Soap Salesman gets prison sentence for defrauding USPS out of $102,510

POSTAL SERVICE VENDOR SENTENCED TO NINE MONTHS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR FRAUD SCHEME INVOLVING TRUCK WASHING SOAP CHICAGO — A former salesman for a postal service vendor was sentenced to nine months in federal prison for intentionally dumping truck wash soap, which is used to wash postal vehicles, down sewer drains, causing the United States […]

USPS Mobile Commerce and Personalization Promotion Starts July 1st

The Postal Service’s 2012 Mobile Commerce and Personalization Promotion starts July 1 and runs through Aug. 31. Business mailers will receive an upfront 2-percent postage discount on Standard Mail and First-Class Mail letters, flats, and cards (presort and automation only) that include a two-dimensional (2-D) barcode or print/mobile technology which can be read or scanned […]

West Virginia Acting Postmaster Pleads Guilty to Embezzling Over $25,000 For Gambling Debts

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that a Mingo County woman pleaded guilty in federal court to misappropriating postal funds. Kristen K. Maynard, 29, of Delbarton, Mingo County, W.Va., admitted that over a six-month period in 2011, she took more than $25,000 in cash from the United States Post Office in Alkol, […]

USPS Issues Decision On Pay and Benefits for supervisory and managerial employees

USPS has made its final decision concerning changes to pay and benefits for supervisory and managerial employees. The changes cover the period 2011–2015. The decision follows completion of the pay consultation process with the National Association of Postal Supervisors (NAPS). It includes the June 14, 2012 recommendations from a neutral fact-finding panel and complies with […]

PRC Denies APWU Request for Emergency Relief on USPS Consolidation Plans

Washington, DC – The Postal Regulatory Commission (Commission) today denied a Motion from the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) requesting an Emergency Order preventing the Postal Service from implementing changes in service standards until after the Commission has issued a final ruling on an APWU Complaint filed on June 12, 2012. The underlying APWU Complaint […]

USPS Plants Second Green Roof

Postal Service Plants Second Green Roof Sows New Seeds of Sustainability June 28, 2012 SYRACUSE, NY — The U.S. Postal Service today celebrated another example of environmental leadership as local officials joined a ribbon-cutting to announce a green roof atop the Colvin-Elmwood Post Office. The 11,300 square foot green roof will be built at no […]

Mail Handlers Contract Headed for Interest Arbitration

Contract Headed for Interest Arbitration (June 27, 2012) Collective bargaining between the NPMHU and the Postal Service over the terms of the 2011 National Agreement has reached a new stage in the implementation of dispute resolution procedures adopted by the parties – that is, the parties have initiated the process for starting interest arbitration under […]

New York Postmaster Relief Admits To Embezzling Over $51,000 In Money Order Fraud

Richard S. Hartunian, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, announced that ANDREA LYNCH, age 30, of Clayton, N.Y., pled guilty today to the felony offense of Misappropriation of Postal Funds, before the Hon. Glenn T. Suddaby in the United States District Court in Syracuse, New York. Sentencing for LYNCH is scheduled […]

New Hampshire Senators Express Concern About Post Office Hours

June 22, 2012 (Washington, D.C.) – In a letter sent today to the United States Postal Service, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) expressed their concern over the nature of recent postal service changes at the town postal unit in Sugar Hill. Sugar Hill residents recently learned that retail postal service at […]

Congressman Kucinich to Host “Hunger Strike to Save the Postal Service”

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 22, 2012) – On Monday, June 25, 2012 at 10:00 am et, Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) will host 10 postal activists from across the country as they kick off a hunger strike to protest a 2006 Congressional mandate to prefund retirement benefits for postal workers 75 years in advance. The mandate is […]