Police shoot bear who walked into Anchorage P&DC

By Laurel Andrews – October 10, 2017 A black bear that entered the post office at the Anchorage airport was killed Sunday after police couldn’t get the animal to go back outside, officials said. The bear entered the Anchorage Processing and Distribution Center through a door trucks use to access the building, said Dawn Peppinger,…

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USPS to eliminate four Extra Services forms

The Postal Service will eliminate four Extra Services forms at all Retail Systems Software (RSS) sites, including contract postal units that use RSS, beginning Oct. 15. After two successful tests, these color-coded forms are no longer required: PS Form 3804 Return Receipt for Merchandise PS Form 3813 Insured Mail Receipt (domestic only, $500 and under)…

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EEOC Launches New Training Program On Respectful Workplaces

PRESS RELEASE – 10-4-17 Trainings Focus on Harassment Prevention and Creating Respectful Workplaces for All WASHINGTON — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today that it will launch two new trainings for employers: Leading for Respect (for supervisors) and Respect in the Workplace (for all employees). Instead of traditional compliance training that solely…

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USPS offers military shipping deadlines

The Postal Service is offering suggested mail-by dates for customers planning to send holiday letters and packages to diplomatic and military service members overseas. The dates are listed in an Oct. 10 news release, along with details on ordering free military care kits and guidelines for addressing packages to Army/Air Post Offices, Fleet Post Offices…

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USPS OIG: New Semipostals Are Coming!

It’s the moment many have been waiting for, at least judging by comments on our previous blog on semipostal stamps. The U.S. Postal Service will issue an Alzheimer’s semipostal stamp next month, followed by a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) one in 2019. Semipostal stamps include a surcharge to raise funds for a specific cause. Today,…

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SWFAL-APWU: ‘Vegas Strong’ t-shirts to benefit Las Vegas shooting victims

Via Sam Wood – President, APWU – Southwest Florida Area Local: Last week, I was in Las Vegas during the horrible massacre that took place. My local delegation and other APWU leaders volunteered at a local Las Vegas Blood Center and were deeply touched by what we witnessed. Together, we wanted to do more. So,…

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USPS OIG Report: Insider Threat Program

Background An insider threat program helps an organization prevent, detect, and respond to the threat of an employee, contractor, or business partner misusing their trusted access to computer systems and data. Threats to the U.S. Postal Service include the theft and disclosure of sensitive, proprietary, or national security information, and the sabotage of its computer…

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