USPS ASM Revision: Responsible Use of Social Media

Effective December 24, 2015, the Postal Serviceā„¢ is revising the Administrative Support Manual (ASM), section 363.2d. Administrative Support Manual (ASM) 3 Communications 36 Web-based Communications 363 Social Media 363.2 Responsible Use of Social Media The following rules and regulations apply to Postal Service employees who use social media in their official capacity to communicate with…

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Ex-postal worker to use ā€˜sporting purposesā€™ provision in hopes of reduced prison term

By Chad Abraham – December 23, 2015 The former Aspen postal worker who had a loaded handgun in a backpack at the local facility hopes that a firearm exception in federal sentencing guidelines will result in a reduced prison term. Mauro Pennini is to be sentenced Jan. 4 in federal court in Grand Junction after…

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1967 film introduces the Self Service Postal Unit

Published on Dec 15, 2015 This 1967 film introduces the Self Service Postal Unit, an automated post office intended to be installed in shopping center and mall parking lots. Versions intended for installation in pedestrian areas and post office lobbies are also demonstrated.

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FTC rejects Staples’ revised $5.5 billion bid to buy Office Depot

By Phil Wahba – December 21, 2015 Staplesā€™Ā  revised $5.5 billion bid to buy rival Office Depot was rejected by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the company said on Monday, thwarting again its attempt to create a larger entity better able to contend with the major changes reshaping the office supplies market. Seeking to mollify…

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How to Deliver Mail in the Dark – City Carrier Assistant (CCA) Tips and Tricks

By Mel Carriere – December 20, 2015 Things that Go Bump in the Night That thing you hear going bump in the night this Christmas season is probably just your mailman. It’s months after Halloween, so your visions of dancing sugarplums – perchance caused by somebody spiking the eggnog bowl, are not being disturbed by…

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