USPS Statement on COVID-19-related funding

USPS News Release – April 2, 2021 The U.S. Postal Service continues to track our COVID-19-Related Operating Expenses consistent with our understanding with the Department of the Treasury. As of March 31, 2021, we have been reimbursed for such expenses in the cumulative amount of $8.648B pursuant to the terms of the CARES Act as…

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USPS: Honoring victims of the U.S. Capitol attack

President Joe Biden has ordered U.S. flags flown at half-staff to honor the victims of the April 2 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Flags should be flown at half-staff until Tuesday, April 6, at sunset. To fly the flag at half-staff, hoist the flag to the peak for an instant and then lower it to…

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Former Secretary-Treasurer of APWU Oklahoma Local pleads guilty to theft of $95,100

On March 24, 2021, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, Brenda G. Walters, former Secretary-Treasurer of American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Muskogee Area Local 7 (located in Muskogee, Okla.), pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement of union funds in the amount of $95,100, in violation of 29 U.S.C….

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USPS: Caring Letters Program curbs veteran suicides

Mail call has always been a morale-boosting military tradition, but it turns out that mail can do more than improve a service member’s disposition — it can also save their life. Last summer, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched the Caring Letters Program, which mails recurring messages to veterans enrolled in VA health…

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USPS: PMG discusses Delivering for America in new video

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy discusses the Postal Service’s new 10-year plan in his latest all-employee video message. The plan, called Delivering for America, aims to modernize the organization while increasing its role and relevance to the nation. USPS released the plan March 23. Delivering for America commits $40 billion to fund: • A new delivery…

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USPS OIG Report: Management of HCR Contractor Failures at the NJ International NDC

Background This report presents the results of our self-initiated audit to assess the management of Highway Contract Route (HCR) irregularities due to contractor failure at the New Jersey International (NJI) Network Distribution Center (NDC). Late trips occur when various conditions cause a delay in the arrival or departure of transportation beyond the scheduled times. When…

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USPS OIG Report: Impact of Pandemic on Postal Service Finances

Objective On March 13, 2020, the President of the U.S. issued the national emergency declaration concerning the COVID-19 pandemic (pandemic). During the ongoing pandemic, the U.S. Postal Service provided essential services as part of the nation’s critical infrastructure by continuing to process and deliver mail and packages. The pandemic continues to have an unpredictable impact…

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USPS: Limits on travel extended for business and training

The Postal Service has extended its restrictions on business travel, including travel for training, until at least June 7. Exceptions are permitted only in situations of critical importance and for which a physical presence is required and cannot be postponed. Officers should review all travel requests with this policy in mind. When travel is necessary,…

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