Video: U.S. Postal Service to Begin Cuts in Service Monday

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The U.S. Postal Service plans to slow down delivery of first class mail on Monday as part of cost-cutting efforts in 2015. First class mail consists of the bills and cards sent through the mail. As customers send more email and pay more bills online, the volume of first class mail has…

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USPS Network Rationalization Service Standard Impacts

Published by USPS on January 2, 2015 The postal facility consolidation proposals developed in accordance with the USPS Handbook PO-408 Area Mail Processing (AMP) guidelines that are part of the Network Rationalization Plan were submitted for public comment and acted upon by postal management in early 2012. Consistent with Pub.L. 109-435, Title III, § 302(c)(3)(D)(ii),…

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APWU Treasurer in South Dakota Indicted for Embezzlement

On November 4, Susan Haugen, former treasurer of the South Dakota chapter of the American Postal Workers Union (APWU), was charged in U.S. District Court for the District Court of South Dakota with three counts of embezzling $36,309 in funds from the Huron, S.D.-based union. According to the grand jury indictment, Haugen, now 55, during…

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OWCP Medical File Hack Affected Nearly Half a Million Postal Workers

Network intruders compromised health information on current and former U.S. Postal Service employees who filed for workers’ compensation, USPS officials say. The files were accessed during a previously reported September cyber intrusion that netted the Social Security numbers of about 800,000 USPS employees. Details of the health data breach are just now being revealed for the first time….

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Where have all the blue boxes gone?

Finding a good old-fashioned mailbox where you can drop off a letter is becoming almost as difficult as finding a pay phone. The iconic blue boxes are getting to be few and far between. Fifteen years ago, there were almost 400,000 collection boxes in the country. Now there are fewer than 160,000 of them, and…

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Video: USPS Personnel Files Litter Street Near Whitehall Postal Processing Plant Fire

Whitehall, Ohio (Rob Wells) – A Whitehall woman says she was cleaning up debris that blew into her yard New Year’s Day from a burned out postal facility when she did a double take at what she found. Jackie Gray said debris and rubble from the Whitehall Postal processing plant has been blowing through her neighborhood…

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Sisters and Brothers: Please adapt this press release to your local circumstances and send it out to local media

For Immediate Release 15/1/15 – Contact: (xxxxx name, phone number, email) On January 5, 2015 Overnight Delivery of First Class Mail will end throughout the country: unless there is Congressional action, a ruling by the Postal Board of Governors, or PMG action to postpone the changes. xxxxxxxx Postal Mail Processing Center is slated for closure on…

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Postmaster General to Speak at National Press Club in Washington DC on January 6

As Retirement Approaches, Patrick Donahoe Reflects on Career and Current Postal Issues WASHINGTON, Dec. 31, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — What:   The National Press Club Newsmakers Speech Who:     Postmaster General & CEO Patrick R. Donahoe When:  Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015 / 10 a.m. ET Where: The National Press Club Murrow Room 529 14th St. NW, 13th…

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