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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Former Letter Carrier who landed gyrocopter on Capitol lawn gets 4 months

By Jessica Gresko – April 21, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — A Florida man who landed a one-person gyrocopter on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington in 2015 as a stunt to protest the influence of money in politics was sentenced Thursday to spend four months in jail. In sentencing 62-year-old Douglas Hughes, Judge…

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APWU: Workers Memorial Day is April 28 – Stand Up for Safe Jobs!

Web News Article #: 085-2016 04/19/2016 – The labor movement will observe Workers Memorial Day on Thursday, April 28, to commemorate those who have been killed or injured on the job and to revitalize the fight for workplace safety. The event coincides with the anniversary of the passage of the Occupational Safety and Health Act…

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USPS: Safe Driver Award nominations due April 30

The National Safety Council will accept nominations for the 2016 Joseph M. Kaplan Safe Driver Award until Thursday, April 30. The award recognizes USPS drivers with outstanding safety records. Here’s the criteria: Nominees must meet the minimum requirement of driving for 15 years or 100,000 miles without a preventable accident. Nominees must be full-time drivers…

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USPS: Container Tracking System introduced

The Postal Service is using technology to track mail containers as they’re transported throughout the USPS network. The Container Tracking System displays transportation schedules and container scanning activity in near-real time, allowing managers to make adjustments to meet processing and delivery targets. The system is part of the Postal Service’s broader efforts to use data…

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