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April 2014 News

April 13, 2014
ACHP to report on disposal of historic post offices this week; the sales go on - Save the Post Office

Lower Pay Rates Are Boosting USPS's Finances - Dead Tree Edition

Calls to Bring Postal Reform Legislation to the Floor - Magic City Morning Star

Eugene, OR postal worker sues over attack by 'abnormally dangerous' dog - Oregon Live

April 12, 2014
Goldway Says USPS Dissed Mailers With Load Leveling - DM News

Issa to Introduce President Obama’s Postal Proposal - PEN

Consumers Expect the USPS to Deliver - DM News

Postal worker retires after 61 years - Chicago Tribune

Chicago postal protest previews April 24 rallies - Workers World

April 11, 2014
Insights from Postal Vision 2020

Postal Union Chief: Think of USPS as Asset, Not a Cost Center - DM News

How APWU Activists Are Building a Movement - PEN

NALC: Parton homicide investigation: 9 arrests to date - PEN

U.S. Postal Service selling out workers and… America - Boulder Weekly

Police arrest Yonkers man who smuggled drugs using postal service and stored it in Bronx day care centers and other places - NY Daily News

PRC Chair Urges Postal Service to Tap Its Human Capital - eCommerce Bytes

Postal Service is profitable, doesn't need to cut services - Marshfield News Herald

What the Quad/Graphics-Brown Deal Tells Us About U.S. Printing, Publishing, and Postal Services - Dead Tree Edition

April 10, 2014
Postal worker sold marijuana from mail truck- Newsday

Former Columbia postal worker admits to stealing Secret Service counterfeits, buying drugs - The State

A changing of the guard at National Association of Letter Carriers - NW Labor Press

USPS: ‘Load leveling’ takes effect today - PEN

APWU plans San Ramon protest over Postal Service 'privatization' - San Ramon Express

In Defense of the United States Postal Service - Montana Public Radio

Going Postal: Stamp Collecting Leads to Unexpected Places - Huffington Post

Former Columbia, SC postal worker admits to stealing Secret Service counterfeits, buying drugs - The State

Why Republicans Love Obama's Post Office Plan - Businessweek

Olivehurst man arrested after run-in with postal employee- Appeal Democrat

Post office stops delivery on 'unsafe' Ashburnham street

Digital Postal Mail Startup Zumbox Hits The Deadpool - Tech Crunch

April 09, 2014
USPS Needs Real Reform – Not More Austerity - PEN

Finally, a Direct Mail Feelgood Story - Direct Marketing News

Arson fire disrupts service at Arlington Heights post office - Star Telegram

April 08, 2014
Rolando: Postal Service needs real reform

Republicans, White House finally agree something: postal reform - GovExec

Issa embraces White House plan for postal reform - Federal News Radio

FERS, FERS-RAE, FERS-FRAE… What Does All This Mean? - FedSmith

Netflix DVD-Mailer Rate Upheld by Court in Post Office Suit - Businessweek

Testimony of OMB Deputy Director Before House Committee On Oversight and Government Reform - PEN

Greeting Card Association and Rural Carriers Call for Meaningful Postal Reform - PEN

Woman receives birthday letter sent by mom in 1969 - New York Post

Darrell Issa continues war against the United States Postal Service - All Voices

April 07, 2014
Staples Deal Still a Secret – But Hearing Reveals Disturbing Truths
- APWU news via PEN

Former U.S. Postal Employees Carol J. And Richard Pazder Plead Guilty To False Statement Offenses - PEN

The real reason postal workers don't trust Paul Ryan - Businessweek

Postal service worker apparently seen throwing package in drive-by delivery/ - CBS Los Angeles

Customer Service at USPS: “Today is Not Your Day” - FedSmith

How do you order stamps? - Office of Inspector General

Timing is everything: MSPB braces for involuntary retirement appeals - Federal Times

Juniper Park Civic Association says U.S. Postal Service destroyed or failed to mail dozens of its magazines - NY Daily News

Are you seriously overweight? If so, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is trying to help you out - FedSmith

Package may have ignited fire at Raleigh postal facility

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April 06, 2014
Why do so many cars crash into post offices?
- Save the Post Office

Why UPS Fired 250 Workers - Business Insider

Songbird Stamps Take Flight Through the U.S. Mail - PEN

USPS: Handbook AS-353 Revision: Guide to Privacy, the Freedom of Information Act, and Records Management

USPS: Equipment Maintenance Allowance Schedule for Rural Routes

USPS: New Password System to be Rolled Out - Password Will Replace Employee PIN Online

April 05, 2014
Federal Agencies Shed 10,000 Jobs in March
- About 1200 of these were USPS jobs - GovExec

Chicago District Manager Responds to Elmwood Park Protest - PEN

Pittsburgh mail delivery spotty Point Breeze - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Postal Service is Hemorrhaging Billions; Is Privatization An Option? - Opinion - Augusta Chronicle

Ukraine asks world to stop sending it mail for Crimea - Yahoo News

Valley veterans angry post office didn't replace flag for 6 months

April 04, 2014
APWU: PSEs Should Beware Of ‘Voice of Employee’ Surveys

NAPUS: House Budget Committee Approves Bill That Targets Postal and Federal Employees - PEN

'It is still a crime': US Postmaster General, Greta face off over government credit card abuse charges against postal workers

Video: FedEx Guy Chasing His Van - PEN

FedEx Confirms More Than 600,000 People Try To Mail Themselves Each Year - The Onion

In the 'What's Next' Category - Official Policy: Male Federal Workers Can Use Women's Restrooms, Locker Rooms

April 03, 2014
Video: PMG and the State of the Business

Senators, Holder Appalled by 'Shocking' Amount of Drugs Sent Through Mail - US News

Audio: Jim Cochrane, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Postal Service - Federal News Radio

U.S. Post Office workers planning Elmwood Park protest - Elm Leaves

Enhancing the Value of Mail Follow Up: Discussion Forum Recap - Office of Inspector General

USPS could stay competitive in package business by decreasing wait time and improving scan rates, IG says - Fierce Government

Former postal worker sentenced to prison for mail thefts - Albany Democrat Herald

Furious residents fear 20-mile round trip to get mail may be permanent

We strictly adhere to rules for sale of historic properties - La Jolla Light‎

The U.S. should go back to postal banking - The University of Alabama's Crimson White

House GOP Budget Would Cut Compensation for Postal Workers - GovExec.com

April 02, 2014
USPS Sets Record Straight on Scanning 'Misinformation'
- eCommerce Bytes

5 ways to save the postal service - DM News

Correction to Article Relating to Credit Card Use by Postal Employees - In The Capital

FYI: Tax records you can toss and what to keep - MSN Money

NALC: Memorandums of understanding extended, modified - PEN

USPS: Not at the Office: Election season is coming; get to know the Hatch Act - PEN

Bank on the post office to save America's 'bank deserts'  - Op-Ed by David C. Williams - independent inspector general for the Postal Service. LA Times

Plain Talk: No one hires vets like the Postal Service - Cap Times

Postal Service Dragging Its Feet on Fixing Periodicals - Dead Tree Edition

Amazon Will Now Allow Returns Using Lockers - Digits - WSJ

APWU: Based on a Falsehood, Ryan Budget Would Plunder Postal Service - PEN

Ryan Budget Calls for Hike in Federal Employee Retirement Contributions - FedSmith

APWU: Tentative Agreement Reached on Nurses’ Contract - PEN


April 01, 2014
Video: Chicago Mail trucks robbed on south side

Video: Fiery Fatal Wreck Involved USPS big rig - PEN

Phila man left unconscious after icy fall at mailbox sues postal service - Pennsylvania Record

Alabama rural carrier among injured in car wreck

UPDATE: USPS sets the record straight - online - PEN

Misprinted Stamps Escape Postal Vault - PEN

PRC Directs Postal Service to Address Excessive Discounts - Direct Marketing News

Forum held on mail delivery problems on Chicago's Northwest Side - ABC 7 Chicago

Regarding the USPS manager that misused her government credit card Greta says: Attorney General Eric Holder, 'should' prosecute government credit card abuse or resign - Fox News

Direct Mail's Dynamic Duo Gird for a Fight on the Senate Floor - Direct Marketing News

Postal trucks hog parking spots in Murray Hill - New York Post


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