OIG Audit Report: U.S. Postal Service Cybersecurity Functions

Audit Report – IT-AR-15-008 – 07/17/2015 Cybersecurity is the body of processes, practices, and technology designed to protect networks, computers, programs, and data from attack, damage, or unauthorized access. In November 2014, the U.S. Postal Service announced a significant cyber intrusion had occurred that compromised large amounts of data. This report addresses cybersecurity functions of…

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The New Forever Stamp Series the USPS Hopes Will Get Hipsters Back to the Post Office

By Steven Heller – July 18, 2015 In 1967, the United States Postal Service issued a new five-cent postage stamp to celebrate Henry David Thoreau’s 150th birthday. The stamp proved exceedingly popular, but not for the reasons the USPS might have guessed: The scraggly-bearded portrait of Thoreau by Leonard Baskin became a generational emblem among…

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OPM Handbook on Workplace Flexibilities and Work-Life Programs for Elder Care (July 2015)

I. Introduction The Federal Government offers a wide array of workplace flexibilities and work-life programs that can be combined in many ways to achieve the type of flexibility that allows employees time off for elder caregiving needs. To build on our record of leadership through better education and training, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management…

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USPS: “Under No Circumstances” should employees be charging personal cell phones using Government Outlets and Computers

“Postal Banana Policy“ Somebody slipped on a banana peel at some post office somewhere. Response: “No one will ever eat a banana in the post office ever again.”

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Post office gives ‘lifeline’ to community 12 miles out to sea

By Lauren Abbate – July 18, 2015 If the winds are blowing southeast, as they were Tuesday morning, chances are that when the Laura B. leaves Port Clyde Harbor on its daily 7 a.m. summer freight run to Monhegan Island, the vessel is leaving in a sheet of fog, according to its deckhands. As the…

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Phoenix needs experienced Maintenance Mechanics (PS-07)

Via Phoenix Metro Area Maintenance Craft Director Mike Isaacson: Phoenix needs experienced Maintenance Mechanics (PS-07). If you are interested make sure you update your eReassign information. You may also contact Terry Cook, Manager Maintenance Operations at 602-225-3018 for more specifics. Also see MS Word version: Phoenix Maintenance Recruitment Poster [docx]  

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Hillary Clinton Faces Unrest Among Organized Labor

By Sam Frizell – July 16, 2015 Labor activists are deeply divided over Hillary Clinton’s candidacy Hillary Clinton had good reason to celebrate Saturday. The American Federation of Teachers, a 1.6-million strong union of teachers, nurses and higher education faculty endorsed her, adding a key working-class voice to a campaign that has so far lacked…

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W. PA Postal Workers Solidarity Committee July 6 Update: “Most of you still don’t get it!”

Dear Pittsburgh Metro Member, Most of you still don’t get it! The Staple’s rally that was held at the McKnight store after you received the June 8 letter saw @ 40 demonstrators. There was a good mix of Letter Carriers as well as APWU members, family members, and retirees. The Committee expresses our recognition and…

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