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January 2015 News

January 19, 2015
Not so distressed at the Postal Service
- Timothy O’Malley, executive VP for the NALC, for The Washington Post

US Postal Service asks for nearly maximum rate increase possible for periodicals - Talking New Media

2015 Equipment Maintenance Allowance Schedule for Rural Routes - PEN

Deciding the future of the US Postal Service - Bakersfield Californian

Former postal worker charged with fraud, identity theft - Winston-Salem Journal

January 18, 2015
Senators: Stop Postal Service Cuts

“At a time when Postal Service revenue is increasing, it makes no sense to eliminate thousands of jobs and slow down the mail service that millions of Americans rely on,” Senator Sanders said. - PEN

Lawmakers Call Postal Reform a Priority, But Familiar Battle Lines Are Already Being Drawn - GovExec.com

Postal rates going up again — and maybe down too - Save the Post Office

Postal Service withholds information about Tacoma mail carrier charged with assault, harassment - The News Tribune

January 17, 2015
South Carolina letter carrier rescues another customer

USPS 2015 Holidays - PEN

A love letter: The U.S. Postal Service delivers under tough conditions - Chicago Tribune

Senator Feinstein's Husband Stands To Profit BIG From USPS Real Estate Deals - Page Six

January 16, 2015
NALC: Cost-of-living adjustment update

Donahoe: ‘Stop Staples’ Campaign is Taking a Toll - PEN

Coalition looking to spread awareness of Postal Service consolidations - Kokomo Tribune

Former Reidsville postal worker indicted on identity theft, fraud charges - WXII-TV

Edgecombe: Snail mail even slower - The Journal Record

USPS To Raise Some Rates - PEN

Foul play suspected in death of retired postal worker - Florida Times-Union

USPS Raising Rates, Imposing New FSS Rules, and Perhaps Inviting a Legal Challenge - Dead Tree Edition

January 15, 2015
APWU: Fighting Consolidation

Rolando Responds to 'Fixing The Post Office' Opinion Column - Xenia Gazette

USPS More Forthcoming, but Post Office’s Future Still Up in the Air - Chelsea Now

Rep. Nolan cites defects in USPS impact study of Duluth processing center - Northland's News Center

Video: Shots Fired at Little Rock Postal Worker, 16-Year-Old Arrested - PEN

Video: Residents Of Brooklyn Building Fuming After Change Of Address Leaves Them With No Mail - PEN

Video: Poor Response To Post Office Mailers - PEN

Special interests deliver obstacles to fixing the Postal Service? A bogus anonymous piece by - The Washington Post - Intelisent Postal Affairs Blog

Postal Service change leaves some Portland boxes empty - Portland Press Herald

Kansas postal worker indicted for theft of mail - KSN TV

Mail carrier charged in political flier dumping - Post Crescent

PMG takes aim at postal unions, mailers - Linns

Ex-Chairman of PRC Speaks Out on USPS Mail Slowdown - eCommerce Bytes

January 14, 2015
Former MO President of National Postal Mail Handlers Union Local 314 Found Guilty of Embezzlement

NALC: USPS November 2014 results: $689 million YTD operating profit - PEN

USPS: Employees keep mail moving despite frigid temps - PEN

Postal union head accused of embezzling - Journal-Gazette

Special interests deliver obstacles to fixing the Postal Service - Washington Post

USPS News Link Story - Digital innovation - Intelisent Postal Affairs Blog

Mailing a letter across town today? Don’t expect it to arrive tomorrow - Columbus Dispatch

Russia's 'Nazi' Postal Uniforms Create Internet Buzz - Radio Free Europe

Postal Service worker a suspect in Lake Forest mail theft investigation - Chicago Tribune

January 13, 2015
Same-Day Delivery Is Coming To DC (But It Probably Won’t Work Out)
- Daily Caller

Video: Fayetteville postal workers protest downtown facility closure - PEN

APWU: Service Cuts Disrupt Workers’ Lives - PEN

Postal Service cuts ill-considered - By Ruth Y. Goldway for The Hill

The Maricopa Post Office is alerting all postal customers about the loss of a set of master keys. The keys open all community mailboxes in Maricopa. PEN Ed: yes...let's change all delivery to community mailboxes (NDCBU's) - - - NOT!

NALC: More congressional committee assignments announced - PEN

Remaining defendants sentenced in Georgia postal robbery - Jackson Progress-Argus

CPI rate increase looks likely as exigent increase comes to an end - Save the Post Office

6 Bethpage postal workers plead not guilty in marijuana case - Newsday

NALC Legislative Update - PEN

OPM disables Web portal after finding employee information exposed - Federal News Radio - postal retirees would be interested in this article

Oklahoma letter carrier helps injured woman - PEN

Shrewsbury postal workers say their lives are in limbo - Worchester Telegram and Gazette

Federal News Radio audio interview with John Pickett, Senior Economist, Office of Inspector General, USPS - Federal News Radio

Western Illinois postal worker to be sentenced for theft - The State Journal-Register

Government Mail
How do you get information from local, state and federal government sources? Television and radio? Email? Other social media? The U.S. Mail? - OIG

Do you find flexibility policies helpful or harmful in your workplace? - OIG

January 12, 2015
APWU: New MOU to Create Hundreds of Career Jobs in Level 4 POStPlan Offices

APWU: Who Qualifies as a ‘Medical Officer’ with Authority to Sign CDL Health Cards? - PEN

You Won't Believe What This Fortune Teller Predicts for Publishing in 2015! - Dead Tree Edition

Sunday deliveries bring changes, challenges for postal workers

41 years ago: Postal Service should modernize

January 11, 2015
OIG Sets Up Phony Fishing Expedition To Catch Carrier Receiving Workers Comp – Judge Says OIG Went Too Far

How the new service standards may slow down much more mail than the Postal Service is saying - Save the Post Office

Oneida man arrested for robbing postal carrier - The Register-Mail

Mailers Just Don’t Get It?!?! Joe Schick Responds to the Departing PMG - Quad Graphics

Chaffetz: Fire Tax Delinquent Federal Employees - Federal Times

January 10, 2015
NALC: Door delivery resolution reintroduced in House

NALC: Safety in cold temperatures - PEN

OIG: Postal Service, Customers Would Suffer if Mail Processing Were Eliminated - APWU news via PEN

Do workers want ‘flexibility’? Depends on how you define it - The Washington Post

USPS OIG: Suitability of Rail Transportation Suggest It Is Time To Use Rail Once Again - CleanTechnic

Stamps case: 7 acquitted for allegedly possessing and circulating fake postal stamps - The Economic Times

Ex-postal worker offers to pay back alleged embezzlement - Appeal-Democrat

Postal Workers Union to Rally Against Proposed Closure - Time Warner Cable News

3,000 Pieces of Undelivered Mail Found at Deceased Postal Worker’s Home - Breitbart News

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January 09, 2015
Bel Air mail carrier retires after 40 years

NALC: Postal Service cash balance improves - PEN

Video: Saving the U.S. Postal Service - The Ed Show - PEN

6-day resolution re-introduced as Congress convenes - PEN


Video: Postal carriers: A good friend for those homebound during winter - PEN

USPS Data Breach Was For Profit – ‘Health Files’ Fetch Handsome Figures, Indicate Investigators - The Inquisitr - See related at PEN

Postal worker pleads guilty to harassment for outburst at Financial District beauty salon - NY Daily News

Man Killed In Head-On Crash With USPS Truck In Huntington Park - CBS Los Angeles

Ex-CBS Reporter Sharyl Attkisson’s Battle Royale With the Feds - The Daily Beast - See related article at PEN

Postal worker rescues two horses - Central Maine

Metro Post to Debut in DC Next Week - Direct Marketing News

Kirkwood Postal Carrier Struck By Vehicle; Suffers Serious Injuries - Kirkwood Times

January 08, 2015
Video: Letter Carriers Brave Below Zero Temps

NRLCA, APWU, and USPS go to court over who sorts the mail - Save the Post Office

2 men get hefty prison sentences for shooting postal truck driver - Atlanta Journal Constitution

Anchorage mail carrier gets probation, fine for throwing away mail - Alaska Dispatch

Better Options Exist for Postal Reform in 2015 - Roll Call

Guest opinion: Rural customers suffer most with USPS cutbacks - Intelisent Postal Affairs Blog

Old Postal Soldiers Never Die - Direct Marketing News

New Direction Set for Postal Oversight Committee in the House - Direct Marketing News

USPS reverses ruling, allows some Paris, Norway residents to put mailboxes back - Sun Journal

Postal truck involved in three-vehicle crash in Brighton - Wayne Post

January 07, 2015
PMG Blames Union, Mailers in Farewell Address


PMG lauds employees, looks toward the future - PEN

Postal Service Announces RIF Effective Date Change, Career PTF Assignment Option for Remaining Impacted POStPlan Postmasters - NAPUS news via PEN

Dimondstein Statement on PMG’s Remarks to the National Press Club and his Verbal Attack on APWU - PEN

PMG praises employee efforts during peak season - PEN

Former California postal employee charged with embezzlement - Appeal-Democrat

Kirkwood postal worker in critical condition after being hit by car - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Michiganders Can Expect Mail Delays from Planned Closures, Postal Unions Warn - MLive

Do workers want ‘flexibility’? Depends on how you define it - The Washington Post

Postmaster general takes parting shot at unions, mailers - The Washington Post

Video: When Bullies Become Bosses - PEN

January 06, 2015
Postmaster General addresses National Press Club
Farewell Address offers perspective and advice for postal stakeholders/Congress - PEN

Video: Former CBS reporter Attkisson sues USPS and Justice Department - PEN

APWU's Dimondstein Statement on Lower Service Standards This Week - PEN

NALC: January 2015 transfer opportunities under M-01834 - PEN

NALC: National Election Committee to review appeals - PEN

APWU: Gearing Up and Gettin' Down (to Business) - PEN

South Carolina rural carrier helps ill woman - PEN

US Postal Service to Expand Same-Day Delivery Test - eCommerce Bytes

Reward Announced for Info on Letter Carrier Assault Suspects - Times of San Diego

RIF date for POStPlan Postmasters extended until February - Save the Post Office

January 05, 2015
USPS Delays Scheduled Consolidations at Many Facilities - Management
- GovExec.com

USPS still struggling to meet costs of monopoly services - Post & Parcel

The wrong fix for the U.S. Postal Service - by Rolando via Denver Post

Opinion: Postal Service seems bound to shoot itself - NE MS Daily Journal

Ten Words That Summarize What Happened to Publishing in 2014 - Dead Tree Edition

January 04, 2015
USPS Medical File Hack Affected Nearly Half a Million Postal Workers

USPS: Welcome to 2015 - The year ahead will bring new PMG, other milestones - PEN

Federal theft trial postponed for Iowa postmaster - KIMT 3

Mail truck catches fire on I-80 - Standard Speaker

January 03, 2015
Former Virginia NALC President Pleads Guilty To One Count of Embezzlement - PEN

Video: Postal Service to Begin Cuts in Service Monday - PEN

Former Virginia NALC Secretary-Treasurer Charged With Embezzlement of $10,744 from Local NALC Branch - PEN

Iowa Postmaster theft trial continued to February - Globe Gazette

Former Treasurer of South Dakota Postal Union Charged With Embezzling $36,309 of Union Funds - PEN

First class mail delays take effect Monday - Lansing State Journal

Branson postal worker charged with forging mail-in subscriptions to get back at co-worker - Branson Tri-Lakes News [subscription required] - A Branson postal worker is facing multiple forgery charges after being accused of falsifying several magazine orders for a fellow employee to get back at her for rebuffing his sexual advances.

January 02, 2015
Video: USPS Personnel Files Litter Street Near Plant Fire
- PEN - UPDATE: USPS Cleanup Crews Remove Debris from Burned Post Office

Video: 1,000 baseball, football cards lost in mail - USPS wants 'evidence of value' - PEN

Red flags raised in north Forsyth over mailbox shift Cluster setup not ready, yet service stopped - Forsyth News

Where have all the blue boxes gone? - Save the Post Office

Postal worker intervenes during assault on disabled man

USPS Wants New Delivery Trucks - KGO 810

January 01, 2015
Postal Service must come clean on costs
- Opinion - Detroit News

Senators push to delay Postal Service closings - HearldNet - Also see Senators’ plea to delay postal closings ignored - Columbus Dispatch

Postal Service Ramps Up Address Quality Monitoring - Direct Marketing News


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