USPS OIG: Is the Northeast Area reducing maintenance expenses as planned?

Project Title: Maintenance Optimization – Northeast Area Start Date: Friday, September 22, 2017 Estimated Report Release Date: March 2018 The U.S. Postal Service’s Five-Year Strategic Plan ― Fiscal Year 2017 to 2021 outlines a maintenance optimization initiative to standardize, upgrade, and realign maintenance operations across field offices efficiently and effectively in order to reduce operating…

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Postal employees in Puerto Rico could use this water!

Via Sam Wood – President, APWU – Southwest Florida Area Local: “Here is 23 pallets of hoarded water left over after Hurricane Irma. There were many families who could have used this immediately after the Hurricane, but local management hoarded it like it was gold. That’s 1087 of 35-packs of 16.9 ounces and 416 6-packs…

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NARFE: FEHBP Premium Increase in 2018

Press Release – October 4, 2017 Alexandria, VA – The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) today announced the average Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program premium for America’s retired and active federal workers will increase 4.0 percent in 2018, with the average enrollee’s share rising 6.1 percent. In response, Richard G. Thissen, president of the…

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Postal Service Dedicates Christmas Carols Forever Stamps

October 5, 2017 NEW YORK CITY — The U.S. Postal Service will begin celebrating the Holiday season with four new Forever stamps featuring images that illustrate the themes of four beloved Christmas carols: “Jingle Bells,” “Deck the Halls,” “Silent Night” and “Jolly Old Saint Nicholas.” The stamps were dedicated on Oct. 5 at the American…

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Congressman Turner and NALC Recognize Dayton Hero

Oct 4, 2017 Press Release Congressman Mike Turner (OH-10) today presented Letter Carrier Donte Cotton of Dayton, Ohio with a Certificate of Congressional Recognition and a Congressional Record of Congressman Turner’s speech on the House floor last week recognizing Mr. Cotton’s acts of heroism on his route. Mr. Cotton is being recognized this week by…

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Spartan Motors awarded $214M cargo van contract for USPS fleet

Award Date: September 29, 2017 The United States Postal Service awarded Spartan Motors the contract for Solicitation 3D-17-A-0140 (for the purchase of Cargo Vans). There will be two design types; Cab Over Engine (COE) and Cab Behind Engine (CBE). Within each design type, two sizes of cargo bodies are identified; 18 ft. and 24 ft….

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APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – October 1, 2017 Edition

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU: Excerpt: Two Holiday parties are scheduled for November. The Chapter will host our traditional party on Thursday, November 30. The Metro Local will host their party on Saturday, November 18. Full particulars for the Chapter party are set forth below. The Metro…

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USPS manager convicted of moving marijuana in DC is sentenced to 8 years

By Megan Cloherty – October 3, 2017 WASHINGTON — A former U.S. Postal Service employee who was involved in a drug scheme that routed hundreds of pounds of marijuana in D.C. through other carriers is facing his sentence. During his sentencing, U.S. District Judge Tanya S. Chutkana told 48-year-old Deenvaughn Rowe, “What you have done…

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