USPS wants to go high-tech without losing jobs

By Zach Noble – August 26, 2015 Think your mail carrier can evolve? The U.S. Postal Service does. Kelley Sullivan, an IT program manager at the agency, fully expects that tomorrow’s USPS will have new technology but not, she hopes, fewer employees. “The work that they’re doing will change,” she said at an Aug. 25…

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Where will Flint’s downtown post office go?

By Ron Fonger – August 25, 2015 FLINT, MI — A representative of the United States Postal Service says the agency is looking at several possible locations for a new downtown post office branch, including the building it recently moved out of. “Several locations have been identified … Our plan is to look at those…

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Video: Pecos Postmaster Accused of Racial Discrimination

By Julia Deng – August 25, 2015 PECOS, Texas – A group of U.S. Postal Service mail carriers accused a Pecos postmaster of racial discrimination, civil rights advocates and union leaders said. According to grievances filed with LULAC, the League of United Latin American Citizens, postmaster David Neilon allegedly instructed Pecos Post Office employees not…

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FBO: Rental of Motor Vehicles for USPS Delivery Operations

Solicitation Number: 3D-15-A-0209 Agency: United States Postal Service Office: Supplies and Services Purchasing Location: Vehicles CMC The U.S. Postal Service will rent minivan cargo vans and cargo vans (low, medium and high roof) up to 2 tons capacity for delivery of packages and to fill in for vehicles out of service. The contract will extend…

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APWU, USPS Resolve Dispute Over CDL Training

Web News Article #: 167-2015 08/24/2015 – The APWU and USPS agreed on a Memorandum of Understanding re: Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Training for Automotive Mechanics and Technicians on Aug 18, Motor Vehicle Service Craft Director Michael O. Foster has announced. The dispute arose in 2001, when the Postal Service unilaterally waived the requirement that…

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Rep Fortenberry complains of slow mail delivery to PMG; days later his townhall invites get delayed

By Henry J. Cordes – August 24, 2015 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska recently sent a letter to the U.S. postmaster sharing Nebraskans’ grievances over slow mail delivery, including overdue charges because of late credit card payments and delayed arrival of prescription drugs. Then, just days later, Fortenberry found himself with a major snail mail…

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USPS OIG Blog: What’s in Store for Neighborhood Logistic Services?

It’s now the norm to see doorstep delivery of groceries, medication, dry cleaning, oversized patio furniture, and basically anything else you can think of. And we expect those deliveries on demand, sometimes even the same day we place the order. Technology has raised consumer expectations and, in turn, those expectations are spawning an avalanche of…

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USPS Workplace Harassment: Know Your Rights! Take Responsibility!

Attached is a package of USPS Workplace Harassment documents and information as listed below: USPS Zero Tolerance Policy – Letter (Feb 2015) USPS Publication 308 – Know Your Rights: A Guide for Victims & Witnesses of Federal Crimes (Feb 1998) USPS Poster 159 [Blue Intranet Presentation] – Workplace Harassment (Feb 2015) USPS Publication 553 – Employee’s Guide…

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