Oregon Letter Carrier robbed at 6:20 pm, $10K reward offered

November 29, 2017 GLADSTONE, OR (KPTV) – The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a reward up to $10,000 to track down the two men who robbed a letter carrier in Gladstone. The robbery occurred at 6:20 p.m. Tuesday near the intersection of West Dartmouth Street and Beatrice Avenue. The Postal Service did not release…

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USPS: “Iron Woman” has 3,000 hours of sick leave

They call her the “iron woman.” Yolanda Habal, a custodian at the Greenville, SC, Main Post Office, has accumulated more than 3,000 hours of sick leave. USPS recently recognized Habal for this achievement. “The attainment of this award puts Yolanda in an elite group,” said Postmaster Stephanie Banks. “Her reliability, dependability and strong work ethic…

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USPS supervisor, husband charged with stealing $8K watch in mail

By Charlie Langton – Nov 28, 2017 DETROIT (WJBK) – A U.S. postal worker and her husband are accused of intercepting thousands of dollars in jewelry and then selling it at a Metro Detroit pawn shop. Kewein Skinner and his wife, Shantaina, were arrested for intercepting a Patek Phillippe watch worth $8,000. According to a…

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PMG discusses service, finances and more

November 28, 2017 PMG Megan J. Brennan discusses service and financial results, the holiday mailing and shipping season, and other topics in her latest “Business Focus” video. Employees are delivering strong service and improving customers’ experiences, the PMG reports. “I would like to thank those of you on the front lines for your dedication to…

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Vehicles helping USPS move into future

The Ram ProMaster 2500, a recent addition to the USPS fleet of vehicles, is helping the organization meet its delivery needs. The extended capacity vehicles, introduced in 2016 to replace aging minivans, are more fuel efficient than their predecessors. USPS uses the vehicles for “park and loop,” when carriers park a vehicle and make door-to-door…

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Delivering Peace of Mind: Certified Mail and the USPS

November 27, 2017 (RARC-WP-18-002) Despite recent volume declines, Certified Mail accounts for over half of all Ancillary Services revenue, bringing in more than $670 million in FY 2016. Certified Mail is widely used by Americans with 58 percent of people having used it for either personal or professional mailings. The OIG has identified possible explanations…

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PS Form 3971 – Request for or Notification of Absence (Oct. 2017 – PDF)

This is the latest version of PS Form 3971 and it includes updated Hatch Act (partisan political activity) and Privacy Act (collection and disclosure) information statements. All earlier versions of this form are outdated and should be recycled. Click Here for the October 2017 PS Form 3971 in a “fillable” PDF

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Is USPS’ Informed Delivery feature a new target for security threats?

By C.J. Lovelace – November 25, 2017 The holiday season means a significant increase in mail as millions upon millions of letters and packages move through the U.S. Postal Service system en route to their destinations. For years, the postal service has taken digital photographs of mail as it moves through sorting facilities, helping make…

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