Former Treasurer of South Dakota APWU gets probation for theft of $30,000

By Mark Walker – April 11, 2016 The former treasurer of the South Dakota Postal Workers Union who admitted to embezzling more than $30,000 was sentenced Monday to one year of federal probation. Susan M. Haugen was indicted on three counts of embezzlement and theft of labor union assets. She took a deal with prosecutors…

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Postal Service Agents Will Trawl Facebook, Dating Sites to Root Out Fraud

By Aliya Sternstein – April 11, 2016 A dishonest Postal Service employee, citing a bad back, says she can’t lift a thing, files for workers’ compensation, collects a paycheck and stays home from work. A simple visit to her Facebook page, however, shows the purportedly injured employee lifting weights at a bodybuilding competition. That hypothetical situation…

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Senator Carper Reiterates Need for Congress to Pass Postal Reform Legislation

Press Release – Apr 11 2016 WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), the top Democrat on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, reiterated the need for Congress to act and pass much needed postal reform legislation, particularly in light of the expiration of the court-mandated emergency surcharge on U.S. Postal Service…

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APWU: Nancy Olumekor Appointed Retirees Department Director

Web News Article #: 081-2016 Nancy Olumekor was appointed Retirees Department director by President Dimondstein, and the appointment was approved by the National Executive Board. Prior to her appointment, she was a Clerk Craft National Business Agent in the Eastern Region, a position she held for 16 years. Olumekor retired from postal employment in 2013…

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APWU: Judy Beard to Take the Reins as Legislative Director

Web News Article #: 081-2016 04/11/2016 – APWU President Mark Dimondstein has appointed Judy Beard to serve as Legislative and Political director, effective April 16. She will fill the vacancy created when John Marcotte becomes Health Plan director following the retirement of William Kaczor. In accordance with APWU Constitution, the National Executive Board approved the…

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USPS OIG Report: Passport to Excellence

April 11, 2016 (RARC-WP-16-008) Despite $216 million in revenue from providing passport services in FY 2015, the Postal Service has been processing fewer passport applications than before. The OIG has identified three areas of customer service that could be improved with simple changes, leading to a greater number of passport applications processed. Successful passport services…

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OSHA cites Urbandale, Iowa postal facility for violations

Associated Press – April 11, 2016 URBANDALE — A federal safety agency has cited the U.S. Postal Service distribution center in Urbandale for one new and two repeated safety violations. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration said in a news release Monday that the citations follow an October 2015 OSHA investigation of…

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