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April 2015 News

April 19, 2015
Video: Doug Hughes: Florida Carrier That Piloted Gyrocopter Onto U.S. Capitol Lawn Returns Home
- PEN

Gyrocopter pilot frustrated message isn't getting through - San Francisco Gate

Switzerland To Test Drone Postal Deliveries - JP Updates

9th Street Postal Service sorting operation consolidated in Grand Rapids - WKZO

Why does USPS favor foreign shippers? - Washington Examiner

April 18, 2015
Doug Hughes: Flying mailman inspired by son's 2012 double fatal wrong-way crash on S.R. 408
- Orlando Sentinel

Writer says "A gyrocopter shouldn't have landed on the Capitol lawn, but it's no fault of the media" - U.S. News & World Report

Mail processing ends at U.S. Postal Service distribution center in Michigan - MLive.com

15 Companies Bidding To Make Next-Generation U.S. Postal Service Vehicle - Carscoops

Opposition to Canada Post’s end of home mail delivery grows - Radio Sweden

TV star Pauley Perrette praises New York carrier - PEN

April 17, 2015
Senator Carper Convenes Bipartisan Briefing on Postal Service Finances - PEN

Wife of gyrocopter pilot: 'Very brave,' but he broke the law - Yahoo News

No, You Still Can't Sell the People's Post Office - The Berkeley Daily Planet

RCA Smith recognized as ‘Super Hero’ - Harlan Daily

National Day of Action Against Fast Track, TPP Set for April 18 - APWU

What 'COULD' Happen To Hacked USPS Files - PEN

Video: Sen. Lindsey Graham: We should have shot that gyrocopter guy down - PEN

Video: Gyrocopter pilot who shut Capitol released - Hughes wore his postal jacket to court - WTAE

Gyrocopter pilot who shut down Capitol released - CNN

In our opinion: Disrupted by email and the Internet, the U.S. Postal Service needs to make tough decisions to cut its losses - Deseret News

Emerald seeking contract to build postal vans -  St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Ex-Abington postal worker admits scamming customers - The Intelligencer

Data integrity issues hampering USPS commercial mailing program, IG says - Fierce Government

News Flash: New Postal Rates Slated for May 31 - Dead Tree Edition

With Capitol in Sight, Postal Customers Struggle to Pay Their Taxes - Hill Blotter

April 16, 2015
Postal Service moves ahead with delivery fleet contract - Federal Times

Video: Who Is Doug Hughes? Inside the Mind of the Mailman Who Flew to Washington - PEN

DHS Chief: Aircraft Came in 'Under the Radar' - Officer.com

Next step in U.S. Postal Service breach – NLRB sues Postal Service - Lexology

Video: Petitioner arrested for refusing to move from post office - PEN

Tractor trailer, mail truck collide in NC, two injured - Salisbury Post

Reader's View: Postal workers have always given excellent service - Duluth News Tribune

On Tax Day, Members Spread the Word: Your Post Office Receives Zero Tax Dollars - APWU

ELM Revision: Back Pay Limitations - Postal Bulletin 22413

ELM Revision: Employment and Placement - Postal Bulletin 22413

U.S. Postal Service Diversity and Inclusion Statement - Postal Bulletin

April 15, 2015
Court dismisses lawsuit over Berkeley post office after USPS rescinds decision to sell the historic building
- Save the Post Office

Video: Florida Rural Carrier Lands Gyrocopter On Lawn of U.S. Capitol - PEN

USPS: Dynamic routing improves package sorting, delivery - PEN

Ex-letter carrier pleads guilty to stealing mail - Arkansas Online

Dimondstein to Appear on The Ed Show Today - APWU

Video: Pittsburg Residents Frustrated Over Mailbox Vandalism - PEN

Yo, Mailman, Bring Me a Flounder and a Dozen Roses - Dead Tree Edition

Video: Dogs bite Beaumont postal worker - PEN

Maine postal worker finds ‘Survivor’ dream comes with nightmares - Portland Press Herald

Vancouver, WA neighborhood is promised its own mail carrier after chronic mail delivery errors  - The Columbian

Poll reveals Americans' attitudes to the contents of their mailbox - BizReport

April 14, 2015
Senator McCaskill to Senate Colleagues: Postpone Postal Closings
- PEN

Video: Behind The Pony Express Doodle From Google - PEN

NAPUS: USPS Provides Clarification On Recording Bargaining Unit Work Hours - PEN

USPS rebounding from financial crisis, but needs to do more to goose revenue - Fierce Government

Fast Track is heating up this week on Capitol Hill - NALC

APWU: Members Eligible For Maintenance Craft's AOI Remedy Identified

USPS: Illinois employee rescues small children from fire - PEN

Postal Service preparing move to new Iowa City post office - The Gazette

OPM Medical Retirement: One Option In Reserve - FedSmith

Standards Governing the Design of Curbside Mailboxes - Federal Register - The Postal Service proposes to replace USPS STD 7B, which governs the design of curbside mailboxes, with new USPS STD 7C. The proposed new STD 7C was developed internally to meet the operational requirements of the Postal Service.

Need For Speed - Same-day delivery continues growing, PBS reports - USPS

Are You Able to Claim Some of the $88 Million in Abandoned TSP Funds? - FedSmith

April 13, 2015
USPS May Be Vulnerable on Patents, IG Says
- FEDweek

SF Post Office Struggles Without Electronics As Tax Return Crush Swamps Lone Clerk - CBS San Francisco

NLRB charges USPS with failing to bargain with NALC over cyber attack’s potential impact on letter carriers - PEN

How Can the Postal Service Control the Costs of Delivering Growing Package Volume? - Office of Inspector General

Confusion over plan for Petaluma mail facility - Petaluma Argus Courier

Will Postal Uniforms Be Tres Chic at New York Fashion Week? - ABC News

Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full? - Office of Inspector General

Rand Paul Loses a Vote...For Using the Post Office! - Reason

We’re Just Askin’ - Office of Inspector General

Utilization of Postal Service Data by the Chief Human Resources Officer (PDF) - USPS OIG

Seamless Acceptance Implementation (PDF) - USPS OIG

April 12, 2015
USPS Continues to Modify Plant Consolidation Schedule
- NPMHU via PEN

U.S. Postal Shredder (USPS): Damaged Catalogs Spark New Business Idea - Dead Tree Edition

Video: 70-year-old letter carrier logs two million miles - PEN

Postal service failing because of a 'socialist' system - Opinion of former letter carrier - Amarillo Globe-News

Video: Diary, Confessions, and Photo Journal of USPS Letter Carrier - PEN

Committed To Work and Service - Opinion of another former carrier - The Pueblo Chieftain

April 11, 2015
Video: Mail Carrier Finds Child Left Home Alone
- PEN

Carrier Remains in Critical Condition After Bowie Mail Truck Crash - Bowie, MD Patch

Man’s estate sues U.S. Postal Service over 2013 wreck, seeks $300K - Pennsylvania Record

NC Congressman calls for investigation of missing mail - McClatchy DC

Postal service confirms some mail sorting will remain in Duluth - Duluth News Tribune

“Any package is fair game for them:” Crooks stealing packages off front porches - FOX 6 Now

Gifts of Friendship Forever stamps issued in U.S. and Japan - PEN

April 10, 2015
APWU, USPS Settle Disputes on Use of 204b's
- PEN

USPS: Online universities offer discounted tuition - PEN

Former Houston Letter Carrier Convicted in Massive Stolen Identity Tax Refund Fraud Scheme - PEN

Video: USPS won’t deliver mail due to neighbor’s dog - PEN

Video: Postal Service investigates missing mail in Myers Park - Charlotte, NC - PEN

Another kind of tax: The Postal Service cuts back at a post office deep in the hood - Save the Post Office

Postal Service called to defend its actions after massive staff data breach - The Washington Post

PMG Brennan Dialogs With Catalogers - Direct Marketing News

How Can the Postal Service Improve Management of Its Vacant Properties? - Office of Inspector General


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April 09, 2015
Driver Critically-Injured After Postal Truck Overturns - driver ejected from LLV - Bowie, MD - CBS DC

MANHATTAN - The United States is "100 percent liable" for a Postal Service trailer crash that killed the sister-in-law of prominent attorney Alan Dershowitz on her bicycle, a federal magistrate ruled. - Courthouse News Service

NALC: Court issues Noble lawsuit decision - PEN

Video: Maya Angelou Stamp Unveiling Ceremony - PEN

Postal Service Won’t Reissue Maya Angelou Stamp - NY Times

USPS: New course geared toward new supervisors - PEN

NLRB hits Postal Service over response to cyber breach - The Washington Post - Also see: NLRB Slams Postal Service For Failure to Bargain over Employee Data Breach - PEN

Augmented reality could improve postal operations, says report - Fierce Mobile Government

How long does the mail take? Let the Postal Service count the days - Save the Post Office

Police: Drag-racing teens strike USPS vehicle, injure driver - Las Cruces, NM - KFOX TV

2 Charged in Rancho Bernardo Post Office Robbery - Rancho Bernardo, CA Patch

USPS must bargain with letter carriers over cyber breach, NLRB says - Federal News Radio

PEN NOTE: Today we received the following note from APWU Local170 - "Hello, On 4/8/15 the Toledo Ohio P&DC employees were informed that the Toledo P&DC will not be closed." www.apwulocal170.org

April 08, 2015
NLRB Slams Postal Service For Failure to Bargain over Employee Data Breach
- PEN

Descendants of Lee’s Surrender Dedicate Civil War Stamps 150 years to the Minute at Historic Appomattox Site - PEN

Man allegedly grabs U.S. Postal Service worker's buttocks, charged with criminal sexual conduct - MLive.com

Postal Service wants a new high-tech, flexible fleet - Federal Times

5 ways the Postal Service could save money with Google Glass-type eyewear - The Washington Post

USPS Says They Would Have Picked Another Maya Angelou Quote Had They "known about this issue beforehand" - E Online

Topeka woman faces federal indictment for stealing TV's from USPS

FedEx on Trial Because It Supposedly Sometimes Sold Shipping Services to Illegal Pharmacies - Reason

Audit shows mail delivery failed to keep up as Bakken, ND boomed - Inforum

Stolen mail case affected residents on 20 different Wallingford streets, police say - My Record Journal

April 07, 2015
APWU: Workers Memorial Day is April 28
- PEN

Rural carrier rescues fallen customer - PEN

FedEx to purchase European rival TNT Express - PEN

Postal Serves releases Maya Angelou stamp with quote from another author - Washington Post

CMO Manabe to Leave Postal Service - Direct Marketing News

PRC Chief Robert Taub on the Near Future of the Postal Service - Direct Marketing News

U.S. Postal Service: Westfield mail carrier accused of stealing thousands along routes left job, no federal charges filed - Mass Live The Republican

Northeast Missouri postal worker linked to drugs, opened mail - Heartland Connection

USPS Should Help Online Merchants with Product Returns -eCommerce Bytes

APWU Says - Your Post Office Gets Zero Tax Dollars - PEN

How Reality-Altering Glasses Could Save the Postal Service Millions - GovExec.com

Lewis County, MO mail carrier arrested on felony drug charge - Connect Tri States

The story of Hampton’s first postmaster - Sea Coast Online

April 06, 2015
IG: USPS inching toward solvency with DRIVE program
- Fierce Government

Budget targeting pensions, workforce will get quick vote - Federal Times

USPS Posts Major Changes to Plant Consolidation Schedule - PEN

USPS cited for electrical hazards at Chicago’s Clark Street distribution center - PEN

Senator Carper Reacts to PRC Financial Analysis of U.S. Postal Service - PEN

Alas, poor post office: Newsweek broods on the demise of the Postal Service - Save the Post Office

In Cost-Cutting Move, U.S. Postal Service Scraps Most Next-Day Local Letter Delivery - Noozhawk

USPS partners with Japan Post for cherry blossom stamp - The Washington Post

Rolando To The Editor: Postal Service 'Financial Crisis' Is Largely An Artificial Crisis - Santa Monica Mirror

Protesters Urge Obama to Shine a Light on Dark Money - APWU

Visiting the mailbox still popular among many, poll finds - PEN

Driving Toward Success - Office of Inspector General

Are Postal Rates Headed Up, Down, Or All Around? - Dead Tree Edition

April 05, 2015
A possible misquote that may last ‘forever’
- The Washington Post

Postal worker (CCA) pleads not guilty to ‘deserted’ Jennings mail - FOX2

Federal charge for woman who embezzled $60,000 from Saline post office - MLive.com

April 04, 2015
Video: Toddler struck, killed by Postal Service truck in Porterville, CA
- PEN

Feds: Postal employee (CCA) 'deserted' Jennings mail - St Louis Post-Dispatch

April 03, 2015
USPS: Tools and resources available for retirement planning - PEN

APWU President Reports on Negotiations - PEN

Four in 10 Americans Look Forward to Checking Mail - Gallup - Related: Americans Hate Getting Bills in the Mail

Do We Need a Postal Service? - Newsweek

German Postal Service Disrupted By Strike - Yahoo News

USPS Delays Parcel Price Increase, As Major Carriers Weigh Pass-Through - Multichannel Merchant

Pedestrian Killed by US Postal Service Tractor Trailer in Melville - NY Patch

Postal carrier linked to missing mail charged in Montville, CT - The Day

APWU: Members Only Section to Undergo Maintenance - APWU

April 02, 2015
POSTAL SERVICE ESTABLISHES EAS PRIVATELY OWNED VEHICLE (POV) PROGRAM
- PEN

Former Carrier Pleads Guilty to Stealing Mail from Rogersville, MO Residents - PEN

NALC: Memorandums renewed, modified - PEN

PRC Releases Its Analysis of USPS Financial Health - PEN

APWU: RMSS Implementation Dispute Settled for $2 Million - PEN

USPS Kicks-Off National Card and Letter Writing Month with Cool Stamps - PEN

Postal banking could make the postal system’s troubles worse - The Washington Post

Portland revives talks to move Pearl District post office, free 14 acres for development - Oregon Live

USPS to delay April’s planned price increases - Post & Parcel

USPS logs first operational profit in six years - The Hill

NALC - April 2015 transfer opportunities under M-01834 - NALC

April 01, 2015
Postal Service exploring possible redesign of uniforms
- PEN

USPS: Postal Pulse update - PEN

Video: Dimondstein Appears on the Bill Press Show - PEN

A happy worker is a productive worker: Postal Pulse surveys employee engagement - Save the Post Office

Video: Congressman Steve King (R-IA) delivers mail - PEN

Cupid and his friends at the post office are fighting back against flimflamming privatizes - Instead of shrinking the postal service, let's THINK BIG about what it could be - Hightower Lowdown

Mail carrier accused of stealing thousands along Westfield, Southwick routes gets one year probation - masslive.com

Postal Service cited for electrical hazards at Chicago North Side facility - Fox Chicago

Valhalla, NY postal worker wins $3M in lottery

USPS's Exigent Rate Revenue Hits $2 Billion - Direct Marketing News

Can the Fleet Credit Card Program be Better Managed? - Office of Inspector General

Postal Workers’ ad assails Faust, president of Harvard University, for ties to Staples - The Boston Globe

Working together to deliver the mail - Opinion by Rolando for The Washington Post

With Deficit Not Going Anywhere, Congress Considers A Tax On Email - Forbes - PEN Ed: heard that one many times before

New postal vans may lead to retreader investments - Tire Business

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