LTE: Impressed with Veterans Administration, US Postal Service speed

Letter to the Editor – Jan 21, 2017 DEAR EDITOR: I am a disabled veteran and depend on the Veterans Administration to provide my pharmacy when needed. I see local cardiologists at the Lima St. Rita’s Medical Center and they provide me with prescriptions for the medications that I need to treat my conditions. Last…

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LTE: We must protect U.S. Postal Service

Letter to the editor – Jan 19, 2017 EDITOR: Here’s something every American should be concerned about. The two Republican chairmen of the Congressional Oversight committees, Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson and Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office last fall requesting a preliminary investigation into the cost and continued need…

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USPS: Portland District offers mobile service for seniors

Visiting the Post Office can be a challenge for some older customers. To overcome this obstacle, Portland District recently took its services on the go. A retail team from the district visited several retirement communities to offer a full range of postal services. The team helped the customers purchase stamps, mail cards and letters, ship…

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The US Postal Service Wants to Hunt Down Dark Web Criminals

By Joseph Cox – January 18, 2017 The FBI isn’t the only US law enforcement agency on the dark web. Considering that the digital drug trade relies on snail mail to transport goods, the US Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) works on related investigations too, and is now looking to expand its intelligence operations with more…

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2017 WAPWU 10th Annual Stewards College: Aug 5-12

Via Charles P. Smith, President – WAPWU Informational Flier Registration Form (if you want to mail it in) Register Online Here If you register online there will be an opportunity to pay using PayPal. It is not required, just an option. WAPWU Stewards College on FACEBOOK Contact: wapwuprez@gmail.com

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Latest edition of Postal Bulletin highlights new discounts available to businesses

The Postal Bulletin’s latest issue highlights new discounts available to businesses that incorporate color, new printing techniques and mobile technologies into their direct mailings. The issue also previews upcoming stamps, including Lili’uokalani Gardens, Gateway Arch, Patriotic Nonprofit, Oscar de la Renta, Uncle Sam’s Hat and John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Source: USPS News Link    

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OIG Report: Mail Processing Operations at the Roanoke P&DC

Background On January 5, 2015, the U.S. Postal Service revised its First-Class Mail® (FCM) service standards nationwide, eliminating single-piece overnight service and shifting some mail from a 2-day to a 3-day service standard. These revisions enabled the Postal Service to expand the amount of time each day that it could process mail, a change known…

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Pub 552 Revision: Mgr’s Guide to Understanding, Investigating, and Preventing Harassment

Effective January 19, 2017, the Postal Service™ is revising Publication 552, Manager’s Guide to Understanding, Investigating, and Preventing Harassment, to reflect changes to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Management Directive 110 (MD-110) that broadens the language related to sex discrimination. Guidance was added to ensure supervisors and managers are aware that they may consult…

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