APWU: Months before post office tragedy, employees complained about parking lot safety

By Caitlin Mota – April 22, 2016 KEARNY — Months before a Jersey City woman was fatally struck by a van at the post office where she worked, employee representatives had asked that safety improvements be made to the facility’s parking lot. Today marks one month since 54-year-old Nadia Assad died after being struck by…

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FCA awarded $95,725,791 contract for additional Extended Capacity Delivery Vehicles

April 19, 2016 This notice is to announce the award of a contract modification issued to exercise the option quantity under Line Item No. 002 of Contract No. 3DVPRT-15-B-0057.  The option is to purchase an additional 3,339 vehicles at the same fixed price as the base quantity under Line Item No. 001. Source: ECDV – Extended Capacity Delivery Vehicles…

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USPS OIG Report: The Postal Service’s Handling of OWCP Claim Forms

Background In fiscal years (FY) 2014 and 2015, the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) provided over $1 billion in annual workers’ compensation benefits to U.S. Postal Service workers for personal injury, disease, or death sustained while working. The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Workers’ Compensation Program (OWCP) administers the FECA for the Postal…

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Tough year for PMG Megan Brennan

By Bill McAllister – April 22, 2016 It’s been a rough start for the nation’s 74th postmaster general.  Since taking office in February 2015, Megan J. Brennan has endured setback after setback in her attempts to right the troubled United States Postal Service. Both Congress and the federal courts have rejected her repeated pleas to…

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USPS: New video highlights #PostalProud initiative

A new video shows how the Postal Service’s search for ways to improve delivery helped spark the #PostalProud movement. “It began with a question,” a narrator states at the beginning of the video. “We set out on a journey asking ourselves: How can we better deliver with care?” The search for answers led to a…

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Sen. Carper’s Statement on Nomination of the Hon. Jeffrey A. Rosen to be a USPS Governor

Thursday, April 21, 2016 WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs held the hearing, “Nomination of the Honorable Jeffrey A. Rosen to be a Governor, U.S. Postal Service.”  Below is the opening statement of Ranking Member Tom Carper (D-Del.), as prepared for delivery: “Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for moving…

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