USPS OIG: An Address of One’s Own

More than half of people on this planet do not have an address, according to a Universal Postal Union (UPU) report. Without an official address, they have difficulty applying for government services, social benefits, or, in some cases, even obtaining a train pass. They cannot open bank accounts and may not be able to get…

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USPS: Employees required to take cyber security course

The Postal Service has introduced an online training course to help employees better protect information in the workplace. The brief course, CyberSafe 101: Passwords and Phishing, is required for all employees with ACE user IDs. The deadline for completion is Sept. 30. The course will provide employees with a basic understanding of information security. Participants…

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Fort Greene Seniors Notch Victory In Securing USPS Mobile Van

By Heather Chin – July 10, 2015 One of the age-friendly programs touted as a big win for senior citizens at last week’s Age-Friendly Neighborhood announcement was the impending arrival of a mobile MetroCard van AND a USPS mobile van. “During discussions this past year, our Senior Advisory Council indicated that bringing [these]vans to Myrtle…

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Postal delivery issues linger in Northland

By Brady Slater – July 11, 2015 The Duluth mail processing center on the 2800 block of West Michigan Street remains fully staffed — but the delivery time of letters it handles appears to be falling behind the U.S. Postal Service’s new two-day local standard. “You talk about frustrating,” said James Linder, a local landlord…

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Court rules AT&T can punish employees for wearing ‘prisoner’ T-shirts to work

[maxgallery id=”38863″]By Brian Fung – July 10, 2015 AT&T didn’t break the law when it forbade its technicians and other public-facing employees from wearing T-shirts emblazoned with the words “Inmate” and “Prisoner of AT$T,” a federal appeals court ruled Friday. The ruling overturns a decision by the National Labor Relations Board and permits AT&T to…

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APWU: Sending a Message to the Postmaster General

Web News Article #: 144-2015 07/10/2015 – Dozens of people signed postcards declaring ‘I Stand with Postal Workers’ at the Alliance for Retired Americans’ Legislative and Political conference on July 7.  Seen here are retired members of the United Auto Workers from Ohio and Virginia. “Conferences, festivals, fairs, shopping malls and post offices are all…

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EEOC: Americans with Disabilities Act Charges for FY 1997- FY 2014

The following chart represents the total number of charges filed and resolved under the ADA. Receipts include all charges filed under the ADA and those filed concurrently under Title VII, EPA, and ADEA. Therefore, the sum of receipts for all statutes will exceed total charges received. The data are compiled by the Office of Research,…

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Is the Postal Service Primed for Amazon Prime Day?

July 11, 2015 Next Wednesday is Amazon Prime Day, a huge promotion that one postal expert predicts will overwhelm the U.S. Postal Service. Amazon is celebrating its 20th anniversary on July 15 with a one-day online shopping event that will offer “more deals than Black Friday” to members of Amazon Prime, including those who sign…

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