St. Louis mail carrier says she was bullied at work

By Kiya Edwards – January 26, 2018 ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis mail carrier claims she was bullied on the job for months. Now, she’s on a leave of absence as USPS investigates the allegations. The woman asked 5 On Your Side to hide her identity out of fear of retaliation. She said she…

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USPS OIG Written Statement on Combatting the Opioid Crisis

January 25, 2018 Excerpt: The Postal Service faces a number of challenges that private companies do not when dealing with illicit narcotics in the mail. For instance, the Postal Service is obligated to deliver international parcels even though it did not originally receive them from the customer. The Postal Service receives limited electronic data about…

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Philly postal mgmt proposes Super Bowl Sunday schedule change

January 23, 2018 “Management has proposed to the Union that they will offer All Tour 3 Employees a schedule change to work from 8:00am to 4:30pm on Super Bowl Sunday, February 4, 2018, so that they will have the opportunity to watch the Super Bowl in it’s entirety, strictly voluntary. The Union supports this action…

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USPS: New video explains how PS Form 3849 has been updated

A new video explains how PS Form 3849 has been updated with a simpler format with additional instructions for letter carriers, retail associates and customers. Postal Service employees are required to leave the redesigned form, now called “We ReDeliver for You!”, when they are unable to deliver packages and other mailpieces. The 1-minute, 30-second segment…

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Lawmakers call for federal probe of postal time card fraud

By Eric Rasmussen, Erin Smith – January 24, 2018 BOSTON — A time card scandal at the troubled U.S. Postal Service now involves more than a dozen post offices around Boston, 25 Investigates has learned.  Investigative Reporter Eric Rasmussen found the new accusations about time card cheating came from two Massachusetts congressmen and involve a…

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New cost controls sought in federal employee health-care program

By Eric Yoder – January 24, 2018 The Trump administration sent its first major signal Tuesday of its intentions for the federal-employee health-insurance program, seeking financial incentives for enrollees to hold down their spending on health-care and additional controls by insurance companies on prescription-drug costs. A letter to companies participating in the Federal Employees Health…

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Questions on Details to higher level bargaining unit positions

We are in a conflict between PS-6 Clerks, PS-7 Expediters and Lead Clerks. It’s been happening too often lately that management puts up so called back up Clerks (PS-6) to the detail PS -7 position of either an Expediter or Lead clerk.  Their goal is to cut the PS-7 overtime hours but our goals are to protect PS-7…

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