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November 2014 News

November 19, 2014
NPMHU: UPDATED INFORMATION ON USPS DATA BREACH
- PEN

Oral Statement on Ensuring Data Security at the Postal Service from USPS Deputy Inspector General - Hearing before Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and the Census Committee on Oversight and Government Reform - PEN

Video: Protect your packages from the Grinch - PEN

Rolando congratulates incoming Oversight Chairman Chaffetz - PEN

Video: Postal Service to hold online job fair to fill temporary positions today - PEN

Postal Service ‘functioning normally’ after cyber breach, official says in testimony for hearing - The Washington Post

Postal Service Says Cyber Official Retiring - Nextgov

Video: Postal workers braving the cold - PEN

PMG Donahoe, COO Brennan address employees - PEN

Chaffetz succeeds Issa on Oversight - The Hill

Alert postal worker credited for saving home on fire in Central, LA - CBS 5

Residents at Norton senior housing worry about mail delivery in wake of alleged assault - The Sun Chronicle

November 18, 2014
NALC files NLRB charge over USPS response to hacking
- PEN

APWU: Stevenson, Pagaduan Appointed to NBA Vacancies - PEN

Video: Incoming U.S. Postmaster General faces daunting financial issues with agency - PEN

Video: SC mail carrier saves fallen woman who was outside for 3 days - PEN

Congress May Have One Month To Save The Postal Service - ThinkProgress

Kevin Drum Doesn't Like Postal Banking: A Reply - Truth Out

Holiday Discounts for Federal Employees - FedSmith

Amazon, Postal Service Team Up for Holiday Shopping Season With Sunday Delivery - NBC New York

How One Amazon Seller Solved Chronic Mail Problems - eCommerce Bytes

November 17, 2014
USPS Policy - Don't Call 911
- PEN

Carper Questions Brennan's Appointment as Postmaster General - Direct Marketing News

The Postal Service and Its Obligation - Office of Inspector General

Video: Postal Workers to Board: Stop Delaying America's Mail! - PEN

Video: Bad Santa Caught on Film Robbing Australian Post Office - PEN

NAPUS: USPS Chief Operations Officer Megan Brennan to Replace Patrick Donahoe as Postmaster General - PEN

The Postmaster General Hangs Up His Mail Bag, With a Parting Shot at Congress - TIME

Postal Service truck traffic destroying Pearl District quality of life: Guest opinion - Oregon Live

The UN Has Its Own Postal Service And You Can Buy Its Awesome Stamps - Gizmodo

Postal Service to close 82 more centers, slowing some mail delivery - The Kansas City Star

Understanding USPS Delivery Performance - Quad Graphics

Remote Alaska post offices face reduced hours

Former Endicott postal worker accused of stealing mail

November 16, 2014
Postal Employee Installs Listening Device In Postal Vehicle - Charged With Attempted Eavesdropping
- PEN

Denied Entry to ‘Public’ Meeting, Postal Workers Stage Raucous Protest - PEN

Contractor critically injured after accident at USPS distribution center - WishTV

Long Island USPS workers fired for sleeping on job when investigators raid facility, take photos of snoozers - NY Daily News

Postal Service Employee Arrested In Meth Raid

APWU: National Day of Action Generates Extensive Media Coverage

November 15, 2014
Postal Workers Cheer Postmaster General’s Resignation, Call for Moratorium on Closings
- PEN

Palo Alto customers are asking, 'What's wrong with USPS?' -  Palo Alto Online

Will New Postmaster Lead USPS in the Right Direction? - eCommerce Bytes

Did the Postal Service forget it owns the historic Lindsborg post office? - Save the Post Office

Slideshow: Postal workers protest plant closures - Save the Post Office

Contract Postal Units (PDF) - OIG

November 14, 2014
Statement by APWU President Mark Dimondstein Regarding PMG's Retirement Announcement
- "We call on USPS’ Board of Governors to immediately freeze Donahoe’s policies and to do no more harm." - PEN

NALC: Poised for Growth: A Look at USPS 2014 Financial Results - PEN

In Nationwide Rallies - Postal Employees Proclaim: Stop Delaying America's Mail - PEN

Postmaster General Donahoe to Retire February 2015; Megan Brennan named successor - PEN

USPS Board of Governors Appointment Megan J. Brennan, the current chief operating officer of the Postal Service, as the 74th Postmaster General and CEO - PEN

U.S. Postal Service Reports Revenue Increase, $5.5 Billion Loss in Fiscal 2014 - PEN

NALC Statement On PMG Retirement Announcement and The Release of USPS 2014 Financial Report - PEN

US Postal Service Poised to Make Devastating Cuts in Service - Today postal workers will protest at 150 locations as part of a National Day of Action to send a message to Postmaster General and the USPS Board of Governors: Stop Delaying America’s Mail! - PEN

GAO: Status of USPS Workforce Reductions and Related Planning Efforts - From 2006 through 2013 USPS reduced its workforce by 22% - however, USPS expenses did not decline. - PEN

Central Texas postal worker arrested for using, distributing meth - KWKT Fox 44

Gunman tries to rob postal carrier in Sangaree in Berkeley County - Post and Courier

Ohio carrier seriously injured in accident on snow-covered roads - Fox 8

Editorial Stop helicopter-parenting the Postal Service - LA Times

Chairman Carper Urges Senate to Move Forward on Critical Nominations

Postal Service remains financially 'at-risk,' says GAO report - Federal News Radio

Postmaster General to retire, Postal Service appoints replacement - Federal Times

Is the Postal Service struggling? It depends on who you ask - Federal Times

Fayetteville Police Arrest Postal Worker for Stealing Mail - Arkansas Matters

Postal Service finds Columbus woman's missing ashes - Columbus Dispatch

Postal worker who dumped GOP political mailers could face criminal charges

Dead Tree Edition: Brennan Will Be First Woman To Lead the U.S. Postal Service

November 13, 2014
House hearing will probe Postal Service breach
- The Hill

Video: Postal workers hospitalized after eating leftovers - Link corrected - PEN

APWU: Reps. Cummings, Lynch Request Moratorium on USPS Service Cuts - PEN

PMG and CFO Host Web Call On USPS FY 2014 End of Year Financial Results - PEN

Unions Fight Postal Service Plans To Shutter 82 Facilities, Lower Mail Standards - Huff Post

Was VPN Used to Hack Postal Service? - Gov Info Security

Expert: LaPorte mailbox bomb designed to kill - LaPorte Community News

Chinese hackers break into U.S. National Weather Service computers just days after breaking into Postal Service database - Daily Mail

Post Office Breach: Time to Think About Identity Theft Insurance? - Main Street

UK postal workers to receive missing people alerts - BBC

WaPo op-ed hacked by dysfunctional status quo - Save the Post Office

Postal worker rescues 15 live baby chicks from the mail after man 'pranks' ex-girlfriend - CBC

November 12, 2014
Postal Employees’ Health Care Costs Will Rise Far Less Than Originally Estimated
- GovExec.com

Thrift Savings Plan Releases Statement Regarding USPS Cyber Attack - PEN

NALC: The Latest on Letters – the Surprising Facts on Mail Volume - PEN

The Case Against Postal Banking - Mother Jones

Did you know your mail might leave a trail? - Standard Examiner

Columbus, OH man plans wife's funeral while Postal Service searches for lost remains - Columbus Dispatch

Union Accuses USPS of Illegally Keeping Data Breach Secret - In The Capital

Video: Postal Service Hacked: Local Workers Fed Up - PEN

Delivering a solvent Postal Service, the bipartisan way - The Washington Post

Sen. Hoeven (R-ND): USPS Needs to Reevaluate Closing the Minot Mail Procession Center - PEN

Postal workers to protest plant closings and service reductions - The Washington Post

Postal Service Suspends Telecommuting Following Massive Data Breach - PEN

Postal workers union files complaint to NLRB after data breach - The Hill

USPS credential project linked to NSTIC dodges hackers - ZD Net

Post office breach: The new Cold War? - USA Today

Hacked Employees File Charges Against Postal Service - GovExec.com


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November 11, 2014
Video: GOP policy puts postal service and veterans’ jobs at risk
- PEN

Postal service truck rear-ended, flipped upside down - carrier trapped inside - Ledger Transcript

The Postmaster General Has A Plan To Save The USPS. Can You Still Save Something If It Is Dead? - NH Labor News

Issa and Farenthold on Postal Service’s Security Breach - PEN

APWU President Regarding USPS Cyber Security Breach - PEN

Postal Employees, You've Been Hacked. What Now? - Nextgov

Baltimore Letter Carrier Turned Mail Handler Convicted Of 7-Year Disability & Food Stamp Scam - CBS

Incoming oversight chair eyes Postal Service bankruptcy, cutting job protections - Federal Times

November 10, 2014
Video: Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe’s Message to Employees Regarding the Cyber Incident
- USPS TV YouTube

Video: Former manager of the Huffman Post Office in Alaska Sentenced for Child Porn and Sexual Abuse of a Minor - PEN

APWU: Pay Raise Set for Nov. 15 - PEN

Video: Postal Service truck spills its load, sending mail all across Hall Road - PEN

Video: Truck Spills Mail onto I-30 near Downtown Little Rock - PEN

Video: Mail truck plummets down embankment in PA - PEN

Video: Linns Monday Morning Brief - World’s most valuable stamp on display - PEN

DeSoto rehab clinic that treated postal workers being investigated for health care fraud - Dallas Morning News

Village Post Offices, part 2: More debut, more questions too - Save the Post Office

USPS expecting stronger package growth than rivals at Christmas - Post & Parcel

Nonmachinable Outside Parcels Pilot Program (PDF) - OIG

November 09, 2014
Video: Rural carrier saves man's life
- PEN

Wisconsin postal workers to protest distribution changes in Madison - WHBL

Georgia postal worker reports being robbed while delivering mail - Rockdale Citizen

Postal Union Protests Perceived Privatization Push Outside Chestnut Hill Staples - NBC 10 Philadelphia

8 Things Newman From ‘Seinfeld’ Taught Us About The Postal Service - Uproxx

November 08, 2014
Video: Surveillance video expected to deliver mail thief to jail soon
- PEN

Video: Man Says Missing Package Containing Thousands of Pictures - PEN

Rolando Letter: Postal finances are hurt by prefunding mandate - Buffalo News

Going Postal For Mail-Service Reform - Washington Times

November 07, 2014
Video: Postal Employee Falls or Jumps To His Death From Houston Freeway
- PEN

Mailhandlers Prevails in Lead Clerk National Arbitration - PEN

Former NY Letter Carrier Charged with Obstructing and Retarding Passage of Mail - PEN

USPS Says NY Times Article Titled ‘Report Reveals Wider Tracking of Mail in U.S.’ is Extremely Disappointing - PEN

Video: 72 Year Old Florida Postal Employee Hit By Car - PEN

Amid tightening budgets, USPS uses IT to cut costs - FedScoop

USPS Network Consolidation: A Tale of 3 Pictures - Dead Tree Edition

Berkeley sues United States Postal Service over pending sale of historic building - Daily Californian

USPS Open Season Portal Opens

November 06, 2014
Former Virginia NALC President Charged For Embezzling $7,649 From The Union
- PEN

3 arrests in 2 postal service incidents in Schenectady - Times Union

Former South Dakota APWU Treasurer Charged With Embezzlement - PEN

Postal Service to deliver packages seven days a week during holidays - PEN

After election, unions brace for attacks on pay, retirement benefits - Federal Times

Man who shot intruder gets jail, detention and suspension from USPS until case resolved - Star Press

USPS Video: This is Our Season - PEN

Postal Service Adding Sunday Deliveries in Some Areas for Holidays - WSJ

The Mailbox Rule Revisited - FedSmith

Letter: Later start time puts letter carriers at risk - Buffalo News

Saving the Post Office From the Post Office - PEN Guest Article from Denny Belden of PEN's Belden Factor section.

November 05, 2014
NALC's Rolando: After the midterms, letter carriers’ resolve remains strong
- PEN

Mail Handlers to Receive Guaranteed Wage Increase Effective Nov 15, 2014 - PEN

Joe Schick responds to Sen. Tom Carper’s interview with Republic 3.0 - Presort.com

Esquire: If you're looking for an example of why people aren't voting today - look at the postal service - Esquire

Rural carrier killed in rollover crash in WI - Channel3000.com

Lighten up! Nothing wrong with US Postal Service selling fun stamps - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin

Postal Inspection Services offers $10,000 reward in Schenectady letter carrier assault - Saratogian

November 04, 2014
Jet-Setting Postal Service Chairman Racks Up Big Travel Bill
- Washington Free Beacon

NAPUS: Additional APWU POStPlan Arbitration Q & A Released - PEN

Postal Service Mail-Tracking: Three Big Questions - Reason

The Most Interesting Mailboxes the Post Office Never Used - National Postal Museum

Video Update: Wisconsin Carrier Dumped Flyers For Republican Candidate - PEN

Mail Handlers: Postal Unions Prepare for National Day of Action - November 14, 2014 - PEN

U.S. Postal Service to restart consolidation of Oshtemo Township and other mail distribution centers - MLive

Five JFK Workers, Baggage Handlers Steal $27,000 in Money Orders from U.S. Overseas Mail - The Forum Newsgroup

eBay Extends Priority Mail Discounts in Holiday Promotion - eCommerce Bytes

Labor, biz united behind postal reform push in the lame duck - The Hill

November 03, 2014
Agent: Postal worker who dumped GOP mailers not politically motivated, just lazy
- Townhall.com

APWU: e-Team Report - PEN

PostPlan MOU Clarification, Pecking Order MOU, Q & A - PEN

Postal worker whose cat video went viral to appear on 'Rachael Ray Show' -- Syracuse.com

Woman breaks into post office to 'play house,' investigators say - Spokesman.com

Portland judge throws out trespassing cases of 7 who protested cutbacks to U.S. Postal Service - OregonLive.com

Is This Not News? - PostalVision 2020

Will you be doing your online shopping earlier this season? - Office of Inspector General

Internal Controls and Transportation Associated with the Dallas, TX, MTESC - Office of Inspector General

Carper Says Postal Reform Can Be Passed in Lame Duck Session - Direct Marketing News

A Wisconsin mail carrier allegedly dumped hundreds of GOP political mailers in a recycling bin behind an apartment complex last week. A U.S. Postal Service official confirms an investigation has been launched into the incident. - Watchdog.org

Postal Service under fire over focus on pop culture and profit in stamp images - Reading Eagle

Thieves ‘Fish’ for Mail in Post Office Collection Boxes - Post Periodical

It takes a Village Post Office, but for what? - Save the Post Office

November 02, 2014
Video: Postal Worker Delivered Drugs on Route, Police Say
- PEN

Can Berkeley Stop the Sale of Its Downtown Post Office? - USPS Admits It’s Signed a Sales Contract - Berkeley Daily Planet

Polar express mail: Press asking for letters to Santa Claus - Johnson City Press

Jumping beans in package prompt bomb scare - U-T San Diego

Does the Postal Service protect privacy? - Desert Sun

November 01, 2014
Donahoe Signals Change of Heart on Weekend Deliveries
- Dead Tree Edition

Video: Mail Stops Showing Up In Santa Clara Neighborhood; Post Office Overtime Fears - PEN

SEN. TESTER STATEMENT ON GAO POSTAL SERVICE REPORT - PEN

Video: THIEF STEALS MAIL FROM TOLUCA LAKE CONDOS - PEN

POSTAL PROTESTERS CHARGES DISMISSED - PEN

APWU, USPS Extend Memo on Filling Clerk Craft Residual Vacancies - PEN

U.S. Postal Service Is Worried About What Climate Change Will Mean For Mail - Huffington Post

USPS continues to modify delivery standards - Logan Daily News

"The compelling reason for reform voiced by USPS management has changed from we’re about to run out of cash to we need about $5 billion to update our truck fleet by 2017" - by Stephen M. Kearney, executive director of the Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers - Linns

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