Owney the Mail Dog Still Lives, Sort of, in DC

By Matt Blitz – September 4, 2015 Before Rin Tin Tin, Sergeant Stubby, Lassie and Checkers, there was Owney the dog. During the late 19th century, this terrier-mix was the most famous dog in America, if not the world. As the Railway Mail Service’s mascot, he rode the rails delivering smiles and mail across the…

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APWU Presentation: Enforcing end of the year Line H obligations

Dear Unionist, You registered and/or participated at our yesterday’s “End of the Fiscal Year Webinar.” Please find attached the presentation and the XL calculation form as promised during the presentation. The presentation is set to be repeated with much detail at the Upcoming “All Craft” Conference in Las Vegas on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning….

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FTC continues probing Staples-Office Depot merger

By Josh Kosman – September 3, 2015 Staples and Office Depot may soon get schooled by the Feds on their attempted merger. The Federal Trade Commission in the last several days has sent out a second round of subpoenas to Staples and Office Depot customers after already conducting a full review of the merger proposal,…

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More than 800 USPS Network Operations managers recently met at NCED

More than 800 Network Operations managers from across the country recently met and brainstormed strategies to increase process efficiencies and reduce costs — all while improving service performance. It’s a tall order, but one that Network Operations VP Linda Malone says postal employees are ready for. “Our employees have done a fantastic job improving customer…

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Submit Comments on Private Mail Hauler’s Exemption Application for Hours of Service of Drivers

Click Here to submit your comments on why private subcontractors should not be on the road for more than 14 hours without an adequate break.

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OPM, DoD Announce Identity Theft Protection and Credit Monitoring Contract

Victims of Cybercrime to Receive Three Years of Services September 1, 2015 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) today announced the award of a $133,263,550 contract to Identity Theft Guard Solutions LLC, doing business as ID Experts, for identity theft protection services for 21.5…

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Video: Search for missing mail reveals serious problems at Richmond P&DC

By Kristin Smith – September 1, 2015 SANDSTON, Va. (WRIC) — A Richmond man is on a mission to find his missing mail. In April, photographer Steve Carr filled an envelope with negatives and shipped it off to a photo lab in California, but that envelope never made it to its destination. As a result,…

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