PMG DeJoy criticizes mailing industry, USPS in scathing letter

By Bill McAllister – April 28, 2021 In a sharply critical critique of the mailing industry, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has said the United States Postal Service is “incapable of providing the American people with consistent, predictable service.” That statement came from the embattled postal chief as he sought to rebut arguments from commercial mailers…

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USPS OIG: Former Post Office Supervisor Sentenced for Stealing Cash from Mail

April 27, 2021 Leonard C Boyle, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Jessica Giles, 38, of West Haven, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Robert N. Chatigny to two years of probation, the first three months of which Giles must spend in home confinement, for stealing cash from the…

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APWU: Workers Memorial Day – Stand Up For Safe Jobs

April 28, 2021 Today, we are marking Workers Memorial Day by taking action together to protect our health and safety at work. Workers Memorial Day marks the anniversary of the passage of the Oc­cupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), which went into effect 50 years ago. It is a day to remember workers killed or…

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APWU Opposes Management Plans to Reinstitute Plant Consolidations and Closures

April 27, 2021 On Tuesday April 27, 2021 postal management informed the APWU of management’s intent to pursue consolidations and operational mail moves in 18 facilities nationwide. These proposed changes are taking place in the context of the Postal Service’s 10-year plan and proposed network and operational changes. The 18 facilities listed are among the…

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NPMHU: USPS Issues Notification of Secondary Mail Moves for 18 Facilities

April 27, 2021 The National Office has just received the attached notification from the Postal Service regarding their planned implementation of secondary mail moves for 18 facilities. These 18 sites previously had AMP studies conducted and the majority of mail has already been moved in 2015 or before as part of the Phase II Network…

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USPS has announced key network infrastructure investments, operational changes

April 27, 2021 The Postal Service has announced key network infrastructure investments to meet the evolving mailing and shipping needs of the American public and business customers ahead of the 2021 holiday season. The initiatives — part of Delivering for America, the organization’s 10-year plan to achieve financial sustainability and service excellence — will include:…

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NPMHU: USPS Challenge to National Arbitration Decision on Hatch Act and LWOP is Dismissed

April 26, 2021 Back in August 2018, we circulated a copy of the National Arbitration Award issued by Arbitrator Stephen Goldberg on August 6, 2018 in a case concerning the use of Union LWOP for political activities under the National Agreement. The matter was heard in June 2018, briefed in July 2018, and decided in…

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USPS OIG: Exit Strategies

April 26, 2021 Leaving a job involves a number of steps: returning computers, turning in IDs, revoking access, and a host of other administrative tasks. Every step needs to take place in a timely manner to maintain physical and digital security for an organization. Does the Postal Service do a good job of revoking physical…

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