USPS OIG Blog: Putting a Stamp on Good Causes

February 1, 2016 Would you pay more for a postage stamp if the extra money went to support a cause you consider important? Many people would, and do. It’s the idea behind semipostal stamps. You may be familiar with the Breast Cancer Research semipostal stamp, but might not know about its history or the semipostal…

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Debate/Poll: Should the U.S. Postal Service be privatized?

Costco’s February 2016 edition of The Costco Connection has a 2 page article debating privatization of the USPS. Click Here or on the page images below to take part in the debate and vote NO in the poll. Source: The Costco Connection Related: Attention Shoppers! Costco Wants to Know: Should USPS Be Privatized? | APWU  

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APWU-Staples NLRB Case: Secret Document Exposes USPS Privatization Planning

Web News Article #: 012-2016 01/29/2016 – A document unearthed in proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) reveals why the APWU is adamant that the Postal Service’s deal with Staples – and others like it – must be stopped. The March 26, 2012, document exposes the secret privatization recommendation a Postal Service consultant…

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The world’s largest mailbox has come to a small town in Illinois

The box was built recently on Main Street in Casey (approximate population: 2,700). The box measures 5,473 cubic feet, setting a mark recognized by Guinness World Records. The mailbox is more than a tourist attraction. It’s also functional — customers can mail cards and letters from it. “This is fun for the community and it…

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OPM Announces a FEHB Program Limited Enrollment Period for Active Federal Employees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Wednesday, January 27, 2016 WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) will administer a Limited Enrollment Period for active employees enrolled in the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program. This Limited Enrollment Period will run from February 1, 2016 until February 29, 2016. “A record number of FEHB…

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Former postal inspector to serve 3 years for possessing stolen mail, marijuana trafficking

By Jason Green – January 27, 2016 SAN JOSE — A once-heralded postal inspector was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for possessing stolen U.S. mail, including a gun silencer and a silver bar, and marijuana trafficking, federal prosecutors said. Quan Pham Howard, 53, of Saratoga, is expected to begin serving his sentence on…

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