OIG: Where are the Postal Service’s Trailers?

Project Title: Global Positioning System Trailer Visibility Start Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 Estimated Report Release Date: March 2017 The U.S. Postal Service plans to begin using Global Positioning System (GPS) enabled trailers to increase operating efficiency, reduce costs, and improve reliability of its transportation network. GPS technology has been used in private industry to…

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United Postmasters and Managers of America (UPMA) is now a reality

The much anticipated wait is over. United Postmasters and Managers of America (UPMA) is now a reality. The long history of the League and NAPUS will always live in purpose and mission through you. As we embark on this new journey, I encourage you not to look back but forward in building your future by…

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Retirement reminder: TSP catch-up deadline approaching

The Postal Service is reminding employees that the deadline to make Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) catch-up contributions effective for the first pay period of 2017 is Jan. 4 at 4 p.m. EST. There is no open season for TSP. Employees can make or change TSP elections at any time during the year. In 2017, employees…

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APWU, USPS Sign Agreement For Offices Without a Local Union Structure

Web News Article #: 259-2016 12/27/2016 – The APWU signed an updated agreement December 22, 2016, for Members-at-Large who work in small post offices that are not represented by a local union. The agreement outlines the rules for these small offices on topics that are typically the subject of negotiations at the local level between…

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Obama Administration Makes Long-Desired Change to Postal Service Pensions

Eric Katz – December 23, 2016 The U.S. Postal Service could finally have its payments into the federal employee pension account calculated using assumptions from its workforce specifically, rather than the federal workforce as a whole, which has long been a sticking point at the mailing agency. USPS leadership has for years argued its payments…

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Postal employees ring Nasdaq’s closing bell

Several Postal Service employees from the New York area helped ring the closing bell at the Nasdaq stock exchange Dec. 21. The group included employees who performed heroic acts, including Morristown, NJ, Letter Carrier Lorenzo Clark; Ansonia, CT, Letter Carrier Kareem Copeland Sr.; Queens, NY, Letter Carrier Boi Zhu Huan; Brooklyn, NY, Letter Carrier Shaun…

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Latest edition of Postal Bulletin highlights holiday returns

The Postal Bulletin’s latest edition highlights an inevitable part of holiday gift giving: returns. USPS expects to deliver 750 million packages during the holidays, up 12 percent from last year. After the holidays, many gifts inside those parcels will be returned. The cover story details how the Postal Service is positioned to be the “returns…

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