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July 2010

July 31, 2010
How the U.S. Postal Service can really save itself
Washington Post -

OIG Audit Report – Flats Sequencing System: Program Status and Projected Cash Flow -

USPS Said No To White House on 5-Day Test
Dead Tree Edition -

The Strike That Couldn't Happen - Part One of Two - Also see The Strike That Couldn't Happen - Part 2 of 2 - APWU Communications at YouTube -

Panels vote to maintain six-day postal delivery schedule
GovExec.com -

Postal clerk gets year in prison - admits embezzling more than $240,000 -

July 30, 2010

U.S. Lawmakers Push to Block Postal Service Plan to Cut Saturday Delivery - Bloomberg -

APWU: Two Congressional Panels Support Six-Day Service -

Congressman Chaffetz Introduces Bill Designating 12 Postal Holidays -

Price increase can’t be only solution to shortfalls
E. Williams: USPS BOG Member -

Postal Service cannot survive as currently operating
Thomasson - To put it (USPS) on solid financial ground would take a willingness of the federal government to assume far more expense than is now the case to preserve an institution older than the country and to make drastic changes, including downsizing the work force dramatically and cutting deliveries even further than five days. -

Pay & Pension Checks: Going Down?
In order to avoid taking what amounts to a take-home pay cut next year, feds, postal workers and retirees are going to have to do some serious health insurance shopping starting in November. [PEN Ed: guess why this is happening?] -

Don't put all the blame on postal service workers -

House Ethics Subcommittee Unveils 13 Charges Against Congressman Rangel including conduct in violation of Postal Service laws and Franking Commission regulations -

Cremated Remains of Phoenix Woman -- Lost by U.S. Postal Service -- Recovered -

DMA Statement on Postal Service Rate Hike Request -

July 29, 2010
OSHA Fines USPS $420,000 For Violations at Vermont Facility -

APWU: Competing Interests, Diverging Views -

APWU: Arbitrator Issues Decision in Dispute Over Two-Tour Initiative -

The Nat. League of Postmasters informs us - "We are in receipt of a July 28, 2010, letter from Postal HQ stating effective immediately, all hiring, promotions and placement of non-bargaining employees at Headquarters, Areas and Districts are suspended until further notice. Selections received by COB 07/30/2010, will be processed by HR Shared Services but the postings have been placed on hold.  We are communicating with Headquarters for more information, updates will be provided as they become available." Click To Read Letter -

Some senators expected to block Postal Service's proposal to limit mail delivery - Washington Post -

Unusual bunch of foes to postal rate increase unites as Affordable Mail Alliance - Washington Post -

To increase revenue: USPS renews focus on employee engagement programs -

A retired postal employee faces five years in prison, a fine of $250,000 or both - A federal jury convicted Dennis M. Capriotti, 54, of Pittsford, of six counts of making false statements to the U.S. Department of Labor -

Access To Your USPS Official Personnel Folder -

TX mail carrier attacked on duty -

You and Your Cadillac Health Plan -

OIG Blog: Cast Your Vote via the Postal Service? -

July 28, 2010
Sen. Jon Tester says the lawmakers who oversee the budget of the post office will block a proposal to reduce mail deliveries to five days a week. -

The company you keep
Rag Content -

Mail carrier mauled by two pit bulls in Minneapolis -

Rural carrier killed by freight train -

Louisiana postal employee shot -

Arbitration Decision: USPS Failed to Give Full Consideration To Employee’s Request For Voluntary Transfer -

July 27, 2010
APWU: Locals Rally to Save Saturday Service -

Postal Employment in the Federal Government
Courier, Express, and Postal Observer -

Ex-postmaster charged with embezzlement -

The Biggest Threat to Direct Mail: The U.S. Postal Service -

For Intelligent Mail, Occasional Failure Is An Option
Dead Tree Edition -

Former postal employee well armed
An Auburndale man (former postal employee) accused of randomly shooting motorists along U.S. 92 had an additional 95 rounds of ammunition and a large knife in the backseat of his car, Polk County Sheriff's Office investigative reports show. -

Letter: Don’t tar all the postal employees -

Group asks Carper to help prevent postal rate hike -

Senator Collins states "As the author of the 2006 postal reform law, I completely agree with the Affordable Mail Alliance that the Postal Service's proposed exigent rate increases are not justified under law. "Let me be clear. The authority to increase rates under an exigent case can only be used in extreme and unforeseen instances - such as terrorist attacks, natural disasters, and other events that would cause significant and substantial disruptions in service. The law was not meant to be used to remedy poor economic performance or to offset an ongoing marketplace trend, such as the increased use of electronic over traditional mail." -

Also see: Mailer group wants postage rate request dismissed - Washington Post | DMA Files Motion to Dismiss USPS Postal Rate Hike Request -

Postal worker convicted of assault was accused before -

Post Office Admits Error in Sending Out Personal Information -

OIG Blog: Cast Your Vote via the Postal Service? -

July 26, 2010
Supervisor stabbed multiple times at Atlanta postal facility - A postal worker was arrested late Sunday night after allegedly attacking and stabbing a supervisor at a mail processing facility in northwest Atlanta.-

Putting the Subcommittee Vote in Context
Courier, Express, and Postal Observer -

APWU union member to Burrus "I would like the National Executive Board to reconsider its stance on participation in Voice of Employee surveys." -

US Postal Inspector In Maine Batting 1,000 -

Postal Service can save itself, learn from Kodak, GM -

Post Office Suddenly Shut Down -


July 25, 2010
NAPUS: Postal Subcommittee Overwhelmingly Approves Postal Retirement Equity Bill -

Tupelo voices: USPS decision 'stupid', 'wasteful' -

Plan to scrap Saturday mail delivery could hurt rural Americans most -

Heroic actions by postal carrier leads to two arrests -

July 24, 2010
Congressional Mandates Account for Most of Postal Service’s Recent Losses - Economic Policy Institute - by Frank Clemente and Tom Kiley - Loss of Saturday delivery puts 80,000 jobs at risk. This proposal could also harm businesses and consumers and accelerate customers’ migration away from physical mail delivery, harming the Postal Service’s financial condition. -

OIG: Revenue and Volume Increases Reported by USPS for Summer Sale May be Misleading -

The Complicated Economics of a Postal Increase
Wall Street Journal -

Former Rutland, VT postal clerk charged with mail theft -

Feds Question Supremacist For Threatening IL Carrier -

Letter Carrier Pleads Guilty to Stealing Public Money -

Former Franklin letter carrier given probation for drugs on Postal truck -

Black Postal Worker for the Tea Party -

July 23, 2010
How the U.S. Postal Service can save itself
Washington Post - The debate over potential changes at the U.S. Postal Service is like a fight over the dessert bar on the Titanic. Raising first-class postage rates and eliminating Saturday delivery won't matter much when the Postal Service hits the iceberg. -

If UPS can do it why can't the USPS
Courier, Express, and Postal Observer -

Baton Rouge USPS - United States (Lack of) Postal Service - YouTube Video -

APWU: Facts Don’t Lie: Chart Shows True Picture of Postal Service’s Financial Health -

USPS said its drivers can't make left-hand turns, which is why it is denying home delivery to some people who live on a busy street in Griswold, CT -

What would you give up? (to save USPS)
Your Postal Blog -

Fed up mailman sues after being attacked by dog, twice -

Heat sends mail carrier to the hospital -

July 22, 2010
USPS CSRS Reform Clears First Hurdle -

USPS Positioned for a strong finish in FY 2010? -

Getting compensation shouldn't be so hard for federal workers hurt on the job - Washington Post -

Account Management
GovExec.com -

Mailman Accused Of Using Cocaine To Be Sentenced -

Reward offered in mailbox blasts -

A former part-time Iowa letter carrier accused of mailing dud pipe bombs and threatening letters to investment firms and others to scare them into forcing up stock prices asked a federal judge Wednesday to allow him to represent himself. -

Post Office employee from Bridgewater charged with stealing mail -

How New USPS Periodical Content Rules will Affect Publishers -

Meet Your Postmasters initiative aims to improve customer experience -

July 21, 2010
Postal worker murder investigation leads St. Louis County police to Mississippi -

Princeville, IL man charged in attack on mail carrier -

Postal Service emphasizes value of catalogs to Internet retailers - DM News -

Markup of USPS Retiree Benefits Bill
Courier, Express, and Postal Observer - On July 21st at 1:30 pm, the House Federal Workforce, Postal Service and District of Columbia Subcommittee of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hold a mark-up of H.R. 5746, United States Postal Service's CSRS Obligation Modification Act of 2010. -

Video: Postal worker delivers mail, saves lives
Washington Post -

Oran, MO man sentenced to 5 years probation for destroying mail -

Former mail-processing clerk gets probation for opening letter -

APWU: Join the Fight to Make Wall Street Pay! -

H. R. 5746
To amend the provisions of title 5, United States Code, relating to the methodology for calculating the amount of any Postal surplus or supplemental liability under the Civil Service Retirement System. -

July 20, 2010
Postal Service worksharing outgrows its intention
Mohammad Adra is the Assistant Inspector General, Risk Analysis Research Center in the Office of Inspector General at the Postal Service. His office found that worksharing has grown within the Postal Service so much that the program might need to be changed. -

Bloat? What Bloat? Postal Service Tells Mailers
Dead Tree Edition -

Update from the U.S. Postal Service -

Citizens Against Reckless Middle-Class Abuse (CARMA)

Claims against USPS exec expose clash of public-private rules - Federal Times -

OIG Blog: Making “Sorry We Missed You” a Thing of the Past -

APWU: Union Praises House Bill To Restore USPS Financial Stability -

Black Postal Workers Brace For Proposed Cuts
National Public Radio -

Return to Sender: Stolen Mail Truck Ditched, Suspect Arrested - Letter Carrier Carjacked While Making His Rounds -

July 19, 2010
Mail loss could sting S.D.
Argus Leader: Dropping Saturday service would hit rural areas especially hard -

Public trusts post office, not Justice Dept. according to survey - Atlanta Journal-Constitution -

Wrinkles found in Postal Service pact
Washington Times - When the U.S. Postal Service's top marketing officer agreed to hire Goldman Sachs nearly two years ago without a written contract, top executives inside postal headquarters scrambled to make the unauthorized deal square with postal procurement rules. -

USPS Sunday Funnies Stamp Series Debut -

Six postal workers decontaminated at the Bulk Mail Distribution Center in Indian Orchard section of Springfield -

OSHA Launches New Whistleblower Protection Site
AFL-CIO Blog - www.whistleblowers.gov -

Maryland lawmakers say they want answers by Monday from the U.S. Postal Service about its plans for an Easton processing center
Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Benjamin Cardin and Rep. Frank Kratovil say they will file Freedom of Information Act requests or ask the Senate Government Affairs Committee to intervene if the information isn't received by Monday. The lawmakers say proposed cuts could significantly affect a half million Eastern Shore residents. -

July 18, 2010
What Your Mail Services Won't Tell You
Wall Street Journal -

East Cleveland resident asks court to block change at post office -

July 17, 2010
Postal worker: I don't have to answer to Chicago cops
Neither rain, nor sleet, nor gloom of night . . . maybe. But the Chicago Police can, indeed, stay at least one courier from the swift completion of his appointed rounds. -

Fixing the Retirement Liability Calculation
Courier, Express, and Postal Observer -

T-6 carrier charged with stealing mail -

Postal services stuck at a crossroad -

July 16, 2010

Rep. Lynch Introduces Legislation to Correct CSRS Retirement Funding Obligation by USPS - Also see eNAPUS Newsletter on this topic -

Letter to TC Palm: U.S. Postal Service's operating deficit is the union's fault -

Lawmakers Demanding Answers On Easton Postal Study -

Man armed with handgun robs Atlantic County post office -

A 8-Point Plan to Save the Postal Service
Courier, Express, and Postal Observer -

Six-Day Delivery Supporters Finally Speak Up To PRC
Dead Tree Edition - What a difference a month makes! More than 92% of the comments submitted to the Postal Regulatory Commission in June regarding the number of mail delivery days favored six-day delivery. -

USPS buffeted by technology, weak economy
Pacific Business News -

Senate OKs 'Go, Cubs, Go' Musician Post Office -

APWU: Union Urges Affected Workers To Complete NRP Questionnaire -

What if Congress does nothing on September 30?
Rag Content - The postal fiscal year is quickly drawing to a close. September 30 will be here before we know it and so will a $5.6 billion bill from the U.S. Treasury to the USPS. -

July 15, 2010
Why Offer 30% Discounts on a 'Money-Losing' Product? Tough Question #3 For USPS - Dead Tree Edition -

The next time you see an American flag flying half-staff on a U.S. Postal Service facility, it just might signify the further demise of our nation’s once-proud post office - Tribune Democrat -

Cutting Delivery One Day a Week
Courier, Express, and Postal Observer -

July 14, 2010
Chicago resident sentenced to federal prison for buying USPS stamps on closed bank accounts -

USPS mailman sues homeowner over lack of stair rail -

Union rep fights postal changes
Kevin Boyer is a hulking man with tattoo-covered arms, a shaved head and a bushy goatee. But this Harley rider gets downright emotional when the subject turns to the future of the U.S. Postal Service. “I don’t want this to be a career that lasts until I retire,” he said. “I want it to be here long after I’m gone.”  -

Congressman Dennis Kucinich leads way to honor postal worker killed on the job -

Postal Service: Cut delivery, don't hike rates -

Postal Service tech investigated for selling $500K worth of stolen government goods on eBay -

Rasmussen Reports: 68% Favor Cut in Mail Delivery To Keep Stamp Prices Down -

Future of U.S. Postal Service
C-Span Video - Ruth Goldway talked about the future of the U.S. Postal Service, and she responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. -

APWU: More Hypocrisy as Big Mailers Decry Rate Hike -

Akron: Mail carrier saves life during route, for second time -

Woman pleads guilty in theft of cash and stamps -


July 13, 2010
Another USPS Fine: OSHA Proposes $272,000 In Fines Against USPS at Capitol Heights, Md., Facility -

USPS rate increase not the answer -

Mold Problem Stops Mail Delivery -

Backers Give ‘Son of Sam’ Image Makeover -

OIG Blog: New Business Mail Acceptance and Verification Process - Friend or Foe? -

July 12, 2010
Second Postmaster Sentenced -

PRC Chair: Magazines Have Been Under-Paying Postage
Min Online -

TRIBlive reports - "At least Robert Bernstock no longer is president of shipping and mailing for the U.S. Postal Service. An executive who reportedly did outside business on USPS' dime, steered no-bid contracts to former corporate buddies and had postal staff make arrangements for private travel is no asset -- especially to such a financially strapped organization." -

Nearly 200 Pitney Bowes employees in Atlanta will lose their jobs, the mail processing and information technology firm announced Monday, apparent victims of U.S. Postal Service consolidation. -

Should Businesses Be Run Like the Post Office?
The New Republic: the post office doesn’t get the credit it deserves. -

Community pharmacists call fears of postal cuts ‘overstated’ -

Secretary Locke and U.S. Postmaster General Potter Sign Agreement to Boost Exports -

Senator John Thune says the post office should look to cut overhead and day-to-day operational costs first -

Carla I. LaGreca v. U.S. Postal Service
A PEN reader informed us of this MSPB decision. Apparently the MSPB appellant, LaGreca, was held responsible for errors made by her representative Debby Szeredy. Szeredy is a candidate for APWU Clerk Division Director. -

Postal Commentator, Murray Comarow, Questions PRC Chairman's Remarks Regarding Five-Day Delivery -

The U.S. Postal Service is under a congressional mandate to be self-sufficient. Unfortunately, while Congress wants the post office to act like a business, it has widely restricted its ability to act like one. - Lansing State Journal -

July 11, 2010
Split over ending mail on Saturdays -

12-year-old boy taken to hospital via helicopter after being struck by mail truck -

Postmaster Receives Five Years Probation -

Post Office: Radical surgery needed -

Postal Service exec prone to excess -

July 10, 2010
Postal Service Gets Break, Union Officials Get Paid, Workers Get Shafted -

Shifting position on driving for mail carriers
Postal Service defends operating vehicle from passenger seat as legal for carriers, but even judge finds practice surprising. -

USPS paints Social Networking as a big fat ruse -

Postal Service Rated Among Best in Diversity -

“The Decision Part II”
Big Fat Marketing Blog -

Washington Briefs: Postal rate hikes will cost jobs
Phoenix Business Journal -

Major Mailers Go Ballistic Over Rate Increase -

USPS May Split Role of Letter Carrier By Creating "100% Street" Routes - Dead Tree Edition -

From PostCom - "This Week In Postal".........the latest podcast posted now! "Mad as hell!!" -

Deficit hawks take aim at Postal Service -

July 09, 2010
Does Anyone At USPS HQ Listen To What They Are Saying? -

Labor Department jolts Postal Service over electrical work-safety violations - Washington Post -

Postal hike not a solution
Journal Standard -

The Portland Press Herald says "Let other firms compete with postal service" -
PEN Ed: Here's just one of their incorrect statements -  "...(USPS) is a system built to handle 300 billion pieces of mail a year that is currently handling 170 billion. That seems like a lot, but considering that package and message delivery services like FedEx and UPS handle more (???), and could certainly pick up letter delivery as well, the postal monopoly seems more than a bit antiquated." -

Gay postal worker can now cover her partner under her health insurance coverage - Also see Federal gay marriage ban is ruled unconstitutional -

USPS Management’s Grievance Strategy: Defer and Delay -

NALC says fixing pension errors will solve USPS' financial woes -

Va. Congressman Gerry Connolly joined Federal News Radio today to discuss the USPS OIG report that found $75 billion in overpayments. -

Department of Labor Safety Complaint Underscores Widespread, Systemic Violations -

Sen. Grassley says cutting Tuesday mail delivery might be an option -

U.S. Mail Monopoly Wants Rate Hike
Tad DeHaven - Cato Institute
PEN Ed: Just passing it on folks. -

Which will it be, unions: pensions or jobs?

PEOPLE v. DISANDRO (a rural carrier)
It seems the carrier was given a ticket for speeding and having her vehicle loaded with too much stuff (mail?). -

What a mess the USPS has made with a combo filing
Rag Content -

July 08, 2010
Former OK postmaster sentenced in thefts
A former Tonkawa, OK postmaster was sentenced to five years of probation and 180 days of home confinement Wednesday for stealing money produced by stamp sales. -

Oversight body to make decision on Postal Service rate changes by October 4 - DM News -

The U.S. Postal Service’s Financial Condition: Overview and Issues for Congress - Congressional Research Service via PostCom -

USPS Asks to Eliminate Saturday Delivery; Congress Still Has Questions - Institute for Research for On The Economics of Taxation -

Netflix Supports Proposed Postal Rate Hike
Home Media Magazine -

PRC to Review Postal Service Exigent Rate Adjustment -

OIG: First-Class and Standard Mail Workshare Discounts -

Walmart vs the U.S. Post Office
When business slows a bit at Walmart, the giant retailer typically drops prices to help get customer traffic in the stores back up. On the other hand, the U.S. Post Office has a very different strategy. When its customers go elsewhere and losses mount, the Post Office raises prices. -

NY Judge Extends Hold on Mail-Order Cigarette Law  -

USPS price change request expected to generate $3 billion in FY 2012 - Source: USPS -

How Postal Rate Hikes Foretell America’s Future
U.S. News -

Talkin’ about the box: PO Boxes offer revenue opportunities - Source: USPS -

OIG Blog: Is the Price Right? -

Labor demands USPS reform electrical safety
Federal News Radio -

Postal Service fires back over Florida Times-Union story -

Inflated Federal Pay: How Americans Are Overtaxed to Overpay the Civil Service - The Heritage Foundation (PEN Ed: who else would it be) -

U.S. Postal Service Wants Some Change
NBC Washington -

July 07, 2010
Senator Carper Statement Regarding USPS Price Increase -

Pay, Pensions Facing Firing Squad?
Federal News Radio -

So Much For Encouraging Publishers To Mail Efficiently
Dead Tree Edition -

Price Changes Coming and New Forever Stamp -

Is The FSS A Boondoggle? Tough Question #2 For The USPS  - Dead Tree Edition -

Postage increase would prompt changes for poor, nonprofits in Utah -

Affordable Mail Alliance: Proposed Stamp Price Increase is a “Tax” Hike - Political Hotsheet - Postal Affairs Blog -

USA Today tells us - Sen. Susan Collins, the ranking Republican on the committee that oversees the agency, said, "The Postal Service's plans to hike rates so substantially … may well produce a death spiral of fewer customers and ever declining volume." -

July 06, 2010
US Department of Labor Files Worker Safety Complaint Against USPS - The U.S. Department of Labor’s solicitor today filed a complaint against the U.S. Postal Service for electrical work safety violations. The complaint, which asks the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission to order USPS to correct electrical violations at 350 facilities, marks the first time the department has sought enterprise-wide relief as a remedy. -

Postal Service to Seek January 2011 Price Change U.S. Postal Service Proposes 2-Cent Rise for First-Class Mail | Post office announces new rate increase | Group calls U.S. postal rate increase a 'tax hike' | Request by USPS to PRC -

OIG Audit Report – Grievance Settlements and Payments | Also see OIG Audit Report – Flats Sequencing System Operational Issues -

OIG Report says the Los Angeles District "used approximately 26 minutes more per day than the national average for each carrier route, as compared to the standard for that route. -

Huntington Council, Administration Supports Local Postal Workers -

McConnell v. U.S. Postal Service, EEOC Case
NRP Class Action: Representing Workers Affected by the USPS National Reassessment Process -

More union disclosure woes
Politico - ...from the start of 2005 to the most recent filing for the first quarter of 2010, the letter carriers union has omitted the required list of “specific lobbying issues” on its forms. Also see Second Labor Union Failed to Disclose Lobbying Activities -

Sides Form Over Threat to Saturday Mail Service
New York Times - Dissension over ending Saturday mail delivery -

Cash-strapped post office announcing plans for rate increase, likely to top inflation rate -

July 05, 2010
"What About Bernstock?" And Other Tough Questions for Postal Execs - Dead Tree Edition -

OIG: Workforce Flexibility - Would it Work for the Postal Service? -

US Postal Service - Office of Inspector General Where?
Guy Nohrenberg -

U.S. Postal Service considering drastic changes in wake of reduced mail use -

A Prospective Raise in Postal Rates Riles Magazines
N.Y. Times -

Nat. League of Cities Weighs in on Postal Service Cost Cuts -

Postal employee received $840 for her energy bills
An Illinois U.S. Postal Service employee earning $80,000 per year reported zero income and received $840 for her energy bills. “Times are tough and I needed the money,” she told investigators in the GAO report. She saw “long lines” of applicants and wanted the “free money.” -

July 04, 2010
The President of the National League of Postmasters
has said "...my testimony focused on post offices, their importance to America’s communities and the misconception that they are primarily retail “outlets”. Read his testimony -

USPS The Household Diary Study 2009: Mail Uses & Attitudes in FY 2009 (4.19 MB) - Release date: 7.02.2010 - The purpose of this report is to measure the mail sent and received by U.S. households, provide a means to track household mail trends over time, and make comparisons of mail use between different types of households. -

Cutting Saturday mail service could hurt remote areas most - Honolulu Star-Advertiser -

Safety issue divides town, post office
Selectmen and the U.S. Postal Service have started a debate about whose safety is more important: the person walking to the mailbox or the carrier delivering the mail. -

July 03, 2010
Replace a broken USPS
Washington Times by W. L. JOHNSON - Commander, Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps (retired) -

PRC Affirms USPS Overpaid $50 Billion to Retirement Fund OPM Must Reconsider Calculations -

John P. Sanchez v. United States Postal Service
MSPB finds problems with the USPS National Reassessment Process (NRP) - says USPS must try harder to find work for partially recovered injured employees. Also see: Luna v. USPS | Vazquez v. USPS -

5 Day, No Way -

Could the Postal Service Lose its Niche in Parcel Delivery? - Courier, Express, and Postal Observer -

The New Quad/Graphics Still Has The Blues -- and Soul, Too - Dead Tree Edition - I realize this is not exactly a postal story, but note the irony of when Quad's stock will start trading publicly. -

Postal Service to Announce Price Changes
Postal Affairs Blog -

July 02, 2010
Postal boss (Bernstock) was not sent packing
Washington Times - "I've moved on and the Postal Service has moved on," Mr. Bernstock said. - Also see Report says USPS exec did outside work -

Is the Postal Service owed $50B or $75B?
Washington Post -

Slowly out of sorts: Lima postal center phase-out begins
July 01 marks the beginning of the end for the Postal Service's Lima processing center and its more than 80 jobs. -

Mail Handler Charged With Theft of Mail and Opening of Mail By a Postal Employee

“Those who don't remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” - Rag Content -

Rural carrier associate enters 'not guilty' plea -

Alaska and Hawaii Senators Disappointed that No Field Hearings on Postal Service Five-Day Delivery Proposal Will Be Held in Their States -

APWU: Unemployment Compensation And The National Reassessment Process (NRP) -

Keep 6 Day Delivery
Portland-Area Postal Workers Protest Prospect of Five-day Mail Week | Medford postal workers rally against eliminating Saturday service | Area postal workers picket plan to eliminate Saturday delivery -

July 01, 2010
Federal Times says USPS should pay billions less into pension -

The Washington Times states that "the former $232,500-per-year president of shipping and mailing for the U.S. Postal Service (Bernstock) regularly worked on outside corporate business while in the office, even enlisting his postal staff to schedule meetings and arrange for his private travel, postal investigators have found. (PEN Ed: If they would research this they could possibly find many others doing this same thing) - Also see Washington Post article and  DM News article -

Sen. Carper Statement on PRC Report Identifying $50 Billion Discrepancy in Retirement Benefits Paid to Former Postal Employees -

Same-sex partners of federal workers (including postal employees) can start applying for benefits next month -

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July 31, 2010
- Post office armed robbery suspect arrested
- Full Service Assessments - Postal Affairs Blog
- Keep Saturday delivery
- 3,000 Will Be Out Of Work Following Court Ruling That Bans Mailing of Cigarettes
- Former Postal Worker Sentenced for Stealing Gift Cards from the Mail

July 30, 2010
- Ex-postal clerk from Rolla MO admits stealing from Postal Service
- Craig Postal Service employees have mixed reaction to Saturday proposal
- Country’s oldest mail carrier retires at 91
- Postal price increase is a bad idea at bad time
- Postal worker gets probation
- Brother of Postal Worker Arrested in His Death
- Pueblo Post Office Worker Accused Of Stealing Money

July 29, 2010
- Mail now slower than Pony Express
- Keep the mail coming six days a week
- Judge could wait until October to rule on East Cleveland post office dispute
- Postal Service asked to deliver six pounds of pot to 'Grandma Henderson'

July 28, 2010
- 2:30 a.m. fire at mail facility in Jersey City forces evacuation and damages some mail
- Post office robbed in Newton, MS
- Letter: Congress needs to return Postal Service funds
- Mail Carriers Jump Through Hoops and Over Lakes

July 27, 2010
- Will post office make Wilt Chamberlain a man of letters?
- Post office naming causes trouble in paradise
- PostalOne! Mail.dat Outage - Postal Affairs Blog
- Taxing Health Premiums, FSAs?
- USPS pitches print catalogs
- APWU: Convention Resolutions Updated

July 26, 2010
- Postal cutback could deliver rural problem

July 25, 2010
- Internet company sees future in snail mail
- A 'Brown Bailout' for UPS is more like a FedEx shackling

July 24, 2010
- Postal carrier rushes to girl's rescue
- Newspapers protest loss of Saturday mail delivery
- UPDATE: Pit Bulls Bite Huntington Postal Workers
- USPS to offer incentives to boost saturation, high-density mail
- New Flag postmaster gets baptism by fire
- USPS Cuts Energy Use by Trillions of BTUs since 2005

July 23, 2010
- Postage Protest
- USPS Outages and Patches - Postal Affairs Blog
- OSHA: U.S. Postal Service Not Delivering on Safety at Capitol Heights Facility
- Affordable Mail Alliance Communication - Postal Affairs Blog

July 22, 2010
- Tupelo mail processing will go to Memphis
- Residents of Flushing Fighting for Post Office
- Postal Delay Called 'Step in the Right Direction'

July 21, 2010
- Does using TSP to pay off loan exempt one from taxes?
- Decision on Easton Postal Facility Delayed Until Jan. 2011
- Letter arrives 73 years later
- Postal workers picket to preserve Saturday service

July 20, 2010
- There Is No Way To Escape The USPS Upsell
- Louisville Postmaster Injured In Skydiving Accident

July 19, 2010
- Postal rate hike bad idea - Joplin Globe

July 18, 2010
- Opinion: Postmaster General is sabotaging Postal Service

July 17, 2010
- Through Rain, Sleet, Snow, Lifesaving
- LA letter carrier recovering from pit-bull attack
- Another View: Private firms will never provide the service that post office does
- This Week In Postal Latest Podcast

July 16, 2010
- Editorial: Post office can save cash, but only if Congress acts -
Cool Jobs: Postmaster offers refuge for hikers - Also see: Cool Jobs: USPS preserves stamps in cave
- Postal service offering reward for arrest after employee hurt in Hamilton Township robbery attempt

July 15, 2010
- UK dyslexic postal worker fined for dumping mail because he couldn’t read addresses
- Two ways to stamp out postal woes

July 14, 2010
- Postal Service still studying moving Green Bay mail handling to Oshkosh
- U.S. Postal Service Sustainability Officer Talks to CEIL About Green Activities
- Residents, representatives protest changes at East Cleveland post office
- The mail must go through: carrier back on the job after being struck by tree
- Postal policy could fix mistaken identity

July 13, 2010
- Editorial: Post office needs long-term solution
- Proposal would continue postal pest searches
- Mail Service Interrupted by Flooding

July 12, 2010
- APWU: Convention Resolutions Now Posted
- Postal Service, Commerce Department Expand Strategic Partnership
- Postal Workers picket to address concerns over cutting Saturday delivery
- Feeling the postal pain -
- Thomaston Postal worker arrested for forgery

July 11, 2010
- Postal Plight: Is an end to Saturday deliveries part of solution?
- Former Kenoshan delivers the mail ... in Guam

July 10, 2010
- So. Ill. postal worker gets probation for stealing items from mail
- Proposals abound to bail out our mail
- Postal Worker Sentenced

July 09, 2010
- Former Postal Worker Accused Of Stealing Thousands
- Mail carriers can't park in handicap spot
- Suitcase Prompts Bomb Scare At Post Office
- Federal Pay Gravy Train
- Delivery problems: No Alaska hearing to consider end of Saturday postal service

July 08, 2010
- APWU: OSHA Fines USPS For Safety Violations at Southern MD P&DC
- USPS Proposes 5.6% Rate Hike; Mailer Group Opposes Exigent Case
- The Exigent Rate Case: Rethinking Price Regulation

July 07, 2010
- USPS Plans Rate Hike For Magazines
- Postal employees in Easton, MD are waiting on pins and needles to see if jobs will be moved out the area

July 06, 2010
- Post office plans to announce new rate increase
- Restoring the Past for Future Generations

July 05, 2010
- 15-year-old letter found at LeRoy post office
- Two Cedartown Post Office employees get physical

July 04, 2010
- Southwest Atlanta post office robbed

July 03, 2010
- NALC Activist Alert
- Big idea #5: Establish a third kind of mail
- Alburtis residents say 'no' to P.O. box fee
- Chesterfield post office flying flag illegally

July 02, 2010
- USPS loses billions of dollars due to excessive pension contributions - GovExec.com -
- Full Service Intelligent Mail Series - Full Service ACS - Postal Affairs Blog

July 01, 2010
- Ex DeKalb County Postal Worker Indicted For Stealing Mail
- Blighted Farmington Post Office plans clean-up



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