University of Oklahoma Secures $80M Contract to Train USPS Employees

June 10, 2024 NORMAN, OKLA. ‚ÄstThe University of Oklahoma has been awarded a nearly $80 million contract by the United States Postal Service to deliver high-quality, high-impact training services to its employees. Under the guidance of Belinda Biscoe, senior associate vice president for University Outreach and the College of Continuing Education, this project will ensure…

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NALC Executive Council: Update to Article 10 charges on President Renfroe

June 10, 2024 As reported on May 5, the NALC Executive Council met at NALC Headquarters on April 25 and 26 and voted on the charges received by the Council proffered against President Brian L. Renfroe by Director of City Delivery Christopher Jackson. Following these votes, the Council has authorized the release of the investigator‚Äôs…

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USPS: The missile mail experiment took place on June 8, 1959

June 7, 2024 The U.S. postal system has been an early adopter of newfangled ‚ÄĒ and even dangerous ‚ÄĒ modes of delivery:¬†Airmail.¬†Pneumatic tubes. The¬†Pony Express. But perhaps no experiment was more out-there than the organization‚Äôs brief flirtation with missile mail. On June 8, 1959, a Regulus guided missile loaded with 3,000 letters was launched from…

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USPS OIG Report: Legacy Systems at the U.S. Postal Service

Background The U.S. Postal¬†Service performs a variety of operations, dependent on its vast information technology infrastructure. This infrastructure encompasses 761 systems that the Postal¬†Service strives to maintain and secure from network attacks. In support of the Delivering for America plan, the Postal¬†Service plans to invest in modernizing and enhancing cybersecurity technologies, but it is still…

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USPS: Some political activities are permitted under the Hatch Act

June 4, 2024 The Postal Service wants employees to understand ‚ÄĒ and follow ‚ÄĒ the rules on political activities under the Hatch Act. The law prohibits federal workers ‚ÄĒ including USPS employees ‚ÄĒ from engaging in partisan political activity while on duty, while wearing a uniform, while on government property or while inside a vehicle…

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PMG DeJoy Delivers Keynote Address at 2024 National Postal Forum

June 4, 2024 INDIANAPOLIS ‚ÄĒ In a keynote address, Postmaster General and CEO Louis DeJoy spoke to more than 4,000 attendees at the 2024 National Postal Forum in Indianapolis. He described major elements of the Delivering for America plan, the history of factors making transformation necessary, and the scale and breadth of the organizational modernization…

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USPS OIG Report: Postal Service Emergency Preparedness – Hurricane Ian

Background The U.S. Postal Service has an obligation to ensure a minimum level of universal service, including mail delivery at least six days a week to nearly 167 million residences, businesses, and Post Office (PO) Boxes. During natural disasters ‚ÄĒ such as Hurricane Ian, which made landfall on Florida‚Äôs Gulf Coast on September 28, 2022…

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