Former Spartanburg, SC Local APWU President charged with embezzlement

On September 12, 2018, in the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, Spartanburg Division, Dana Quinn Roush, former President of American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 403 (located in Spartanburg, S.C.), was charged with one count of embezzlement in the amount of $10,089, in violation of 29 U.S.C 501(c). The charge…

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USPS OIG Report: Highway Contract Routes – Extra Trips in Mid-Carolinas District

Objective Our objective was to assess the effectiveness of the Postal Service’s extra trip process for Highway Contract Routes (HCRs) in the Mid-Carolinas District. The Postal Service uses contracted supplier operated routes, or HCRs, to transport mail and equipment between plants, post offices, or other designated points that receive or dispatch mail. An extra trip…

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Has USPS ever released your personal information without your permission?

Project Title: Controls over Dissemination of Personnel Information Start Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Estimated Report Release Date: October 2018 On August 28, 2018, the New York Times published an article reporting that the Postal Service released the full, unredacted federal security clearance application of former Postal Inspector Abigail Spanberger. The Postal Service released this…

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USPS OIG Report: Accident Safety Policies and Procedures – Great Lakes Area

Objective Our objective was to determine whether the Postal Service adhered to safety policies and procedures related to accidents in the Great Lakes Area. The Postal Service’s accident frequency rate measures the estimated annual accident frequency per 100 employees. During fiscal years (FY) 2016 and 2017, the Great Lakes Area had the highest average accident…

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USPS hiring 500 seasonal workers in Rochester, NY area

September 18th 2018 ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHAM) – ‘Tis the season for new hiring at the United States Postal Service. The USPS will be hiring 500 seasonal workers in the Rochester area to help handle the extra packages and letters during the upcoming holiday season. The jobs will mostly begin in mid-November and work through mid-January….

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USPS: 5 facts about POWs and MIAs

National POW-MIA Recognition Day, which honors those who were prisoners of war and those who are missing in action, is Friday, Sept. 21. Here are five things you may not know. 1. More than 82,000 Americans are missing in action. This figure covers personnel who fought in conflicts dating back to World War II. Approximately…

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USPS BOG Elections held for chairman, vice chairman

Robert M. Duncan and David C. Williams have been elected chairman and vice chairman, respectively, of the USPS Board of Governors. The elections occurred Sept. 13 during an open meeting of the board’s temporary emergency committee (TEC). Also, Williams was appointed chairman, and Duncan, vice chairman, of the TEC. Both Duncan and Williams were recently…

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