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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USPS comments on recent Washington Post story about delayed mail

October 02, 2017 We consider any allegations of the mishandling of mail very seriously. We take issue that the OIG subjectively selected eight plants out of our postal network of more than 250. It also mischaracterized our plants as rural or urban entities. The OIG’s flawed methodology results in conclusions that are both inaccurate and…

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New semipostal stamps: Alzheimer’s disease, PTSD to be recognized

The Postal Service will release an Alzheimer’s semipostal stamp in November followed by a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) semipostal stamp in 2019. These will be the first of five new semipostal stamps that will be issued during a 10-year period, USPS announced Oct. 2. The three additional offerings have not yet been determined. Semipostal stamps…

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USPS: Inability to make payments won’t impede operations

Similar to prior years since 2012, USPS did not make mandated end-of-year payments to prefund retiree health benefits. In addition, USPS did not make payments on liabilities to the Federal Employees’ Retirement System and the Civil Service Retirement System. The Postal Service will continue to deliver the mail and will pay employees and suppliers, but…

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