New Orleans postal worker pleads guilty to tax fraud – A former New Orleans postal worker pleaded guilty on February 6, 2015 to tax fraud in a Baton Rouge courtroom, admitting she stole personal information and then fraudulently filed state tax returns for more than $16,000, announced Attorney General Buddy Caldwell.
CTV Vancouver: Thieves target new mailboxes
The end of Canada Post’s door-to-door service has introduced a new problem in Surrey, B.C.: a rise in community mailbox break-ins. Thieves have apparently figured out how to break into Canada Post’s supposedly high-security “superboxes,” leaving residents’ mail vulnerable.
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Video: Postal Service investigates mail tossed into ravine
NORFOLK (AP) – U.S. Postal Service officials are investigating an incident in which a Norfolk man reported a letter carrier threw trash bags full of mail into a ravine.
POCATELLO, Idaho – Several postal workers at Pocatello’s Flandro Drive processing center tell Local News 8 they received letters Thursday warning of possible “involuntary reassignment” to other positions within the postal service. read more
Mail delays detrimental, Tucson business leaders say
February 5, 2015 – Arizona Daily Star – Tucson business leaders said they are experiencing significant delays in mail delivery since the U.S. Postal Service changed its service standards Jan. 5. The service change is part of the second phase of the Postal Service’s effort to consolidate 82 facilities — including Tucson’s main processing station Read more
Investing in employees will help the Postal Service meet the nation’s changing delivery needs, PMG Megan Brennan says.
“We need to provide you with greater flexibility to resolve problems and improve the way we operate,” Brennan says in her first video message to employees since becoming PMG Feb. 1.
PMG Brennan announces Executive Leadership Team
Leadership, organizational update
PMG Brennan aims to continue USPS momentum - See more
Senator Tester tells PMG Megan Brennan USPS service standards are a disaster
January 29, 2015 (U.S. SENATE)-Senator Jon Tester today met incoming Postmaster General Megan Brennan for the first time to discuss strengthening the Postal Service and the need to improve delivery standards in rural states like Montana.
Tester emphasized the Postal Service’s delivery standards have become a disaster for USPS and for the Montana families that rely on the Postal Service to deliver medication, election ballots and ultimately, to stay connected. He also voiced the need to reform funding of the Postal Service’s employees’ retiree health benefits to maximize returns and limit the waste of current funds.
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USPS $450 million maintenance management contract awarded to Jones Lang LaSalle Americas
The United States Postal Service awards contract for nationwide facilities services.
The contract was awarded to Jones Lang LaSalle Americas (JLL), located in Chicago, IL. The initial contract is for a two (2)-year base period and up to four (4) – two (2) year renewal option periods.
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.”