USPS Headquarters To Reduce Complement

USPS is facing one of the most difficult challenges in its history. There has been a continual decline in First-Class Mail volumes over the past decade. The current economic downturn has led to an even greater decline in volume with the loss of more than 9 billion pieces this past year alone. All Headquarters Officers […]

Postal Employee Pleads Guilty To Making Threats Against Supervisor

 Press Release  United States Department of Justice Acting United States Attorney Julia C. Dudley announced today that Samuel Davis Kemp, age 59, of Roanoke, pled guilty Thursday in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke to charges that he threatened and interfered with a United States Postal Supervisor while […]

Postal Employee’s Disability Retirement Annuity Properly Terminated Federal Circuit Rules

An employee’s disability retirement annuity was properly terminated when his income exceeded 80 percent of his previous salary, the Federal Circuit ruled last week. In this case, a City Carrier retired from his position in April 1986 and received monthly disability retirement payments. On May 11, 2006, after learning from the City Carrier that his […]

EEOC Rules USPS Must Process Class Action Complaint For Rehab Postal Employees

Edmond Walker, a Temporary Rural Carrier Relief, filed a class complaint alleging that discriminatory acts had been continuing for a class of disabled permanent rehabilitation employees in the Postal Service. The EEOC Administrative Judge certified the class. On appeal, the Postal Service argued that the certified class was poorly defined and the class members were […]

Postal Employees Entitlement to Servicemember FMLA

From USPS: There have been changes to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) that every employee should know about. An update now entitles eligible employees to take leave for a covered family member’s service in the armed forces. This policy supplements current FMLA policy and provides notice of employee rights to such leave. Servicemember […]

Former Florida APWU Local President Sentenced to Prison in Theft Case

Another Postal Employee Sentenced for Stealing Undeliverable Bulk Business Mail   The following is a press release from the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Florida: January 17, 2008 Pensacola, Florida – Gregory R. Miller, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, and James B. Davis, Special Agent in Charge of the […]

Nine Louisiana Postal Employees Accused of Conspiring To Steal Mail

Jim Letten, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana announced Friday the indictments of nine postal employees for conspiracy to steal from the United States Mail. Among the indicted were: 52-year-old Timothy B. Dede 36-year-old Benson V. Dabney 53-year-old Clyde Lee Caston 33-year-old Louin Seabrook Jackson 44-year-old Kim Yvette Hester Martin 42-year-old Felicia […]

New USPS Voice of the Employee Survey?

From the Postal Service notice posted on Federal Business Opportunities website: The United States Postal Service (USPS) wishes to pre-qualify suppliers who can develop, implement, manage, and analyze information for a national Employee Engagement survey.  The purpose of this system is to provide an independent, periodic measure of the satisfaction levels of Postal Service employees.  Such a […]