Massachusetts DOJ:  Former Postmaster Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 27, 2017 BOSTON – The former Postmaster of the U.S. Postal Service Post Offices in Blackstone and Jefferson, Mass., pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Worcester to stealing approximately $31,000 from the U.S. Postal Service. Carlitos Molina, 36, pleaded guilty to one count of misappropriating postal funds. U.S. District…

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USPS: First-of-its-kind stamp coming soon

The Postal Service will soon release a first-of-its-kind stamp that changes when you touch it. The Total Solar Eclipse stamp will be issued June 20 to commemorate the eclipse that will occur in the United States Aug. 21. The stamp will show an eclipse that transforms into an image of the moon from the heat…

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NALC: How to file a CA-2 for an occupational disease

Via NALC April 2017 Postal Record: Carrying mail is tough, physical work that can take a toll on your body. Many letter carriers tolerate nagging aches and pains throughout their careers, often suffering permanent damage while attempting to “walk it off.” Fortunately, federal law provides compensation for these types of injuries, which are referred to…

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Postal employee’s patriotic salute goes viral

A Rochester, NY, postal employee is receiving praise on social media after he was photographed saluting the flag while making deliveries recently. City Carrier Assistant Robert Franklin was finishing his Sunday deliveries when he saw a customer raising an American flag outside his home. After asking if he needed assistance, Franklin, a U.S. Army veteran,…

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USPS shakeup continues from overtime pay scandal

By Jeremy Lazarus – April 25, 2017 The U.S. Postal Service is continuing to shake up the management of postal stations in the Richmond area as the fallout continues from a scandal over overtime pay, sources have told the Free Press. In the past week, at least five station managers or carrier supervisors at area…

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APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – April 28, 2017 Edition

Via John P. Richards, President – APWU Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter SOLD OUT? The retiree establishment within the Union is abuzz over the administration’s embracing and supporting HR 756, known as the Postal Service Reform Act. This law, if enacted in it’s current draft, will drastically change our health ‘insurance’ delivery system. Several of many…

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USPS: Warehouses emerging as new shopping hubs

Living near a shopping mall used to be important to a lot of people, but as online commerce continues to grow, retail meccas are losing their cachet. Instead, many consumers are now drawn to areas near warehouses that can quickly process their online orders. “It’s shopping as infrastructure,” Adie Tomer, a Brookings Institution scholar, told…

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OIG Report: Fuel Consumption and Cost Risk Mitigation

Background The U.S. Postal Service has a surface transportation network that, in fiscal year (FY) 2016, consisted of almost 16,000 supplier-operated highway contract routes (HCR) and about 7,600 Postal Service-owned mail transport vehicles. This fleet makes USPS one of the largest users of diesel fuel in the U.S., purchasing about 251 million gallons in FY…

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