USPS: Altered money orders – Raised amounts appearing at Post Offices

Retail employees should watch out for potential money order scams involving “raising” the purchase amounts. If a customer purchases multiple low-dollar amount money orders, such as 10 money orders for $1 each, the employee should complete the transaction but immediately notify the station manager after the purchase. Employees should never confront a customer about suspected…

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Friday Alert from the Alliance for Retired Americans – June 6, 2014

GOP Calls for Repeal of Affordable Care Act Are Fading Fast In a sign that the harshest opposition to the Affordable Care Act may be softening, GOP candidates across the country are dropping calls to repeal the health care reform law and are instead spending this year’s election season talking about trying to “fix” it….

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USPS: Improving together – USPS, Amazon use LSS to strengthen service

The Postal Service and Amazon are using the Lean Six Sigma (LSS) improvement process to strengthen the way the two organizations serve customers. Through a pilot project, Amazon will drop off shipments at Post Offices near the customers who are supposed to receive the packages. Previously, Amazon took the shipments to USPS mail processing plants,…

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USPS: June is LGBT Pride Month

June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month, an annual observance of the history of gay rights and related movements. The Postal Service recognizes the contributions of LGBT people and the importance of fostering diversity and inclusion, including supporting LGBT-friendly workplaces. Last month, the Postal Service honored Harvey Milk, one of the nation’s…

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A Postal Worker Union Guy’s Economic Case for Keeping Saturday Delivery

The Obama Administration and House Republicans don’t agree about much, but both say the U.S. Postal Service, which reported a $5 billion loss last year—largely because it is expected to prefund its future retiree health-care benefits—should do away with Saturday letter delivery to save money. That probably makes sense at a time when postal operations…

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Commissioner says radical change needed for USPS to survive

WATERTOWN — Radical changes have to be made to the structure of the U.S. Postal Service for it to survive, according to Postal Regulatory Commissioner Robert G. Taub, the keynote speaker during a luncheon Thursday at the Black River Valley Club on Washington Street. Mr. Taub discussed the many hurdles facing the nation’s Postal Service…

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PRC: Active Employee Statistical Summary (HAT Report), PP 12, FY 2014

Postal Service Active Employee Statistical Summary (HAT Report) Pay Period 12, FY 2014 Filed On: 6/5/2014 Number of Active Employees By Position Type: Number of Active Employees By Union Code: via U.S. Postal Regulatory Commission

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Vandiver residents concerned for future of post office

NORTH SHELBY —About 50 people attended a town hall meeting about the future of the Vandiver Post Office at the Vandiver-Sterrett Senior Center June 5. Willie Trawick, manager of post office operations in the Alabama District, said Vandiver residents voted to shorten post office hours, as per a survey distributed to 460 residents four weeks…

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