Tampa postal inspector admits to stealing money orders from mail

By Patty Ryan – December 16, 2015 TAMPA — Postal inspectors are the cops of the U.S. Postal Service, protecting carriers and ensuring trust in the mail. They’re usually the ones pointing out wrongdoing, sometimes testifying at criminal trials. But a Tampa postal inspector resigned in disgrace in July and admits to embezzling $5,000 in…

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City of Pembroke Pines sells old post office, makes $5.7M profit

The massive postal distribution center here, which once processed tens of thousands of letters and parcels daily, will undergo a major transformation — and provide a healthy boost to city coffers. Last October the city bought the 27-acre site at the corner of Dykes Road and Pines Boulevard for $17.8 million. Tuesday, officials announced it…

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FEGLI: Premium Changes, Open Season in 2016

By John Grobe – December 15, 2015 Upon receiving the leave and earnings statement for the first full pay-period of 2016, many employees will notice that their premiums for Federal Employees Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) have increased. HR offices are used to fielding calls on this topic each January. Retirees might notice a change in…

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Why This Counts: Slips, Trips, and Falls in the Workplace

By Erica L. Groshen – BLS Commissioner December 11, 2015 Every so often as I walk down the halls of the BLS headquarters building in Washington, D.C., I notice a few drips of coffee or water on our otherwise shiny floors. My first reaction is to stoop down and wipe up the spill, or to…

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APWU: $56 Million Payment Delayed

Web News Article #: 230-2015 12/15/2015 – The Postal Service failed to complete processing of a $56 million payment to clerks in small offices in time for the holidays, the union has learned. Management blamed the delay on a computer glitch technicians encountered when they attempted to upload the payments, said APWU Assistant Clerk Craft…

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Video: Widow of Postal Worker Denied Death Benefits

The Federal Office of Workers’ Compensation says there’s not enough evidence to establish what led to the fatal injury of the worker, a 28-year-veteran of the United States Postal Service. [maxgallery id=”43045″] By Vicky Nguyen, Liz Wagner and Felipe Escamilla December 14, 2015 An East Bay widow whose husband died after he sustained a serious…

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