The first Forever stamp was issued April 12, 2007

April 12, 2024 Who says nothing is forever anymore? The Postal Service’s first Forever stamp — the Liberty Bell — was issued on April 12, 2007, and dedicated that day at Philadelphia’s Independence Hall. By July of that year, 1.2 billion had been sold. The subject of the stamp was fitting, as the stamp liberated USPS and…

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USPS OIG Report: Washington D.C. District – Delivery Operations

We performed a self-initiated audit at the Curseen-Morris Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC) and three delivery units serviced by the P&DC during the week of February 5, 2023. The delivery units included the Brookland Station, Lammond Riggs Station, and Ward Place Annex located in Washington, DC. We issued individual reports for the three delivery units and the…

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USPS OIG Report: Mail Conditions at South Houston Local Processing Center

Background Our objective for this alert was to determine facility opening procedures and mail conditions at the South Houston Local Processing Center. Each year, increased mail volume during the Postal Service’s peak mailing season — Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve1 — significantly strains the Postal Service’s processing and distribution network. The Postal Service opens peak…

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Senate Committee Announces Hearing: Oversight of the USPS

OVERSIGHT OF THE UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE Date: April 16, 2024 Time: 10:00am Location: Senate Dirksen Building, SD-342 Those testifying will be: LOUIS DEJOY Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer United States Postal Service THE HONORABLE ROMAN MARTINEZ IV Chairman Board of Governors United States Postal Service THE HONORABLE MICHAEL KUBAYANDA Chairman Postal Regulatory Commission…

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APWU: Grievance Moratorium will be in Effect Due to 2024 National Convention

April 11, 2024 The APWU and the Postal Service have agreed to a moratorium on grievances, disciplinary actions and arbitration hearings at the National, Regional, State and Local levels from July 8 through July 22, 2024, due to the 2024 APWU Biennial Convention, Industrial Relations Director Charlie Cash has announced. The period spans a total of 15…

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NPMHU: PDF version of Contract Interpretation Manual v.6 released

April 9, 2024 I am pleased to announce that the NPMHU-USPS Joint Contract Interpretation Manual (CIM) Version 6 has been completed and is being released today. The printing of the hard copy of the CIM is underway. The electronic (pdf) version has been released today, and is posted on the National website under the Member…

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U.S. Postal Service Recommends New Prices for July 2024

April 9, 2024 USPS has notified the Postal Regulatory Commission of mailing services price changes to take effect Sunday, July 14. The proposed adjustments, approved by the Postal Service governors, would raise mailing services product prices approximately 7.8 percent. The commission will review the changes before they are scheduled to take effect. If favorably reviewed,…

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Postal Service Gets Some Worker Claims Trimmed in Bias Dispute

April 8, 2024 USPS gets summary judgment on half of disabled worker’s claims Disability bias, overtime retaliation allegations head to jury The US Postal Service secured a pretrial end to claims that it discriminated against a worker because of her age and retaliated against her for seeking disability accommodations, but other allegations advanced to a…

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