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  • Postal Bulletin highlights Staying CyberSafe in the New Year
    by 21cpw on January 18, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    In the digital age, many organizations have access to our personal information. By granting access, we relinquish a fair amount of data control and ultimately make ourselves vulnerable to potential cybercrimes, including identity theft. That’s why it is so important to do what you can to protect yourself. As overwhelming as it seems to safeguard... […]

  • APWU and USPS Agree on $36M Remedy Settlement for Violations Regarding Sales Retention Teams
    by 21cpw on January 17, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    Web News Article #: 7-2018 01/16/2018 – On Jan. 12, the Clerk Craft and the USPS agreed on a $36 million remedy settlement for the Postal Service’s violations regarding the Sales Retention Team (SRT) Pilot Program. The money will be distributed among Clerk Craft employees to be identified by the National APWU. The Postal Service... […]

  • USPS: PS Form 3849 redesigned and renamed “We ReDeliver for You!”
    by 21cpw on January 17, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    USPS has redesigned PS Form 3849, also known as the notice left form, and renamed it “We ReDeliver for You!” Postal employees are required to leave this form when they are unable to deliver an item successfully. The redesigned form lists six options customers have to schedule a redelivery. Here’s what the redesigned form offers:... […]

  • USPS: Automated Package Drop machines being tested
    by 21cpw on January 17, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    The Postal Service is continuing to test new equipment that makes it easier for customers in retail lobbies to drop off packages for shipment. The Automated Package Drop (APD) self-service machines allow customers to mail pre-paid and merchandise return parcels at their convenience. Customers press a button on the APD to start the transaction and... […]

  • Postal Service breaks its silence on criticism of Amazon shipping agreement
    by 21cpw on January 16, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    By Bill McAllister – January 2018 When Marvin T. Runyon was United States postmaster general, he banned his public relations spokesman from saying “no comment” to queries from the news media. That tradition died when Runyon, whose wife was a public relations executive, left office in 1998. It was nowhere more apparent than on Dec.... […]

  • 40th Anniversary Postal Labor Unions Summer School – June 9-15
    by 21cpw on January 13, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    Via Ann Albro-Mathieu, President, Providence RI Area Local and PLUSS Instructor Please join us for the 40th Anniversary of the Postal Labor Unions Summer School, to be held at the Lakeview Golf Resort and Spa located on Beautiful Cheat Lake in Morgantown, West Virginia. In addition to changing the venue, we have made many changes... […]

  • New Medicare cards are coming
    by 21cpw on January 13, 2018 at 12:39 pm

    Medicare will mail new Medicare cards between April 2018 and April 2019. Your new card will have a new Medicare Number that’s unique to you, instead of your Social Security Number. This will help to protect your identity. Things to know about your new Medicare card Your new card will automatically come to you. You... […]

  • U.S. Must Pay Postal Worker $21,000 for Slip-and-Fall Injury
    by 21cpw on January 13, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    A postal worker who slipped on a wet stairway at a post office and sustained a torn ligament will be paid $21,000 by the government. Chief Judge Christopher C. Conner of the Middle District of Pennsylvania ordered the United States to compensate James Starry Jr. for past medical expenses arising out of his negligence claim... […]

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day observed Monday, Jan. 15
    by 21cpw on January 12, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday marking the birthday of the civil rights leader, will be observed Monday, Jan. 15. King was a leader of the American civil rights movement from 1955 until his death in 1968. The March on Washington, along with his many writings and speeches, are partially credited with ushering... […]

  • 2018 VERA “Steps At-a-Glance” provided by USPS
    by 21cpw on January 11, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    The VER process requires very careful thinking on the part of eligible employees. To help you make an informed decision, please review the following quick steps and important dates. Use this summary of the instructions spelled out in the VER Offer Letter in conjunction with the annuity estimate and any other forms in the VER... […]

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  • USPS issues Year of the Dog stamp
    by postal on January 12, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    HONOLULU — The U.S. Postal Service today dedicated the Year of the Dog Forever stamp, the 11th of 12 stamps in the Celebrating Lunar New Year series during a first-day-of-issue ceremony at the Chinatown Cultural Plaza. Considered the most important holiday of the year for many Asian communities around the world, the Lunar New Year […] USPS issues Year of the Dog stamp appeared on PostalReporter.com. […]

  • 40 USPS trucks in Oakland CA targeted with graffiti
    by postal on January 12, 2018 at 3:07 pm

    OAKLAND, Calif. (Jana Katsuyama/KTVU) – U.S. Mail trucks in Oakland have been targeted by taggers in recent months, leaving the red, white and blue painted vehicles covered over in graffiti and black letters. “We have to have those repainted and cleaned,” said Jeff Fitch a postal service inspector and spokesman. Fitch says the tagging outside […] 40 USPS trucks in Oakland CA targeted with graffiti appeared on PostalReporter.com. […]

  • APWU: WARNING! USPS Voluntary Early Retirement has Potential Side Effects
    by postal on January 12, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    01/11/2018 – The Voluntary Early Retirement (VER) recently announced for eligible Clerk Craft employees by the Postal Service has generated many questions from the members of the APWU. The Postal Service published a list of 93 questions and answers shared with our members in an earlier Web article. Many are asking, “Should I accept early-out […] APWU: WARNING! USPS Voluntary Early Retirement has Potential Side Effects appeared on PostalReporter.com. […]

  • Pennsylvania mail carrier waives hearing on charge of inappropriately touching female customer
    by postal on January 12, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    A Franklin postal carrier accused of inappropriately touching a woman on multiple occasions and breaking into her home during a mail delivery waived his preliminary hearing Wednesday in Venango County Central Court. Terry Duck, 47, of Seneca, was charged with felony counts of burglary and criminal trespass, in addition to two misdemeanor counts of indecent […] Pennsylvania mail carrier waives hearing on charge of inappropriately touching female customer appeared on PostalReporter.com. […]

  • USPS: Hatch Act’s social media guidelines explained
    by postal on January 10, 2018 at 9:37 pm

    1/10/2018 You’ve heard of the Hatch Act, but how much do you know about it? If you’re unfamiliar with the law, here’s a quick primer — including do’s and don’ts when it comes to social media usage. • First things first: The Hatch Act exists to protect you. The law, which dates to 1939, aims […] USPS: Hatch Act’s social media guidelines explained appeared on PostalReporter.com. […]

  • Postal worker discovers ‘community gun’ in Cincinnati OH mailbox
    by postal on January 10, 2018 at 9:21 pm

    1/10/2018 9 MM handgun located has been connected to several crimes CINCINNATI — A handgun found in a mailbox is believed to be a community gun, according to Cincinnati police. “They leave them there knowing that the next guy behind them may use that gun,” Lt. Col. Paul Neudigate of the Cincinnati Police Department said. […] Postal worker discovers ‘community gun’ in Cincinnati OH mailbox appeared on PostalReporter.com. […]

  • Former East Hartford resident sentenced to over 6 Years in prison for robbing Postal Worker
    by postal on January 10, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    1/9/2018 John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DION EDWARD THOMPSON, 40, formerly of East Hartford, and Colorado Springs, Colorado, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Robert N. Chatigny in Hartford to 78 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for robbing a U.S. Postal […] Former East Hartford resident sentenced to over 6 Years in prison for robbing Postal Worker appeared on PostalReporter.com. […]

  • Kansas Mailman sentenced for delivering marijuana
    by postal on January 10, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A former postal worker in Johnson County was sentenced Tuesday to five years on federal probation for smuggling marijuana through the mail, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said. Terrell Dewayne Shears, 25, Overland Park, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana. In his plea, he admitted he […] Kansas Mailman sentenced for delivering marijuana appeared on PostalReporter.com. […]

  • NALC response to White House tweet on the Postal Service
    by postal on January 10, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    While it is clear that the intended target was Amazon’s founder Jeff Bezos (who is also owner of The Washington Post), what is less clear is the reason for the sudden interest in the pricing of packages. It’s probably because of recent media attention resulting from a policy campaign by the United Parcel Service (UPS). […] NALC response to White House tweet on the Postal Service appeared on PostalReporter.com. […]

  • Massachusetts Postal Employee pleads guilty to embezzling over $22,000
    by postal on January 9, 2018 at 3:35 am

    1/8/18 BOSTON – A former postal employee pleaded guilty today to embezzling over $22,000 from the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). Dennis Reis, 37, of Taunton, pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement and theft of public money, property or records before U.S. District Court Judge Denise J. Casper, who scheduled sentencing for April 25, 2018. […] Massachusetts Postal Employee pleads guilty to embezzling over $22,000 appeared on PostalReporter.com. […]