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October 2014 News

October 24, 2014
Video: Mail theft in Denver caught on camera

Canada converts 100,000 customers to cluster boxes, only 4.9 million to go - Save the Post Office

Pit bull attacks postal worker in Carpentersville, IL - Chicago Tribune

Postal service truck hits woman in wheelchair - SoMdNews.com

Postal Service gets green light to test grocery delivery - Federal Times

October 23, 2014
Fix the U.S. postal service
- Senator Tom Carper and Senator Tom Coburn via USA Today

CONFIRMED: Houston’s rare victory in preventing post office closure - Houston Chronicle

Lyons Post Office under demolition after it collapses in Clinton, Iowa - WQAD

Shandon residents say issues with the mail have gotten out of control - New Times San Luis Obispo, CA

Video: Baby found abandoned in Houston post office lobby - PEN

Postal Clerk Pleads Guilty To Stealing Prescription Painkillers From Mail And Burglarizing Post Office - PEN

APWU: Harvard Isn't Talking; Staples Isn't Telling the Truth - PEN

USPS: Customers should know the facts about change cf address (COA) services - PEN

Federal Employees File Petition For Extra Christmas Holiday - PEN

Man charged who robbed pharmacy, stole mail truck - Portland Press Herald

Dead Tree Edition: Postmaster General Wins Dubious Publishing Honor

October 22, 2014
APWU to Harvard President: Stop Staples Deal or Quit Board

PMG discusses Election Mail, packages in latest video - PEN

Canada Begins Phasing Out Door-To-Door Postal Service; All Home Delivery To End By 2019 - Forbes

Coburn 'Wastebook' finds $25 billion in questionable agency spending - Federal Times

Video: Surveillance video released in murder of Cheverly, MD postal worker Tyson Barnette - PEN

Video: Fumes from package at Humble, TX Post Office send 7 workers to hospital - PEN

Teens to prison for mail carrier assault - Appeal-Democrat

Nine ways the government squandered your money, according to Sen. Coburn’s 2014 ‘Wastebook’ - The Washington Post

A Bold Vision for the Future of the Postage Stamp - NBC News

Known Issues - Mailer Scorecard Reports - Intelisent Postal Affairs Blog

FedEx Expects Epic Santa's Sleigh This Holiday Season - Investors.com

October 21, 2014
Raw video: Porch camera captures package theft

Rippon, WV PMR Sentenced to Probation For Stealing Postal Funds - PEN

Video: Post Office Apologizes For Declaring Man Dead - PEN

Despite Indictment, Postal Unions Supporting Grimm - The Chief

Amazon Wields Seller Defect Rates to Curb Late Shipments - eCommerce Bytes

Audio: Postal employees hope public pressure delays or blocks USPS plans to move Roanoke processing to Greensboro - News/Talk 960-AM & FM-107.3 WFIR

Video: 15,000 postal service jobs could disappear - Senator Sanders on The Ed Show - PEN

Procurement and Use of Common Fleet Trailers - Northeast Area - Office of Inspector General

October 20, 2014
APWU: Do You Know Someone Who Needs a Job?


Postal Unions Call for National Day of Action - NPMHU via PEN

USPS Proposing Relocation Of Marina Del Rey Branch Post Office - Santa Monica Mirror

Sold American: An inventory of USPS disposed properties, 2009-2014 - Save the Post Office

Dead Tree Edition: Google Loves Print, This We Know, For Its Guidelines Tell Us So

Batman stamps have "prostituted" the US postal service, say collectors - Radio Times

Postal clerks jobs uncertain after consolidation - VC-Star

Six Years and Still Going Strong - Office of Inspector General

October 19, 2014
USPS: The Health Benefits, Dental, and Vision Programs are Going Green

No traditional mailboxes for new subdivisions - Forsyth County News

DMM Revision: Hold For Pickup Service Expanded to Additional Products - PEN

ELM Revision: Federal Employees Health Benefits Program - PEN

October 18, 2014
Video: Baby's life rests in hands of US Postal Service

Suspicious package meant to steal mail - Rolla Daily News

USPS investigation reveals 900 pieces of stolen mail in Harrison - video - WLWT Cincinnati

October 17, 2014
Congresswoman Norton Wants Postal Service to Reverse Changes that Lengthen First-Class Delivery and Return Night Time Delivery Risks to Letter Carriers

Former Deadwood postal worker sentenced to 15 years for sex with 12-year-old - Rapid City Journal

Former postal carrier admits to stealing from mail - The Columbus Dispatch

Harrison, OH postal worker suspended; Accused of stealing mail - WLWT

Tell the Postmaster General, Board of Governors: Stop Delaying America’s Mail! - PEN

IG: USPS hasn't analyzed impact of plant consolidation - Fierce Government

October 16, 2014
The Postal Service's Union-Busting Law Firm

Supervisors demand facts in Eureka mail processing center consolidation - KIEM TV

Video: 30-second, $9K-mail theft caught on surveillance camera - PEN

Video: Mail service stalls in North Slope whaling village - PEN

Man indicted over anthrax letter to Sumner DA’s office - The Tennessean

Amazon Hires 80K Seasonal Holiday Workers - Boston.com

October 15, 2014
Next in postal privatization: Goin Postal counters in 2,000 Walmarts
- Save the Post Office

PMRs and PMR Annuitants Receive MOU Impact Notice - PEN

Duluth Rallies Against Consolidation - PEN

West Virginia letter carrier helps boy get home - PEN

USPS Hatch Act Reminder - PEN

400 pieces of mail stolen from postal vehicle - Des Moines Register

$157,196,468 Spent on Union Salaries in FY 2012 - FedSmith

October 14, 2014
Top Ten Reasons Congress Must Act on Postal Reform
- PostCom

Why mail still matters in politics - Columbus CEO

Post Office Relocations: Having Your Say - Office of Inspector General

GOP says Democrats abuse nonprofit mailing permit - Gleaner

Google’s shopping service charges membership fees - The Technology Chronicles

Lyndhurst mailman charged with theft in connection with stolen tax return checks - NorthJersey.com

Meet the mailman who mapped Rio’s slums before Google could - Grist

Postal Service anticipates the need for up to 10,000 Right Hand Drive delivery vehicles - PEN

October 13, 2014
Video: Postal Worker Spots International Mail Fraud Scheme

Postal worker thanks colleague for turning bad days into good ones - Fox News

The most expensive postal code in the U.S. — and nobody knows about it - The Province

Invisible Hands: The Businessmen’s Campaign to Dismantle the Post Office - Angry Bear Blog

Postal Service calling on retired employees to help during holiday season - WDSU News Channel 6

Getting to know a small-town postal worker - Times Bulletin

October 12, 2014
Video: Texas health care worker tests positive for Ebola
- Texas health officials say a health care worker who provided care for the Ebola patient who died there has now tested positive for Ebola. - USA Today

Texas rural carrier dies in collision just 2 months from retirement - Leader News

FedEx workers at New Jersey facility reject union representation - Reuters

Will UPS Blow It Again This Christmas? - Motley Fool

Third Bush on the Right: USPS Grocery Deliveries Would Need Lots of TLC from Carriers - Dead Tree Edition

October 11, 2014
Video: Lafayette, LA postal worker found guilty of stealing $275,000 in gift cards - PEN

Money order madness - Philly.com

Postal workers union official (NALC) cleared of charges after arrest at post office - Chicago Tribune

October 10, 2014
PMG Expands Staples Dirty Deal – ‘Don’t Buy’ Movement Grows

Newspaper Subscribers May Be the Unseen Victims in USPS Plant Closings - Perryville News

Postal Service seeks permission to continue grocery delivery pilot - FedScoop

How Your Vote in November Could Harm or Help Children - PEN

Go Postal? - Why a job as a letter carrier may be the best you'd ever get - Psychology Today

Haz-mat investigating contents of suspicious package mailed to a business on East Brainerd Road in Chattanooga, TN - WRCB 3 Chattanooga

Feds Should Keep an Eye on the Race to Replace Darrell Issa - GovExec.com

Postage mix-up keeps mailed Harris County ballots at post office for days - abc13.com

Revenue Protection Rules (PDF) - OIG

Limited Edition Forever Stamps Celebrate the Dark Knight’s 75th Anniversary - Batman Stamps Dedication New York Comic Con 2014 - PEN



APWU: Remedy for Violations of PSE Cap: Conversions, Not Terminations! - PEN

APWU: ‘Pecking Order’ Set for Filling New Positions in POStPlan Offices - PEN

Mail stolen from Pittsburgh letter carrier's vehicle - WTAE

Proposed 2015 USPS Promotions Calendar - Intelisent Postal Affairs Blog

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October 09, 2014
Temple, TX Couple Sentenced To Federal Prison For Postal Theft Scheme Involving In Excess Of 50,000 Pieces Of United States Mail

Report: Postal Service leaves areas in the dark on changes to 95 facilities - The Washington Post

USPS workers in Scranton hit with overdue city tax bills - The Times-Tribune

OPM Announces 2015 Federal Employees Health Benefits Program Premium Rates - PEN

The Biggest Drug Courier in America Is the U.S. Postal Service - Vocativ

Former Postal Service Employee Indicted For Scheme To Defraud The Workers Compensation Program - PEN

9 suspects snared in sticky-mailbox thefts - LoHud Journal News

The Post Office Wants to Gorge on Your Groceries - Motley Fool

Giant Eagle executive chairman nominated to Postal Service board of governors - TribLIVE

Lindenhurst man killed in repair shop accident at Hicksville post office - Newsday

USPS OIG: Lack of Service Standard Change Information in Area Mail Processing Feasibility Studies - Intelisent Postal Affairs Blog

Delayed upgrades cost Postal Service - Washington Examiner

McGowan replaced as stamp chief; Tackett acting manager - Linns.com

October 08, 2014
Video: $50K Reward Offered For Info On Miami Postal Carrier Robbery

Video: Post office vehicle parked in handicap spot, obstructing ramp - PEN

"If You Don’t Ask, You DO Get" - Must An Employer Accommodate An Employee Even If She Does Not Ask For An Accommodation?

PRC rule lays out USPS unfair competition complaint process - Fierce Government

Postal clerks protest extending services to Staples stores - Philadelphia Daily News

Union Criminal Enforcement Actions - August-September 2014 - PEN

Postal Service data called at risk - Herald Tribune

USPS Preliminary Financial Information, August 2014 (PDF) - PRC

October 07, 2014
Video: Postal worker attacked by dogs in Schenectady - PEN

Postal inspectors looking for man in Seattle mail thefts - KIRO TV

Federal workers to see another rate increase for health coverage - The Washington Post

USPS mail carrier robbed at gunpoint in NW Miami-Dade

Vigil Planned for Boy Killed by U.S. Postal Service Truck - Breitbart News

NALC: The cause of a $1.6 billion swing - PEN


Video: Hefty Back Tax Bill For Postal Workers - PEN

Video: Kansas City boy recounts crash with postal truck that killed his 13-year-old best friend - PEN

USPS Heroes’ Corner – October 2014 - PEN

Agencies show mixed results containing workers' comp costs - Federal Times - Read PEN's article covering this subject

Former postal employee admits she stole $55,363 over a nine-month period - Tribune-Review

HOUSTON, TX - Prosecutors say they'll seek the death penalty against a Southeast Texas man charged with fatally shooting his neighborhood postal carrier last year. - Chron

Duluth postal employees, residents protest mail processing center closure planned for 2015 - Star Tribune

Our View: Amazon's special delivery - The Taunton Daily Gazette

A post office worker in Philadelphia has been charged with allegedly stealing nearly $29,000 intended for customer money orders - Philly.com

Postal carrier, neighbor save house from fire

Delivering the Holidays to Diplomatic and Military Service Members Worldwide - USPS news

October 06, 2014
"Irate" Boynton post office customer throws box at worker, police say
- Sun Sentinel

Sanger, CA man pleads guilty to stealing 57 vehicle batteries from U.S. mail trucks - 23ABC News

IG: USPS needs to tailor business to customers of the future - Fierce Government

The New, Improved Generation of Instant Delivery Services - CityLab

You Have Mail a for-profit alternative to Canada Post home delivery - CBC

Canadian Union of Postal Workers Condemns "Vultures Circling" Over End Of Home Mail Delivery - The Street

IG Calls on USPS to Implement Transportation Route Tracking Technology - FEDweek

Video: Danville Woman Says Money Was Stolen Out Of Her Birthday Card She Got In The Mail - PEN

How the Postal Service put your change-of-address information at risk - The Washington Post

Future Uncertain as Minnesota Letter Carriers Rally Today - Public News Service

Camber of Fairfax won a contract worth up to $30 million from the U.S. Postal Service for professional, administrative and management support services.

Totes to Your Door: Do you currently use a grocery store delivery service (like Peapod, Instacart or Fresh Direct)? - Office of Inspector General

Mailboxes are Slowly Disappearing - Delta News Web

OPM: When is Open Season?

October 05, 2014
U.S. Postal Service denies curbside mail in Palmer, Bethlehem Township development
- Cluster boxes must be installed - Lehigh Valley Live

Postal worker has visited 244 baseball parks, 66 left - Telegraph Forum

Ocala, FL woman sends inmate boyfriend drug-laced love letter - First Coast News

Video: 13-year-old boy dies in accident with USPS truck - PEN

October 04, 2014
Police in Bellevue, Washington, say a female postal worker accused of striking a pedestrian three times with her marked postal service vehicle while "laughing hysterically" has been arrested for investigation of assault. - Bellingham Herald

Jury convicts ex-Lafayette postal worker on theft - Beaumont Enterprise

Economy helps the Postal Service continue to thrive - Rolando Special to The Desert Sun

Postal customers, workers protest proposed changes - The Columbian

NLRB Says FedEx Drivers Are Employees, Not Contractors - Law 360 - Also see: Kansas Supreme Court: FedEx Ground Drivers Not Contractors - Forbes

Voyager Card Program – Capping Report (PDF) - Management Advisory Report - OIG

October 03, 2014
Congress's Research Arm Cites Retiree Fund as USPS's Undoing
- Direct Marketing News

Video - Jack Daniel Distillery Seeks Commemorative Stamp From USPS - PEN

APWU Backs Retirees’ Demand to Re-Open Social Security Offices - PEN

Video: USPS Mail Bins Crowd Sidewalks In NYC Financial District - PEN

Is Amazon Planning a Shipping Revolution? - Practical Ecommerce

Highway Contract Route Electronic Payment Process (PDF) - Management Advisory Report - OIG

Dormant Advance Deposit Permit Accounts (PDF) - Management Advisory Report - OIG

Voyager Card Program for Highway Contract Routes - Pooling Policy Concerns and Related Overpayments (PDF) - Management Advisory Report - OIG

Management Alert – Manual Package Counting and Conversion Factors (PDF) - Management Alert - OIG

October 02, 2014
PMG touts USPS network during TV interview

NALC: City Delivery Route Alternative Adjustment Process - 2014-2015 - PEN

Those Damned Hippies. They Rezoned the Post Office - The Daily Kos

USPS to Maintain Current Product and Service Prices - PEN

Amazon's Deal With the United States Postal Service Could Hold the Key to the Mail Deliverer’s Future - The Motley Fool

USPS needs to compete better - Fosters

The Postal Service Giveth, and the Paper Market Taketh Away - Dead Tree Edition

October 01, 2014
Colorado man wants to bring gun into post office
- San Francisco Gate

Former postal worker sentenced for misappropriating funds - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

How the USPS can embrace tech and keep physical mail relevant - FedScoop

Video: Secret Service Director Resigns - PEN Federal News

Security Controls for USPS Change of Address Program Are Insufficient - PEN

Video: USPS Amazon Fresh Delivery in San Francisco - PEN

Video: More than 200 attend US Postal Job Fair in downtown Tulsa - PEN

Rural post offices bracing for reduced hours, staffing - WMTW

Denver postal robbers get five years in federal prison - PEN

Missoulian Editorial: Postal Service needs real reform - The Missoulian

On the job: Postal worker - Cecil Daily

With Berkeley set to change civic center zoning, US Postal Service ponders lawsuit - Berkeleyside

Suitability of Rail Transportation - New Jersey Network Distribution Center (PDF) - OIG

National Change of Address Program (PDF) - Security controls over the COA manual processes and NCOALink data are not sufficient to protect the confidentiality and integrity of customer information. - OIG


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