. The rule, published in the June 28 Federal Register, modernizes those procedures to increase […]

OIG Finds Over $400k In Questionable USPS Purchases On Beer, Sports,Gift Cards

USPS OIG Audit Report – Purchasing Compliance and Imprudent Purchases Follow-Up Audit; The Postal Service has an increased risk of loss when purchases are made without proper authorization or justification This report presents the results of a follow-up audit to determine whether purchases complied with U.S. Postal Service policy and whether imprudent purchases were still […]

USPS Announces Nonbargaining Employees Promotional Salary Increase Policy Change

The National Association of Postmasters released the following information: USPS Executive Vice President of Labor Relations, Anthony J. Vegliante today announced promotional salary increase limits for nonbargaining employees.  Mr. Vegliante said “The fiscal health of the Postal Service continues to be at risk and, as a result, we must remain focused on opportunities to encourage […]

Gift Cards On Sale At Select Post Offices Starting Today

Customers can now purchase gift cards — “the most-requested holiday gift” — at more than 1,800 Post Offices beginning today. The new line of “open-loop” gift cards — redeemable at any merchant that accepts the card brand — is part of a two-year market test and is being sold at Post Offices that also sell […]

U.S. Postal Service Resumes Accepting Mail to Canada

Global Express Guaranteed Service Still Best Option to Avoid Delays  WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service will resume accepting mail for Canada starting Tuesday, June 28, as a result of legislation passed yesterday by the Canadian government requiring Canada Post employees to return to work tonight. Mail that was held in the U.S. Postal Service […]