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November 2014 News

November 19, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




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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