Former Secretary-Treasurer of Columbia, SC APWU Local Sentenced for Embezzling $41,823

On March 22, 2017, in the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, Sharon Holmes, former Secretary-Treasurer of American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 807 (located in Columbia, S.C.), was sentenced to one day of imprisonment and 18 months of supervised release. Holmes was also ordered pay restitution in the amount of…

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USPS agrees to $49 million settlement after having long ‘dawdled’ in payments to beneficiaries

By Joe Davidson – April 11, 2017 It’s bad enough for family members when a loved one dies. Getting cheated by Uncle Sam afterward makes it worse. He did that in cases involving more than 2,000 beneficiaries who didn’t get the full benefit of U.S. Postal Service life insurance policies. After waging a losing fight,…

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Michigan Congressman learns about mail issues on ride-along

By Sean Bradley – April 10, 2017 In an effort to learn more about the issues surrounding the U.S. Postal Service, Congressman John Moolenaar (R-4th District) spent Monday on a ride-along with a postal worker in Edmore. “It’s an opportunity to see first-hand the aspects of rural mail carrying,” Moolenaar said. He rode along with…

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NARFE Legislative Webinar focuses on Postal Reform HR 756 (video)

National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) Deputy Legislative Director John Hatton gave an informative presentation followed by a 1 hour Q&A period.  The April 4, 2017 Legislative Webinar focused mainly on the Postal Service Reform Act of 2017, HR 756. A PDF of the webinar slides is below: Source: NARFE.org

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USPS OIG Blog: Keep it Clean… and Safe

We hear a lot about the U.S. Postal Service’s brand. And rightfully so. The brand is among its most precious assets. The post office lobby is certainly a lens through which the customer views the brand. A post office lobby is the principal business office of the Postal Service and often the only close-up look…

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APWU:  H.R. 756 Questions & Answers

These questions concerning H.R. 756 were the most frequently asked by APWU members. The answers were produced by APWU National Officers in consultation with attorneys and health plan experts. Check back frequently for the latest developments and additional information. Web News Article #: 34-2017 04/10/2017 – In order to have a healthy, sustainable, public Postal…

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OIG Report: Timeliness of Mail Processing at the Santa Clarita P&DC

Background The U.S. Postal Service considers mail to be delayed when it is not processed in time to meet its established delivery day. Delayed mail can adversely affect Postal Service customers and harm the organization’s brand. We used our risk model to identify processing facilities with high volumes of delayed mail. From April to September…

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