America’s Toughest Turnaround: Brennan’s Mission To Save The Postal Service

By Richard Harris – June 9, 2015 In the spacious corner office on the 10th floor of the U.S. Postal Service headquarters in Washington, D.C. hangs a framed portrait of Benjamin Franklin, America’s first Postmaster General. His eyes appear to be fixed on the woman behind the desk, the first woman to occupy the office…

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Federal cyber protection knocked as outdated, behind schedule

The Hill - Opinion

By Cory Bennett – June 9, 2015 The main system used by the federal government to protect sensitive data from hacks has been plagued by delays and criticism that it is already outdated — months before it is even fully implemented. The Einstein system is intended to repel cyberattacks like the one revealed last week…

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NALC to conduct special election for director of retired members

June 8, 2015 The U.S. Department of Labor has advised the NALC that it has rejected complaints filed by four unsuccessful candidates in the 2014 election of national officers, with one exception: At the Department’s request, NALC will conduct a special election for the office of director of retired members. As previously reported, in December…

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USPS OIG Blog: Who We Are and What We Do

Sometimes it can be confusing to keep track of who does what in this postal world. The U.S. Postal Service has a wide range of stakeholders, including a few entities with oversight responsibilities. We, the Office of Inspector General (OIG), are one of those entities. The OIG, an independent agency within the Postal Service, maintains…

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USPS OIG Audit Report: Area Mail Processing Consolidations

Background In 2011, the U.S. Postal Service announced the Network Rationalization Initiatives (NRI), which involved potentially consolidating or closing 252 of 487 mail processing facilities. During 2012 and 2013, the Postal Service consolidated 141 mail processing facilities during Phase 1 of the NRI. The projected annual savings were about $865 million. In the summer of…

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APWU: Postal Retirees May be Affected by OPM Data Breach

Web News Article #: 119-2015 06/08/2015 – Postal retirees may be among those affected by a breach in the computer system of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Retirees Department Director Judy Beard reports. OPM announced June 4 that the records of 4 million current and former federal employees were compromised in a cyber attack…

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