Postal Workers Put Marijuana at Risk of Theft By Coworkers, Audit Finds

By Steven Nelson – November 16, 2016 It’s no surprise that with about a half-million employees, some U.S. Postal Service workers are enticed by the prospect of free marijuana when the drug’s telltale odor seeps from a package. But when the postal service inspector general’s office looked into the handling of such packages at seven…

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USPS Begins Hiring Push In Boston As Third Of Workforce Set To Retire

November 16, 2016 BOSTON (CBS) — With a third of their workforce eligible to retire, the U.S. Postal Service in eastern Massachusetts is looking to hire hundreds of new workers. Mike Powers, USPS District Manager for Greater Boston, told WBZ-TV they hope to bring in more than 500 new employees in the biggest hiring push…

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USPS is reminding employees that customers shouldn’t overstuff Priority Mail Flat Rate Envelopes

Sometimes flat-rate envelopes get too stuffed and no longer get the flat rate. To avoid this problem, USPS is reminding employees that customers should not turn Priority Mail Flat Rate Envelopes into “kangaroo pouches” by overstuffing them — even if the envelope can be sealed. As postal regulations note, tape may be used on the…

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NALC President Rolando’s statement on USPS’ Fiscal 2016 report

Statement from Fredric Rolando, president of the National Association of Letter Carriers, on USPS’ annual financial report: Today’s Postal Service financial report shows a $610 million operating profit for Fiscal Year 2016, demonstrating the strength of the postal turnaround. USPS now has three straight years of operating in the black, with a total operating profit…

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PMG’s Salary is $286,000 – one tenth of what UPS and FedEx counterparts receive

The chief executive of the U.S. Postal Service was paid less than one tenth of what her counterparts at competitors UPS and FedEx received last year. Postmaster General Megan Brennan’s salary during Fiscal Year 2016 was $286,137, the USPS revealed today in a financial statement (Page 72 of this PDF). The total value of her…

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USPS Reports $5.6 billion net loss in Fiscal Year 2016 

The Postal Service has reported a net loss of approximately $5.6 billion for fiscal 2016 (Oct. 1, 2015-Sept. 30, 2016), compared to a $5.1 billion loss for the previous fiscal year. The fiscal 2016 loss was driven by mandated retiree health benefits expenses. If this prefunding obligation was excluded, USPS would have recorded net income…

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