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November 2015 News

November 17, 2015
Nine New Jersey Postal Employees Indicted For Fraudulently Collecting Unemployment Benefits While Employed - PEN

USPS: New video explains Self Plus One enrollment type - PEN

Bipartisan Majority Favors Giving US Postal Service More Freedom to Act Like a Business - PEN

South Carolina CCA administers CPR - PEN

New survey seeks to fix what ails the USPS - Federal Times

Man reports mail theft after encountering fake postal worker - KETV Omaha

USPS offers new education discounts - PEN

USPS hiring 30,000 seasonal employees nationwide - WHBQ 13 Memphis

Study: Millions of Packages Enter U.S. Without Screening

USPS Proposes New Print Technology Promo for 2016 - DM News

November 16, 2015
Postal Service’s Financial Report Brings Good News - Reports of Losses Are ‘Essentially a Fraud’ - APWU

28 Charged in $9.5 Million Fraudulent Billing Health Care Fraud Scheme to Siphon and Steal Money from Workers' Compensation Program - PEN

APWU: Disbursement Schedule for $56 Million Settlement for Small Offices - PEN - Also see: APWU: Lessons of a $56 Million Settlement


Video: Postal worker killed in northeast Las Vegas crash identified - PEN

Indiana woman arrested for biting police officer, postal worker - WTHR

As Congress remains gridlocked, the USPS loses - The R Street Institute

Post-Holiday Blues? - OIG

Don’t Let the Hatch Act Destroy Your Federal Career - FedSmith

Video: Eyewitness News Looks Into Complaints at North Houston Post Office - PEN

Carpe diem, or dumb and dumber? - The AWPU board and president said they supported him (Sanders) because he supports them, and working folk everywhere. Fair enough. But why did they do it this early, and bet on a candidate that is such a long shot? - Federal News Radio

Sellers Say January USPS Rate Hike Threatens Their Business Model - eCommerce Bytes

Measure to Measure: Data, management, and the reliability of the mail - Save the Post Office

A New Social Engineering Mission Won’t Save Postal Service - Inside Sources

November 15, 2015
Video: Vegas postal worker dies in crash - PEN

Video: Walking A Cold Route - PEN

Video: CCA - City Carrier Assistant - It's Not As Easy As It Looks - PEN

November 14, 2015

USPS to Implement Sweeping Regulatory Change with Projected $55 Million Impact Leaving Less than 2 Months to Comply - PEN

Did Rand Paul Suggest Eliminating The Postal Service? - PEN

Ralph Nader: For America’s Unbanked: Re-Establishing The Postal Savings Bank - Eurasia Review

Is USPS growth hindered by legislation? - Christian Science Monitor

Postal Service revenue gain allows 'limited flexibility' to invest - Federal Times

Postal reform arriving via snail mail - Washington Examiner

November 13, 2015
Postal Service Reports End of Fiscal Year Results - PEN

NALC President Rolando’s statement on USPS’ FY2015 financial report - PEN

Alabama Resident and U.S. Postal Worker Pleads Guilty for Involvement in Stolen Identity Tax Refund Fraud Ring - PEN

Video: Sanders scores major union endorsement over Clinton - PEN

Video: Tulsa neighbors demand more action against dog - PEN

Federal jury awards $150,000 to disabled letter carrier who sued Postal Service - Portland Press Herald

Former postal employee gets probation for stealing medications to help ailing son - News Herald

Modesto police, Postal Service see rise in mail theft - The Modesto Bee

Lima postal worker honored for saving police officer from dog attack

Emerging “B2Me” Parcel Delivery Models - PostalVision 2020

November 12, 2015
The Postal Service's "Retail Channel Strategy": A blueprint for privatizing the post office - Save the Post Office

Video: Frustration mounts as Vegas post office lines stretch over two hours - PEN

Video: Off-duty postal police officer wounded in shooting in Newark - PEN

Trucking Company Employee Charged With Stealing U.S. Mail - PEN

Video: Caught on camera: Cordova, TN homeowner says postal worker manhandled his mail - PEN

APWU Executive Board Endorses Bernie Sanders for President - PEN

Video: Santa Fe woman: USPS worker drove through my yard - PEN

Postal Workers Union Endorses Bernie Sanders, in Boost to Underdog - WSJ

USPS Gets Help Sorting Packages - eCommerce Bytes

November 11, 2015

Video: Jay Leno Shows USPS Carrier How Delivery Can Be Sped Up - PEN

Video: Postal Service temporarily stops delivering mail to Tulsa neighborhood because of 'aggressive dog' - PEN

Video: Transgender employees at center of controversy over restrooms at Pittsburgh North Side post office - PEN

Tennessee man exposes himself to letter carrier - WJLE

Egregious Incidents of Package Delivery Mayhem - eCommerce Bytes

Probation given to former Arkansas letter carrier in mail thefts - Arkansas Online

Former Kansas City postal employee pleads guilty to stealing from cash drawer - Seattle Post Intelligencer

Postal Service apologizes for epic package toss - UPI

November 10, 2015

Video: USPS Holiday "SLAMMED" - Newest USPS video - PEN

Too Many Giant Mergers - APWU President via NY Times

USPS red ink is Washington’s - NALC President via Washington Times

Ohio USPS manager convicted of using government credit card to buy gas - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Video: California residents upset postal service isn't protecting their mail - PEN

Corrected ‘mistake’ stamps could net Waterville bookstore owner up to $60,000 - Portland Press Herald

Video: Caught on cam: Kenmore, WA carrier 'air-mails' package from Jeep - PEN

Video Update: USPS worker fired after THROWING $199 package of delicate electronics from customer's driveway to his front door - PEN

Postal Service releases on-time performance reports for Q4 2015 - Save the Post Office

‘Fed up’ Japanese postal worker stashed 29,000 undelivered items at her home - bored with work - Japan Times

3 Men, Woman Arrested In Connection With Ongoing Mail Thefts In California - CBS Local Media-Los Angeles

Florida Gyrocopter Pilot May Not Serve Jail Time - Aero-News Network

November 09, 2015
Video: FOX25 Investigates fraud within the US Postal Service - PEN

Postal worker recalls exhausting rescue mission - The Gainesville Sun

USPS: Use PostalEASE to update health care options online - PEN

Postal Service relents: Granite Quarry residents can use town name in mailing addresses - Salisbury Post

A new line of business for the post office: Banking? - CBS News

Bernie Sanders’s passion for the prosaic — or why the Post Office is part of what makes America great - Washington Post

Knik, AK postal investigation still unresolved - KTOO

Official summary and final vote tally report for the director of retired members election - NALC

November 08, 2015
Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a man convicted of sending a mail bomb that exploded at a post office three decades ago has been arrested on a parole violation - KSL

It was once socially acceptable and surprisingly affordable to send children by parcel post -  Boing Boing

November 07, 2015
Former Ohio PMR, postmaster relief, indicted on theft charge - Athens Messenger

Gyrocopter Pilot Douglas Hughes: ‘I’m Proud of What I Did’ - Roll Call

Postal Service’s ‘Priority’ Should Be Delivering Mail - Townhall

Congressman Blum spends the day as a postal carrier - KWWL

USPS Has Shed 250K Employees in the Past 20 Years - Here’s How - Government Executive

November 06, 2015
APWU Files Unfair Labor Practice Charge in Response to ‘Stay Survey’ - PEN

Postmaster General and CFO Host Web Call on U.S. Postal Service End of Fiscal Year Results - PEN

Will Japan Post's Huge IPO Teach the U.S. Post Office to Privatize? - Bloomberg - Also see: What the U.S. doesn’t like about Japan’s post offices - Washington Post

Former Colorado city carrier assistant admits to stealing computer - The Pueblo Chieftain

Video: USPS Worker Throws Greensboro, NC Man's Package to Front Door - PEN

Lawyer: Man in gyrocopter flight to Capitol to plead guilty - The Lufkin News

Felony Theft Charge Filed Against Tracy, Hamilton Post Office Employee - KNIA KRLS

Letter carrier receives award for his heroic actions - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Stay Protected from "Porch Pirates" this Holiday Season - KVRR Fox News

Sacramento couple sentenced for 2012 burglary of postal vehicle - The Sacramento Bee

November 05, 2015

U.S. Postal Service Expects to Deliver More than 15 Billion Pieces of Holiday Mail and Packages This Year - PEN

Fourth Dayton area postal worker charged with illegal conduct this year - Dayton Daily News

Video: Bernie Sanders Plan to Transform the USPS - PEN

Video: Former Pennsylvania Postal Employee Pleads Guilty To Stealing Cash - PEN

Postal worker union says prices will rise if Staples acquires Office Depot - Sun Sentinel

Video: Absentee voters miss mark: Why the mail may be to blame - PEN

Video: Indiana carrier accused of stealing prescriptions out of mail - PEN

Video: Racy flyers showing nude women OK in U.S. mail? - PEN

U.S. Postal Service To Hire 30,000 Employees For Holiday Season - Fox Business

Former Illinois Carrier Pleads Guilty to Workers Compensation Fraud - PEN

APWU: NLRB Calls Interference on Staples - PEN

Office Depot-Staples deal is 'bad for business,' says report from American Postal Workers Union - The Business Journal

Debating the future of the USPS - Post & Parcel

Alabama USPS Truck Driver Wins $1M Prize - WSB-TV Atlanta

Federal Employees’ Right to Disobey Is Becoming Clearer - FedSmith

November 04, 2015
Video: Dad, a postal employee, thinks his son is taking him to Niagara Falls. Watch son spring a big surprise. - PEN

USPS: Open season information available online - PEN

Two former post office employees charged with embezzling funds - PEN

3 W. VA People Charged with Stealing from US Postal Service - WDTV 5 News

US Postal Service offering reward leading to arrest of a mail carrier attacker in TN - WREG

No-contest plea in postal worker’s death - Appeal-Democrat

How USPS Thinks It Can Predict The Next Cyber Breach - Nextgov

November 03, 2015
Videos: Postal Service’s holiday TV ads debut - PEN

Video: Count on USPS - PEN

Matamoras, PA letter carrier rescues woman trapped in burning car - PEN

Temporary Emergency Committee of the Postal Service Board of Governors to Meet Nov. 13 - PEN

Postal worker fed up with rude customers - 13newsnow.com

NYC postal employee alleges harassment, bloody beating by NYPD after he unknowingly gave directions to cop killer - NY Daily News

Video: Georgia woman says postal worker damaged her package - PEN

California Carrier Dies From 2004 Fall At Work - Press Democrat

Found on the net: Defense lawyers have accused a St. Louis prosecutors' office of creatively using the "postman's gambit," in which prosecutors strike people from a jury because they work for the US Postal Service. Prosecutors have argued that postal workers tend to be "disgruntled" and lack ambition, and that's why they don't want them on juries. - MotherJones

Suspect arrested after allegedly being in possession of large quantity of stolen mail - Fontana Herald News

November 02, 2015
Senator Thomas Carper: "Reforming the Postal Service" - PEN

Videos: Best Buy Is Trying Out One-Day Delivery in San Francisco Area - PEN

USPS, Staples Produce a Mound of Documents - PEN

Long Island Postal Workers Rally Against Cuts To Benefits, Wages - CBS New York

Police Investigating Reports Of Mail Tampering In Ashland - CBS Boston

Postal Service advised to turn competitors into partners - Federal Times

Postal workers decry cuts in service, wages at Melville rally - Newsday

NPMHU: Two-year Budget Approved by House and Senate - PEN

OIG Audit Asks: Do You Like to Sample New Products Before Buying Them?

NAPS calls on Congress to mitigate potential increases to Medicare Part B Premiums and Deductibles - PEN

Co-opetition in Parcel Delivery: An Exploratory Analysis (PDF) - OIG

More hope for postal reform - Norfolk Daily News

Landscapers hired to clean up Yuma post office - The Yuma Sun

Cooperative Competitors - OIG

Postal Views Podcast #15 (USPS Military Veterans)

November 01, 2015

A threat to public safety and the economy via the U.S. mail - Tampa Bay Online

Letter Carriers, USPS work on funding retiree health care - The Community Word

No double-dipping when it comes to stamps - Mail Tribune

Wal-Mart Wants to Use Delivery Drones, Our Skepticism Reaches New High - IEEE Spectrum


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