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March 2015 News

March 24, 2015
Video: Chicago postal worker fatally shot on his way to work
- PEN

Columbus, OH Man Sentenced For Attacking Postal Worker, Stealing Package Full Of Pot - WBNS-10TV

New York letter carriers help expose crime ring - PEN

North Carolina rural carrier helps rescue stroke victim - PEN

Mail hauler convicted of stealing gift cards, cash - Green Bay Press-Gazette

USPS: Employee idea generates $820,000 in revenue - PEN

House Budget Committee Takes Aim at Federal and Postal Employees and Retirees - NAPUS news via PEN

USPS: New software being deployed nationally - PEN

Sticker Day Set for Thursday, March 26 - APWU

Supposedly deceased crook got a North Carolina driver’s license and birth certificate using the name of a former New York postal worker - Faked death scheme - Washington Post

March 23, 2015
APWU Setting the Record Straight
- PEN

Nonprofit Mailers Scramble, Again, to Fight Postal-Rate Increases - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Network Consolidation: It Takes Two … Phases - Office of Inspector General

Epic Fail for the Postal Service: The wrong model and the wrong BOG - Save the Post Office

Video: OK Carrier Throws Package Then Jogs Around LLV - Strange Behavior - PEN

USPS Sees Big Opportunity in New Ecommerce Delivery Options - eCommerce Bytes

STREET BEAT: Mail at issue in Norton - The Sun Chronicle

Postal Service looks to repurpose Stewart sort center - Mid-Hudson News

March 22, 2015
Dog owner, mail carrier settle suit over attack
- The Register-Guard

Indiana post office worker accused of throwing away mail - NW Indiana Times

A former postal worker is alleging that preferential treatment of Amazon packages by the United State Postal Service is part of a larger trend toward valuing corporate partners over regular citizens. - Daily Caller

March 21, 2015
Video: 2 sought in postal carrier robberies in Coral Springs, Tamarac FL
- PEN

Pair who robbed, beat postal worker facing hard fed time - Boston Herald

Video: Tucson to see new mailboxes that thwart thieves - PEN

Twenty years later: Montclair looks back at Watchung Plaza Post Office shooting - NorthJersey.com

Alabama carrier, 60, jailed on child porn charge after taking computer for repairs - AL.com

Former postal worker gets probation for tossing mail off bridge - Newsday

March 20, 2015
Postal Inspectors Offer Reward For Armed Robber
- CBS Miami

Congresswoman Barbara Lee proposes moratorium on sale of historic post offices - Save the Post Office

Hanover, PA postal carrier charged with destruction of mail - Hanover Evening Sun

Do you think reducing the window hours at selected post offices will generate the savings the POStPlan proposed now that it is fully implemented? - Office of Inspector General

Making Mailers Pay for USPS Mistakes - Intelisent Postal Affairs Blog

Video: Detroit postal worker attacked while trying to break up a fight - PEN

Postal Service worker charged with stealing post office keys, trying to make copies - NW Georgia News

Who Remembers the Nationwide Postal Wildcat Strike of 1970 (and Why Does That Matter)? - Save the Post Office

APWU: Join the Post Office Lowdown! - PEN

The Village residents tired of postal problems - KOCO Oklahoma City

Deputy Postmaster General's Use of Data (PDF) - Audit - OIG

APWU: Forever T-Shirt, Glover Poster Available

March 19, 2015
Former Virginia NALC President Sentenced For Embezzlement - 1 Year Probation, $7,649 Restitution
- PEN

USPS expands grocery delivery test - PEN

ELM Revision: FERS Revised Annuity Employees (RAE) - Postal Bulletin 22411 - Also from PB 22411 see: ELM Revision: FERS Further Revised Annuity Employee

APWU: Robin Hood to the Rescue! - PEN

Union notified of suspicious parcel addressed to the President of the United States - NPMHU news via PEN

Video: Oklahoma letter carrier accused of stealing mail from elderly residents - PEN

Postal Service Policy on Workplace Harassment - Postal Bulletin 22411

USPS Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement - Postal Bulletin 22411

USPS Ends Support for Click-N-Ship for Business App - eCommerce Bytes

April Postal Increases Worry Nonprofit Magazine Publishers - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Mail carrier credited for warning 911 about fire, helping save woman - Lubbock Online

Careywood, Idaho, residents fight for local post office - Spokesman

Mail woes continue in Mountain Lakes - New Jersey Hills  - The Citizen News

Report: The Secret Service knows who sent an envelope to the White House believed to contain cyanide - Business Insider

March 18, 2015
Video: Carrier Robbed In Valdosta, Georgia
- PEN

PRC Again Remands Price Adjustments Back To USPS - Standard Mail, Periodicals, and Package Services Products Affected - PEN

Video: Carrier and Customers Protect Mail From Burning LLV - PEN

USPS Chief Marketing officer Manabe to leave Postal Service - Linns

USPS: Customers testing larger mailboxes - PEN

Texas postal worker indicted on drug delivery charge - Waco Tribune

Who owns the Postal Service? - Save the Post Office

NALC: House budget ‘plan’? Cut letter carrier pay (again) - PEN

Video: Carrier springs into action after customer falls - PEN

Could Global Ecommerce Give the Postal Service a Lifeline? - eCommerce Bytes

Former postal employee sentenced for taking coupons from mail - WGRZ TV

Rural mail carrier says losing leg doesn’t slow her down - Northwest Florida Daily News

2 injured after crash involving U.S. Postal truck - Chicago Tribune - Also see: Postal Worker Airlifted From Scene of Crash

Video: Vandals Damage Postal Vehicles - PEN

Obama selects Crawford, Miller For USPS Board of Governors - PEN

Honoring the Heroes of the Great Postal Strike - APWU

March 17, 2015
Video: Community thanks beloved mailman with notes, money for trip to Hawaii
- PEN

PMG Brennan Pledges to Keep Mail Relevant - NAPUS news via PEN

NPMHU URGES PARTICIPATION IN THE GRAND ALLIANCE - PEN

2 letter carriers plead guilty to delivering marijuana - The Washington Post

Postal Service looks to improve on 9 miles per gallon in mail trucks - Phys.org

Middle-Class Betrayal? Why Working Hard Is No Longer Enough in America - NBC News

Demanding Answers from the Postal Service - Taxpayers Protection Alliance

Wichita postal worker attacked by dog

March 16, 2015
Postal Workers Plead Guilty To Drug Distribution Conspiracy
- CBS Baltimore

Mailbox rivalry goes postal - The Fence Post

APWU: United Mine Workers Adopt ‘Stop Staples’ Resolution - PEN

Jersey City man charged with robbing Bayonne mailman - NJ.com

Des Moines Post Office faces thousands in fines for safety violations - Radio Iowa

Customer Connect program nears $2 billion in revenue - PEN

Lost since 1969: Topsham man’s water bill returned after 46 years in postal limbo - Bangor Daily News

Is USPS Shortchanging Priority Mail Shippers? - eCommerce Bytes

USPS plans to reduce carbon emission by 20% by 2020 - Fierce Government

Video: Snake problem stops mail at Denver home - PEN

Kirkwood, MO postal truck catches fire - KSDK

USPS Reshaping Digital Services - PYMNTS.com

Can One Union Save the Slumping U.S. Postal Service? - Alternet

Growing Body, Shrinking Footprint - Office of Inspector General

Utilization of Data by the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President (PDF) - Office of Inspector General

Retail Systems Software Deployment and Functionality (PDF) - Office of Inspector General

March 15, 2015
APWU President Reports on Negotiations
- PEN

USPS: Some states mailing tax refunds this year - even if filers chose a direct deposit option. - PEN

"We Deliver for Amazon": The Postal Service's New Priority - Save the Post Office

NALC: Overtime equitability test extended - PEN

March 14, 2015
Video: Neighbors Upset Over Ongoing Problems With Mailman
- PEN

FAIRBANKS -- Over a period of six years, hundreds of prescriptions mailed by Alaska pharmacies to veterans and villagers disappeared while in the custody of the U.S. Postal Service in Fairbanks. - Alaska Dispatch

Post office in Hinkley, CA to close: What would Erin say? - Save the Post Office - PEN Ed: Who is Erin Brockovich?

Domestic Merchandise Returns and Forwarding (PDF) - OIG

Badges for Postal Service Contractors (PDF) - OIG

March 13, 2015
APWU: Baltimore City Council Unanimously Opposes Postal Privatization
- PEN

Privately Owned Vehicle Program Announced - Postmaster.org news via PEN

US Postal Service Might Be Just Fine Without a Chief Data Officer - Nextgov

The value of a government-owned postal service - The Baltimore Times

Atlanta postal worker taps $400K prize in Georgia lottery - WSB-TV Atlanta

Postal Service change leads to delays in video disc mailings - Fayetteville Observer

USPS Tries on Role of Technology Startup to Stay Relevant - eCommerce Bytes

Response of The United States Postal Service to Order No. 2378 - Intelisent Postal Affairs Blog

Video: Erie, PA Postal Worker Shot In Ear - PEN


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March 12, 2015
Video: 15 Waterbury Mail Carriers Hurt on the Job Since January
- PEN

Video: Mysterious spy cameras collecting data at post offices - PEN

Video: Mailbox moved to safety after investigation airs - PEN

Mailing Groups Cautiously Optimistic New Postal Leadership Will Stop All the Fighting - GovExec.com

Post office taking over the payday loan industry – how true it is - Examiner

Surveillance video captures Yuba City mail thief - KCRA

Post office in Waggoner shuts doors due to safety concerns - The State Journal-Register

March 11, 2015
Alabama employee was part of civil rights turning point
- PEN

NALC: March transfer list available - PEN

Video: Attempted daylight robbery of Chesterfield, VA Post Office - PEN

Mail Delays, No Shows Frustrate Greenburgh Residents - Tarrytown-Sleepy Hollow, NY

Bronx tenants fed up with postal service problems

Teen tries to rob two Ohio postal carriers - WKYC

PMG thanks employees, family during installation - PEN

Selma collectibles - Commemorative envelopes, other merchandise available - PEN

Cupid and his friends at the post office are fighting back against flimflamming privatizers - Hightower Lowdown

APWU: Locals Show Creativity, Enthusiasm in Contract Campaign

UPS Repositions, Launches Ad Campaign - DM News

The Confederate Post Office Department - National Civil War - Examiner

Regulators find USPS rate changes for certain products don't comply with requirements - Fierce Government

March 10, 2015
Postal Service apologizes to deaf woman who was refused written service - UPI video

Video: Dealers using postal service to ship drugs cross-country - PEN

Postal Worker Arrested For Theft - Hartford Courant

Former immigration officer pleads guilty to leading crystal meth ring - Postal Service workers would sometimes supervise receipt of the drug-laden parcels "to ensure successful delivery - New Jersey Online

Uptown Residents Petition to Improve Poor Post Office Package Delivery - DNAinfo.com New York

CIO makes good use of Postal Service data, but presentation needs improvement, watchdog says - Fierce Government IT

Your Christmas gifts are changing the Postal Service - Federal Times

March 09, 2015
APWU Contract Town Hall Call - Mar. 19
- APWU news via PEN

Thoughts on USPS Change Strategy...and the Danger of Velocity Without Focus - Intelisent Postal Affairs Blog

Postal Service to push for compromise reform bill - Federal Times

MD employee alerts apartment residents to fire - PEN

Green Scene - Office of Inspector General

Video: Davis police alert residents of mailbox break-ins - PEN

Car crashes all the way into postal office in Belfair, WA - KIRO TV

Video: Monday Morning Brief - United States Stamps - March 09, 2015 - PEN

Australian government backs two-tier mail delivery service proposal - Post & Parcel

March 08, 2015
Disappearing middle class jobs
- USA Today - "postal clerks at the top of the list."

Tasers on Stun: 9 New Business Ideas for the U.S. Postal Service - Dead Tree Edition - Dead Tree says "You'll either love this or hate this."

American Postal Workers Union Stands In The Way Of Office Depot (ODP)-Staples (SPLS) Merger - Bidness, etc

Dog attack on mail carrier prompts safety, vaccination conversation - NJ.com

Mystery of the missing Middletown mailbox - Times Herald-Record

March 07, 2015
Video: PMG Brennan Gets Sworn In As First Female Postmaster General
- PEN

Neighbors of former sex offender home file complaint with USPS - WSOC TV

Postal Commission Rejects Rate Hikes That Angered Nonprofits - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Suspicious parcel clears federal building, closes street - Rutland Herald Online

Night shift added at Mansfield post office - Mansfield News Journal

March 06, 2015
Postal Service swears in first female postmaster general
- Federal Times

Galveston postal workers stop 90-year-old man from sending last of savings to scammer - abc13.com

Postal Service investigates reported slight of deaf woman in Port Orange - Daytona Beach News

Postal worker to go to prison - pleads guilty to stealing mail and embezzling postal money orders - Central Maine

APWU Assembles Team of Experts To Oppose Staples-Office Depot Merger - PEN

PRC Remands Proposed Price Adjustments to USPS - PEN

The U.S. Postal Service says it believes a letter carrier threw mail in a Norfolk ravine not once but four times this year. - Pilot Online

American Postal Workers Union Assembles Team of Experts To Oppose Staples-Office Depot Merger - Market Watch

Reinventing the Mail Truck - NY Times

OK Postal Worker Dies In Car Crash - Texoma

Sticker Shock: Size of Postal Increase Stuns Publishers - Dead Tree Edition

USPS, rivals and mailers knock heads over alleged cross-subsidy of products – DC Velocity

Pot sent Priority Mail gets mother, daughter arrested - USA Today

If the U.S. Postal Service Goes … Here’s What Goes with It - Cit Watch LA

10 area post offices' hours to change; most will close earlier - Gateway District - News Gazette

Challenges in Controlling Costs with Standard Mail Flats and Periodicals (PDF) - OIG

March 05, 2015
Vietnam Medal of Honor Recipients To be Recognized on Forever Stamp Sheet
- PEN

NAPS Applauds Introduction of Postal Employee Appeal Rights Legislation - PEN

APWU: Selfie Winners - PEN

NALC President Rolando to take part in Selma 50th anniversary commemoration - PEN

Video: Cold, Ice No Match for USPS Letter Carriers - PEN

Uncle Sam Should Get Out of the Postal Business - Newsweek: Opinion by Doug Bandow of Cato...who else would it be? PEN

What We Lose With a Privatized Postal Service - Truth Out: Op-Ed by By Katherine McFate, President and CEO of the Center for Effective Government

Postal carrier indicted on charges of hoarding, destroying mail - Ocala Star Banner

Fight to save Stamford post office suffers another setback - Stamford Advocate

USPS To Help Rural Businesses with Advice on How to Export - eCommerce Bytes

Earth Class Mail, once a highly touted Oregon startup, files bankruptcy ahead of planned sale - Oregon Live

USPS Seeks Partner to Help Monetize Its Brand - Intelisent Postal Affairs Blog

USPS Postal Bulletin 22410: Handbook EL-312 Revision: Recruitment

USPS Postal Bulletin 22410: IMM Revision: Lithium Battery Terminology

March 04, 2015
Bill would give personnel appeal rights to USPS mid-level managers
- Fierce Government

Postal worker pleads guilty in sexual battery case - Fox 59

How Can the Postal Service Use Promotions to Add Value to the Mail? - Office of Inspector General

Ex-Dumas, TX postal worker sentenced in mail theft - Amarillo Globe

What We Lose with a Privatized Postal Service - Center for Effective Government

Senators Tester and Schatz Reintroduce Bill to Strengthen Postal Workers Rights - PEN

Video: The postman never rings at all - until PIX11’s Arnold Diaz comes calling - PEN

USPS Seeks Partner to Help Monetize Its Brand - eCommerce Bytes

Hold the applause for the Postal Service - Federal Times

AMP Holding’s Electric Delivery Trucks Perfect for Postal Service - The Street

USPS Coming to a T-shirt Near You? - eCommerce Bytes

Delivery Startup Shyp Wants To Make Returns Painless - Fast Company

Lawmakers Look to Give More Postal Employees Appeal Rights - GovExec.com

March 03, 2015
APWU: Don’t Let Them Take Your ‘Postal Pulse’
- PEN

USPS: New delivery vehicles will be more efficient, CSO says - PEN

USPS: New mobile app aims to make letter writing easier - PEN

Marion Co., FL postal worker admits to stealing mail, money, investigators say - wftv.com 9

Postal Unions Deliver a Strong Message as Contract Talks Ensue - DM News

Video: Asbestos found at a VA post office, mail being inspected - PEN

Where is the Love from Low Fuel Prices? - Office of Inspector General

After Eight Years of Losses, End the Government’s Postal Monopoly - PEN Ed: No, lets end the prefunding crap. - Cato @ Liberty

USPS to provide exporting workshops in rural areas - PEN

Here's What The US Postal Service Wants In Their Next Mail Truck - jalopnik

March 02, 2015
Video: Tax Payments Burn In Mail Truck
- LLV burns in Nashville - PEN

North Carolina carrier assists homeless veterans - PEN

NALC: March transfer list available - PEN

You're Not Going to Believe How Amazon Is Going to Speed Up Delivery - The Motley Fool

Postal service starting to consolidate six Ohio locations into just two sites - Crescent-News

$60 Million Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed By Family Of Woman Killed By U.S. Postal Truck - OC Weekly

Online Selling and the Future of Package Delivery - eCommerce Bytes

At Auburn post office, money order request handled shabbily - Worcester Telegram & Gazette

March 01, 2015
Video: Taylor Ridge, IL Post Office armed robbery suspect in custody
- PEN

Postal service says Akron mail-sorting operation to close in April - Akron Beacon Journal

1,500 applied for that penguin post office job in Antarctica - Quartz - UK

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