VA data breach may have affected more than 4,000 veterans

A Veterans Affairs Department data breach may have put at risk the personal information of more than 4,000 veterans, VA Chief Information Officer Roger Baker said Wednesday. That is nearly twice the number of potentially affected vets VA said last week were eligible for credit monitoring because of the breach. The information, including Social Security […]

NAPS Letters to Groups regarding USPS Veterans Preference Policies

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF POSTAL SUPERVISORS January 5, 2012 Mr. Fang Wong National Commander American Legion Post Office Box 1055 Indianapolis IN 46206   Dear Commander Fong, National Headquarters 1727 KlNG STREET, SUlTE 400 ALEXANDRIA, VA 22314-2753 Phone (703) 836-9660 As an organization that represents the interests of our nation’s veterans, we would like to bring […]

Two Kentucky Mail Carriers Admit Stealing Prescriptions Mailed To Veterans

FRANKFORT — The U.S. Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General jointly announced today that two U.S. mail carriers have admitted to stealing mail packages containing prescription pills. Pamela J. Hawkins, 40, pleaded guilty today to theft of mail matter and in a separate case, James Carter, 40, pleaded guilty to […]

NALC Video Ad: Letter Carrier veterans—Their service never ended

Neither should yours. About one-quarter of letter carriers have served in the military. Your carrier might be one of them. Of the 280,000 members of the National Association of Letter Carriers, about 70,000 are veterans of the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines or Coast Guard, including recent service in Iraq and Afghanistan. This Veterans Day, […]

Unions, Veterans Tell House Committee: Vote No on Issa-Ross Postal Bill

[view full sized – PDF] The APWU has united with a prominent veterans’ organization and other postal unions to urge members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to vote no on H.R. 2309 when the committee deliberates on Oct. 13. [Click here for live Webcast – committee deliberations begin at 10:30 a.m.]

Letter: Issa Postal Reform Bill Will Put Many Americans Out of Work Including Military Vets

Letter To Congressman Darrell Issa from postal employee Guy Nohrenberg Rep. Darrell Issa June 23, 2011 Money is being taken from the US Postal Service as a hidden additional Tax. The wealthiest Congressman in History continues his terrorist attack on the US Postal Service through trying to add an additional government bill, “The Postal Reform […]

Michigan Postal worker surrenders allegations of stealing Vets drugs from mail

Flat Rock, Michigan  A former postal carrier voluntarily surrendered to police Friday morning on an arrest warrant for allegedly stealing prescription drug parcels from the mail.The carrier, 51, resigned from her job after an interview with agents in May, according to Scott Pierce, deputy special agent in charge of the U.S. Postal Service’s Office of […]

USPS Settles Class Action Discrimination Lawsuit Filed For Disabled Veterans

According to Hill vs Potter : Clarence Hill filed a class complaint alleging that the Postal Service discriminated against him and all disabled veteran applicants by making improper pre-employment medical inquiries. On February 18, 2011, Judge Davi named Corey Baskerville, Zedrick Jenkins,and Frank Vander Haar as additional Class Agents. Clarence Hill has not agreed to […]

Guffey Encourages Postal Veterans To Spread the Word About New Job Opportunities

APWU Web News Article 066-2011, June 1, 2011 APWU President Cliff Guffey is encouraging postal workers who have served in the armed forces to reach out to fellow veterans and encourage them to take advantage of new hiring opportunities. “The APWU negotiated a Collective Bargaining Agreement that will create thousands of new employment opportunities for […]

Employers Can Be Held Liable For Discriminating Against Employees Using Military Leave

Recently PostalReporter posted information about Richard Erickson, a distribution Clerk  fired from his position at Fort Myers Processing and Distribution Center (Fort Myers, Florida). Erickson filed an MSPB appeal under Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA), asserting that he was improperly removed because of his military service and requesting that he […]