USPS: Memorial Day observed Monday, May 29 this year

Memorial Day, a federal holiday to remember members of the Armed Forces who died while serving their country, is Monday, May 29, this year. “Postal Service employees are proud to observe Memorial Day,” said PMG Megan J. Brennan. “We are grateful for the sacrifices made by the fallen heroes who have died in service to…

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Acting Inspector General Whitcomb’s statement on Stopping the Shipment of Synthetic Opioids

Acting Inspector General Tammy Whitcomb’s oral statement during the U.S. Senate hearing before the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on Stopping the Shipment of Synthetic Opioids: Oversight of U.S. Strategy to Combat Illicit Drugs.

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NARFE Legislative Hotline Message – May 19, 2017

Excerpt: Speak Out! Postal Reform Bill Approved by House Oversight Committee  NARFE strongly urges its members to contact their legislators and ask them to oppose the Postal Reform Act of 2017 in its current form. This bill forces current postal retirees onto Medicare in order to keep their federal health insurance coverage and sets a…

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OIG Report: Consolidation of Mail for Dallas and New Jersey NDCs

Background Highway Contract Routes (HCR) are competitive fixed-price contracts the U.S. Postal Service awards to contractors to transport mail between post offices, network distribution centers (NDC), and other designated stops. In fiscal year (FY) 2016, the Postal Service spent about $3 billion for about 8,664 HCRs. The Postal Service uses 21 NDCs to increase operational…

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The Postal Service wants you, millennials [audio]

By Nancy Marshall-Genzer – May 16, 2017 Hey, millennials! The Postal Service is hiring, and it wants you, even if you can’t remember the last time you licked a stamp. The Postal Service’s workforce is aging. In fact, almost a third of its approximately 640,000 workers are eligible to retire. Sixty-five year old Larry Anthony…

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Letter Carrier’s Two-Day Suspension Not Enough to Prove Retaliation

By Jeffrey Rhodes – May 17, 2017 A postal employee who was put on unpaid leave for two days but was subsequently paid for the days missed cannot show that he suffered an adverse action necessary to prove retaliation, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled. Javier Cabral is a letter carrier for the…

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APWU: Another Successful BMC Conference

Web News Article #: 46-2017 The Bulk Mail Center (BMC) Conference was hosted by the APWU National and the Nation’s Capital Southern Maryland Area Local (WDC BMC) from April 30 through May 2, 2017. Ninety-two delegates attended, representing 18 of the 21 BMCs across the country. Successful Agenda On Monday, the first day of the…

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