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May 2015 News

May 23, 2015
NEARLY ALL REMAINING USPS CLOSURES AND CONSOLIDATIONS PUT ON HOLD
- NPMHU via PEN

POSTAL SERVICE SETTLES DATA BREACH LABOR CASE - PEN

A Roswell, NM man is behind bars after deputies say he terrorized a mail carrier and then led officers on a high-speed chase through town - KRQE News

Video: Retiree sits at super mailbox every day to protest Canada Post - PEN

Watch Us Deliver - USPS has a new site that is very interesting - make certain to watch the live eagle cam.

USPS: Postal uniforms change with the times - PEN

Coming To A Post Office Near You: Banking - Wall Street Journal

May 22, 2015
Former NJ Postal Worker Charged With Stolen Identity Refund Fraud
- A Trenton, NJ man allegedly used his role as a postal worker to defraud the government out of $75,380 - PEN

Video: Issues Facing Civilian and Postal Service Vehicle Fleet Procurement - Includes statement of USPS CFO Joseph Corbett before the House Subcommittee on Government Operations - PEN

ICBA Statement on U.S. Postal Service Proposal to Enter the Banking Industry - CEO/President of ICBA says USPS OIG is wrong - USPS should stay out of banking. - PEN

Amid USPS' Calls for Pay Cuts, Unions Let Deadline Pass for New Labor Contract - GovExec.com

What Should UPS and FedEx Do With SurePost and SmartPost? - Motley Fool

APWU: Behind the Scenes, Corporations Influence Policy - PEN

USPS ready to replace aging delivery fleet - Federal News Radio - Also see: Experts Question USPS Plan to Replace Entire Truck Fleet at Once - Newsmax

Video: Former Henrico, VA postal clerk arrested for stealing money orders - PEN

OIG Report Paints Bright Future for Postal Banking - PEN

CA postal worker speaks out on mail truck hijack - KRCR TV

Florida postal worker who landed on Capitol lawn pleads not guilty - UPI

USPS has funds sufficient for fleet renewal, CFO tells Congress - Post & Parcel

USPS now one step closer to providing financial services - Housing Wire

May 21, 2015
USPS, APWU extend contract talks
- USPS News via PEN

Postal OIG White Paper Examines Benefits of Providing Financial Services - PEN

Lessons learned from Whistl’s troubles - NALC

Examining the Road Ahead for Postal Financial Services - Office of Inspector General

Game of Drones? Postal Service to Follow Amazon in Drone Push - Daily Finance

APWU: Contract Talks Extended One Week to Focus on Economic Package - PEN

Postal Service union contract talks break down over pay - Federal Times

USPS is losing sight of public safety - The Hill

Postal Service mail carriers honor former co-worker killed in Genoa - Northwest Herald

Postal Banking Idea Wins Support From Postal Service Inspector General - Our Future

Vehicle upgrades a crucial investment, USPS CFO says - PEN

USPS and Rural Carriers Contract Talks Reach Impasse - PEN

USPS should renegotiate some building leases in the Eastern Area, IG says - Fierce Government

USPS Capitalizes on Ecommerce Package Delivery with New Campaign - eCommerce Bytes

Des Moines postal workers protests cutbacks, poor service - Des Moines Register

Lance Armstrong helped USPS overcome negative PR caused by Cliff from Cheers, claim his lawyers - road.cc

The Mitchell mail carrier who was charged with taking money from customers' mailboxes last year received one year of probation for her crimes - Bedford Times-Mail

Video: Oklahoma City carrier caught on tape tossing package - PEN

May 20, 2015
Video: Grounded gyrocopter pilot won't end protests
- PEN

New charges for Gyrocopter pilot who landed at Capitol; faces prison time - The Washington Post - Also see: The Gyrocopter Pilot Who Landed on the U.S. Capitol Lawn Is Being Indicted - National Journal

Queens postal worker busted for allegedly dumping 2,000 pieces of mail - NY Daily News

New Hampshire letter carrier credited in arrest of man charged in Concord bank robbery - Union Leader

USPS to simplify 20 extra services, effective May 31 - PEN

Video: Retired Just 2 Weeks a Former California Postal Employee Wins $25k In The Lottery and Then Another $1 Million - PEN

Focusing on Rural Postal Issues, McCaskill Co-Hosts Senate Roundtable - PEN

APWU Eastern Region Coordinator Mike Gallagher Joins The Union Edge To Talk About Why Postal Workers Are Rallying - Audio: The Union Edge Talk Radio

New USPS Dog Attack List Rekindles Dallas Pit Bull Debate - CBS DFW

APWU Local 443 President and Congressman Ryan Press Case For The Youngstown Processing and Distribution Facility - Business Journal Daily

USPS: Medal of Honor stamp sheets to show living recipients - PEN

US newspaper publishers urge Congress to fix rural mail service decline - Post & Parcel

Canada Post is keeping all records secret related to complaints about mail delivery in 2014 or the end of door-to-door home delivery - The Star

May 19, 2015
Danny Glover Scolds Interviewer for Wasting His Time
- PEN

Four charged with stealing $1.6M in Treasury checks from Providence postal center, including 2 mail sorters - Providence Journal

Video USPS: Watch us Deliver - PEN

New CMO Says Postal Service Has Data Act Together - Direct Marketing News

NALC: Fast Track update - PEN

Gyrocopter pilot: Campaign finance reform more important than security breach - 10 News

Omar Gonzalez, Western Region Coordinator for the American Postal Workers Union joins the Rick Smith Radio Show to talk about the APWU National Day of Action to Save the Post Office. - Audio

Video – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Ranking Member Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Committee members Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), will host a bipartisan roundtable on rural postal issues on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. in room 342 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C. - PostCom Recap of This Meeting

Video: USPS warns Inola, OK neighbors to fix street or lose mail delivery - PEN

Postal Service Issues Limited Edition Missing Children Stamps - PEN

USPS Adds Ecommerce Component to Direct Mail - eCommerce Bytes

Talladega, AL police, US Postal Service investigating mail that turned up in dumpster - Anniston Star

USPS developing mail and package notification services - Post & Parcel

USPS using technology to spur growth, PMG says - PEN

Readers Sound Off on the Digital Postal Service - Direct Marketing News

Rate increase delay hits USPS hard - Linns.com

Always treat U.S. flags with respect - PEN

Brennan Declares the Dawning of a 'Mail Revolution' - Direct Marketing News

May 18, 2015
Video: Danny Glover - I Stand With Postal Workers
- PEN

Video: For Danny Glover, standing with U.S. Postal workers is personal - PEN

The few, the proud, the mailman? - Federal News Radio

US House Members Want Details on USPS Competitive Practices - PYMNTS.com

Clock is Ticking Contract Expires This Week for Postal Workers - Public News Service

Mail carrier turns into a life-saver for one older woman - WITF

Gyrocopter Pilot Flew for Reform, Might Land in Prison - Huff Post

Can The Gyrocopter Gang Start A Political Reform Movement? - OpEd by Ralph Nader - Eurasia Review

Doug Hughes: I flew a gyrocopter onto the Capitol Lawn to save our democracy - "When I return to Washington for my arraignment in federal court this week, it will be by car, not gyrocopter. My flying days are over, perhaps forever." - Washington Post

May 17, 2015
Video: Fresno, CA police investigate a strange incident involving a postal worker
- PEN

Video: County in Indiana avoids legal fight with USPS over scales - PEN

Postal Service Releases Top Dog Attack Rankings by City - PEN

Postmaster Pass-Down - Traverse City Record-Eagle

May 16, 2015
Video: Remembering a mother, sister and postal worker killed in a deadly crash
- PEN

Houston Jury Convicts Former Postal Supervisor of Theft - PEN

APWU Says "Wear Union Gear on Wednesday, May 20" - PEN

APWU Contract: For the Latest Info, Call the Contract Hotline - PEN

Send a Message to the Postmaster General: I Stand with Postal Workers! - APWU

'In Time for the Postman' tells a woman's story of life in the Dust Bowl - Athens Banner-Herald

May 15, 2015
Video: Who Let The Dog Out! Tips for handling a dog attack if you're a letter carrier
- PEN

Video: Operations Resume After NJ Postal Facility Hazmat Incident - PEN

Downtown Milwaukee post office for sale, $12.8 million - FOX 6 Now

Postal employee teaches students about mail - PEN

Tampa-area postal service workers say public needs to get involved or mail services will go away - SaintPetersBlog

How a drug dealer’s IP was found out by package tracking - Ars Technica

Carrier Killed In Ohio Crash - The Blade

Postal Service must do better job in serving rural areas - The Exponent Telegram

Rep. Richmond and Mayor Landrieu fight planned shutdown of New Orleans mail processing facility - NOLA

House of Reps Investigate USPS for Possible Unlawful Activity - eCommerce Bytes

US Republicans have “heightened concerns” over USPS package business - Post & Parcel

Hackers posing as USPS to get private information - KOCO Oklahoma City

Writer: Mail carriers not to blame for faulty mail delivery - New Jersey Hills

May 14, 2015
Video: Postal workers rally to keep post offices open
- PEN

Danny Glover leads postal worker rally downtown D.C. - The Washington Post

Postal Service Releases Top Dog Attack Rankings by City - Yahoo

Video: Florida Carrier Discovers Apparent Murder-Suicide - PEN

USPS Flag reminders - Different requirements for May 15-16 activities - PEN

Today Is National Day of Action - PEN

Wal-Mart to test unlimited shipping service for $50 per year beating Amazon Prime's $99 annual fee - Yahoo Finance

Postal Workers, Supporters in Omaha To Protest Thursday - WOWT

Postmasters: Update - Postal Service Reviewing Adjustment to NPA Financial Plan - PEN

Q2 Financials Results: The Postal Service Continues to Grow - Delivering for America

Maine postal workers set to protest cuts that have slowed regular mail service - Portland Press Herald

US Senate Committee briefing focuses on “innovative” ideas for rejuvenating US Postal Service - Post & Parcel

May 13, 2015
Two mail handlers at O'Hare arrested in thefts of narcotics from packages
- Chicago Tribune

USPS lost more than $1B to undeliverable mail in 2014, IG says - Fierce Government

New USPS service performance reports show significant delays in delivering the mail - Save the Post Office

Video: Postal worker threw out Bed Bath & Beyond ads - PEN

Union Chief: Rethink Investment Strategy and Keep Down Postal Rates - Direct Marketing News

Support for May 14 National Day of Action Gains Momentum - APWU

Postal Service needs some transformation pain now to avoid desperation later - Federal News Radio

US Postal Workers Protest USPS Service Cuts - eCommerce Bytes

Postal Workers to March for Expanded Hours, Services - Direct Marketing News

Police Make Second Arrest in USPS Carrier Armed Robbery - CI Proud

PRC: Yantic post office closure unfounded - Norwich Bulletin

Crash propels mail truck into South Jordan house - Salt Lake Tribune

Video: Senator Carper Hosts Second Bipartisan Briefing on U.S. Postal Service Challenges and Opportunities in the Digital Age - Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee - Related: Summary of this Senate briefing - PostCom

May 12, 2015
Video: Mail truck catches fire along Interstate 76 in Akron, Ohio
- PEN

Video Update: Chattanooga postal worker assaulted - PEN

iPostal1 - Another New Digital Mailbox Service - PEN

OIG Says USPS Says UAA Mail-Reduction Strategies Have Not Been Effective - PEN

USPS Hammered on Late and Undeliverable Mail - eCommerce Bytes

Tennessee woman pleads guilty to writing counterfeit checks from fake accounts to purchase stamps at the post office - Daily News Journal

DC Court remands barcode case back to PRC - Save the Post Office

Jim Hightower - Stop Postal executives from destroying our Postal Service

Postal Workers, Supporters in Omaha To Protest Thursday - WOWT

Everybody's Doing It! Are You? - APWU


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May 11, 2015
Postal Service could save $400 million on cheap gas
- Federal Times

Postal revenues bump up in 2015 - The Hill

Paul V. Hogrogian Is The New National President of the National Postal Mail Handlers Union - PEN

Where is the Money Going? - Postal Service Turns an Operational Profit for 6th Quarter in a Row…but Loses Money Anyway Due to Prefunding of Health Benefits - AllGov - News

Special Report: Local Postal Service investigation - KBTV-TV FOX 4 Beaumont

Senators press new postmaster general on slow rural mail service - Bangor Daily News

Report: Postal Service should rebid contract - Philly.com

Years in making, stamp to commemorate missing children - Observer-Dispatch

Broward could buy site from USPS for $18M - South Florida Business Journal

USPS Second Quarter Operating Profit Totals $313 Million - APWU

Singing in the post office isn’t a constitutional right, 11th Circuit rules - ABA Journal

USPS Package Volume Up 14 Percent as Losses Continue - eCommerce Bytes

May 10, 2015
Chattanooga postal worker assaulted - WRCB 3 Chattanooga - Also see: Travis Smith Charged With Assaulting A Postal Worker - Chattanoogan

Local View: Postal Service undermines customers’ faith - Duluth News Tribune

Killer of West Sacramento postal worker again denied parole - Daily Democrat

The Day My Ann Harbor Neighborhood Mail Carrier Saved My Neighbors Life - MLive.com

USPS delivers frustration, not package or refund - NWI

May 09, 2015
Video: FOOD DRIVE IS TODAY!
- PEN - Thanks to all of you for your hard work!

Video: Fresno police searching for person who stole US Postal Service truck - PEN

NAPUS: Postmasters and Federal Community Dodge Budget Bullet - PEN

Poll ranks mail delivery as top government service - PEN

CAGW on U.S. Postal Service Losses: The Beat Goes On… - Citizens Against Government Waste via Yahoo Finance

Special Olympics World Games Commemorated on Forever Stamp - PEN

Philadelphia BMC Local Buys Billboard Ad - APWU

Washington State Members Get Postcards Signed - APWU

May 08, 2015
Postal Service Reports $1.5 Billion Net Loss in Second Quarter
- USPS news via PEN - Also see: USPS: Packages up, mail down in second quarter - PEN

NAPUS: Scheme Qualification Eliminated From Bids - PEN

Postal Service pushes for reforms as finances improve - Federal Times

Government must pay $4.6M to family of prominent lawyer killed by postal truck - NY Daily News

NALC President Fredric Rolando's statement on USPS quarterly report - PEN

The Washington Post Details the Impact of Dismantling the Postal Service - Delivering for America

Historic Houston post office headed for demolition - Save the Post Office

During Public Service Recognition Week, Remember the Unsung Heroes of Hurricane Sandy: Postal Workers! - Center for Effective Government

Reps. Huffman, Connolly, Takai: USPS Must Invest in Modern and Efficient Delivery Fleet - PEN

Postal Employee Sentenced To 2 1/2 Years In Federal Prison For Faking Disabilities And Defrauding Government Programs - PEN

Nonprofit Periodicals Say They Will be Hit Hard by Postal Increases - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

USPS: Baltimore carriers keep mail moving - PEN

USPS: Employees ready for this year’s food drive - PEN

APWU President Gives Negotiation Update - PEN

Postal Banking: Pros, Cons and Consumer Reaction - The Raddon Report

USPS: Industry’s help sought to stop Mail Transport Equipment misuse - PEN

Video: Check This Out: USPS Drone Delivery - PEN

Postal Service cybersecurity still weak after September attack - Washington Examiner

Portland man found under tarp accused of attacking postal worker, bicyclist - OregonLive

Video: Can packages save USPS? - MSN - CNBC

Fort Yukon postal service spotty - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

PRC Approves Rates - Changes Will Be Effective May 31st - Intelisent Postal Affairs Blog

May 07, 2015
What if the Postal Service Reemerged as a Digital Startup?
- Direct Marketing News

Mail Carrier Bitten by Dog - WBKB

American Flag Flies Upside Down at Dallas Post Office - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Video: PMG Business Focus For Postal Employees - PEN

Sen. Heitkamp Meets With Rural-State Senators To Highlight Needs of Rural America With New PMG - PEN

PRC Approves USPS Price Adjustments for Certain Market Dominant Products - PEN

Congress, not profitable Postal Service, to blame for agency's debt plight - Rolando Letter To The Editor - Bradenton Herald

Police: USPS employee ‘slapped’ by accused mail thief - KOIN-TV

Congress Once Again Tries to Save the Postal Service - National Journal

APWU Members Fired Up for National Day of Action, May 14 - APWU

May 06, 2015
Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS) Spoke At The Recent Kansas State Association of Letter Carriers Convention
- PEN

Pot, guns found in LaPlace house after postal tip, police say - NOLA

IG: USPS Chicago district operations are inefficient - Fierce Government

Gyrocopter Pilot Back in Court, Questions Not Over for Capitol Police - Roll Call - Hill Blotter

NALC President Rolando Responds to "Postal Service Headed for Disaster" Commentary - NALC

Have You Ever Needed to Track Down a Lost Mailpiece? - Office of Inspector General

Non-binding budget plan omits retirement contribution hike - Federal News Radio

Rural carrier protects customer from charging dog - PEN

Inspector General Goes Postal - East Bay Express

Postal Executive Leadership Team - Intelisent Postal Affairs Blog

APWU Contract Town Hall Call Registration Extended - APWU

New appointments for USPS Executive Leadership Team - Post & Parcel

“Right sizing” vehicle maintenance facilities could save USPS $22 million a year, says OIG - Post & Parcel

May 05, 2015
Government Says Company Part-Owned by Senator Feinstein's (D-CA) Husband Abuses Post Office Contract
- The Intercept

Civil rights groups pushing USPS on pregnant postal workers’ rights - Post & Parcel

What's the future of last-mile delivery? – DC Velocity

In rural North Dakota, mail service is spotty, and federal jobs go begging - The Washington Post

Video: Brown recluse spiders force Fisherville, KY Post Office to close temporarily - PEN

“Employee-centric flexibility” will boost postal productivity, says think tank paper - Post & Parcel

2 elderly women in convertible crash through post office window in Hoover, AL - AL.com

The rise of postal voting (and what it means) - Conservative Home

Motorcycle collides with postal van in Burlington - Greensboro News & Record

May 04, 2015
Northwest Lawmakers Speak Out Against Consolidations
- PEN

Video: Food Drive Is This Saturday - May 9th - PEN

USPS: Meeting held to discuss future of delivery - PEN

Postal Employee Who Stole Package Of Rare Coins, Other Mail, Gets Probation - The Chattanoogan

6 iconic jobs that are going out of fashion - postal employees are on this list - Yahoo Finance

IG: Postal Service losing more than $20M because of inefficient fleet management - Fierce Government

Indiana postal employee killed in crash while delivering Amazon packages - Fox 59

Postmaster General and CFO Host Web Call on U.S. Postal Service Quarter 2 Financial Results - Globe Newswire

Vandals break into an estimated 120 post office boxes in 29 Palms - KESQ-TV

Domestic Mailing Services Products Price Change - Intelisent Postal Affairs Blog

In rural North Dakota, mail service is spotty and federal jobs go begging - The Washington Post

Has First Class Mail's Plummet Stabilized? - DM News

Postmasters: Reporting requirements on the e1260 - PEN

Does the Postal Service Have Too Many CCAs? - Dead Tree Edition

In N. Dakota, Postal Service's problem is more mail, not less - Reading Eagle

U.S. postmaster general speaks at chamber luncheon - Standard Speaker

Getting Closer to Seamless Acceptance - Office of Inspector General

Management Advisory - Government Mail (PDF) - Office of Inspector General

End User Data Loss Prevention (PDF) - Office of Inspector General

Vehicle Maintenance Facility Efficiency Nationwide – Capping Report (PDF) - Office of Inspector General - The OIG says their recommendations could save USPS 431,129 workhours at a cost of over $21.8 million annually.

May 03, 2015
Postal Service urged to end deal with real estate broker
- The Hill

Legal standoff over postal scale inspection is stalled - Evansville Courier and Press

May 02, 2015
Video: Dayton postal carrier accused of stealing mail, gift cards
- PEN

PMG offers update on new vehicles, other projects - PEN

Berkeley post office worthy of passion, protest - Contra Costa Times

APWU: May Day Celebration - APWU news via PEN

Senate Opposes USPS Service Cuts - APWU news via PEN

Postmaster general returns home to address Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce - Republican Herald

Deutsche Post workers strike; delivery of parcels hit - The Economic Times

May 01, 2015
Video: Missing mail? Virginia carriers admit to trashing thousands of letters
- PEN

Fenton Township. MI Postal Employee Commits Suicide - WHMI

U.S. Postal worker from Detroit wins $1 million Lottery, promptly retires - MLive

Washington Post: A coalition of civil rights organizations is pushing the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to provide greater workplace accommodations, such as light duty, for pregnant employees. (scroll down)

Postal Service defends sale, rental deals - Philly.com

PRC Chief Tells What Will Keep the Postal Service Going - Direct Marketing News

Japan Postal Workers Team with Apple, IBM to Monitor the Elderly - Mac Observer

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