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June 2015 News

June 28, 2015
Court: No guns allowed at the post office
- Business Insider

Maine mailboxes: Fun, funky and fortified - Sun Journal

June 27, 2015
Judge Imposes Death Sentence for Boston Marathon Bomber
- PEN

USPS Denies Death Benefits to Widow Of Postal Employee Who Died At Work - PEN

APWU Reaches Tentative Agreement for Private-Sector Drivers - APWU news via PEN

NALC: USPS financial results through May 2015 - NALC news via PEN

NAPUS: Documenting Bargaining Unit Work Update - NAPUS news via PEN

NAPS Calls Upon President Obama To Strengthen Cyber Security Measures - PEN

June 26, 2015
Employee aids co-worker after dog attack
- PEN

Former Indiana APWU President, Local 286, Pleads Guilty To Embezzlement - PEN

Former Michigan NALC Treasurer, Branch 249, Indicted On One Count Of Embezzlement - PEN

Next round in the exigent case: USPS seeks five-year extension of surcharge; the mailers say enough is enough - Save The Post Office

Was Postal Worker Mauro Pennini Planning To Go Postal? - Westword

Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board Proposes To Realign Default Fund
- PEN

OPM director survives congressional inquisition, for now - Washington Post

Magistrate rules Aspen postal worker threat to public safety - The Aspen Times

Major delivery companies bank on cross-border shoppers - PEN

'Bored' postal worker in Taylor escapes mail theft charges - News Herald

Australia Post slashes and burns jobs - Macro Business

Feds Demand Communication From Obama on Data Breach - FedSmith

After months of working from van, Keller USPS back in condemned building - Tribal Tribune


June 25, 2015
Video Update: 90-year-old accused of threatening to kill postal worker ordered to treatment facility
- PEN

Video: Florida man, 90, accused of threatening to kill postal worker, is jailed without bail
- PEN

U.S. Postal Service and Sweden Post to Jointly Issue Ingrid Bergman Stamp - PEN\

Postal Service Vehicle Involved In Head-On Crash In Lexington - Lex18.com

Automated services key to containing mail costs - Government Computer News

The USPS Deficit Crisis: What’s the Plan? - Law Street

Staples Owes Maryland $14.3M in Back Taxes - APWU

U.S. Postal Service standards keep declining
- Detroit News

USPS Says Kiosks Make Shipping More Accessible - eCommerce Bytes

Suspended Aspen postal employee pleas not guilty to federal weapons charges - Aspen Times

The Postal Service’s lagging performance hurts rural America, even as urban areas get additional non-essential services - Kansas City Star

Dayton CCA accused of stealing gift cards, not delivering mail - Dayton Daily News

June 24, 2015
USPS releases May 2015 financial statement
- Save the Post Office

Postal Regulatory Commission and the United States Postal Service Meet - PEN

Inside The Post Office’s Latest Desperate Effort To Compete - Daily Caller

Same-Day Deliverer Expands in Chicago - DM News

U.S. Postal Service collects letters for athletes - ESPN

Video: Postal worked attacked by dog in Portland neighborhood speaks
- PEN

Video: Postal Carrier Accused of Being Drunk While Driving Her Route
- PEN

Undeliverable mail hurts more than just the Postal Service, IG says - Fierce Government

Video: Delivery Halted - Residents Say No Mail For Days - PEN

APWU: USPS Seeks to Derail Efforts to Restore Service Standards - PEN

Locker-tech companies try to solve apartment delivery hassles - Boston Globe

USPS mail standards keep getting worse - Great Falls Tribune

Addiction to pain meds led to postal employee's mail theft charges - Courier Press

‘Postman Bob’ Turns Out to Be His Wife’s Own Special Angel - Prime Publishers

June 23, 2015
Video: Estimated 18 Million Affected by OPM Hack - 4 Times Larger Than OPM Announced
- PEN

Employee gets help — and visitors — for ailing customer - PEN

Video Update: Pitbull to Be Put Down Following Attack - PEN

Advertising mail more memorable than digital, study finds - PEN

APWU takes PRC to court over service standards - Save The Post Office

Elderly man threatens to blow Boca Raton postal worker's head off - Local 10

Postal worker accused of delivering mail intoxicated - Lancaster Eagle-Gazette

Dog attack sends postal worker to hospital - Fox 23

Is Amazon Making a Mistake With Two New Delivery Methods? - The Motley Fool

NALC statement regarding 'Fast Track' passage in the House - PEN


June 22, 2015
OPM Announces Second Major Security Breach - PEN
Also see APWU Statement Regarding Second Security Breach at OPM - PEN

Video: OPM Data Breach - 5 Things You Need To Know - PEN

Video Update: Tree Kills Passing Postal Worker In North Carolina - PEN

USPS: Rolling back mail delivery service standards to 2012 levels is financially and operationally indefensible - PEN

Gyrocopter Pilot Doug Hughes Rejects Plea Deal - Associated Press

Undeliverable as Addressed Costs More than You Think - OIG

Flooding forces U.S. Postal Service to go old school -  9 News Colorado

'Bored' postal worker in Taylor escapes mail theft charges - News Herald

USPS to expand Amazon grocery delivery trial to NYC - Postal & Parcel

Regulators: 'No jurisdiction' to overturn post office move - North Platte Bulletin

California should endorse vote-by-mail plan: Editorial - LA Daily News

OPM breach a failure on encryption, detection - Federal Times

USPS Says Operation Santa Will Continue Its Proud Tradition - PEN

Millions are facing junk mail deluge
- Secret Royal Mail plan to deliver marketing letters to shoppers who simply click on a product online - Daily Mail

USPS kiosks hit revenue milestone - PEN

June 21, 2015
Video: Officials ID postal worker killed after tree falls on mail truck - PEN

North Carolina mail carrier killed after tree falls on her postal vehicle 
- Fox 8

USPS Grocery Delivery Coming to the Big Apple
- Dead Tree Edition

USPS employee in SD indicted on theft of mail charge - San Francisco Gate


June 20, 2015
Boston man gets 29 years in jail for postal worker shooting - WWLP

American Postal Workers Union hopes to nix the Office Depot acquisition - So. Florida Biz Journal

Suspect accused of harassing, assaulting postal employee - Tahlequah Daily Press

Potholes contributed to crash that injured postal carrier - River Towns

June 19, 2015
Video: USPS Business Focus June 2015 With PMG Brennan - PEN

Tucson Postal Opinion Surveys Online - City of Tucson

Postal insights sparking industry growth, PMG reports - PEN

NEW POSTAL ORGANIZATION TO BE “UNITED POSTMASTERS AND MANAGERS OF AMERICA” - PEN

US Congress Appropriations Committee’s mail standards amendment would cost $1.5b annually, claims USPS
- Post & Parcel

Nation’s oldest catalog still going strong - PEN

Alabama carrier charged with taking bribes to deliver marijuana - AL.com

Office Depot shareholders say 'yes' to Staples merger - Sun-Sentinel

House Panel Backs Faster Mail, More USPS Facilities - GovExec.com

New USPS Site - USPS

Family struggles with mailbox thief - KSAT

Former Upper Peninsula USPS Worker Accused of Destroying Mail - 9and10news.com

Man Wearing US Postal Service Jacket Robs Bank - CBS Boston

OPM's lack of transparency on cyber breach leaves feds frustrated, ill informed - Federal News Radio

Domestic violence victim, a letter carrier, disciplined for carrying Taser - Chicago Sun Times

June 18, 2015
Photos: New York Christmas Thieves via USPS Operation Santa
- PEN

Video: Mailman bitten by pit bull in east Houston
- PEN

House Committee Approves Amendment To Restore USPS To 2012 Standards
The House Appropriations Committee approved an amendment on June 17 to restore postal service standards
to those that were in place on July 1, 2012. - PEN

Postal worker faces two federal charges
...possessing a firearm while being the subject of a protection order and possession of a firearm at a federal facility. Aspen Daily News

NAPS: USPS PUBLISHES SUMMARY OF PAY POLICY CHANGES - PEN

Rolando letter: Actually, taxpayers don't pay for the Postal Service - AZ Central

Congressman Steven Palazzo (R-MS) issued a statement Wednesday in support of an amendment to restore postal service funding and prevent the closure of two South Mississippi facilities - Sun Herald

Middletown Man Followed Postal Worker, Slapped Truck - Courant

Stop postal execs from destroying our Postal Service - Hightower Report - Austin Chronicle


June 17, 2015
3 Postal Service Workers Are Charged in Operation Santa Scheme
- NY Times

USPS: Food drive donations surpass 70 million pounds
- PEN

Video: Former postal supervisor investigated for mail theft strikes deal, may not serve jail time
- PEN

Former Postal Employee Pleads Guilty To Embezzlement and Theft - PEN

Video: Frustrated residents commute for mail after post office shuts down - PEN

USPS: Why cover-up of sex-harassment complaints? - News Tribune

NALC: Successful results for 'Stamp Out Hunger' - PEN

Video: USPS Behind the Scenes - 2015 Spring and Summer TV spot - PEN

Amazon Calls for Renegotiating ePacket Deal with China - eCommerce Bytes

Senator Brown presses USPS to keep Toledo processing center open - 13 ABC

Footprints from the postal carrier - My Journal Carrier

Want to Offer Same-Day Delivery? Here’s What You Need to Think About - Multichannel Merchant

Stop Staples Campaign Keeps on Rolling Through Pennsylvania - APWU

Audio: French Postal Service Delivers Letter 138 Years Late - NPR

Feds seek postal worker’s arrest after an alleged find of weapons - Aspen Daily News

USPS truck burns outside Macon post office - WMAZ

June 16, 2015
Postal Unions Object to Administration Proposal to Reduce Compensation to Injured Workers
- PEN

USPS Enhances Non-bargaining Pay Policies - PEN

Child receives note from deceased pet, courtesy of USPS - PEN

Postal Service delays next phased move of mail processing from Norfolk - Pilot Online

Amazon considering paying everyday people to deliver packages - Fortune

Postal employees indicted on conspiracy - KSDK

IG: Physical ads sent through the Postal Service have more impact than digital ads - Fierce Government

Vantiv lands Postal Service contract - Biz Journals

Video: Ohio postal worker accused of embezzling nearly $15,000
- PEN

Postal Unions Call On DOL to Withdraw Support for Misguided FECA Reform Measures - PEN

PRC Leaves Exigency's Removal in Place For Now
- DM News

Digitization: Making the post office meaningful again - Computer World

U.S. Postal Service Board enters the digital age - Lexology

OIG describes six months of work - PEN

USPS plans for the Internet of mailed things - GCN

Crash between mail truck & tanker closes Suffolk, VA road - 13 News Now

June 15, 2015
Postal worker gets probation for stealing money from the mail
- PENN Live

USPS has deployed more than 200,000 Mobile Delivery Devices - deployment nears completion - PEN

Napa, CA Letter Carrier Helps Man Who Fell - PEN

FERS and CSRS Disability Retirement: The Advantage of Persistence - Lawyers.com

Opinion: The Reason for Poor Postal Service - By Greg Davidson: APWU President, Cape Girardeau Local 4088 - Southeast Missourian

USPS Issues Rare Statement Against Inspector General - Linns

Federal Union: OPM Hackers Took Everything In Breach - Federal Times

Enhancing The Value of Mail - The Human Response - USPS OIG

It's The Thought That Counts - USPS OIG

June 14, 2015
Reforming Workers Comp - Washington Post

Ostrich Feather Seller Gets Runaround When Post Office Loses Her Payment - McCall

June 13, 2015
Why Exigency Received a Stay of Execution - DM News

House Reject Bad Trade Deal - APWU - Also see: House Rejects Trade Package - But, It's Not Over Yet - NALC

Rural Carrier Helps Woman Who Fell - PEN

Wanted: US Postal Inspectors - PEN

FedEx Agrees to Pay $227 Million to Short Changed Workers - SF Gate

PRC Establishes Procedural Schedule for Exigency Remand; Suspends 45 Day Notice Requirement for Removal of Exigent Surcharge - PEN



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June 12, 2015
USPS, APWU, and Mailers Respond To The Courts Ruling On The Exigent Case - Save The Post Office

Feds Continue Investigation of Postal Clerk Placed On Leave - Aspen Daily News

Video: Franken Wants Postmaster General to Stop Rerouting Northern MN Mail - PEN

NAPS Executive Vice President Briefs US Senate Staffers On Challenges Facing the Postal Service - PEN

Return To Sender - Postal Banking Is An Idea Whose Time Has Come and Gone - The Weekly Standard

USPS Overseer Goes On Defensive - eCommerce Bytes

Video: A Grand Island Man is Hoping to Keep His Dog After it Attacked a Letter Carrier - PEN

3 Year Old Writes Letters to His Dead Dog and Mystery Postal Worker Writes Back - Mashable

Shelby Township Woman Struck by Postal Service Vehicle in Downtown Rochester - Oakland Press

June 11, 2015
Union: Hackers have personnel data on every federal employee - Yahoo News

USPS Says Employees Should Prepare For Hurricane Season - PEN

USPS Losses Rely On False Premise - Rolando to the Kingman Daily Miner

USPS Achieving Sustainability Goals, Report Shows - PEN

Postal Service Rejects Idea Offering Postal Banking - San Jose Mercury News

Senator Franken voices concerns over mail delivery service - Northland News Center

Video: Checks In The Mail? Maybe Not - Certain Mailboxes Are Targets For ID Theft - PEN

Video: Surveillance Video Shows Mail Thieves Prowling Lakeside, CA Neighborhood - PEN

Writer delivers letters to Congress where gyrocopter pilot failed - UPI

Feds Launch Probe After Aspen Postal Worker's Arrest - Aspen Daily News

Appeals Court Demands Review of USPS Exigent Price Increase - Post and Parcel

Video: Man Caught On Video Urinating Through Mail Slot Of Scottsdale Shop - PEN

One dead after motorcycle collides with postal truck - KSDK

ELM Revision: Leave Accrual Changes for Certain Postmasters and EAS Employees - Postal Bulletin 22417

ELM Revision: Handbook M-41: On Route - Postal Bulletin 22417

ELM Revision: EAS Privately-Owned Vehicle Program - Postal Bulletin 22417

June 10, 2015
APWU: Contract Mediation Gets Underway - PEN

Statement of Sen. Tom Carper Regarding The Appointment of David S. Shapira to be a Governor, USPS Board of Governors - PEN

Postal Unions Urge Congress to Reject Trade Promotion Authority Legislation - PEN

USPS: Online Sales to Double by 2018 Study Predicts - PEN

North Carolina Postal Manager Accused of Selling Cocaine - WSOC TV

USPS Need To Be More transparent About Plant Closures IG Says - Fierce Government

IG: USPS Doesn't Know If It Saved Money Renegotiating Contracts - Fierce Government

Letter to the Editor: Postal Service Deceived Workers to Retire - New Haven Register

Video: Neighbors Furious USPS Won't Replace Vandalized Mailbox - PEN

Rolando letter-to-the-editor: USPS's Financial Future Much Brighter Than Reported - Federal News Radio

Tampa Man, a Former NALC Pres., Once Again Charged With Taking Workers Comp Kickbacks - Tampa Tribune

Exigency to cost mailers at least $1.2 billion more - DM News

Man picked up 12 pounds of pot worth $50,000 from post office cops say - Newsday

A hi-tech way to detect a mail bomb - Fox News

At The Request of DOL - NALC to conduct special election for director of retired members - PEN

Iowa Carrier Trapped In Rollover Accident - Heartland Connection

June 09, 2015
Congressman Nolan: Postal Consolidations Deliberate Plan To Cut Service - International Falls Journal

Video: Undelivered Bundles of Mail Found Trashed at North College Hill, OH School - PEN

Redstone Arsenal Employees Hit With Phishing Emails Just Days After OPM Data Breach - Al.com

Maine man sentenced to 4 years in Federal mail theft conspiracy case - Daily Journal

Three Tulsa Area Postal Employees Charged With Stealing Mail - News On 6

Concerns of rural service could complicate postal reform - FEDweek

America's Toughest Turnaround: Megan Brennan's Mission to Save the Postal Service - Forbes

USPS's Court Victory Could Cost Mailers Billions - Dead Tree Edition

Expect a Fight From Federal Employee Groups Over OPM  Hack Response - GovExec.com

Federal Cyber Protection Knocked As Outdated, Behind Schedule - The Hill

Who We Are And What We Do - USPS OIG

Postal Retirees May Be Affected By OPM Data Breach - APWU

Is e-mail the safest way to notify federal workers their data may have been hacked - Washington Post

June 08, 2015
Unions Request to White House: Proclaim Postal Heritage Day - PEN

Video: Summer Sees More Stolen Packages - PEN

USPS Must Lower The Cost Of First Class Stamp - eCommerce Bytes

Exigency Decision In = More Uncertainty - The only permanent thing for mailers seems to be permanent uncertainty. - Postal Affairs Blog

USPS Is Looking For About 700 New Employees - WIBQ

June 07, 2015
Court Rules On Exigent Rate Increase: Not Forever, But For How Long - Save The Post Office

USPS has no idea whether or not postal employees affected by OPM cyber breach - PEN

National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association Says Retiree Records Not Compromised In OPM Cyber Breach - PEN

Pit Bull Attacks Michigan Letter Carrier - Monroe News

June 06, 2015
USPS Can't Keep Rate Increase Forever, Court Rules - Washington Post

Senator Carper's Statement on U.S. Court of Appeals Exigent Ruling - PEN

How Can the Postal Service Best Manage Building Costs? - OIG

World's Rarest Stamp Now On Display at the National Postal Museum - PEN

Postal Carrier Saves Mail From Burning Truck - Oregon Live - See Photos Here

NPMHU: Settlement Reached In Data Security Breach  - PEN

Single Seat Electric Mail Delivery Vehicle - Clean Technica

Will TPP Kill The Post Office - TPP is Trans-Pacific Partnership - Huff Post

Check Out The Contract NOW Armband - APWU

Postal Union: Postal Service Is Not A Union Issue - It's A Peoples Issue - Labor Radio

June 05, 2015
Court of Appeals Releases Decision On the USPS Contest of PRC's Exigency Decision - PEN

MN postal worker injured in crash Friday morning - Winona Daily News

OPM: Information About The Recent Cybersecurity Incident - PEN

40,000 home-care workers unpaid after postal mishap involving timecards - LA Times

Florida postal employee to plead guilty to stealing tax refund checks from the mail - Tampa Tribune

The Remarkable Story of the World’s Rarest Stamp - Smithsonian

Congress needs to guide USPS in rural delivery - Bladen Journal

Save the postal service before it's too late - Counter Punch

OPM data breach, what you need to know - FedSmith

Cyber Attack Hits 4 Million Current and Former Federal Employees - Reuters

Former Dayton, OH postman admits he stole mail - WDTN

June 05, 2015
Court of Appeals Releases Decision On the USPS Contest of PRC's Exigency Decision - PEN

MN postal worker injured in crash Friday morning - Winona Daily News

OPM: Information About The Recent Cybersecurity Incident - PEN

40,000 home-care workers unpaid after postal mishap involving timecards - LA Times

Florida postal employee to plead guilty to stealing tax refund checks from the mail - Tampa Tribune

The Remarkable Story of the World’s Rarest Stamp - Smithsonian

Congress needs to guide USPS in rural delivery - Bladen Journal

Save the postal service before it's too late - Counter Punch

OPM data breach, what you need to know - FedSmith

Cyber Attack Hits 4 Million Current and Former Federal Employees - Reuters

Former Dayton, OH postman admits he stole mail - WDTN

June 04, 2015
Britain to fully privatize postal service to slash state debt - Yahoo News

NJ postal supervisors car rolls down Ridgewood street - Cliffview Pilot

Advanced mobile devices pave USPS' way toward Internet of things - Federal News Radio

Stuart Weitzman's 9.5 million stamp is now on display at the national postal museum - Washington Post

Davie, FL post office burglarized; USPS Inspection Service offers reward - Miami Herald

Snow, rain, and gloom may not stop the U.S. Mail, but woman learns a few steps can - News-Sentinel

Should post offices offer banking services? - Linns

Congressman Nolan says postal consolidation is a plan to cut service - KDAL

June 03, 2015
Doug Hughes- Postal Service Firing Me, but Letters Will Get to Congress - Roll Call | Also see: Postal Service takes steps to fire gyrocopter pilot - Yahoo News

Former Postal Carrier Arrested On Fraud Charges - WFMY News

Elvis Presley Forever Stamp To Be Dedicated August 12 At Graceland - PEN

Why Brides Are Flocking to This Tiny Post Office - NBC News

USPS Issues Primary Craft Determination - Mail Handlers to Perform Duties Associated With SPSS Operation - NPMHU NEWS VIA PEN

Retired postal worker loses disability bias case - Business Insurance

APWU: The People Demand - Show Us The Text - APWU news VIA PEN

Yonkers Police: Mail Stolen From U.S. Postal Service Box - Westchester News

APWU, Sister Postal Unions Win Right to Bargain Over Cyber Intrusions - APWU news VIA PEN

June 02, 2015
Video: Apologetic postal worker blames substance abuse for late, trashed mail - PEN

APWU: Data Posted on Postmasters, Supervisors Performing Craft Work - PEN

Former Employee of the U.S. Postal Service and Co-Defendant Sentenced for Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud Scheme - PEN

This Shadow Government Agency Is Scarier Than the NSA - Gawker

Video: Band of suspects arrested, accused of stealing mail, forging checks - WISN

June 01, 2015
Missouri Carrier Charged With Delay And Destruction Of Mail Pleads Guilty - PEN

Kansas City Sales and Service Associate Charged with Misappropriating Postal Funds - PEN

Obama administration clashes with friends over workers’ comp - Washington Post

Fix the Postal Service - The Register-Guard

Does the Postal Service Need a More Targeted Strategy for First Class Mail? - Direct Marketing News

Podcast by Postal Employee Ron Williams - SoundCloud

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