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

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 […]

30-Year NY letter carrier sentenced for stealing drugs and cash from mail

UNITED STATES ATTORNEY RICHARD S. HARTUNIAN announced that DOUGLAS HARRINGTON, age 53, of Glens Falls, New York, was sentenced today by Senior United States District Judge Thomas J. McAvoy, in Albany, New York, for the felony off nse of theft of mail matter by a postal employee. HARRINGTON was sentenced to probation for a term […]

Court of Appeals Upholds Letter Carrier’s Firing for Disclosing ‘Mail Cover’ Investigation To Customer

Letter Carrier fired for “improper conduct/providing confidential information to a postal customer of a government matter/interference in a criminal investigation.”   Robert W. Holdsworth appeals from a final decision of the Merit Systems Protection Board , affirming a decision of the United States Postal Service to remove Holdsworth from his position as a letter carrier. […]

Retired Postal Worker Fights To Get Job Back After 20 Years

Charles Johnson worked for the United States Postal Service from 1960 until he accepted an early retirement offer on November 20, 1992, at age 52. The following is from the Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit  and the MSPB. JOHNSON v. MERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARD CHARLES G. JOHNSON, Petitioner, v. MERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARD, Respondent. No. […]

Postal Manager’s Demotion for Dropping His Pants Upheld

The United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit ruled against former EAS-24 Postal Manager for unacceptable conduct. Natty joined the Postal Service in 1990. By June 2010, he served as an EAS-24 Manager of Distribution Operations (MDO), supervising a total workforce of 130 employees, including six subordinate supervisors. On June 19, 2010, the agency demoted […]

Pennsylvania Mail Contractor Charged With Making False Claims Mileage Against USPS

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – A resident of Pittsburgh, Pa., has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of making false claims against the United States Postal Service, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today. The seven-count indictment named David Cooper, 62, as the sole defendant. According to the indictment, from on […]

Appeals Court Upholds Firing of Acting Postal Supervisor (204B) For Timecard Fraud

Acting Postal Supervisor was terminated for falsifying timecard but not his female boss (Postmaster) Charles Wilcher, a 204B (acting) supervisor from the letter carrier craft, claimed he was “working” on July 5, 2006 when he spent the day with his Postmaster .  She was also accused of getting paid for July 5, 2006 even though […]

Appeals Court Upholds Firing Of Letter Carrier Who Refused To Work Saturdays For Religious Reasons

Decision from the United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, March 31, 2011 The accommodation requested by Harrell that he be given every Saturday as a scheduled day off would have violated the CBA, and the USPS was therefore not required under Title VII to grant Harrell’s request. The district court granted summary judgment in […]

Minnesota Postal carrier indicted for stealing cash and gift cards from mail

The following is a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Minnesota: A federal indictment, unsealed earlier today in St. Paul, charges a postal carrier with stealing approximately $4,000 in cash and gift cards from the mail she delivered. The indictment, which was filed on March 16, 2011, charges Michelle Lynn Bressette, age […]

USPS Tests Are Secret Under FOIA

An applicant rejected for hire as an Electronic Technician, PS-11 was denied the right to visually review his test documents. The U.S. District Court in Pennsylvania wrote:   Plaintiff attempts to concoct a “scenario” to circumvent said exemptions. Plaintiff states that he “does dispute that the cited law [by the USPS] totally preclude[s] the Plaintiff’s […]