USPS: New FEHB option available to employees this year

You’ll have a new option when choosing your health coverage during this year’s open season: Self Plus One. If you’re currently enrolled in a Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) coverage plan, you’ve always had the option of choosing Self Only or Self and Family for your coverage. Self Plus One offers coverage for you and…

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Baltimore Teacher: ‘Boycott Staples!’

Web News Article #: 162-20150 8/17/2015 – A Baltimore teacher took it upon himself to make a “Boycott Staples” sign and protest in front of the York Road location on Aug. 15. “I was out there in solidarity with postal workers who are seeing their jobs transferred to for-profit corporations,” explained Myles Hoenig, who is…

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Philly Vet, 89, Joins Stop Staples Campaign

Web News Article #: 161-2015 08/17/2015 – An 89-year-old Philadelphia veteran is the latest supporter of the Stop Staples campaign. A group of activists from the Philadelphia PA Area Local were handing out flyers in front of a Staples store in Springfield, PA, on Aug. 13, when they met the elderly gent on his way…

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The relationship of USPS lease costs and lessor location

August 17, 2015 Earlier this month Dakotafire Media published a couple of very good articles about the ownership arrangements for post offices. It’s an important issue, since about three-fourths of the country’s post offices operate in spaces leased by the Postal Service. As noted in a recent OIG report, the Postal Service leases more than…

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Postal inspectors offer $50,000 reward to ID man who attacked Harrisburg mail carrier

By Christine Vendel – August 14, 2015 HARRISBURG- Postal inspectors papered Allison Hill in Harrisburg Friday with posters offering a $50,000 reward in connection with the assault of a mail carrier two weeks ago. The carrier was trying to track down a package that had fallen out of his satchel during his route July 31…

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Nemacolin, PA post office closing puzzles residents

By Natalie Reid Miller – August 16, 2015 Twelve miles may not seem like much, but for some Nemacolin residents, it’s way too far. Nemacolin Post Office closed Saturday, notifying customers by placing a sign on the door. The sign directs customers to Carmichaels Post Office, more than 12 miles away, for their mail pickup….

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A Grand Alliance delegation meets with Postmaster General

On August 13, a delegation representing six signatories to A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service met with the Postmaster General, Megan Brennan at Postal Headquarters in Washington, D.C. This meeting was a historic first for the Alliance as we continue to build towards a vibrant public Postal Service for generations to come….

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Beware! Postal Attendance Terrorism on the Rise in Western Region

At the Santa Ana P&DC, a new USPS Plant Manager (and former Maintenance Operations Manager), Jeff Vibbert, is apparently ramping up the Postal Attendance Terrorism policy in an effort to impress and please his bosses while laying the groundwork for a new assault on employees who choose to use their earned leave benefits. The following…

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