Former Texas APWU Secretary-Treasurer indicted for embezzlement 

On August 21, 2019, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Wanda Coleman-Gordon, former Secretary-Treasurer of American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 1477 and the Texas Postal Workers Union (both located in Tyler, Tex.), was charged in a one-count indictment for embezzling $71,064 in union funds, in violation of 29…

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APWU National Officer Election Results Certified

The official results of the APWU Election of National Officers have been tabulated and were certified by the American Arbitration Association on Oct. 16. A summary will be published in the November-December issue of The American Postal Worker. The posted results have been separated by local. Uncontested offices are not shown in the web posting,…

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USPS OIG Report: Dynamic Route Optimization and Cost Savings Initiative 

Objective Our objective was to evaluate the cost savings for implementing the Postal Service’s Dynamic Route Optimization (DRO) initiative. The Postal Service began implementing the initiative in fiscal year (FY) 2016. The initiative allows for morning Highway Contract Routes (HCR) to change from a fixed-price contract with set routes (static) to a rate per mile…

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USPS: Operation Santa program has new website, other changes

Santa Claus will get a helping hand from the Postal Service again this year. Operation Santa, the annual USPS program that allows employees and customers to aid families in need by “adopting” their letters to St. Nick and granting their holiday wishes, will run from Nov. 18-Dec. 20. The program will have a new website:…

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U.S. Postal Inspection Service – Protect Us All (video)

Published Oct 15, 2019 The Postal Inspectors, Postal Police and Professional, Technical and Administrative staff of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service work hard every day to protect the mail. Hear from them how they do it. Source: U. S. Postal Inspection Service

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Pennsylvania Rep. Scanlon supports USPS Fairness Act

Excerpt: October 16, 2019 “I proudly cosponsored the USPS Fairness Act to end the requirement that USPS pre-fund its retiree health benefits. The pre-fund mandate puts an unfair and undue burden on USPS, and it has prevented the agency from investing in new technologies, services, and products. As the Representative for Pennsylvania’s Fifth District, I…

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USPS announces retirement of PMG Megan J. Brennan

October 16, 2019 WASHINGTON — The United States Postal Service today announced that Megan J. Brennan, Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer, is retiring effective Jan. 31, 2020. “Megan Brennan is a devoted public servant who has helped lead the United States Postal Service through some very challenging circumstances,” said Robert M. Duncan, Chairman of…

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Social Security Announces 1.6 Percent COLA for 2020

Press Release – October 10, 2019 Social Security Announces 1.6 Percent Benefit Increase for 2020 Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 69 million Americans will increase 1.6 percent in 2020, the Social Security Administration announced today. The 1.6 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 63…

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