PMG blames unions, mailers in farewell speech at National Press Club

January 7, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe blames unions and mailers in farewell speech at National Press Club

In his farewell speech at the National Press Club today, outgoing Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe suggested that union and mailer groups’ “shortsightedness and myopia” have impeded efforts in Congress to modernize USPS. Donahoe also suggested that young people entering the workforce today really don’t want “generous health care and pension benefits.”

PMG blames unions and mailers for USPS’ stalled progress



USPS OWCP Medical File Hack Affected Nearly Half a Million Postal Workers

January 2, 2015 by · Comments Off
Filed under: Injured On Duty, legal cases, postal, postal employees, postal news, privacy 
USPS OWCP Medical File Hack Affected Nearly Half a Million Postal Workers. USPS data breach affected bank and/or medical information of postal workers injured on the job. USPS sent out individualized letters to postal employees with specific information about their particular situation. So all letters will not contain the same information.
Can USPS Employees Sue for Breach of Medical Privacy?

USPS data breach affected bank and medical information of nearly

Postal workers not included in the Executive order allowing Feds an extra day off for Christmas

December 7, 2014 by · Comments Off
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USPS Offering Voluntary Early Retirement (VER) to Postal Clerks and Maintenance

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(November 28, 2014) There is probably one Voluntary Early Retirement (VER) offer for each area.  This special VERA appears to be for the mail processing plants scheduled to close in 2015.  There is no incentive. As a matter of general interest, HRSSC is sending special Voluntary Early Retirement (VER) opportunity letters to eligible employees

USPS Offering Early Out

Sexual assaults committed by postal employees against postal employees

November 25, 2014 by · Comments Off
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Good at getting along with the guys working alongside her, Diane Caruso-Ruston said she thought she was going to get a promotion when she walked into one of her managers’ offices. “Next thing I know he pushes me up against the wall. And he pushes down my left side of my pants, you know those stretchy pants? He licked my leg. I got startled. And then he took his thing out and told me to kiss it.”






Letter Carrier Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Plotting Robbery of Fellow Co-Worker

November 21, 2014 by · Comments Off
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11-21-2014 -ATLANTA – LaTonya Evans, a former United Stated Postal Service employee, has been sentenced to federal prison for participating in a conspiracy that culminated in the robbery and shooting of a postal truck driver on December 20, 2013, in Conley, Ga.

“By providing her co-defendants with inside information, Evans enabled a robbery that nearly killed her co-worker,” said United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates.  “Evans used her knowledge of the Postal Service for personal gain and violated the trust of the public and her fellow postal workers.




Video: Drug traffickers target the post office

November 21, 2014 by · Comments Off
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OMAHA, Neb. – 11.21.14 – It’s about to get even busier at the post office. Thousands of holiday packages are moving through the postal service and inspectors know some of them will contain pot.



Alaskan Bookstore Relies on a Local Postal Service Presence

November 19, 2014 by · Comments Off
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In 1977, Observatory Books opened its doors and became the first used bookstore in Southeast Alaska. Originally located in Sitka, the store became a reality when Dee Longenbaugh, the shop’s proprietor and member of the Antiquarian Bookseller’s Association of America, decided to turn her hobby of collecting books on Alaska and the Yukon into a true vocation.

Prior to opening her store, Dee traveled with her husband and amassed a collection of over 400 books on Alaska. With her collection and the help of her son—who built the shop’s first bookcase—Dee opened Observatory Books in a small house in the main part of Sitka. She later relocated her shop in Juneau.front pic.jpg

Observatory Books front room showcases antiquarian books and maps focusing on Alaska and the Yukon. These books come from dealers across the globe, as well as Dee’s many travels. The shop’s two back rooms host a general used book collection and are, as she says, “a true snapshot of Juneau.” With no roads in or out of the city, these books reflect the interests of the city’s locals.

In true American style, Dee supports the U.S. Postal Service and says she depends on it to run her business.  In addition to Internet sales and shipping, tourists will often ask her to mail their books home for convenience. It’s also common for customers to ask for gift cards for friends and relatives, and every time—no matter if they live in Juneau or across the US—Dee will ship the receiver a gift card through the Postal Service. And occasionally, someone who wandered into her shop will call back about one of the shop’s books or maps after deciding “they can’t live without it.”

Dee really appreciates having a post office nearby and also relies heavily on her local postal employees. When she first opened her shop in Juneau in 1992, her mail carrier, Scott was invaluable in making her feel at home. Observatory Books and the surrounding shops viewed Scott as integral part of the community and an asset to Juneau.

And Dee knows her current letter carrier, Conrad, so well that some days he even stops her as she walks down the street to hand her special deliveries. She loves that he never hesitates to bring packages all the way inside—especially when it rains. Living in a small town of 32,000, Dee does not own a car and relies on the Postal Service to get her packages all the way to her front door.

We’re glad that since 1977, the Postal Service has helped support this Alaskan small business. As Dee says, “Why would I want to use anyone else?”

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November 14, 2014 by · 1 Comment
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WASHINGTON — The United States Postal Service Board of Governors announced today that Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer Patrick R. Donahoe has decided to retire February 1, 2015, after 39 years with the Postal Service.
USPS: Postmaster General Donahoe to Retire February 2015

Postal workers to protest closing of Youngstown, OH mail center

November 13, 2014 by · Comments Off
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(November 13, 2014) YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -On Friday, postal workers will gather in front the Covelli Centre at noon to send a message to the Postmaster General and USPS Board of Governors.

The Youngstown postal center is slated to close July 2015, and local operations would be handled in Cleveland, saving $7-million a year, according to the the postal service. The Youngstown facility is one of 82 Mail Processing & Distribution Centers across the U.S. scheduled to close.

Closing the Youngstown postal sorting center will cost local jobs and hurt local businesses according to a study commissioned by the postal workers union.

Postal workers say that savings carries a heavy price. Besides the loss of 261 local jobs, the study commissioned by the postal workers estimates total business losses in the Youngstown area would amount to $2.3 million a year.

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